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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 12-28-2017, 09:10 PM
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I canít believe the day finally arrived!! I sent an email to Dr. Luis Nader in March 2017. I tried again in the summer stating I was sure I wanted my HT with him. I received a response and scheduled my procedure for December 28, 2017 (today)!!

I flew in from Los Angeles and Iím currently staying in McAllen, TX recovering.

I received an email from Brenda two days previous to my date. She asked me for my number, and told me Mr. Santos was going to pick me up at the hotel at 7:45am. I couldnít sleep all night long! I kept waking up, and I believe I only slept 3 hours. I ate breakfast, and was told Mr. Santos was already waiting for me at 7:25am! I rushed to my room to grab my belongings. The drive to the place was very short! Dr. Nader was already there.

He greeted me, and made me feel welcomed. He asked me about myself, and how what I do. We then started talking about baldness in my family, who I look like more, etc. I told him I feel like I look like more like my mom, and from my momís side everyone has a lot of hair. My dad is bald, and some of my uncles are starting to become bald. He said I could probably loose hair in the future, but that I might be good if I look more like my mom.

We then started to talk about the hairline I wanted. I didnít show him any pictures, and there was one picture I had in mind. I told him I didnít want the widows peaks, and he started to draw a hairline that would be best for my face. I told him I didnít want a high widows peaks, and there was some modifications. We both agreed after about an hour an 20 minutes. He reallly understands, and really considers your comments. He started to prep me to begin with the HT, and started telling me more about after care, propecia, rogaine, etc.


He asked me if I wanted to chop all my hair off, or keep some of it. I decided to cut all of it so that it wouldnít look weird. Iíve never had it this short, and I feel weird! At first he had estimated I would need 1500 grafts, and in the end I received 1900 grafts. I changed, and I went to one room where he started to numb the back of my head. He uses a device that sort of massages your head, and then you feel the needle! I felt small pain with the needle in some areas of my head, not all of it. After that, he started to punch the holes. I would say this part last about two hours. During this time they started to play music on heir speaker. I mostly listen to Spanish pop music, and I knew every single song!! I loved it!! I felt too embarrassed to sing though, and they were also very quiet counting the grafts. They were very careful.

After that we all had a break, and I ate the tacos! They were good. After the meal, Dr Nader told me to take two pills and we were ready for the next part!


I believe Dr. Nader started to prep me for the next phase around 12:40pm. I tried not to look at the time, and watched Las Estrellas the entire time. He used the same device for the front of my head. It felt like a massage, and then I felt the needle. After that he injected me with more anesthesia. He started inserting the grafts to the front of my head/forehead. This last part seemed like the slowest to me. It ended around 4:35pm, and then Dr. Nader told the nurses to clean up, while he printed the instructions for after care.


Dr. Nader didnít mention payment at all until I brought it up. I felt embarrassed knowing he had done all the procedure without me paying first. I felt so comfortable with him, and can tell he really loves his job. He does all the work with the nurses! I would really recommend Dr. Nader to anyone that is thinking of doing a hair transplant.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:17 PM
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Welcome to the Nader club! Great write-up.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:03 AM
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I like doctor Nader too .: I would choose him as a surgeon .. when Iím ready for my first transplant in a couple months .. n he responds to my email .. imma choose him also for surgery .. for quality n price .. Iím willing to travel !
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:16 AM
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can i see more pics please?
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:45 AM
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I really liked the experience. I can’t sleep! I’ve been taking the meds, and spraying the area to keep it hydrated.

I just arrived at the hotel from Dr. Nader 6 hours ago, so I don’t have many pics.
Here’s another pic though.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:58 AM
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Yea close ups with a clear view of your post op would be awesome! I'd like to see the work in detail. So far everything looks good. Congratulations!
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:28 AM
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Congratulations!! Keep us updated! I love Dr Naderís work!!
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:22 PM
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Memzinla,

Thanks for sharing your experience and initial postoperative photos with Dr. Nader on our forum. I haven't seen too much of his work overall, but it does seem lately that several of his patients have been posting here. I'd like to see more of his work. I hope you continue posting each month so we can follow your progress.

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Old 12-29-2017, 04:17 PM
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This is going to be a great result.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:45 AM
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Hello!! Iíll gladly keep on updating my post. Iím still in McAllen, TX. I fly back to Los ?ngeles tomorrow night. Iíll wash my hair for the first time tomorrow after the HT. I wish I had a digital camera to post better pictures. Right now I only have my cellphone.

I havenít removed the gauze and I havenít really seen how the back looks. This morning when I woke up, I noticed the gauze moved! I can see some of the holes, they look so small!! Hopefully they all look like that.


I tried to get a closer pic, but I donít know if it helps.
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