I would like to share my experience and current results from a FUE Surgery. I had my surgery last year August 2018. Also, this is my second surgery after a failed procedure from a 2000 grafts FUE surgery which I had in June 2016. The picture below before my last year procedure shows the failure from my first surgery.
After my first unsuccessful surgery I decided to try a second procedure with hope of a better results. I came across Darlings Buds clinic from this forum and few other forums along with his clearly 'misleading Youtube' channel. After contacting and consultation through emails only he suggested for a FUE procedure 2200 grafts. He convinced me that the first procedure was a failure and he can repair it with a single procedure and with 2200 grafts (we end up having 2376 because he claim he managed to extract more during surgery).
I made a trip last year to India in August 2018 for the procedure and after 10 months of my procedure I came into conclusion that it is a failed procedure based on the results below. From the month of 7 I started asking Dr Bhatti, why I don't see any results even after following all the instruction he gave me i.e, medication which is Finestride, Biotin 10,000 mcg, and Minoxidil, he's feedback was he don't know himself.Despite the side effect of finestride, I'm still on that medication. After numerous emails, he admitted that my hair will not grow fully and his feedback was each human body works differently.
At last, he replied that he can do a repair with complementary repair. Here now comes my question which he refuse and cannot answer.
1. What was the reason my unsuccessful surgery?
2. What are the possibility of the repair surgery would work? He's reply was he can only hope for the best
3. What if the repair failed as well? - No answer, only replied with 'I won't proceed with another repair then' - This is of course when there is no more graft available as he claim I only have balance 800 grafts
4. When I told him that I would need to approach another surgeons view and I've been asked for my outcome pictures from few bloggers, he's feedback was he would need to defend himself. Strange that he thinks I'm making a false acquisition here when he knows that the surgery failed and he can't convince me for a repair. Also to note that all this is through an email and personally I feel there is no sense of responsibility from him to call and speak to me.
Below is the pictures and I hope to get your expert feedback on this. Would it be right for me to go back to the same surgeon who cannot give me a proper explanation and explain to me what went wrong? Only by saying we can just hope for the best.
3rd Day After Surgery
5th Month After Surgery
I have been in touch with this 24 year old UK patient for the past year or so and he has kindly asked me to share his 9 month results.
His father initially contacted me through this forum and I personally made all the arrangements for him to travel to India and have his hair transplant procedure completed by Dr Tejinder Bhatti.
He was an NW3 heading for a NW5, quite aggressive balding for his 24 years. Like many others, he just wanted his hair back before it started to affect his busy lifestyle.
So, in late February 2016 he completed an FUE procedure with Dr Bhatti consisting of 2218 grafts to restore his hairline and fill in his mid scalp.
He was in India for 6 days post procedure and he managed to tour the whole of Chandigarh, he managed to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, he managed to witness the India-Pakistan Wagah Border Ceremony (Michael Palin does a great description on youtube) and he managed to cram in a day and night in Delhi just to round things off.
His actual procedure cost was 2,555 pounds sterling (equivalent to approx 3,200 US dollars, 4,300 AUS dollars, 3,000 euros). Including all other costs, his total came to just under 3,500 pounds sterling. Not too bad for a life changing result and a lifetime cultural experience. The patient loved India and India loved him.
Here are his before and 9 month after photos.
Ive been trawling this forum for many many hours, long nights and months, gleaning information, dissecting hair transplant stories and educating myself. Red eyes and tired mornings on the verges of an obsessive disorder.lol.
Armed with all this information I finally did it. I had an FUE procedure with Dr. Tejinder Bhatti from Darling Buds, Chandigarh, India on the 4th and 5th of this month. I hope to keep forum members informed of my progress over the coming year as ‘my bit’ for all the info and help its members have provided.
I had a total of 3,133 grafts comprising of 2, 647 from the back and sides of my head and the remainder from my beard area. I got back home late last night and the jet lag is making me see double :eek: so I will post some pre procedure pics now and add more pics with a detailed account over the forthcoming days.