Jump to content

Top Members

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 06/08/2018 in all areas

  1. You will forget and not care about the price of a great Hair Transplant. You will never forget the price of a poor Hair Transplant.
    11 points
  2. Admittedly if Dr. Diep were applying to membership here based merely on the examples highlighted by @ShadowMoon, then I dont see how anyone would advocate for his inclusion. A clear number of his results simply arent natural, and are in no way up to the standards met by other clinics on this forum; not in terms of placement, angulation or design. They even hypocritically go against Dr Diep's rules listed on his own website. There are numerous examples of his poor donor management that desperately needed to be addressed as well, from the strange extraction patterns, his use of a 1mm punch
    9 points
  3. I have noticed that some members of this community continually denigrate our forum, and while they benefit from our community, they undermine our ethics and integrity whenever they can. In fact, I have had some members request to delete their topics, because of this negativity. These new members are now questioning our integrity and our ethics. I'm no longer going to tolerate this behavior. I would like to set the record straight. Firstly, since this pandemic our sponsorships have fallen by more than half, while our costs of running this community remain the same. We've made personal sacr
    9 points
  4. Dear Community, It has come to my attention that one of our recommended surgeon's representatives took it upon himself to contact a forum member's employer. We take these things very seriously, as this undermines how we run this community. We want the community to know that we do not condone this behavior, and we are firmly against any sort of intimidation, whether it be through contacting employers, or family members. We have researched the allegations closely, and we have been provided with undeniable proof. As a result, we have decided to suspend this representatives participation
    7 points
  5. Melvin and Diep better love story than twilight 😍
    7 points
  6. Erdogan loves using high graft numbers because they know at least half will grow so can say there was some iporovement in most cases. Not much consideration is given into future loss just their bank balance. It is why they have so many surgeries. I would never get a transplant there.
    7 points
  7. Early signs of a norwood 8 .
    7 points
  8. The mostly useless topic of manual versus motorized should be relegated to the trash heap. It may have held relevance at some point in time, but it means little today. Patients should also be leery of dogmatic statements made about how an individual conducts his or her practice as the only person who can provide definitive detail as to what is done and how it’s done is the surgeon himself. The fact is that I use multiple devices for extracting grafts, with the device of choice depending on the situation at hand. There are days when a motorized technique is best and days when a manual techn
    7 points
  9. 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.
    7 points
  10. 6 points
  11. Reasonable if you wanna look like this
    6 points
  12. You're very good at letting everyone voice their opinion. I just wish something would actually come of people referencing and discussing a surgeon repeatedly putting out work that is questionable at best. Specifically the terrible graft placement that is done in rows on at least four patients on this forum in the last month. The donor area pattern is questionable but the corn row pattern is unacceptable in my opinion.
    6 points
  13. Strongly disagree. He actually seems to do the exact same hairline for everyone, which only really demonstrates his clientele are drawn to it as it probably suits them. The temple point work ive seen of his, as @LonelyGraft pointed out, isnt good either. IMO a true artist of the industry understands there are different types of hairlines depending on one's facial proportions with different types of hairs located throughout the donor, and then takes this all into account along with the finite amount of donor supply to achieve this - with the end result being that the hairlines are al
    6 points
  14. Here is the first edition to the "best hair transplants of the week" Special thanks to @makehairgreatagain @BOW32 and @Danny1671 for allowing me to share their amazing results with the world. This is just the beginning guys, let's build this community up, as we all know how important it is for anyone researching hair transplants.
    6 points
  15. If the patient does not require any further surgeries due to MPB being stabilised, or the patient does not want any further procedures, or simply cannot afford them in the future (Dadda even says he has limited funds) then this logic falls completely flat. It's fine to argue that a portion of the donor should remain untouched for further operations, but then why not at least make an effort to leave the donor looking cosmetically appealing??? I also don't understand exactly how this approach can "reduce the scarring". How does this work exactly? The extraction tool is the same, the scars
    6 points
  16. @Singhair83 Turkey is the world capital of botched hair transplant and Hair of Istambul is your typical turkish hairmill operating several patients per day using underpaid technicians. If you want good results at a affordable price then do yourself a favor and go to Dr. Demirsoy (1.25€/graft). He does surgery on just 1 patient per day so he will be totally dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you. This is not like buying a car you can replace after a few years this is a permanent surgery and your donor area is limited so every graft is precious.
