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ILikeMyHair

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About ILikeMyHair

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    Canada
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Jerry Wong

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  1. Ya I also wish I had not gotten another HT. All i wanted was to fill it up a little and I ended up in his office with him pressuring me to lower my hairline. I should've stood up for myself and told him more firmly I don't want to lower it. Worst mistake of my life. What do you think of Dr. Rahal for FUE? I used to see a lot of results from him and they were all really good.
  2. Dr. Soni thinks it was a great idea. That's why he pressured me for 40 min to let him lower it. How this scumbag made it to the list of recommended doctors here blows my mind.
  3. Ya I thought the results with Dr. Wong were okay just needed a little density which is what I gone to get filled a little more. I was only thinking of getting maybe 800-1000 grafts more to fill the previous hairline. But I'm such an idiot for letting Dr. Suneet convince me to lower the hairline. Probably the worst decision of my life ever. Lost $8000, 1 year of sanity, and a good hairline. Anyways I also think harvesting from the new 'hairline' is the best option. I don't know if it will scar my forhead though where the extraction occurs. I will go to Dr. Wong to get a consulation. I'm not sure how good they are at doing FUE since they just started doing it recently. But I have no other option now because he's the closest one and doesn't require a flight and a stay in a hotel for me to do it. The most convenient option and least time consuming. Hopefully they are good at FUE as well and can harvest the hair without leaving big visible marks.
  4. I dont know if there is scar tissue underneath or not. I cant see it. Dr. Wong would've told me if there was something wrong physiologically. I'm not the doctor. And i haven't worn a turban since 17 years old so that has nothing to do with the growth.
  5. I didnt know there was physiology involved in hair transplant success. The rest of my hair grows just fine so i don't see wtf could be wrong with me. I'm perfectly healthy. Nothing wrong with me.
  6. No. Still the same. I have to shave the new hairline to go back to looking like how it used to look before the transplant. Wasted $8000 to make my hairline worse and the hassle of shaving my hairline everyday. And people keep asking why I lowered the hairline. They just can't believe that this greedy fu**ing doctor convinced/pressured me to lower it and I didn't go into his office to lower the hairline just to fill it. Well I have the emails to prove it. I had only gone in to fill the hairline. This assh*** kept convicing me for 30 minutes to let him lower it. I told him Dr. Wong's result had poor yield and he said he's more experienced than Western doctors because he does way more transplants each day and has done thousands of transplants over the years compared to western doctors that only do 1-2 a day. He said he's an artist and wants to make me look handsome. Told me some fu**ed up rules about face symmetry and where the hairline should be. It was a pure con job. He charged me double what he charges his local patients per graft. Didn't give me a breakdown of how many grafts he placed in singles, doubles etc. When asked how many grafts he harvested, he says "I told you I put in 2600". I paid him for 2600 doesn't mean he actually got exactly 2600. If I hadn't paid him $500 deposit to book the slot, I would've walked out of his office. Also I trusted him at the end because he was well reviewed on this site and I thought this site had a thorough vetting process before recommending surgeons. The empty zone on the left side still has zero growth and no new hair has grown for the past 2 months. The already sprouted hair are getting a bit thicker and longer. Some hair that actually grew are not getting long at all. They are stuck at 2 cm length. I don't know wtf kind of butcher job he did. This never happened with doctor wong. All the hair that sprouted grew normally with Dr. Wong. With Soni's transplant, 5% of hair are not getting longer than 1-2cm. He said he'll do a FUE to fill in that place free of charge. Well I'm not letting this asshole touch my head again. He has zero experience in FUE transplantation and actually argues against doing FUE transplants all the time. Has no regard for what my hair will progress in the future.
  7. Didn't you read my post? He pretty much made me lower it. I had only gone to him hoping to fill the hairline with maybe 1000 grafts. And i told him i don't want to lower the hairline because i want to save them for future. He told me i had enough grafts left for future and that he needs to lower the hairline to make me look handsome. I would've walked out of the clinic if I hadn't paid $500 in advance to reserve the spot. It's a long story but point is he greatly pressured me to lower my hairline despite my concerns. It took 20 minutes of him convincing me to let him lower it. I didn't even have the money for it and had to borrow the money because i had only gone in there with an estimate of doing 1000-1500 max grafts. At the end I thought he knows better than me since he's a doc and does this for a living so maybe i should listen to him. And because he had good reviews on this site and is recommended here so i had few reasons to doubt his integrity and credentials.
