My name is Akash, I am from India, I had a HT surgery (9weeks back).
I just wanted your honest, clear cut opinion about a query I have and it would be very kind if you can spare a few minutes to respond to my query.
During my surgery (9 weeks back) I was told by the doctor that I have a very hard skin and there is a popping effect (when they were trying to insert one graft the surrounding grafts were coming out), and after 9 weeks now I can see that most of my grafts (specially in the temporal area) have neither grown nor shed.
I am very worried as I read that shedding normally occurs after 1-5 weeks of the transplant, and also heard from a youtuber that if transplanted hair doesn't grow or shed within 3-4 months then they are as good as dead and new hair won't come out from them.
Please can you confirm this?, if it is true then my transplant most probably has failed.
And, is there any way to soften scalp skin, in case I go for a 2nd transplant in the future.
i desperately need some help, hopefully a respected surgeon can help me in this matter, or someone who experienced what i do now. . My first hair transplant i had 2,5 years ago, 2200 grafts on the frontal area: that one failed because my transplants where falling out after 7 , 8 months ago untill the point my hair situation was almost worse then before the hair restoration. I blamed it on the surgeon at that time. He was ignorant of possible causes. I figured it was poorly done / bad luck and had another surgery like 9 months ago, some 1000 grafts to restore the frontal area. With another surgeon. Much to my distress i ve noticed my transplanted hair is thinning again! The rest of my head is ok, maybe a bit of shedding because its summer but nothing disturbing. After some decent growth for about 7 months its rapidly falling out again. My current surgeon is fague about the causes, sais its probably stress related and saying i should get propecia. Now he is ignoring me after i reached out to him again that my situationnis worsening. Really frustrating!
the thing is, i am wondering if its me. Could it be a strong form of Aga in the recipient area? Could it be hormonal? I do suffer from chronic fatigue due to a burnout. I got this for 2 years now unfortunately. Can that be the cause? I am eating healthy , excercise otherwise.
to sum up: transplants are falling out again for the second time after 7 or 8 months of growth. Please help.
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
When researching we are more inclined to look at the worst case scenarios, rather than the best case scenarios. So why do hair transplant fail? It can be a combination of poor post-op care, poor graft handling by the clinic or simply health conditions that compromise the procedure.
I encourage all of you to take sometime out of your day to read this article, please share with anyone interested in having a procedure.
Top 3 Reasons Why Hair Transplants Fail