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John Doe

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  1. Looking at the pics, you needed 2500+ So good chance you’ll need a second
  2. Well it's been three months and things seem to be on track as far as the dormant phase ending, but I still have a good amount of redness in the recipient area. The temple points has subsided some, but still visible. The top above my forehead is still extremely noticeable. I e-mailed the clinic tonight since 12 weeks seems like a long time for the redness to still be there.
  3. Agreed. I’m happy with the way my left side looks, but not sure how the right will look in the end. Wait and see
  4. Definitely a bald spot/lack of hairs put in on my right side about a half an inch back... circled it in a previous post and it’s obvious now that the scabs have shed
  5. Agree I stopped for weeks prior and I won’t start again for at least a month after
  6. I went to Rahal in Canada. I was able to drive there
  7. Wow...mine would’ve been under $2,000 USD. I got 2700 grafts for around $12,000 USD. After seeing your result, that’s insane. Not sure I could do the travel to Turkey from the states though
  8. 3500 grafts for 2000 euros?! If I’m reading that right, how is that possible lol
  9. Donor area 5 days post op. Question about circled recipient area....looks like a bit less dense/more gap than everywhere else??
  10. Embrace a shaved head or hair fibers I’d say. Your donor area looks as thin as others recipient areas. Not good
  11. I believe one tech did the punching and the second was there to assist with the grafts/anasthetic? Not sure as they were behind me. I’m sure there weren’t two punching. I will be 34 y/o in June
  12. I attached pictures from a previous thread. This was when my hair was being grown out for the procedure. Unfortunately I didn’t take pics when it was like 2 inches long, but you can see how weak my temple points were with the left side being worse
  13. Rahal drew the hairline and did the incisions. Two staff did the donor punching then three techs did implanting recipient area. Total surgery was 8-9 hours with a 10-15 minute lunch break and small bathroom breaks. Rahal came at times to see how I was doing then came at the end to tell them to put final 3-4 grafts at front hairline. I like the idea of the doctor being involved in most, if not all of the process but after seeing how long it took 3 techs (two implanting and one keeping track of grafts/putting some type drops when asked by the two) it’s unrealistic imo. I realize there’s certain doctors out there that do majority of work. I believe Rahal does two surgeries a day separated by an hour or two start times
  14. Thanks... fingers crossed. I’ll update every month for progress. I don’t currently take any meds, just biotin. Always had a high forehead, then minimal hair loss since high school (currently 34) Might try minoxidil down the road when allowed to help the growing process
  15. Staff was very helpful and nice. Guesthouse is a nice option with 5 separate bedrooms and a common area. I met two gentleman, one in his 50s and one in his late 20s. It was both of their second procedures here, so they were happy enough with the first to come back to Rahal.
  16. I’m still currently here. I will be leaving tomorrow. I got the surgery done two days ago and there’s still some swelling so I didn’t end up driving home today
  17. This is my biggest fear as I'll be outside a lot and have a few beach vacations planned. Do you need to get a baseball cap that has upf protection or is that a marketing ploy? I know you shouldn't be wearing a mesh or trucker hat, but will a normal baseball cap be sufficient?
  18. Thanks....the waiting game is the worst. I wish I would have scheduled my surgery for September or October. Summer and vacations is gonna be a struggle with the sun/uv rays. I will make a new thread around the time I have my surgery and document the travel.
  19. Put my deposit down. My surgery date is scheduled for May in Ottawa. I’ll document the trip, pre, and post surgery when the time comes