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Hi guys, 4 months pics attached. Think this crown journey is gonna be a long one!

 

Glad to be out of the doldrums phase though, hopefully good things will happen over the next few months, I can see now why crowns suck up so many grafts, what you guys think so far? early days i know :eek:

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4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Hi all, attached are my 6 months pics, growth is coming along a lot slower than my first HT as expected with the crown area. Im happy with the progress to date and with a bit of nanogen sprinkled in the crown it looks great!

 

Im hoping to get to the stage where i can ditch the concealers though, I plan on hitting the area again with Fue at some stage in the future, will give this 18 months though to assess where im at, ive already come a long way since 2012.

 

On a side note, my scar looks to have come out even thinner this time, I thought it might be wider after a second cut but luckily for me it turned out even better!

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4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Wow from where you started from until now you must be very happy. Give the crown up to 18 months and your going to be extremely happy :-)

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thank you johnboy and cant for commenting

 

@ cant: yes mate, ive been following your case , you've got over 1000 more grafts than me, epic numbers! are you now stripped out? ive been told i have a conservative 2000 grafts fue left, I like the fact that the doc can pinpoint the multi grafts by fue, i feel i will need some more of those bad boys to put in my crown. I also have a slight dip at the back where no grafts were placed, this is a worry to me because im not on meds due to some terrible sides, just hoping it doesnt drop further!


4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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thank you johnboy and cant for commenting

 

@ cant: yes mate, ive been following your case , you've got over 1000 more grafts than me, epic numbers! are you now stripped out? ive been told i have a conservative 2000 grafts fue left, I like the fact that the doc can pinpoint the multi grafts by fue, i feel i will need some more of those bad boys to put in my crown. I also have a slight dip at the back where no grafts were placed, this is a worry to me because im not on meds due to some terrible sides, just hoping it doesnt drop further!

 

Cue - Dr. Rahal said that if I want to do anymore surgery, he suggests FUE and that I have about 2000 left. However, I do feel like I have some decent laxity still in my scalp. My scar after round 2 is not aweful but not nearly as good as after round 1. It did stretch in a couple of places. Ideally I would like to do an FUT and FUE combo revising the scar while harvesting some grafts at the same time. Then, harvest the rest via FUE to get a total of 1500. I would like to put all in the crown. This should get me set for life.

 

You and I it seems opted for different crown strategies. I opted to leave a spot untouched to ensure higher density around it while you opted to cover the whole thing. Neither way is right, just a matter of personal preference.

 

Good luck my friend.


My Hairloss Web Site -

 

Procedure #1: 5229 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Oct, 2010

Procedure #2: 2642 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Aug, 2013

 

7871 Grafts

 

http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/home-page.asp?WebID=2452

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Cue - Dr. Rahal said that if I want to do anymore surgery, he suggests FUE and that I have about 2000 left. However, I do feel like I have some decent laxity still in my scalp. My scar after round 2 is not aweful but not nearly as good as after round 1. It did stretch in a couple of places. Ideally I would like to do an FUT and FUE combo revising the scar while harvesting some grafts at the same time. Then, harvest the rest via FUE to get a total of 1500. I would like to put all in the crown. This should get me set for life.

 

You and I it seems opted for different crown strategies. I opted to leave a spot untouched to ensure higher density around it while you opted to cover the whole thing. Neither way is right, just a matter of personal preference.

 

Good luck my friend.

 

Thank you mate, now lets kick some crown butt :D


4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Any update Cue??

 

Im gonna wait till the 9 month mark to post some photos ( 2 weeks shy of 8 months now)

 

I would say the crown growth/maturation is approx 2 months behind what it was compared to growth on the hairline and midscalp from the 1st op

 

I still cant go anywhere without putting a hat on or sprinkling some nanogen on it although i try to avoid this as much as possible and wash it out as soon as i can

 

Time will tell i guess but i feel i'll need another couple of thousand grafts into the crown before the density matches up with the rest of my hair. the transplanted hair has definitely sprouted and grown so no complaints there it just seems 2350 grafts wont be enough

 

At the moment it looks like i'll go from a completely bald crown to a thinning crown

 

hows yours coming along cant pal?


