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  1. I get it....I had your same attitude....but take it from me, a guy who rushed in to surgery with a doctor not recommended here with patient posted results and ended up with disastrous results and had to then come on here looking for help from an ethical doctor to fix those issues. If I was dead set on doing this surgery and I just waited for my surgery with a great ethical doctor I would have saved time, money, and a lot of stress. the fact that you think that worst case scenario you will just need a touch up tells me that you, just like me didn’t do enough research into how detailed this
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  2. Having two surgeries going on at the same time is an instant deal breaker for me. That is a pure greed move. What if a problem occurs in one room that takes more time?
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  3. What's your problem mate? I feel like you're trying to pick on this forum for no reason. This is business. They have created a huge traffic for people looking into hair loss & hair transplants, thus clinics want to advertise themselves in such places. The difference of this forum compared to others is that here you have a freedom of speech. You can talk/recommend any doctor. Mods will not go and start bashing them or deleting threads because they didn't pay money to be in here. That's why this place is unique as it gives transparent information where everyone can share what they want
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  4. WARNING-- GRAPHIC CONTENT - Nice head of hair or a shortened life due to throat/mouth cancer? My sister was a lifelong smoker who contracted squamous cell carcinoma (head and neck cancer) at 57. She died at 59, having not eaten solid food for a year with me feeding her through a tube to her stomach. Once the cancer spread following a failed jaw replacement, her neck was literally unable to heal and was open and exposed - the cancer growing across her throat until she died suffocating alive one night. By then her nice head of hair was also history. I know firsthand how hard i
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  5. Hey fellows I am about to create a post and share my recent experience, as soon as I receive the pictures from the clinic I went to. But meanwhile I would like to please have your reactions about what just happened to me. First night post-op, I wake up with a trace of blood going from the frontal hairline to the back. I don't know what I did while sleeping, but I'm sure I stayed on my back. I then spray some saline solution, gently tap the area with a cotton pad, and...look who I found. RIP 😭
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  6. Time flies, Dr. K is worth the wait, trust us! Also, you could ask him to put you on the list if someone cancels. Definitely set up a consult with him, you'll learn a lot.
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  7. If you say this it means that you don't know other forums, especially the Italian forums, they are shameful.
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  8. I agree with your barber; donor looks fantastic at this point. Looks like you got good growth as well (and havent shed yet) After seeing so many horror stories with guys pursuing surgery with a similar (neglibile) amount of loss as yours Im incredibly relieved at your current situation
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  9. I keep reading that Diep's patterns are not ideal which scares me very much. I cannot deny the volume he is able to achieve, but I just don't want my hairline to look fake.
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  10. Wow, it’s hard to believe that someone would implant like a doll in the 21st century. I can understand some patients getting poor or slow growth, because many factors can contribute to that beyond surgeons control but that right there has is no excuse , just no “eye” for details.
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  11. I see people say this quite a bit but the rationale for it is flawed. The Minoxidil trials that got the drug FDA approved were only testing on the vertex which is why the box explicitly talks about vertex only. The drug is a vasodilator and the front or the back of your head should have very little impact on this. Less impact of Minoxidil in the frontal area for some people likely comes down to a few possible things. 1. The front is more sensitive to androgens on average and thus miniaturization is more aggressive there. 2. People often only start thinking about losing hair when
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  12. We rely heavily on our community of patients to ensure doctors are maintaining good work, as well as viewing their results regularly. We recently removed two surgeons due to complaints on the forum from members. It’s well documented. What separates us from any other organization is that we operate as democracy rather than one overseer.
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  13. Why do you think I sent you the link? It’s common knowledge.
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  14. I've been trying for 31 years. I'm still working on it. What's needed for any real chance of a decent head of hair on a NW 7 is a lot of thick beard and chest hair. If you have that then you have a shot. If you are a NW 7 then your donor area is going to be much smaller than average. You'll be lucky to get 4000 scalp grafts from a NW 7 head. After getting 4000 scalp grafts you will need to get 8000 to 10000 body hair grafts to get somewhere close to looking like a full head of hair.
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  15. So basically it's impossible for 99% of men to pull off going from NW7 to thick Nw2?
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  16. Let me add my 10 Cents here. I was 63 (last year) when I decided to have a hair transplant - now I'm 64. Although I wouldn't describe myself as a person lacking self-esteem, I have a university education both graduate and post-graduate and am successful in my profession but it certainly bugged me every now and again that I was (going) bald, so I decided quite early on to look after the parts of my body that I could influence myself - this included fitness in the form of regular running and some weight training as well as paying attention to what I eat and what I wear and guess what, it worked
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  17. Just following this thread now and the results of a hair transplant (one that is a state of the art result) would mirror what you have achieved by going down the medication path alone! I would stick with what you are doing religiously!!!! If that means increasing doses, switching to dutasteride under medical supervision, etc, etc, then stay the course assuming side effects are controllable. A hair transplant is a last resort. Currently you have no scars, no failed procedures, no over harvested donor areas, you are not left as a repair case, etc! Any and all of these scenarios we have all seen
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  18. Very unlikely you are balding at this time dude, keep an eye on it for the future if you are really worried.
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  19. Good advice from @ciaus. Crazy how just a slight tilt of the camera and flash can change your perspective. You're in your 30's so you're probably not going to become a NW6. Just keep an eye on things, maybe get a miniaturization analysis to see if Fin is worth starting.
