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  1. Wow! Just, wow! Melvin was kind and diligent enough to bring this to my attention. I came to this thread expecting to feel quite distressed and annoyed as I read it. I take my work and the trust that patients put in me very seriously. Just thinking that a patient might be unhappy with how his/her hair transplant is evolving would ruin my day, regardlessly if I believe the surgery and result was a success or not. Yet, I feel humbled. I am left in awe and gratitude. I am truly amazed with how knowledgeable this community is, and how supportive you have all bee
    17 points
  2. I still recall being told by a girl in my HS photography class that I should be voted “best hair.” I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I just knew I cared about my hair. Fast forward a few years, the subtle erosion was clear. But I was oblivious at the time. Sometimes I think it was my psyche guarding me from catastrophe. Little did I know I was in for a hell of a shock regardless. Lost Identity I still remember this day it was February 2013. I was 27 years old. It was a great day hiking in Malibu with my best friends. Reaching the top an
    14 points
  3. Hi guys, Day 121 update, in couple of the pictures I have combed the hair forward to resemble the previous pictures but I have started to comb my hair up now that it is getting stronger. BR Hugo
    8 points
  4. Like many, this patient has fallen fowl to marketing and hype over real education and proven records, and having no surgery is better than a poor one, as shown here. The good news is that in the right hands it can be rectified, but in today’s fast paced world, we now need patience. Analysis of this patient. Hair line repair needed due to height, structure, closure and “pluggy" look. This is 5cm from eyebrows and should be 7cm for this patient measuring from the glabella upwards to be natural and fitting with bone structure. We need to remove and punch out the grafts and not leav
    7 points
  5. Thank you so much for getting to this forum and I know that you cannot experience what I am about to write but you are in a good place with many, many people who have been where you are (myself included) and have come out the other side where all of this pain and depression is behind them. I living proof. Firstly I would forget Turkey entirely. That's not to say that their are not a couple of surgeons there who could help you but it's not for you in the head space you are in. Secondly I want you to know that at 18 after two severely botched hair transplants I too felt suicidal. I went and
    7 points
  6. I’m afraid it’s going to take a lot more than 500-1000 grafts to bring this upto a satisfactory result. IMO you’re looking at least another 1500 in the hairline and frontal 1/3 alone to bulk this area out and create an illusion of fullness. Like has already been aforementioned, large amount of real estate to be covered, with fine calibre hair is never an easy fight - which is why I think it is important for us to have answers from the Dr about what his strategy was for this case, and why he executed your surgery in this way. Hopefully you have >2000 grafts avai
    7 points
  7. The first mistake is making an emotionally based decision. This is only natural (and true in all aspects of life) as hair loss is incredibly devastating, especially as it often sadly commences at the very point of your life where you are young (late teens/early twenties). At this stage in life, you are not biologically wired to make any real executive decisions. The only remedy that I can think of is to educate yourself on forums like this. The second mistake is having unrealistic expectations such as a lower hairline than required that will look unnatural in years to come. It's very hard
    7 points
  8. There’s no such thing as undoing a hair transplant. You will be left with scars, depending on how deep they inserted the grafts. You may get pitting. Best to stay calm and see how the results pan out. You may be satisfied. Making an impulsive decision got you in this position. Making another impulsive decision can get you worse. Read this article by @Bernstein Medical https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/answers/hair-transplant-reversal-vs-repair/
    7 points
  9. This is a topic that I wanted to address as an individual. Not as a representative or advisor of a doctor or clinic. But as a patient, that experienced loss at a young age and found great support and education on this very forum. It is a great resource. The forum has grown and the content and level of education that is available today is better and deeper than ever. As is the amount of honest and transparent real patient reviews. But I do have a concern - We must remember that only a very small percentage of patients give permission to share, or share their own cases. As Im sure m
    7 points
  10. I am updating further my post with Donor area up to 2 months after. 13 Days after 17 Days after 29 Days after 38 Days after 38 Days after 52 Days after
    6 points
  11. Two days shy of a year. I really could not be happier. The new hair is still a little curly, which I kind of like. I’ve only gotten one haircut in a year too and just let it grow. Will take one more picture in May with it pulled back just to compare, then I’m done. Dr. Nadimi did an absolutely amazing job and I would highly recommend her.
