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Old 11-19-2017, 05:17 AM
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Thank you too, HG1

I'll try my best. I would love to share my experience with all of you, and I think I will need to.

When I write in English I feel frustrated because I can't explain myself as I would like to, but I feel this is such an experience I'm going to give it a try.
To be honest vchorro, I thought your first language was English. Your grammar and spelling are excellent. Much better than a few others on here who have English as a first language (myself included)
Just a quick update for you (day 24) 90% of my transplanted hair has fell, good news is the redness has reduced dramatically and is a light pink colour. Still noticeable, but not terrible. Will be posting picture updates at 4 weeks.
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Hi Alexeus,
Yes I'm very pleased with how things are going so far. Dr Koray and his team are perfectionists. Dr Koray will design the hairline and decide on distribution of the grafts, based on age, donor hair available, potential future hairloss and of course patient expectations. He and the team are all very passionate about what they do, it's very clear. The Dr will also perform the incisions, which again is incredibly important as you well know. The extraction and implantation is performed by very experienced Techs. Of course the Dr oversees their work and makes regular inspections. Dr Koray is also at the forefront of developing tools and processes to ensure a better all round result. I know when I was there I was asked to use a support placed under the chin. Dr Koray was very interested in my review on its use, which by the way was good.
On the communication side, I dealt with Sema who was my co-ordinatior and translator. Her email address is -
sema@asmed.com.tr. Try her directly. She usually replied within 24 hours. From returning the consultation form to being offered possible dates was no more than 48 hours. My surgery was then booked for around 3 months in advance.
Please come back to me if you need any other information via this method or personal message.

Couple of possibly new words for you to look up 'incredulous ' and 'nepotism '
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:56 AM
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28 days update.
The new transplanted hair has shed, I would estimate about 90%. I also appear to be suffering quite a bit of shock loss in crown and vertex areas. No shock loss in hairline as I didn't have one before
The pinkness has reduced but still visible. The numbness in the crown area where I had 1000 grafts placed has gone, but still numb in the vertex and hairline areas. It has reduced in these areas though. No spots or pimples in recipient area, but a few spots in the donor area. All the pain has gone from the donor area, just a bit of itchiness.
I'm really in deep 'ugly duckling' country now, but as most of the hair has shed, and the pinkness to the scalp is slowly improving - it can't get any worse I've got a tough 3 months ahead, but I can honestly say it's not been too bad so far. I have trimmed the sides and back of my head, and it's looks almost as good as prior to having over 5000 grafts removed, which is just amazing. I think this is testimony to the skill of the Asmed Techs.
I keep reading Yaz89, Deb1982 and Justjax posts chronicling their journeys to keep me going. Must have read them a dozen times from start to finish.
I have been in touch with Sema, my patient co-ordinatior at Asmed, and received a very prompt reply, I know a few ex patients have complained about the after care correspondence from the clinic.
I will update again in 4 weeks, hopefully my native hair will have grown a bit and I should be in recovery from the shock loss and pink scalp. Would appreciate any comments from you guys on my progress so far.
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Looking good HG1, hopefully you'll see the first signs of the new hairs in the next 2 - 3 months. I saw mine not long after 2 months. It was great to see them but didn't see much aesthetic change until about a month later. Good luck, I'll be following you and look forward to seeing your results as they progress. You should post some pics at this stage too
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Looking good HG1, hopefully you'll see the first signs of the new hairs in the next 2 - 3 months. I saw mine not long after 2 months. It was great to see them but didn't see much aesthetic change until about a month later. Good luck, I'll be following you and look forward to seeing your results as they progress. You should post some pics at this stage too
Hi Rwethereyet,
Thank you for your kind words. I hope you are right, I'm 6 weeks on Friday. I have always thought 13 weeks is the minimum, even if an 'early grower' to even think about growth.Since my last update which is only a week and a half ago, things have improved. The numbness is around 70% back to normal. It's only really the hairline where 2500 grafts were placed that is still numb, and that is not that bad. Numbness totally gone from crown, and probably 90% gone from vertex. Scalp pinkness is slowly improving. A few spots in donor area, no pain what so ever. The transplanted hair is 95% shed, and I have severe shock loss. Thats understandable considering I had over 5000 grafts. One thing I do want to mention is Asmed supplied me with Proscar and I have been using it instead of a generic brand. My native hair on the vertex outside the transplanted area has really improved even after this short period.
Could the reasons be -

Taking it at the same time each day?
Taking 1.25mg instead of the generic 1mg?
Keeping it in the blister pack until use?
Not missing the odd day?
Better quality ingredients?

