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About Movingon33

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    I'm here for support

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?

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  1. Got my stitches out today, and what luck. Who was working at my neighbourhood walk in clinic but a former hair replacement surgeon. Seriously. He sold his practice (as he was getting older) and moved into the neighbourhood and works part time only at the clinic. It was a bit more of a "to do" than I had expected. But in the last few days I have been reading a lot around the site about "donor scars". So I was a still pretty nervous when he piped up with "whoever did this suture work is excellent" He said the grafts I had received looked "fine, just fine" which was quite the compliment from the this tight lipped fellow. Now I know my grafts are top notch, there is nothing new there. But too hear him praise Dr Rahals work on the donor stitching and to tell me the scar will be "very fine and hard to see" has made me quite happy. Too say the least.
  2. Thanks for the encouragement everyone ! I must correct the graft numbers a little bit though. I was given 7,151 not 7,260. This entailed: 1060 1's 3967 2's 1973 3's and 152 4's And It took about 11 hours of surgery time.
  3. As my username and blog title suggest, I have had the FUT hair replacement procedure. The result, is that hair loss is no longer a concern of mine. I read this site morning, noon and night some days. I asked questions, I followed the progression of individuals right from post op to months into the future. I decided upon doctors then changed my mind, many times. Nearly two weeks ago I had a very fortunate day with Dr Rahal. I had modest expectations of 5,000 grafts going into the operation but was amazed when thanks to a plentiful donor graft he would be able to transplant 7,152, ! I had believed I would have to go through the annoyance of post op and the tedious waiting for results twice or more to get the coverage i was looking for. So here I am. 13 days later. Overjoyed that I took the plunge and VERY satisfied with Dr Rahal and his VERY supportive staff. Please check on my results as I am pleased to share them and the very skilfull work of Dr Rahal !
  4. I'm starting this thread as a thank you to all the contributors who encouraged and imparted with me their experiences and opinions. Since I began writing and reading here (about six months ago as a "guest") I have taken the plunge and sat down in Dr Rahal's chair. I expected to receive little over 5,000 grafts but because of an overly plentiful donor extraction I was overjoyed to find out that Dr Rahal would be able to transplant a full 7,260 grafts ! I believed I would have to return and go through the long post op and recovery stages all over again to get the coverage I was after, but was able to do it all with one fell swoop. Thanks to Dr Rahal I am no longer to interested in hair loss. My reality is that it is a non issue for me for me now. I have moved on. Except, I do want to share my experiences as a repayment for all those who took the time to share with me. Please refer to my photo gallery as It will be continually updated. Hair Restoration Social Network ? Community for and by Hair Loss Patients - Movingon33's Profile
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