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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 03-13-2014, 05:30 PM
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Default 4000 FUE grafts with Dr. Maral

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For me its been now 11 months since I had 4000 FUE grafts hair transplant with Dr. Maral in Istanbul.
First 4 pictures are taken just 2 weeks before the hair transplant and the rest of 14 are taken today.


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Old 03-13-2014, 08:04 PM
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With 4K grafts I would expect a little better result. It's good that the hairline is thick, that implies a good graft survival rate, so the extraction method is solid, at least for single hair grafts. I guess the focus was to repair the hairline and the front view from horizontal angles with single hair grafts. To me the hairline looks a little too perfect, but not bad.

Has anything been transplanted on the top?
If there have been any bigger 2-4 hair grafts placed on top, I think they didn't survive.
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I expect better results than that with 4k grafts.
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I personally would not be pleased with this result... 4,000 grafts should have provided much better density...
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I personally would not be pleased with this result... 4,000 grafts should have provided much better density...
What do you think went wrong? I've seen this happen even with top surgeons, that hair just doesn't grow enough, and it always seems to happen to the same hairloss pattern, and same hair texture from what I have seen. Any ideas on what is going on? Is it lack of taking hair loss meds while having aggressive MPB, therefore as HT hairs grow in, native hairs fall out, and you are back at square one even 12 months after your HT?
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What do you think went wrong? I've seen this happen even with top surgeons, that hair just doesn't grow enough, and it always seems to happen to the same hairloss pattern, and same hair texture from what I have seen. Any ideas on what is going on? Is it lack of taking hair loss meds while having aggressive MPB, therefore as HT hairs grow in, native hairs fall out, and you are back at square one even 12 months after your HT?
I have not been impressed with Dr Maral's work on a whole so I'm tempted to put this down to surgeon/clinic error. Extracting grafts via FUE is not easy and it does take alot of skill and time to master. With the top clinics with bad results, I put it down to human error alot of the time. Physiology does play a part but ask yourself this; If the clinic blames physiology for a bad result, then why do they offer a repair procedure on the same patient? Physiology is a fixed factor. I do believe that even the top clinics have good and bad days. Maybe the techs are not as focused that day or had a late night the night before. Maybe the surgeon had something on his mind and was not totally on the job etc. I have seen top clinics produce a bad result, only to fix it up the second time around which does point to human error playing a big part on bad results, no matter who the surgeon is.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:19 AM
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Don't you guys think the hairline density is OK after all? It's probably 3K worth of single-hair grafts based on what I've seen in my research.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:44 AM
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Hello all
thank you for your comments.
I have kept my hair this long to see how it will look like. I am going to the barber today and will upload some pics after the haircut.

I forgot to upload below pics.






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Without being an expert, it looks to me that the grafts at the vertex didn't survive. Those are supposed to be the bigger 3-4 hair grafts. May be they used a punch that is too small?
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:05 AM
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I think a surgeon is far better targeting a smaller area with 4000 grafts on higher Norwood patients
instead of trying to spread them over the entire surface area as coverage is just too light in my opinion. I have seen some recommended surgeons do it and I question their reasoning for it.

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Dr Maras should have just tried to hit the frontal to midsection in one surgery and then target another area with a second surgery and possibly reinforce the first surgery if necessary. A transplanted crown alone can eat up a high percentage of a donor supply and look thin.
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