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My experience with Dr. Tejinder Bhatti, 2364 grafts by FUE to restore hairline

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Hi guys,

 

Introduction

I am a 27 year old passive reader of this useful forum for the last two years, and registered a good month ago. At this point, thank you all for being part of this community which imo is the most honestly, undependantly and knowledgeably administrated and moderated over the web, which leads to constructive discussions and an exceptional information level. So special thanks go to Bill, Blake, David, who are leading this forum as conscientoulsy as it is required, thanks go to Spex and Jotronic, but what would this forum be without all the diligent members such as hairthere, pat, spanker, hariri etc. etc. Special greetings to Mickey with whom I agree on almost all his statements. Thanks, mickey, by that, I can sit back and relax here ;-)

 

But now to my story: Even when I was a child, I always had a high hairline, which distressed me subtly all my life. I didn`t recede in my early twenties, but as I had a very stressful phase in my life (family, university), in which I wasn`t able to find sleep at night, eat enough, not to say healthy enough, I noticed hairs in the shower and in my hands when I combed through my hair.

 

I noticed my hairline had been receding, I didn`t know if I had the female line of breeding which would mean I would be NW 6 by the age of thirty, or the male line, which would mean that I slowly would recede to a NW 4 in my fifties, and this distressed me even more, it was a vicious circle;-)

 

I then changed my complete life, worked on my anxiety, changed my alimentation from cigarettes, coffee, pizza and burgers to vegetables, fruits, proteines, chicken, coffee and cigarettes ;-) I also supplement lots of stuff since nearly two years in order to control the loss (multivitamin high dosage, saw palmetto 320 mg, biotine 10 mg, b-vitamins high dosage, 60 mg zinc, 10 g fish oil, black cumin oil). Also the stressful phase came to an end, and since, i completely stopped my hairloss:D. I used to have 10-20 hairs between my fingers when I combed through, now it is literally none!

I`ve watched pictures of my male breeding line and realised I have the exact characteristics as my father and grandfather, so that was a huge relief.

 

I`ve always wished to bring my hairline down a bit, and I started researching a long long time, which method, clinics etc etc. It`s been a journey...

 

I had a big limiting factor, and that was money. I am a poor poor student ;) and don`t want to ask my parents for stuff like this, so I tried to find a surgeon that was excellent, but cheap. I knew that this has not be inconsistent with each other, so I reflected a bit on the way to find my surgeon.

 

If I would have had a ton of money, I would have gone with Hasson, Feriduni, Heitmann etc., but it was far out of my reach, so I had to look for the cheapest prices first.

 

How I found Dr. Bhatti:

The biggest factor of HT prices simply is the time needed, and where do find the lowest salaries? In India! (please no political discussion; I am not endorsing this!) I found numerous clinics with prices starting from 0,50 USD per Graft for FUE.

 

In India, the surgeons can set the prices so low because of the much lower salaries for the crew, as well as lower taxes.

Secondly, they even have to keep the prices low for the majority of clients from India because of the lower average income rate, and for the foreigners to overcome the inhibition to take such a long journey, and also to compensate their higher extra expenses such as visas, flights, hotel etc..

 

I knew of cheap clinics in Turkey, too, which would have been far more easy to reach, but I heard and read negative experiences, even terrible horror stories about them, and didn`t want to make a lottery game out of my HT. So India was the place to go for me.

 

From the forum posts here and other places, I found out that the best surgeons in India are Madhu, Radha, ****** and Bhatti. Bhatti was the cheapest of them, and also he seemed to be the perfect choice for me anyway:

He specializes in FUE only for three years, which was the method I wanted to choose. He also has experience as a plastic surgeon for many many years with great success (I`ve looked up the results of his work), which imo proved his sense for aesthetics, but also his precision skills.

Furthermore, I liked the results he shows on his website, so I got in contact with him and was very pleased by his counseling.

 

My journey:

After a long conversation and counseling, I finally made an appointment for the 8th of february. I flew from my hometown Munich to Dheli, where I got picked up by a driver organised by the clinic. He didn`t speak any english, but was very nice. On the way to the car, he called the clinic, and handed me over the phone, and I spoke to a nice lady who asked me if my flight had been comfortable, if everything is ok, that I shall tell the driver if I want to stop somewhere or eat sth. etc., so I got comfortable.

We did a stop to eat the most delicious food in the world, and after 5 hours we arrived at the hotel "The Altius" in Chandigarh (good place to stay).

