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kimura50 last won the day on March 5 2019

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About kimura50

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Christian Bisanga
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. I had pretty much the same amount of hairloss, I went with FUE with Dr. Bisanga and it turned out great. Check out my thread if you want to see the before and afters.
  2. I think a few months after it improved. It was only quite noticeable if my hair wasn't styled and I combed it back wet or with no product in. But yeah now it looks much more natural IMO.
  3. Thankyou for the kind words everyone. This forum and its members were instrumental in helping me make the right choice with surgeon.
  4. Hi everyone. Firstly apologies for the lack of updates, to be honest life just got in the way and I'm at a point where my hair isn't on my mind 24/7 like it used to be. However I'm basically at my 1 year post surgery anniversary. So here are the latest photos. Keen to get some thoughts and opinions.
  5. As per title. I'm a few months off the 1 year mark of my surgery, I was an early grower and am already at a stage where I am happy with my results. However today I was out in the sun for an event for around 2 hours. I wore sunscreen but neglected to get one area near my hairline where the grafts have already grown in. There is a small patch of light sunburn (more pink than fiercely red)there now on my skin and creeping into the transplanted area. I can see becuase I have the sides and back in a short fade style. I say 'light' becuase it's not super red, no blistering and there is no pain associated with it at all. I've been very careful this whole time to avoid sunburn at all costs so to trip over so close to the finish line I feel like an idiot. Should I be worried?
  6. Just giving this a bump as I've been lazy with my updates, will post some new photos soon as I'm approaching month 9.
  7. For the first 6 months of my post op phase I was extremely strict about covering my hair at all costs when I was outside. Even if it was a quick 10/15 minute walk somewhere. Now that I'm past the 6 month phase my Dr. (who is highly regarded on this board) has said it's ok for me to let my hair get some sunshine. Though I have heard others say it's 12 months minimum before you should be exposing your hair. Thoughts? I'm not talking 4 hours on the beach or fishing, talking 30 minutes or less walking around. Basically what I would do pre surgery. And usually just out of habit I'll duck in and otnof shade where it's available too.
  8. 7 month photos. As mentioned earlier, I'm at a point where I can style and cut my hair however I please which is great. However I am a little bit concerned with the gap in the front on view in centre. Not sure if I'm overthinking and it's normal. I can hide it somewhat when I style it but I am hoping it fills out and thickens over the next few months.
  9. Bisanga does the punching of the grafts and incisions. His techs did the harvesting and placement, he would pop in and out to make sure it's up to standard as I believe there was one other patient he was operating on that day. The price was around 9,000 Euros from memory.
  10. No real problems with sleeping in the hotels. I don't generally sleep on planes anyway, so I was awake for 95% of my flights apart from nodding off for a few minutes here and there.
  11. I wouldn't say stress free entirely but there are definately things you can do to minimise the stress significantly. Also worth noting Spex did a great article on travelling for HT's (hopefully he sees this and can provide the link). Some tips I can provide from my own experience though, this revolves predominantly around keeping the precious grafts safe and free of any risk to damage. 1. Check in to your flights as early as possible to secure a window seat (preferably near the toilet also so you can pop in to spray the saline on there). if you're lucky enough to get an emergency exit window seat even better. 2. Wear a bandana not a cap. I've travelled previously for vacation and worn a hat through the airports, without fail I've been asked to remove it at check in, customs, immigration and any security checkpoints. With the bandana I was only asked to remove it twice in total at immigration and one security checkpoint, and after mentioning the word surgery they said I can move on without removing. (Though if they insist ask for a private room). 3. Wait until the majority of people have left the plane before getting your luggage and leaving. All you need is a stray elbow or luggage falling on your head to undo all the great work by your surgeon, just stay patient. 4. Buy a decent neck pillow, I got mine from one of the airport shops. I flew into Belgium on a Monday afternoon, surgery Tuesday, hair wash by Dr Bisanga on Wednesday morning and on a flight back later that day. Unlucky for me my connecting flight home got delayed so I had to stay the night in Singapore, my face was swollen as hell the next day but apart from feeling incredibly self conscience it had no impact. Back home by Friday and the rest is history
  12. Official 6 month update. Very happy with my progress. I'm at a point now where I'm really not worried about my hair at all anymore, I went out the other night and it was windy, raining and one of my friends messed my hair up as a joke, pre-HT I would've been panicking and looking for the nearest bathroom to fix it up. Now it's not a factor at all, it's a good feeling for sure. Looking forward to seeing how the next 3 months pans out.
  13. From the sounds of things you and I were in a very similar position pre HT. I went with Bisanga 6 months ago and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him even at this early stage. Check out my thread in the Patient results forum if you want to see photos for reference.