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About SBSinNYC

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    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?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Bernstein
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

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  1. SBSinNYC

    Advice Needed

    It seems a little high. Top guy in NYC was $7 per graft last summer. Could even go to $6 if I had schedule flexibility.
  2. How old are you now? What did you have done before? Do you have pictures? This information will be helpful in answering your questions.
  3. Looks great. Especially for only 7 months. How many grafts? How’s the crown? Hard to tell with those photos.
  4. I understand. That is called “bait and switch”. Something you’d expect from a used car salesman. Your job is to run, not walk, but run away when that happens. He may be a conman, but you allowed yourself to be conned. I’m sorry this happened to you. I want your experience to help others.
  5. I‘m sorry to hear about these poor experiences. The lesson to be learned is if you and the doctor are not on the same page, don‘t proceed with the HT. Just don‘t. I read too many accounts on this board where posters act like they are making an economic transaction. They aren‘t. They are choosing someone to take a scalpel to their head. How does this site make money anyway? Does it impact who is recommended?
  6. SBSinNYC

    Advice Needed

    When are each of those photos from? They aren‘t all current are they?
  7. It‘s a good question, but if you can‘t trust your doctor to correctly account for the number of grafts, then you certainly shouldn‘t trust him to slice open your skull. In my case, the final count was below the initial estimate by about 100 grafts and I was refunded the difference. I would have never known if not told.
  8. If you intend to sue the doctor, you will need to make the case that he did something wrong. A poor result if his other patients have adequate results is not very convincing. A judge or jury would probably just shrug. Tough break.
  9. It doesn’t matter what we think. It doesn’t matter what you think. You either will have a failed procedure or, in time, a successful one. Do yourself and everyone else a favor and STFU and report back in a couple months. There’s really nothing else to be done.
  10. So, you really don’t want to do another surgeon. (Whatever that means in English). You thought Keller was elite, a great doctor. Yet, you are six months post HT, having serious concerns about your result, but can’t be bothered to drive an hour to have this elite, great, and very nice doctor take a look at your progress or lack thereof. Would you like me to call him for you? You had surgery on June 29th? I’m dialing now...
  11. If he’s a VERY, VERY nice man, pick up the phone and call RIGHT NOW!!!! Are you a complete idiot?
  12. How good can he be, if you aren’t even willing to call him with your concerns? He’s only your doctor after all.
  13. Have you called your doctor? At this point you should. My doctor contacted me, unsolicited, at five months just to see if growth had started. You paid them a lot of money, because you trusted them. Have them take a look.
  14. 2nd HT’s tend to grow more slowly than 1st HT’s. Shock loss is usually temporary if the shocked hair is strong enough. It will come back. The more hair in a recepient area, the greater chance of temporary shock loss. I would recommend staying calm and being patient. There’s really nothing else to do. Way too early to think about botched procedure.
  15. I am five months post FUT (2400 grafts) and things seem to be proceeding just fine. One thing I noticed is the growth along the hairline seems to be faster than the growth just behind it, and the growth just in front of the crown vertex is even slower. Is that typical? Are there blood flow or other issues that cause that difference?