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Dr Ron Shapiros Work from Shapiro Medical Group! Before/After pics of repair work!

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In 2002 I noticed that my hair was thinning in the frontal area of my hairline so I went crazy trying everything from propecia to rogaine to sawpalmetto.. Finally I came across a brochure of a Dr. in the Philadelphia area that does hair transplantation.. I stopped in his office and decided to have him do 2 hair transplants to my frontal area of my hairline.. What a big mistake! The results were very unnatural and unpleasing. The first and second procedures were done By Dr. Joseph Gallagher from the Gallagher Medical Institute.. I would not recommend him to anyone. He is still using outdated techniques to this day-which are plugs. He is misleading many people advertising that he is performing follicular transplantation. I stopped in his office and told him that I was unhappy with the results and wanted my money back.. He said "I can't do that." I can give you a free transplant.. I told him that I would never let him touch my head again! So I did my homework and decided to give The Shapiro Medical Group a shot since I did months and months of research to find the best clinic for me.. I talked to Matt Zupan and scheduled last February. Right now I am posting the 10 month period with I had my 3rd transplant.. What do you think of the results? Before and after pics of Dr. Ron Shapiro's work of camouflaging old work! Some of the pics were taken with my I Phone.. Not the best pics. Feedback please....

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Boy, you did have horrible work done. Good for you for telling your old doc off. And even better that you found SMG! Like the difference I see with these pics but am eagerly awaiting even higher quality photos.

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This photo was taken 9 months after my 3rd hair transplant with Dr. Ron Shapiro.. Photo was taken with a digital camera..

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I had my surgery on the 7th of February, 2011 with The Shapiro Medical Group.. They did 2578 grafts.. Part of my old scar was excised out while SMG harvested more grafts. The strip was taken in two sections – 1 was 1.4cm width x 12.5cm length, 2nd was 1.2cm width x 16.5 cm length. Acell was used in the donor scar. Trichophytic closure was performed..

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Boy, you did have horrible work done. Good for you for telling your old doc off. And even better that you found SMG! Like the difference I see with these pics but am eagerly awaiting even higher quality photos.

Yeah, it was pretty crappy work.. Dr. Gallagher needs to be shut down.. There have been numerous people that had complained about his work on this site.. I will definately post more pics..

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If anyone has any questions about my experience with The Shapiro Medical Group or The Gallagher Medical Institute please feel free to ask me any questions.. Also anyone considering surgery and has questions-I'm here to help you out!! I been there-done that!!

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Former your hair does look great!! Congrats u obviously went the right route this time around!!

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Wow......sorry for your bad experience with your prior Gallaghar work. Very glad for you that you found SMG and no surprise they did a great job for you.....you look like a new man with the repair they did......very nice!!

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Surgery - Dr. Ron Shapiro FUT 6/14/11 - 3048 grafts

 

Surgery - Dr. Ron Shapiro FUE 1/28/13 & 1/29/13 - 1513 grafts

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/orlhair1

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These next pictures you are about to view were taken from my I Phone.. Not the best pictures.. The first picture is a pic of before Dr. Ron Shapiro performed the surgery on me.. the 2nd pic is right after surgery. The 3rd pic is 2 months after surgery.. the 4th is 10 months after surgery. The 4th pic I messed my hair up a little so you can get an idea of it with the messy look.

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Formertrackstar. I swear that Im 100% similar to your case. Its like I have a twin, I had exactely the same hairline as yours from a bad transplant of 2000 grafts. I was repaired by Dr. Rahal with a 2500 grafts which is same as yours as well. Im really feeling optimistic about it after viewing your 9 months post op. Well Im 4 months post op only. But seriously my hairline prior my repair surgery was a copy of yours. Great job by the master Dr. Ron Shapiro, good to see a result by him these days as most of the results posted are by Dr. Paul's.

