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So, I thought I'd share my experience consulting various doctors regarding my situation.

I am an NW5 looking for a HT in Dec, but still I still don't know what technique is best for me.

And I have been fairly thorough in my research.

 

Anyway, i had a face to face consult with a rather well known FUT doctor, who suggested with scalp laxity exercises, he could get 4500 to 5000 grafts. I was happy, but felt it was a little optimistic.

 

I then sent pictures and had a skype consult with a shall we say, up and coming FUE dr, at least on this forum, who suggested, "there is no way you have 5000 FUT grafts, maybe 3000 at best". I told him "are you suggesting that one of the best FUT dr's in the world is wrong?' And he said, " I used to do FUT and there's no way you have 5000 Grafts.

 

Now I understand some dr's are going to differ in their judgement but that seems like a quite a bit. And it was quite a surprise the way he just said it so matter of factly.

 

Confusing to say the least.

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I would try to do another in person consult and seen if the inconsistency lies in skype versus in person. Do you think you have any particularly poor characteristics?

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I think I'm well within average. Medium density. No dr yet has actually measured my density - both did it with their eye and experience. Both were FUT Dr's. I tried to set up an app to see Dr Konior but had to call to cancel, although I did send him pics and he got back to me quickly saying 3500 to 4000 might be achievable as long as I had realistic expectations about coverage.

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Hi

I had my last FUT approx 2.5 years ago. I still would most likely have made the same choices again. I was same Norwood as you. So X2 strips first for 2200 and 2nd as 3300.

But then i had FUE to give further density nearly 5 months ago.

I guess what im saying is you will most likely need 2 procedures.

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Thanks. Yeah, i figure I'll need 2.

My plan was to go strip first at 4000 G, then a second session down the road with 2500 FUE.

I would go FUE for both but I just don't think I have that many grafts for two sessions of FUE.

Happy growing.

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Like your plan...! thats a great idea and pretty much the way i planned mine IE go for as big numbers as possible FUT and then FUE next.

Im thinking of using beard hair if i need any future HTs as mine is ridiculously thick.

 

Have you considered Doganay ? i have seem some impressive work from him on this website.

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First off, if you've got a thick beard, then consider yourself lucky. It's basically like getting free hair. I'm not fortunate as you I really have no beard. It's stubble at best.

 

And yes, I have considered Dr Hakan Doganay. I'm back and forth between him and H&W, (Dr Wong) except I think I'll get more grafts via FUT w/H&W. I just dread the strip scar

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I think I'm well within average. Medium density. No dr yet has actually measured my density - both did it with their eye and experience. Both were FUT Dr's. I tried to set up an app to see Dr Konior but had to call to cancel, although I did send him pics and he got back to me quickly saying 3500 to 4000 might be achievable as long as I had realistic expectations about coverage.

 

Was this a lifetime guess or just the first procedure?

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

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View Spanker's Website

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

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Was he saying that is the total he would ever be able to get out of you, or is that how many he could get in the first procedure?

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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