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About home1212

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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?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
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Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Hussain Rahal
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    True & Dorrin
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. home1212

    3rd hair Transplant

    if scalp laxity has become an issue for you, why not go FUE
  2. I bet they're staring at your hairline and wishing they had as much hair as you! It looks great to the casual observer, but obviously if something bothers you about it and you can take care if it - I say do it. I'd add to your list at least a consult with The Hairline King - Dr. Rahal. Re-creator of some of the most beautiful, natural hairlines I've seen. Good luck
  3. another option to consider before you go the HT route - is whether you can be happy without a hair transplant. I know its not a common response, but I find people don't give it enough thought before jumping into a strategy that is permanent, no matter the result, and often requires future surgeries to keep up. If I hadn't gotten nervous when I was in my 20's and gotten a HT, I would not have had to have repairs and further surgeries 2 decades later. I look back now and think the best thing I could have done was just wear my hair short as you are doing now and accept going bald as part of the aging process. Maybe I would have gotten on meds to help slow it down, etc. or looked into nutrition more. Just a thought for you to consider, because as I said before, once you start down the HT journey, it usually is a lifetime commitment. Best of luck to you.
  4. if you believe that you can't trust your doctor's own graft count sheet, you probably shouldn't be getting surgery because you're putting way more at risk in the hands of that surgeon than simply if he/she cheats you out of a few hundred grafts - at the end of the day we are all taking a leap of faith with surgery, albeit a calculated risk, but I tend to believe the vast majority of doctors are ethical and honest to their patients - the bad ones ultimately weed themselves out with their bad behavior
  5. home1212

    Advice Needed

    go with a top notch doctor to do an FUT complete frontal zone repair and restoration (3300-3800 grafts), the hairline does not look too low so I assume they'll just be looking to add density and further enhance it, if I were you, don't touch the crown at this point and get on meds and minoxidil, once the frontal zone is repaired and you can grow out your hair, the strip scar is essentially camouflaged and I think you'll be very happy, otherwise just do SMP into the strip scar, dont waste any grafts trying to conceal it even body/beard - I believe that's your best most efficient option - your case should not be that difficult in the hands of a good surgeon, get multiple opinions thru consults - I'd suggest the following: Rahal, H&W, Cooley, Shapiro, Gabel, and of course Konior if you can wait.
  7. Whether you choose to go to H&W or Rahal, based on your degree of hair loss, you'll need at least 2 surgeries - restoration of the frontal zone in phase I and midscalp/crown in phase II - if you elect to even address your crown. Go with a conservative hairline that will suit you in the future as you age or continue to lose native hair. Best of luck to you ..
  8. Both are top notch doctors with stellar reputations, both do mega-sessions, however they each may recommend different approaches to address your specific hair loss pattern. They have both been pioneers in the business with outstanding results for their patients. You should have separate consultations with both, either in person or with pics or Skype, and determine on your own, which is the best for your specific situation. Diffuse loss is not always best tackled in one session and may require another or multiple surgeries. Without any pics of your hair loss, we can't tell.
  9. beautiful work Dr. Yaman, very impressive result
  10. what a difference ! I would have thought the hair line placement/plan was a bit overly aggressive, but final result suits the patient's features very well, congrats
  11. sorry about your situation, you do seem to have poor growth from both Dr. Wong and your last surgeon, however when you style your hair you look perfectly fine, before doing anything else I would definitely try to get to the root cause of your problem, it could be physiology, it could be your post op care of the grafts, etc.I hope you find a solution that can help you rectify the problem.