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Old 12-12-2017, 11:05 PM
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2499 +1 grafts with dr. Steven Gabel Hillsboro Oregon.

After a couple years research I decided to schedule my Fue HT with Dr Gabel. we spoke a few times over the phone and after speaking with him, and reading other testimonials, I felt completely confident in his abilities to schedule a consultation. I booked my flight from the East Coast to go meet him at his facility.

After meeting with Dr Gabel at his office and having a very lengthy in-depth consultation, I was confident enough to go ahead with the tentatively planned surgery the following day. Together we put together a game plan for my HT, that was realistic and efficient we figured between 2000 and 2500 graphs and designed a realistic hairline to accommodate the Harvest.

The next morning brighten early I was greeted by his staff of 10 who were absolutely welcoming and hospitable... all there for mine and mine only private procedure.

After a quick revaluation and some measurements I was ushered back to a completely sterile staged clean procedure room with a full staff looking at me in full shrubs, ready to go.

The procedure lasted approximately 12 hours, the first six hours Dr Gabel tediously extracted my graphs followed by the remaining six hours of meticulous incisions, and placement, with a few breaks for lunch and bathroom in between.

I think what separates Dr Gabel apart from the rest first of all is his passion for this particular surgery and you can hear it and feel it in his energy when he speaks and shares his extensive knowledge about hair transplant surgery as well as his advice. And also the fact that Dr Gabel extracts all the grafts himself as well as places the graphs as well. There was not a moment that went by (other than short breaks) where Dr Gabel was not, literally seated next to my head for the entire 12-hour procedure. This made me very comfortable, and all the difference for me.

I can't say enough about his staff of absolutely welcoming experienced young ladies, who all work together like a well-oiled machine. After Dr. G extracted the graphs and the team did the final count we all had a good laugh because the count came to exactly 2499... as a perfectionist this was not good enough for Dr. G Who set up his punch one more time for one more graft to make it an even 2500...

After what was a very long tedious day the crew wrapped me up took care of me and I went back to my hotel. the next morning I received a text from Dr Gabel asking how I felt and was eager to get me back in the office for a follow-up... upon arriving he was amazed that the healing that had already had taken place, and again put me in the hands of his completely capable crew who remove my bandages and dressings, and spent over two hours cleaning and redressing my head for my flight home.

... all in all a fantastic experience there was never a moment I didn't feel I was in a fully capable competent hands.

Now time for the healing and the process... I will check back I tried to blog as much of this as I can.

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1 Hair / 382 /15.3%
2 Hair / 1,140 / 45.6%
3 Hair / 868 / 34.7%
4 Hair / 110 / 4.4 %
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:15 PM
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You picked a great doctor. Good luck.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:05 PM
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Great write up and great to hear you had a fantastic experience! I wouldn't expect any less from him and his staff. I had a Skype conversation with Dr Gabel and he is exactly how you have described him. Very detailed, know's his 'stuff' and you can definitely feel his passion!

I had the difficult choice of picking between him and Cooley (and he knew as well!), i felt so bad when i told him that i had selected Cooley. He was so re-assuring and went on to say that i would be in great hands.

Anyhow, the work looks great and I'm sure you're going to have great result!! Heal well and please keep us posted with your progress!
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Congratulations, I’m glad you took your time on your decision. You picked one of the best doctors out there. You will be looking great in a few short months.
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Thank you, appreciate it.
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Matty,

You certainly did pick an outstanding physician. Assuming you are from New Jersey (considering your alias contains those letters), I'm like you - I traveled from PA to Vancouver, so about the same distance to get my hair transplants.

I can't wait to see your results. Please post monthly updates so we can follow along with your progress.

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Thanks Bill. Yeah really wasn't a big deal traveling for the right Surgeon...made a small vacation out of it..!

DAY 5

Most if not all the crusting came off in yesterdays (day 4) "gentle shampooing" of the grafted areas. Front is still slightly numb but looking pretty good. I had some significant stubble residue in the sink after the first rinse on day 2, i think maybe shock loss from the back donor, since the front grafts are still there....?

Yesterday the area was red almost a dark purple color. (Assuming that is good blood supply to the new grafts) ....Back donor area as been an after thought, although some slight pain during last nights sleep, i think maybe the numbness is going away and the nerves regenerating, but nothing intolerable at all. Back donor is healing pretty good what do you think?..i think its healing quite well for only 5 days and most importantly NO strip scar...for me that was important.

(Hair is at diff lengths, front recipient area was shaved much lower that the rest.)
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Hey Matty, the work looks really clean and aside from slight redness, it just looks like you've had a shorter hair cut.
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Hey Matty, the work looks really clean and aside from slight redness, it just looks like you've had a shorter hair cut.
Yeah, all in all a pretty painless process if you ask me.,,and a testament to Dr. G's work. Aside from a very long 12 hr uncomfortable day getting needles and holes drilled in your head....i would equate the procedure and recovery aspect to...idk, maybe a very long tattoo session on a painful area of the body??
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Yeah, all in all a pretty painless process if you ask me. Aside from a very long 12 hr uncomfortable day getting needles and holes drilled in your head....i would equate the procedure and recovery aspect to...idk, maybe a very long tattoo session on a painful area of the body??
Haha I wouldn't know what getting a tattoo feels like but i know what you are saying. Looks like you and I had a procedure at the same kind of time, all be it I had FUT and more grafts. My procedure lasted 13.5 hours but I really didn't feel much (could be a contribution of jet lag and the meds) apart from the last hour where the shoulders / neck started aching.

Don't you wish you had a fast forward button now!!
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