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Old 11-24-2017, 03:35 PM
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Default 5476 grafts FUE / ASMED - Koray Erdogan / 22 & 23 November

Hello mates!

Firstly, I must apologize for my English. I'm from Spain and English is not my mother language. However, I will try to do my best


I'm 36 years old and I've been losing hair since I was 20. 15 years ago I considered the option of a hair transplant, but the general lack of information and my economic possibilities made me desist on that option.


Since a few months, the idea came back to my head and I've been reading and reading a lot of info on the many options that we, luckily, have today. One of my main goals was the density and I really liked all of the HT results coming from ASMED/Dr. Koray Erdogan. So I contacted the clinic.

Sara, my coordinator, is a huge professional who has been very, VERY kind, attentive and nice even after office hours. She made the whole experience even better than I thought. I only have words of thanks for her because she really made me feel like I was in the best hands

Dr. Erdogan said I'm still losing some little hair in the crown and middle area. He recommended the use of finasteride to stop that. Initially he estimated a total of 5200 grafts, but I asked for a few more in order to compensate the small loss I'm still suffering and, finally, the doctor implanted 5476.

By the way, I don't know which Norwood status do I "suffer". Maybe I'm on NW 4-5... :\

These are my HT stats:

Total Grafts: 5476
Ratio: 2,31 hair/graft.


Single: 877
Double: 2435
Triple: 1798
Quadruple: 329
Quintuple: 36
Sextuple: 1*

3.000 graft were user on the front area.
700 grafts used on the middle area.
2.000 gratfs used on the crown area.

I don't know where the extra 76 grafts were placed, but I don't care, it's a minimum amount.

*Yes, I'm happy, a sextuple graft appeared, hahaha.


This is me before operation:























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Early today I returned to Spain, so my first wash has been made at home and not at the clinic. Everything was nice and the wash is not difficult. Bot recipient and donor are are healing perfectly

I'll be posting more info in the next days. And again, sorry for my English! I wanted to share with you this amazing experience, I hope you all can understand my grammar!

Bye!
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:49 AM
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Default Congratulations on your HT

Hi, vchorro,
Well done on completing your procedure. Wow a massive amount of grafts, I bet you were shattered at the end of it? We have matching hairlines First 5 or 6 days are the worst, with the pain & swelling and that neck pillow Once you get back to using a normal pillow, things will be much improved. Good luck on your recovery period, hope the 'shed' is not too severe. Keep us updated on your progress
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:06 AM
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Well done on completing your procedure. Wow a massive amount of grafts, I bet you were shattered at the end of it? We have matching hairlines First 5 or 6 days are the worst, with the pain & swelling and that neck pillow Once you get back to using a normal pillow, things will be much improved. Good luck on your recovery period, hope the 'shed' is not too severe. Keep us updated on your progress

Hi, HG1!

Yes, I was very tired by the end of the whole process, but I was also very happy .

They implanted 2.700 grafts every day. The first day was the worst for me, since everything was new, even the anaesthesia injections and I did have a hard time with them. On the second day I felt like a veteran and could tolerate even better the injections (the drugs the doctor gave me helped a lot).

For now, I do not feel any pain. I'm on the second day and the only issue is I have a very "puffy" face, but all the head is healing perfectly

This picture is from yesterday, Day 1


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Old 11-26-2017, 06:24 AM
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Day 3

No big changes at all. The head is still healing and the donor area has begun to itch like the devil. That's a good sign of healing, I guess, but last night was a nightmare!

By the way, when should I begin using aloe Vera to reduce the itch? It's still too soon?
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Hi vchorro,
Looking good my friend. You will have a few more uncomfortable nights 'sleep' I'm afraid Once you start using a normal pillow again, sleeps improves greatly. Sema from Asmed advised me to wait two weeks before using Aloe Vera. I can't say it has made much difference, maybe a slight calming influence on the recipient area. Good luck, keep posting.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:33 PM
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Hi HG1!

Oh my god, please, more uncomfortable nights no, hahaha!!!

Today the donor area is, again, very sensitive and paracetamol does not seems to relieve the pain. Maybe tonight I should try with ibuprofen...

The idea of using aloe vera was to lessen the itch/pain in the area, but reading you i have no choice but waiting 11 more days :_(
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This is going to look great! Congrats!
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:57 AM
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Thanks so much for your words, David!

I hope you are right! You know, "no pain, no gain!", hahaha.

Last night was better because of the ibuprofen. It seems to be relieving the pain more efficiently than paracetamol and I slept more hours.

The donor area is still itching like hell and if I slightly touch it, the whole head burns. However, I think today it will improve as I'm feeling better than yesterday
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Day 5

Today is the first day since the HT I've looked at the mirror and I have recognised myself The head is healing quickly. Still hurts a little, but last night I had a good rest (Ibuprofen each 6 hours makes the difference!). Little white scabs have appeared and all the recipient areas seem to be less red.


I'm happy
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:24 AM
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Day 7

A week ago my second day of surgery in Istanbul was about to end.

Today I feel great. Last night I had a pleasant sleep and today I have not taken my dear Ibuprofen pills. I feel almost no pain and most of the red ugly scabs are finally falling. My skin seems to be less reds and when I come out of the shower it's hard to tell the difference between the areas.

Today I will have the big test: I'll have dinner at my mother-in-law's, hahaha.
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