 

I was so tired that I fell in my bed immediately, and at 5 p.m. Dr. Bhatti called me and wanted to meet me in the hotel restaurant. We met at 7 p.m. and discussed the upcoming procedure in the lounge area. I was a little anxious about the operation, but Dr. Bhatti was able to dissolve that completely. I also, as he tld me, would be the only patient the next day, so I would have the full attention of him. We then got the attendance of two very nice gentlemen, a friend of Dr. Bhatti and Dr. Hadjri from the emirates, who had been attending the Darling Buds training program. It had been a very delightful evening with an interesting conversation, but I got to bed early as I wanted to be fit for the next day.

 

The next morning, I had breakfast with Dr. Hadjri, whose room was next to mine, and though the appointment at the clinic was scheduled for 9 a.m., Dr. Hadjri chilled and we ate unhurriedly until 9.45 ;-) (Never possible in Germany).

 

Arrived in the clinic, which is quite small (he`ll move to a bigger facility in May I think), but very clean. Dr. Bhatti answered my final questions and we dicussed the hairline design, but I was pleased with his suggestions.

I got comfortable clothes and locked up my belongings, then a blood sample was taken (for some major blood counts, and a HIV test) and I got injected a transparent liquid. The nurse did it the most gentle and professional way I ever got injected a needle, but I didn`t know what it was, and I somehow had an irrational concern about my first HIV test in my life, and as I anyway had been so sensitive about the surgery, everything went black and I nearly fainted. How embarrassing :o The nurses made me lie down in a comfortable position with my legs up, and Dr. Hadjri and Dr. Bhatti appeared immediately. By then, I already had to laugh about my sensitivity, but they told me it was only antibiotics in order to prevent infections.

 

After everything was ok with my blood count, and I was not HIV positive :rolleyes: , I laid down in the surgery, and the doc started by shaving my donor and then numbing it firstly with ice cubes, then by injecting the anaesthetic. I felt nothing but nearly unnoticeable pricking, it was not uncomfortable in any way but a nurse used to knock on my head to distract me from any potential pain.

Dr. Bhatti numbed my recipient area and then used a 0,8 mm Safe Scribe to extract 2364 grafts, then, at app. 1.30 p.m., he was done and did the lateral slits with a blade. Then two young ladies took over and placed the grafts with their deft fingers. They chatted and laughed a lot, but I would have intervened if I would have had the impression that they would not focus 100 % on their work. On the opposite, they seemed highly professional, skilled, experienced and concentrated, so I didn`t bother and even enjoyed the procedure in a relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Bhatti constantly supervised the procedure, but seemed very satisfied with the work.

 

We were done at app. 7 p.m., I changed my clothes and then got an extensive briefing on the aftercare for the upcoming days and weeks. I got a ton of after care products, which they boxed for me in a packet, because it would not have fitted in my hand luggage bag. I also got a medical certificate stating that my appearance may be somewhat different from my passport picture.

I then payed, as agreed, cash in Euros. As the price is scheduled in Dollars (1,25 per Graft), I also profited by the weak Dollar rate , so I payed about one Euro per Graft, which is just incredibly cheap. :) (For me app. 2300 Euros)

 

Back in the hotel, I had diner with Dr. Hadjri, and we had an intense conversation about all the world and his brother until my driver came at 2 a.m..

After only two very long and intense days in India I finally took my plane on the 9th at 9 a.m..

 

On the whole, I payed less than 3500 Euros for the whole journey (visa, flights, taxis, hotel, food, souvenirs, and most importantly the procedure).

 

A few thoughts about Dr. Bhatti:

On balance, I am amazed by my experience, the journey, the procedure and namely Dr. Bhatti, who really is one of the best hosts I`ve ever met in my life, who took away my anxiety completely and made me feel comfortable all along.

Most importantly, I feel that he is one of the best surgeons to choose for FUE, both small and larger procedures, he seemed to me like a person that is very hands on, dedicated to his work and his patients and who always seeks to improve further, look for innovations etc.

In my case, he was kind enough to excise a sebaceous gland that stuck in my recipient area for some years for free, and even unsolicitedly sent the tissue to a lab on his own cost, and provided me with the analysis a few days later.

 

A few weeks ago, Dr. Bhattis possible recommendation here on the HRN was considered, but Bill finally announced that he`ll not gonna make it "this time" because of "concerns" by "some coalition members". I had a conversation with Bill in private about that, because the "concerns" naturally concerned me. Bill finally informed me that the issues that were brought up didn`t concern the results he produces, but in particular the way he promotes himself.

