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About abcd913651

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  1. I would definitely take finasteride and see if it helps, however at the same time, I would not be discouraged if he is the only doctor that said you are not suitable for a hair transplant. I have consulted with twenty surgeons, in US, Canada and Turkey and Dr Demirsoy was the only one that said my donor area was not suitable for a HT. I have had in person consultations, so the doctors I have consulted with know what they are talking about.
  2. I previously had a hair transplant, a couple of years back, with one of the best surgeons in the world, however, the yield ended up being quite poor. For some reason, only 50% of the transplanted hair grew back. The remaining hair, that was transplanted, has not gotten thick, and remained as short as other miniaturized hair on my scalp. Initially it was thought, that my donor hair was also thinning, and that may have been the reason behind the poor result, however that has been refuted by other surgeons I have consulted. I was offered a second procedure for free, but turned it down and for the past few years, I have used concealers and hats, to cover up whenever possible. I have been on propecia for the past two years, which has helped stabilize my hair loss and I am now looking at having a second procedure. I have consulted, Dr Yaman, Dr Demirsoy, Dr Erdogan, Dr Cinik, Dr Karadeniz, and Dr Acar. So far I am leaning towards Dr Yaman and Dr Cinik, but am not sure, just yet. Dr Yaman suggested 4000-4500 grafts and is pretty confident he can get a good, dense result. I have also had all my questions answered promptly and it is obvious from this and other forums that they have produced some great results. Although, for some reason the price seems a bit too good to be true, which is the only reason I am having doubts. Dr Demirsoy won't perform the procedure as he believes I have a weak donor area and suggested I get on medications instead, which I have already been doing. I have consulted with around 15 other surgeons, within the past six months, and all of them have said I have a good enough donor area for a second, and maybe third procedure, if required. Dr Erdogan suggested around 4500 grafts as well, although the only reason I have not gone with him is due to the cost. The first procedure cost me well over $20,000 and while the second procedure will probably a success, there is always a small chance that it might not give me the results, I am looking for. Dr Cinik has suggested 4500 grafts as well, and mentioned using body hair in case I want to preserve donor hair for the future. My main problem, is the fact that I have read reviews on another site, which mentioned that it is more of a sort of hair mill, with 10 patients a day, which has me concerned. I have also read, that infection control standards may not be as stringent, so if anyone reading this has any experience on this, please let me know. Dr Karadeniz suggested a transplant of 5000 hairs, which for someone who is Norwood 5A is not enough and I did mention this to the person I was consulting with. I was then told we could do a 4000 graft procedure, but I was kind of put off by the fact that 4000 grafts was not their first suggestion. I am pretty sure any doctor looking at the pictures should be able to tell that 5000 hairs would not cover the hairline, midscalp and crown with a decent amount of density. I last contacted Dr Acar and was initially quoted 5500 grafts by his assistant, which changed to 4000 grafts after I told them I had a previous procedure. Least comfortable with their suggestion, since it felt like the doctor did not even take a look at the pictures, or a suggestion of 5500 grafts would not have been made, since at best I can only get another 4500 grafts. They have some good results on their site, but the consultation did not leave me too hopeful about getting a good result. I have narrowed it down to Dr Cinik and Dr Yaman, but am leaning a bit more towards Dr Yaman, but only ever so slightly. If anyone could help me choose between the two, it would be really helpful