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  1. 7 points
    I don’t post too much but lurk a lot and based on what I have been reading around here, get ready for certain individuals to tell you that your hairline is not bad, looks good, that you have unrealistic expectations and all because it was done by Erdogan.
  2. 5 points
    Hi PA, So just to be clear: you started 1mg finasteride in July of 2018, and seemingly did not see any sort of initial shedding phase? By around 4.5 months post-op (November), your hair looked great and you appeared to be an excellent responder to finasteride. Then from November until now, you experienced gradual and worsening thinning to the point where you believe you have pretty much lost all gains? Typically people experience a shedding phase for the first 3-4 months; the follicles are somewhat "shocked" into a telogen phase (which lasts around 3-4) and then wake up and begin functioning better -- and growing stronger, healthier terminal hair as a result. If we presume that you did not experience an initial shedding phase but did experience one starting in November, it would likely end around March or so and should start exhibiting noticeable improvement by June or July. If you were my patient, I would probably tell you to wait 6 months from when the transition from Telogen (rest) to Anagen (growth) occurred. If we say the resting cycle ended in March, you would maybe want to wait until September before declaring that you have experienced no benefit from the finasteride. Now, how likely do I think this is? Probably not too likely. However, I have seen stranger things when it comes androgenic alopecia. I also think there is another possibility; and fair warning here: I do not think my experience and opinions when it comes to finasteride are necessarily as "main stream," but I feel pretty confident in what I have seen thus far interacting with thousands of hair loss patients over the past 5 years. I personally believe finasteride is a "kick the can down the road" type medication. In the end, androgenic alopecia is genetic. It is like your height, eye color, or any other inevitable physical trait based upon your genetic code. In the end, your genes are going to win out. You take a drug like finasteride and put someone on it while they still have a lot of their own native hair, and it may help them hold on to this hair or hold on to a greater portion of the hair for a longer period. In the end, however, they are still going to get to the same point. It just may take a little longer on finasteride. When you get to a certain point where you have already lost a good portion of hair or maybe the "horse is out of the barn" a bit, the drug tends to do less. You specifically may have been further along in the process, and there was just simply less that the drug could do. Maybe an initial "bump" was all that was possible before your body started making more DHT or expressing more DHT receptors in the follicles because that is its coded mission and there was not much you could do to slow it at this point in the mission. I know this is not the rosiest of theories, but I often find it holds water. While preventive medications are great and I always have a detailed discuss about using them with patients, they do have limitations and they cannot overcome what is hard-coded in your programming. Does this mean you should give up on it if you are not experiencing side effects? No, not necessarily. But it may be time to research other adjuncts (surgery possibly being one of them) to help. Just remember to play it safe and try to stick to tested and approved treatments. Again, the above is my educated opinion based upon my experience with the medication and hair loss patients. Other doctors may feel differently and they are absolutely entitled to their own conclusions based upon their experiences. I also say the above not to discourage anyone from using preventive medications; I do think they are useful adjuncts and recommend that all hair loss patients research and consider them.
  3. 5 points
    Although I understand what you’re getting at here, I would say that the pics he provided are in “normal lighting”, as people are routinely outside during daylight hours in their normal lives. Obviously outdoors/sunny lighting isn’t typically going to be as flattering a setting for an HT as indoor, non-overhead lighting. That doesn’t mean it isn’t “normal lighting”. And, wanting your HT to look natural when outside during the day is a reasonable expectation.
  4. 5 points
    Contact asmed and say hey great result I'm so thrilled, can you post this on your website, YouTube channel and on the forum? in all honesty it's not a botch but not great either and requires more density no doubt. This problem of yours is becoming very common. Yes there will be people saying there is no guarantees and everyone's physiologically is different you just dont know what's going to happan. Well when it's the exact same issues on a growing number of patients (see through hairlines, bad density/growth) then that theory is completely false. Unfortunately nothing will be done in terms of taking this doctor off recommended lists like this one and the iahrs whom both require consistent good results to stay affiliated. Melvin/bill it is your duty to help guys out there and not let bad results ruin lives. If you take guys like Erdogan off your list you will save alot of heart ache and depression. This is serious, you need to do the right thing if you care at all about how hairloss and bad results can ruin lives. Enough is enough there is too much vested interests in this industry it's about time someone actually stood up for what's right. Even if my own results ends up being decent maybe I will get lucky and would have had the right team but my opinion will never change as to how they operate and I dont want to risk other people getting messed up, why? Because i care about this sh!t
  5. 5 points
  6. 4 points
    Looks like you've managed to get some pretty good fullness in your hair style there. Perfect example of why non-surgical options should be seriously pursued prior to going under the knife.
