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  1. It is with some sadness that I wish to inform the readers of this forum that I will no longer be representing Hasson & Wong as their Consultant/Patient Advisor. I have been very proud to have a ten year association with the clinic firstly as a patient and then for the last six and a half years as a employee.

     

    I have taken the decision to leave to work with a highly regarded surgeon here in the UK. I am very excited to now be working with Dr Edward Ball and Janna Shafer of The Maitland Clinic. I will elaborate more on the reasons for joining the Maitland Clinic soon.

     

    I have nothing but tremendous respect for the work of Dr Hasson, Dr Wong and all of the staff at the clinic who work so hard. There is no fall out or drama to report and I still have a good working relationship with the clinic moving forward. There are few clinics in the world that have created such consistently impressive results for so long now and they deserve their reputation as one of the best hair restoration clinics in the world.

     

    As my username 'Garageland' is synonymous with posting for Hasson & Wong I shall be retiring this account and posting under my real name.

     

    I look forward to interacting with you all as before from my new account.

  2. Seattlehair,

     

    I don't think you would go wrong with any of the Doctors that you mention. All Doctors will have thousands of excellent scars and all will have some less than exceptional scars if they have been doing it long enough.

     

     

    To get more grafts the scar sometimes needs to be extended further into the temples and a wider piece of tissue taken if you do not wish for this you should make that clear in the consultation. Your own physiology will play a part in how well the scar heals as well as the technique and skill of the Doctor.

    Megasesh updated his results from Dr Wong on here he had over 7500 grafts in one session and his scar has healed exceptionally well I posted a photo of it.

  3. Spamdoozle,

     

    Thanks for updating the forum with your photos as others have commented the front shows a significant improvement and the crown does have more hair as I can see the way the hairs are growing in the whorl pattern that Dr Hasson designed.

     

    Two things to note about the crown firstly the growth is slower here than at the front and more patience is needed so please wait for at least 12 months before assessing this area. Secondly 1000 grafts is not going to have a big impact where no scalp would be visible. The crown is called the black hole for a reason as the surface shape requires so many more grafts to get the same level of appearance as the front. Are you able to schedule a follow up with Dr Hasson when you get to the one year mark it we would like to see you.

  4. Hi Tyrano,

     

    It is a all too common scenario that I have heard many times. I think the only reason not to take out the old scar would be because it has been taken from the incorrect place on your scalp. In most cases that I see old scars are taken too low on the scalp and are closer to the neck. Firstly the skin is more likely to stretch here and in some cases the hair may be susceptible to thinning. Below the bump of your neck the scalp is much tighter and it makes taking out the scar and getting the amount of grafts required very difficult.

     

    If this is the case I can understand why the Doctor is suggesting another scar. You of course need to ask yourself the question, is this what I want two scars?

     

    Hopefully the new scar would be an improvement on the old scar and at a later date you could have the old scar revised or place grafts into it to camouflage it better. It really depends on what your proprieties are? I would also look into the option of FUE for 2500 grafts you could place some grafts into your existing scar at the same time although a revision might be the best option. Some photos would help provide better advice.

  5. Stevedawg,

     

    Having worked with both Doctors over the years both produce excellent results and there are many examples on our website and patient documentations on here.

     

    Here is a recent patient experience from Dr Wong http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/178956-my-experience-surgery-dr-wong-hasson-wong.html

     

    Do let me know if I can help answer any of your questions or concerns david@hassonandwong.com

  6. Roscopeeco,

     

    Thank you for your private message yesterday alerting me to this thread. I have replied to you requesting some information to look into your case. You can email me on david@hassonandwong.com

     

    To the members of the forum as far as I am aware this is the first we have heard from the OP in a while and I need to get together some information on his case as I am not familiar with it before we can make an assessment on how successful the surgery was and the what is best for him moving forward.

     

    David

  7. Welcome to the forum. After assessing your hair in person and at the age of 44 a Doctor should be able to give you a fairly accurate assessment of your final Norwood pattern from sight alone. If using magnification he can see even easier the miniaturizing hair compared to the permanent zone. However hair loss is unpredictable.

     

    How short you can go after fue depends on a number of factors, skill of the surgeon, size of the punch, hair density and characteristics of the donor zone. Skin tone and healing ability and perhaps most importantly what % of the donor hair/area is harvested.

     

    Most patients can wear their hair short after FUE once fully healed whether it would be a grade one or two after surgery depends on the above factors. It sounds like you have realistic expectations and I wish you all the best.

  8. You can loose some hairs in the first two weeks and the hairs or the stem cell that will produce new hairs is safe in your scalp within the first week. As youonlyliveonce says most grafts will shed between 2 and 4 weeks.

     

    But I hear many times that people have not shed their hair after the first month, 9 times out of ten this is patients being too gentle when washing their hair it is good to get rid of these hairs to make way for the new hair that will follow.

  9. Thanks for updating the forum with your latest photos se7en. We spent several years talking about what would be possible from your surgery and you were asking whether you would get a result like such and such poster. I think Dr Wong has done a fantastic job in softening the hairline and giving you coverage all over. I know the second session that you felt was necessary before surgery is much less of a priority know you have the final results of this one.

     

    It has been a real pleasure to deal with you over these years. I expect I will get people asking for a result like Se7en's now.

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