These are issues I already noticed myself before making my appointment with him.

I realised that some of his statements about FUE/FUT are too onesided. Why does he make statements such as about his alleged 2% transection rate? Everybody that knows a little about FUE knows that it is impossible to produce such a rate.

Why does he use terms like "miracle" and suggests in most of his postings that exceptional good results will happen regularly (Post "What to expect 5 months after FUE hair transplant).

I think I know the answer: Dr. Bhatti is an excellent surgeon (also Bill quoted that), but he is a businessman, too. I don`t feel that this is condemnable in any way, as long as the patients are satisfied. Furthermore, we have to consider that imho in India, the way products are promoted and advertised in general is far more aggressive and questionable than in the so called "western world". The market in India has to be seen under totally other aspects, so I don`t support some claims he used to make, but I see them completely separate from his personal reputation and foremost his surgical skills. I personally got to know him and I can attest that he is not only a great surgeon, but also a caring and honest character.

 

To get the picture of the ridicoulosly huge difference between promoting HT`s in India compared to the western way to do so, just have a look on this piece: watch?v=8no1OmuXKW8

Now please compare that to the promotional videos of Dr. Bhatti... Indians will fall asleep ;-)

See here how absurd the situation is for now: http://www.firstpost.com/living/lies-damned-lies-tall-claims-of-indian-advertising-537069.html

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.kppub.com/articles/may2012/advertisement_and_claims.html

 

He simply finds himself on a market where ridiculous claims are made all the time, and he needs to stay competitive on that particular market. The average indian patient - from whom Dr. Bhattis income depends on a large basis - that is informing himself about Dr. Bhatti is constantly bombarded with ludacris, colorful and screaming promotion by other clinics, promising a full head of hair in every case. By considering all that, I can`t actually blame him for the way he acts, especially if you consider the psychological interdependencies that naturally appear when you are exposed to such a market.

I don`t wanna attack the whole indian HT market by that, but I would welcome the indian authorities to go ahead and regulate the accuracy of statements being made in advertisements in general.

 

That said, I would be glad if Dr. Bhatti would accomodate the requirements of this forum in the near future by acclimatizing to the promotional standards, not because I critizise him, but rather because I fully endorse him and would advise everybody looking into having a FUE to go with him.

 

Thanks for your attention, I am currently 10 weeks post op and so far very satisfied.

I will update on a monthly basis, or if something unusual happens:eek:

 

Until then, please find my hair loss website with pictures here:

Hair Restoration Site for Questionmark

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Will definitely be watching this thread. I do agree with Bill that Dr Bhatti does often make tall claims such as 2% transection etc which is not the way a surgeon should conduct himself as it provides a false sense of security to the patient. No surgeon bats 100%. 2 percent transection is unheard of even in the cases. Maybe it has been done before but to make a statement about it is disingenuous.

 

Bhatti does have skill though and his results are impressive. It would be nice if he could change his conduct so he can be reconsidered for recommendation. Surgeons should reply on results to to the talking. Same probably with the surgeon from Atlanta who i would like to see recommended, he just needs to talk less hehe.

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Thanks guys, what do you think about my progress so far? I wonder why there are areas where the shedding went faster than in others, while in the corners there were plenty of hairs left that did not shed and simply grew? (You can see that on my six weeks pics) Anybody got an idea? Thanks for the input!

 

Mickey, which surgeon do you refer to? Just curious...

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more great work from Dr. Bhatti. no reason more and more ppl are flying to India to see him. excellent results with the best pricing anywhere. thats a win-win for the patient who desires FUE.

 

I could really care less what he says or doesnt say on his website or anywhere else for the matter. what matters is patient RESULTS and the RESULTS are as good as anyone performing FUE these days.

 

when one can pay less then $3k for almost 2400 FUE grafts its a no-brainer. these doctors around here charging $8-10 a graft is almost comical.

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Guys, I just come from updating my hairloss website with the three months story and pictures:

Hair Restoration Journal for Questionmark - almost 3 months

 

All new info is in the blog.

 

Feel free to comment, even if you have some criticism, I would appreciate if you let me know. Just gimme some feedback :-)

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Guys, I just come from updating my hairloss website with the three months story and pictures:

Hair Restoration Journal for Questionmark - almost 3 months

 

All new info is in the blog.

 

Feel free to comment, even if you have some criticism, I would appreciate if you let me know. Just gimme some feedback :-)

 

Great write up. The growth seems to be coming along fine.

 

The only thing I'm not sure about is the hairline. For me it is a little too low (I would have gone half as low). But if you are happy with it then that's the main thing.

