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Old 01-17-2017, 05:08 PM
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I'm sorry to resurrect this post regarding my personal experience with Dr. Diep. It all started in the beginning of 2012. Yes, some of you might ask, why are you making a follow up post after so long? Which it's a legitimate question to ask, but I also made two posts regarding my experience, and I did not mention the doctors name in the first one, and did not make a official public post. So, why am i posting this??? the answer is simple, I'm tired of suffering and i do not want other potential individuals to go through what i have, and hopefully they will do some of their research before going to this doctor.
I will also post pictures of other peoples reviews and complaints that are posted on various sites, and i'm sure these individuals do not know about this forum, because if they did, then i'm sure they would be vocal about it.
Back to my story. I initially made an appointment with the doctor, to receive a free consultation, and to get a price quote. On my initial appointment, i told the doctor that my main concern was the left and right temporal area. The doctor told me that it would take 1000 grafts and it would plenty to cover those two areas. I asked him, will the density be the same as the other areas???? He replied yes.
So, i told the doctor that, i like to pay extra and get 1200 grafts, just to be safe, and he said sure, no problem. So i made an appointment for my procedure. The big day came, i sat down, they had me sign some more paper work, and gave me some pills which made my super sleepy. Before the procedure started, the lady from the front desk asked me if i was willing to pay extra, so that if there was more grafts left from the strip (FUT) they would use them on my head and not throw them away. Hmm, sure, how much extra is that??? They told me, that i would be charged $400 more, so if there was more than 1200 grafts, they would use them and not waste them. I was like, yeah of course, why would i not pay the extra $400.
So, during the procedure, there were two technicians doing the insert of the grafts, and the doctor came and check up on me two times to make sure everything was okay.
Fast forward to 8-10 months post procedure... I started seeing results, but poor results, as one of the temples or hair line was arched, and the other side was straight, and the Density was not there. So, i made a follow up appointment with the doctor. I went in, and expressed my concerns, and his solution was, we can "FIX" that, and it will be $3000 that i would probably need aditional 200-300 more grafts to fix the problem. At that moment, i asked myself, and i wish i had asked the doctor, so, what happened to the whole phrase "I WARRNTY MY WORK"????
So, i decided not to do the second procedure, that is when i found this great forum. I posted about my experience and a lot of you, said that the results were poor and poor planing, that i should have gotten A LOT more grafts.
I only wish i had found this site before, and had done a lot more research, but i trusted this doctor, trusted that he knew what he was dong, an he knew how many grafts i would need.
So since 2012, i have been wearing my hats' and not going to events where i knew i would have to take my cap/hat off. I have been emotionally distressed and frustrated for a long time, people often ask my why do i always wear a hat? and the ones that i trust knowing they wont judge me or laugh, i take the cap off and show them, and their response is "OMG"
I'm a passive person, and i do believe mistake can happen, So, i decided to give him another chance, to see, what his opinion is, and maybe see how much it would cost to get it fixed, we had a phone conversation, and he told me that i need 1000 grafts, that the procedure would cost me $9000 + but he can give me a $500 discount.. Bottom line is, he does not stand behind his work.
I only hope this post helps others, and helps you understand how important this procedure is, do your research first, YELP, GOOGLE, REALSELF.COM and other sites.
Now, i will be looking into getting this mess fixed, I live in Northern CA, and I have been doing a lot of reading on two certain doctors in the LA area.
Thank you for reading about my experience and thank you for your time.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:57 PM
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that's strange to hear, I've only ever seen quality results from his patients on here. I did hear from a patient about his lack of bedside manner and that he's not big on follow up but then when it grows out well that doesnt really matter. In your case entirely different matter. This isn't the first time I heard about him giving you some meds to knock you out either. Much different than my procedure where I was given some valium to chill out but was very much awake. Still that shouldn't affect results in any way. Did you try reaching out to the mods here to see if they can help you with the doctor as he is approved here? No doubt about it tho, that result isn't good enough and he should be trying to remedy that.

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Old 01-17-2017, 08:18 PM
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^^^^ paragraphs please.

Not trying to be a dick, but really
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FBO,

I'm very sorry to see that your hair transplant results were subpar. I agree that the results do not appear to be appropriate for the number of grafts cited.

Dr. Diep is recommended by the Hair Transplant Network and there are many examples of his quality work shared here not only by his clinic but by satisfied patients so I'm very surprised to read your complaint.

I will be reaching out to Dr. Diep for more information on your case and also to ask that he respond publicly to your concerns. To do so, he may require written permission from you due to medical privacy laws.

Dr. Diep has a demonstrated history of producing excellent results and providing world-class patient care. I'm certain he will stand behind his work.

I encourage you to remain open to communicating with Dr. Diep and providing any information necessary to assist him in addressing your case.
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In addition, I have removed screen shots of reviews from by unknown people from other sites. These are unsubstantiated hearsay. Any of these people are welcome to share their expereinces on our forum firsthand if they wish.

Let's keep this thread about your results and limit it to firsthand experiences.
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Was about to book a consult with the doctor. This thread just slammed brakes on that. Will take a lot of evidence of this doc doing free revision work for failed transplants in order for me to really buy into his guarantee claim...
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I have given up hope to what he or his clinic has to say. I know what I have been going through since day one... Take a look at the original post that I made, and look at the pictures, do you think I needed 200-300 grafts to fix the issue??? You can delete the Screenshots, that's fine, but I encourage anyone reading this post, to read his reviews on Yelp.com, Google, and Realself.com the point of this post was to bring some awareness to the community. Yes, I understand people have posted great results on this forum, but my point is that, when something goes wrong, he does not stand behind his work.
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So did Diep do any of the work? Or these 2 techs?

Your results do seem piss poor & if all this what you say is fact especially putting a gun to your head for extra $400 so no grafts would be toosed away makes me worry at the same time make me mad that some doctor would even do such a thing as that tells me such a doctor has his bank account at mind more than the patient itself.

I've got more to say but at this time, I would like to see how this all plays out.
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:47 AM
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He did the cutting of the strip, and closed the wound, and poked the holes. Placing of the grafts were all done by techs that get paid $11 an hour... Yes, I was told if I wanted the extra grafts that could be in the strip, it would be 400 dollars more, which I didn't mind paying... If one reads the reviews on Yelp, there was another lady also, which she got charged a lot more, butthat is a different case as the moderators don't want me to post about it, which is understandable. But ya, if anyone takes a look at the pictures of my first post, and ask the question, would 200-300 grafts would fix the issue, and I was told it would be $3000. I'm positive that 200-300 would not fix it, so what would be next??? Go in for ANOTHER procedure? No thanks! Like I mentioned above, I'm not a cheap a.. wanting a refund or anything, I just want people to understand that, when something goes wrong, the doc is not there for you.
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Shocking & I fully understand what your saying trust me.

Your concerns you post on here, did you ever confront diep this way?
& if so, is that all he said that it would cost 3k extra? Nothing like....oh let me fix that for you or try to work something out?,,,,, nothing? He Just mention how many grafts it would take & this is the price? If so that is just shocking to me.

I don't get the impression your trying to get a freebie out of this but more of making the so called doctor in question stand by his work instead of poo pooin you & to give heads up to other's I get you.

I will keep a eye on this post, I sure hope the admin will look into this & before we be judge & jury on your case its only fair to get the doctors side of it.
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