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Hello Everyone, I'm a patient who unfortunately developed a necrosis after 4147 grafts in July 27 2017. You can read my original story here: http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/187587-4147-grafts-fue-asmed-dr-erdogan.html Arrival I arrived in Istanbul on Sunday, May 20th. This trip was a lot easier because I knew exactly what to do, where to go and what to expect. I was picked up by Ihmet (one of ASMED drivers) and taken to Sheraton Hotel. The hotel is gorgeous, very modern. Consultation The next day at around noon I was picked up by ASMED driver and was taken to the clinic to see Dr Koray for a consultation. I was first greeted by Sema another patient coordinator (Suzana was in the surgery room with another patient), to fill out some paperwork. After I've filled out the form I've met with Dr. Umut (Anesthesiologist). He asked me the same questions as the last time about allergies to anesthesia etc. I told him that after my previous procedure I had very bad itching. He immediately walked to the cabinet in the room, grabbed some pills, handed to me and said: After the procedure if you feel any itching, take one pill a day and it should help. He also gave me pain killers in case I would feel pain after my procedure. Right after I was taken to take pictures. I then went to see Dr. Koray. When I walked into Dr. Koray's office, the first thing that Dr. Koray said was: I'm so sorry you had to go through necrosis. He felt so bad. He gave me a big bear hug and said "Let's take care of this". Initially this procedure was supposed be a shaved FUE, just like the first time but after discussing it with Dr. Koray, it was decided that in this case an unshaved Long Hair FUE was achievable. I was over the moon with the news because I knew that I don't have to go through a long process of growing the hair back. We spent about 45 minutes with Dr. Koray, his head nurse and my patient coordinator Suzana (more about her later) looking at all my pictures on a big screen. Dr. Koray looked at all photos pre op, post op and new photos taken a few minutes prior. Dr. Koray said: "We will do this procedure slow and meticulous because the skin from necrosis was new and fragile". After the consultation we said our goodbyes and I was taken back to the hotel. My procedure was scheduled to be the next day. Procedure I was picked up by the driver at 7:15 am and taken to the clinic. I was greeted by a receptionist and Suzana. ASMED really puts you at ease. It felt warm. They really do take care of you. I was taken downstairs by Suzana to change my clothes into scrubs. I was then taken to the OR. Few minutes later my surgical team arrived. One of the girls was from my first procedure. It was great seeing her again. We had our small talk, laughed and then I was getting ready for my procedure. I knew the anesthesia shots suck big time. But this time they said I won't need as many and because I already had my first procedure and something about nerves being traumatized already, I won't feel as much pain. They were right. First couple shot stung a little then I couldn't feel a thing. The extraction of long hair grafts started at 8:00 am and took almost the same time as my first shaved FUE procedure of 2200 grafts (on day one). They were going very slow and meticulous. They even showed me a few of my long hair grafts. It was so cool. Dr. Umut came in few times to make sure I was feeling comfortable. We finished the extractions at around 11:30-12 noon. Then lunch was provided. It was very delicious. After lunch, we went back to the OR. Dr. Koray came in and made the incisions and nurses started implanting. I was done at around 3:30 pm. I was then taken to the wash room. My head nurse washed my hair very carefully. They also brought me tea and toasted pastry. Dr. Koray walks in to see the final work. He look at my head and said: "I really think we did it this time. Everything looks pink and healthy". After washing my hair, I went to the photo room where new set of photos were taken. I have to say that this time the procedure felt so much easier. Granted I only had 602 grafts (comparing to 4147 grafts the first time). Even anesthesia wasn't as bad. After my first operation I felt like my head was under a helmet all the time and it lasted a while. This time, the very next day I almost didn't feel anything. I stayed 3 extra days in Turkey to get my daily wash. I know that the first 3 days are very important and wanted to make sure they wash it. I was little scared to do it myself the first 3 days lol Suzana, my patient coordinator I would like to say a few words about Suzana. This girl is incredible. After few initial emails, we started communicating by using WhatsApp. At times I felt she didn't even get enough sleep because she was replying to my questions and concerns way passed her bedtime (8-10 pm her time). She was constantly sending me messages at any time of the day. When I was in Turkey, she would send me messages around 8-9 pm telling me what to expect the following day. She's a machine. Dr. Koray, if you are reading this, Suzana deserves a big RAISE lol. On my last day, we had a little concert singing and playing piano in the lobby. It was great. Dr. Koray You are one of the most ethical doctors I know. I felt I was getting a 5 star treatment from a 5 star clinic by a world class surgeon. So again Dr Koray, Suzana and your entire staff, THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you have done for me.