 

Look forward to further updates!


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

My HT results thread from 1st procedure.

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Looking good, I've been watching his work for the past year. I even had a phone conversation with the dr B.

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yes the hairline looks very aggressive. Hopefully it fills in substantially over the upcoming months. The hair behind it seems pretty dense, so you will need reasonable density for it to blend. Keep us updated with your results... Good luck!

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Looks really good so far. I don't think it looks too low because you have a high forehead. I may go to Dr Bhatti for my final op. Only reason I didn't last time was because of having to get Indian visa and flight.

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The concern with the low hairline is in regards to the density, future hairloss, and limited donor. I would guess this is much lower than the hairline was even before hair loss. In relation to forehead size, i think i will look fine. I have a big forehead too and would love a low hairline if it were practical.

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my take on Dr. Bhatti:

 

Fair. Everyone knows FUE procedures are more time consuming (even with motorized) and require more careful handling than FUT procedures, yet he still charges a bit over $1USD per graft. That is amazing. He uses the motorized SAFE tool, that FUE masters in Europe do not use (they use manual). At the end of the day, though, the results I have seen and growth yields have been impressive (i'd eyeball them at an easy 90% plus from what I have seen). Hairlines are not as soft as they could be.

 

In terms of getting that poor bald chap into a new look with hair at the lowest cost and still able to shave/buzz down your hair and have no scar, there is perhaps no better bargain from my research. Are there more artistic surgeons out there that can produce more natural or appealing hairlines? Yes. But be prepared to spend 5x as much. He serves the market of the 99%, which I respect him for doing.

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Ladies and gentlemen, please find my 4-months-update right here:

 

Hair Restoration Journal for Questionmark - 4 months

 

Please tell me what you think so far. How much more density is there to expect? I know that according to the general growth timeline, I should be at ca. 25 % only, but I feel that I am at about 50 or 60??

 

Thanks so much for following my journey and taking the time to comment in here!

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This is consistent with my impressions, great density, but so so hairlines. It would not be inconceivable to have the majority of the hair transplanted with Dr. B, then go on a later date to get a fine tuning of the hairline from a small, higher cost per graft, hairline specialist. This is the best of both worlds approach.

 

Questionmark: it does not look bad though, please take my comments with a grain of salt and someone obsessed with hairloss. Your average joe wouldn't notice anything.

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With only 2300 grafts to fill in that much receding and lower your hairline substantially, I'm not sure I would expect it to get too much thicker. You definitely look like a new man, but I would expect a follow up surgery to fill it in more. Maybe I'm wrong, but those 2300 grafts were stretched quite a bit. You seem like an early grower. I usually have awesome growth at 4-5 months too.

 

How do you like the hairline? Hard to tell from the photos... Is it soft? Does it have macro and micro irregularities? How do your friends and family think about it?

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Thanks for your comments!

 

@recedingboy: I don`t know if I have that amount of salt in the house ;-) But you`re right mate, me too I am yet thinking about some hairline touch up in order to make the hairline softer. I asked Dr. Bhatti about that, and he said he could add some nape or arm hair f.e..

I think every surgeon has fields in which he is better, and maybe some in which he still can learn.

I guess Dr. Bhatti obviously reaches incredibly low transection rates, which is awesome. So far, I think Dr. Bhatti is at least one of the best to go to for larger sessions (NW4+) and BHT. After my fancy, his hairlines could be a little bit more irregular.

I am sure that if the patient talks with him about that prior to the procedure, Dr. Bhatti will create a hairline according to the special wishes of the patient. But he is also very ambitious and always wants to improve, at least that`s my impression of him, so I guess if one talks with him about that, he may take a little different approach in his future clients considering the hairline design. I guess I will talk with him about that. Nobody get`s born a Konior ;-) Actually I anyway wanted to talk with him about that, and ask him if he will perhaps pioneer in placing nape or arm hair in the hairline for every client`s hairline or at least offering that to the patient explicitly. I think that would be great and he would get unbeatable in every field ;-)

 

Having said that, it is not that my hairline is pluggy or looks somehow artificial. Not at all actually. People I meet that don`t know about the HT don`t look at my hairline at all, even in a close conversation. Also if I look at it from a distance or the other way, very close, I am not 100 % satisfied, but I am totally ok with it. It doesn`t look unnatural, it is like a natural hairline, but not as soft as it could be. But I`ve seen people having such hairlines by nature. Of course a hairline with more irrgegular elements looks somehow better..