Also noticed my libido has improved, just unfortunate I'm single at the moment
Below are 3 pics (just for you Rwethereyet ) -
Pre Op
7 Days Post Op
5.5 weeks Post Op
If you look at the second picture, the area between the grafts in the vertex and the sides is weak. That is the area that has really improved over the last 4.5 weeks. It's probably thicker than the sides.
Sorry for the quality of the pics.

Post again at 8 weeks. Take care.
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Hi Markee,
Apologies for not replying before now. Thank you for your sentiments. Yes busily looking for a time machine on Ebay. 6 weeks on Friday, it has gone really quick to be fair. By the time xmas starts, I should be over the half way before the 'magic' starts
I know in a previous thread, you were considering Asmed, have you booked yet?
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Apologies for not replying before now. Thank you for your sentiments. Yes busily looking for a time machine on Ebay. 6 weeks on Friday, it has gone really quick to be fair. By the time xmas starts, I should be over the half way before the 'magic' starts
I know in a previous thread, you were considering Asmed, have you booked yet?
Yeah sure will be interesting to see how things turn out for you for sure ?
Me I'm going in for a sinus nose surgery next week once i recuperate from that start to focus on scheduling with Asmed
It's been so difficult as they say daunting task to figure out which to go with its a relief to finally settle on one actually to years of research to get here
I'm confident with his reviews and results he always seems to get the job done
The one criticism of Asmed is that he using way to many graphs ?
Whats your take on that ?
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Hi Markee,
Good luck with your impending nose surgery, hope you have a quick recovery.
I agree it's a big step deciding who to entrust your valuable follicles and money too. I was convinced at one stage I would use Dr Biasanga at BHR in Belgium. However after a consultation earlier this year, I just wasn't feeling the 'love'. The added 21% tax in Belgium also was a factor. His results and reputation are excellent, had I not found Asmed - I would have probably gone with him. Even after paying my deposit to Asmed and confirming my dates I still had reservations. Two week prior to the Op, (having invested 1500 pounds sterling), I thought is this really me - am I being daft. However once in Asmed's clinic I knew I had made the correct decision. Seeing the guys coming out of surgery after their procedures was surreal. Having watched hundreds of video's and reviewed so many pictures, seeing it up close was amazing. Definitely a 'pinch myself' moment.
You make a good point on graft usage with Dr Koray. Most of the criticism comes from non Asmed patients from what I have read. My experience was he assessed my donor area, hairloss and potential future loss. He then designed the hairline and distribution based on this information. He used 2500 grafts in my hairline band (50sq cms), which may seem a lot, but should give a excellent frame to the face. Personally I think the most important issue when considering graft numbers is graft survival rate. Using the manual tools appears to give a better chance of not damaging the transplanted grafts, or the existing follicles. At the end of the day, it all subjective. Look at his results and judge him on that. There are plenty of reviews on this forum, with patients unhappy with coverage and density. Main reasons being, not enough grafts used and low graft survival rate due to poor technical ability and the use of motorised tools. All the above is just my opinion, and may or may not be correct.
Keep us updated on your next move.
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Yeah sure will be interesting to see how things turn out for you for sure ?
Me I'm going in for a sinus nose surgery next week once i recuperate from that start to focus on scheduling with Asmed
It's been so difficult as they say daunting task to figure out which to go with its a relief to finally settle on one actually to years of research to get here
I'm confident with his reviews and results he always seems to get the job done
The one criticism of Asmed is that he using way to many graphs ?
Whats your take on that ?
I think that a hair transplant is a very personal thing, everyone has different goals based on age, hairloss advancement, likely future hairloss, available treatments and desired outcome.

To me hairline is of the up most importance because it frames the face and it what you (in the mirror) and others see. ASMED in my opinion are one of, if not the best at creating amazing hairlines. He took 3200 grafts of my 8000+ available grafts to do my hairline. I feel leaving me with approx 5000 for the center and back is a good reserve.

I had quotes from another top surgeon and he and Dr erdogan were only a couple of hundred grafts apart in there estimates.

I think it takes a fair amount of grafts to create a good dense strong looking hairline. Asmed achieve this consistently. It's important to do your own research and understand what can realistically be achieved with your own hairloss factors and graft availability. Then decide if the suggestion from asmed is too high or not what you want. For example if you wanted a more receded hairline so you could have a thicker overall coverage.

The difficulty I guess for a surgeon is when they see what is best for someone but that person wants something different. For example a mid 20s person with rapid hairloss wants there hairline back like it was but won't have enough grafts in the bank for the future surgery's to cover the rest of there future hairloss. Should the surgeon not operate or should they explain the issues with the patients request and if that's what they still want then go ahead?
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