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  1. Theres a lot to unpack here so ill just focus on some basic stuff, and hopefully others can answer any questions/give you more feedback If I understand this correctly, are you saying Diep now gets his patients to sign a contract saying they cannot sue him, bur rather have to undergo arbitration instead? And he does this after payment has been made? If so thats dodgy AF and needs to be presented to the HT community. Its generally industry standard to not charge for extras so again this is dodgy. There was even a thread about it here; https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic
    3 points
  2. Some of you are not understanding what Melvin is trying to say. He isn't saying price is not a factor at all. He is saying price should not be the most important factor. You want a hair transplant because you want to improve your hair situation and look better. That is the goal. That is the main priority. Improving your hair and looking better. You cannot disregard that and make the lowest price be the main goal. There has never been anyone with a bad hair transplant who feels great about it because he got the transplant at a lower price than anyone else. However there are plenty of men who ha
    2 points
  3. Let me start by saying that Dr. Diep does not perform place the grafts!! EDIT: From discussion, seems that 90% of clinics, the surgeon does not place the grafts. Assistants do this. And it is standard operating procedure. The above sentence has been updated accordingly as is the post's title. From what I can relate his asstants do it. I'll detail the rest of this process here with pictures and my objective thoughts (insomuch as I can be) here for any others. The jury is still out and I'll reserve the recommendation for others to go to Dr. Diep once I get to through the 12-month post
    1 point
  4. @jimcraig152 how many surgeons did you consider before selecting your doctor? Did you have additional consultations, virtual or in person? I think you will likely have a good result as your donor seems good, so just let the process play out and not stress too much. I will say though, that I wish these parts of the process became more of an industry standard (if this industry had better regulation, or any regulations at all): 1. The doctor should be able to provide the patient with a spectrum of lifetime donor supply and donor quality estimates, using microscopes or other tools
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  5. Jaxl, A couple of things...only by buzzing down your donor area (occipital zone) would it be possible to evaluate your donor density for FUE...if the donor density is on the lower side, then might it be possible for your strip scar to show as Melvin pointed out...based on the video you provided, it looks ok but only an in person evaluation will provide accuracy. Since your last FUHT procedure was in 2011, you should have enough laxity for another strip but that also must be tested before surgery....and I agree, since you already have the scar, why not do another FUHT and get as many
    1 point
  6. There is a clinic here in the greater Wash DC area (Northern Virginia) with a doctor who has been doing horrible FUHT work for nearly 4 decades now. You would think that after all this time he would be out of business...what is the sole factor that keeps him open? It's greed!...he runs a full display add quarterly in the Wash Post advertising a big sale on HT procedures from as low as $2 per graft. Herds of people come running to him for a free consultation and he just drops his line in the water and pulls them out one by one! He plays on the fact that a cheap price is hard
    1 point
  7. You wouldn't be saying that if you came out botched with a depleted donor. It worked out for you, which is great, but that's sort of like a rapper saying "hey I didn't graduate high school, and now look at me i'm a millionaire."
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  8. Fair enough. I stated in the OP that it is all about results and will reserve the final recommendation for once when this entire 12-month post-op process is done. At this stage, it might be overthinking, but conveying my thoughts also does help others with their decisions and formulating their game plans. Also, fair yeah? Thorough researching is a relative thing. I can assure you that I did as much researching as I felt comfortable with to make the decision and pay for the large expense. I think of myself as a very thorough person. Maybe you can also tell this by my writing. Still thou
    1 point
  9. You're right. It is on me/the patient to ask. However, in the absence of the patient asking, I feel a minimal level of disclosure should be automatic. I remember when the disease of cancer was taking my mother. Every single person that walked into her room down to the orderly introduced themselves to her. Being bedside with her during this, I can assure that each "Hello Mrs. ------. I am SoAndSo/ I'll be your -----./ I'll be bringing your lunch. /I'll be giving you your bath." made a huge difference. Even as I passed some of my mother's staff people in the hallways, I recognized them and
    1 point
  10. Signing a form stating a clinic cannot guarantee growth etc is pretty standard sure, but getting a patient to sign paperwork that expressly forbids them from any legal action and only consider arbitration AFTER theyve paid everything in full is absolutely not!!!! That's not a doctor that someone should have confidence in. He mentioned Diep did not mark the donor out properly in pre-op either, which I would tend to agree with given how high Diep goes with the extraction pattern. "In fact, he did not mark the donor site at all during the consultation or on the date of the procedure ...
