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  2. Ive here some people say the more soon you can grow a full beard and the more bodyhair you have its more likely that you go bald. What do you guys think?
  3. Well said brother! "its not fine print"!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Come on guys. This is the oldest trick in the history of scams: Moneyback guarantee! There are millions of hair growth, diet and other scams sold with this trick. Do not support scam artist who make money out of desperate people.
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  6. Since you are a former patient of Diep's - do you recall what your recipient site cleaning process was? The written instructions I have are fairly vague and I've been erring on the side of caution since I recall the techs telling me that I was bleeding a lot during the graft placement. Yesterday I basically poured a few cups of cold water across the recipient site, lathered up the sponge with the shampoo provided, and squeezed the sponge to let the entire graft area be covered in lather (not making any physical contact). I just let the foam sit there for about a minute or two, then used cups of water to pour off the foam. I just let the hair on the crown flow wherever it did and let everything air dry. I had some small white bubbles that went away after a few minutes. The vagueness in the instructions is how long I should be letting this area be soaking with the shampoo - and how much water I should be using. I think you aren't wrong to cringe at the donor area - this seems to be characteristic of Dr. Diep's patients due to the size of the punch. I think that if I hadn't done my research prior to the surgery, it would have freaked me out as well when comparing it the 1-day post-op photos from other doctors. However, knowing this reality, and also hearing the doctors explanation (says it gives him a healthier graft to work with), I knowingly accepted it. To me, the real consideration is how the donor area looks *after* healing - and Dr. Diep is not hiding the ball here. There are plenty of videos posted showing the donor areas in the months following the extraction areas, and they look no different than the donor areas subjected to smaller punches. Melvin's pictures in this thread are just one example. Perhaps there is a perceptible difference if someone cuts their hair with a very short guard on the back - but this isn't something that I will likely do. I will say, however, that a second major consideration of the Diep's donor areas is the viability of future FUE procedures, and whether or not the punch has any implications for future extractions in the same area. To this - I can't say I've found any definitive answers - and it may be a real issue for me in the future if my hair loss continues if this extraction method does jeopardize the surrounding grafts. I don't know enough about this to offer an opinion. Here is one example of someone that I think has similar hair type to mine - his donor area looks untouched: I can say as to the immediately post-op photos that might explain some of the mess - I bled more than usual per the techs. I'm not sure if this is due to semi-regular marijuana smoking (1-2x/week) leading up to the procedure, or the regular supplements that I take (I stopped 1 week before the procedure but many of the things I take were on the list), or my high blood pressure (the tech said it was 166 right before the drugs kicked in, but insisted that was normal since I was really nervous about the procedure). Other than that, I am an exceptionally healthy individual (I don't smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, eat junk food, I've exercised/weight trained 2-3x/week since I was 17 years old, and I rarely get sick). I'll continue to update this thread with progress pictures over the coming year. I think of it as a bit of insurance - if it turns out there are serious issues with Diep's work, then I'm sure Diep will want to make things right when its all well documented and visible. I can say right now though that I don't have any major concerns with the work other than the need for him to revise his printed post-op instructions, and I'm looking forward to the results.
  7. Thanks 4 sharing. I am dissapointed so far (almost 8 months) with the outcome of my surgery but have not given up all hope yet. Its just the hairline and area behind i am worried most about. We will get to know in 4 months, i guess if i am going to have a decent result or not 😉
  8. Your results are looking good already mate. I’m particular interested to follow your journey and look forward to seeing updated photos. I’m hopefully going to book with Asmed this week. Thanks for the initial detailed post. I’m 31, from the UK and have been quoted 2500-3000 grafts for my hairline and frontal scalp. Would you recommend staying at either the hotel or clinic a few extra days after surgery to help with the shampoo? I was going to arrive a day earlier then I needed to but fly back the next afternoon/evening after surgery. Thanks, Craig
  9. Thanks Cosmo, where did you go for your HT if you don’t mind me asking. I am in Washington DC and will consult Dr. Lindsay and Dr. Rahal.
  10. I guess you want to get back to your pic of a few years ago. But you won’t. You can get part of the way back. You can certainly get the temples filled in and reinforce the hairline and it can look very good to excellent by today’s standards. And everyone on this board will call it a home run and it will be. However, the hair that goes in the temples will be much coarser than what was in there before. And it will be sparser than before. And the hairline will be slightly different and the angles of the hair may be slightly different as well. So it won’t look the same as before to you. All those things will be true even with a home run result from a top surgeon. People with a lot of loss accept all those things but it’s harder to accept when your starting position is so good. So it’s best to wait for a hair transplant until you really need it.
  11. It's more like inflammation pain / itching, some balding people feel it, some don't.
  12. Progress looks good, as does your hair quality and donor area!
  13. Shedding around this time is perfectly normal. Please keep updating this thread. I think this will be a home run
