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hairtransplant at Dr. Rahal 9th of October


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Just had my hairtransplantation at Dr. Rahals here on October 9th. I flew in from Scandinavia to have it done at Dr Rahals, and boy oh boy am I exited about the results already! I had very very high temples, a widows peak I had, and one where the temples go way back,

and I got 3700 grafts at Dr Rahal via FUT (strip), and now I seriously have a new hairline! I mean Dr. Rahal is world famous for his hairline, and seriously, before I had a hair-triangle, and now I have a HAIR-LINE! And the hair-line that I've always dreamt of, since high-school! It has happened it is done! All I have to do now is wait for the new hair to regrow!

 

I've attached a photo from 5th day post surgery to show how it looks already.

It's my 7th day post surgery and it's looking freaking great! I mean I'm like a kid here. Very exited.

 

I'm not sure how to re-post from my other blog on hairtransplantnetwork.com, but you can read my detailed story about the surgery on my blog here:

 

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I must say I'm extremely and overly exited and impressed with Dr. Rahals surgery, his clinic, staff, his extremely professional and caring post-surgery care and how everything is looking. I'm still in Ottawa now, and I'm going in everyday to get cleaned by a very sweet nurse, and everyday they check the grafts, spray-clean my hair and recipient area and give treatment with vitamin-E oil and cream for the donor wound area.

Dr. Rahal is also known for his extreme good post surgery care for his patients and I'm not allowed to even touch the recepient area for 2 weeks, so washing is done via a spraybottle of babyshampoo mixed with water, and another spray bottle with water in it.

 

I have long hair and it's looking quiiite greasy due to the oil treatments now, so no, I'm not sweaty in the picture it's just e-vitamin oils :D

Will post often with results.

 

Super exited and can't wait for regrow. Seriously this is a lifechange for me.

Longer story with more details you can see by following the link presented earlier in this post. :o

 

Picture from 5 days post surgery:

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I just took new photos whilst being washed on the recipient area now. 7 day post surgery now, and to be honest I think that it now looks like I just shaved off some hair! It really looks like it's my natural hairline. My girlfriend said that actually. She said, "wow now it just looks like you just shaved your head on those certain areas, it looks so natural!" she was really amazed and I got even more happy than I already am. I feel so lucky and so you know, just happy that I did this and how lucky I was that I found Dr. Rahal. Will keep posting results as they progress. :o

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Congratulations, thanks for posting.

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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Untouchable,

 

I went ahead and merged your two threads.

 

Congratulations! Look forward to future updates.

"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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Congrats on your new procedure!! I can echo that Rahal and his staff are top notch. I will say I am pretty jealous though, you had about 1/10 of my loss and got 360 more grafts :cool:. I'm kidding , I'm super happy for you man, you are going to have one killer result soon, you will have an absolutely perfect head of hair!! And I will hate you for it, lol!!

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ey guys. So today is precicely 3 months since I had the HT done at Rahals in Ottawa. Aaaand finally the transplanted hair is starting to slowly show itself!

 

The past months has been obviously with the ht-hair falling out etc, and the "bald" period, plus nerves in my donor area growing back etc. I did have some pain in the donor area when I "hit" it, or touched it roughly, but that pain is actually fully gone now and I do not have a numb feeling in the donor area nor any painful feel. In fact it now feels like it did before and I have all feeling back and do not feel any difference than to before, which is great. So this too, has gone very well.

 

The scar, I've been giving e-vitamin cream every night, and it seems to be starting to help on it. It's now just a red line, and quite nice looking after only 3 months. I'm going to keep adding the e-vitamin on it every night. I'm thinking that it'll help the redness eventually go away. The scar itself is a thin line actually, it's only the red colour that "shows" it, but it's no way possible to see and even now I feel like I could actually have relatively short hair. Only the really close down cuts, would show the scar as it is now, because of its red colour, and hey, who wants that haircut anyways. I went to Rahal to be able to finally get the thick hair-do that I've always wanted, without being nervous of how windy the weather was outside etc. which has been my story for now, plus always getting the "hide the temples"-haircut. So you can imagine how it feels when I see actual hair starting to pop out in the hairtransplanted area now! I mean, that's what it's suppose to do, but really, it's like you dont believe it untill it actually happens. You wonder if you'll be that 1 out of a million whom it does not work for or something. So I tell you, it's quite the experience when you suddenly start seeing REAL HAIR growing in your former naked temple area!

 

The new growing of the hair, which I were told would beging after 3 months, It's like it went really fast as soon as I hit the 11 week mark! And today, 3 months after, I really see the new hair out. and if I'm standing in a darker room, I can almost see the new hairline being my actual new hairline. So this is really really something.

I'm really surpriced of how fast the new hairs have started to grow! Like it happened suddenly and fast. I've posted pictures, of the process so far.

I'm so exited of what it's going to look like in 2 more months.

But this is it. It's starting to grow out now. What I've been waiting on since the surgery. Well, since high school really. It's happening now. :o

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oh and I think I'll take new pictures the day after tomorrow as they look so dark here. Will be back with better ones once the daylight arises again, which we do not see much of here in scandinavia at the present time of the year. Tomorrow I'm working from dark hour to dark hour. So friday is when I've got time in daylight. Will keep you posted!

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Hey there! Thanks alot! :) I did start on the minoxidil regaine 50 mg (same as rogaine 5%), but I stopped again because I got these soares and bumps in the ht area, that freaked me out, as I was worried to somehow damage the ht, and so I stopped using it actually. I think I used it for about 4 or 5 days. I might take it up again though, when more hair starts to grow. I will post pre-op photos too ofcourse. Glad you reminded me. I'd forgotten to think of that aspect of it too and was all lost in the post op stuff. Will post asap! :)

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hey again, so I just took some pictures in daylight that I hope gives a better impression. I already had hair in tha witches peak at the front which is why alot of the transplanted hair is hidden in my own hair in that front area. But here's the pics. hope it gives a better view than the others.