  7. 4 points
    Sorry about your disappointing Ht results man. If you are in Chicago (if that’s what your username implies I take it) I would have consultation with Dr Konior and see what his take is on your Ht and donor for a repair procedure. Best of luck!
  8. 4 points
    don't worry ...I have shown my pics on here at 5 months where the growth was starting to be noticeable because a lot of guys were freaking out about their growth at 5 months ..I will look and see if i can find a 3 month pic ...I know it's stressful man but honestly 3 months is just the beginning . Just read through your post ..understandable why you are extra nervous as you had an unsatisfactory transplant before ...the work looks good with Asmed I'm sure at 4 months you will notice the start of the growth ...
  9. 4 points
    Most of the results look poor. same people commenting on all the results must be mods or affiliated to the clinic saying bravo job. dr erdogan was once a highly rated surgeon back in 2013 in that time he has changed how he practices moving to bigger clinics and having 4 patients plus a day 2000-3000 grafts per patient. results are just not the same, once surgical assistant dilek is now head boss running a bunch of young surgical assistants with dr erdogan supervising from head office via monitors. patients are no longer getting a dr erdogan hair transplant they are getting a asmed hair transplant, completly different to what you once got hence the poor results. Lots of un natural results coming out of this clinic, lots of patients are afraid to speak up about it. A gang of keyboard bullys will attack you and tell you have mental problems.
  10. 3 points
    At a recent FUE Europe conference, many top physicians seemed to agree that 25 was generally the cut off age. Having said that, there was a particular well respected physician that told a very compelling story of an 18 year old that was extremely depressed, and visited his clinic with hairline/temple recession. After inviting the young mans parents to his clinic and discussing not only the finer points of surgery, they discussed his state of mind, his future in education and job prospects. After forging a deeper relationship, it was decided to go ahead with surgery. Whilst specific details escape me, some 10 years later and after many follow ups and promises of further education and application, the then young man has made a successful career and life for himself mainly to due to his self confidence gained from his hair restoration procedure, therefore it was certainly deemed the correct decision. Whilst in no way do I suggest or support that this is the norm, this particular physician obviously went above and beyond, but it is an example that every patient is a human being, not just another patient, or another scheduled surgery. Every patient has their unique back story and whilst with many commonalities, their own battles in life due to hair loss. I believe that this subject is also very much dependent on the stand out ethical physicians that lead this field. With their experience and personal approach and relationship with each patient, it makes sense that each decision is unique due to its circumstances. Whilst a physician may accept a 23 year old patient, the same physician may also deem that a 32 year old individual isn’t a good candidate. This is also why tech led surgeries in “specific countries”, without much if any of their Doctors presence or input, without any long term consideration for donor management or the patient in general and with their one hair line design fits all approach ruin the industry. Accepting patients that they should never accept, despite being poor candidates or being too young without any real understanding of the procedure and it’s risks. It’s a deep and important discussion, with no one size fits all approach.
  11. 3 points
    @HLPToronto Great words. I rate you very highly for that, brother. At the end of the day, whichever surgeon or clinic any HT patient chooses, they're still in pretty much the same boat as all other HT patients on this forum, in that we're all trying to improve our appearance, and we all require a bit of luck (because even with the best doctors, sometimes individual scalps just don't take well to HTs). Therefore it only makes sense for all of us to treat one another with respect, admiration, and best wishing for having taken the plunge which so many don't have the guts or motivation to do. This community, at its best, is like a massive extended family. It's great to see your contributions to the forum, and I certainly look forward to following suit and giving back to the community once my HT is done Dr Bhatti's celebrity clients in India (especially the Punjabi movie and music industry) are very impressive -- these celebrities have the money to get their HTs done anywhere on the planet, and with any doctor they want, yet they choose Darling Buds/Five Rivers... and that itself is a testament to the trust and respect that Dr Bhatti commands. Furthermore, I've only seen positive words for the likes of Shera for his assistance to patients throughout their journey. Hence why I am always on the lookout to see new threads from his patients. I have to say though, when I saw your one month photo I was taken aback a little with the extent of what looked like shock loss to native hairs... but after scrolling down and seeing the 3 month photos, the smile came back even quicker than it had left. It just shows what's possible when a master of the art has done their work well, and when the patient has followed instructions to the letter and maintained a positive and powerful mindset. When it gets to the 12-18 month mark, and the hairs mature and the density builds up, I think your results could be one of those that others consider to be miraculous. It's going to be awesome! As Melvin likes to day... Happy growing!
