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    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
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  1. Thanks California, that`s very nice from you It wasn`t just this thread, but a couple in the last time. I was accused of being a rep in another thread (which has been resolved in the meantime with "scar5" btw), the "Horrible results" thread that probably will lead into some soothing words from the mods and the surgeon, but no consequences in the end and so on.. It`s just things like when the results of Dr. Dua appeared only a few weeks ago, I somehow felt that it is a pre-arranged game being played out and he is soon to be proposed for recommendation and then gets recommended no matter what.. And it`s then been even more ridiculous than I imagined it to be... And about the delayed Bhatti recommendation I always had my very own thoughts I better keep to myself (same now in regards to Maral btw..) It`s just too much which is wrong on here imho, like a bottomless pit.. Just not straight.. Like a theatre sometimes. Not willing to play my role, sorry. Still I learned so much from this forum, and I know the mods have a very difficult job, which they execute very well imo. It still is the best place to do research on docs and learn about HT and the industry, and much more even. It`s a great place and will stay so, if only some things would be handled a bit differently. Like some more honesty and transparence, and foremost more strict recommendation selection based solely on the quality of the work and not how it would affect the moneyflow, as well as stricter and more patient friendly and honest sanctions when clinics are not able to maintain the standards. Anyways.. Maybe I`ll come back some day, but for now it`s just consuming too much of my time and energy. All the best, tc
  2. Let me get back one last time, only on here. I don`t know how Spanker (whom I always highly respected btw) came to his 9:7 ratio. Here are the relevant posts: PRO User: 1. "KO" Post # 5 (and many others, Quote: "I think this is a site for guys who can hit pretty well") 2. "BUSA" Post # 26 3. "Superchunk" Post # 57 (5th post on this forum) 4. "1978matt" Post # 63 (Quote: "All things considered this doctor deserves to be recommended." No commiting to the raised issues) CONTRA: 1. "Rawkerboi" Post # 8 2. "NaMo" Post # 10 3. "1966kph" Post # 11 4. "wwiizzkkiidd24" Post # 12 5. "delancey" Post # 15 5. "fisher4man" Post # 25 6. "Questionmark" Post # 35 7. "Gram" Post # 41 8. "HARIRI" Post # 44 9. "Raj_Jayukdht" Post # 62 Whether "Spanker" voted against or remained neutral is a matter of interpretation. Considering Post # 4 and 38, and Spanker`s ability to navigate these waters like a high ranking diplomate, it to me is a clear "No, at least not yet". If Spanker would have voted in favor mentally, he would have expressed it directly. So counting the votes only, not considering their substantiated reasoning, it would be a ratio of 9 or 10:4. A clear case. But this is not what this should be about, I know that, and you know that. It should be a matter of argumentation, and substance. It`s not only on how many people vote, but on how and why they are substantiating their vote. And that`s the crucial point here: Not only do we have a clear quantitative vote against the recommendation, it`s also the case that the refusing comments got backed up by strong and meaningful argumentation, while the raised points never got adressed really. On the other side we have KO (whom I am not really sure about in the meantime), BUSA (who didn`t adress points like the striking lack of patient reports (while there is one from 2013 on here who had A FAIL with Dr. Dua!!), the lack of caucasian patient cases, his questionable crown work etc.), a total newbie (which imho was kinda odd), and 1978matt (whom I respect in general, but we don`t have to agree on everything). Votes were clear, questions and requests to the moderators and the clinic remained open, we waited for answers, and suddenly - dadaaaa - he gets recommended. Case closed. This is just disgusting! Then just write on the top of your page "We`re all about money", cancel the hypocritical recommendation threads and don`t act as if this site would be about choosing an elite of the top surgeons of the world, as if it would be about members honest, knowledgeable and intelligent participation and votes. I miss Mickey, he used to lead that tug-of-war a long time with incredible strenght and passion. This is just consuming too much of my energy. Not worth it. And I do get how difficult the situation is for the mods. It`s just risking to drift in a wrong direction these days, and I want to set a little mark. A questionmark
  3. As said in the Dr. Dua recommendation thread, I`m leaving this site. Thus, I will not comment on this thread anymore, but I will have a look on how things develop. All the best to you all, especially the OP, I hope you get what you deserve, and I hope the doc will as well. Bye
  4. Lol I`ll leave this site at last. And it`s not because I`m saying Dr. Dua is a bad surgeon. I just don`t like hypocrisy. Thanks to everyone involved on here, all the members, most surgeons, also the moderators, especially Blake and David. All the very best, time will tell how things will work out here...