    6 points
  12. Hey gang hope everyone is healthy during these crazy times. On a lighter note, I wanted to say thank you to the community for the input and guidance you provide in regards to hair loss and how supportive everyone is. I noticed my hair thinning slightly in the crown(most people disagreed but you just know) about a year ago when I came across this forum. After doing extensive research on this forum, I hoped on 1mg Finasteride and it was a great decision. My crown has filled back in and it wouldnt have been possible without this forum providing me a platform to learn about hair loss remedies. Im
    6 points
  13. Aside from Dr.Bisanga's "Bitesize" videos that are garnishing a growing fan base, here is a unique look "inside the op-room", to jump from the theory to the practice and the confident manner and clean work that can be seen. Dr. Bisanga explains some tips and the approach used in finding the "anagen" phase hair and discusses the angles needed to harvest the follicular units. Come and join us from the punching to the extraction of these grafts with "live commentary" from Dr. Bisanga.
    6 points
  14. Dr Linsey, Just to be clear, as you can see from my post above, there is no confrontation of any kind here and I have the utmost respect for you and your work. This forum has been a big support throughout my hair restoration journey. This is the place I go for HT related matters so naturally I came here for their opinion. Nothing more nothing less.
    6 points
  15. For me it all boiled down to getting tired of the hassle of wet shaving it every other day as the slightly grown out horseshoe was a no no..particularly in my late 20s right through to my mid 40s... It's all an inside job..by that I mean if you feel good about yourself with a shaved head /going bald you wont be held back in your career ,lady department,etc etc ..if it bothers you..you will. If having hair makes you feel good inside...guess what.. these vibrations are felt by others and by extension ...things tend to fall into place as a result .. Z
    6 points
  16. Dear community, This is a 27 year old gentleman who had a previously repaired Cleft Lip as a child. He had a resulting scar and gap in his upper lip Philtrum. We extracted 288 Fue grafts using a 0.8 mm motorized punch. We dissected them into 496 single and double hairs only and transplanted them. Recipient sites were made using 0.8 and 1.0 mm sapphire blades. These are results 5 months after surgery. Microlines Fue: Microlines Fue: 10 days:
    5 points
  17. I have spoken to Dr. Zarev, I hope to invite him here and perhaps he can share some details about his surgical protocol. I will announce it when the time comes.
    5 points
  18. I would like to make my post as the model post of recipient and donor development from start of Hair Transplant Surgery to final result. So I am now updating my recipient area from 38 days to 3.5 months after surgery. I hope I will help the readers of my post to get the absolute insight of recipient development. 38 Days after 2 Months after 3 Months after 3.5 Months after
    5 points
  19. No a hair transplant can never be perfect. It's not a one and done experience regardless of how natural the results are in the ideal candidate. The (perfect) results are influenced entirely upon the patient's expectations. I've seen incredible results where the patient is still unhappy with it and I have seen as little as 2,000 grafts give new life back to a patient where he/she feels it's a one and done! The problem is that the thought of future loss (be it whether you are stabilized on medication or not) will always be at the back of your mind or eventually will be something you will think a
    5 points
  20. Graft estimates are just a general guide to say how much a clinic thinks you need to create sufficient density based on the area needing coverage. But what it can sometimes fail to take into account are individual hair characteristics (thin or thick, straight wavy or curly) and the average number of hairs per graft. So a patient with thick wavy hair and lots of multiple hair grafts is going to need far less grafts than someone with thin straight hair and mostly singles if they were to cover the exact same area. The specific placement of these individual grafts then is how a surgeon is abl
    5 points
  21. Hey man, I've actually updated this on my channel about a month ago. And yes, my 2nd HT is scheduled for 3rd & 4th of June. Can't wait!
