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Hello everyone,I'm a returning here and this is my 1st post in well over 6 years.I have begun searching for advice and a surgeon here in Texas 1st.I have seen and read about Dr.Arocha and really like what I see.I was hoping to get some advice here as I plan for a second surgery.I am 43 years old.I was using propecia and was wanting to get a feel of how many grafts I may need in 1 or possibly 2 more surgeries.Was thinking about 2500 to start and maybe another 2500 in a future 3rd precedure.

 

The 1st picture was pre 1st surgery,less than 2000 FU's .The last 2 are recent as I am planning my next precedure.I was told that I have enough donor for a few more precedures.

 

What do you all think?

 

Thank you

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1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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hello hello,is there anybody out there .... lol,maybe I need to jazz up the toppic with some better catchy words and or phrases to get a response..hee hee.I thought I used the magic word "please" :-)

1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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well some better pics would help along with immediate post op pics and a pic of the donor and also a 1 ye\r post op pic

 

 

Sorry about the pic quality,these are the best I can do for now.:) I'm asking for advice on a future precedure not the one I had 6 years ago so I wont have any post op pic just yet.Just trying to get a general idea and advice for my plan to add 2500 grafts to start with for my next surgery.

 

thanks

1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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Hi

I started off with the same loss as you appear to have in the first pic. I added approx 2200 via FUT on first HT. So for next HT i went for 3300 again via FUT this provided a good result.

However given the option i would have chosen FUE for 2nd surgery. Instead i had FUE for 3rd HT.

So i would think approx 3000/3500 FUE would give you a good result.

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Thanks for the reply.Sounds Iike you had a good plan.I am thinking 2500 to help fill in the frontal and the next 2500 go for crown and middle area, if I have and need that much..

1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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Dr. Arocha is great! Feel free to review our other recommended/Coalition hair restoration surgeons in Texas as well.

 

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

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All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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Ok, thank you Blake.But I've sent in a few of those online consuls including a few pics,still havent recieved a reply in 3 weeks.Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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First, were you pretty happy with your 1st procedure? Have you lost a lot in the last 6 years?

 

Also, you said you "was" using propecia, does this mean you are off?

 

 

I thing you are looking at 3500 on your frontal 2/3 and leaving the crown fairly open, then you may be able to come back and hit the crow. Depending on your donor characteristics, that is the route I would take. I think 2500 would help, but that extra 1000 grafts will make a big difference, I would really suggest getting on propecia if you are not, you have an established pattern and can probably consider it gone without meds especially, at which point, I really feel that 2500 is not enough. Good luck.

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Thanks Spanker, this is exactly why I am wanting some advice.

1st of all, I am happy with my 1st HT.I knew it was going to be thin in appearance but managed to do well with concealers,Dermatch and Toppiks and I work for neither I read I need to state that somewhere,but thank heaven for those products.I got off the meds for almost 6 months not knowing how quickly things start to get thin again.So I ordered more but got delayed with the shipment.Just recieved them yesterday and will probably never stop again.

 

So maybe the propecia will help me out and I can start with the 3000 to 3500 for the frontal region, then finish up with the crown could be a plan, I hope I should still have enough donor hair to complete the crown.

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1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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Keep in mind that who you get a transplant is as important as the plan. If you are not getting a response from a local doctor, don't just go to anyone. Reach out and explore your options and make sure that you are choosing the right doctor for your needs.

I am an online representative for Dr. Raymond Konior who is an elite member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

View Dr. Konior's Website

View Spanker's Website

I am not a medical professional and my opinions should not be taken as medical advice.

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great advice,I will continue my search out of state as well.Getting anxious to get started.

 

Scooter

1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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