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Dr Devroye, 3587 grafts, female temple and hairline restoration

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So I thought I am going to keep you updated. I'm now 15 months post op. Well let's say first I am not very happy with the end result. I already contacted dr devroye and he was very kind and said I go and see him again to improve my appearance and to figure out what to do. But at the moment I'm not sure what s the right way to go for.

 

So why am I not happy?

1. I can't wear my hair up anymore because it looks so unreal. The transplanted hair is more coarse, kinky and thicker and darker than the rest of my frontal hair. That's not only my opinion. I already asked two hair dresser and they agreed that the texture is different and that the transplanted hair is growing not in the natural direction.

 

2. My hair only looks good on hair wash days AND when I blow dry it additionally. On the second day it already starts looking greasy because of the grouping of the hair and when you take a closer look you can see lines. Of course no one comes that close to me but if I would ever have a boyfriend he would come colder to my face.

 

So the unnatural look affects my social life and life comfort. .because I always have to style and take care that my hairline is not revealed. I got very insecure. And as my hair is very fine its not good to blow dry it every day so I have to plan on which days I go out and on which I can stay in. As I said there's no way to wear it up because it looks fake. So why am I posting this? I hope to make some people especially young woman think twice about going for a hair transplant. You have temples? Ok fine I realized there are a lot women out there who have that and additionally its ok not being perfect. Better wear your temples proud than constantly cover a unreal hairline. If I had the choice I wouldn't do this surgery again. Before I was not really happy but not totally unhappy though. Now I'm just unhappy every single day. So girls think twice. I don't say that hts are bad. For some people they turn out life changing in a positive way. And if it's not the frontal area I'm sure it will have a great impact or when your hair in the front is really dark. And I'm also not saying that Dr devroye is bad bad doc because the hair grew in pretty fast and he was always trying to help me but maybe it's just my case that looks unnatural. But I wouldn't spend 8000 € for making me feel bad. I think for women there are better ways to cover temples. Sad that I had to learn it that way. If someone has any advice for me I'm really thankful for that. I will upload a pic too. I will upload a pic. It's without flash because when I'm using a flash I am never able to catch the unnatural hairline. So sorry if you think that the picture isn't the best quality.

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Hi Albine

 

So sorry to hear that you are not happy with the result. Your calm and sensible attitude does you credit.

 

From the pictures it does look OK, but the pictures are not great. The things you describe, texture and direction, are hard to photograph but are the things that will make all the difference for a woman.

 

My advice is move on, don't consider any further work.

 

Again, so sorry to read this.

 

Modenese.


4800+ grafts, Dr Bisanga, Brussels, Oct 2012

 

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Hey Modenese,

 

Thank you very much for your kind reply and your advice. I think I am going to stick to not considering more surgeries and moving on. If I experience any positive changes in the texture of my hair, I'll let you know. I try to upload some pictures with better quality but when I use the flash the results look more natural than they really do and as you said it's hard to picture the structure. My Natural hair is much finer than the transplanted ones and the transplanted are not really move able. They are more stiff.

 

Thank you for your support and time. Happy growing to all others

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Hey Modenese,

 

Thank you very much for your kind reply and your advice. I think I am going to stick to not considering more surgeries and moving on. If I experience any positive changes in the texture of my hair, I'll let you know. I try to upload some pictures with better quality but when I use the flash the results look more natural than they really do and as you said it's hard to picture the structure. My Natural hair is much finer than the transplanted ones and the transplanted are not really move able. They are more stiff.

 

Thank you for your support and time. Happy growing to all others

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It just came to my mind. Because someone had a concerning. There are a lot of patients who will have their surgery with Dr devroye. He is a very good choice. The scar healed immediately and the hair grew continously since week 11. And he always tries to stay in touch or offers help. I'm in contact with another patient. Her result is great It s just my case where this kinkyness makes the hairline a bit harsh. So don't be afraid. He does good work and his team is great.

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Good news: 15 months and the kinky hair is almost growing back in the natural hair texture and definetly falling more natural. So for those who experience the same, patients is the key. Another problem that occurred is that the hair is now getting finer and so it's not as dense as before. I have talked to a German specialist adviser for ht and he advised me to go and meet dr devroye and ask for a touch up. I contacted dr devroye and he invited me for a consultation on the 27th. I will post his opinion then ( for those who are interested in that). By the way I have to say that dr devroyes assistant ms doucubo is very patient and friendly and quick in getting back to patients. Good service so far.

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So I have been to Brussels and talked to dr devroye. We bespoke that I'm going to get 600-800 single hair grafts in the transplanted area to add density to my last transplant and soften everything out. The ht will take place on 21st of August. So this will hopefully be my last one :)

 

If someone is interested in the kinkyness of my hair I can see 90% of it just disappeared over night.its al most the same structure of my my hair. I think this will get 100% normal within the next couple months. For my second transplant they won't shave the recieptiant area. How common is shock loss then.?

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I just wanted to share some pic s. I finally was able to make some pics with higher quality. So that you can see what I mean. opinions are welcome.

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There you can see that my hair color got lighter and almost kinked out completely. I hope 800 additional grafts will give me more density

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High definition pictures made by Dr Devroye self. Touch up to add density will be in a month

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Hi I wanted to leave a short update here. Meanwhile I'm super happy and the structure of the hair changes totally and is now the same as the rest of my hair. So for all those who have a similar problem... patience is all you need. It looks super natural. Even the hairdresser was surprised. So it was a complicated start but it has a happy end. Thanks to dr devroye.

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Hello albine,

 

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for updating us with your final results.

 

We are very glad to read that everything turned out well. The results are very nice and natural indeed.

 

We look forward to welcoming you at the clinic when you'll have the opportunity to come to Brussels !

 

Best regards and best wishes for a happy New Year,


Dr. Jean Devroye

HTS Clinic - Bruxelles

Email: info@drdevroye.com

Telephone: +32 2 880 70 60

Website: http://www.hair-transplant-surgery.com/en/home

Online consultation: https://www.hair-transplant-surgery.com/en/Online-consultation

Devroye Instruments: http://www.devroyeinstruments.com

Dr. Devroye is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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