    5 points
  22. They need the patient's permission to do so
    5 points
  23. 6,5 month Update. The last 2 weeks it is like the hair has become more dense. Still seeing small hairs in the front which has just sprouted. Overall i am very Happy with the process - and if i had known it would go as smoothly as mine HT has gone until now I had done it years ago. The hair look natural and people do not notice it is a HT 😀
    5 points
  24. Totally agree. I would add that I think faceless people who open accounts, snipe, then go, are not good for the forum nor patient nor anyone really and are easily spotted, they do not fool anyone really, despite their claims. It is a shame some resort to this activity rather than adding valuable content to educate and encourage. Tearing down is always easier than building and takes no talent nor time, building takes both and it is good to see here the genuine posters, patients, and above all a forum moderator who is putting his passion and integrity here and for me has really brought this com
    5 points
  25. A few arguments; - If you really didnt want the strip scar - if youre expectations were moderated; i.e. you were only after a hairline and basic coverage into the midscalp, with whatever was leftover going towards the crown. - you were willing to use body hair (and its a good match for scalp hair) - you were able to choose a top tier clinic that actually knew what they were doing (i.e. consistent demonstrate of growth, good planning etc) Basically I'd mostly be looking at Eugenix cases. There was a recent Bisanga too where the chap was a NW6 and had retrograde alopeci
    5 points
  26. @SLA Thanks for your questions. They present a great opportunity to continue the discussion with a little more depth and specifically addressing the points that you have asked. It is important to remember that this is in relation to quality surgery with a skilled surgeon, and in our case at BHR Clinic, again Dr. Bisanga has no bias toward either technique. 1. If you do an FUT, you need to leave hair to hide the linear scar, so you wouldn't be able to extract as much with FUE in subsequent procedures. FUT in essence takes from surface area, so if for arguments sake, if 60cm2 i
    5 points
  27. Update: Going to see Dr. Nadimi sometime this summer for a consultation. Her staff says the wait is about 6-7 months on average.
    5 points
  28. I made a poor decision to go to a hair mill (Arenamed clinic in Turkey), because the local agent in my country (Forevhair agency) fooled me and represented Arenamed as a "boutique" clinic and I paid a huge commission, that agent from Forevhair was my "friend" and my barber for 14 years so I thought he wanted what's best for me, alas I almost died in the procedure by those barbarians! I was lucky that an ambulance came for my rescue, for 12 hours I puked, squirm, lost my body heat, due to a low blood pressure due to the clinic's medical malpractice! Also my donor and my natural hair were botche
    5 points
  29. Sorry for the long wait. I have been enjoying the new hair and been busy with work but I want to give back to the community. Now it’s 6 months and a few days since the procedure.
    4 points
  30. The following case presents a patient with advanced loss with some areas of the donor evidently weaker in points. The plan was a conservative approach to address as much area as possible without exhausting the donor and tapping into the beard area to supplement also as a further donor region. Thank you to the patient who kept excellent record of healing and through to 12 months stage and you can see the progression and final outcome. The patient is very happy with this transformation and we can also utilise further scalp and beard donor for future coverage. PATIENT QUOTE:- "Exac
    4 points
  31. Sorry you are having to go through this @jimcraig152. When going with a top rated surgeon and paying top price you would expect quality results. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case and some of your concerns from immediately after the procedure are coming to fruition. Of course, it's imperative to wait for full growth around 12 months but those of us who have been in the game awhile can usually see from immediate post op pictures how the result will pan out. Sometimes Dr Diep has everything line up in his favor and he knocks it out of the park. Sometimes, his decisions, for whatever the r
    4 points
  32. This is a 34-year-old patient who wanted to enhance the density to the front and cover the crown. He was also concerned about his donor and wanted to cover the area to a natural look without insisting on high density. His main aim was naturality and to leave donor for future hair loss. HDC Medical Team, under the responsibility of Dr Maras used only 3300 grafts to cover both areas. To achieve this, we did not build a dense front hairline that would spend a lot of grafts. Note, the clean recipient area one week after and the post op donor photos, showing how the extraction had been ev
    4 points
  33. Hi Guys just wanted to share how finasteride can help kick start and retain miniaturised hair . Below the yellow line on my pre op pic ( lower horseshoe coronet )wasn’t transplanted into .. it’s been a big help with regard to my overall outcome of the procedure My crown continues to show subtle improvements.. 18 months are up on 23 June . I’ll keep you all posted Z
    4 points
  34. To anyone still following, thought I'd share a six month update. I was happy with how it looked in month 5, though the increase in thickness in month 6 has me thrilled. I can get out of the shower, towel dry my hair and have it looks like this in about a minute (how pic was taken). Picture taken in different bathroom (I moved). I believe the light here is harsher. About 1500 grafts placed in back. Obviously ecstatic with results. Hated covering up the crown ... I also placed 400 beard in my FUT scar on March 31. Will have full write up that procedure, as well as this one, once everyt
    4 points
  35. This is a *terrible* result and anyone that says otherwise doesn't have a clue. Macro design is totally unnatural and as others have said the graft number looks overstated. Probably not the worlds most difficult repair, but I guarantee most surgeons on this network would acknowledge that this is a poor result and whoever did the work is incompetent. OP, based on this post alone you absolutely do not have unrealistic expectations. There are plenty of surgeons on this network that would never put out a result like this. Bad yield is one thing, below par density in placement and strai
    4 points
  36. 1) In all honesty based on the immediate post op this particular surgical approach probably wasnt right for you. Im not trying to be disrespectful to Dr Lindsey, just that for a NW6+ with very fine hair and how diffuse the placement of grafts is your results were never going to be that impressive. I assume you were instructed a follow up surgery would be needed. Not sure if growth is an issue or not, but the hairline doesnt look established enough in the post-op pics. 2) I would see how my scalp laxity is and consider another FUT as you already have the scar. If you reinforced the
    4 points
  37. Eleven thousand scalp grafts would have been 22,000 plus follicles and would have produced great density. In this case, the density is lesser because of less number of follicles, though the number of grafts used from different body parts is 11,000.