Hi All, Sitting in my hotel room after my first and final day of surgery at Asmed. What a fantastic experience! Starting losing my hair around 25, but really only very slowly and in the temple peaks/hairline areas. Started Fin and it has stabilized ever since. Since I already have quite a large forehead, I found the receding hairline only exasperated the issue and my self confidence. I pretty much wear a fringe all the time with the rest of hair spiked up. I find that having a fringe balanced my face and framed it. However, this was becoming harder with the receding hairline. So i booked up with Asmed after sitting on it for around 1 year. I am so happy I finally got it done! I flew all the way from Australia on 19/11/18 for surgery on the 22nd. Consultation The consultation day was quite long as there was 4 other people with my that day and I was last to be seen. My coordinator Suzana was unbelievable though, she was constantly asking me if i required anything to eat/drink and even answered all the questions i had for the doctor. She has great knowledge of hair transplants, more than the majority of people on this forum When i did meet Dr Koray, it was like meeting a rockstar, I had seen and heard so much about him I was a bit nervous even speaking. Now, i had informed Suzana about some of the posts on here regarding Asmed clinic and some of the allegations and not so good results recently. She had passed this onto Dr Koray and he was genuinely quite upset at some on the things being said and is aware of some issues. He is such a nice man, he genuinely cares deeply about his patients. He stated that he was very grateful that I had shown faith in his work and had choose to travel all the way from Australia to his clinic. The hairline he drew was pretty much perfect first time and exactly how I wanted it. I know there are density risks when you lower the hairline substantially and I wanted to play it safe, with a drop of around 1cm. He asked if I was sure I still wanted U-FUE and I stated yes because of the great results i have seen using this method. Plus I get to hide it during the ugly duckling stage. Day of Operation Picked up at 7:10am after breakfast. Had been given some xanex to take in the morning to chill me out which helped We had 5 patients that day with one heading back to get his hair washed. The clinic was really busy with us all there. I was the only 1 not getting my head shaved so i always seemed to have more assistants around me for things like cutting, washing hair, checking grafts etc. Not many people get it done so you do seem to get a fair bit more attention. When the anaesthetic injections started, they were a little sore. I asked for some pain relief and that was given by IV. It produced this very spaced out happy feeling! The extractions then started which took upto about 1pm. Then after a bite to eat, Dr Koray did the insisions. After that his team did the implanting which took until about 5pm, Just want to say thanks to all the staff at Asmed they are all really professional, friendly and hard working. FYI I did go past the new building. A number of people have stated concern that it will be used for even more patients a day. I seeked clarification on this and it's actually being used to bring all accommodation including food and post op care in house, Instead of using Raddison hotel. It has things like games rooms with PS4's/Xbox and chill out rooms so you can relax during your stay at the clinic. Total donor 8900 2506 grafts extracted NOTE: They do shave the front area where there is "weakness" to place extra grafts. The consultation photo below shows some of my hairline shaven back, it's usually not as bad as this.
Please could someone explain how you will fix 3000 hair grafts in hairline that are pointing in the wrong direction. The hairline seems to stand up and direct backwards not following the direction of rest of hair making it odd looking plus the low density and multi hair grafts in hairline. My clinic co ordinator has been really helpful of late and offered to fix hairline for me but when i ask how they will fix she doesn't say and says its against clinic policy speaking to doctor how he and surgical assistants will perform repair. I have read on other message boards changing hair direction is impossible to do, this has got me really worried.