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TU-

 

Yep……It's definitely starting to come in now. You sound exactly like me with my hair growth timeline…..I hit 10 weeks, and they started popping out of my scalp like crazy. The next 3 months are going to be VERY fun for you. The waiting game is never easy, but now it is most definitely all downhill. Your head looks great……and I can't wait to see your next update!

 

Best,

 

Mike

4737 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 11/16/2012

 

Daily regimen: 1/4 Proscar (1.25 mg Finasteride), Rogaine Foam (twice daily), 1000 mcg Biotin, 1 combo Vitamin D/Calcium/Magnesium, 1500 mg Glocosamine, 750 mg MSM, 1200 mg Fish Oil, 2000 mg Vitamin C, Super B-Complex, 400 I.U Vitamin E.

 

I am not a medical professional. All views and opinions expressed in this forum are of my own.

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hey again, thanks guys and indeed, the hair is really popping out now. I'm going to make a photo update every month now, as it's really starting to grow.

 

These photos are the pre-op photos I had taken. This shows what a large area I actually had covered with new hair, and also how high my temples actually were.

Check it out. They'll show how much hair has actually grown out already after those 3 months.

I'm very very exited about this. I hadn't thought that it would happen so fast. 3 months to this from surgery is nothing. Will make a new photo update on the 9th of Feb, which is soon. This way I give an update precicely a certain amount of months after surgery. (surgey was 9th of October)

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hey again, thanks guys and indeed, the hair is really popping out now. I'm going to make a photo update every month now, as it's really starting to grow.

 

These photos are the pre-op photos I had taken. This shows what a large area I actually had covered with new hair, and also how high my temples actually were.

Check it out. They'll show how much hair has actually grown out already after those 3 months.

I'm very very exited about this. I hadn't thought that it would happen so fast. 3 months to this from surgery is nothing. Will make a new photo update on the 9th of Feb, which is soon. This way I give an update precicely a certain amount of months after surgery. (surgey was 9th of October)

 

The-

 

Making a photo update every month now is A GREAT IDEA! Even if you don't end up posting them on the forums, it really gives you a great side-by-side reference for how positively the restoration impacts your looks. I'm sure you already notice a huge difference just by observing the growth….but having pictures later on down the line really makes you stop and say, "WOW!!!" Keeping progress photos for me was the single greatest thing that made me appreciate my investment in the procedure. Of course, you should definitely post the results here….because we all want to see how great your hair looks!

 

Looking forward to your next update my friend!

 

Best,

 

Mike

4737 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 11/16/2012

 

Daily regimen: 1/4 Proscar (1.25 mg Finasteride), Rogaine Foam (twice daily), 1000 mcg Biotin, 1 combo Vitamin D/Calcium/Magnesium, 1500 mg Glocosamine, 750 mg MSM, 1200 mg Fish Oil, 2000 mg Vitamin C, Super B-Complex, 400 I.U Vitamin E.

 

I am not a medical professional. All views and opinions expressed in this forum are of my own.

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WOW your post gave me SO much relief brother!

 

I had my surgery exactly 1 month after you. In 3 days I will hit 3 months. I have been feeling this 1 in a million feeling for a month now and it is giving me anxiety. When i read that you went through the same thing and related to you, it was like a huge relief.

 

im glad things are working out for you bro! take care and keep us posted!

 

 

Hey man,

I'm glad it helped you!

ah dont worry, the bald period does give anxiety about "is it going to grow or will I be that one dude where nothing happens" but in my case as soon as I hit that 3 month mark it just started popping out literally everyday, or so it seemed. So when you hit the 4 month mark, you'll see alot of hair I reckon, as it starts taking off from the 3 months off. So dont worry, you're going to have a great head of hair soon :) let me know how it goes

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Congrats on your new procedure!! I can echo that Rahal and his staff are top notch. I will say I am pretty jealous though, you had about 1/10 of my loss and got 360 more grafts :cool:. I'm kidding , I'm super happy for you man, you are going to have one killer result soon, you will have an absolutely perfect head of hair!! And I will hate you for it, lol!!

 

Haha thanks man,

and sorry for late reply. I seem to not get notices when someone comments. Weird.

and you'll probably have a great head of hair soon too. Let me know how it goes. I'll keep posted every month in the progress. :)

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Hey again,

 

so now I hit the 4 month mark! And as you can see, it's growing and has grown since last month too. in fact it is starting to get long now, and I've actually warn it uncovered. It looks like my new natural hairline now. How brilliant is that. Can't wait for the density to get higher. It's all a very exiting period now I think, and I'm almost starting to forget my old high temple hairline, and adapting to this new one! It still feels completely crazy nice though, and I will never ever complain about having a bad hairday when this has grown out full. Never again. I'm in Rome, Italy, now, and most men here have a full heads of hair that they've grown out long, which I really like. They really appreciate having hair and use it to the full, not cutting a good set of full hair down to 3 mms as I see in my country. great and inspiring to walk amongs all those full hair headed men here and feel that soon I'm there too. Thanks for reading guys. Will post again every month!

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Hey guys.

 

So, it's time for the montly update. Today I hit the 5 month mark, and here are the photos.

 

I got a new haircut that I wouldn't have been able to have since high school, and that is all due to the new hair. It's still a bit thinner in the right side, but I'm hoping that it will even out when the 12 month mark is hit, and as it is now, it's already life-changing for me, due to the fact that I now have had that new haircut which I'd never been able to get without the HT.

 

The hairline is getting more and more full and natural looking also. Scar is almost invisible. Looking forward to next month. Loving it!

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