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Old 12-07-2017, 01:52 AM
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lmao, surgeon of the year 3 years in a row from whom, his own forum, real self or some other shill forum, the place he goes to have beers after work, or is this from peers cause I don't see his name on the golden follicle or platinum follicle list anywhere. You want a surgeon of the year go to talk to Dr DeVroye who has earned an award of real distinction. Baubacs clinic, if the patient report shared on this forum was true, was offering some unreal density claims as some sort of celebrity package which would be ridiculously unethical...the armani clinics history is dubious at best and I'm not sure they've moved past that , why anyone would risk their grafts on an ethical question mark when there are world class ethical vetted doctors all over the place is beyond me. Literally the best doc in the US is in that same price range with Dr Konior and I'll chance it on Baubac, mind blown.
I understand the concerns particularly with the clinic association, but I haven't seen any valid concerns with his work or consistency, which genuinely appear top notch in every case I have seen. Sure the marketing is questionable, but the same can be said for the entire sector. What matters is results. He also guarantees a repair which is more than can be said for a number of doctors recommended here.

Look at his results for yourself I suspect your mind will be swayed. From what I have seen no one in the United States is doing better FUE work aside from potentially Konior, who only has maybe 10 FUE results available to view online so proper judgement is difficult.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:17 AM
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Payment to any forum does not mean only those docs are top notch. It is all marketing. At one point or another, docs were not recommended individuals anywhere. Then one day they were discovered, agreements sent, payments made, then now your part of something that promotes and protects them.

But you got a point, some docs on the forums and their density claims are seriously questionable. Sometimes you wish you can turn back time. The worst thing for anyone is to end up being a repair patient after you read these forums and see all the marketing and hype. You put so much trust in someone and end up worse. In reality, i hope folks do not have to go through touchups and repairs as it happens. Some docs may not even send you your entire medical record to you if that is the case.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:37 AM
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I understand the concerns particularly with the clinic association, but I haven't seen any valid concerns with his work or consistency, which genuinely appear top notch in every case I have seen. Sure the marketing is questionable, but the same can be said for the entire sector. What matters is results. He also guarantees a repair which is more than can be said for a number of doctors recommended here.

Look at his results for yourself I suspect your mind will be swayed. From what I have seen no one in the United States is doing better FUE work aside from potentially Konior, who only has maybe 10 FUE results available to view online so proper judgement is difficult.
I respectfully disagree about results being the only thing that matters...how you treat a patient matters...when you tell a patient he can get something that is unachievable you are blatantly lying to them. If you're willing to lie to a patient then what credibility do you have? how can you rely on a clinic to honor a guarantee when what they said you could get they could never get you in the first place. You'd run out of donor hairs before you ever hit 100 grafts/cm2, or transect/shock out any viable hairs in the area trying lol. The whole thing from jump is a sham. If it's a bait and switch, then that's just a different form of unethical. I am being hard on this clinic but if the results are good then let the work speak, and be real, you don't need to go this bullshit route...you said it yourself, Koniors got like 10 fue results posted online but if Konior posted today that I got an opening tomorrow for fue, first one to pm me gets it, it'd be gone... the work speaks for itself, his reputation for being ethical, professional, honorable all precedes him, there is no hype machine needed just look at his results and decide for yourself if its worth it. This Baubac isn't new to the scene, he could be approved if he wanted to undergo the process but the bs act wouldn't fly here...I'd personally like to see Dr Feller have a go at the claims if he tried coming here lmao instead the clinics chosen this shady route of unreal expectations, fake awards and telling people they're the hair transplant docs to the stars and just gimmicky nonsense...I can't get on board with that and I hope nobody does.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:18 PM
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There is literally no good surgeon in LA. The only person recommended on this site in CA that is good is Diep. Frankly it sounds like you've done about 10 minutes of research on google. Take the advice and expand your search area. Geography is the worst reason to choose a surgeon. Most surgeons in the US / CAN charge essentially the same price, so choose the best. My picks are Rahal, H&W, and Konior. The only thing worse than balding is a bad transplant.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:52 PM
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Well I just had my FaceTime consultation this morning and made my non refundable deposit .. everything sounds good n professional .. I’m positive they will give me my moneys worth ..
They guarantee whatever grafts don’t grow will be replaced for free if I wanted it ..
I’m excited about my procedure now .. I can’t smoke for a few weeks either , so I’m going to use that opportunity to quit smoking or at least cut down my cigarette intake .. start workin out again , n overall just treat my body better ..going back to college next month , I need to take one more class so I can get my degree .. ( been in college off n on since I was 19 .) heheheh that’s 19 years I’ve been in college but yeah I’m finally going to finish n get a degree .. n settle down n start a family too .. I’m getting older now .. got other things to worry about than just my Hair.. so this transplant will let me not worry bout my hair anymore for many years to come .. So I can focus on other aspects of life , so yea Money Well Spent!!!
So I will answer my own question ? Will it be worth it? Most definitely !!
peace out everyone .. wish y’all the best in life .
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:43 PM
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There is literally no good surgeon in LA. The only person recommended on this site in CA that is good is Diep. Frankly it sounds like you've done about 10 minutes of research on google. Take the advice and expand your search area. Geography is the worst reason to choose a surgeon. Most surgeons in the US / CAN charge essentially the same price, so choose the best. My picks are Rahal, H&W, and Konior. The only thing worse than balding is a bad transplant.
I've seen way too many extremely happy patients and consistent, fantastic results with Dr. Mohebi to believe for a second that "there is literally no good surgeon in LA," but to each their own. However, I do 100% agree with your point about geography being a really bad reason to choose a surgeon.

