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About 1978matt

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    United Kingdom
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood IV A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Raymond Konior
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. I would not really recommend anything at this stage as it looks too good. But.. if you did I would strongly advise not to get it done in Turkey. I've seen too many people coming out looking like they are wearing a hair piece. A lot of the work is rushed and not refined. Stick to the proven hairline experts like Konior, Gabel, Bisanga, Shapiro Medical Group, Cooley etc.
  2. No I never noticed any shock loss although the area was quite bare to start with, especially that central area.
  3. 1978matt

    3 years in the making...

    I think I'd play it safe in your case and go 1250-1500 in the front and 1000-1250 at the back. I would not do the full crown as the spot at the back is the least priority. You could always go back a few years later if there is no change but you're still quite young. Nadimi with stick and place is the way forward for minimal shock loss. I had no shock loss at all with Konior using the same method. I'd say go FUE but for future surgeries you might want to consider switching if things go pear shaped.
  4. Yeah fairly. Besides friends a few people at work (5 or 6) know I had it done and I've told a few random people I've come across. Most just say they cant tell anything is off about it. It just looks like normal hair.
  5. A quick update as I noticed from just after month 2 that I could feel new hairs sprouting. Below shows preop versus current (about a week short of 3 months). Photos in the worst possible condition, i.e. spot lights and wet hair.
  6. The OP had around 7600 hairs moved compared to the other (10230)....and on the link to the second one it says: 'His very coarse hair played into his favor'. I wouldn't say the OP had course hair. Medium at best. The length on the back and sides can be deceiving.
  7. I feel like this is a case of permanent shockloss and most of all hairs on top are now transplants. They were spread over quite a large area hence the less than desirable density outcome.
  8. ABHRS requires an examination. Not sure how difficult it is to pass though. She could be good but I'd personally go with someone with a bit more of a track record, that is unless I saw a few of her results in person and was impressed.
  9. Out of the near 8000 hairs probably only 700 stuck around. Half were static and others just kept growing. I can't remember when the static ones kicked in, probably around months 4 or 5 if I had to guess. I saw very fine wispy hairs from month 4 which got quite long and wispy before eventually thickening up from months 5 to 11. Month 12 onward seemed like only subtle changes. On a different note, I just got back from the gym and after a shower the pimple in my nape area burst with little effort. It was delightful! Mostly white pus with a couple of hair fragments within it. Good to have that drained and I cant feel any others!
  10. I gave the doctor a free reign and he decided to put about 32 singles in the widows peak over a couple of sq cm area. I guess he likes to tweak his work.
  11. Dr Kongiat Laorwong is worth a look from the results I've seen posted here.
  12. 2 Months A token photo attached but nothing to see really. I can see some of the hairline grafts didn't shed but are sitting static at about 2 or 3mm and not growing. The same thing happened on the first HT so no concerns there. I've noticed 2 or 3 pimples in the donor with one near the left nape which is sticking around for a while. Probably an ingrown hair. Will keep an eye on it. I'm not using rogaine this time so not expecting fast growth. Maybe see something in December or January (4th and 5th months) if I'm lucky.
  13. A bit of a bummer but easily fixable. Maybe go back to Dr #1 or one of his two proteges. Cooley also a good choice. You probably only need 3-400 grafts. The very 1st picture above looks quite good in normal lighting but obviously not at the angle needed for us to see the issue.
  14. There were not the UK options there are today when I first started looking (2011) and the exchange rate was a lot more favourable. The first time I looked on this site I saw Konior's results and from then on he was pretty much always first choice. I spent the next 2 years having some consultations with Farjo (+ a couple of others) and their rep knew Konior personally and sent his American friend to him. He gave him his endorsement even if I didn't go with Farjo. The only 3 I'd consider in the UK are Farjo, Dr Ball (Maitland) and maybe Dr Reddy (FUE only).