  12. 3 points
    Obviously I sound biased, but i have to say I strongly disagree. I see far more bad results lately from the clinic. Just read back through this thread, a bunch of people have chimed in with their own bad results, I think nb98 is one of the first on my thread to report a positive outcome. I guess we all have different standards and it’s subjective but when a bunch of us look to have had less than 50% growth of the grafts we paid a lot of money for, I couldn’t ever recommend this clinic to anyone in good faith.
  13. 3 points
    Hi guys a little update. I’m very happy with my results, my hair is naturally thin and obviously isn’t as dense as normal persons hair but it’s an illusion and I think it’s a very good one, I’m often complimented on my hair even the barbers all ask where I had it done.
  14. 3 points
    It's a shame about not posting pictures. I have heard about this clinic on this forum. To date, I have yet to actually see a real patient review with real pictures. These forums were created for this very reason.
  15. 3 points
    Vast majority receiving quality results? This seems to be true in the past with this clinic. At present, the evidence we are all seeing is the exact opposite. Asmed needs to address the quality issues - why the dramatic inconsistency? Huge numbers of grafts and yet still density issues... What was once a sure bet high end, bang for buck clinic (never 100% guaranteed, but as close as it gets) has now become a mill turning out some really below average results; all in the space of a year or so. It's terrifying that a change this drastic is possible.
  16. 3 points
    Looks impressive thanks for sharing. I think I'm gonna give PRP a shot and document it on YouTube and the forum. Fingers crossed 🤞
  17. 3 points
    Bro, come on...I will call it like I see it and I’m with Melvin on this one. I don’t know if you’ve had a procedure but it’s nerve wracking especially the days following it. There’s no need for snide comments that can cause more anxiousness or doubt. Let’s respect op and the fact that he’s come to share his story with us.
  18. 3 points
    11 months! Hey guys and gals! Well nearly a whole year has passed since I had my transplant. Currently keeping the length on top and shaving the sides every 3 weeks or so. I'm going to be growing it longer and longer and who knows....maybe get myself an man bun haha! I'm VERY happy, I think if I was to do a 2nd pass at it I would want to adjust the hairline a little on the sides, but overall I am amazed just how different I feel in myself. Again for reference I've attached the 10 month comparison.
  19. 3 points
    Rahal just recently quoted me $6 a FUE graft for the first 2500 and $4.25 a graft for any grafts over the 2500 and that includes all future grafts and yes this definitely is in Canadian dollars as they stressed the point that the USD to CAN exchange right now will save me some serious dollars
  20. 3 points
    This is a very interesting question and I congratulate for your keen sense of observation. That boundary zone can be treated in accordance with two philosophies : the first is the "prudent", the most orthodox, taught everywhere and which consists in leaving one or two centimetres not exploited between the donor and recipient areas. There are two main reasons to act in this way : to not use hair potentially unstable and, furthermore, to not create scars in a zone potentially balding. This modus operandi presents however a big inconvenient, mostly when performing a second (or further) FUE : in fact, it creates a no man's land between the donor and recipient areas having an original density - which is often ungraceful, especially when the patient wears his hair very short - that resembles a halo all around the skull, often called fringe. The second philosophy, which I tend to apply when the patient wears his hair very short and/or it is about a second (or further) surgery, consists in ending the extraction in a progressive way, approaching the recipient area as much as possible. Obviously, it is difficult to be certain about the boundaries between the donor and recipient areas. However, at worst, we will have transferred a limited amount of unstable grafts. In this specific case, we were practically obliged because of the patient's safe donor limitations (more than 5000 FUE grafts already extracted). I never had the need to treat a scarring issue in that area but, if it happened, it would be simple to solve by transplanting some hairs taken from the lower area. Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. Medrol was prescribed to this patient.
