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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Discuss and share your photos, experiences and results related to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, including its advantages, disadvantages and who is an ideal candidate.

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Old 02-02-2014, 04:42 PM
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Congratulations! Looks very promising. Welcome to the hat club

A little bleeding from the donor area in the first few days is normal.

Good luck, and happy growing!
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:34 AM
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Hey guys, I'm finally back in my beloved country.

Today is forehead swelling day so I'll keep taking the corticosteroid tablets as prescribed.
Has anyone else experienced this? It looks like my head got hit by a bat or something.

No bleeding/itchyness from donor area or recipient area (yet) but I'm just waiting for it.

I might take a sleeping pill tonight since its still hard to find a comfortable position at night to prevent pain/sweat on the donor area.
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Bleeding from the donor is expected, but if you see blood on the recipient area that is a reason for alarm because it usually means a graft has fallen out.

Yes, I also had swollen forehead on days 3-5, corticosteroids prevented it from going really bad but keeping some ice also helped a lot.

As for the sleeping, perhaps you should avoid taking sleeping pills to prevent your body from relaxing too much and inadvertently hurting the grafts. Just roll a pillow under your head and lie on your back so that your neck is completely bent forward and your chin almost touches your chest. It is surprisingly less uncomfortable than it sounds, and the next morning you'll wake up in exactly the same position
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:00 AM
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Bleeding from the donor is expected, but if you see blood on the recipient area that is a reason for alarm because it usually means a graft has fallen out.

Yes, I also had swollen forehead on days 3-5, corticosteroids prevented it from going really bad but keeping some ice also helped a lot.

As for the sleeping, perhaps you should avoid taking sleeping pills to prevent your body from relaxing too much and inadvertently hurting the grafts. Just roll a pillow under your head and lie on your back so that your neck is completely bent forward and your chin almost touches your chest. It is surprisingly less uncomfortable than it sounds, and the next morning you'll wake up in exactly the same position
Yes, majority of the blood spots were from the donor area. However, today a graft has fallen out from the hairline. I rushed to take off my hat at the passport control and doing so one of the graft got stuck in the fabric and it fell off. I had to wipe the blood from the hole, but its fine now, I'll be more careful!

Ice sounds good, I didnt think about that. Gotta continue taking this Prednol 16mg/metilprednisolone until wednesday but I'm pretty sure majority of the swelling will be gone by then!

I have to try your suggestion for sleeping because in the past couple of nights my sleeping has been awful. I usually sleep on my side plus the donor area was getting sweaty, and this lack of sleep is.. no good hahah.
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I'm about 4 weeks ahead of you and have been documenting a lot. Much of what you are going through I have talked about too as I went through it in the last few weeks.

You can read about it here if you like: http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...emirsoy-2.html

It might help and might also put your mind at ease a bit!
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Hmm, this will be an interesting HT to follow, because it is so cheap, what is the catch? Still, it looks like several members here have nothing but good things to say about the clinic, so I am interested. 4,000-5,000 grafts for 1,800 euro/$2,430? How do they keep the clinic running, pay the technicians, how do they live? Lol.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:46 AM
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Hmm, this will be an interesting HT to follow, because it is so cheap, what is the catch? Still, it looks like several members here have nothing but good things to say about the clinic, so I am interested. 4,000-5,000 grafts for 1,800 euro/$2,430? How do they keep the clinic running, pay the technicians, how do they live? Lol.
Even if Istanbul can be a pretty expensive city to live in, I'm sure the fiscal system in Turkey is way less severe compared to EU or US.
In my country, private medical operations are subject to up to 75% taxes, which ends up in having a total cost of over 10k for 2000-3000 grafts FUE.
Looks like Turkey only has a 8% VAT on medical services/medical products, plus its a country with centralized healthcare and an advanced social welfare system.
Im sure in those 1700-1800 each of us ends up paying to Maral, he can make more than enough to sustain all the clinic costs, and his own paycheck as well with his assistents (which i suppose they're doctors as well? maybe just training? I dont think a nurse would be qualified to perform so much on a patient, at least here) and the driver.

I do expect, however, a rise in his prices as soon as he will start becoming more popular and more of us will share his operations. Exactly like Dr. Erdogan did. And I couldn't blame him at all, hes running a business and hes doing it in a great way.


Today is my day 3, and later I'll post some update pics of my donor/recipient.
I could finally sleep for 10 hours straight and it felt fantastic. Still a bit og yellow oozing from some holes in the donor area, but the swelling from my forehead is now moving to my eyes/nose/cheecks.
I can't wait to start gently washing the recipient area with the two lotions Dr. Maral gave me
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My journey continues, and today its day 3

Donor area: no pain, no more bleeding, some scabs are already peeling off without even trying, and tomorrow its gonna be the first mild wash day (with lotion and shampoo provided by Dr. Maral)





Recipient area; same as above. No pain, no bleeding, no scabbing so far but we'll see how that will be tomorrow with the first wash



Swelling... oh god, where should I even start from?
As we foresaw that yesterday, today it moved to my eyelids and all around the eye.
Kept my head up and icy pack on the area around 20 minutes every hour for the whole afternoon. Right now, my right eye is so swollen I cant even keep it open. Plus, it got some subcutaneous bleeding I guess, since some parts are very bright bloody red.
Hopefully tomorrow it'll migrate to the nose or elsewhere!

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HI... Discovering your thread, that's great cause I feel like I'm back 3 months ago. It was a very close experience to yours, except for your eyes... impressive last pics ! lol . Don't worry it will disappear very soon. I could recommend you to use ALL the package he gave you like I had, till the end of them. Medecines AND lotion ( I think he was advising to use it a few days , I actually used the lotion about 15 days, letting it on my head 1 hour each day before shampoo, and that probably helped me to have a fast healing, and no more marks at all today. )
I wish you all the best, there's no reason that goes wrong, there was only 1 very special case who seemed not to work on this site, all other Maral's patients look satisfied until then.
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Wow, that's a lot of swelling. Are you taking all the medication? Either way, it should be gone after 2-3 days tops.

Why are there so many blood stains on your top? Have you hurt your head?

Glad that your sleep is improving. The density and hairline look really promising!
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