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  1. Thanks for the advice, I had a consultation with a uk surgeon yesterday who recommended that I don't do any surgery because I might start getting hair loss in my donor area! Strange because I have seen many surgeons and he is the 1st to say that!
  2. Thank you for your recommendation Helios I am really impressed with Dr Maras's reputation and work!
  3. Thank you for the reply Melvin, yes the cost of travel is similar for them all, and they all have good outcomes according to the photos i have seen on their websites. Very difficult to choose
  4. Thank you all for the very kind advice My situation at the moment is: Dr maras recommends 3000 grafts over 2 consecutive days for just hairline and front third (not crown) Dr lupanzala recommends 3000 grafts over 2 consecutive days for just hairline and front third (not crown) Dr Demirsoy recommends 3500 -4000 grafts in one sitting in 1 day for just hairline and front third (not crown). Dr Yaman recommends 3000 grafts over 1 day sitting for just hairline and front third (not crown). Dr maras and dr lupanzala will cost 3 x more than the dr yaman and dr Demirsoy. I can afford the more expensive Dr Maras / Dr Lupanzala but is it worth it? The reviews here are all positive for all the surgeons I listed. Only difference I can see is that the Turkish doctors will do the procedure in one day whereas Dr Maras / Dr lupanzala do it over 2 days. Is that something that should affect my decision? Sorry for asking so many questions!
  5. Looks great! Did he cover the front row of the hairline with single hairs only?
  6. The other thing I am trying to understand is that, someone for example like Dr Demirsoy charges approx 1.25£ per graft compared to some surgeons charging £3 per graft. I know some places are cheaper because they are technician led and they do more than one patient a day etc but not everywhere. Is the other surgeons work (who charge £3) really 3 times better than what an experienced surgeon like Dr Demirsoy would do? Is the extra cost because they are using more modern and up to date technology? Or is the extra cost purely overheads? Im finding that It's so difficult to compare and justify cost differences I'm just using Dr Demirsoy as an example because I know he has 1 pt a day and does most the procedure himself so it's a fairer comparison
  7. Some great advice thank you all very much. I have had similar reports about Turkey going for 4000+ to cover everything in one sitting which I'm not comfortable with. I'm sure many people have been fine doing this. With regards to FUT as an option I did consider but I did not want any scar despite the cheaper price and higher number of grafts.
  8. Hi mate how are you getting on what have you decided?
  9. Hello all, So I am 30 years old, started losing my hair about 4 years ago and I am a Norwood 4 / 5 at the moment. I am based in the UK. I tried Minoxidil and finasteride for a year in 2017 but side effects forced me to stop them both. I have had some consultations already with some UK clinics and a couple of foreign clinics. The general consensus is that my donor capacity is around 6000 grafts and that I would need around 3000 - 3500 to cover my hairline and front third. I would need another approx 2000 to cover my crown. The surgeons from UK all said that I should not do all 5000 grafts in one sitting as this will damage my donor area and it is too much for one procedure. I should do it 6 to 12 months apart and this way they can be safer. The Turkish clinics are saying to do all at once. I feel more comfortable doing this over two procedures just in case. I also would be more comfortable with a very experienced surgeon who has one patient per day and is very hands on and involved in the procedure (rather than a technician heavy procedure). Apart from the implantation part which i understand most clinics use technicians to do. My budget is £2 (£2.5 max at a push) per graft and I do not mind travelling. Does anyone have any recommendations to which clinics to approach? FYI I have already approached: Belgium: Dr Bisanga, Dr Lupanzala and Dr Feriduni. Turkey: Dr Yaman UK: Dr Ball Any help/advise will be greatly appreciated! I have attached my photos for info. Thanks in advance!
  10. Had some consultations recently, most are saying that I need around 3000 grafts to cover my hairline and front third then a second procedure down the line with 2000 grafts to cover my crown. In Turkey they are saying to do this all in one sitting but Belgian and UK clinics are saying that is a massive no no and they would never recommend doing it all in one sitting! Prices are quite a lot though, £3 a graft plus VAT is what I am getting from Belgian and UK surgeons which is slightly over budget for me unfortunately
  11. Hello all, So I am looking into getting an FUE procedure done. 30 years old and norwood 5 vertex. I am having a few consultations with clinics and apart from the usual questions of who will be doing procedure and how many years experience do you have etc do I need to ask about other things, such as 1)-Equipment- is there anything i need to ask specifically about the equipment they use? E.g. do I need to check what incision tool they use and what extraction and implantation tool they use? If so, what is the gold standard? Is there a gold standard? Is it just the size (I have seen 0.8mm size thrown around). 2) Implantation Is it that important that the dr also does implantation? I had a consultation with a doctor in london who said that in the uk if the person doing the implantation is not a doctor then they cant use an implantation device and they are only legally allowed to use forceps. Other very experienced and highly rated surgeons are only performing the incisions, leaving the extraction and implantation to technicians. What is the thoughts on this?
  12. I'm Norwood 4/5. I have made enquiries and even belgium and Greek clinics say the same
  13. Looks great. Why is it that all the UK surgeons I go to tell me not to do more than 2000grafts at a time. But I had an assessment with Dr Yaman in Istanbul and he recommended 4500. All surgeons in Turkey recommend that amount too
  14. Hi Which surgeons do you recommend I approach in Belgium? When you say Dr Feriduni was expensive, how expensive are you talking?