I received an FUE treatment from Dr. Diep in mid-2018 when I was 30 years old. At the time I was about a Norwood 3/4. My hair loss was expected due to a family history of hair loss. I just didn't expect it to progress so quickly at the age of 26/27. My Time with Dr. Diep was never rushed, from the moment I arrived I felt taken care of and he listened to all of my concerns. We decided to go with the FUE of 2,500 grafts; the majority to be placed in the frontal area of the scalp. During the procedure he was able to get up to 3,200 grafts, a pleasant surprise! If you decide to go with Dr. Diep, you will be scheduled to arrive very early in the morning around 6AM or so. You will go over the surgery briefly and then be given a benzodiazepine to help with pre-surgery anxiety. Additionally, you will be given a drug named Versed, a sedative hypnotic that helps you remain still and calm throughout the surgery. Versed also has amnesia related effects that are quite common. Keep in mind the amnesia effects are present only during the time that the drug is active in your system. For me personally, it felt like I was only in surgery for 2 hours, however I was in surgery for approximately 10 hours or so. No pain was present and I was sent home with pain medication in case it became a problem. Post-surgery, you will have to be careful with after care and really pay mind to the sheet of paper spelling out all the things you should do. I personally did not see the new hair start growing in until around the 6 month mark. Scarring on the sides of my head were noticeable up to 8 months. I've recently shaved the sides of my head down to 4 mm and can no longer see any signs of scarring. All in all, I'm very pleased with the outcome of my hair and Dr. Diep truly is a master of creating a new hairline. I highly recommend him. At the very least, set up a consultation, there's nothing to lose.