  21. 2 points
    um seriously, why is a recommended doctor on this forum posting private email exchanges and photos on a public forum. this is entirely unprofessional and disturbing behaviour.
  22. 2 points
    It depends on the region of the scalp. In the frontal hairline region, you can expect new hairs to start popping through around 3-4 months, start to get visible and longer around 5, and then pretty decent transformation with the caveat that they are still thinner shafts with extra "frizz" by month 6; month 6 through 9 they continue to thick and normalize, and then typically between month 9-12 the texture really starts to calm down and they mostly resemble the native hairs. Anywhere behind the "frontal band" region really can take longer to mature. And if this is the crown? Definitely give it 18 months to cook. Of course you always have to keep in mind that all patients are different. People mature at different rates and everything is "all good" as long as the end result is good. It may take some people a little bit longer to cross that finish line, but it's finishing strong that counts.
  23. 2 points
    Thanks to your report. One question: Was it really 4650 grafts in one day sessionß
  24. 2 points
    Personal opinion here but i think i like your hair a little shorter on top in the first photo (even though it might not make your hair look as dense). Just looks neater. I've read in places (and from personal experience) there seems to be a sweet spot in hair length so i guess you get to experiment now Do you have a preference?
  25. 2 points
    Well! I did it. About 8 hours of surgery and I now have a much better hairline and a few less thousand euros than I did before. The meds are starting to wear off now and my head feels like it has been kicked (although it could be worse and I imagine before tomorrow morning it will feel worse too). My hairline, as I mentioned in my other post, is now like my 24 year old hairline which is not a straight one but I do not think a straight one would suit me and I have never had one anyway, even as a teenager. It really suits my face. There is almost no redness and no swelling (as yet). I haven't seen the incision yet and need to go back in the morning tomorrow for the first wash and for them to examine everything. They have a team of techs who do the implants and they are really good. Three work on you at once and so it doesn't take that long. It is quite boring though. I fell asleep at one point. You get lunch at around 13:30. The pain is actually getting worse and I have a bit of buyer's remorse now for the second time today (the first time being when I was sitting in the chair and I just thought "you look good with your head shaved, why are you doing this? It is so extreme"). Still haven't decided if I will upload pics or not (and I won't have any until tomorrow anyway) but if you have any questions, queries or well wishes, I am all ears.
  26. 2 points
    I love this post. It reminds me the many patients that would call, ask for the price and hang up. The patient would then call the next clinic and so on. Eventually he would find the one for the right price. And then disaster. My suggestion to you is to research and look at tons of photos. Forget price for a minute. Once you see cases similar to your own, and like the results, (it is about results after all), call the clinic and speak with the consultant or the doctor. Explain your dilemma and ask if they can help you fee wise. If you are flexible with your schedule and can help the clinic fill a last minute slot, I am sure they will work with you. (70% of something is better than 100% of nothing). Most in this industry are in it for the love of helping people. The doctors want to do great work, and the consultants truly want to help. If your approach is right, you'll find the right group.
  27. 2 points
    Noticing some slight hair thickening improvement in my midscalp & vertex thought I’d throw some photos on here. Hair is not styled and no hair products at all. 1st photo is directly under 4-bright white led bathroom lights. 2nd is a short distance away from those lights. 3rd photo is I’ve circled the vertex hairs that look slightly improved but I hope get thicker over the next 6 months (which will make it the full 18-months timeline)
  28. 2 points
    Hi Paddy, he means 10mg which is equivalent to 10,000 mcg. You are right in saying a good balanced diet should provide all the Biotin we need. As for overdoing it, Biotin is considered very safe and any excess is passed through the body. On another note, one of your fellow Irishman, the Pogues’ Shane MacGowan says Guinness is the only proven hair loss treatment. He's quoted here. “They sell all those lotions to cure you of baldness… They don’t work. There is only one way to cure baldness – you pour Guinness over your head, collect it in a bucket, and drink it in the morning,” he says. “It’s proven to work.” We all might be missing a trick there
  29. 2 points
    Just a few days shy of the 5 month mark photos taken with no product in hair. Feels so good to start getting my confidence back and and feel like my old self again. Been going out a lot more and have ditched the caps! best money i’ve ever spent!
