I have a HT scheduled on the 20th of this month with the one and only Dr. Bisanga in Brussels, Belgium. My case is very small and based on the information provided to me from Dr. Bisanga's rep i will be only needing around 2000-2500 grafts.
I choose Bisanga because of his outstanding reputation on this forum and his recognition around the Hair transplant surgeon community in general. I hope i made the right decision by picking Dr. Bisanga for this procedure.
I also looked into Dr. Lupanzula, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Keser, Dr. Lorenzo and Dr. Vogel. Dr. lorenzo and Dr. vogel advised me to take Finasteride for now and to postpone the hair transplant because i am too young. Dr. Lupanzula said 2000 grafts and i am still waiting to hear back from Dr. Erdogan and Dr. keser
My goals for this procedure are to restore my frontal hairline and add some grafts to cover up my balding temporal area.
I am 28 years old, currently not taking any medication but i have ordered my first batch of Finasteride just for trial purposes to see how my body reacts to it.
I am adding a few pictures that i took today, hopefully i can get some encouraging and educational information from you guys. Let me know who is the best suitable surgeon for my scenario.
Thanks i will keep y'all posted
Check out these amazing pre & post operation photos from a 32 year old patient who underwent FUE surgery by Dr. Christian Bisanga at BHR Clinic. For the best FUE cases and results, consult BHR Clinic today.
Date: June 2016
FUE: 2723 Grafts
Type of hair: medium fine
Medication: Finasteride 2 years
Density: 90 FU:cm2
Firstly, I'd like to say thanks to everyone on this forum. It has helped me immensely over the last few years. This is my first post but I will be updating it over the next 12 months as next Monday (6th July) I go in for my HT with Dr Bisanga.
I'm 34, work in The City (London) have have been on finasteride and minoxcidle for the last 4 years. I'm Norwood 2 and will be having 1500 FUE to repair my hairline. Since taking the finasteride my hairline hasn't deteriorated. I will not be shaving it all down but will instead attempt to style this out so no one notices. I'm taking 3 weeks off work and will be going on holiday on day 6 with my family (wife and two kids).
Naturally I'm a little nervous but mainly around the unknown, the final result and people at work finding out. I'll update next Monday (surgery day) and quite regularly for the first few weeks and then monthly from about 2 months. There is very little on the sites about keeping the hair unshaven and best ways to keep the HT hidden so I'll try and help others with this. Im not afraid to shave it if it looks terrible but would prefer to not be like Grant Mitchell when dealing with clients etc at work.
Be interesting to know if anyone has any advice or experience of Bisanga. My research was thorough and so far they have been very professional. This has booked since November last year so it feels weird the waiting is up.
Can't wait to be a bandana pirate in 8 days time.
Well im back in the uk now after my fue procedure with dr bisanga in brussels.
The whole process was pretty much a breeze, and looking back im not sure Why i was so nervous and anxious about the op.
The only thing that wasnt nice was the numbing jabs, i had underestimated just how many injections were needed to numb the area but the jabs to the recipient area were the worst ...ouch:eek:
Im taking every possible step to ensure this ht has a great chance of yeilding a good result.
I travelled from the uk via the euro le shuttle and then drove through france into Belgium, mainly because i didnt want to wear a hat or even the bandana the clinic supplied post op, and because there was no airport lounges or planes to worry about it was ok ,i stayed in my car from belgium all the to my front door.
At the clinic i was impressed with the place as a whole i was welcomed on arrival and given a pre op document to fill in.
dr Bisanga then greeted me and led me to his office for my consultation i was
Originally planned for 1500 grafts but when the doctor saw me in the flesh he
changed his estimate to 1200-1300 as my forelock is still strong.
before long i was in the chair recieving the injections then in came the doc and started making the punches there was no pain at all. after around 950 punches we stoped for lunch with the grafts still in my head i had a 30 minute lunch and was given a choice of what i wanted to eat.
Back in the chair the nurse numbed the recipient area and the doc started making the slits again the only pain was the numbing injections.
once the initial grafts had been extracted and implanted they turned me on my side and began punching out the remaining grafts, these were then implanted .
my head was then cleaned and dressed and after a chat with the doc and phil i was escorted to my hotel by phil and instructed to apply my saline solution every 2 hours and return the next day for a clean up and for my hair to shaved.
At night ive ben tying my hands to my legs with bath robe belts and sleeping sitting up ,ill continue this until one week post op.
ive had a fair bit of swelling but its going down now at day 5.
the most worrying thing was washing the grafts as per the post op instruction
sheet as i was so nervous about these grafts to the point where i was scared to fart:)
im taking a month off work to fully heal, and was considering msm tablets
As youll se from the pics i havent gone too agressive with the hairline as i want to be sure that this op works out and if the density isnt great i didnt want a bigger area to rework also the doc advised me that it was best to be a little conservative which i think shows he is a good ethical doctor as i was willing to pay for more grafts.im sure there are doctors that would have taken the extra money.
let me know your thoughts