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  1. 2 points
    Hopefully the meeting goes great and after evaluating you they’re confident they can help you. You are absolutely right that it’s worth it, you need to be evaluated in person after a failed procedure like this. If your original doctor truly cared about your situation he should have offered to fly you in to evaluate you in person in my opinion. I don’t think you should stop with H&W too. If possible seek a consultation with Dr. Konior and Dr. Gabel. Based on my research that I should have done before my procedure those are two standout ethical doctors that wouldn’t steer you wrong as well. The other veteran members here that have been through a lot have given you great advice. Keep us updated.
  2. 2 points
    Just thought I'd add some futher reflections in case you were wondering what to do next (and if others might be able to add to them as well). Given you have learnt more here about your operation than through your own doctor, I think your next step should be send off consulations to some other top docs (Konior and H&W are the obvious ones) and get their advice on how best to proceed. An in person might be better if that's at all possible. Ask specifically about the diagnosis/misdiagnosis over the necrosis issue, ask about the FUT closure, and request a gameplan alongide an estimated costs of repair. Once you have that information, especially if there is a consensus on what to do, you can better understand your options and be able to demand more from this "prominent doctor". I personally don't understand this "prominent doctor's" approach to your case to fix things, as 2000 FUE would seem to ignore the possibility of a scar revision, potentially deplete your remaining donor, and doesn't take into account if there is indeed any damage to your recipient (his failure to properly take an interest or assess this is damning). But given what you've revealed of him I would suggest he might simply be too lazy or greedy to care about his patients (I'm still flabberghasted that he expects you to pay another 12K for your own repair). @RecessionProof gave you great advice for trying to handle day to day concerns by using concealers. Ive found toppik to be great for the hairline, dermatch for the donor. You have enough hair and enough growth that it will probably make a noticeable difference. Whatever you decide to do you did the best thing by asking for help here because it means you are closer to a solution.
  3. 2 points
    I see your concern now, you can get that fixed if it's really bothering you, your native hair will be fine because the doctor will operate on the bald area only, your hair looks great overall and the haircut suits your face well, only you can decide if you really wanna do it, also Dr Pekiner is very ethical he will do what's best for your situation.
  4. 2 points
    IMO. Wear your hair shorter. Try meds for over a year. Wish you well.
  5. 2 points
    Ok, based on what happened here, this is heart breaking. I think you should save all responses to this thread and consult a class action attorney. As you can see, you can feel what jury could decide. Irrespective of what you signed, the medical board needs to know these events for that state of where this occurred. Federal medical laws supercedes any damn document a doctor has you sign. Note, a cop cant have you signa document and say i am not responsible if i rape you and then prevent you from going to the police. Right now you clearly have been harmed and the steps taken were negligient even with diagnosis of your condition. The doc should have seen you in person and not “facetime” and make you think things are a ok. i can understand how youd feel and im trying to get out of a nightmaare situation myself. Who was this surgeon? NO one should try to justify the steps taken by surgeon and defense at this point based on what was mentioned. This is a much bigger issue that can get bigger.
  6. 2 points
    I have been unhappy with my hair transplant since the first procedure in 1989 when I complained about them not creating the hairline that was agreed to and I complained about the FUT scar which was not supposed to exist. For the hairline I was told they would work in both directions over the next few procedures putting grafts further forward until we get to the hairline and working backwards to fill in the crown. For the scar I was told the hair all grows back in over time and I just had to wait and if there was any scars left when the procedures were done that they would get rid of them, but I had to wait for that until everything was done. Over the years that I was going through the process with them they did lower the hairline slightly, although nowhere near to where they drew it on me, and they just kept creating more scars as in those days they made a new FUT scar for each procedure rather than using the same scar line. The entire time they kept telling me there would be no scars when they were done. Over 30 years later and 30 hair transplants with number 31 scheduled in less than two weeks I am still trying to get back to where I was when I first started, so I can then finally actually begin to get an improvement. It's been rough.
