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johanchicago

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About johanchicago

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    IL

Hair Loss Overview

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

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

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  1. I am not cutting my hair anymore. I will keep posted once it grows longer. It does make difference from the front when I use hair fiber compared to pre-surgery but overall the density is so low you can see shiny head from all angle. I am considering a 2nd HT next year to fix the situation but my donor area isn't all that dense.
  2. Great results. I had a horrible HT and now I need to fix. Could you please pm the surgeon/clinic if you don't want to disclose in public yet?
  3. I didn't read the entire thread before commenting but I responded based on the fact the thread was about my surgery. I see this thread is becoming a long conversation about blaming one another. Also, I have tried growing my hair out. I have shared a photo of it with @Shera in pm. It's honestly looks worse than keeping my hair short. Check attached.
  4. Here are attached pics taken at night, the light source is pretty far but it's at the ceiling.
  5. I am getting confused here, because I never mentioned for once that my expectations were met. Could you please quote me exactly when I said my expectations were met? Unless you talking about some other patient I think this is absolutely unacceptable that you claim I was satisfied by the outcome. You have no right to to speak on my behalf if I am satisfied or not. I have been consistently saying that I am extremely disappointment with the results and even to the extent that I stopped posting my outcome. My experience at darling buds and communication with Dr.Bhatti has been clear and to the point and I was satisfied with professionalism of Dr.Bhatti, however the results I received from the HT is nothing short of disastrous. It is absolutely wrong to say I was satisfied. Again, none of the admin or the users are impacted by this horrible outcome of my surgery. I suggest you, specially you being a moderator please do not falsely claim the patient was satisfied and accepted the bad outcome.
  6. Thanks for you response @Nebulosity and @delancey. This is failed surgery by Dr.Bhatti, no matter what other senior members are saying. I totally agree with @AltonMeyer. I think most of my hair grafts died, 5100 hairs in the 2500 grafts but look at my scalp. Also, please suggest or recommend top doctors whom I should consider for fixing this HT. I trusted the forums and the positive post in most of the sites. I have attached a pic taken today 06/25/2019 and the more I look at my shiny scalp, the more I get disappointed and frustrated because I lost my 2500 grafts / 5100 hairs. Most of the hair was double hair follicles and now I have very limited grafts to recover from the damage, I check forums and I see results from 2500 grafts to be much superior than what I have received. I am left with a shiny scalp after my HT with no way to cover my head with hair. It's very disappointing and saddening.
  7. Guys, let's all stop blaming and shaming. This forum should be used to help people who may be considering a HT. I think anyone considering a HT has the right to research and have prior result of the doctor presented to them. Again, I think @AltonMeyer is just sharing his opinion and I respect that and I do agree with him that my surgery wasn't a particularly successful one. I have experienced that lot of the senior members jumped into conclusion that I was too bald, but the fact is Dr.Bhatti inspected my situation and seen my photos and based on the assessment decided to go with 2500 grafts. He also proposed to take 500 beard along with 2500 grafts to spread it over the entire head including the crown. I decided to go only with frontal / mid scalp section only. I have attached a photo taken today, it would give you a close up idea on the current situation of the scalp. I am considering for a 2nd HT next year to get some density on the front/mid and get some hair on the crown as well. I should have about 1500 grafts as per Dr.Bhatti's assessment post surgery, I am willing to get some body hair / beard taken to increase graft count.
  8. @AltonMeyer - Yes it was a total disaster surgery. I would like to perform another surgery next year to fix this but now I am even more limited on my donor area, based on the after surgery records. Dr.Bhatti mentioned another 1500 grafts can be harvested for future sessions.
  9. Hi Shera, Dr.Bhatti explained me what to expect - 'he clearly mentioned I should get decent density'. I was actually inclined to go darling buds/Dr.Bhatti after seeing all the good results but I should have clearly done more research on bad results. I don't know if any other surgeon would do it better but I consider my surgery a example of Dr.Bhatti's bad result. Again, I am not putting blame on Dr.Bhatti as there are other factors involved and not only skill set of the surgeon and I would still recommend Dr.Bhatti as he did respond promptly about my concerns and he was always professional and positive. The total number of hairs was 5115 Single - 328 Double - 1657 Triple - 491 I think most of the hair grafts did not survive. I am considering a second surgery later next year. Check out my outcome after 9 months of the surgery.
  10. Dr.Bhatti suggested the number of grafts. He suggested to take some beard but he said I would get decent results with 2500 grafts. That was also his initial estimate for the procedure. I have also seen people saying if I was give the option to have a higher hairline. Again, the hairline was also designed by the doctor and I did not even ask to put the hairline one cm lower. I am not blaming the doctor here as I was satisfied with the professional atmosphere at Darling buds. However, I am not going to accept people trying to tell me that I should have known beforehand the results would be disappointing as it is right now. Dr.Bhatti is a good doctor and I did my research before going to him but unfortunately the outcome of my procedure was not satisfactory at all.
  11. I am extremely unsatisfied with the results therefore I didn't bother posting any update. I have attached photo taken today 04/26/2019. 6.5 month post surgery. #Darlingbuds and #dr.bhatti was very helpful and always prompt to respond to the emails . However, I am very disappointed with the results.
  12. This is update after 6 weeks. The photos were taken with flash on for clearer pictures of newly growing hairs.
  13. Do you have any update on your hair growth? It looks like good at 3 months point.
  14. Dr.Panine also suggested the same approx 2500 grafts for hairline and mid scalp but I went with Dr.Bhatti after going through the positive post in this forum. Do you think the 40 grafts / cm2 wasn't meet? Please let me know your feedback, I am starting to get concerned about the comments related to the gap. Total of 2476 grafts were extracted approx 5000 hairs - for hairline and midscalp.
  15. Week 3 after the surgery, I am noticing a lot of hair loss and native hair not growing.
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