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I had my 3rd hair transplant with Dr Sanusi Umar. 5,035 grafts.

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I decided to have my 3rd hair transplant with Dr Sanusi Umar of Redondo Beach California.

 

Dr Umar was a friendly and fun guy to talk to. Dr Umar's staff was also very friendly and made me feel at ease immediately.

 

 

 

Since I am a borderline Norwood 7 I asked Dr Umar to transplant 5,000 grafts.

 

I also asked him to address my scar as I would like to be able to cut my hair shorter in the future. My ultimate goal is to be able to cut my hair pretty short in the future.

 

 

The surgery lasted for 3 days from 7:30am to 8:00pm every day.

 

I stayed at the beautiful Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club, which is only a short walk to Dr Umar's clinic.

 

 

In total Dr Umar was able to transplant 5,035 grafts.

 

2300 came from my beard and the remaining came from head and nape hair.

 

1,750 head and nape hair was used in my hairline/frontal scalp region.

 

3,285 head and beard grafts were used in my crown.

 

300 beard grafts were place into my strip scar.

 

 

Originally Dr Umar thought I would need 750 beard grafts, for my scar, but Dr Jerry Wong did such a phenomenal job that the scar was so thin I only needed 300 beard grafts.

 

 

 

HAIRLINE/FRONTAL SCALP:

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CLOSE UP OF HAIRLINE:

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LEFT TEMPLE:

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RIGHT TEMPLE:DrUmarTransplantRightSide.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARD GRAFTS INTO SCAR:

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BEARD GRAFTS INTO LEFT SIDE:

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BEARD GRAFTS INTO RIGHT SIDE:DrUmarRightScar.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

I think for my next hair transplant I will ask Dr Umar to try some body hairs, into my crown, and see how they grow.

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1st Transplant: 5,485 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

2nd Transplant: 3,100 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

3rd Transplant: 5,035 grafts with Dr Sanusi Umar

 

My Hair Loss Website - Hair Transplant with Dr. Wong

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Drew,

 

Thank you for sharing these updates and congratulations on your procedure with Dr. Umar! I think the community really enjoys following some of the larger follicular unit extraction (FUE) cases from Dr. Umar's clinic, and I'm sure your case will be no exception. I hope you'll keep us updated on your progress. Good luck, and happy growing!


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Drew35,

 

Congratulations! The work looks very good and I'm definitely looking forward to your future updates.

 

Happy growing!


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Hey Drew

 

Have you got any pre-op pics?

 

SR


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Wow! I've never seen a case of this magnitude. It's really amazing that they took hair from your beard and neck. I'll be following your case closely. All the best man... hells ya!

 

Corvettester


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1,696 FUT with Dr. Dorin on October 18, 2010.

 

1,305 FUT with Dr. Dorin on August 10, 2011.

 

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Hey Drew

 

Have you got any pre-op pics?

 

SR

 

 

Hi Stingray,

 

Here are my pre-op pictures.

 

I had shaved my head about 4 weeks prior so my hair is shorter.

 

 

 

 

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1st Transplant: 5,485 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

2nd Transplant: 3,100 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

3rd Transplant: 5,035 grafts with Dr Sanusi Umar

 

My Hair Loss Website - Hair Transplant with Dr. Wong

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And to provide perspective please remember I was a borderline NW 7 before starting this.

 

 

Dr Wong started me off with a great base to start from, but I have a HUGE area to cover.

 

This is where I started from:

 

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1st Transplant: 5,485 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

2nd Transplant: 3,100 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

3rd Transplant: 5,035 grafts with Dr Sanusi Umar

 

My Hair Loss Website - Hair Transplant with Dr. Wong

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Wonderful Drew! Your results remind me of a Young Jotronic after shaving his head. CONTRATULATIONS on your latest procedure. You are a trooper indeed. The HT world will be following your results.

Jim


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Drew, I don't mean to dwell on the past, but considering your session sizes with Dr. Wong, I would have expected much better results from those strip surgeries (as I'm sure you did). Did the clinic feel your results were up to par? Also, was your donor area tapped out for another strip session?


I am the owner/operator of AHEAD INK a temporary/non-permanent Scalp Micropigmentation Company in the New York area. AHEAD INK is a Milena Lardi trained clinic and uses Beauty Medical equipment and products exclusively.

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Drew, I don't mean to dwell on the past, but considering your session sizes with Dr. Wong, I would have expected much better results from those strip surgeries (as I'm sure you did). Did the clinic feel your results were up to par? Also, was your donor area tapped out for another strip session?

 

 

You aren't the first to say this to me.

 

 

I didn't want to go through another strip surgery anyways.

 

And even if only 50% of the grafts grow, from Dr Umar's surgery, I still would end up with more grafts than what Dr Wong said he could get in a 3rd surgery.

 

 

So my only recourse was to ask for a refund and I didn't do that.

 

I am moving on.