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Plug removal + Strip scar revision - Dr. Ali Karadeniz (AEK)- May 23, 2015

Plug removal + 250 FUE temple points- Dr. Hakan Doganay (AHD)- July 3, 2013

Scar Tricopigmentation- Dr. Koray Erdogan (ASMED)- May 3, 2013

2500 FUT (Hairline Repair)- Dr. Rahal- July 26, 2011

 

My Hair Treatments:

1- Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo (Daily)

2- Regaine Solution Minoxidil 5% (2 ml once a day)

3- GNC Ultra NourishHair™ (Once a day)

4- GNC Herbal Plus Standardized Saw Palmetto (Once a day)

 

My Rahal HT thread http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/164456-2500-fut-dr-rahal-hairline-repair.html[/size]

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Former,

 

It looks like you had a tremendous start at 2 months. Definitely some early growth. The 10 month pic is simply stellar. Amazing turn around in my book. Congrats!

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BTW, How many grafts you did in total with Dr. Gallagher in both surgeries?


Plug removal + Strip scar revision - Dr. Ali Karadeniz (AEK)- May 23, 2015

Plug removal + 250 FUE temple points- Dr. Hakan Doganay (AHD)- July 3, 2013

Scar Tricopigmentation- Dr. Koray Erdogan (ASMED)- May 3, 2013

2500 FUT (Hairline Repair)- Dr. Rahal- July 26, 2011

 

My Hair Treatments:

1- Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo (Daily)

2- Regaine Solution Minoxidil 5% (2 ml once a day)

3- GNC Ultra NourishHair™ (Once a day)

4- GNC Herbal Plus Standardized Saw Palmetto (Once a day)

 

My Rahal HT thread http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/164456-2500-fut-dr-rahal-hairline-repair.html[/size]

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Looking good and you should see continued improvement on the quality of your hair. Congrats!


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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Hi FTS,

 

I recall some of our conversations when you were here at Shapiro Medical. I also recall the optimism you had for the result you'll achieve with SMG. It's good to see it's made a nice transformation so far and you're on your way to achieving expected results. Thanks for updating.

 

Your result is a small example of the results Dr. Ron achieves on a regular basis, however, majority of his patients do not have time to post or send us pics so we really appreciate your efforts.

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I am 17 months post op and I am concerned about the width of my scar.. I went to the barber 4 days ago and I told him to cut my hair as short as possible without showing the scar from my hair transplant.. I have been very concerned since now the scar is visibly noticeable to myself and others.. For the past few days I have been hiding under my hat since the scar is visible to myself.. I am worried that someone may notice this.. I am just curious what that other members of this community think of this scar size.. Can this scar widen down the road in the future? I am hesitant to go to a plastic surgeon and get it revised due to the fact that my surgeon told me that I have an estimated 2,500 grafts left in the bank.. I think it would be foolish to though any hair away since I will loose more natural (native hair) down the road.. I really miss my short hair cuts though.. I guess at this point I have to tell the barber to leave my hair longer on the sides. My surgeon did use A-Cell/Tricho with the closure of the scar. I was also in the sun about 1 week ago and noticed that the the scar is slightly red.. I would think that I would be OK in the sun since it is 17 months post op.. These pictures where taken with my I Phone..

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Hello mate, I'm no expert but can see why you'd be concerned. May I suggest talking to your Dr or a hair vet called Spex on here and of course Bill or Pat. It would be nice to here what they think.

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How short is your hair in that picture? What size guard did the barber use??


Newhairplease!!

Dr Rahal in January 19, 2012:)

4808 FUT grafts- 941 singles, 2809 doubles, 1031 triples, 27 quads

 

My Hairloss Website

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I would just contact SMG with whatever concerns you have. It is possible that it is just cut way too short, but when you contact SMG they will be able to tell you what if anything you need to do.


Surgery - Dr. Ron Shapiro FUT 6/14/11 - 3048 grafts

 

Surgery - Dr. Ron Shapiro FUE 1/28/13 & 1/29/13 - 1513 grafts

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/orlhair1

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