@HairKlapto: You`re right, on that area with that amount of grafts I think I can`t expect much much much more, I realisticly think that I am about 60 % or so. If that`s right, I`m gonna be a very very happy man after 8,9,10,11,12 months. Yet can`t wait to see the end result :D

 

Please keep in mind that it is still a very early stage, and considering that, I actually can`t expect more than what I have now. I surf the net a lot looking for progress reports and results, and I`ve seen such bad results and yield rates from surgeons who charge you 3x, 4x, ... 10x than Dr. Bhatti. If I look at most of the other hairloss websites here on the HRN, with patients having paid prices per graft that me as a student couldn`t even think about, I think my progress is at least in the upper third. ;)

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Looking great dude, looking forward to seeing the results!!!!


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Thanks for your comments!

 

@recedingboy: I don`t know if I have that amount of salt in the house ;-) But you`re right mate, me too I am yet thinking about some hairline touch up in order to make the hairline softer. I asked Dr. Bhatti about that, and he said he could add some nape or arm hair f.e..

I think every surgeon has fields in which he is better, and maybe some in which he still can learn.

I guess Dr. Bhatti obviously reaches incredibly low transection rates, which is awesome. So far, I think Dr. Bhatti is at least one of the best to go to for larger sessions (NW4+) and BHT. After my fancy, his hairlines could be a little bit more irregular.

I am sure that if the patient talks with him about that prior to the procedure, Dr. Bhatti will create a hairline according to the special wishes of the patient. But he is also very ambitious and always wants to improve, at least that`s my impression of him, so I guess if one talks with him about that, he may take a little different approach in his future clients considering the hairline design. I guess I will talk with him about that. Nobody get`s born a Konior ;-) Actually I anyway wanted to talk with him about that, and ask him if he will perhaps pioneer in placing nape or arm hair in the hairline for every client`s hairline or at least offering that to the patient explicitly. I think that would be great and he would get unbeatable in every field ;-)

 

Having said that, it is not that my hairline is pluggy or looks somehow artificial. Not at all actually. People I meet that don`t know about the HT don`t look at my hairline at all, even in a close conversation. Also if I look at it from a distance or the other way, very close, I am not 100 % satisfied, but I am totally ok with it. It doesn`t look unnatural, it is like a natural hairline, but not as soft as it could be. But I`ve seen people having such hairlines by nature. Of course a hairline with more irrgegular elements looks somehow better..

@HairKlapto: You`re right, on that area with that amount of grafts I think I can`t expect much much much more, I realisticly think that I am about 60 % or so. If that`s right, I`m gonna be a very very happy man after 8,9,10,11,12 months. Yet can`t wait to see the end result :D

 

Please keep in mind that it is still a very early stage, and considering that, I actually can`t expect more than what I have now. I surf the net a lot looking for progress reports and results, and I`ve seen such bad results and yield rates from surgeons who charge you 3x, 4x, ... 10x than Dr. Bhatti. If I look at most of the other hairloss websites here on the HRN, with patients having paid prices per graft that me as a student couldn`t even think about, I think my progress is at least in the upper third. ;)

 

I completely agree with you on this thought. And Konior is at least 9x as much per graft FUE btw, I spoke with him!

 

The fact that your growth rate is good is what is most important imo, because donor supply is limited it is a tragedy to lose that!

 

Even though the pics are not ideal, some of your earlier pics did not indicate a pluggy hairline. Just not as soft or irregular imo as it could be. If I went with Bhatti I would probably ask for a conservative hairline, fill in the density, then later on go to a [high priced] euro clinic for fine tuning the hairline. Like I said, best value approach.

 

The reality is I have seen guys who have had FUT procedures from "average" clinics and could not tell they had work done, so I doubt anyone can tell you did.

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With only 2300 grafts to fill in that much receding and lower your hairline substantially, I'm not sure I would expect it to get too much thicker. You definitely look like a new man, but I would expect a follow up surgery to fill it in more. Maybe I'm wrong, but those 2300 grafts were stretched quite a bit. You seem like an early grower. I usually have awesome growth at 4-5 months too.

 

How do you like the hairline? Hard to tell from the photos... Is it soft? Does it have macro and micro irregularities? How do your friends and family think about it?

 

I think he will have noticeably more density in the next 8 months. This is usually the case.

 

Even if you look at guys 10 months post op, then 24 months post op, their hair looks to get better and better.

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I agree with recedingboy - if the guy looks this good at only four months? He's look great at month 7, and amazing at month 12 and beyond. I think this is a home run for a guy with a receded hairline.

