So, I had a procedure w/Dr. Feller in 2004 (my 1st large strip procedure of 2,250 grafts). Any really good doctor should leave a very small FUT scar on a virgin or near virgin scalp.
It's only 2.5K grafts. It's when you are going for the 5K or 7.5K total of grafts where it gets tricky ('cause of less laxity).
Regardless, very nice 1st surgery. Patient has very good hair characteristics and great donor and fairly limited hair loss overall compared to NW5 or NW6.
Still, if this was to be his 1st and last transplant he should have gone FUE because then he can shave down much lower if he desires in the back.
I don't know his hairloss history or if he is going to do his crown or vertex though?
You're going to have to give the scar time. You have stretchy collagen.
Take vitamin C, bone broth/glycine, and tocotrienols and use topical vitamin E/aloe. For me, I've found jojoba really keeps inflammation down. Experiment with things, even grapeseed or emu oil. Massage and laser might help, though the main elixir will be time.
Keep us updated and don't beat yourself up too much -- and if you figure out how to do the latter part, please share your secret. Good luck young man.
This looks awful.. That is NOT shock loss, you clearly see it is stretched scar tissue, what is diep saying? I would consider konior for your scar revision, I bet he can make that scar dissappear without any hassle.
Hi. Thank you for the valuable contribution.
As per the loss, looking at the photographs of about ten years ago, when I was fifteen, the hairline is very similar. There's no actual history in my family - both dad and granddad had a similar hairline, but still did sport some natural volume even in their sixties).
As per the clinic, it is where I am based and the prices seem decent for the quality. Most of then want to see me for a consultation, instead of an email, but I'll need to travel for an hour to the next biggest city.
I am thinking to take up more effort into this when I do my eye correction at the end of the year. My current goal is to estimate the price and 1750 grafts sounds great.