  30. 2 points
    For best results, you have to always work slightly harder and make an attempt to shower/ wash/shampoo quickly to make sure scalp is all clean and dry before applying minox each night. I know its hard on those night outs/bar events but think like this.... you get home after being tired, you brush your teeth so why ignore the hair which will only take 5 mins maximum. It requires effort but we all should try to invest into this. If you apply minox on hair with product/gel on it, most of minox will just stick with the product on the top most layer and will be hard to penetrate deeper into the scalp. It should provide some impact but real impact is only when there is no product at all.
  31. 2 points
    Hattingen in Europe stack up to any FUT clinic in NA, but as a generalisation you're right.
  32. 2 points
    Hi Petroholic, Although I thought of posting pics in a timeline format all together from 1st month to 4th/5th/6th month, but i can post 1st to 3rd month timeline as i am very much satisfied with my progress of 3 months Stay tuned !
  33. 2 points
    I don't know if its just me noticing HT scars or if a tide has turned on the stigma about them, but I work in NYC and see way many more guys who have just completely shaved their head and are sporting a linear FUT scar on the back of their head without any worries. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, and when you get to a point where you really don't care about what others think, that's real freedom. There is no need to be ashamed of our scars - its a part of who we are, our struggle, journey, etc.
  34. 2 points
    Ignore the negativity mate. Your hair looks great. Enjoy the new look. There are people like me who have followed your progress from start and there are some other guys who have posted their amazing results they have got it after their surgery at Eugenix. This gave me confidence in choosing Eugenix for my own HT Surgerry. I am thankful to you and other guys for posting their results.
  35. 2 points
    Funny, was just thinking about this site earlier this morning as haven't been on here in ages... Yeah i'm back to normal. I understand some peoples sex drives take quite some time to come back and in rare cases don't fully revert but for myself fortunately it only took about a month after stopping taking it. Hairs still going strong currently without the finasteride (they suggest to keep taking as most likely will fall back out) but so far doesn't appear to be...
  36. 2 points
    Nice to hear from you bro. Yes I think that too. Currently I don't think that I will go back to asmed. Even when its free. As a NW 5 are my donor reserves like gold for me. I can not afford that they implant me additional 1500 grafts in my frontal third with a bad growth rate. I will wait after 10/11 months and when its get not better I will contact other surgeons. You are right. Konior is a master, but Koray is it too. Otherwise we hadn't choose him. My exception was that I will better pay more money and avoid to have problems after this procedure. Now I see many 1000 €/$ hair transplant from "nameless" surgeons with much better growth. In my research time were bad results from asmed absolutely rare. Honestly I'm now seeing more subpar results as good ones. There is still hope for many of us, but the chances decrease month after month.
  37. 2 points
    As a NW 5-6 and after having 4200 FUE grafts over 4 years ago ..of course there's an element of illusion with my hair ..and I would need the crown to be addressed for the illusion to be conplete ..although as I am 57 this year do I really want to bother as toppik does a good job iof covering the crown ..and if I used dermatch as well I'm sure nobody would notice any thinning even in the crown . Attached photos taken today ..I guess it all depends how do you define an illusion ..If anything less than native density is the criteria well I guess yea all transplants are an illusion.. OK only pics and video ..but some of the lower NW's transplants as shown lets say by Lorenzo and Couto look pretty damn close . First and second pic pre op... third pic hair slightly damp .no toppik. fourth pic the lightest sprinkling of toppik ..I did a 3.5 year post op thread anyone can check out that post ..all pics without topik there ...
