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Old 01-11-2017, 04:14 PM
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Hey all, I'm a 34 year old guy with fine blonde hair that has receded at the hairline and temples a decent amount. I've been perusing this site off and on for years now and have finally decided to pull the trigger on a procedure. I originally was scheduled to go to Belgium for a procedure, but do to the climate of the world these days, have elected to go a different route. I didn't make that decision with ease, as I've seen great surgeries coming out of Belgium, Turkey, and Spain. However, I live in the California Bay Area and have been following Dr John Diep's results closely, and have been impressed. I am of course nervous about the outcome of the procedure, but have been on the fence for far too long and feel like it's time to go for it.

Dr Diep quoted me about 2500 grafts FUE. With all the research I've done, that was about what I was expecting. The fact that my hair is so fine makes me think that I'm going to need 2 surgeries for the density that I want, but so be it if it ends up looking the way that I want it to. I'm also concerned about the temples looking natural. That seems to be one of the more difficult things for surgeons and the techs to get right. Again though, I've seen some good ones come from Diep's office.

While I've mostly seen positive things from Dr Dieps office, I've seen some negative posts on here from a few years back as well, both of which I believe were FUT. I actually called and am going in for a second consultation with Diep next week to ask questions about his techs, my hairline design, how big of a punch they will use, expected yield, etc. My HT is currently scheduled for Feb 18, so just over a month away.

Would love to hear back from past Diep patients or anyone with fine lighter colored hair who's had FUE done to restore hairline and temples.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:33 PM
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Diep has a great track record and some of the best/most youtube video results ever. Just go for it you'll be happy you did. 2000 or so grafts ad you'll be looking great.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:52 PM
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I had a procedure done by Dr Diep. Hairline and temples. About the same hair color and characteristics as you. I am happy, and will go in for another procedure for my crown.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:55 PM
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The two newest videos on his YouTube channel are my donor area postop.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:58 PM
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I think Diep is a fine doctor, a bit too aggressive for my taste in terms of his hairline placements. I say that to you because its obvious you have miniaturization going on in your temporal regions and they will continue to recede, you don't want a hairline that is too low, or not age appropriate if the temporal regions are not also addressed, otherwise it tends to look un-natural. I say go a bit more conservative with an age-appropriate hairline with some recession and you'll be happy for quite a long time, otherwise you'll be chasing that lower hairline with who knows how many more surgeries down the road to keep up.. just my opinion.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:22 PM
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Yeah you're going to lose the area right behind the frontal tuft, it's pretty miniaturized already. Which leads me to believe at some point you'll have to have the entire frontal third reconstructed. I would actually consider FUT with someone like Dr. Gabel who's pretty close to you. But you're only 34 and you need to manage your donor accordingly. The best way to do that is to strip out and then go with FUE.
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The two newest videos on his YouTube channel are my donor area postop.
Wow this is impressive scarring E39 I'm jealous, this is definitely an advantage fair skinned light haired guys have.
Are these your results? If so freaking impressive man!!
Jblonde I imagine the 2,500 is to reconstruct the entire hairline including the tuft, I believe that is the way to go and im fairly certain that is what Dr. Diep would do so that when you do lose that native hair it doesn't look odd or strange.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:32 PM
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Wow this is impressive scarring E39 I'm jealous, this is definitely an advantage fair skinned light haired guys have.
http://youtu.be/0N-WaTKjRL4
Are these your results? If so freaking impressive man!! http://youtu.be/1lZV0gy0qZs
Jblonde I imagine the 2,500 is to reconstruct the entire hairline including the tuft, I believe that is the way to go and im fairly certain that is what Dr. Diep would do so that when you do lose that native hair it doesn't look odd or strange.


The donor is mine. No those aren't my results. He was really happy to see me and my results, and took several videos. Hopefully he uploads them soon. Thanks for the compliment on my donor. I'm very happy with it. I've been trying off and on to take some pics of my results to post here but they always turn out terrible lol.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for the insight and advice guys. E39, I PM'd you. Wondered if you'd mind sending me a couple pictures of your hairline and temples since it looks like our hair profiles are similar?
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Thanks for the insight and advice guys. E39, I PM'd you. Wondered if you'd mind sending me a couple pictures of your hairline and temples since it looks like our hair profiles are similar?


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