First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for sharing their experience, suggestions, and opinions on hair loss. This community has helped me in answering some of my hair transplant questions. So, I'm starting this topic to journal and share my experience. I would like to give back to the community that helped me, and I sincerely hope this will help others in making an informed decision.
A little bit about me:
I'm a 33-year-old man from India. I currently live in the U.S. No one in my family had any signs of baldness. So, I'm probably paving the path for the future generations.
My scalp used to be like a dense Amazon rainforest (except for no animals). Then one beautiful day I was thrilled that I got a job and in a couple of months, I noticed something. Yes, you guessed it right, my hair started falling off, and the epic deforestation continues.
To reduce hair loss and strengthen my existing hair follicles, I’m applying Rogaine to my crown area every day before going to bed and taking Country Life Maxi-Men every day from a couple of years (noticed that hair and nails look healthier).
First hair transplant (FUT):
I got my first FUT procedure five years ago from Dr. Konior, and the results are extraordinary. At that time I had a case of III-A on Norwood scale. About 2800 grafts were harvested on the frontal scalp area along the hairline into the mid-scalp.
Current: Second hair transplant (FUE):
Now, I’m more like a case V on Norwood scale except the frontal section because that was already covered in my first procedure. I've noticed a significant thinning in the crown towards mid-scalp area (not glaring bald, mind you). So, I thought it’s time to get a second procedure.
Naturally, I contacted Dr. Konior via virtual consultation a couple of months ago. He answered my questions and gave me feedback. Coming to the schedule itself, he told me that he was booked up for the next one year, but has a new associate, Dr. Sahar Nadimi, who has sooner dates available. He told me that he trained her in medical school, but doesn’t supervise her because she consistently delivers excellent results.
Consultation with Dr. Nadimi:
I've sent my photos (as described on the website) to her for initial feedback. Then I had a FaceTime consultation with Dr. Nadimi. She looked at my scalp (of course over the video) and answered all my questions. She suggested at least 1500 grafts, and at the end of the consultation, she sent me a quotation for the FUE procedure.
Considering all the parameters, I’ve scheduled to get my next FUE done in Mid August (about three weeks from now) by Dr. Nadimi.
I’m very excited for my next hair transplant and looking forward to it. I will try to keep you all posted on my progress as much as I can. Do not hesitate to ask me any questions. I also want to make it clear that if I don’t post as much as I think I would, please ask. It will motivate me to post if I forget.