I believe it's a little unfair that rather than show my review you've instead decided to reinterpret it here (and have admittedly made a lot of mistakes and fundamentally misunderstood the case), but nevertheless I will respond.
I asked that the thread be taken down and my account be deleted when other clinics recognised me from the post.
The thread I asked to be taken down involved a doctor failing to draw up any recipient site plans, had another (part time) doctor in the clinic performed surgery on me against my consent and left me without a hairline and excessive scarring on my donor.
The doctor I thought was operating on me had just lost millions in an IP settlement and wasn't really functional. After I wrote a review they actually came online and lied about what had happened - which I refuted with emails and documentation. Other forum members can confirm all this. As that doctor never responded to any of those claims I believed it was fair to review them again, but I also told Melvin I was more than happy to remove their name as well.
I was pretty traumatised from that operation, which Ive explained to Melvin and said to the doctor who did the repairs. So when the repair doctor approached me and said they had a gameplan and later said they would handle everything themselves, I was relived. I also have emails where I write to them saying Im confused and overwhelmed, and where I list all the clinics' approaches asking what to do. So yes Melvin can absolutely blame me for rushing into a repair without fully understanding what was going to be done.
And I dont believe I ever said "that's exactly where I need density" (which admittedly is a rather strange thing to say), given I thought this was my last ever surgery. I was so scared in pre-op I barely talked to the doctor and only ever asked them one question. Nothing further was discussed.
Its called frontloading. There's a video where Bisanga discusses it.
The very front of my hairline was transplanted at over 70FU per cm, while directly behind was left alone (the surgeon apparently does not transplant into native hair regions nor checked what the other clinic had accomplished). So as I continued to bald it created a severe density imbalance leaving me with a very strange appearance that became impossible to style. So while the density seen below is utterly impressive, given the unequal distribution of hair also looked unnatural and it was bad enough that all my friends laughed at it. It was so rigid and strange I was pretty much spending all my time trying to style it, and the hair curved so radically that it created an artificial gap behind it impossible to cover up. ive never been so frustrated;
My results at 6 months were phenomenal when the growth was only 60% (or around 55 FU per cm), and realistically there was never anymore need for density.
But as I continued to hit full density and lose more and more hair behind my hairline, a strange curve emerged at (sometime around 13-15 months). I believe this was due to the density of the hairline being unsupported as well as some textural issues occurring. I asked Melvin for help at 18 months (not 7-8 months) when my own doctor told me he didnt care.
Hair curving shaved down to a number 3. I was unable to comb my hair.
I eventually ended up removing around 600 hairs from the hairline with a pair of scissors for a far superior result, which finally helped me regain the ability to comb my hair again, revealing the surgical approach was excessive and unnecessary;
BEFORE/AFTER (styled with gel, before thinning the hairline out using the hair as so rigid and unnatural it felt like needles)
BEFORE/AFTER Hair not styled, the artificial gap effectively disappeared after thinning the hairline
Obviously transplanting at a native hair density is an incredible surgical accomplishment and would be enviable in the right circumstances (NW2 going to NW1 or say someone with an incredibly large donor), but in my case was inappropriate and was never communicated.
Technically it's a complaint about a severe density imbalance that could have been avoided had less hair be transplanted from the start. And in April Melvin agreed with me;
Travel is not possible from my country during covid, and as my own doctor said they didnt care I had to figure it out myself. I've also discussed my case with other clinics who have confirmed the situation. I would admittedly like to hear from the doctor themselves if that's possible???
I debated for a month whether to go back to them and even wrote a topic here asking what to do, but ultimately I just couldnt. The doctor initially refused to help at all and has always been extremely difficult to communicate with; they've never disclosed their surgical approach, the FU per cm of the hairline, or other basic information. They also recommended the clinic that left me a repair patient, and when I wanted access to my medical certificate they tried giving me legal advice telling me it wasn't worth pursuing and legal action. I thought that was incredibly inappropriate.
Melvin has misunderstood my case again. For this repair the doctor was only adding to the hairline they established from our first surgery. The 2nd surgeon completely failed to give me a hairline (see below), and transplanted started 1-2cm behind the hairline. So for the repairs they were simply adding it to that front section.
My request to the doctor was for the FU per cm from our first surgery together - which I believe was a reasonable request. Also a doctor can absolutely give an estimate of how many FU per cm a hairline is - that's pretty much the basis of all graft estimates.
I asked them twice before surgery. Their first response was about how giving an FU per cm was like counting grains of sand on the beach, while the second time they referenced Monet counting brush strokes.
My review was 80% post-op updates with the surgeon's responses included. Im not sure how this is slander.
I also requested Melvin read my review before posting (twice), and after the thread was taken down asked Melvin that we edit it together (again twice). These suggestions were never taken up.
As I said explicitly in my review I think my hair looks good now after I've removed 1/3rd of the repairs - but thats the issue. Im obviously upset about the wasted grafts and money, but the amount of time I lost to this that could have been solved via simple communication seems unacceptable. Had I not figured it out for myself Id still be left with a result I struggled to deal with.
And please dont use the term hair rape, thats incredibly vulgar and insensitive.