  38. 2 points
    Melvin’s recommendations are the big names in NYC, I would also recommend looking into Carlos Wesley. He was one of my top choices as well, lots of strong results on here and his site
  39. 2 points
    2 Months Post Op Pretty happy with where I am now in terms of my appearance considering this was the worst stage for me following my first procedure. I don't think I have experienced much shock loss in the recipient areas but I do think the donor looks a little patchy. I remember this being the case for the first 3-6 months last time so hopefully this will improve again over time. Even if it was to remain as it is then I still think it's fine for everyday life. Nobody has ever said any different. The second procedure for anyone considering it has a significantly smaller impact on your life. I think the smaller size of the procedure helped with the recovery time as well. I've not worn a hat once and was back exercising after only 3 weeks. Playing football and heading the ball now as well. Had no pain, itching or loss of sensation since end of week 4. I can't see any growth yet but it's so much more difficult to tell this time as the hairs are surrounded by other hairs. There is no new hair line to watch grow in which makes it hard to guage. People at my work have told me it looks thicker at the front so perhaps some of the hairs have remained and continued to grow as last time. One more month to go and then the fun should begin anyway.
  40. 2 points
    i'm looking at rahal myself, in addition to others, but idk there's something holding me back. i just don't see enough patient reviews and detailed talk about his procedures, like you do with others. also, there's been a rep chasing me down for a consultation since visiting the site, (where as another doctor i've consulted with, straight up said we don't need your money lol). i know he's considered world renowned and recommended on here, but i just don't know, i've read mixed reviews.
  41. 2 points
    Scar correction in FUE performed on a 42-year old Caucasian male after FUT Minigrafts ex domo. • NW VII, Class N • Donor density of 76 FU/cmÇ occipital, 80 FU/cmÇ parietal, 68 FU/cmÇ temporal • Hair diameter of ~50-54 microns Treatment plan Follicular Unit Extraction to correct the scars on the back of the head. Performed procedures 1. FUE (October 19, 2016) Scar correction in Follicular Unit Extraction with 636 FU * 636 hair FU (mix single, double and triple hair FU) 2. FUE (October 18, 2017) Scar correction in Follicular Unit Extraction with 512 FU * 102 single hair FU * 410 double hair FU Perpendicular incisions in custom-sized blades technique (Cutting Edge blades of 0.8-0.9 mm). Extraction performed with a 0.8 mm FUE punch with CIT Manual Punch Handle. No microscopic preparation of the follicular unit grafts.
  42. 2 points
    End of Month 4. What a difference a month makes! Growth has started. From up close it still looks like a separate group of fine hair that's not yet fully matured but from a bit of a distance the hair has started to blend in really well. Excited for more to come in the next couple of months!
  43. 2 points
    @jj51702 At 2-months post-op they are old miniaturized hairs. I always say this... imagine after your hair transplant has grow in...and you're having fun again, living it up :)...I walked up and plucked 5 hairs from your head. Would you freak out, yes. Would you notice the missing hairs, no. Not at all. They have zero impact on the final result. A couple of hairs are not going to make any diff. ...however, maybe keep those miniaturized hairs. They can help with the naturalness.
  44. 2 points
    Funny that Naidimi gets scrutinized making 1500 grafts look like 2000 while theres complete silence when turkish clinics consistently make 4000 grafts look like 2000 or less. OP did Naidimi have her results somewhere online as well? Was Konoir present at all during the process?