  5. Just a quick reminder that the combo approach is only a tiny tiny part of this...
  6. http://img3.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/postopfromto52hwtgxi13.jpg Each color field represents 100 grafts. As the picture quality is not the best, I was very generous in my interpretation: Oftentimes, I made dots when there was the slightest interpretational possibility; when there were blood spots, I took the highest amount of grafts possible in such an area, even though it would exceed the normal and average placing density and pattern. Especially in the middle hairline area marked in green and yellow, I rather made wildly generous assumptions. If I would have only marked the grafts identifiable as such, the areas may as well have almost double size (in tendency, this would apply to the other areas as well). What most probably are just freckles, I counted as grafts (please have a look at the patients forehead and his general skin structure). In the middle front area, the picture quality is too bad as to count the grafts, and the sight gets blocked by hairs, so one could only make assumptions in the area imo. But even if assuming the same density as in the hairline zone, and even assuming some grafts I overlooked at the temples, under hair and so on, after extrapolating, it`s hard to reach the claimed number of nearly 3 k. To me, realistically, it`s rather 1700 - 2000. Again, I was very generous, please compare the photoshopped pic with the original one. This is not to attack Dr. Arocha, he imo is one of the most credible and likable docs, so I`d welcome any feedback as to why this just doesn`t look like 3 k.
  7. That`s the crucial point here. People can write whole books on here talking things to death, but it doesn`t change this simple fact.
  8. It`s an open, global market which is constantly developing, modifying and diversifying, so no worries here. Principle of demand and supply at last..
  9. @Cryingoutloud: Heyhey, please remain polite, or at least not unnecessarily insulting (I don`t know you such ) But true, at 3 months your transplants all are still in telogen stage, "nmshams", just be patient and wait until at least month 7 before you start to worry about the outcome of your HT. Dr. Radha should have briefed you about this, and it would as well have been a matter of minutes to find it out for yourself doing only a quick Google search.. All the best to you
  10. Hi, to me you partly are still speaking in riddles, but it also seems your last post is some kind of conciliation? It`s just very hard to be accused to be as someone dishonest, it`s actually a pretty hard insult for me, because all my life I try to be the exact opposite.. Funny that you`re mentioning Coke, as I not too long ago tried to taste the drink just like it is, mentally turning off all the exciting associations my mind got programmed with, just my senses and me - and guess what, it tasted like pure garbage lol I learned a lot from that only Regarding your question if I commented against bogus and money-led anti-FUE rants: I`m a reader on here (and some other boards) since early 2013, and active since early summer the same year. Spex is not active a long time it seems, and I came at the time guys like Mickey did a hell of a job in setting things straight regarding FUE, while I still had to orientate myself in the whole field. I do remember, though, to have yet taken a substantiated stand in favor of FUE (you can search in my posts if you got the time and nerves ) Anyway I always actually took a stand against unnecessary FUT, and unnecessary it is in most cases imo. I furthermore collected knowledge and experience on here in order to share it at the biggest german board, which was and still is behind in many regards. I was the one to set things straight regarding FUE vs. FUT there, and also made efforts so people can get a more sophisticated view in regards to motorized vs. manual punches. Things really have developed imo, nowadays nobody would make some ridiculous statements which have been made in the past to slam FUE... But if I`d read them now, of course I would intervene and take a stand. I hope it`s alright now, I really didn`t intend to undermine any useful discussion, just wanted to emphasize that advantages and disadvantages could be known by now.. Greetings.
  11. Welcome (back) to the forum, superchunk. Long time no see... Please read through the whole thread once again maybe, there were very particular points that got raised. Do you have any substantiated opinion to that? This is not about, hey, cool, a recommendation thread, with my 5th post after half a year of absence I vote in favor because the few results posted look like tidy work to me. If they wouldn`t do, the mods wouldn`t have considered him for recommendation in the first place. This is out of question anyway.. Our reasons for hesitation and partly refusal are due to more particular and complex issues.. Just saying, no offense intended..
  12. Hi kopite, this is actually indeed offtopic, please just open your own thread next time, I am sure you`ll get satisfying replies then That said, no, there will be no problem at all with a trimmed donor, in contrary, most surgeons will trim your donor hair anyway, be it for FUE or strip. All the best for your procedure, just relax, Dr. Radha is an excellent surgeon