  7. 2 points
    So how do we know which doctors are the elite in this industry if even they need to pay for being listed here. And if getting listed here is only through money then can unskilled doctors n clinics get listed here by paying more money?. If this forums motive is to help support and guide potential patient how is this justified when Dr couto is not listed here and Dr Lindsey is. Does doctor skill and results doesn’t matter?
  8. 2 points
    My story is different than most. Looking back at old pictures I was probably Norwood 5 or 6 when I had my first 2,000 transplants in 2011 at age 64. At that time I knew I would need a 2nd transplant which I had in 2018 at age 71. My hairloss appears to have stopped so I am not dealing with the everchanging hair. I had 2300 transplants in 2018, and my hair has filled in nicely except I could use help in the crown area. I probably will not do the crown because of my age - Law of Diminishing Returns - LOL. I was happy with my first procedure for 7 years. The key for me is that my hairloss stopped which is not something younger guys experience. I used to have to clean the drain after ever shower. My story is not as interesting as a 30-40 year old, but remember you will not always be young, but you will always want to look your best, and someday you will be 72 and wondering what the heck happened. LOL
  9. 1 point
    You are a young guy and have a long way to go. And as I always say, if you've shown the propensity to lose, you will keep losing. But, if you've shown the propensity to keep, you'll keep keeping. At this time there is no signs of anything. Yes, you are maturing your hairline, but this is a natural process. Keep an eye on things, take photos every year and notice if there is progression. If so, consider medical therapy. You mention falling hair. That's shedding and it's normal. Most believe 100 hairs a day is normal. (The follicle gets tired of producing hair and it takes a vacation. After a dormant period of about 3-4 months, the hair returns. So, if you see hair on the floor, sink, pillow cover, etc, don't sweat it). You also mentioned thinning hairs. Hair miniaturizes, dissipates and eventually will disappear. That's hair loss. With regards to the very front of the hairline, realize there are what I call stragglers in that area. The very front will be very fine and the caliber will augment as you look farther back. All normal. Consider, if the hair was really thick, it would look more like a wig and unnatural. Don't freak or stress. While this is not the cause of loss, it can prompt hair to go away sooner.
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  11. 1 point
    Doesn't sound like you're very thrilled. Consult with a few more surgeons. Take a look at Konior, Gabel, Diep, Hasson and Wong, Mohebi, Rahal, just to name a few.
  12. 1 point
    I'm mainly concerned that being on the Big 3 has not even halted my hair loss, let alone given me any gains. I see. Thank you for the context. Thanks for the recs. I'm in NorCal but in SoCal often enough, I can make a visit to them. Hi Melvin, I also personally know people that have gone to Diep and don't doubt his skill. However it was concerning to me that after two rejections from Erdogan and Rosanelli, that Diep was willing to perform an operation on me. During the consultation when I pointed out that those two doctors said my donor area was too weak, he deflected my question with a negative statement about HT surgeons in Turkey. I did not push further at that point.
  13. 1 point
    Im sorry Melvin didnt know that. Should have looked at the rules better. Will not happen again The name of the forum is recuperarelpelo. There is a lot of couto cases there.
  14. 1 point
    When you have a cowlick it is going to look thin in that area especially if you keep your hair short as you have it. This is because the hair is growing in different directions and is being spread apart. I don't think it looks bad at all. Wait a few more months because it will improve a bit if you are only at 6 months now. Also let it grow a bit longer.
  15. 1 point
    Well that's not true. Before I had surgery, I figured that my hair had reached rock bottom. I thought, if the procedure doesn't work I will cut my losses and move on with my life. Given your level of hair loss, you need to keep your expectations in check. Looking at the back of your scalp, the crown dips down very far, and I would say you are very close to Norwood 7. I just want to make sure that you are fully informed and educated before you decide on having a procedure.
  16. 1 point
    Like I said... There is only negativity that I can expect from someone like you. Paid to be a nameless and faceless internet troll sitting behind the computer and trying to attack other people for no specific reason. Keep your questions and opinions to yourself. I don't hear you, I don't see you... You don't exist to me. Paid troll!
  17. 1 point
    I mean, let me understand ... is the patient who has to fear being sued and not the other way around? 😳 Are you kidding me?
