After several years and minimal improvement from my minimal Propecia/Rogaine regime and being in a good financial place, I decided to pull the trigger this week on a FUT hair ‘no shave’ procedure with Dr Konior. I'm about my 3rd day in. Everything was great! No pain whatsoever throughout the procedure. In fact, it was quite relaxing. The only tough part was sleeping with the staples on, but those will be taken out tomorrow. I’ll be back at work in a few days and feel very confident that I’ll be able to conceal that I had work done (since I didn’t shave the back or top), that’s how good everything looks.
As for Konior, he’s a great guy and takes his work VERY seriously. He genuinely loves the work and doing a highest quality of restoration. He’s also personable and funny (when he’s not in surgery mode) and very easy to talk to.
I just wanted to say thanks to this forum and the input that some of the users (Spanker and some of the other folks that encouraged me - Triple 7, MichiganMatt, Matt from England, etc.). We aimed for about 1500 grafts, but in typical Konior form he found more areas that needed some filling so the count went up to 2158. Everything was great and the staff was awesome and caring.
Here are a few pictures so far. One is right before the procedure (with the line drawn in) and the other is right after the procedure was done. As you can see, there was almost no bleeding or scabbing – seems to be very typical with Konior’s Stick and Place method. I was shocked to see how easily concealable the procedure was - probably since I did a 'no shave' and have a great/thick donor area. It was so easy, I'm already planning another one without hesitation (if needed) in a few years.
The entire Chicago Hair Institute clinic seems great and I believe you’ll be in great hands and get great results whether you go with Dr. Konior or Dr. Nadimi. I would say it's a no-brainer to go to them, if you're in the Chicago area.
Feel free to ask any questions and look forward to me posting my progress over the next few months.