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I started looking into doing a HT procedure at the beginning of the year. I wanted to be open minded about all doctors from around the world since i live in Sydney Australia. I looked into a few doctors and started contacting Dr Lindsey in March this year.

 

From the beginning he was friendly and honest and very professional. After researching and reading all the reviews and past procedures i decided to book with him even though i would have to travel to the USA.

 

The procedure was done last monday the 27th June. From the moment i walked into the surgery even though i was nervous Dr Lindsey made me feel at ease and like a friend. The staff and techs were great, they were professional and friendly even joking with me and also answering all my many questions.

 

Even though we originally decided on roughly 1800 grafts Dr Lindsey was aiming for around 2200+ and to my amazement we ended up with over 3400 which Dr Lindsey was kind enough to place.

 

There was hardly any pain during the procedure. Apart from a lot of swelling on the face from day 2 onwards and unconfortable to sleep that is all so far.

 

I went and saw the doctor yesterday and everything looks normal. Monday 4th i will be going to get my sutures out.

 

I am attaching photos from before, during and after procedure. Fingers crossed everything goes well from here :)

 

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Lindsey to anyone even if you live as far as i do. Its worth the trip.

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aasyd,

 

Welcome and congratulations! Dr. Lindsey is an excellent choice and I'm sure you'll be thrilled with your newly growing hair in short order.

 

Please do continue to update us on your progress.

 

Happy growing!

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Did he only charge you for the 1800? Dr. Lindsey is like that, a great surgeon with a great heart.

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Hi aasyd,

 

All the best with your HT, hope it all grows well for you . I also went to Dr. Lindsey and I can only echo what you said. I travelled from the UK and I have no regrets, it was worth the journey. Thanks for posting your story and hope you return with updates.

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Congrats aasyd. Dr. Lindsey does great work. Your donor area looks rich. That should help.

 

And gotta love those open donor strip pics.... ;)

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Overseas consultations can be tough... Hence the discrepancy in grafts placed from my phone-"guestimate".

 

I believe the patient thought he needed around 1500-1800 and when he sent pics, he had fairly bushy hair and I felt we ought to do 18-2000. Fortunately he arrived several days before the procedure and I told him that I thought we should do 2500+/- and I showed him pictures of a nearly identical case that we'd done with 2500 on a man who had very similar hairloss and similar hair characteristics.

 

But, I didn't want him, or anyone for that matter, to think that I low-balled the guestimate to get a quick sale...then cranked up the real number on arrival. That is just not the way we roll.

 

So, I said that we'd stick to the original price, but if he felt that he wanted to pay more (assuming we got a lot more hair) that I'd pass it along to the techs.. I believe he paid a little more than the agreed upon price, maybe 200.00 more or so, I frankly don't recall as I simply gave it out as a "bonus" to the techs at the end of the case.

 

So when I drew the strip to be harvested, I went fairly thin, as he has some history of scar problems. As my lead tech and I got ready to excise the strip, we actually shortened it about an inch as he really looked to have VERY dense hair. I guessed we'd get about 2600... and we wound up with well over 3000. And that was after shortening the planned excision of a thin strip.

 

So we packed him and actually went back into thinning hair further back than originally planned, just to find room for the extra hair. I think it was a combination of very curly root and shaft complexes, and lots of doubles that got us the higher than expected count.

 

Either way, I expect him to get a nice result and I'm expecting him not to have scar problems, but just in case, we'll see each other twice before he leaves the US.

 

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William H. Lindsey, MD, FACS

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Did he only charge you for the 1800? Dr. Lindsey is like that, a great surgeon with a great heart.

 

Yes he did but as described in his post i gave him a small amount extra. I only wish i could have afforded a lot more. He is great!!!

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aasyd,

 

Congratulations on getting through the first three months! You've reached a milestone for sure! That annoying tingling feeling will eventually pass. Good luck on happy growing!

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I am not a medical professional. All opinions are my own and my advice should not constitute as medical advice.

 

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