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Old 08-13-2012, 10:46 PM
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Hey Guys,

This is my first post here and frankly I can't tell you enough how happy I am to discover this forum!. I had all but given up on my hair problem, and to be honest was so traumatised everytime i had to meet someone i have'nt seen in 1-2 years or uploading photos on FB or emailing someone with my fotos-confidence is @ an all time low-any wayz enough about me.
I've checked out several HT clinics in Melbourne and had virtual consultation with some in sydney/perth. All seem to be of the common consensus that i would require about 3000 grafts. Their prices vary from surgeon/clinic to s/Clinic.
My questions are :-Am i right in thinking that these clinics are only equipped to handle about 3k grafts only?
Whilst doing research on HT overseas, I came across India and thailand (Dr bhatti - India) (Dr Path-bangkok & Dr laorwong-phuket, thailand) and i somehow get the impression they can do larger amts of grafts. Is there a known limit that the body can handle?
-Also price, i notice that the India & thailand ones are much cheaper compared to those in Aus, Can any one provide reviews of those surgeons mentioned above?
-Whilst i am aware that you only get what you pay for, i am not the richest-going around and $$ is obviously a concern-any advice from you would be valued.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:50 PM
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Mystique,

I highly recommend reviewing our list of recommended hair restoration physicians here along with the criteria we use to screen them.

Dr. Pathomvanich is a highly esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent hair restoration physicians.

In India we recommend both Dr. Pathuri Madhu and Dr. Radha Palakurthi.

A fundamental rule of hair transplant surgery is not to allow cost and proximity rule your decision. But, you can find world class services at competitive prices in many areas around the world. Be sure to check out the many other clinics we recommend around the world.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:18 AM
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:37 AM
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Don't even bother with clinic's in Australia. I went to Dr Path in Thailand and the price although was half of what I was quoted in Australia the quality was much better. Don't let location be a deciding factor or else you will surely regret it in the end.

A Melbourne clinic did a consultation with me and said I could only get around 2500 grafts and that will only cover till about half way on the mid scalp. In the end I got over 3800 grafts and only have a small patch on my crown that is noticable.

But if price is also a deciding factor, the whole procedure in Thailand plus airfare and 5 star acommodation (for 2 people) was about $5KAUD less than what I was quoted by the clinic in Melbourne. Plus I had an absolute blast in Bangkok!!!!
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Thanks guyz for your responses, much appreciated....
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:29 PM
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I agree with the others. I need about 1,500-2,000 grafts and I am saving up to get it done in the US. I was planning on going for a holiday anyway so this way, I can do both at once.
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Hey Guys,

This is my first post here and frankly I can't tell you enough how happy I am to discover this forum!. I had all but given up on my hair problem, and to be honest was so traumatised everytime i had to meet someone i have'nt seen in 1-2 years or uploading photos on FB or emailing someone with my fotos-confidence is @ an all time low-any wayz enough about me.
I've checked out several HT clinics in Melbourne and had virtual consultation with some in sydney/perth. All seem to be of the common consensus that i would require about 3000 grafts. Their prices vary from surgeon/clinic to s/Clinic.
My questions are :-Am i right in thinking that these clinics are only equipped to handle about 3k grafts only?
Whilst doing research on HT overseas, I came across India and thailand (Dr bhatti - India) (Dr Path-bangkok & Dr laorwong-phuket, thailand) and i somehow get the impression they can do larger amts of grafts. Is there a known limit that the body can handle?
-Also price, i notice that the India & thailand ones are much cheaper compared to those in Aus, Can any one provide reviews of those surgeons mentioned above?
-Whilst i am aware that you only get what you pay for, i am not the richest-going around and $$ is obviously a concern-any advice from you would be valued.
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Hey buddy,

I share the exact same pain as you. My confidence from hairloss is so shattered that I honestly think about it over 100 times a day. Whenever I see somebody that I havent seen in a while i always just wait for that comment "your losing your hair" or "your going bald". The main reason it effects me so badly is because a haidresser burnt my hair, so i went from normal thick hair to looking 10 years older overnight lol.
I have been on this forum a few months now researching and i would strongly advise you seek a surgeon recommended on this forum. Assuming your still young like me (im 23), research the techniques and what would benefit you most (fue or fut). I personally prefer the FUE method due to the fact I like my hair shorter on the sides.
Dr path in thailand has shown some great results, i have never seen any negative results but the unfortunate thing is i am pretty sure he only does strip surgery.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:27 AM
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MoeyK...M8-I hear you and know exactly how u feel.... Sorry 2 hear about the hair dresser incident-Chin up buddy-research on this forum, bouncing ideas and advise from others + a bit of luck will surely help us beat this, hopefully (no)hair 2day bcomes hair 2morow!...Good luck and thanks for posting on my question...
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Hi,

I had a HT with DHT Clinic in 2010 and I can recommend them to you and they charge $2.80US per graft. Dr laorwong from Absolute Hair Clinic trained with Doctor Pathomvanich a few years ago and I've he is good but I haven't seen that many results.

India is a lot harder to get to than Thailand and you might want to consider this as well. With the high aussie dollar you might also want to consider surgeons in the US. I think Doctor Charles charges $3US per graft.

Good luck with your decision.

Cheers Rod
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:38 AM
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Mystique;

Some very good advice here so far, and i will add that you should not waste any more time looking at aussie clinics as they are simply no good.

I had Dr. Path perform my HT 12 months ago, i could not be any happier with the good doc, his team and the outcome. Staying a week in BK was heaps of fun too..

If you have any questions let me know.

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