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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    CA

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VI
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. John Diep
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr. Behnam
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. It really is baffling. I see people buy a 20-30k car working at burger king. You can finance a hair transplant so there’s no excuse. I think @Curious25 hit the nail on the head. These people have a thinking that they’re max willing to invest 1-2k on a procedure, thinking surgery is like buying a TV. Not fully realizing how devastating and really debilitating a bad HT could be, it’s a dangerous mindset. I remember speaking with Dr. Bisanga he told me about a guy who worked as a manager in a good job. He went to a cheap place and got botched. It was so bad that he had to quit his job and get a low paying warehouse job, just so he could wear a hat. He lost his house, marriage, and career. It was literally the worst decision of his life. Thankfully he found Dr. Bisanga. The irony is he could’ve easily afforded Bisanga the first time, but thought a good surgeon wasn’t necessary. In the end, the cheap surgery cost him everything.
  2. I remember reading your story on our patient websites. I must say your results are stellar. So you were able to achieve an erection and maintain it, it was just hard to orgasm? If that’s true, it sounds very similar to post-SSRI syndrome. During the time you were on finasteride did you experience any cognitive side effects? Brain fog, etc? It’s a shame these pharmaceutical companies that sell these pills won’t acknowledge or even study PFS, which is very real, even if rare.
  3. It’s definitely a cautionary tale with a happy ending. Very glad you found our forum and Dr. Cooley, he really hit this outta the park.
  4. It’s looking great already healed up well. You’re healing faster than usual. I’d say a few more days and you’ll look absolutely normal. No signs.
  5. Wow this is absolutely next level, can you attach pictures of your donor.
  6. When you consider this was one surgery wow. Another 1,500- 2,000 grafts to the crown and done. I’ve had 3 hair transplants to get to this point.
  7. Thanks for the hair porn, this is some serious hair envy I got right now haha
  8. Well said. Here's my thinking, if the surgeon is doing great work, why shouldn't they charge more, if the patient is willing to pay whats the problem. It's a business, it's not like they're going to pocket all the money, it will go back into their business. They have employees that have families, why don't their employees deserve a raise, or a bonus. Let's face it monetary incentives make the world go round. We're in a field of cosmetic surgery, there is no medical need for any of this, it's a luxury. Pigeon holding surgeons into feeling they have some "duty" to charge a certain amount is absolutely ridiculous and laughable. I'll give an example of Dr. Mohebi, when I went to visit him earlier this year, I saw how well he treats his employees, most of which have been with him for years. They don't look at their positions as 'jobs' they seem them as careers. Their productivity, passion, is so much better. When you go to these hair mills, guaranteed 99.9% of the people there are just seeing it as a job. That's why they stay for a few months and find something else. There is no quality control, nothing. I would rather pay a little more to a surgeon who's had the same staff for years. A place where people feel part of a team, rather than a temporary place to earn a paycheck. The end result will show it.
  9. The flaw in his thinking is that once you get surgery you can never go back to shaving as if nothing happened. It's better to do nothing at all then to do something cheaply that could potentially ruin your ability to shave.
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