  18. 1 point
    Thanks for your reply, its great youve held onto so much hair. Hopefully ill look like that when im 40!
  19. 1 point
    @duchaine This is the question I want you to answer, and answer it truthfully. Would a bad hair transplant result bother you more than your current hair? If the answer is yes, do not have a hair transplant. You have to understand that no one can guarantee that you will get a good result, or that you will be satisfied. Having a procedure is taking a calculated risk. I knew before I decided to have surgery that I had reached 'rock bottom' and there was no going lower.
  20. 1 point
    Man, Eugenix is killing it right now! These results are unbelievably pristine. You’d be hard pressed to find a hairline that is more refined than this. Congrats to the patient and doctors!
  21. 1 point
    This is my 11 month update, or about a week before it. I am about 2 or maybe even 3 weeks past a haircut here. I stopped taking minox maybe 2 months ago. My hair seems to be doing fine without it. I think if I have any issues from getting off of it, I think I may start taking oral minox. I just got a little tired of putting it in, especially since I didn't see that much of an effect. In that time however, I have been decently consistent on doing at least 1, sometimes 2 coconut oil treatments a week. I leave it in for about 1-2 hours, and I wash and condition after. I think this was maybe 3 hours post shower with no product. I feel my hair gets nice and full, and it creates the dense look I like. Glad I started the oil. I recently went to a doc and got my legit fin prescription. It was easy, but then again maybe my doc visit was easier than most. I told him about why I needed the prostate medication (fin) and even told him about this site. I said it before, but I feel like my hair is at a point where family tell me that it looks good, and strangers can't tell. I'll take that. That's all I wanted out of the whole procedure, and I can say I am satisfied. I'll finish up my semester soon and start my adult life next month. It will also coincide with my 1 year anniversary of the procedure, and I plan to update my review post with a collage of posts. I kept pretty good records, so it'll be easy.
  22. 1 point
    4th DAY UPDATE : IM FEELING GOOD , NO PAIN OR ANYTHING. AS A PRECAUTION STILL SLEEPING ON MY BACK WITH A NECK PILLOW TO PREVENT TOUCHING THE GRAFTS AGAINST ANYTHING. WILL HAVE TO DO THIS FOR 7 NIGHTS AFTER THE HT. BUT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH THIS AS ITS NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME. MY DONER AREA IS NOT SURPRISING STILL TENDER , SENSATION HAS COME BACK INTO IT QUITE WELL BUT STILL A LITTLE NUMBNESS HERE AND THERE. MY RECIPENT HAS STILL NUMBNESS ALL OVER AT THE MOMENT WHICH SHOULD GRADULLY WARE OFF IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. STILL SHOWING REDNESS AND THE CRUSTS ARE FORMING NOW. UNDER MY CHIN HAS REALLY COME ON VERY WELL. THE HEALING IS VERY QUICK ON THIS AREA AND I WAS TOLD THIS BY DR.SHISHIR THAT I COULD SHAVE AFTER A WEEK. THERE IS STILL REDNESS THERE NOT SURPRISINGLY, BUT NOBODY WOULD NOTICE IT. THE PUNCH SIZE USED WAS O.7 mm. IM SPRAYING SALINE SPRAY ON MY RECIPENT EVERY 2 HOURS. IN THE MORNING BEFORE FOOD IM TAKING A TABLET TO PREVENT ACID BUILDING IN THE STOMACH , I THEN APPLY BEATADINE SOLUTION ON MY DONER AREA ONCE IN THE MORNING AS ITS AN ANTISEPTIC.I THEN APPLY T BACT ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT IN THE MORNING ALSO IN THE EVENING. ALSO IM TAKING 1 ANTIBIOTIC TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY WITH MEALS TO PREVENT INFECTION, 1 PAIN KILLER 3 TIMES A DAY WITH FOOD ( IM NOT IN PAIN BUT AS A PRECAUTION ) ALSO 1 PROBIOTIC TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY WITH FOOD FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM TO PROVIDE A PROTECTIVE BARRIER IN THE GUT TO RESTORE BALANCE. DR PRADEEP HAS BEEN IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH ME THROUGH WHATTS APP VIDEO CALLS TO CHECK THAT ALL IS GOOD WHICH IT IS, ALSO EUGENIX HAS SENT ME SHORT VIDEOS ALSO. IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS MORE CRUSTS WILL BE FORMING ON MY RECIPENT AND ON THE 7TH DAY MY HEAD WASH WILL BEGIN TO REMOVE THOSE CRUSTS ALL THE BEST FOR NOW ...............PADDY.............