To the OP - Reading through this thread and I'm really happy you're taking some of the advice to heart. The biggest red flag I see with you is this need to get something done now, which has left you feeling rushed to make a hasty decision... Don't do that. There are tons of great surgeons out there, but even more bad ones... So take your time, do your research, use the list of recommended surgeons here as a good starting point, have consultations, talk to former patients, ask the surgeons lots of questions, and then start narrowing down your choices. This takes time, but it will be well worth it in the end and you'll increase your odds tremendously of having great results if you do this.
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Agreed. The OP is creating a self-imposed sense of urgency. There is no reason at all to rush into any kind of cosmetic surgery. They will always be willing to take your money.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:24 AM
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Hey u guys .. I appreciate yíall having ur opinions n looking out for my best interest .. while also promoting your own docotors .. but no worries . It just makes me be more detail oriented about my surgery .. Iím not going to let any clinic take advantage of me..even though I only started researching hair transplant this year.. but i still learned a lot from online .. this forum n others ..
I have decent hair right now .. 1200 grafts is not a difficult surgery .. but itís still expensive ! So my expectations r high. But reasonable . I want improvement, at least 90% of transplanted graft survival. N no patchy spots of ungrown hair to where I need a small repair .. last thing I want to do is going in for another procedure to fix little patchy spots ... n native hair shockloss to be minimal.. I will email the patient consultant n doctor about my expectations .. n what their expectations are n what they are looking to achieve .. that way I will have it in writing .. I donít want them to promise me something they canít do .. if they need to make my hairline less dense to give the hairs enough blood supply to live ., then they should .. n I will let them know that .. I feel like this doctor is competent ..I donít know if the doctor is one of the top surgeons or not , heís still young , but he has two transplants himself already , he should have empathy n good ethics towards his patients . heís going to care about our hair also .. n also want to showcase his skill level .thatís why I feel he can get the job done .. thatís my thoughts of him ..
and I will document this surgery.. to motivate the doctor and his team to do a good job .. donít treat me like another patient . but treat me like your only patient .. I will email them exactly what I wrote here ..
so yeah , Iím not some kid thatís just jumping into a transplant .. Iím a grown man thatís done his research thatís paying good money to a clinic to get the job done.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:04 AM
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First, I have no agenda here and I am not affiliated with any clinic. I have no stake in who you ultimately choose. I have had an FUE procedure so I'm coming from the standpoint of a former patient who's been through it. I dunno.... You asked for advice, but it seems like what you want is affirmation about your decision. A few members have given you good advice - don't rush, don't limit yourself based on geography, don't create a sense of urgency for something that is elective surgery.

Again, from my many years of research on this forum and having had a procedure, I will say again that there are no doctors with the talent of a Rahal, H&W, or Konoir in LA. There just aren't. There are some competent doctors, but I do not see them at the same level as those surgeons.

And honestly, a good transplant doctor should approach every surgery with the perspective that they will be doing their best job and performing at their highest caliber. You shouldn't need to give them a prodding with a letter. That sounds a little naive honestly.
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