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  20. I would say you are on the very front end of some crown thinning MAYBE -you say your family has some pretty good hair, esp if their crown swirls look similar. The catch is you don't want to start addressing the earliest hints of possible loss with meds because it will make it more difficult to evaluate if they are actually doing you any good -and that's assuming you will be a responder to the meds too, they do work on alot of people but not everybody, but that's getting ahead of things. I would start keeping a record of pics, same angle/lighting/combing about every 6 or 12 months, in
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  21. The work looks pristine. I think you'll be very happy with the outcome. Post-op pictures look as clean as you can achieve. Based on your description of the discussion, the graft implantation angles and density achieved, I'm fairly certain I know who you went to. He's more impressive in person then the forum can convey. Great choice. Look forward to following your journey.
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  22. Sorry just noticed your post here, I put your pics into a side by side comparison, on second look this way #1 and #2 you do have your head at the same tilt, so I guess that was the flash. Surprising how much more scalp is visible in the first pic though -in pic #1 your hair looks like its combed down/laying down more, in #2 like maybe you ran a comb through your crown with an upward motion -or maybe just front to back so its standing up more? And your last pic there has more of a forward tilt from your neck so that will make your scalp more difficult to see anyway, but it looks good from that
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  23. Dr. Panine and Dr. Konior in Chicago
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  24. Dr Konior is in Chicago, you should look at his clinic. Wait times are extended but may be worth it.
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  25. Honestly, the risk with a transplant for you outweighs the reward at this time. Especially being a diffuse thinner, you'll risk shocking the hair you currently have, potentially leaving you with less coverage than before the HT. Stay on fin and wait it out.
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  26. If you're in Chicago go to Dr. Konior. You won't regret it.
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  27. Does Dr Yates use ARTAS? If yes then you have your answer
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  28. Avoid like the plague and don't take any value in well known patient gurus who recommend him.
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  29. How is it Russian roulette? They are all trained and doing hair transplants every day of their life, so they probably have good experiences. Find me a bad doner or a bad case from Cinik then please ?
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  30. @ADuckwithNoHair grid like pattern. 😆 I often wondered that myself. I see a few doctors pattern implantations that way. I think any form of pattern is a dead giveaway when it comes to transplants.I think FUT is over rated and the guys I see expecting better results from them are no more satisfied than a FUE. Stick with FUE with a 7-8 mm punch max.
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  31. To be honest, I don't know what to think of Dr. Diep lately. There's no doubt he's achieved some fantastic results for his patients. But I also share your concern over some cases of poor graft harvesting, not to mention his grid-like implantation pattern.
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  32. I honestly think Cinik is doing good work. It’s a hair mill doing 20 patients a day but they all must be trained well cause he is getting good results. Use the search bar and search results on this so you can see for yourself. Also you are gona get a lot of incoming comments from people saying not to go to him just ignore them mate.
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  33. Haven’t posted here in awhile with everything going on in the world with Covid and to be honest little to talk about during the second transplant that I never mentioned during the first. So here’s the latest pics taken today after my first cut since going into lockdown, this has been 8 months since my second transplant in December 19 and 20 months since my first transplant in November 18. delighted with the results so far!
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  34. Just few things to add: 1-HT in elite clinics are worth a lot, in many countries -like my own- it will cost same price of buying a flat for a middle class family. Saving up for such procedure isn't an option. 2-This is human nature, people go for surgeries in cheaper places for more critical surgeries that good have a life threatening risk if not done properly, at least in HT that risk is less. 3-Marketing and results has been super effective, Turkey has elite marketing strategies: a-FUE now is probably considered the only good method for most people thanks to it, even H&
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  35. Radiogaga you have one thing at the moment that you haven't lost. That's a scalp without scars! Have you considered shaving your head first just to see how you travel with it? I have horrible scars not only at the back donor area but at the frontal hairline also. Be very specific with yourself in what you expect in terms of results. With scalp and beard hair (forget body hair) you can get more coverage than scalp alone, however you want to have an assessment on how how much coverage is possible? Will you only have enough to cover up to the vertex? Are you ok with leaving the crown area bald?,
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  36. Hi Dr. Keller, According to the patient his front hairline was not transplanted. I recommend removing that portion of your post and leaving just the “thicken the midscalp and crown” portion. Also, I recommend posting some photos of the crown and top down view, so we can appropriately gauge the results. Thank you for your participation and presentation.
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  37. Hi Dr Keller, Thank you for posting my results. Since 3 of 5 preop pictures show my crown could you please provide the same pictures(crown only) for my postop results so hair restoration network membera can give comments. Also, I would like you to include grafts count. Thanks in advance.
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  38. I received 1800 graft FUE transplant from a well known Dr Gabel in the US in mid December 2018. I'm writing to provide my 2.5 year post transplant update. I've had some minor growth since then but its definitely much less than anticipated. There is still a large bald area that I need to comb over and use Toppik on. When I mentioned my concern for the lack of growth around the 8 month mark, I was told to be patient and keep waiting as most transplants don't show the full results until at least 1.5 years. Well, it has been 2.5+ years and I think its safe to say that this will be the f
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  39. 10,000 grafts and still not enough: https://dru.com/severely-bald-norwood-7-patient-cured-with-dr-ugraft-bht-system/
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