  23. 1 point
    12 months is the minimum. By 18 months you will experience some slight improvement including the hair straightening and thickening.
  24. 1 point
    Went out for the first time since my nose job last night haha. Definitely felt good
  25. 1 point
    @CosmoKramer the flaking occurs because minoxidil dries out your scalp. If you apply a moisturizer like castor oil once a week this should help alleviate the dryness. I soak rosemary leaves in my castor oil. On a side note, rosemary oil can be as effective as 2% minoxidil: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25842469
  26. 1 point
    No problem, I enjoyed contributing. I owe my journey to this site, and sharing members that came before me. Best pic I have of recipient is on page one of this thread. I took photos as I recovered, so there are some additional ones of recipient as it heals. Hope that answers the "size" question.
  27. 1 point
    @Rolandas Agreed @Szotz_257 I would have to disagree with your above statements regarding manual v motorised punch. Transition and graft survival is down to the skill of the user. Motorised punches are still manually controlled by the Doctor. I am not endorsing the Doctors discussed within this thread and do not their approach or preferred tools. The manual being superior is such an outdated argument. As Rolandas said, a great Doctor with good control of both manual and motorised will achieved great results and choose his preference. A poor/average Doctor with little/intermediate control of either manual or motorised, will achieve poor/intermediate results and choose his preference. Many of the worlds leading surgeons use a motorised punch. This topic has understandably been discussed at length on many occasions. I reiterate what I have previously posted. Many Drs/Clinics try selling themselves as only manual harvesters and claim it is superior. It’s a sales tool. The other thing they talk about is small punches. But small punches are great for the right patient in the right situation. However, there is much more follicle injury with small punches used in the wrong patient and in the wrong situation. The main thing is to avoid very large punches. Manual and punch size are sales tactics that a lot of clinics use to scare patients and encourage them to schedule with them. In reality, anytime a clinic pitch all manual punch or only small punch sizes, it is a clinic that you should probably avoid. One has to correctly match the equipment and procedure to the patient. No two patients are exactly alike so it is important to have a selection of tools and a variety of methods to succeed in ALL patients. Therefore if a clinic "sells" one method and one punch, they are going to fail a lot of the time. Every aspect of your procedure has to be individualised to your needs.
  28. 1 point
    Black hair, light scalp...Because of the contrast, this will typically make things look worse....In your case, however, it seems you are thinning into a 5 pattern. It is important to understand this classification as it will dictate what can be done. One thing I like about your hair is the waviness. This, ultimately, will give you more lateral coverage. I'm glad you are doing medical therapy. Get on it. If you decide against Fin, add a laser or even PRP. You seem to have a lot of miniaturized hair, could be you are experiencing retention. 3500 grafts would be a nice addition to your entire front. I would avoid the crown until you're happy with the density in the front. Also, start thinking multiple procedures as one will not be enough to achieve the density you seem to have elsewhere.
  29. 1 point
    @Ticarno Congratulations on your procedure. I will be following your progress and look forward to witnessing your evolution. Thanks for the shout out. You didn't waste my time. I am a patient first and foremost remember, and so many guys reached out and helped me when I needed. It was my pleasure! Heal well!
  30. 1 point
    I did not shed at all, but I am a lot older. Everybody is different. I am a fast healer as witnessed by past non-transpant procedures, although I remember no shedding from my 2011 transplant. I am 14 months past my last transplant. When I was younger I had to clean out the drain every day, now I very seldom have to do that and I have a good amount of body hair.
  31. 1 point
    If you need temples, then that would be good coverage with 3000 grafts.
