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My hair is in! My stitches are out. I have had a month to digest everything and have kept a log of my progress. I’ll start out with what happened on my surgery day.

In what was a bit of a surprise to me, I had one of those checking-the-clock-every-15-minutes nights and didn’t really sleep the night before surgery. As ready as you think you are, you’ll still be nervous. :eek:

We arrived ahead of schedule and pulled up at Dr. Konior’s office at the same time as Lisa, his main nurse. She told me not to worry that I didn’t get much sleep because that would mean that I would relax more easily during the day. Lisa was with me the entire day and was never more than a few feet from me from the moment that I arrived until the moment that I left the office. You can tell that she has been doing this for a long time and I can’t say enough what a calming and professional atmosphere she creates.

Dr. Konior strolled into my exam room and sat down on a stool and spent some time going over what would be occurring in the surgery. He told me that I would start out lying on my stomach and that he would numb my scalp and then remove the donor strip from the back of my head. He said that some patients feel the injections and others don’t, but that I should make him aware at any time if I was feeling pain. After the donor strip was out, we would take a short break and I could go to the bathroom and have a snack. I asked him how long that would be and he said approximately one and a half hours after starting. I figured that would be the toughest part and I was not looking forward to the donor strip procedure. If I could get through that without pain, though, my guess was that I was probably in the clear.

He told me that my only two responsibilities would be discussing my goals with him that morning and then keeping still during surgery. We went over my main desire of restoring my hair from the lower part of my temples to all the way across my hairline. I told him that I wanted my face to be framed with a natural looking hairline without the deep recessions in my temples. If he was able to get enough donor hair out to work on the crown I would be thrilled, but I told him that I was coming back for a second surgery for the crown if that was necessary.

As was suggested to me during the consultation, I had thought out approximately where I wanted my ideal hairline, so in a mirror we marked out the transplantation zone together. He made markings behind my hairline and explained that I would have different density in different areas. The highest density would be in front. He would be implanting hair in between my existing hair in some areas but it would not be implanted as densely as he did not want to damage my existing hair. He was no-nonsense as we discussed and finalized the plan. I figure we talked for about 30 minutes. You can tell he enjoys this stuff.

After the surgical plan was finished, he photographed the surgical areas and I changed my shirt into a paper surgical gown. His intense manner returned and I figured that he was gearing up mentally for the surgery.

What I can say about the surgery itself is that I sat or was lying down all day and took regular breaks for snacks and the bathroom. Much to amazement it was uneventful and generally pain free. My biggest concern was pain, but the only pain that you will feel is the numbing injections that he applies every few hours as the anesthetic wears off. It is minimal and I was expecting to be more uncomfortable.

I fell completely asleep near the end and awoke to Lisa blow drying my hair and Dr. Konior staring at his work. Lisa told me that it was past 6 o’clock. I figured that it was maybe 2:00! You lose all sense of time when you are on valium. We started surgery around 7:30 or 7:45 a.m. and finished around 6:15 or 6:30 p.m. My surgery lasted over 10 hours, but my mind had only registered a few of those hours.

My most spectacular memory of the day was when Lisa handed me a mirror and explained to me what had been going on all day, but I doubt I heard a word of it. I don’t care how prepared you are for this moment, there is nothing like seeing your hair!!! Dr. Konior densely packed in my entire hairline and because of the little hairs sticking out of the grafts, I appeared to have all of my hair back in my front areas. All I can say is that he went way above and beyond what I ever thought was possible. The grafts looked so packed in and so clean. You could see the direction that each hair was implanted and the direction that each would grow. My hairline was all there waiting to grow out! The thin areas where I still have hair were also filled with new grafts. It looked better than I had ever hoped possible and my gratitude to him and that moment was enormous. He put in a marathon session and I could tell that it must have been a tremendous amount of work on his part. I have no idea how he could implant all of that hair so perfectly. I am still in awe.

I was escorted to a recovery room after surgery and Dr. Konior came in and went over what he had done. I am embarrassed to say that I remember little more than just thanking him over and over again.

What was it like to have surgery with one of the world’s top hair transplant surgeons? Nerve-wracking. Intense. Immensely satisfying.

I will post photos regularly and share my excitement with you.

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GBU,

Congratulations on your recent session with Dr Konior. You are obviously extremely satisfied with your experience so far which is great. Your hairline looks to have been lowered significantly and the post op pics of your hairline and temple points look very impressive. You can see how densely packed the hairs are, and judging from those photos and your choice in Doctor, you are going to be in for a fantastic result in the coming months. This looks like the cleanest work I can recall seeing. Your hair didn't look in too bad a situation to begin with and your hair characteristics seem favorable from the images. I'm really pleased for you. It seem that Dr Konior and his assistant really looked after you and made you feel comfortable throughout the whole process, which is very important.

I will definitely be following your case as your progress, and wish you all the luck moving forward with this. May I ask, was the crown touched in this procedure after all, or was it decided to leave that for a potential future procedure?

