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  2. I recently made a snap decision to get a hair transplant, and my results are not what I expected at all. My hairline is lower than I would have actually wanted, much lower. And the density is not there. I want to somehow undo it. If possible I would like to laser off the new grafts below a certain point. Or immediately use a FUE punch to simply remove them. Please advize what I can do. Thanks. I am filled with regret. If I could go back in time, I would just never get a transplant, or I would wait until I know eXactly what I want. Now, actually the more sensible side of me wants to save up, and go to a doctor who can extract the grafts that are too low and implant them in the areas that are not dense enough. I suppose I could shave off the hairs that I don’t like. It’s not going to be that dense anyway. Info: Age:40 2369 grafts 58 singles, 1213 doubles, 862 triples, 236 quadruples I asked, and the doctor told me that they divided some grafts to obtain two hundred something singles (no exact numbers given for those actually implanted or divided singles, and on visual inspection it doesn’t really look like there were quite 2369 grafts implanted in my scalp) for the boundaries. ONE request: Please don’t tell me it is going to turn out fine. It might not be the end of the world, but I can see that the density is low, and I can see that my hairline would have been better at least a half cm higher and with a different dhape. I expected something better, OR I wouldn’t have wanted the transplant in the first place. I am looking for advice or ideas on how to form my plan of action to deal with my mistake and fix it as much as I can, both short and long term.
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  4. A 39 year male presented with the complaint of baldness for the past ten years. He was diagnosed to be a case of Androgenetic alopecia (NH grade VI). He underwent 2325 grafts by Bio FUE technique to get the frontal half covered. Now he has come one year post surgery for getting the other half filled as he is happy with the first procedure...
  5. Details? Before and after pics?
  6. I went with national hair centers in Phoenix. I went with the FUE surgery they got 2385 grafts. I went get and so far I am very happy with it. Can’t wait to see how it looks in a year. Here are some before and after surgery pics
  7. I'm planning to have one soon. I would rather go for a hair system than shaving it off especially at such a young age
  8. LordBaldwin

    Graft Survival Indicators?

    Alright, so based on a conversation I had with the clinic where I had my procedure, plus a bunch of internet research, it seems that a newly transplanted hair pushing out of the head about 4 mm and then shedding is not necessarily indicative of graft survival, as the follicle might not go into anagen again (and this is true for up to 10% of the grafts, even with perfect extraction and implantation). I've noticed that my transplanted hair, which has mostly shed, is all about 4-7 mm long, which seems to corroborate the idea that this isn't new growing hair, but rather the part of the hair that was beneath the scalp pushing upward as the follicles go into the catagen and telogen stages.
  9. I don't know. I will ask whenever I correspond with Dr. Cooley or his office next. I haven't noticed any shock loss. I do find a few hair strands in the shower but they don't appear that they come from a specific spot. The hair from the grafts in the front, are mostly gone. On the crown, I still have quite a few; perhaps they are the native ones. I am not sure if it is shock loss, there are some hair missing around the end of the scar on my left side. Nevertheless, it seems to get better and there are some hair along the scar line that appear to be growing. Thankfully so far I am able to mask it with the other hair, despite my left side being thinner than the right side (that's probably inherent, not due to the surgery). Is the shock loss noticeable to others? That would be the only thing to bother me. Let's us know what Brandi says. Best of luck.
  10. Dr Diep and his team did an amazing job on my hair transplant. He's definitely the best medical hair transplants in Bay Area. I'm happy and stoked with my result and definitely worth it. I would recommend it to anyone who's balding and thinning hair.
  11. Hey Merlin, hope your recovery is going well. I've noticed a lot of shock loss in the recipient area of my native hair over the 3-4 week period. Have you had any of this? I've read this can happen but is temporary - I'm hoping that's the case and emailed Brandi to get her thoughts. Best of luck, thanks for your feedback.
  12. Thanks man. I think that I give Fin a lot of credit because my family tends to be more bald. I do have some miniaturization throughout but it hasn't really changed since I started fin a decade ago. Also, it is rare for me to see someone get a transplant like mine and not be on fin for 6.5 years and see have a result as solid as mine. I think fear of the future, aging, and just being more conservative makes me make the comment about being more conservative on the hairline. An old saying goes, "If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 35, You Have No Brain."
  13. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    ^^^this guy tinders! Yeah, not going to Dorsia for a first date with someone I've never met lol. Thursday is a drink at a local dive bar, Sunday is coffee. But I am hiding something! lol Can't use concealer for tomorrow as still within 2 week post surgery window (I know, probably fine--but no way am I gonna risk it). Will consider concealer for Sunday but tbh, I'd way rather err on the side of caution. Plenty of fish in the sea (especially if the plugs grow in nicely).
  14. Melvin-Moderator

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    where are you guys taking first dates? I hope not 5 star restaurants that would get expensive. I’ve met a lot of dates for coffee or a drink at a dive bar. I’m not wearing a tux lol. Just casual, first dates you’re feeling the person out. BLM you’ll be fine, but I’d still use concealer just in case you do take your hat off. Plus, it’s good to casually take it off from time to time just so she knows you’re not hiding anything. I usually just take it off to re-adjust the hat.
  15. thank you for posting specific examples BeHappy, that's extra informative.
  16. TrixGlendevon