  14. Thanks! Over 2-days. I’ll post which clinic as I get closer to my final results or sooner if I feel much more improvement and am satisfied with it.
  15. Looks great! Congrats! Great change for the grafts used. Any idea how many scalp grafts are left to be used for the crown?
  16. Ja, you shouldnt stress. Complete the cycle of 12 months and then make some conclusions. And inbetween be positive for any magic to occur. Good luck
  17. So Here goes my detailed report - Will try to keep it in points as I am better in writing that way. Currently Day 3 post Op and recovering at home . Day -1 -As mentioned above My HT date was 14th Feb . Had reached chandigarh on 13th Feb at 12pm . Chandigarh is 7 hours away from my town and had taken a train. A hotel had already been prebooked . Dr Bhatti's driver picked me up from the hotel at 1 pm for consultation 1 day prior. Met Dr Bhatti and his assistants Sonam and Shalini. Dr Bhatti quickly drew the hairline as shown above to which I more or less agreed. As usual anxious me had a couple of questions which I asked and Dr Bhatti gave short but clear answers to the same. ( Off Topic - Had already gone to Dr Bhatti 3 times prior to this since I stay just 7 hours drive away , just for asking questions . Still had some more on HT day . I find it really courageous of you guys to come to India from other countries for having HT done just by online consultation ) Was given some pretty standard medicines to take at night. Filled the forms ,made the payments , Got a blood test done and was dropped back to the hotel by the driver. So I was back in the hotel by 4pm at the most. Day 0 - was picked up by the driver at 7am . As soon as I reached the clinic the procedure started. Dr Bhatti redrew the hairline he had drawn a day prior after this he himself shaved off my head. He mentioned that the hair in front ie midscalp are there and are able to currently cover the area since I keep them long but they will soon fall off anyway.He marked the line on my midscalp till which the transplantation will be done . At 8.45 am the surgery started . Everything was standard as described in other threads. Anaesthesia was given by doctor in donor area. Didnt pain much . Then Doctor bhatti proceeded to do the punches in donor area . Here it was painless in some areas of scalp while it pained a little in others . Dr Bhatti does try to distract you by talking about some other things during the process. After this Dr Bhatti's team continued to take out the grafts till 11.20 am . Was given a light breakfast. Post this Dr Bhatti anaesthetised the recipient area, again it pained a little during initial 10 minutes. Then the slits were made which feels like someone cutting a piece of paper . It was totally painless. After this Dr Bhatti's team proceeded to implant the grafts.One positive comment by one of the girls in the team ( couldnt see her face to recognize ) was that results will be good in my case since the number of double haired grafts are more. Felt pretty happy listening to this. By 2 pm everything was over . Was given a pizza and coke for lunch and asked to change to my normal clothes. Dr Bhatti then did the dressing and explained the care for that day ( which I already knew by heart because of his videos on youtube ) Was back at the hotel by 4 pm . So pretty standard stuff like mentioned in other threads . Some thoughts from my side - 1 It feels more like a treatment than a surgery 2 Dr Bhatti and his team is very disciplined just like an army man should be. Things happen with such an ease that you sometimes feel unsettling because for you it is a big day for which you have planned for a year so you expect some drama. 3 You can compare the pain to a visit to a dentist maybe . 4 No pain/discomfort at all post surgery .You can literally forget about it if you don't look in the mirror. So took all the care the day of the procedure. The most difficult part is to sit without any work and watch /read something and to sleep upright late at night. I slept on a chair with a neck pillow at about 3 am. Day +1 - Was picked up by Dr Bhatti's driver at 8 am . Dressing was changed . Everything looked normal in recipient area as per doctor. Was explained post op care thoroughly . Was explained the graft count Here it is - total grafts - 2466 single- 217 double-1272 triple - 977 In hairline and mid scalp 2050 grafts were implanted. In Left temple 244 grafts were implanted In Right temple 172 grafts were implanted. As per discharge note it is written that 2200 more grafts can be implanted if needed.When I asked Dr Bhatti also told me that donor quality is fair but density is little less. Since 2466 grafts were implanted instead of 2500 , I was returned back the payment for remaining grafts . By 11 am was again back in the hotel Day +2 - Since I was in Chandigarh this morning too , Dr bhatti's driver picked me up from the hotel at 9 am. Dressing was removed today from the donor area . Post this I took a cab to my hometown which is a 4 hour drive . Currently I am On Day +3 . No discomfort at all. . Following all instructions to the T.Passing time at home is surely difficult. Have taken 10 days off from office so have 10 days post op to look normal again and return back to office unnoticed. If the scabs /redness still remains after 10 days , I will wear a baseball cap in office to hide the signs . ( Have already bought 3 caps and a bandana ) At this point I can just thank Dr Bhatti , His team ( Sonam ,Shalini and others who performed the procedure but I do not know their names ) for making the entire process pretty easy , uneventful and without any unnecessary surprises. Now geared up for the long wait ahead . Best way seems to focus on other aspects of my life and keep HT on a backburner for the next 5 months atleast . Intend to this after the initial 15 days in which post op care is required. Fill be posting pics in some time.
  18. CosmoKramer

    FUE on grey hair

    You can check out my info & progress here:
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  20. Emmanuelb

    Couto & Freitas

    Here you can see a review of an actual Couto patient. Procedure done last year. https://foro.recuperarelpelo.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=73683
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