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Old 09-13-2012, 11:06 AM
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Stublue,

I highly recommend contacting the Farjo Clinic in the UK. Both Drs. Bessam and Nilofer Farjo are world leaders and in my opinion, perform ultra refined hair transplantation on par with other leading surgeons in the USA and Canada.

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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Richie,

Dr. Feller is great and I know you're his patient and Spex's buddy. But in my opinion, the Farjo Clinic is doing work on par with him and other leading surgeons. Telling others to "forget the UK" is an ancient and false dogma that is misleading and blatantly false.

I suggest that you dust off your calender, recognize that its now 2012 and start giving members modern and accurate advice.

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:52 AM
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Great stuff thanks Bill.

The Farjo clinic just got back to me on my online consultation and have a few questions. So I'll get back to them and will definitely keep them in mind. Defo handier to travel there as opposed to the US or Canada too!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:18 PM
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Stublue,

As mentioned to you in PM early - you have some very solid and reputable clinics near you. Personally i would recommend consulting in person with as many doctors as possible in order to give yourself as much information as possible.

Different docs have different strategies and philosophies however you would be wise to consult most certainly in person with Dr Farjo in the UK, Feriduni and Bisanga along with Deveroye if over there consulting in Brussels. All Drs do good work in my opinion. If you only want FUE then research this technique vigilantly.

Do not rush in. Use all these Docs and rack their brain and ask them to show you real evidence of their work and put you in contact with actual patients and see results in person, do not just rely on pictures. Get informed and educated and do not rush in.

Best of luck and keep us all informed.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:42 PM
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Stublue,

Trust me, scrap the idea of having it done in the UK or Ireland. This is serious surgery here. Go with the top dogs. Hasson and Wong, Rahal, Feller, Shapiro bros and Feriduni are the ones that spring to mind. Bisanga and Lorenzo also for FUE.

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:32 AM
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So had my consultation with Ailesbury Clinic yesterday and met one of their ex-patients today. They assured me I was a very suitable candidate and that I needed around 2,800 hairs (they charge Eur2.50 per hair). However, the surgeon himself didn't meed me so that was disappointing. I commented to the consultant that the lack of positive reviews on forums such as this makes me hesitant and she just said that they don't spend much on marketing! In fairness, they do a lot of procedures and I havent found any bad reviews.

When I met the ex-patient I wasn't that impressed. Lovely guy and his hair wasn't too bad but I have defo seen better on this forum. He also claimed that I could return to work without anyone knowing within 5 days, which seems very optimistic to me!! I also asked him about his research and by the sound of things he did very little. He basically wanted FUE (as do I) and chose Ailesbury because it was close. He hadn't heard of any other clinics and when I mentioned Belgium it was completely over his head.

Overall the experience was worth while and the people seemed very nice. But the clinic is not for me and I dont think its in the same class as the options in Belgium.

So I have pretty much decided to go for Belgium and its between Bisanga and Feriduni (leaning towards Bisanga). Does anyone have any opinion on this? It seems like its much of the same between the two but Bisanga is slightly cheaper and is handier to get to (30mins from Brussels airport).

I have a call with Mick from Farjo clinic on Mon so i'll listen to what he says.
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That is very positive Stublue.

Clinics like that operate by basically getting uneducated patients whom are unaware of what is actually available and possible. It is not really within the clinics interest to educate you either as if they did, you wouldn't be having surgery by them.

They usually have not done their research or due dilligence ( like myself when I was younger) and all want cheap fue.

I would consult with the other surgeons you have listed above.

I had a look through their website and the information they are giving out is incorrect and false!
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You dodged a bullet there with Ailesbury. Good stuff. If you're going with FUE then Bisanga and Feriduni are definitely the guys to go for in Europe. Lorenzo in Madrid too. Those 3 will not steer you wrong and have the results that you would expect given their reputations. Good luck and keep us updated.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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Just a quick update. I have decided to go for Bisanga and have paid the deposit. Step 1 completed!! Surgery is scheduled for Feb-13 so bring it on. I will make sure to keep the forum updated as its an invaluable tool. 2,000

Just as an update I have also decided to stop taking finasteride as I did suffer from sides. My libido definitely suffered and Im just not sure about the long term effects. I know its not ideal to not take the meds after a HT but I will continue to use minoxidil and nizoral shampoo.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:02 AM
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Just a quick pointer here for people to watch out for...

Be careful of companies offering transplants of 2,000 hairs as this is NOT the same as 2,000 grafts.

Each graft can have 1,2,3 or 4 hairs in, therefor a transplant of 2,000 'hairs' could actually be more like 800 grafts.

Thought i'd point that out so you don't get caught out.

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