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About FailedFUEGuy

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    NY

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Alan Feller
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. Hi everybody. I came back to the clinic today to have my staples removed, and Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham told me about the thread. Wow! I had no idea it would take on a life of its own like this. I didn’t think it would be controversial either. Sorry for not coming back to check in and update. I have two young daughters and work full-time, so my time spent online is pretty minimal. I’ve been on the hair transplant network forums before, but I thought it was okay to just share my story. Didn’t know it was best to stick around and answer questions and such. I obviously feel very passionately about the whole situation though, so I can do my best to check in if it is going to help other guys like me out. I also didn’t mean to be sly about the name of my FUE doctor. He’s one that comes pretty highly recommended and is discussed on here a lot. I know people want me to say who it was, but I still don’t feel right about it. I don’t think he really did anything wrong. I think it was just FUE period. I also wanted to comment about the results of the FUE and the FUT. I’m not sure if the pictures really do Dr Feller’s work justice, because there really is no comparison between the FUE I had before and his strip surgery. It’s night and day. The FUE didn’t grow and the FUT gave me exactly what I wanted and helped me move on with my life. Period. I meant what I said in the beginning of the thread. The first procedure was really tough for me on a lot of levels, and I don’t want guys to go through the same thing. FUT grows better. I went to a “good” FUE doctor according to pretty much everywhere online, and you can see how his FUE grew versus how Dr Feller’s FUT grew. No comparison! I’m not some kind of scientist, but it wasn’t hard to figure this one out (especially after talking to Dr Feller). I had Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham take a picture to share. Just to prove I’m a real guy! Funny stuff. They said they would put it up for me later today. I’ll try to stop back and update as my new surgery grows out. Thanks for all the support.
  2. Hi everybody. I came back to the clinic today to have my staples removed, and Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham told me about the thread. Wow! I had no idea it would take on a life of its own like this. I didn’t think it would be controversial either. Sorry for not coming back to check in and update. I have two young daughters and work full-time, so my time spent online is pretty minimal. I’ve been on the hair transplant network forums before, but I thought it was okay to just share my story. Didn’t know it was best to stick around and answer questions and such. I obviously feel very passionately about the whole situation though, so I can do my best to check in if it is going to help other guys like me out. I also didn’t mean to be sly about the name of my FUE doctor. He’s one that comes pretty highly recommended and is discussed on here a lot. I know people want me to say who it was, but I still don’t feel right about it. I don’t think he really did anything wrong. I think it was just FUE period. I also wanted to comment about the results of the FUE and the FUT. I’m not sure if the pictures really do Dr Feller’s work justice, because there really is no comparison between the FUE I had before and his strip surgery. It’s night and day. The FUE didn’t grow and the FUT gave me exactly what I wanted and helped me move on with my life. Period. I meant what I said in the beginning of the thread. The first procedure was really tough for me on a lot of levels, and I don’t want guys to go through the same thing. FUT grows better. I went to a “good” FUE doctor according to pretty much everywhere online, and you can see how his FUE grew versus how Dr Feller’s FUT grew. No comparison! I’m not some kind of scientist, but it wasn’t hard to figure this one out (especially after talking to Dr Feller). I had Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham take a picture to share. Just to prove I’m a real guy! Funny stuff. They said they would put it up for me later today. I’ll try to stop back and update as my new surgery grows out. Thanks for all the support.
  3. DO NOT DO FUE IT DOES NOT GROW AS WELL AS FUT. I AM LIVING PROOF. I had 1,750 FUE performed on me in March 2013 with a doctor who shall remain nameless. I was told the FUE would grow every bit as well as strip grafts and believed it. But after waiting 17 months I had almost no growth. Just curly cue hairs that were scattered over my still non-existent hairline. Would have been better if I did nothing. All I wanted was my hairline back so that my face could be framed in. I knew I would have to get more transplants but I was worried that maybe I was just not a grower. And no way I was going back to the same doctor. So I contacted Dr. Feller and had a consultation with him in his Great Neck office. I asked him why he thought I had such poor growth and he pronounced three letters F-U-E. He explained to me that my growth failure was probably due to the injury to the grafts during the extractions. This possibility was not explained to me before my procedure by the FUE doctor. Dr. Feller examined the back of my head and said there were FUE scars everywhere but that he could get about 1,500 grafts out using FUT. I was worried again because my FUE doctor gave me more than that (1,750), so what was 1,500 grafts going to do? Dr. Feller said his strip grafts would grow better because there is much less injury for the grafts. This made sense to me so I signed up for a strip procedure with him. On the day of the procedure I arrived at 7:45 AM and there was Dr. Feller already waiting for me. He put me at ease and we reviewed the plan which was give me my hairline back so I can comb my hair backward. After the paperwork we went into the surgical suite and I met an army of technicians. Dr. Feller numbed the back of my head which was much better than the FUE doctor because I felt nothing. He took out the strip which I didn't feel at all, and then used staples to close the skin. I felt nothing. One of the nurses put on a video and I fell asleep after Dr. Feller made the slits for the new hair roots in my hairline. Hopefully it would work better than the FUE did. I watched TV and napped and when I work up I was almost done. Dr. Feller had gotten 1,600 FUT grafts out, 100 more than planned ! He didn't even charge me extra for them. Dr. Feller is a very nice guy. Very genuine, caring, and funny. He put me at my ease and was attentive to me the entire day. By the way he is also very very intelligent. When the day ended one of the nurses gave me a mirror and I could not believe what I saw. It was completely different than the FUE doctor. The hairs were packed much closer than the FUE hairs were. I could see this would make a difference when they grew. So now it's a year later and Dr. Feller's strip grafts grew incredible. I couldn't be happier. And I am shocked at the difference in growth between my FUT grafts and my FUE grafts. FUT is much much better. I was so pleased with the results that I returned for a second procedure to fill in behind the hairline. I'll put those photos up when Dr. Feller gets them to me. Unfortunately he can't get as many grafts this time because of the FUE scarring. If only I had started with Dr. Feller and FUT ! What's done is done, and I'm happy now and my daughters will see their father as a man with a normal hairline and not a huge forehead with sprouts all over it. Thanks a million Dr. Feller and your wonderful staff.
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