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Hello Everyone,

 

Firstly I must say, I am extremely glad to see a forum like this in place for most of the confused minds deciding a procedure/surgeon for their HT.

 

I'll quickly jump to my problem, and I'm hoping to make a decision by the comments and suggestions I receive.

 

I first noted my hair loss problem around 4 years back (aged 25 then). Back then I was not aware of any HT procedures. I started to visit my Dermat, and was prescribed the usual foams/applications and medicines (Minoxidil, Rogaine and so forth). I used them regularly at first and then intermittently. Their usage did seem to delay the hair loss. I had eventually realized last year that a HT procedure was the only cure, and thus I started saving money for this procedure. While now I have gathered enough money for either of the 2 procedures, I have now landed in NW2, largely due to stopping my medication for the past 2 years.

 

I am now ready for the HT, but even with extensive research I am still confused with the procedure to choose.

I am open to both procedures - FUT or FUE, but what really I want to know which is the procedure more apt for me on basis of my Hair Loss.

 

With the few consultations done, I was told I need around 2000 grafts in a FUE procedure, and 1250 in a FUT procedure by another doc.

 

Can anyone please give any thoughts/inputs, that would help me to make a decision?

 

I have attached my pics. Look forward to some valuable advices.

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if you are in india just go to dr bhati he does fue

cheapest and cheapest not only in india but all around on this planet

you can see his results on this forum

HT realy has help lot of people and you can take advantage of it too

remember you have to tell dr bhati that he should be careful in filling temple points

i have seen his work here on forum but just he need to refine in hairlines including temple points

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Yes, I have been following the forum actively and have paid attention to the refinement required on Temple Points by Dr. Bhatti. I will keep that in mind. For now, I have begun to consult through an emai

 

Also, does anyone have any feedback on the FUE done without the head being shaven? This is being offered by some clinics, and they do promise the same result as with a shaven head.

 

Any comments?

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Ppboi,

 

The answer is....neither!...until you have tried at least 6 months on Finasteride (Finpecia or similar brand).

 

There's little point in filling in the temples when the rest of your hair will just disappear leaving you with 'horns'.

 

Using Rogaine Foam alone is not that effective long term.

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

Proscar 1.25mg every 3rd day

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1978matt,

 

Thanks for your comment.

 

Sorry I forgot to mention my complete medication history. My hair loss began 4 years back (25 then) and upon consulting a Dermat I was put on Finax (another version of Finasteride) for about 1.5 yr - 2 years. This medicine and some application on the scalp, slowed the entire hair loss and delayed the MPD (I think I remained in NW1, for the whole time). But in the last 2 years, for stupid reasons I stopped all medication, and now I am on NW2.

 

The reason why I want to fix my current hair loss with a HT is because I am soon moving my job overseas permanently and also the hair Loss is beating my confidence and self esteem.

 

The idea is to fix the current loss with a HT, and resume all medication to avoid any further loss that may occur in other regions. I know I wouldn't have got to a HT had I been meticulous, but with where I am now, a HT seems the best option.

 

Any comments?

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First thing you should change, is your perception about what a hair transplant is. It's not a cure, it is a treatment. Realize that although you have one hair transplant, you will more than likely continue to shed native hair (hair that is in the recipient area). That means, you will have to remain on medications and other treatments, and may have to undergo further hair transplants in order to keep up with desired results.

 

Keep that in mind before proceeding.

 

If I read correctly, which I may not have since I tend to skim through posts, you said you were no longer taking medications. You may want to reconsider that

My Hair Loss Website

 

Surgical Treatments:

 

Hair transplant 5-22-2013 with Dr. Paul Shapiro at Shapiro Medical Group

Total grafts transplanted: 3222

*536 singles *1651 doubles * 961 triples,

*74 quadruples.

Total hairs transplanted: 7017

 

 

Non-Surgical Treatments:

 

*1.25 mg finasteride daily

*Generic minoxidil foam 2x daily

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First thing you should change, is your perception about what a hair transplant is. It's not a cure, it is a treatment. Realize that although you have one hair transplant, you will more than likely continue to shed native hair (hair that is in the recipient area). That means, you will have to remain on medications and other treatments, and may have to undergo further hair transplants in order to keep up with desired results.

 

Keep that in mind before proceeding.

 

If I read correctly, which I may not have since I tend to skim through posts, you said you were no longer taking medications. You may want to reconsider that

 

Agreed.

 

If you weigh and balance all of your options and still would like to go through with it I would sugget FUE, this coming from a previous FUT patient. Don't get me wrong I love my results, but if i would do it over again I think I would sacrifice the extra money and arguably a "lesser" yield for no scar so I can always have the option of a shorter haircut.

You only live once...

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Nick153452 - I completely agree with you. Yes, HT is not a cure, but a treatment to fix the existing problem gone out of hand. I will restart the medications from a reputed doc for as long as advised.

I am very concerned about my first HT as I am aware that a second HT will be required in future. That is why I am trying to be judicious and extremely cautious in selecting the surgeon and the FUE or FUT approach.

I want the maximum yield with the suggested grafts, and based on this contention I want a the FUE or FUT procedure suggested by people who have done an HT.

 

Arrie - The FUE option gives a lesser yield. This is the only reason I am not contending an FUE. Can you improvise on the lesser yield part?

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Also, just to add, I am not looking to lower the hairline. I am only looking to fill the temple area and other noticeable area where there is Hair Loss.

 

Again to reiterate an important question-

Any feedback on the FUE done without the head being shaven? This is being offered by some clinics, and they do promise the same result as with a shaven head.

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Ppboi,

 

The yield coming from FUE has been greatly advanced and I would even say yield from FUE is equivalent to yield from FUT, provided you got to a world class surgeon. Go read Mckey85's FUE thread on pros and cons.... Hope this helps

You only live once...

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Arrie - Thanks for your reply. I have almost decided on the FUE and Dr.Bhatti as the surgeon. It seems he has a strong following here. Per his initial assessment I require less than 1500 grafts. I am taking more consultations with through email and will all my queries sorted.

 

I will start to update this forum with my queries asked to Dr.Bhatti and his answers. I think this might assist people who are considering an FUE.

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Hi there, I'm considering FUE too. I got feedback from a friend for Dr Sohi from Reviva Clinic in Chandigarh..anyways..I was hoping if you could share some feedback on your progress and the cost involved...so I could make my mind ..

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Hi Sam111,

 

I got my FUE-HT done at Darling Buds Clinic in Chandigarh (Tejinder Bhatti) in November. It's been a little over 2 months, so there is not much progress to share or rather I have been too busy and I have decided to wait for 6 months before making a judgement. However, I am flying to Chandigarh for work in next 2-3 weeks and thus I will be paying a visit to the clinic, probably then I can share an update.

 

I haven't heard anything about Dr Sohi from Reviva Clinic. He might be good but atleast I didn't come across on any information on this forum during my research.

 

My cost at Daring Buds was Rs.70/- per graft and I was billed for precisely 1136 grafts, so Rs. 80k roughly.

 

Overall I have no complains with the procedure and the staff. I would definitely recommend them. But I would explore other renowned HT-Surgeons if any, and would decide on the HT only after visiting the surgeon. I did consult 4-5 surgeons in person before making a final call.

 

Lastly, I think the prices have been revised since December. If you need any other information, feel free to PM me.

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