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Pete-from-Farjo

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  1. One of the cruelest things about hair loss is that it can turn even the most sociable people into hermits. I've been there myself. But 2500 grafts if used sensibly can make a big positive difference for you. And if you respond well to finasteride you could be in a much better situation a year or so from now.
  2. Still very early days as you're not even at five months yet. There should be plenty more to come.
  3. Looks like nice clean work. I think you're right to keep a mature hairline rather than lowering it as you're not on meds and will likely continue to lose hair. Everything looks fine at twelve days. Still a few crusts by the look of it but they should be gone soon. Who was your doc and what age are you?
  4. Hi. When I get time I'll try to throw together a selection of pics charting my two decades of transplants. I'll have to hunt down the pics though so it could take me a little while!
  5. I know from experience how much we can obsess and worry about things in the early days following a transplant, but honestly I don't see anything that you should be concerned about. Easier said than done, but try to put it out of your mind as nothing is likely to change for at least a couple of months.
  6. So true what's been said about still caring about how we look as we get older. I had my first ht at 28, and if I'd had my way I'd have used up most of my donor right then to have the hair of a 16 year old again. I remember telling Mick at Farjo that I wouldn't care how I looked at 40, just give me all my hair back now! Thank God I listened to him and formed a long-term plan, as now 20 years later my hair is age-appropriate and I still have grafts in the bank which I'm sure I'll use in the years to come. Good on you Dazed. YOLO and all that
  7. Thanks for your comments. The patient requested a conservative approach. He has achieved his aim and has many grafts left in the bank should he decide on further surgery down the line. Just because it may not be the approach you or I would take doesn't make it any less valid. This recent case shows that when needed and requested, we are happy to do more: https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/52134-dr-farjo-and-dr-williams-4425-grafts-fut/ Hair transplants should be a bespoke procedure - not one where more is always better.
  8. This patient in his late 30’s and has had two FUT procedures over the last two years. He was happy to show his final result via a short video. He received his first op with Dr Farjo and his follow up with Dr Williams for a total of 4425 grafts. He has been on Finasteride for the past few years. https://vimeo.com/288360092
  9. As I mentioned, the patient did not want us to shave his donor - so FUT was performed. It was felt that a positive outcome could be achieved with a relatively modest amount of grafts, which I think the pics show.
  10. Appreciate the comments Gasthoerer. This particular patient did not want his donor area shaved so we performed a strip surgery.
  11. This patient came to us nearly 5 years ago and for the following 3 years used finasteride in a bid to stabilise his loss. He then felt better placed to improve the front knowing that his plan to take things slowly had worked. Then and now he has no interest in improving the back with surgery. He received 1760 grafts via FUT with an average of 2.2 hairs per graft.
  12. Looking really good micknick. So pleased that you've achieved the result you hoped for, and thanks for all your updates over the months.
  13. Some good advice so far. Your hair definitely appears quite fine, your donor area is hard to judge from pics alone but it doesn't look to be the densest. (the shortness and the light colour of your hair may not be giving a true picture though). You say you've had a few consultations already. Were they in-person? What is their opinion of your donor quality and recommendations re graft numbers etc?
  14. Very nice, natural outcome with minimal number of grafts. Congrats.
  15. Just read through this thread. So pleased for you that it had a positive conclusion. The pics after your transplant with Dr. Rahal show an absolute night and day transformation from your earlier failed procedure. Congrats.
  16. Totally normal to not see anything at 3 months. I'd have thought your surgeon would have informed you of when you could expect to see growth starting. I'm sure over the next couple of months you'll begin to see positive changes.
  17. This patient came to us after having had transplants in his younger days at various clinics. He did not want to do anything about the front at this time, and asked us to “fill the gaping hole in the back” We did a procedure of 2213 grafts (limited due to donor availability) with an average of 2 hairs per graft. Here we can see the development at 8 months.
  18. You're certainly had good growth at seven months with still more to come, but as others have said, the donor area looks concerning. Hopefully it doesn't look as noticeable in person as the pics suggest. How do you feel about it?
  19. Dr. Konior is one of the very best. As far as naturalness and undetectability goes, from the results he posts on here I'd say he most definitely ticks those boxes. A good hair surgeon will plan your ht with the long term in mind. So that if you lose more hair over the years, the overall look will still be natural. Best of luck.
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