Hello fellow follicularly challenged forum members,
Im creating this thread, because managing our expectations is as important as selecting a good surgeon. This forum was created by patients and for patients.
After 3 surgeries, I find myself wanting more, but at what point do we have diminishing returns? We want just one more strip or one more FUE that can severely compromise our donor and scalp, in most cases for a small touch up or added density.
We mustn’t lose sight of where we came and how far we’ve come. Unfortunately, surgery has its limitations and until hair cloning is an option, we have to accept that our donor hair is finite. We will never get back the hair we once had as teenagers, but we can get back the “illusion”. I for one am grateful for the results I’ve been able to achieve. Do I have a perfect head of hair? Absolutely not, but is it a huge improvement from what I had? Absolutely.
Hi i am considering fue procedure with a renowned hair transplant clinic.
Plan is to have 2500 grafts for now & future procedure if needed. Based on pic provided, what should be my expectation? Only front 3rd portion will be used to place grafts. What portion will get full hair. Will it look weird when future hair loss happens. Am i even a good candidate for transplant as mine look like advanced stage of norwood chart. I am 35, not 5 of corse.
I had a fue ht 25 days back from Mumbai by dr. Ritesh safariya. It all went good. I had high density of abt 70 hairs at the front hair line area for abt 1 cm. and some mid densilty at the center area. Total of 3200 grafts. On my two sides of front hairline the density was even more.
Now here is what happened, after 7 to 8 days post op i tried to remove the scabs. All most of ithe mid scalp scabs came out easily but the front part was still tight so the doctor asked me to leave it for three more days to heal. However, i developed a very bad habbit of scratching and picking the scabs slowly( which i should not have done). So accidently in my frontal sides i pulled the scabs and it came out with lots of hairs attached to it. Now i am concerned abt that area since it has no hairs in that part. See the pic from the begining to present condidion. Please note: my hairs are shedding in the frontal part mostly where the density was more.The last picture shows my current situation(today).
Will hair grow in this empty part? Very worried :confused:
OK, I am not a mathematician, but I did some rough measuring and calculations (I had to do some conversions too), and I decided to talk about the Iphone as a rough measuring tool for what you can expect.
If you were totally bald in an area and wanted 50 fu's per cm2, you would need to plant and yield 3250 grafts to cover the area of an Iphone.
Does it take that many grafts per cm for everyone? No. My transplanted density was about a third less I think which brought my hair to almost full density because of the native hair. Everyone is different.
Anyway, I have never seen a useful size comparison before and most people at least have access to an Iphone, so I hope that this is helpful to some.
I joined this forum to hopefully get an unbiased, non-marketing opinion from real people that have been through hair transplant procedures. It has been 11 months since my first hair transplant procedure. I paid for 3000 grafts - but how should i know if it ended up being 3000. I did all that was required of me for post op and pre-op. I think I have Norwood 5A.
I am thinking of getting a second procedure done, but I am not interested in spending all the money if I am going to end up with hair that still looks thin. Is this what I am supposed to expect after 11 months and 3000 grafts? It just doesn't seem like my results match the expectations that were set forth in front of me. But if I am on track and a second procedure will make the hair look full and very close to normal, I would like to know from experienced hair loss sufferers that have undergone the procedures so they can tell me to stick with it.
Refer to the pictures please.