    4 points
  38. Dr. Bisanga - Body Hair Transplant: Advantages & Limitations
    4 points
  39. Thanks for the update @Bailey99 Really good honest photos that are very transparent and present great value. Outside direct sun light and as Melvin said, your current length can be the most challenging post HT as it is neither short/shaven or does not have the benefit of length to assist the illusion of density, especially in these early months, but the yield is evident. With improvement in density and structure over the next months and with a little more length, things will continue to evolve nicely.
    4 points
  40. Hair that looks ‘unremarkable’ in that it looks so natural that surgery was never performed in the first place.
    4 points
  41. Dear community, This is a 48 year old gentleman who was complaining of diffuse thinning in the frontal, mid scalp and crown regions of the scalp. He was commenced on finasteride on alternate days prior to surgery and areas of the Hairline, frontal zone, mid scalp and crown were transplanted to give a more homogenous look. The entire crown was not restored at this stage yet, but only parts of the anterior crown. Surgical details: Procedure date: August 2020 Total Grafts: 3172 FUE 0.9 mm punch Hairline 400 refined single hairs 2.6 hairs/graft. Si
    4 points
  42. Good topic and the reality is forums will see only a snapshot of the results as a large overwhelming percentage would not wish to share their cases and that is the same for forum users, only a percentage usually share their stories or show their loss from the membership subscribed, so it is part of an industry that is for sure getting more open but realistically only a small percentage will be visible. We don't pay anyone to post, I know some that do, but for us it has never been a protocol and I think the result and the customer service is vital and actually the latter plays a huge role.
    4 points
  43. Absolutely, they’ve been killing it on YouTube, and @Raphael84is one of the best reps I’ve seen in a long time.
    4 points
  44. Looks amazing ... really great results ! You likely have always had wavy hair, however due to your hair loss over the last decade have been unable to see this due to the limitation in hairstyles and length of hair you’ve been able to achieve. Wavy hairs great man - the girls love it, and it provides better coverage for ht’s, so chill out and embrace it . . You are now a 6’5 dark and wavy haired dude with no signs of hair loss, the envy of most guys! Are you on any medication?
    4 points
  45. Hello guys. Been super occupied with stuff lately. Will post an update soon.
    4 points
  46. Damn sure I would 😉.... (Not long outa bed pic ..mid scalp where beard grafts placed ) On a more serious note @qui bonois on the Money with his advice ...I'd agree with everything hes said.. As for beard hair looking unnatural on the head versus native scalp hair I'm sorry but I dont agree at all..to this day I cant tell which from which once they are all mixed up together as a filler.. Good luck with whatever option you choose
    4 points
  47. Wow I should pin this post. What a great detailed reply Raph 👏🏼
    4 points
  48. Couto has a very long waiting list and seems selective of the patients he takes on. Not many patient verified result available here so you might have to check out the Spanish forums instead. @mustangwent to him and another patient recently started a thread about him though. Baubac makes his patients sign NDA's before surgery and has been recycling the same clinic postings for years, so the only way you'll see any patient results is if you talk to guys behind the scenes (*cough cough red flag*). JT recommends him but apparently has never met him in person/only did a phone interview. I did
    4 points
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