 

Questionmark: Can you snap a few close-up, well-lit, well-focused, hi-resolution pics of your actual hairline and post them here in this thread? The HT Journal/Blog site shrinks the pics down to tiny size. I'd like to see some more detail to get excited over, since I'm almost exactly one month behind you in the waiting period of my most recent procedure, which was also all about the hairline!

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I concur. I am really impressed with the results based on the photos I've seen so far. And definitely fair play to consider FUE from these docs in India/Turkey if they are putting out consistently good results like these. Especially for the price.......

 

It's early days for our buddy here, but I'd be pretty thrilled if I were in his shoes! :cool:


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I agree with recedingboy and the assessment of OP and hairklepto too.

 

I am afraid that it is too aggressive. The yield will be awesome. The price is ridiculously good. The hair line is not soft enough for my taste.

 

Looking forward to seeing the end result.


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Thanks guys for all the comments!

 

Spanker, don`t be afraid, it`s all good. I am more than happy with the hairline :D

 

But as a Konior patient, one has every right to express criticism over not-so-perfect hairlines ;) Maybe when I want it to be softened, I`ll do a touch up next winter. The line by now isn`t pluggy in any way, it is just rather "strong" in a sense that the grafts are more or less straight in a line, but without looking pluggy. There in fact are hairlines like that in nature, so it doesn`t look unnatural, but I would have preferred a hairline that looks like I am slightly receding, very subtly, as I think it can`t get more natural as simulating nature`s natural process.

Also criteria like hair caliber have to be considered imo.

Dr. Konior has developed the best way to simulate a soft, natural hairline with scalp hair, but I think even that could be improved.

 

In this context, what do you think of softening the hairline by adding different types of body hair? I think Dr. Umar has a very interesting approach:

 

 

(Blake, I hope this is ok, as it is does serve informational purposes only ;-) )

The finer the hair in the very first line(s) of the hairline is, the softer it looks. Thus, I really think adding nape, arm and/or leg hair could be done regularly in future HT procedures.

 

Specifically, I think one should go from very fine (arm, nape, behind-the-ears) to fine (leg) to finally normal caliber scalp hair. Placing the very fine hair as dense as possible (you know like simulating baby hair), but in an irregular pattern, and kinda zigzag, then a few leg hairs between and in the first or first two rows, irregular, then the first 3-5 rows 1s of scalp hair, then the multiples.

 

I know it is of course a donor question, question of scarring, question whether the fine hairs resist to transection, question of punch (for very fine 0.5 mm?), but I think it is a quite interesting topic. What do you think about that in terms of feasability?

 

 

I`ll post pics again at 6 months, I am quite busy these days as I have important tests to do for my studies. Actually I am not doing anything but learning, eating, sleeping :mad:

 

P.S.: Recedingboy, OtherSyde, Agenteye, I don`t know if this is normal, but in our cultural zone it is seen quite rude to talk about present persons third-person, I don`t know how it is in the US... Just curious...

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First, I will address your concerns about speaking in third person. This is not considered rude in online forums as far as I know. I don't "know' recedingboy very well, but I do know othersyde and agenteye as far as online interaction goes and they are top-rate guys, just as recedingboy probably is as well. I assure you there was no ill intent and it is normal on this forum for you as a patient to be discussed between two or three members, especially if there is an interest in the doctor or the case is remarkable in some way. No offense was intended but I can empathize with your concern. It's kind of the price of posting your pictures that there may be a discussion about your case. It helps with education, research, and exposes others to new ideas.

 

 

The leg hair transplant that you posted was quite impressive and did seem to make a nice difference. Optimally, there would be no need for this, but in repair cases it looks quite nice.

 

As said before, each case is unique. Some people will have the donor to offer soft hair lines and some won't. I believe that Dr. Konior not only selects the grafts that are used by using ones in the hairline, buy also uses the weaker caliber ones in the front, so it is not like he just has a stack of 1's, 2,'s, and 3's, but a stack of soft 1's and high caliber 1's and plants them accordingly. I believe this is the way he does it but please don't quote me on it.

 

The point I am making is that it is best to do it right the first time and not use body hair in the hair line at all, save that for the crown if your need it only. If you do need it in the hair line, the leg hairs actually look quite good, but again, each person is different. My chest hair is finer and straighter than my leg hair so if I had to use body hair in the hair line, I would use chest. If I took every bit of my body hair, I don't think that it would do a great deal for me, except maybe my bead. But I love my beard. :)


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