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Hi everyone,

 

First off just wanted to say a big thank you to all who contribute to this site. I, like most people from the U.K. would never have considered going abroad to get this procedure done if I hadn't had access to all this information to show the different standards that are out there.

 

After months, well more like weeks of deliberating between two or three top doctors I decided to go to New York to have my procedure done with Dr Feller. He was the stand out choice in the end for me mainly due to the sheer number of patients posting positive results on forums like this. Also Spex, who is Dr Feller's U.K. consultant for those of you who don't already know is by far one of the most helpful guys I've ever dealt with. Seriously if I had any questions he would get back to me straight away, sometimes within minutes. He's a good guy to have in your corner leading up to surgery.

 

I flew in to New York on the Friday so I could stay a few nights in Manhattan as I've never been and have always wanted to go. I've got to say it lived up to it's reputation it is an absolutely awesome city. Just a shame I wasn't able to enjoy a few social beers whilst over there as the night life looked incredible and I'm pretty sure the accent would have worked in my favour and all. Actually saying that I probably saved a shed load of money as it is pretty pricey. Anyway I booked myself into the Inn at Great Neck on the Sunday night which is one of the hotels you're recommended to stay in the night before as it is in walking distance to the Surgery. For anyone who is considering staying there the rooms were pretty nice and fairly big and the staff were friendly enough.

 

I met Dr Feller the next morning and we discussed my goals and he drew on the agreed hairline. Next were the injections which were honestly fine, there is a slight nip but nothing major. The donor area was then cut and stapled back together. Again nothing to worry about here you can't feel a thing and you have the doc and his brilliant team of techs reassuring you through out the whole procedure. Then came the placing of the grafts. Singles were placed in the front part of my hairline which had been designed jagged so as to look natural once grown in. Then a combination of twos and threes were placed in the mid scalp to add density.

 

I have to say all the reviews you read about Dr Feller being a real 'straight shooter' and easy to talk to are absolutely true but to be honest the thing that reassured me the most was his confidence. You can just tell he's performed this procedure a million times before and when he tells you there is nothing to worry about you believe him. I honestly wasn't nervous once through out the whole procedure. In fact I couldn't believe how easy the whole thing was. The hardest thing by far is sitting still in a chair for 6 hours although you do get regular breaks and at lunch you get an absolutely awesome sandwich from a fantastic deli. In fact that was definitely the highlight of my day, haha.

 

I'm actually 9 days post op now and everything seems to be going to plan so far. I'll upload the pre and post surgery pics below for all to admire Dr Feller's handy work. If you've got any questions I'll be happy to answer them.

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Hi there mate - glad i could offer help and advice along the way. Heal and grow well and keep us all updated as you go. Be patient as its a long road:cool:

 

You know where i am if you need me:)

 

Best

Spex

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Hairsterical,

 

Welcome and congratulations on your recent hair transplant with Dr. Feller. Just think...next time you go to NY you'll have both your accent AND your new head of hair working in your favor! The ladies won't stand a chance. :)

 

I hope you'll stick around and continue to update us on your progress.

 

Happy Growing!

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congrats in taking the plunge and making a wise choice with Dr Feller. Have just got to put it out of your mind now (easier said than done!)

 

I totally hear you about the nightlife - I've been to NY twice, both for ops with Feller. It was utterly frustrating not to go out and have a few beers and soak up the nightlife. I'm semi-tempted to have a long weekend out there by myself to make up for it! ;)

 

Grow well

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Thanks for the advice Skinnyshaft I will try to put it out of my mind. You should definitely treat yourself to a weekend break over there I know I will.

 

Tempenet thanks for your comment I appreciate the support.

 

Bonkerstonker love your name and all pal it's genius!

 

Taking the plunge thanks for that made me laugh and of cause I completely agree they don't stand a chance, :)

 

Spex good to know I can sound you out if I need some advice, cheers buddy.

 

 

I'm 16 days post op now so thought it's time to update my thread to let you know how i'm getting along.

 

I had my staples removed by a friend on day 12. I contemplated getting a nurse to remove them but after watching Spex's video illustrating how simple it was I decided to get a mate to do it. Again this wasn't bad at all, it was definitely worse for my mate than it was for me in fact he made all the noises as they came out it was hilarious. There is a bit of a nip when a hair gets caught but nothing too bad at all. I've got to say having my staples out has made a huge difference as i was finding it hard to sleep due to a couple of them being particularly sore but once out that disappeared straight away. I also noticed my hair started to shed in the shower at day 12. I've been consistently shedding a little more everyday now. I believe this is normal for some people to start shedding earlier so I'm not overly worried about it.

 

I decided to give myself a bit of a hair cut today to try even out the length between the back, sides and top which worked a little bit but I still look pretty ridiculous. I've been told I resemble a monk at the moment, not the best look. I buzzed the back and sides with a grade 6. It's exposed the scar but i'm still able to cover it up when I wear a cap. Anyway I'll pop up the pics below for you to see. They were taken today 16 days post op. I've taken a picture of the most noticeable part of the scar. Some of it has healed better and is a lot less red.

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Hi guys, I thought it time I should update this blog as I'm now 4 months post op and have experienced some growth.

 

Nothing really happened until around two months where I noticed a few new hairs start to spring up but nothing major. It was about the 3 month mark when I suddenly had a whole bunch of thin little hairs appear on both my left and right temples. As you will already know they start as barely visible thin hairs which thicken over time. Some of them have already thickened nicely and others are still quite thin even though they appeared around the same time. I've taken some photo's to show you but I must apologies in advance for their poor quality, the camera I'm using is simply awful. I took a variety of different shots in different lighting conditions but they all seemed to come out blurred no matter what I did. I promise that next time I update I will use a better camera and will get someone to take the shots for me. You should still be able to get an impression though.

 

With regards to the scar I was applying bio oil to it twice a day but can't honestly say if this has made any difference at all as it's still pretty red. New hairs have started to come through but some caused spots which scabbed over. When the scabs came off they took the new hairs with them :eek: I'm assuming these will grow back again though.

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Hi Hairsterical,

 

looking goooood at 4 months! I have to say I had a very similar growth pattern, had my first HT with Dr feller in August last year and again got through christmas with my head for most of it and then boom just took a look in the mirror mid Jan and suddenly saw the great growth after just 4 months. YOu will be enjoying the next 12 months for sure.

 

Im at around 13 months post op, and i can tell you that its still getting better, thickening up, more weight and managble etc, BUT also still seeing new areas of growth that were simply ot there before.

 

You got to give it the full 18 months, even if you are fast starter you still will see bettering of the result later.

 

Nice clean work from, you made a great choice, Im also going back in for my second op, Im so pleased with what I got already I want to get the hairline strong and pack some into my crown

 

I'll be going out for a few days in manhatten for sure, no drinks needed the accent will suffice!

 

keep the updates coming!

 

best

 

UK- R

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Hi guys- The last 2 months have been pretty steady progress I haven't had another explosion of growth like I did at 3 months it's been mainly thickening with the odd new hair appearing here and there. I'm hopping the next couple of months will see my hairline thicken up as it's still quite patchy and thin in parts but all in all I would say I'm quite pleased with my progress. Anyway have a look for yourselves and let me know what you think. Cheers.

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