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  1. JacobN that appears to date to be good work carried out and the hairline is not a juvenile one. However it blows my mind that even despite your level of hair loss and not having stabalised your hair loss, that this clinic was happy to perform life altering surgery on a 22 year old. Did they ask you to wait, trial finasteride for a year?
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  2. In short, no. Save up until you can afford the 'correct' hair transplant surgery that meets 'your hair loss needs' and forget about Turkey. Do lots of research on hair transplant procedures and real world results. This is something for life and you only get one shot at it. You have no idea really (none of us do actually) of how many grafts one will need over the lifespan. Finally I apologize if I sound harsh as that is far from my intention in my reply. Quite the opposite. You need to start at the end and work backwards in terms of your hair loss/stabalization, the best surgeon to match your h
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  3. Yeah, finasteride won't help the hair that's already gone. But I think what PizzaWolf is concerned about is the future of your native hair. For example, if your family has a history of going all the way bald, your donor area isn't very "safe", and therefore likely to fall out. Finasteride is part of the plan to keep those new grafts viable.
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  4. Hi The argument for Fin has probably been raised daily since this website was created! You will/would be in a better position having stabilised you hair loss before undergoing any surgery. There is no doubt about Fin being a saviour for many men's barnets and could possibly prevent any surgery. But here's the thing, if you are decided on getting it done without taking meds afterwards then there is no point in people bombarding you with opinion and making you second guess your decision. You sound like you understand the implications of going ahead without meds and seem happy to under
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  5. I can confirm. They spent about 20 minutes with me, maybe a bit longer. All the doctors are in the room to draw the hairline and donor area. There's even a "hairline designer" lady who assists Dr. Ozgur. It is during this session that they decided who worked on me.
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  6. Lol - the irony of you attacking the pricing of one of the best clinics in the world compared to a budget clinic in turkey, whilst stood outside a designer outlet with goods you've seemingly just purchased from there has given me a chuckle.
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  7. Someone posted in another website this picture up close of the donor of a Dr. Zarev patient after the total extraction of around 12k grafts (in 3 procedures). Notice how smooth it is. You can't spot any "gap areas" which is usually the case when the donor gets ultra harvested. The density must have decreased very evenly and it still looks very natural. That's an indication of a very refined technique.
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  8. I must be frank and state, l have never seen such a severe shock loss in one spot. Typically when you face shock loss it goes into several patches in the donor. This doesn’t look as the usual shock loss. I do think you will recover, but l wonder if they have harvested a lot in this region or why only in that region. But l would say in the coming months (sorry, it will probably take some time) it will grow back. Hang in there, it’s not uncommon to occur😊
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  9. It's all the same shit. Same ingredients, everything. You're basically paying for marketing w/ Rogaine. A lot of white label brands are made by the leading companies ... wouldn't be surprised if Rogaine made Costco Rogaine, just as Grey Goose makes Costco Vodka ...
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  11. Very nice for just 7 months out 😁 loving the hairline artistry!
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  12. @alex1985 Thanks for the link. It is always very interesting to appreciate other surgeons approaches and points of view on elements of surgery. What is also interesting is the differing views and opinions that have been expressed. Responses included - * "if the skin in the front of the scalp (recipient area) healed well after surgery" * "However, talk with experience surgeon that is capable of the redo procedure. The second surgery can be a challenge" * "Sure there is some scar tissue in the scalp, but no - it does not have huge impact for most" We can all interpret these
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  13. @Momo saidin Turkey you must be very careful, there are hundreds of pseudo clinics that could ruin your life, unscrupulous people that say they are surgeons, but they are not, there it is easy to pretend to be a transplant clinic of hair, just create a website, upload pics of patients operated by real surgeons and pass them off as their patients, there is no control by the state authorities. So either be careful or you may regret your whole life. Forget youtube videos and google reviews, they are often created by the clinics themselves. However, here you are in the right place, before maki
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  14. Can't see clear, you need Afro hair transplant procedure? Because Afro is the most demanding with a lot of risks
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  15. 62-year-old male. Had FUT procedure done to frontal, vertex and crown. 2989 grafts. Pleased with results but would like to add more density.
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  16. I think this is a good improvement on the hairline for the number of grafts. Do you have donor shots?
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  17. I too am leaning towards them, given that I feel they are good with BHT, something I "have" to rely on.. I spoke twice with their consultant.. and he said they are booking Feb 2021.. told them I was hoping Dec 2020, and he said I will let you know if their was any cancellation.. frankly, there has been no pressure to book dates, and both calls were requested by me. There has been no hard sell tactic at all, almost to a point where I wouldnt mind some lol..
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  18. @JayLDD I adjusted my opinion after hearing his entire rationale, two surgeries, etc. That being said, brotha you can lie to yourself all you want, age is a HUGE effin' issue for long-term aesthetically pleasing results.
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  19. You did the right thing, picked a very good clinic and the hairline is appropriately conservative. The redness is nothing to worry about nor unexpected with your skin tone, and things look pretty solid for 4 months. I'd recommend ignoring those who bring up age when they have no logical, or academically justified reason to differentiate someone your age with that level of loss and someone who is 30 when at the end of the day they're just thoughtlessly regurgitating a common opinion without a basis behind it. Whether or not you're 20 or 35 your final hairloss pattern is genetically predet
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  20. That’s best to do up until day 8 or 9. I believe I was massaging the grafts gently at day 8 while bathing. I was putting bacitracin on day 2 or 3. I had a small infection on day 2 and Dr. Arocha instructed me to. I would take a latex glove and very gently apply it. I don’t think it’s going to hurt you to not have been doing it, though. My applying it was mostly due to the infection.