    6 points
  17. In my time as a moderator and associate publisher of this community, I have seen censorship, you guys would be surprised how many members contact us asking to remove all of their posts because they're being sued. Most of these clinics/ surgeons are not well-known, we've even been sued several times ourselves, freedom of speech isn't free, but its necessary. I'm glad that I belong to a forum that truly keeps a free and open environment where surgeons and patients are held accountable for their actions and words. The more messages I get in my inbox, the more I see that we are becoming the minori
    6 points
  18. Let’s talk results. Did you choose a clinic with real patient reviews, or did you go to some low-cost FUE hair mill in search of the most grafts at the cheapest price? I truly hope you did your research, because this mentality is dangerous. You’re not shopping for a washer machine, you’re having cosmetic surgery. The results will change your appearance forever.
    6 points
  19. 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 f
    6 points
  20. Perhaps it would better serve the community if you would act as a patient advocate more frequently instead of repeatedly finding excuses as to why procedures fail. Hopefully you do not take the feedback to heart but instead try to think and behave in a manner that is more balanced, fair and educated. Under no circumstances is this result acceptable and that shouldn’t even be implied by someone who should be looking out for patients and providing them with guidance and genuine/honest feedback. I enjoy providing feedback and guidance to those whom I can support. I fail to see the logic in
    6 points
  21. You realize Spex is Dr. Bhatti’s rep right? Also, he left on his own accord. I sent him an olive branch by asking to speak to him personally and he never replied. We’re here for patients and we will always represent patients. We cannot coddle the feelings or egos of paid reps. We did not ban him nor did we tell him to leave; he did that on his own accord. We’re not defending any doctors, we are being the voice of reason. I spoke with this patient when he was thinking about removing his transplant after a month. This sort of impulsive behavior shouldn’t be accepted as appropriate or normal
    6 points
  22. Please stop posting in this thread. I'm trying to provide constructive information for other people who are considering treatments with this doctor. Your comment about my donor area looking subpar immediately after surgery is well taken (you aren't fooling anyone by being purposefully literal to backtrack from the clear intent of your comment) - I think most people can agree the large punch looks a bit worse than the work of other doctors. But I think it remains to be seen whether or not this temporary condition has any lasting meaningful consequences - from what I've seen, the donor areas of
    6 points
  23. After much hysteria on the forum, this issue has to be addressed. Anyone reading this that is interested in getting a hair transplant, it will either deter you away from one or entice you. If it does either my job is done. First of all, pictures can be deceiving both to present good and bad results. However, most only think that pictures can be deceiving to present good results, this is not true. I would like to start off by saying, I’m ecstatic about my hair transplant and it has changed my life, but I do not have true density. I have the “illusion of density” meaning I have to com
    5 points
  24. Have taken finasteride for 21 years. Have never, ever had an issue getting an erection. My sex drive has decreased over time, but that may have something to do with being in a monogamous relationship for 13 years. To be honest, it's fine. Much less of a nuisance. Not everyone has the same enthusiasm for sex. It comes down to individual relationships and whether or not both parties are comfortable with the frequency of sexual congress. For me, having hair is more important. How you look impacts your everyday life. If that means I bust a nut less frequently, then so be it. Will pop finaste
    5 points
  25. But guys, if you are reading this, please be careful when considering Diep. In the thread that got removed, there was a very good case to be made that Dr. Diep lied to his patient about the number of grafts he tried to extract. Claiming 802 grafts when someone manually counted at least 1400 incisions. I truly wish there was a way to get to the bottom of that incident. Because it’s pretty obvious that Dr. Diep either lied or was intentionally vague. A good doctor would have seen a 40% transaction rate and stopped the surgery. Dr. Diep not only continued the surgery, he also wasn’t hon
    5 points
  26. YESS...... This is EXACTLY what I have written about. Diep's implantation style results in straight rows like if you were looking down a cornfield. You end up with this sparse, see through effect because the grafts are not staggered. When they are staggered you reduce the amount of space between the grafts and creates a fuller, more dense look. This has been my NUMBER ONE complaint from my transplant with Diep (almost 7 years ago). I can't for the life of me understand why in 7 years, he has not done a single thing to change this technique that looks unnatural up close and results in
    5 points
  27. I’m troubled by all of the threads of guys rushing to Turkey to get cheap surgery. Even after so many examples, they still don’t care. When did money become greater than the result itself? I’m really perplexed by this thinking. Above All, price and location is real results posted by actual patients. Never base your decision on anything else, if you cannot afford a good surgeon, save up. We’re talking about your hair here, not a dishwasher.
