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  1. Melvin, can you please upload a few photos of your donor? In similar light as the photos in this thread?
  2. Hey mate Seems like an improvement on your pre op pics already. Hopefully the growth continues for you!
  3. Hey mate, definitely looking like heading towards nw6 if not nw7. You gotta head to a local HT surgeon to assess your donor capacity. You should have enough donor for the hairline and mid scalp and if lucky, the crown. You have to keep as much native hair as possible now via min & fin. Your donor doesn't look outstanding so doubt it will cover the whole top of scalp down the track, very unlikely with FUE
  4. Biceps I am going through the same thing but have more patterned receding as well as diffuse thinning. My donor does not look any better than yours but have not been rejected by any doctors at this point in time. I am very surprised to hear that some doctors do not consider there is enough donor for coverage. I think 2k graft will only cover your frontal 1/3 and hairline. You may have to make a call when you are happy to have your midscalp and crown to be bald if there isn't enough donor. Good luck with your search
  5. I started losing it in the mid to late 20s, but didn't really notice until about 18 months ago where the temples have seriously receded. I am now 33. But once I started noticing the temple recede, I also noticed the overall thinning on top of head and the dreaded moment when my doctor noticed that I was also losing it in the crown. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with hair loss and after a lot of time on YouTube and forums, have started seriously considering a HT. The sad part is that MPB is an endless march to eventual baldness / shiny/ horseshoe. You can delay with medication and can cover it up with HT but in the end, if you don't have enough donor, then you will never get the full coverage that you would hope for. What boggles my mind that humanity were able to put man on the moon 70 years ago yet we can't find the permanent solution to grow some follicles on a man's head. Godspeed my fellow follicled challenged brothers
  6. People need to have realistic expectations before getting a HT. You will never achieve your teenage density but what a good HT can do for you is to provide you with the visual aesthetics of having decent coverage for your head. Also noting that not everyone has enough donor to cover the total balding area of yOur head, so you might have to make a choice on which areas of your head to focus on. If you are a NW7 and only have enough donor to cover your frontal 1/3 at 40% density (which I believe should give you some decent visual aesthetics), while the mid scalp and crown is bald, will be able to accept that look? These are serious considerations before anyone jumps into a HT.
  7. Hey mate, your first two results looked absolutely amazing and it's great to hear that it's all still looking good after 10 years. Dr Konior' s reputation on this forum is exceptional! And the results show
  8. There are couple of different ways to think about. Some guys have more of a live fast die attitutude and want the aggressive and dense hairline at a relative early age as it will provide them with a stronger level of confidence and self esteem (perhaps) at a younger age. Some other guys will have a longer term goal and will want to conserve their donor and perhaps take a less aggressive approach. This may turnout bettwr and more natural and balanced in the long run. But then again, there is no guarantee how long you live to. I guess the world is a colourful place and people have a choice on what's suitable for them, at a certain point in time. The doctors just need to have a consideration for their patients needs and desires and be flexible enough to accommodate or advice against their patients wishes. We all know hair loss is a life long battle. Once mpb starts marching, it's almost impossible to stop it in its tracks. It's just about managing to the best of what you can, with meds, regimes and choosing the righy surgeon and approach if you choose to do so
  9. Don't mean to hijack the thread but what do you think it's the most critical component of the HT where the doctors involvement are required? My understanding of sequence of significance is: 1. Hairline/ recipient area design 2. Donor area extraction design 3. Opening slits for recipient area 4. Punching the extraction area Although I would still feel more comfortable if the doctor is actively involved in every step of the process
  10. So sorry to see something like this mate. I just have my fingers crossed that you could get SMP or a repair job in the future. Like your said, the growth in the front seems reasonable, hoping that it gets better for you in the coming months
  11. Mate i am in the same boat. Have reached out to konior/lupanzula/h&w/Bisanga. There are pretty much all exclusive positive reviews for these doctors on this site, which is reassuring. Would appreciate advice on which of these doctors are the best in terms of donor preservation (have below average donor) and take a conservative approach
  12. Thanks Melvin. I am in Australia and there doesn't appear to be any recommended surgeons or IAHRS members in the country. Most recommendrd doctors also dont travel to australia for consultation. What do you suggest as the best way to move forward? I am happy to travel for the HT
  13. Dear forum members Would love to hear thoughts on the quality of my donor. I appear to be some kind of patterned (crown and temple) and unpatterend (thinning all over the head, but particularly the mid scalp) hair loss. I jumped on fin 1mg 2 months ago and understand it's too early for any kind of result at this stage. But am definitely keen for HT by the end of the year. My big concern is the quality and quantity of my donor. Not too sure if I am a HT candidate given the overall thinning and the area that needs to be covered. O have a massive head by the way... I am also eastern Asian, not very good density and have no beard or body hair to donate for a HT. Added a few pics
  14. Would be great if more former patients provide their thoughts and input here. I see a lot of threads regarding these two doctors recently, much more so than previously. Hope we get some honest and frank feedback
  15. Thanks dan, you have come a long ways! Seeing results like you is really encouraging and I hope to start my own HT journey soon as well