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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III Vertex
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. Thanks, Melvin. I appreciate the support.
  2. Anyway, getting back to it. Here is one pre-op (taken about a month before procedure - sorry I avoid the camera like the plague - if I can find more, I'll post more). Also, the remaining photos are from today, 7 days post-op.
  3. I understand Gas' input on topic and I can appreciate the fact that it's not his intention to dishearten me or cause me to questions my or my doctor's decisions - particularly because comments of that nature serve no real purpose at this point. Regardless, like I mentioned in my original post, my NW is high with the potential to go higher. I'm on fin and minox to try to stabilize loss. Because of the high NW potential, I want to make the most of my donor supply and not go too dense too quickly and I'm willing to be patient and work with my doctor to get it right. I've seen her results, I trust her judgment with respect to density and I respect her judgment with respect to tailoring her decisions with respect to hairline conservativeness and design. Ultimately, I like the way it looks now and I'm excited to see how it grows in, but I know there's a long road ahead of me before I get an idea of the final result. Regardless, what I was hoping this threat DID NOT turn into was a commentary on how the rest of the forum compares american doctors to turkish doctors. My decisions have all been made, the procedure is done, and I'm hoping for the best. This thread was created to document my experience and answer questions about my experience. That being said, while some information is available to me - # grafts, etc., certain info is not - whether doubles were bisected to create singles. Like a few have mentioned - this is a first time HT for me, I'm nervous about everything from losing grafts to going to work and wondering if anyone is going to notice I had something done. I've done everything I can to comply with all of my doc's post-op recovery guidelines and I'm optimistic. As a result, I'm probably hypersensitive to criticism and negativity. Regardless, given my case, I'm fully aware that this isn't a one-and-done procedure for me. My efforts towards being happy with my appearance are going to be the very definition of a journey. I only ask that posters on this thread respect and understand that before commenting. Thanks.
  4. I give up. How do I cancel my account...
  5. You’re killing me dude. I’m just trying to be helpful here.
  6. Thanks Melvin, I'll keep everyone updated. I think Dr. Nadimi did a great job. The experience was great from start to finish.
  7. I'll add that I think it's safe to say that 99% of what you see on the hairline in the post-op pictures is transplanted hair.
  8. I don't know if any 2s were split, to be honest. I'm going to try and find some pre-op pics - but there was not really any native hair there really. Very little if any.
  9. Just got back from my 6-day post-op check up with Dr. Nadimi. Final numbers are: 1619 grafts 1 hair grafts - 116; 2 hair grafts - 603; 3 hair grafts - 832; 4 hair grafts - 68; Total hairs moved = 4,090; Average hairs per graft = 2.5. I'll post 7 day post op photos tomorrow and I'll try to dig up some pre-op photos as well.
  10. I'm adding a couple of photos. The first one is day of and the second one is today. I'll try to post some more pictures in better light. Dr. Nadimi and I decided to take a very conservative approach on the hairline so that I had grafts remaining to address the other parts of my scalp. I'm not necessarily trying to look 23 :). I haven't gotten exact graft/hairs per graft count, but Dr. Nadimi sounded very happy with the quality of the grafts and the availability of grafts for a later procedure, particularly considering we went pretty conservative for the hairline. She estimated 1590, so a little more than our initial goal. Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to act as a resource for anyone thinking about going through the process. Thanks! Evening of procedure Day after procedure:
  11. Well, I had my FUE procedure with Dr. Nadimi today. It couldn't have gone better. I was out sleeping for probably 90 of the procedure due to the ambien and slept through the entire graft placement procedure. Dr. Nadimi unquestionably knows what she's doing, she provided a lot of guidance but was ultra willing to consider my preferences. At the end of the day, I deferred entirely to her judgement based on others' experience with her and her obviously astute professional judgment. When all was said and done, I got in the office at about 6:30 and was out at about 5:00. We were scheduled for 1500, but the number ended up being about 1590. I was told a large number of my grafts were 3 and 4 hairs, but I'll follow up with more details after I reach out to the good doctor for specifics. I'll also upload some pictures when I get a minute. Beyond that, I can't say enough about the quality of Nadimi's and Konior's staff. Super nice, super competent, and they've obviously been doing this for a long, long time. I'll have to have another procedure given my Norwood scale, but when I do, I'm going back to Dr. Nadimi. While I don't have anyone to compare her to, I can't imagine having a better experience elsewhere.
  12. I don't disagree. I don't think my donor area is half bad - and I'm hoping the fin prevents further loss. Of course, I'm not the expert. Ideally, Dr. Nadimi will be able to provide some guidance on moving forward. She's certainly been helpful up to this point.
  13. Markee - I've met with Dr. Nadimi - I got the impression that they book 1500, but will do more if its an option. I assume it's based on time, availability, etc. I exchanged some e-mails with the original poster (he hasn't been on here in a while), and I believe he was booked for 1500, and they ended up transplanting an additional 200 - there's obviously a cost associated with the additional grafts.
  14. Hi everyone, I have a procedure scheduled with Dr. Nadimi out of Dr. Konior's office on 7-20-18, so I'm about 60 days out from surgery. I intend on documenting it as well as I can. This forum has been a great source of information for me and I want to pass along the help by trying to document whatever I can about the experience, my progress and results. That being said, I'm going to try to post pictures at the major milestones, i.e., before, after, 2 weeks, 1 months, and then monthly beyond that. I'll start by providing my backgrounds, I'm a 37-year-old white male and I've been losing my hair for about 17 years. I'd put myself currently at a IV or V. I've been on minoxidil for about 10 years, maybe a little more and it's done a pretty good job I'd say. At Dr. Nadimi's urging, I began taking generic fin about 20 days ago. So far I don't believe I've experienced any sides and I haven't missed a day of taking it. I intend on taking it for about a year to see if or to what degree it helps. I've read quite a bit of information concerning the sides, but you typically only find posts blasting it, although I understand the sides only occur in a small number of individuals. Regardless, I try to put that out of my mind, and to focus on taking affirmative steps to combat my hair loss. My dad is probably about a NW VII, and my brothers were both headed in that direction, but they've both chosen to shave their heads. My dad's father had a pretty good head of hair into his 90's. I believe my mom's father was about a NW VII, but he passed away in his sixties. Regardless, I've decided that since I have the option to try to take action and improve my follicular situation, I've decided to do it. I met with Dr. Nadimi on March 5th, 2018 and I really enjoyed meeting with her. She was pretty blunt with her advice and recommended a 1500 graft FUE procedure. I believe Konior's office tries to limit their FUE procedures to 1500 grafts, but I've noticed they've harvested between 100 and 200 additional grafts if its available and time permits. If it's an option, I'll certainly encourage it because I definitely have some space to cover. I've taken about 15 days off of work, so between those days and the weekends, I'll have about 17 days (including the date of the procedure) to recover. I'll be working from home to the best of my ability, so my apartment will basically be my office. I believe I'll need at least one additional procedure, but my hope is that I respond well to the fin and it stabilizes the loss and - with any luck - thickens some of my miniaturized hair requiring fewer grafts down the line. Ultimately, I'll see the full results from the HT at a point when I'll have been on fin for about 18 months, so it'll give me a better sense of the next step. Regardless, I just wanted to put my procedure on interested parties' radar in case they're interested in following along as a source of info for anyone considering booking a procedure with Dr. Nadimi. Thanks.
  15. Thanks Teemo. I'd love to see monthly update photos if you have them. Thanks again for taking the time to put this together.