    5 points
  28. Please understand Im not trying to be disrespectful, but if thats even close to a rough example of what the consultant drew you should NOT be having a HT with this clinic. And why wasn't the consultation itself with the doctor? The shape of the hairline, as @Curious25 rightly pointed out, is actually feminine. The red line I drew below is where a male hairline should be. If you really had to get a HT (and id strongly argue you dont as concealers and other medical therapies would be of more benefit at this stage) id still argue it ultimately isnt worth it as the surgery itself might c
    5 points
  29. This restoration was performed over one and a half years, not two and a half years. There was a one year interval after its completion which is when the final photos were obtained for presentation here. There is no reason any ethical surgeon would force a fast-track restoration. First, the patient had been operated on by several physicians with nothing positive to show in terms of graft survival. An experienced surgeon would first question whether the patient had some intrinsic healing predisposition that compromised graft survival. Committing to a one-shot restoration would have proved
    5 points
  30. These individuals continually talk down on the forum and the fact that we take sponsorships to keep this forum alive. They are constantly talking down on the community, but I’m not gonna stand for it any longer. Enough is enough, if they don’t like our community, I will show them the door.
    5 points
  31. They are called disconnected transplanted hair Another part of the hair will not grow because it is already completely disconnected. The detached hair is detached internally and is not intended to grow, but will have to fall out to allow the new growth that pushes from below, generated by the transplanted bulb. To recognize a disconnected hair, one month after the transplant, it is sufficient to evaluate its regrowth for a couple of weeks (if it remains the same in length, especially compared to the others, then it is disconnected!). It may happen that this disconnected hair does not fall
    5 points
  32. I just wanted to take time to say thank you to everyone who comes on this forum to share their genuine experience for the collective wisdom and good of our community. The industry is changing rapidly, and a lot of guys out there are getting most of their "research" through social media ad-campaigns instead of learning from other patients. We have big plans this year, and we hope to continuously grow and cultivate this community, as we build trust through transparency. We remain one of the last places online to really host the good, the bad, and the ugly. It saddens me to say this, but it
    5 points
  33. Think it largely depends on the person and how much they looked in the mirror beforehand and how much effort they give generally to their appearance. I would also guess the answer comes down to how successful their transplant(s) went as well, and what level norwood you are looking to cover. Me personally, even after a bad HT experience, i just grew my hair long to cover all my issues and would get out of bed in the morning and not even bother looking in the mirror. But then again i was in denial lol. Funnily enough, now after a recent good HT i find myself looking in the mirror moreso an
    5 points
  34. Nah I think we've had it wrong this whole time it's obviously Regenix
    5 points
  35. This the main reason I didn’t go with diep .. even though I already deposited the $1000 .. I rather risk losing the deposit than to have subpar results where he won’t fix it .. it’s always the customers fault if ur transplant don’t turn out well . Was the feeling I got when I was speaking the office manager ... hair transplants aren’t guaranteed . But if u don’t have good results , at least attempt to fix it .. who wants to spend $15,000- $20,000 n not get what they paid for.. I mean if ur results were B- quality . It’s still acceptable ,. But this is C- quality, how can u not attempt to fix t
    5 points
  36. 5 points
  37. See, here's the thing, though. There's a major difference between coming onto someone's thread in an attempt to provide support (since, as we all know, hair restoration is a stressful journey) and joining in the conversation with inflammatory language to make them feel worse. Kraistoff was uncertain and needed support and guidance...not for anyone else to use his result as a prop to bash a clinic against which they have a personal vendetta (these people know who they are). Obviously, we should be honest, but there are constructive ways of telling the truth that show sensitivity to the strug
    5 points
  38. People aren't looking for answers, they're looking for action. No "answer" can satisfy the results we've seen over the past 1-2 years. Action would be nice, both from the admin side on this forum who are raking in the cash on the back of Erdogan, and from Erdogan himself who, in a reciprocal parasitic manner, is raking in even more cash from the advertising given here. The result: damaged mental health, depleted bank balances from often people who've saved for years to do the procedure, and ongoing daily stress from having to see the botched work in the mirror day in, day out.
