FUE with Dr Bhatti in India
I had my first FUE procedure with Dr Tejinder Bhatti last week and I wanted to share my experience.
I am a 37 year Indian citizen from New Jersey, US. My hairline started to recede around 8 years ago from the front, top and crown. I have not used any medication. My hair fall stabilized about 2 to 3 years back and I am a early Norwood 4
Selecting a clinic
I found HRN by chance and started looking at hair specialists and was impressed with Dr Radha first and wanted to go with her. Then I saw Dr Bhatti's work and was impressed with his work and also I felt FUE is the way to go than FUT to avoid strip on the back. Once I decided, I just sent a mail to Dr Bhatti with pictures and he gave an estimate for 2800 grafts, I booked a flight from US for 1300 USD and asked Dr Bhatti to book a hotel for me. The process was very easy with a few calls late night or early morning.
I reached chandigarh at 7 PM and Docot Bhattis manager sent me some medicines with the driver who came to pick me up. Chandigarh is good and felt safe. The positivie thing is, in Delhi while taking the connecting flight, I had forgotten to pick up my hand bag and was doing window shopping for 2 hours and then when I realized I forgot my bag and went back running to security check, my suitcase was right where I left it :-) . Anyways I took the pills from Driver and slept for the night.
Next day, I reached the hostpital at 7 AM. A blood sample was taken for the test. After a quick tea and biscuit, the surgery started at 8 AM. First was extraction which lasted for about 2 hours. Doctor Bhatti did this by himslef and he started with giving Anesthesia. It was a bit painful and then he extracted the grafts using the punch. That was painless due to the anesthesia. He got around 3300 grafts for me. Then Dr did the punches for the grafts in the skin. this again was for 2 hours. After the end of this, I did feel like my head was very heavy. For about a hour, I did feel the trauma and was wondering if this was worth it. But when I sat up and planting of the grafts started, it was again back to normal. The planting of the grafts was completely done by 3 or 4 ladies. Front and hair line planting took around 2 hours and Vertex planting after lunc took around 1 hour. We were done by around 4 PM and they asked me to stay around for 1 hour and then the after care was informed.
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