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1st Transplant: 5,485 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

2nd Transplant: 3,100 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

3rd Transplant: 5,035 grafts with Dr Sanusi Umar

 

My Hair Loss Website - Hair Transplant with Dr. Wong

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Hey Drew, I understand. At least you had a base to start with for your surgery with Dr. Umar. Good growing to you and please keep us updated on your results.


I am the owner/operator of AHEAD INK a temporary/non-permanent Scalp Micropigmentation Company in the New York area. AHEAD INK is a Milena Lardi trained clinic and uses Beauty Medical equipment and products exclusively.

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Drew,

Here's my 2 cents if you don't mind. This of course is a subjective thing, a matter of opinion. Considering where you came from, your results are excellent. Certainly, wearing your hair short will magnify any lack of density. It also appears to me that your hair is rather fine, which will also contributes to the appearance of thinness. My point in this isn't to cheerlead for Dr. Wong (Lord knows I've done enough of that through the years) but to hopefully give you a well deserved boost. I'm not sure if you need that, but those are my thoughts. I really do think your results are great. All the best.

Jim


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Jim, Sorry, I have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. Let me preface this by saying I think H&W do amazing work, and their results, yours included, are usually worthy of a "Wow". But Drew's results from 8,585 grafts are not acceptable, IMHO. Obviously Drew wants to just move on from this, so I'm not going to badger him for details on exactly what happened here. I do think this is a good cautionary tale for guys with high NW numbers. Restoring a NW 6-7 can be very difficult and costly. I do hope this last HT gets you to where you hope to be Drew...


I am the owner/operator of AHEAD INK a temporary/non-permanent Scalp Micropigmentation Company in the New York area. AHEAD INK is a Milena Lardi trained clinic and uses Beauty Medical equipment and products exclusively.

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Hairthere,

Unacceptable, by definition, means poor yield as I don't think the graft placement can be questioned. Personally, from Drew's pictures, I don't believe the yield is poor. On the other hand, I can't say for certain. This is between Drew and Dr. Wong. Bottom line:

 

I do hope this last HT gets you to where you hope to be Drew...

 

Amen.

Jim


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Jim, I agree, I don't think this was a case of poor yield, nor was it a case of doctor/tech error. I do question whether or not, given the patient's donor characteristics and high NW number, he had reasonable expectations, and if the clinic promised him something they couldn't possibly deliver on. That being said, I'm going to stop posting on Drew's thread as he is moving on.... take care!

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Drew,

Here's my 2 cents if you don't mind. This of course is a subjective thing, a matter of opinion. Considering where you came from, your results are excellent. Certainly, wearing your hair short will magnify any lack of density. It also appears to me that your hair is rather fine, which will also contributes to the appearance of thinness. My point in this isn't to cheerlead for Dr. Wong (Lord knows I've done enough of that through the years) but to hopefully give you a well deserved boost. I'm not sure if you need that, but those are my thoughts. I really do think your results are great. All the best.

Jim

 

 

I am not holding anything against Dr Wong. I like Dr Wong as a person and think he is a great surgeon.

 

I have no idea what my yield was, but I can't cut my hair as short as I would like. Hopefully the beard grafts work in the scar.

 

Am I unhappy. No. Was I expecting a little bit better result. Yes. I was definitely hoping for more density in my frontal region.

 

 

And I do have fine hair. That is correct.

 

 

I am just praying I get a good yield from this last surgery.

 

Dr Umar does fantastic work also, so I am in good hands.

 

 

The only reason I continue to come back is to give other Norwood 6 patients an honest presentation and realistic expectation.

 

Be prepared for a marathon. :)


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1st Transplant: 5,485 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

2nd Transplant: 3,100 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

3rd Transplant: 5,035 grafts with Dr Sanusi Umar

 

My Hair Loss Website - Hair Transplant with Dr. Wong

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Jim, Sorry, I have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. Let me preface this by saying I think H&W do amazing work, and their results, yours included, are usually worthy of a "Wow". But Drew's results from 8,585 grafts are not acceptable, IMHO. Obviously Drew wants to just move on from this, so I'm not going to badger him for details on exactly what happened here. I do think this is a good cautionary tale for guys with high NW numbers. Restoring a NW 6-7 can be very difficult and costly. I do hope this last HT gets you to where you hope to be Drew...

 

 

 

Here is what Dr Wong did in my first surgery.

 

Dr Wong originally wanted my hairline to be about 1 cm higher. You can actually see where he rubbed the original line away.

 

 

 

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1st Transplant: 5,485 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

2nd Transplant: 3,100 grafts with Dr Jerry Wong

 

3rd Transplant: 5,035 grafts with Dr Sanusi Umar

 

My Hair Loss Website - Hair Transplant with Dr. Wong

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Drew,

I'm sorry your unhappy. After all these years, I log on infrequently and always find myself wondering what happened in your case. Like all here I'm sure, I'll be rooting for you. Take care and all the best.

Jim


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i think with your level of baldness you would be better off finding a good system then spending all this money on hair transplants. i hope it turns out ok for you but right now i just dont see it. bobman cases re one in a million...

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