    5 points
  39. I cannot understand why ASMED is still a recommended surgeon after a tsunami of poor reviews over the past 12-18 months. It's not as if these are one-off experiences, either. After all, if a surgeon is "recommended" on a forum such as this, which has a large following, it's incumbent upon the powers that be that this recommendation is not made. Having surgery to adjust one's appearance is no small thing. It can for many lead to depression, and that's without discussing the physical scars and financial loss that comes with poor surgical practice. I believe, as do many others, tha
    5 points
  40. This is what you get when you go with a world class surgeon. No marketing, no technicians, no bullshit. I wish I could go back and use him for my previous surgery too. This forum needs to rethink who it recommends here.
    5 points
  41. 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 te
    5 points
  42. I have always been defending asmed and even wanted to go there myself but i think it's time we start taking these complains seriously.
    5 points
  43. Who snitched on him ? Bman is literally coming on this forum for advice n help .. if some members have arguments n stuff .. just stop talking to each other but what’s up with the tattletelling .. I’m interested in this update n prefer for him n other members to continue posting their progression results , whether good or bad ... ( but it’s true the bad ones are the most fun threads to foLlow .. n it’s also sometimes the patients last resort to venting and expressing their results . Nothing wrong with that .. I don’t even look at doctor posted pics anymore .. it’s almost meaningless .. th
    5 points
  44. I've tried to hold my tongue on this thread, as it seems to have devolved into a hysterical, hand-wringing, anti-Erdogan frenzy that I didn't want to indulge. However, the claims on here that no one has gotten good results out of ASMED recently are flat out dishonest. While I didn't originally want to name names, I felt I needed to do so in order to make a credible point to those who are lurking here (including newbies) who may be influenced by what's been said, about the clear distortions that have been made on this thread. For great results from ASMED in this forum from surgeries tha
    5 points
  45. What’s wrong with his results ? Looks good for $16,000 . Money well spent ..
    5 points
  46. Hi Guys, Most of of you are familiar with my story, but some of you new guys may be wondering how I got started. The truth is, I started off researching just like most of you, luckily I found this forum that gave me the tools and confidence to pull the trigger and start my hair loss journey. I wanted to let you guys know that we will start posting informative videos on YouTube. I encourage you guys to watch and share this video with anyone interested in getting a hair transplant and seeing a real result from a real patient.. If you guys have any suggestions for topics please let me
    5 points
  47. I'm having a procedure done with ASMED in a couple of weeks and, like many of you, wanted a better idea of my chances of having a satisfactory result. Since there have been many differing opinions on here concerning this clinic lately (and while it's a little tough to quantify something like this), I figured I'd try to tackle the question mathematically/statistically to produce a more definitive answer. Methodology for Analysis: First, I went through the French, Italian, and English hair loss forums (i.e., international, Belli Capelli, and this forum, respectively), and looked thro
    5 points
  48. I don’t understand why we have to pretend there’s hope for this poor guy following 7 months. Yes, there may be additional growth and thickening. Will it be satisfactory? Absolutely not. Let’s please stop with the sunshine pumping and be real with people so they can address the issue sooner than later.
    5 points
×
×
  • Create New...