  32. 1 point
    This was what I was thinking was going to happen. I still have to play with it because it kind of makes the hair look wavy. It doesnt come off though which is great, fibers fly off from a stiff wind.
  33. 1 point
    you are such a nice lad, i enjoy reading your replies for real
  34. 1 point
    9 day update: I have been really tired the last week, so did not feel like updating. I now know how terrible the itch is 🙂 My scaps was ready to be pulled off today without any problems. So far i am really happy the results. I think my donor area looks quite good besides the redness. now i will enjoy the new hair, before it falls out 😅
  35. 1 point
    Hey guys so heres how its looking at 22 weeks I'm very happy now. I'm now able to pull of the comb over which gives the illusion of decent density in most lighting situations and photos. That's worth it for me I feel like I've got my confidence back.
  36. 1 point
    Miraculous result, and very good presentation of all before, pre-op, post-op, and after photos 👍
  37. 1 point
    Really noticeable improvement this month, things definitely starting to happen now. Should be a killer result this.
  38. 1 point
    Thank you Phil, when i first joined the forum and looked at potential hairline surgeons, i couldn't find one thread who had a transplant with him on the forum. Just lots of comments about him in general or potentially being a surgeon. I am sure we will see more threads with him in the future although his waiting list is a long one.
  39. 1 point
    All of the photos looked zoomed in as they all look a bit blurry and slightly blocky as if they were zoomed and resaved. They may all be pictures from other clinics. Once you know a clinic is using someone elses photos that's a major sign to stay away because they don't have any good ones of there own to show.
  40. 1 point
    It’s really difficult to predict your thinning at such a young age (24). I hope you consider to hold off on surgery for a while, save your money and think about a transplant several years from now. Start taking multiple angle pictures now and build a portfolio that will provide doctors with detailed information to make a good determination if your recession or thinning has stabilized more ....and a more informed plan of action would be more obvious. Best of luck to you.
  41. 1 point
    Looking forward to your updates!
  42. 1 point
    How well you scar. I don’t think psoriasis has anything to do with scarring, but some people just heal better than others. I’m not exactly sure why, but it could be collagen. That’s just a guess.
  43. 1 point
    Solid class 5A with a lot of miniaturized hair. First thing that comes to mind is PRP along with the transplant. If done correctly, PRP can help bring in the results sooner and can also help reverse the miniaturization. Keep in mind, just like any other modality, you'll have to continue doing PRP treatments down the road. When? It depends on how the treatment is done. Some do a little frequently and others draw a lot more blood but do it in a longer time interval. Ask the clinic how the do it, what equipment they use, and if they use a binding matrix. Propecia, Rogaine, Laser and PRP and the typicall modalities discussed when dealing with this debilitating condition. If you do not want to take Propecia, you do have an array of other choices. All of these work in different ways and are thus, synergistic when used simultaneously. Start Rogaine and add laser. It takes a full year to see the full effect of the meds. Take photos of every angle of your head. Get started with meds. 6-12 mo from now, take another set of photos. If you look the same or better, the meds did what they were supposed to do. Based on the results, you can then decide what to do surgical wise. And, at that point, please continue the use of whatever modalities you're doing.
  44. 1 point
    Excellent result, Nelson! I doubt that anybody that sees you for the first time would ever be able to guess that you had ever suffered from hairloss in the past. Very impressive indeed 👏 👏
  45. 1 point
    That is very true...most individuals who have experienced a poor result will not go public and share what happened...that's why it's so important to provide support to the ones who do...these communities need to be a safe place to communicate. It's also a fact that far more individuals simply surf the online communities for information but do not actively participate. So we can be grateful for the ones who do share their story and encourage one another in our journeys.
