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  1. Thanks for the replies @LaserCap and @home1212. I’ve had a number of online consultations but there are 4 primary doctors: 1) Carlos Wesley - 2,400 FUE. Was a super nice doc just was surprised by number of grafts and also don’t see any patient postings 2) Konoir - said FUT (didn’t state grafts) or FUE if I wanted short hair (2,000 to 2,200). Awesome doctor but schedule is insanely booked 3) Cooley - recommended 2,500 FUT. option to do 1,800 FUE but wouldn’t do more and recommends FUT. Really like Cooleys experience and results. 4) Bloxham - recommended 2,500 FUT. option to do 1,600 FUE but wouldn’t do more and recommends FUT. Really like his demeanor and results. I know that clinic is very biased towards FUT though (maybe correctly so) Could start with the ~1,800 FUE and maybe do FUT next if needed? But then maybe just start with FUT, to potentially, get best results..
  2. I'd also add that I don't subscribe to the notion that any top doctor (those recommended in this form and elsewhere in the community) would recommend FUT over FUE simply because it is easier for the doctor.This may be true for inexperienced or cheaper doctors but you could also argue that FUE has had the opposite affect and has allowed many inexperienced doctors to start recommending FUE by turning a dermatologist clinic into an FUE side hobby by using neograft, etc. This same Dynamic occurs in any business. If one technique is more tedious you charge higher for it, which all the doctors I am talking to do (and prices are very high per graft).
  3. I appreciate all the comments. Although I will add a few of them might be a bit more hyperbolic than constructive. I understand that some people will want to shave their head but, trust me, I will not get 'bored' and want to shave my hair. I do agree that the risk of a stretched scar is not pleasant but I have seem some very good scars that are nearly imperceptible at a # 3 (i know this isn't always the case and some people have bad ones). I want to and will go to the "top" doctors and am not trying to skip out on price - I will be having the HT in North America. For context, no one is my family is bald although my mom's side does have a hairline similar to mine. Everyone has plenty of hair on back and sides and no one is bald up top either. This at least gives me an indication of where I am going, although I know it can be unpredictable. Also, I have thinning hair but have never noticed hair falling out so this has been very gradual. I never had a great hairline to begin with, always much higher on the sides ("crowspeak" i think they call it?) For those recommending certain surgeries, what about certain doctors? and how many grafts? And to add again, I'd rather this form be constructive vs hostile. I'm just looking to hear experienced opinions and I hope others similar to me will be able to do the same from the comments in this form. Regarding retrograde, I don't believe this is true and have been seen by a number of doctors and this has never been mentioned. Not to discredit the comment but let's drop this one for now.
  4. Hey Everybody, I wanted to post a few pics to see if you think FUT or FUE would be best for me / people with hair similar to mine. The first 5 doctors I talked to all recommended 1,500 to 1,800 FUE and 1 doctor (part of this network) said 2,400 FUE, much higher. I then came across 2 of the top doctors on this form and both said they could do up to 1,800 FUE but would recommend FUT of around 2,400 to 2,500 grafts. I was told FUT was best for me to: hedge my bets (I'm 27), because i have light fine hair which is more vulnerable during an FUE and because FUT has the best results for surgeries over 1,800 (transection, safe zone, etc) The scar and recovery with FUT has always scared me and i thought FUE was a no brainer. However, I'm starting to lean towards FUT now. I do not ever plan to completely shave my head so that isn't a factor but I do often cut my hair very short in the sides and back and why go through a long recovery and chance the long scar if you don't have to. Maybe I start with the 1,800 FUE and do FUT next if needed? But i've read its usually better the other way around.. It seems FUT is the best long term bet (usually) but you kinda wish within 15 years we find a way to increase the donor supply (cloning, etc). A bit of a gamble i guess. Anyways, I have included photos and would greatly appreciate feedback. Thanks!
  5. It seems that Dr. Carlos Wesley is well respected as a HT doctor and has posted some very impressive results on these threads, but there are very few posts from former patients. Does anybody know why this is? Are there any patients out there? And do you think Dr. Wesley is a top 10 HT doctor like some people say?
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