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Old 02-08-2018, 12:19 PM
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Default Dr Rahal FUT 2803 30/1/18

Gone for my second hair transplant in the front after the first with another surgeon, left undesirable results. Took the plunge after seeing Ernie's page so anything close to that I will be very happy!

Objectives

- fortify front of hairline and behind as the estimated existing density was only 25 grafts/cm2

- create new temple points to frame the face

Numbers:

Single hairs = 277
Double hairs = 1806
Triple hairs = 611
Quadruple hairs = 109

Total grafts = 2803
Total hairs = 6158

Recipient area = 60cm2
Recipient graft density approx 46/cm2 on top of existing (hopefully 70 plus when it grows in)

After consultation we were shooting for 2200 grafts but it turned out my donor was stronger than expected (2.1 hairs per graft), so ended up at 2800.
I've still got grafts in the bank for FUT and FUE if needed down the line but I'm hoping to maintain what I have with finasteride and PRP. Been stable on fin for 10 years now.

Whole process has been world's apart from the last - from communication, the staff, the process, and after care, I've felt at ease the entire way.
I'm staying at the Rahal guest house which is situated next door to the clinic and I can't reiterate how convenient this is for ducking and diving in and out of surgery, for follow up appointments to check your progress, and for having the head washed. I've also met a bunch of guys from different parts of the world that I've stayed in touch with, and it was surprisingly liberating and funny to talk hair loss stories sitting down post-op without caring lol. I'm here for two weeks until my sutures are removed so i'm currently working my way through Netflix and the unlimited breakfast food supply, which really makes it good value.

Overall I've been very impressed and now waiting for the big finale in a few months time. Uploading my pics so far and will be updating at 1, 3, 6 month etc, please feel free to comment. I'm interested to hear other people's questions or feedback. Cheers!!
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:04 PM
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Do you take finasteride? Were there any concerns with shockloss? You still had a significant amount of original hair.
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Goldenboy,

Congratulations on your recent hair transplant procedure with Dr. Rahal. The work looks fantastic. I look forward to seeing your hair grow in over the next year.

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Congratulations, that's going to be an extremely impressive result! I know exactly what you're saying about the guesthouse and the unexpected boost you get from hanging out with others who are doing the same thing.
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You are an interesting and fairly difficult case, Goldenboy. You transplanted in and around a lot of native and, presumably, previously transplanted hair. I do hope Rahal's team did well by you and that any potential shockloss will be kept at bay. Also, how big was your previous surgery and was it FUT or FUE? Best of luck to you and looking forward to seeing your progress
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Do you take finasteride? Were there any concerns with shockloss? You still had a significant amount of original hair.
Yeah been on finasteride for approx ten years now.

When I had my first procedure I didnít have any noticeable shockloss so Iím hoping it will be the same case as last time. My hair hasnít changed at all (at least to my eyes) since I began fin.
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Congratulations on your recent hair transplant procedure with Dr. Rahal. The work looks fantastic. I look forward to seeing your hair grow in over the next year.

Best wishes,

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Congratulations, that's going to be an extremely impressive result! I know exactly what you're saying about the guesthouse and the unexpected boost you get from hanging out with others who are doing the same thing.
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You are an interesting and fairly difficult case, Goldenboy. You transplanted in and around a lot of native and, presumably, previously transplanted hair. I do hope Rahal's team did well by you and that any potential shockloss will be kept at bay. Also, how big was your previous surgery and was it FUT or FUE? Best of luck to you and looking forward to seeing your progress
Hey Windjammer,

I also assumed I was a complicated case, but I raised this with Dr Rahal and he didnít seem to think it was particularly difficult in any way...

Previously had 2100 FUE in more or less the exact same area, maybe slightly smaller. Even had similar temple points placed but as you can see did not create any significant difference.

All incision angles were in line with the previous so I donít think any of that will shock out. As for any original hair Iím not sure but quietly confident based on how I reacted to the first one.

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