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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 02-04-2014, 11:45 PM
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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
Thanks for explanation as to why his FUE's are so cheap.

Hey, if he's a good quality doctor with consistently good HT's, word will get around very fast to any one who does there research and he will get a lot of clients because of his prices. I think that even when he raises the prices it will still be a bargain since he does a set amount of maximum grafts for a certain price, like for example 2600-3500 grafts = 1750 EUR.

Good luck on your HT results, I will be following it.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:33 AM
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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!
Hey abcd, yup I've been on my meds all this time but now I'm done with the antibiotic/painkiller and I'm only on the corticosteroid tablet.
My eyes are so bloody it looks like I've been punched in my eyes for hours! I'm pretty sure its because I was bleeding quite a lot during my surgery. But now the swelling from my eyes is mostly gone, I'll just have to wait for the undercutaneous blood to get absorbed. Time to brag around my new sunglasses! hahah

The donor and the recipient are healing great.

Today is day 5, and since wednesday I've been gently washing the recipient first with the Bepanthol lotion and then with Seba Med shampoo once per day.

Here's pics today:

Recipient (no swelling, no itching, no more bloody crusts just some white scabs which I suppose are just dead skin from the graft implants)


Donor: (no swelling, no itching, no crusts)



What do you guys think?
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Looks great!

Yeah, white crusts are no biggie. Happy healing & growing
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:01 PM
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Your hairline is going to look really good. I am rooting for you, and all other Dr Maral patients, to have great results because I talked to Dr Maral through email(or some one from his clinic) and I too was quoted for 3,500 grafts. But for me it's all over the scalp rather than only the frontal region, because I have balding in the back too. Dr. Maral is not the only HT doctor who said I need 3,500, I was also told by a ISHRS recommended doctor that I will need 3,500 grafts. I hope if I do it with Dr Maral that he gives me 3,000-3,500 grafts in the front similar to yours, and 1,000 in the back because I would like a good hairline, not a high conservative one.

Good luck with your progress. BTW I have a question for you, are concerned that you recipient area looks the way it does? Like kind of dried blood? Or is that common? Your donor area looks like is healing very fast.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:30 PM
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Good luck with your progress. BTW I have a question for you, are concerned that you recipient area looks the way it does? Like kind of dried blood? Or is that common? Your donor area looks like is healing very fast.
I'm not 100% sure, but previous pics I've seen from other operations showed some blood crusts too.
I did bleed more than usual during my transplant, and the technicians had to spray water over my recipient area every 5 minutes or so. Its also true I'm only on day 5 post-op....

Let's see hows its gonna look like at day 7, I'm afraid to rub too much and risk to pulling out graft, so I'd rather have blood crusts for a couple extra days compared to losing the grafts
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:05 AM
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Dry blood is completely normal!! As long as after 2 weeks these are removed that's fine it's very rare that within 7 days all crust are removed ! Follow your drs post op instructions though
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:20 PM
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I don't wanna be a party pooper but is it just me who thinks the grafts have been taken far too low in the donor area where it's likely the follicles are likely to thin once moved to a high dht area in recipient area? In a nut shell follicles have been used that are outside of usable donor safe zone.
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Update I'm now on 12200 Grafts, hair loss has been a thing of my past for years. Also I don't use minoxidil anymore I lost no hair coming off it. Reduced propecia to 1mg every other day.

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Old 02-19-2014, 03:48 PM
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How are you doing?
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Any of you guys knows if Dr Maral does any body hair transplant?
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Any of you guys knows if Dr Maral does any body hair transplant?
I think not, but why don't you ask him directly?
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