I did my FUE hair transplant in the end of February this year in Bellus Clinic located in Turkey.
I chose Turkey because of good reviews and much better price.
I had baldness on my frontal part and crown.
This is a photo done just before surgery.
And here is a photo after 5 months.
I know it takes 12-15 months to see the final result, but I already like my results and if I already can see the difference that means my final result will be nice.
I will keep you updated and post my pics here till the final result.
I see a lot of guys on the forum asking about losing grafts. They think that shedding grafts is the same as losing grafts. I wanted to give you guys a little article here that explains the difference.
How Do you Know If You Have Lost A Transplanted Graft
I had a hair transplant 2 days ago. Today a graft came out,3 hairs closely knit together. Is it possible that the bulb still stayed in scalp? There was no bleeding. I was being very gentle. It had been exactly 48 hours after transplant and I was dabbing the graft gently. I want to know if I lost the graft forever or if part of the hair could have stayed in the head. 48 hours is quite early to shed naturally. Please answer honestly with your best opinion. -Benjamin
I reached 6 months post-op a few days ago. Last week I was in the sun for about 3 1/2 hours without a hat or any sun protection. I received a pretty bad burn and subsequently had skin peeling. The peeling was in my thin crown area though, not in the mid-frontal area where my grafts were placed. I messaged my dr and he said there is no way to tell right now whether i did damage to the grafts, i just have to wait and see.
Does anyone have thoughts on whether a 6 month post-op HT could still have his transplant messed up by a sunburn? Also what is meant by "graft damage" from a sunburn? I thought the follicle was underneath the layer of skin affected by a sunburn...
I am considering a number of Hair transplant surgeons for an FUE treatment. I previously had a FUT (strip) procedure performed in 2010. Now I want FUE, because strip is terrible and dont want to go through that again. However strip has a high graft survival rate. FUE not so high. Which option is best and by what percentage for 4000 grafts FUE.
1. 4000 Grafts in one mega session with micro motor extraction
2. 2000 a day Grafts over two days with micro motor extraction
3. 4000 grafts over 3 days with manual extraction
The first being the cheapest. Costing one third of the cost of the third option. It wouldnt be reasonable to pay three times as much for 10% higher survival rate / yield.
With the first option blood flow is cut off to 40% of the grafts for more than 3 hrs to 20% of the grafts for more than 5hrs
In the second option all grafts are planted within 4hrs, the third option within 2-3hrs. Does this make any difference?
I had a 3000 graft FUT procedure yesterday. I went in today for a next day check up and was told everything looks good. I am very excited about the future outcome, but am still on edge having been told by the clinic and elsewhere that the first 72 hours are critical (grafts need to be closely protected etc).
I have been very careful not to touch the recipient area and slept at a 45 deg angle last night. I am about 27 hours post-op right now and am starting to experience some forehead swelling, as was to be expected. No worries on that front for me.
I am about to wash my head for the first time by myself, so I am certainly nervous about doing that. I wish I didn't have to wash my hair lol. I just don't want to mess anything up. However, it must be done apparently...
My question, right now, is this; can hair grafts be dislodged or damaged by any other means than contact (i.e. itching, rubbing) ? For example, I have laughed a few times and made a few other facial expressions post-op and felt a twinge in different spots on my scalp area, possibly in the recipient area. Could making a certain facial expression, or laughing, cause damage to brand new grafts?
I was told to apply a bit more pressure with my fingertips during my hair washes on day 4 post-op. I did so tonight, and after I was finished I noticed two pieces of "crust" stuck in my hair that were no longer attached to my scalp. i flicked them out into my hand and they appeared exactly like the hair grafts that I have seen pictures of (i.e. a rice looking bit with 2 hairs stuck in them.) Is it possible that these are anything other than lost grafts?
This patient is in his 40’s and wanted to add thickness and density to his crown, and have a more defined hairline. Dr. Friedman transplanted a total of 2,580 grafts. He placed 552 single hair grafts in the anterior hair line bilaterally and his temples bilaterally. Dr Friedman placed 2,018 grafts in the bilateral frontal region, and bilaterally mid-scalp. This patient is thrilled with his results, and is considering a second procedure.
41 year old male received 1562 grafts: 500 grafts in the hairline, 100 grafts in each temporal peak (coronal), and 862 grafts in the front.
Blade Size: 0.8mm for the hairline and temporal peaks and 1.1mm for the front.
Results at one year post op.
47 year old male received 2246 grafts: 425 grafts in the hairline, 100 grafts in each temporal peak (coronal), 1121 grafts on the front/top and 500 grafts in the crown.
Blade Size: 0.8mm for the hairline and temporal peaks, 1.1mm for the front/top and 1.2mm for the crown.
Results at one year post op.