  45. 2 points
    loool im not posting my work here haha. and i had trouble with my last HT so I stopped working in that industry and decided to drink rum and get fat instead
  46. 2 points
    Melvin, I am new here but if someone isn’t happy about their experience with a specific surgeon, they should be able to voice that out whenever they want. Now if someone doesn’t have any experience with a specific surgeon and just trashing them, then I would agree, that wouldn’t be fair. I hope that your promise of banning the above subject isn’t because he is bashing asmed, but it is because he has no experience with asmed and bashing them. I would hope that someone with negative experience bashing asmed wouldn’t face with a similar consequence. I have seen so much hate against Doganay and nobody moves a finger or threatened to be banned. I get that some people didn’t have good experiences with him, but I am talking about a ton of people who never engaged in any transaction with them talk all the trash in the world and all is well. I don’t expect democracy on an online forum, and whether we get it or not is another story, but gotta be fair across he board. i understand it takes cash to run this forum the way it is intended and that approved surgeons contribute to this cash flow and them remaining approved is a vital thing for this forums operation, which undoubtedly creates bias. I get it, no judgements there, but if I am unhappy with my experience with them, I should be able to speak that whenever I please. Now I would like to stress, those who have no experience with a surgeon or clinic, shouldn’t be able to go out there and try and ruin the reputation of such clinic. They should move on and find themselves another doctor. I personally had a positive experience with ASMED, my only experience with them is communication and it was fine. I can only speak upto that point. Anything beyond that, I have no room to speak. -k
  47. 2 points
    "I genuinely thought I would sit and discuss my case with him, present and future for a length of time" You did and all his patients do, why say things which aren't true and wind yourself up further? If its a time issue, what difference is an hour discussion going to make to covering it in fifteen minutes? Yes he does multiple patients per day, but you spent ten grand on a procedure, the idea that you didn't read patient experiences, go on Youtube or read the details clearly that the clinic present about this in your booking is absurd. Sorry, but there's no other way of putting it. And what difference does it make if they're young girls or young men? They're all look mid twenties to mid thirties from what I saw, 99% of transplant clinics use women as surgical technicians and assistants, again you're looking to create problems in your head where there isn't one. Are women in their early twenties not equipped to perform a task which is mostly based on hand eye coordination, basic procedural understanding, long term experience and fine motor skills? Think through what you're saying, because it sounds ridiculous a lot of the time. And I think you misinterpret what Melvin is saying, he's not pretending that your result so far is great or that it would be an acceptable final result, but rather that the work isn't unnatural, your donor is still in good shape, you've evidently had growth it just isn't as dense as it could be, and its improving month by month. In the case that your result isn't up to scratch, the clinic offers a 90% guarantee specifically because they're open about the fact that there are a small group of unlucky patients that don't get results they hoped for, so you can't pretend you weren't aware of the risks. Is a touchup the end of the world? No. Were you aware going into the procedure that every surgeon has poor results and perfect growth isn't a guarantee? Yes you most certainly were and the clinic says as much. No one can know why a result doesn't turn out perfectly and those pretending to you are pathetic salesman trying to feed their ego and get you in the door for your wallet, nothing more. I've seen everything from virtually zero growth, technical issues like poor angulation and donor depletion, or even necrosis among many top surgeons globally including those in the United States and Canada, many of which charge more than double what ASMED does. I'm not putting anyone down, but I've seen multiple poor Cooley results here (a surgeon double the price) in the past 6 months including one with more grafts than you, and the patients were still emotionally collected and calm. There are zero reason a poor result has to lead to accusations of misconduct, being treated poorly or saying your result was "botched", because in your case for example its just not true. Don't kid yourself into thinking that you've been badly treated, the clinic wants you to get a good result just as you do. Everyone here wants you to get a result in fact, but you don't think through what you say and fling mud in a situation where a clear head would benefit you 10x more. If you had gone with Konior to begin with for example, it would absolutely not have "guaranteed" a better or a good result, but it would have guaranteed a surgery 3 times the price. Either way, none of this is the end of the world and you'll be best suited to deal with it with a calmer mentality. The reality is that you've had a net gain with this surgery and hair restoration is a journey, not a once off. Hopefully down the track you can get the result you hoped for, but its not a guarantee no matter who the surgeon. Sean who posted here went to a surgeon multiple times who has produced countless incredible results and still didn't achieve one that was acceptable for him. You can't always know the reasoning as to why a result doesn't turn out well or if it would in future.
  48. 2 points
    Guys, This goes for anybody, we need to be respectful and mindful of others. This negativity has to stop. This community is about sharing experiences and interacting with one another and gaining knowledge. This is not a community for tearing down people or being negative towards them. In order for this community to grow and flourish we need to be encouraging and helpful. I will no longer tolerate negativity towards a poster for no reason. This is not the environment we want to have in this community. We want to be honest with members when they ask for our opinions, but unnecessarily being negative towards someone is something else entirely.
  49. 2 points
    Guys, We need to remain respectful, this conversation is completely de-railing this thread, it is time to end this discussion on this thread, if any of you want to continue this conversation you can private message eachother. Warm regards-Melvin
  50. 2 points
    Both doctors you mentioned do very high quality work. So whoever you decide to go with will be a good decision. Just have realistic expectations, Live healthy and be patient.