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  1. I’ve had two FUE surgeries (over 7,000 grafts) but never experienced any unusual sensation in the donor area. I was blessed with a great donor area and it does feel a bit less dense but it should feel that way. It’s probably a temporary issue and it looks like your doctor offered a reasonable solution. Best of luck to you and happy growing.
  2. JohnCasper

    HT#2 with Dr. Nader

    Good luck today with the surgery. You look very young to be having the surgery (especially a 2nd surgery)? Can you post some pictures prior to your first surgery for us to see?
  3. I agree with the others in this thread. Wait until your 30’s if you can. My recession subsided in my early 30’s so the plan going forward was much more defined and the results more predictable. Best of luck to you but I hope you wait a while.
  4. Send us some pictures now that you’re 6-7 months from surgery. Hope you’re pleased at this point. Give us an update with pictures if possible.
  5. So sorry to hear this. Can you tell us how many grafts were transplanted? Hope you can find resources over time and can have another transplant if your donor area is strong enough.
  6. JohnCasper

    1036 graft FUE with Dr HASSON

    Great results Spidey. Super success story. I happened to notice the comment early on it the thread regarding FUT vs. FUE. Not sure I would agree that FUT is the best choice for NW level 4 or higher. I was a NW-6 and have done quite well with FUE and over 7,000 grafts. I never wanted that lengthy linear scar. I understand that folks have differing perspectives regarding this. Once again, congrats on your great results Spidey. Happy New Year to you and others on this thread.
  7. Looks like you’re doing well and developing a nicely defined hairline. Keep sending us photos monthly. Happy New Year and Happy Growing.
  8. Have you had episodes of this before, prior to your transplant? You may want to consult your surgeon or general practitioner. I’m just wondering if the local anesthesia has anything to do with it. Let’s see if others post with similar experiences.
  9. JohnCasper

    Shedding!! Is this normal?!

    Looking forward to seeing some pictures of new growth around February. Happy growing and happy new year.
  10. We hope to hear from you soon. Keeping our fingers crossed for more growth in the past couple months. Let us know.
  11. Hope the grafts were helpful. I just hate to see folks spending good money on repairing the results of FUT scars. Hope it was successful.
  12. Super results! Congrats! I know your patient is thrilled.
  13. JohnCasper

    Follow up/weight training.

    Glad you returned to the gym. Keep us posted with future updates on your surgery. You should start seeing some good growth in a month or two.
  14. I would suggest keeping your dads photos in this thread so we can see some growth comparisons. A relatively rare father/son transplant pictures would be interesting to see....and compare, regarding growth rates. Sorry to hear about your dads FUT scar and "dent". I'm also curious to know why you chose FUE and he chose the strip surgery?
  15. Sounds like you’re progressing nicely. Check out my website below to see what to expect in the coming weeks. Looking forward to seeing that new growth around the 3-4 month mark or possibly sooner. Be patient and stay in touch.
  16. Looking forward to hearing about your results. Turkey is certainly a popular place for transplants. I’m sure you checked, but make sure your health insurance covers you in Turkey. You’re unlikely to need it but its a common reminder when traveling abroad.
  17. Keep us posted with new pictures in a few weeks “Txtransplant”. You have plenty to look forward to. Keep growing!
  18. JohnCasper

    Is FUE Scarless?

    I agree with Bill and Melvin, FUE isn’t scarless. FUE and FUSS are both options that show very good results. Personally, I just didn’t want the linear scar. I’ve posted this picture many times but thought I would share it again. This picture was taken about two years after my first transplant and just minutes before my second procedure. This area shown in the picture from my first surgery yielded about 1,750 grafts using a 0.8 mm punch. Visible scarring was certainly minimal.
  19. Keep posting photos on this website but if you want to see what to expect going forward, I’ve chronicled my whole experience since 2012 with before/after photos, videos, and narrative expectations. Website is posted below. Best of luck and keep us up to date with any changes and progress over the next few months.
  20. JohnCasper

    Blood spots/clots

    You’re going to be just fine. If you want to see what to expect in the first 30 days and beyond after surgery visit my website and look at the September 2012 archived photos and description of what to expect. My website is listed below. Keep us posted on this website with photos every month or so. You have a lot to look forward to in 3-4 months.
  21. You have plenty to look forward to. Keep us posted especially around month 3-4 with new pictures. This thread is a good example of how folks on this network can help each other as it relates to surgeons, graft costs, travel expenses, expectations, advice, etc. Well done everyone.
  22. Well said in your previous post “Bill”. The smaller the punch size, the more fragile the graft and the more skills necessary for the surgical team. Best of luck to you “cwolf”, looking forward to seeing additional pictures from you in a couple more months. You have lots to look forward to.
  23. Great work....doctors. So glad the test patch worked and you were able to make such a dramatic change for your patient. I’m sure she is absolutely thrilled. Congrats to everyone involved.
  24. JohnCasper

    Post FUE.

    Hey “Knight88”, how long did it take for the swelling to go down? 2-3 days? Keep us updated with your progress. Check out my website posted below to see what to expect at this point, post surgery. You have lots to look forward to.
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    Scalp white after washing.

    Ask your doctor but I’m sure you’re just fine. I had what I called “scab grit” about the same number of days after surgery. I actually massaged my head a bit too much in the shower and the “grit” kind of scratched my already numb scalp. Best of luck, you have lots to look forward to.