    Recommended Doctors on this Site

    Thanks both for replying. I do not think anybody has any problem with doctors paying. At least I do not and it is me who started the thread and I hope it isn't seen as a complaint but genuinely constructive feedback. I have even said above that the site helped me make an informed decision about my procedure and I recognize that for that to continue, the site needs to generate money. That is fine. With respect Melvin, it isn't us that should have to tell you which of the doctors isn't posting, that is your role (that sounds very snotty, especially written with no body language etc. but I can't think of another way to put it so I hope it isn't taken as such - sorry). Bill is right in saying that the site will investigate. The issue I think is, if the site doesn't know which doctors are posting and which aren't on a regular basis, then how can it be enforcing standards? It isn't one or two either. Look at the first 10 pages which is 4 months of the clinics posting results. They are mostly the same clinics. I would like to reitierate that I am not singling out Dr Keene. She just happened to be the first in the list.
  17. Bill - Managing Publisher

    Recommended Doctors on this Site

    Everyone, I appreciate your comments and questions however, I’m a little confused as to why it seems that some of you are questioning the integrity of this website. Obviously, no pre-screening and recommendation process is perfect however, we do our best to learn as much about a clinic and a physician as possible prior to presenting them for potential recommendation. Once approved, results presented by the physician and patients are used as an ongoing assessment tool. I’m not sure how many of you are aware, but we have removed surgeons from recommendation when we’ve learned that they no longer meet our high standards. In fact, recommendation is not a one time thing and no surgeon receives tenure. It is no secret that physicians who are recommended by this community pay a sponsorship fee to support this patient-based community. This is listed on our physician standards page. In fact, we operate a lot like an Ivy League university. Just as students must possess a certain high GPA, SAT score and involve themselves in a certain number of extracurricular activities, so must surgeons meet our demanding standards for recommendation to be approved. However, students who choose to enroll in the university must pay tuition to keep the university running. Similarly, physicians who we approve for recommendation must pay a flat, monthly sponsorship fee to support our patient based community. The process may not be perfect and while the surgeons recommended by our community may not be an exclusive list of all the best surgeons in the world, the ones we do recommend have proven to meet our demanding standards and are doing top notch work. So the ones we do recommend are top surgeons although, we acknowledge there are likely others that have not been prescreened or recommended. Obviously, we are open to feedback and constructive criticism assuming that’s what people are doing. We are a community after all, and the recommendation process is a community effort. Regarding patients posting their results, we always encourage doctors to ask their patients to share their experiences and results on our forum. But we don’t have any direct control over this. Thus, we can only work with the information we can acquire which is why we ask surgeons to regularly present examples of the results on this community. Most of them do on a regular basis. Obviously, there may be a question as to One or two and how often they post, which is something we will investigate. I do appreciate those who have brought this to my attention. That said, I’m not exactly sure why a few newer members appear to be questioning the integrity of our community… especially given their lack of history and understanding of how things work here. As I said, I’m totally fine with questions and constructive feedback however, I’m starting to sense that newer members are beginning to criticize when I have no real idea or understanding of how things work here or how hard we work on a regular basis to keep things running and growing. As I said, feel free to offer any feedback on our pre-screening or recommendation process and if possible, we will do our best to implement it. Best wishes, Bill
  18. Melvin-Moderator

    Recommended Doctors on this Site

    Guys, I understand there are concerns. I will personally reach out to Dr. Keene, but I’m surprised that many of you are questioning our integrity. If you guys saw how many doctors ask to be recommended and are rejected you’d be astounded. While yes, it is no secret the site needs revenue to exist, we pride ourselves on being transparent. Many of you are acting as if we simply collect a check and give doctors a lifetime recommendation, which is not true. The hair transplant network reserves the right to terminate a surgeons recommendation at any time. In fact, several surgeons have been removed and some have even sued because of it. As far as we are aware, recommended surgeons post regularly. However, if there are specific surgeon(s) that you guys want us to look in to please let us know. As a community, we look to our members to help us as well. This is how our community flourishes, we’re not perfect, there may be times something is missed. This isn’t intentional we may have simply missed it. So please if you guys have concerns how about you provide us the names of the surgeons so we can investigate further. At the end of the day, Me, Bill and Pat are all hair transplant patients that take pride in having a transparent and open platform where patients can exchange ideas, information and results without being silenced. But we count on the community to let us know where something has been missed. If you guys don’t feel comfortable saying it publicly send us a private message. Until then I hope you will take this response to heart and withhold further accusations until you provide us with more information. Best wishes
  19. High Norwood, FUT mega-sessions are their bread and butter. I am (was) a high Norwood. They are big on the German website: alopezie.de but you have to become a member to see the pictures. They have their own area just for their results on that forum. They are also on International Hairloss Forum. If you can't speak German or French respectively, use Google Chrome and then just translate the pages. The thing that sold Hattingen to me wasn't even the results on these fora, which are excellent anyway. I went for an in-person consultation with Dr Feriduni who I think we can all agree is excellent and enjoys a stellar reputation for being ethical. He asked me what other clinics I was considering and I told him. He said he thinks H&W and Hattingen are amazing options for clinics and waxed lyrically about both. He also expressed reservations about some other clinics that I see on this forum so he wasn't just saying nice things about those two because he is a nice guy, which he is.
  20. @TrixGlendevon where do I find information about Hattingen? Is there a European forum with patient testimonials and before and afters? Does he do a lot of top work with high Norwoods? Thanks
  21. I'm also considering Rahal for FUE but I'm worried based off a few things I've read around here. Really interested in your progress pics.
  22. A hat on a date? Hope you’re going somewhere casual ha. This is the reason I had a partial shave so I wouldn’t become a hermit
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  24. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    I'm just gonna wear a hat. If she asks me to take it off I'll jokingly accuse her of trying to undress me on the first date lol. Gotta be prepared.
  25. No visible scarring? All surgery FUE/FUSS has visible scarring, if you know different let us know.
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