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The work looks excellent GBU.

 

I have stated numerous times that I think Dr Konior is one of the best surgeons I have seen.

 

The work looks great and very clean.

 

Your experience sounds really positive and I look forward to seeing your progress.

2 poor unsatisfactory hair transplants performed in the UK.

 

Based on vast research and meeting patients, I travelled to see Dr Feller in New York to get repaired.

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Great write-up, GBU! I felt like I was right there with you. As others have said, you picked a terrific doctor, and your work post-op looks excellent and should produce a fantastic result. I look forward to following your case, as I do all of Dr. Konior's cases.

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Great write up. Dr. K is the best. Top notch. Your hair looks great. I look forward to your updates.

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Raphael84 thanks for the encouragement your words mean alot to me . We didn't do any crown work and my priority was packing the front . I would love to have the crown done in the future and that is the plan for now .

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Ah yeah! I'm a Konior-brother myself and it looks like we had surgery around the same time from the talented doctor. Your photos remind me of how insanely clean my head was too. Minimal blood, my scar is vanished at 3 months, and masterful hairline design. I can't wait for what we both end up with.

 

Also, random note -- Dr. Konior's assistant provided me with lunch, a turkey sandwich and orange juice, and I swear it was the most amazing meal I had ever tasted. I know it must have been the valium, but DAYUM I still remember it distinctly. SO good. Drugs are powerful. also, say no to drugs kids. :D

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Raphael84 thanks for the encouragement your words mean alot to me . We didn't do any crown work and my priority was packing the front . I would love to have the crown done in the future and that is the plan for now .

 

Hi GBU, how are things looking a few months in? Looking forward to seeing your progress. Hope all's well.

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I hate to mimic what everyone else here has already said, but WOW!! The post-op photos are amongst the cleanest I've seen from ANY restoration so far......and as someone else already mentioned, it looks as if the area was shaved and nothing more!! This is going to make for an incredible and drastic transformation! Will definitely be checking back here regularly to monitor updates on your progress along the way! Meanwhile, CONGRATULATIONS on your restoration.....you must be beyond ecstatic with the results at this stage of the game!! :cool:

 

Best wishes on your growth buddy!

 

Mike

4737 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 11/16/2012

 

Daily regimen: 1/4 Proscar (1.25 mg Finasteride), Rogaine Foam (twice daily), 1000 mcg Biotin, 1 combo Vitamin D/Calcium/Magnesium, 1500 mg Glocosamine, 750 mg MSM, 1200 mg Fish Oil, 2000 mg Vitamin C, Super B-Complex, 400 I.U Vitamin E.

 

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Hey guys , I am still in the waiting stage . My surgery could not have been better but there isn't much to show yet . Photos were taken 2 weeks ago and I will post then soon . Thank you for thinking of me !

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Here I am at 3 months, guys . I am getting some early growth . The numbness is gone and everything seems back to normal . I am in waiting mode and look forward to sharing some more photos in a couple of months. Can you see the hair sprouting ?

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GBU,

 

Looks really fantastic my friend. You are at the 3 month milestone now, so you get to look forward to things being all downhill from here....congratulations!!! I just hit month 2 this past weekend, and like you, am seeing some early growth! I buzzed my head super short though, and am rocking my FUT scar without any concealer. When anyone asks what happened to my head, I tell them I was in a bar fight and that they "should see the other guy"!! ;-). Can't wait to see your next update. Dr. K does some of the best work around. Happy New Year to you, and enjoy your new head of hair!!!

 

Best,

 

Mike

4737 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 11/16/2012

 

Daily regimen: 1/4 Proscar (1.25 mg Finasteride), Rogaine Foam (twice daily), 1000 mcg Biotin, 1 combo Vitamin D/Calcium/Magnesium, 1500 mg Glocosamine, 750 mg MSM, 1200 mg Fish Oil, 2000 mg Vitamin C, Super B-Complex, 400 I.U Vitamin E.

 

I am not a medical professional. All views and opinions expressed in this forum are of my own.

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Here I am at 3 months, guys . I am getting some early growth . The numbness is gone and everything seems back to normal . I am in waiting mode and look forward to sharing some more photos in a couple of months. Can you see the hair sprouting ?

 

Now you're talking! 3 months is nothing. Big chance over the next 3-6:eek:

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Here I am at 3 months, guys . I am getting some early growth . The numbness is gone and everything seems back to normal . I am in waiting mode and look forward to sharing some more photos in a couple of months. Can you see the hair sprouting ?

 

Dr K's middle name must begin with a 'J'. 'J' for Jesus as he's clearly a miracle worker!

 

Can I ask, did you have any scabs after surgery?

How did it look after 5 weeks? - That's how long I can take off work and would like to know how noticeable it was.

 

Thanks

4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

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Incredible. You can already see the difference from the pre HT photos. You look great. You are in for an exciting few months ahead. Im just over 3 months myself. Have also seen definite early growth in new areas. Cant wait for Feb/March and beyond!!!

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