  8. Yes for free. It will be a cold day in hell before an HT doc will give a refund. At most they will try to give another HT for free.
  9. Yes I know. That is probably the reason why he convinced me so hard to do more grafts because he was making way more money from me per graft. It's 3x more what he charged you per graft. And I still don't know exactly how many grafts they actually planted. Never gave me a breakdown of singles, doubles, triples. Just told me they did 2600. But for me the money is not the main concern because I can always make it back, but the grafts are irreplaceable. That's most frustrating.
  10. 8.5 month result. They said more growth will come in coming months. Some are slow growers etc etc. And they said, they will give me PRP sessions which will boost growth. My hair quality is thin and that's why it doesn't look good and once it thickens then it will have more coverage. Also offered to give me an FUE session so to fill up the big empty zone in the left side with zero growth. I don't really want to do FUE with them because they don't specialize in it and Dr. Suneet Soni is actually very opposed to it. He hails FUT as a better method and if he couldn't even deliver good results in something he's expert in, then I'm not going to do FUE with them and waste more grafts. I agreed to PRP sessions, but don't have any hope in them. I didn't see much convincing evidence about them. At this point I've just shaved the new feeble 'hairline' he created and stick to the old hairline which is a bit fuller now and looks better that way. Which is what I had gone to them for in the first place. This makes me sooo mad.
  11. Because they want to make more money obviously. I had actually gone in only to refill the existing hairline and with an initial estimate of 1200-1500 grafts because I wanted to save the rest for future use because I knew I would need them in future. It's a long story, but basically when I met the doctor, he convinced me hard for 20 min to let him lower the hairline to make a more appealing hairline to make me look handsome. And told me I need 2600 grafts. Charged me $2/graft. I told him I don't want to lower the hairline because a) I want to save them for future and b) I don't have the money for 2600 grafts. So he told me I have plenty of grafts left for future. He can still do another 2500 graft extraction through strip again. Probably a lie. I have already extracted 5000 grafts at this point. So it's doubtful he can do 2500 grafts through strip again. I can already feel my tight scalp in the back and the scar is a little wider than before. Before I could get away with #3 cut and now I have to do #5. And he asked me "Can't you borrow money from your relatives here? People come from US and spend thousands of dollars with us. I mean your flight itself must have cost $1500. " I knew he was being greedy, but I just went along because I thought at least he will give me a good hairline because of all the positive reviews on this site and maybe he knows better than me about transplants and donor grafts and what can be achieved.
  12. Here are my pics with Dr. Wong. My first hair transplant. 1550 grafts. First 3 pics are before any transplant. That's all the area I had to cover. Next 3 pics are hair transplant from Dr. Wong Day 1. Next 5 pics are 6 month results from Dr. Wong HT. Last 3 are the 1 year results from Dr. Wong. There wasn't good growth in the right side (the side where most of the grafts were placed). So they did 2 touch ups of total 670 grafts
  13. OK I think the pics above might have given a much worse impression of the hairline than it is. Yes it is not dense at all, but I didn't lose the previous hairline of Dr.Wong. Those hair are still there as far as I can tell. Dr. Suneet lowered the hairline so much that it looks like I've lost hair where I had before. But I don't think that's the case. The shock loss hair have come back. There is definitely more hair than before and people have said it looks better than before. I just have to wear my hair long and cover the front from the hair at the back and it looks normal. Anyways I'm still extremely unhappy with this result. I'm posting some more pics from today. 6 months 1 week today. Also I think there may be a little more growth in the coming months, but not much. Even with Dr. Wong the hair grew very slow and looked pretty bad at 6 months. And I am not taking finestride because I had sides from it and because my hairloss wasn't from male pattern baldness, it was traction alopecia from wearing a turban and tying my hair tightly. I took 5% rogaine liquid as recommended by Dr. Suneet for the first 4 months, but I started getting baggy eyes and dark circles from it so I stopped doing that. I'm going to start taking 2% rogaine foam. Apparently that has less sides. Anyways these are pics from today and tried to make it look like the first 3 pics for good comparison.
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