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  1. Thanks! I paid 2 Euro per graft, so the total cost of the transplant was 2 X 2,200 = 4,400 Euro. The prices may have gone up since I went though. I paid around $1,000 USD for a return plane ticket from Asia. For the hotel, I found an AirBnB by myself for around 30 Euro per night near the clinic. I stayed for 5 nights, so 30 X 5 = 150 Euro. I'm not using any medication as I got side effects from finasteride. I understand the risks of this and am willing to get more transplants down the line to combat future hair loss.
  2. Thanks! I wasn't expecting it to be this dense at 6 months. I think it's a combination of a great job by the surgeon (high graft survival) plus thick donor.
  3. Hey guys, quick 6 month update. Just got a really short cut and loving it. Never could have pulled this off with my pre-transplant hairline. Here's a picture in direct sunlight and two more from a distance(front and side).
  4. I had to do blood tests for these groups: HbsAg, hemogram, antiHIV, antiHCV and coagulation test (ptz,Inr). I live in Taiwan so I just did them cheap at a local hospital here.
  5. I can't remember the exact numbers, but I think he said somewhere around 4K grafts remaining as I have pretty thick donor. HD Photo Update I just got a new phone so, as promised here are some higher quality pictures. I'm interested to know your guys' opinions on my exposed hairline photos and the single to double ratio of grafts. Back (Donor)
  6. Good stuff, looking forward to seeing your results!
  7. Nice, how many grafts are you getting? It's ridiculous how much my confidence has gone up since doing it. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. For the first time I'm not devoting 50% of my daily energy thinking about hair loss.
  8. 5 Month Update: Hair continues to thicken and get longer. Still very pleased with result. Below I've attached several photos with different lightings. In the second one my hair is wet under direct light and the transplanted hair is still barely noticeable. I have also attached a photo at the end of my pre-transplant state just to give some comparison (I know for some it's not a big difference but for me it's huge). Will do another update in August when I get a nice camera phone. Cheers!
  9. Hi Drew, I those pics I just posted are from my 4.5 month mark. I'll post some more pics when I get hold of a better quality camera (might be a couple weeks )
  10. Cheers Kosmo, can't wait to see what the next couple of months holds in store.
  11. 4.5 Month Update: Hey guys, I'm very happy with my result so far. It has really thickened up over the past month or so. Just got a new haircut which fully exposes the hairline. I haven't felt the need to use concealer at all. Apologies for the quality of the pics below. I don't have a phone at the moment so I'm using the webcam on my Macbook. I will take some HD pics as soon as I get a new phone!
  12. Hey Drew, Everything is going well. My recipient continues to get thicker. I will post more pictures at the 4, 5 and 6 month marks.
  13. Thanks man. Here are some close-ups with somewhat less harsh lighting (no concealer).
  14. 3 MONTH UPDATE Hey guys, it's been a few days shy of 3 months so here's an update. I think I'm through the worst of the ugly duckling phase. The hair is beginning to get thicker and stronger. I have started using Toppik fibres when I go out at night, which make a huge difference. Below are the pics. The ones where I am wearing a shirt are using no concealer. The ones without a shirt are using Toppik. They are in full daylight, so the hair obviously looks better in dimmer lighting.