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  1. Hi Adam, Thanks for the response. Considering you left at 10.30 pm, I can now find the reason my surgery will spill onto Day 2 and it seems like a logical thing to do. Another question on the pain. I have ready your post fully and you say it was agony on Day 1. How was it subsequently ? Did you have any swelling ? When would you think you became conformable enough to have a fruitful day ? I ask all this, because I had my first HT in 2004 (FUT) with Dr Shapiro and I recall it was pretty painful for 4-5 days and I had swelling on the forehead and under the eyes for almost 5,6 days. The post-op bothered me considerably. I am sort of hoping that with FUE post-op and pain is dramatically better? Thanks,S
  2. Hi Adam, Thanks for the reply. I have spoken to Viviana. I do find that communication is bit difficult in English and challenged, but I am sure we will bridge the gap. I am initial stages of researching them fully and trying to establish verbal and direct communication with the office. Emails I notice are also replied with considerable delay but that is the general trend in many countries, so I don't blame the clinic. However, I do want to have a FaceTime with the doctor to communicate my desire, and also understand the balance with his aesthetic input. Thanks for your answers. You did answer most of my queries. I assume your treatment was also done over two days ? Will be in touch as I did deeper and plan this out. S
  3. Thanks Trasnplanted Phil and Bjorn Borg, I will post here if I get some clarification from the doctor or clinic, as I am communicating with them. English is a barrier though.. I am also more curious about PRP, so I am going to read up on that. If it reduces the ugly duckling phase then maybe worth it. Any other inputs would be appreciated -
  4. Transplanted Phil, Thanks for your input. Everything you say makes sense. I have reached out to the doctor for the other answers also. Seems like the doctor is fan of PRP and may recommend that. Most data I have seen is inconclusive on PRP benefits? Temple does mean temple points ! I would like to get it done during the same surgery on second day if possible. Lets see if the doctor concurs. Cheers, Sean
  5. Adam Thanks for the efforts you are making to make this post descriptive and helpful to others. I am currently considering Dr Freitas. I am not Spanish so have some difficulty communicating with their office staff in English, however, I have the following questions : 1.) Did you have phone conversations or a video call with Dr Feritas whilst you were deciding or choosing a surgeon? Is the clinic and doctor fairly communicative ? I have some concerns here and perhaps its a language issue. 2.) The clinic has told me that the doctor advises 3 month, 6month and 12 month post-op visits and a strict medicine regimen. Did you go through this and what are the medicines - are the the usual propecia, DHT, Rogaine, etc. ?? Or perhaps for you he did not advise, as you have a pretty good head of hair. 3.) Was most of the work doctor or technician driven? Extraction, incisions, etc.. 4.) How many days did you stay therapist op ? Thanks, and we are looking forward to your final results. Cheers, Sean
  6. Hi Folks, I am considering transplant with Dr. Freitas. This is the reply I received form his clinic - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I am writing to inform you that Dr. De Freitas has valued your photos. The surgery strategy consists on repopulating the frontal, central area and the receding line with the extraction of 2.800 hair follicles(5.600 hairs approximately) in two consecutive days of procedure. (The temples can not be done at the same time) The surgical intervention includes three check-ups: after 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. We also provide a cervical pillow, shampoo and medication for the next four days after the surgery. In case you decide to schedule this intervention, you will be recommended to follow a treatment before and after the transplant (finasteride, minoxidil, among others). This treatment will be indicated based on your personalized diagnosis. In the case you can not follow the treatment, the doctor does not recommend to perform the surgery because the aesthetic result will not be the desired. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My questions re as follows : 1.) Why does Dr. Freitas take 2 days. Usually doctors do well upto 4000 grafts in a day. I obviously don't want to go in for a second day, unless there is a patient benefit to this ? 2.) Why can't temples be done on the same day and a second procedure is required later ? 3.) 3 check ups and post-op treatment - I am not in Spain and will travel for the procedure. How essential are the post-op visits. Are these meant to be in-clinic visits or Face time etc would work fine. Also, is anybody familiar with his post-op treatment ? Is it minoxidil and Propecia or much more ? I would like to know since there is a limited amount I am willing to do for my hair. And lastly I want to thank everybody here. Over the years, I have learnt that this is an invaluable source and most (actual all ) of my questions always get answered here. Also, BTW I find Dr Freitas to be quite cost-competitive also. Thanks, S
  7. I don't fully understand one aspect of Dr Freitas work. He has recommended 2800 grafts for me. And he says the work will be spread over two consecutive days.usually upto 3000 or more grafts doctors do in one sitting. And I believe Dr Freitas can handle this but there must be some reasons he prefers this way. I am just wondering if I should sit through another day of surgery and what the pros and cons are ? Thanks,
  8. Hi, Thanks for the information comparing both these doctors. Information for them is sparse on the English forums and also tough to come by I am considering Dr Freitas for surgery, and am looking for many more patient posted surgery reviews. Where can one find them ? Can anyone possibly guide me to a link or post here itself. Thanks,
  9. Looking superb. You are going to have blow-out results. Keep us posted.
  10. Just a quick update on my situation - Dr Konior has reverted to me. His quote is 12$ per graft. On the higher side, but the wait is making it unworkable. May 2020 is the date he is offering now. Have a good conversation going with Dr Feriduni. He has recommended 200-2500 grafts. FUE cost a bit over 5 Euro per graft. Dates available in July, August, September so quite workable. Waiting for a reply from Dr. Bisanga, Hattingen and Dr Feritas. Dr Freitas takes 2-3 months to give a treatment plan and quote. I guess I will decide between the above Doctors. From the results I have reviewed seems like Dr. K is in a class of his own. Thanks to all for their recommendations. This is work in progress. S
  11. @Raphael84 Hi- Does Dr Bisanga work out of Brussels also or is only in Athens ? Is he known more for hairline and good frontal density work or large NW5 cases ? Thanks, Sunil
  12. @TrixGlendevon I not only added them to my list but sent an email around a week ago. Haven't heard back from them. How is their communication? Response from docs in Europe is generally slow compared to say Dr. K., who responds himself within a day. Question on Hattingen - Are they very good for hairline, frontal head, and temple points work or would you say more for coverage of large areas ? How would you rate them compared to Dr Feriduni? Thanks, S
  13. @ahmeda87 Thanks. Looks like you did a deep-dive, and also some hard analysis to come up with what works. Would you feel comfortable sharing your spreadsheet or pros and cons of each of the doctors. Will help with my homework. Thanks, S
  14. It would also be great if you could let us know how you decided on Dr. Lupenzula. I know he is a great doctor but would like to know the finer points with tilted the decision in his favour. Thx