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  21. Very nice indeed. Hairline isn’t too aggressive. Happy continued growth 👌
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  22. Thanks a lot, these warm words mean much to me! I hope so, too! I come from Germany, I took a direct flight.
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  23. OK. With Finasteride it looks like a solid plan to me. Hopefully you'll never have to worry about your hair again. Where did you fly to Turkey from?
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  24. Unfortunately these 20 pictures are the only ones on my new phone, I don’t have other ones, I’m sorry. Have a nice stay at HLC and please, if you remember it then, could you greet Engin from me, Jacob? That would be so nice!!
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  25. Any pre-op pics of the sides? Also HLC was a great choice, I am scheduled there Dec 14-15th. You're recipient and donor look great so far.
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  26. It's still early in the process, but it looks good to me.
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  27. Then I would say everything looks on track, and I believe that HLC does good work, some of the most aesthetically pleasing I've seen. My issue with HLC is that I think their customer service and follow up stink. I was hoping they had mapped out your donor area and recipient area to give you real numbers for long-term coverage. Maybe you could ask them for some kind of report?
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  28. Don’t worry, I didn’t get your answer wrong, I am happy for every opinion. I know exactly what you mean but for me the thing is: I am young NOW. I felt so depressed with the status pre operation so I felt I had to take this step. finasteride fortunately is working very good - I even recovered hair at the crown area and I thickens much more. Donor management has been made and they said that about 9000 grafts can be taken (good donor with mostly 3 hair grafts). So i have 5000 or so left. 💪🏼😌
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  29. For 4 months post op this looks promising, donor looks great also. Redness can take a long time for guys with pale skin. I think around the 6 months is when you will notice a big difference, grow your hair longer and update us in 2 months.
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  30. I wasn't trying to come off as an ass or make you nervous. It's just that 22 is very young and you weren't given any time to see how you respond to Finasteride before having surgery. I was hoping that HLC gave you real numbers for coverage+a long term plan with donor numbers, etc., should you lose more hair.
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  31. There was plenty of reason to wait, but what's done is done. I was just wondering if HLC offered you some kind of strategy for the future. Did they give you an estimate of total donor capacity?
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  32. You're 22? Did HLC give you some kind of game plan for the future?
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  33. Thank you 🙏 I’m 49. I lost a lot of info from leaving and rejoining the forum. I was certainly going to post my next journey with BHT. I will see what I dig out too.
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  34. How about Dr Bisanga, Belgium? Or HDC, Cyprus? @Doron Harati is the rep. In Turkey though you have Pekiner, HLC and just recently I have become quite impressed with Dr Bicer.
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  35. yeah this is why I said it's easy to be critical with photos....day to day in the real world I bet your hair looks great, especially with where you started from. You've won the main battle anyway - which is having it all grow in and restoring your hairline, it can always be refined later.
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  36. Yeah, don't neglect the washing. One if the doctors here had a video about a patient who neglected washing for the first couple of weeks and then when he finally did wash he tore out a huge number of grafts because the scabbing had gotten out of controk.
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  37. At a very rough approximation say you have up to 5500 FUE grafts that can be taken. So far hopefully you have used just about half of what’s available. We all have different donor zones. Yours looks good from what I can see. Yes they would take from all over the same zone. The crown is known as the black hole of grafts as it you could potentially put 1000s in and it still would be happy to take more! what’s important is a long term game plan. So making sure your good up front and mid scalp. Currently you seem good mid scalp. As you have probably noticed putting in those 70
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  38. I would look for a Dr/Clinic that can refine your hairline with single grafts. And yes it’s difficult not to get to carried away with the crown (black hole for grafts) You should definitely have a lot of grafts still left in reserve! As you have only had 2600 scalp grafts taken so far. If it was me I would perhaps put up to 1200 grafts in the crown max. And maybe another 1000 to reinforce the hairline. Are you on meds to try and keep/maintain the hair you have?
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  39. The grafts are secure by day 9, even when trying to pull them out https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/research/graft-anchoring-in-hair-transplantation/
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  40. I really encourage you to start washing those grafts soon and not wait another week. Leaving the scabs on for too long can be damaging to the grafts. They’re pretty secure by now. I would reach out to the clinic with any concerns but it’s probably okay to start washing them in the next couple of days.
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  41. I actually think your hairline looks pretty good. Although, I’ll say it looks like you could use a bit more density and a little refinement. I’ve seen a few YouTubers who went to HMR, they got great results. I’m curious to see the crown as well.
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  42. I wouldn't be too alarmed at this. Unfortunately once you've gotten that far you're all in. Ironically my graft count came in lower and I got a small refund. I'm happy with my results. It's not perfect but that's not because of him, it's because I have additional thinning in my crown due to more diffuse hair loss. Nobody can see it if I wear my hair low. My hairline makes me look much younger. Ultimately that's what the goal was and it worked. I documented my results in my thread here: I will say that I have the benefit of thick curly hair
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  43. But I agree, a top doctor like Konior is a different product/level of service. He quoted me $12/graft FUE and is booked for 18 months! This is an artists handbuilding ferrari engines. I opted for his associate Dr. Nadami instead at $8/graft FUE and 4 month waitlist. Both doctors hand extract and transplant each and every graft vs outsourcing this to a technician. I wouldnt bash either approach, but I consider this a diffferent service level being paid for. I opt for handbuilt vs outsourced due to the risk and my willingness to pay upfront and get the job right the first time
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  44. With transplants you often get what you pay for.
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  45. Here is an update as I close in on the end of my second month.
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