    1 point
  11. @Houseofwolves the diagnosis you received are ridiculous and scary because one clinic actually includes repairs so I assume fuc**ng up is normal for them. In the UK there`s 1 doctor getting a steady flow of good results who is Dr. Reddy but he`s overpriced for his level or results. The quote you got of 4000 grafts is actually much less than I would expect because looking at your pictures you should have around 125cm2 of area to fill in and rebuilding the frontal hairline requires higher density so I would say you need at least 6000 grafts split into two surgeries. Also, your hair is
    1 point
  12. Melvin has repeatedly said that he would not advise anyone to go to Turkey for a hair transplant. He has written off the whole country. I have said there are reputable clinics there that get great results at a much lower cost. Cost should not be the only factor, of course I agree.
    1 point
  13. This is an epic result, you couldn’t really get any better 👍🏽👌🏻
    1 point
  14. Youre' an almost slick bald NW6/7 with a bit of a hairline left over. Without knowing your age and if youre on any medications, very few clinics could handle your case effectively (NW 7 arent really good candidates for surgery sadly). If you had to consider surgery Id strongly suggest looking at FUT for your case even though the clinics you suggested do FUE. Also nothing youve mentioned so far about the clinics gave me any confidence and so I'd pretty much avoid them at this point - they dont deserve your time nor money. If I were you id contact Hasson and Wong in Canada (FUT and FUE
    1 point
  15. That is/was the case. Arbitration only. I agree to no lawsuit. The verbiage was something to the extent of results cannot not be guaranteed and I am in agreement with this and cannot hold MHTA liable. Cannot sue. Can only be offered arbitration---something to that extent. Payment was made first. I did not see the final business papers to sign until the day of the procedure, 2 weeks after the payment was due. Now I know there is a pandemic and all. But some better effort should have been put into transparency. I should have taken pictures of the final agreement with my phone and posted it
    1 point
  16. Yes just what I thought, the practice probably couldn’t be arsed helping me with all the COVID going’s on. I explained I’d just had a Hair Transplant and It was something I needed. I’d done 6 months on generic Finasteride but suffered with a few sides as I explained to him. The reason I wanted to try Proscar was to try eliminate the sides but obviously he doesn’t care enough to help me.
    1 point
  17. please ask how the hair caliber/texture - body vs hair vs beard - blend after HT. Does it all look natural or can you pin point the weak (chest) and thick (beard) hair?
    1 point
  18. Hey Melvin, had a question for Dr Predeep. "With the way that you run your transplant procedures, is it easier for your Senior Technicians to perform the actual implantation vs. making the slits? The reason I ask is that in your Comprehensive and Exclusive package, it looks like the Technicians do most of the implanting and the doctor is making all the slits. Just wasn't sure which process took more of a doctors hand and skill level." Sorry wish I could join, but don't have Instagram:-)
    1 point
  19. I have a question. I have seen a lot of great results from Eugenix for high Norwood cases, and with the FUE approach as well. However, "conventional" wisdom states that for high Norwood patients, it is better to do FUT as the surgeon can access more grafts, and hopefully get better yield. Why does Eugenix not do FUT for these high Norwood patients in that case? Is it because they are skilled enough in FUE (which it looks like they are) to get just as good yields and minimal donor scarring, even for patients who are Norwood 5/6?
    1 point
  20. The most important thing here is that lots of multiple haired grafts were used in the hairline. This is definitely not acceptable and does not adhere to best practices where single grafts only should go into the transition zone of the hairline.
    1 point
  21. if he claims this, it means that he is not a hair transplant surgeon.
    1 point
  22. Wow. Did this Dr specifically try to put multi hair grafts in the hairline? Because it doesn't look like he got many singles in there at all.
    1 point
  23. I know what you are going through. As said, your doctor just don't know anything about transplant and is inept
    1 point
  24. I wore a surgical cap home on the airplane and carefully wore a baseball cap if I went outside. Just be careful putting on the hat and especially taking it off. Your head is very numb for weeks and you really don't feel the hat. You just don't want to rub out any grafts that may in in contact with your cap. Your grafts however are quite secure after a couple of days. Just be aware of what your doing and be careful. Your donor area will heal very quickly. I was playing golf within two weeks of surgery. I didn't use any special products and I have NEVER taken any drugs related to hair lo
    1 point
  25. Dude you need to research a bit more, where are these so-called reviews? Google, yelp? All I’m gonna say is our forum is the leading site for real reviews, look at the surgeon reviews section and you’ll see what a “true” review looks like.
    1 point
  26. Sounds worryingly low for a surgeon in North America. Last patient who chose a surgeon for $2 grafts in Colorado ended up being botched.
    1 point
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