  46. 1 point
    So the year is here. Here are the before and afters: Facts and observations in no particular order: I no longer wear hats. Like, almost never, which is inconceivable to me... my username has been fulfilled! I think I experienced a pretty moderate case of shedding between 9mths and 12mths.. I still think I may have had more/thicker hair at 6-7mths than now. There are alot of baby hairs still growing back as we speak though, can't tell from the pics obviously. If I grow my hair out to longer lengths the front hairs do jut out at a slightly unnatural angle, I like to keep my hair this length anyway so not really an issue I do wonder what would've been different if I'd gone FUT vs FUE? I am going to get SMP on my temples to give the side hairline of my face a little bit more definition Crown transplant will probably be 3+ years down the road On the dating apps front, I am definitely getting better looking matches than before, this is a no brainer but just thought I'd throw it out there All in all, I feel much better confidence-wise now and I don't really worry much about my hair in public anymore. Hope my journey will help some people in the future!!
  47. 1 point
    I’m a big fan of dr Kaan and his work, but this is absolute nonsense, if his existing hair had fallen out then I would agree. But it is clear from the photos the hairline was lowered and temples were filled in. Let’s not forget here guys, we are looking at 3500 grafts in total.This could be just one of those unlucky patients that, for, whatever reason the majority of grafts have just not survived. I would be interested if some of the Dr’s on this forum gave their professional opinion. I really feel for you dredd77 All the best.
  48. 1 point
    The SMP industry has evolved and is booming right now. I also have had 2100 FUE by Dr Feriduni to the frontal area. I do not have enough donor hair to transplant the crown, and I have slight diffuse thinning in the middle. This was a bad procedure by a company that produces constant bad results. I fell in to their marketing trap as they 'innovated' SMP. We all make mistakes. Now back so SMP. There has always been, or certainly used to be a belief that SMP was garbage, waste of time etc. Not the case now days. The very best SMP artists can produce 3d effect SMP, natural results. Just look at the before and after pics of Paul Clark and Jonathan Gerow. When combined, SMP/FUE combo looks very good, providing one can rock a short hair style. Results undetectable when done by the right practitioners and docs. The best artists now use vegan ink, no additives that can cause the head to turn blue and no longer dish out goofy hairlines. Best artists will measure a hairline properly according to clients face, raising of the eyebrows etc, to determine what hairline to go with. I do not think there is an argument for anything being 'fake' providing one goes with the best SMP practitioners out there. SMP is essentially doing what a hair transplant does, restoring what was once there, albeit with a short buzzed/shaven look but it frames the face. For clients that do not have enough donor hair for whole head FUE, SMP if done correctly, is a fantastic option. Permanent SMP is now as good as temporary, due to the evolution of the procedure and quality of ink used by the best artists out there. Furthermore, lots of people are now choosing SMP over a hair transplant. There are pitfalls to HT's as you're always chasing the hairloss. Lots if people are also using SMP to thicken a HT. I had a bad SMP. By a crooked clinic. And I advise anyone considering SMP to stay away from that clinic. My rework plan involves one of the best SMP practitioners in the world. I will be posting progress of laser fading, and new SMP once laser has faded the awful procedure I had. Some people with hair transplants get all grandiose and disregard SMP. But SMP has now exploded onto the scene and is now a first choice option for many. Not everyone wants a slick back HT look. Some people like low maintenance short hair.
  49. 1 point
    It's looking slightly better now after 2 laser sessions. I got a threatening call from the CEO of HIS saying if I take my posts down on forums he'll give me free SMP. No way am I letting that sunk to the bottom of the ocean company touch my head. He was swearing/cursing, threatening to blame his freelancers for the botched job even though it was done in a HIS CLINIC WITH A HIS CONTRACT HIS TOOLS AND HIS INK. He said he'll bend the truth and say that it's the work of his freelancers and HIS are not taking responsibility. He put words in my mouth saying when I complained, I said I was 'happy' with the treatment! He was livid. I asked what ink he used and he said he can't tell me that due to health and safety and it's all FDA approved from USA. He said that he trained all the best smp pracs and they all 'stole from him' He refused me a refund saying he ain't giving me a refund so I can get work done elsewhere. After the call I emailed him saying do not ever call my phone with threatening, intimidating language and blackmail again or I will take steps to report harassment. My plan is to get it reworked by Paul Clark once laser has faded it. It has faded, and I've another laser session booked for September attached pic of how it looks now.
  50. 1 point
    Haha, rightfully deserved after such a long way.
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