4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Attached are 9 month update pics

 

As i said in previous posts I am thinking of hitting the crown again with FUE, perhaps at the end of 2015 where I'll be 24 months post op at that stage. I would like to place grafts in the dip at back of crown and also add more density in the side profiles of the crown which i feel is an important area when looked at from the side.

 

Do you guys think it would be worth hitting the crown then with perhaps 1000/1500 more grafts? I have an estimated 2000 fue grafts available.

 

What do you guys think so far?

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4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Looks good. If I were you, I would hit it again with 1500 grafts but leave about 30-40 sq cm around the center swirl untouched so as to ensure you get a nice density boost all around it and get those side profiles looking good. I would NOT spread the 1500 evenly through out the crown.

 

I am eventually going to hit mine again with 1500 grafts and the above is also what I plan to do along with 200-300 tweaking the temples a bit.

 

By the way, I saw really nice improvement in my crown HT from 9-13 months so I bet you have more to go.


My Hairloss Web Site -

 

Procedure #1: 5229 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Oct, 2010

Procedure #2: 2642 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Aug, 2013

 

7871 Grafts

 

http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/home-page.asp?WebID=2452

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Looks good. If I were you, I would hit it again with 1500 grafts but leave about 30-40 sq cm around the center swirl untouched so as to ensure you get a nice density boost all around it and get those side profiles looking good. I would NOT spread the 1500 evenly through out the crown.

 

I am eventually going to hit mine again with 1500 grafts and the above is also what I plan to do along with 200-300 tweaking the temples a bit.

 

By the way, I saw really nice improvement in my crown HT from 9-13 months so I bet you have more to go.

 

CD, thanks for the reply and advice


4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Cue,

 

That is awesome. Your transformation has been one of the most impressive I've seen on the site. If I were in your shoes, I might give my crown a few more months to evolve. How much more reserve did Feriduni say you had at this point?

 

Also, could I ask what made you pick FUT over FUE? The graft count? Did you ever consult with Lorenzo?

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Cue,

 

That is awesome. Your transformation has been one of the most impressive I've seen on the site. If I were in your shoes, I might give my crown a few more months to evolve. How much more reserve did Feriduni say you had at this point?

 

Also, could I ask what made you pick FUT over FUE? The graft count? Did you ever consult with Lorenzo?

 

Hi Bismarck

 

Thanks for commenting

 

Yes I will give the crown more time, I have read it can take up to 18 months for the crown region to fully mature

 

Doctor Feriduni said i should have an estimated 2000 FUE grafts available, which would give me just shy of 9000 grafts in total. He also advised me to do FUT first for my particular case so as to maximise the grafts available and i agreed with his assessment.

 

It is only in recent times that I have seen Lorenzos work, It is very impressive especially some mind blowing crown results.


4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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Hi Cueball, thank you for sharing. It definitely means a lot to me, especially considering that we are about the same age with the same type of hair loss. I think that one positive thing that you have going for you is that your crown isn't dipping too much in the back. Is this correct?


I am not a medical professional and my words should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions and views shared are my own.

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Hi Cueball, thank you for sharing. It definitely means a lot to me, especially considering that we are about the same age with the same type of hair loss. I think that one positive thing that you have going for you is that your crown isn't dipping too much in the back. Is this correct?

 

Hi Delancey

 

Your welcome mate

 

My crown has had that dip in the middle for 10 years now, it seems to be holding up on either side of it but you can never tell with this cursed mpb! I also have a scar from a previous accident which goes right through that dip and the doctor mentioned that this is also contributing to it being thin there.

 

The crown definitely sucks up a tonne of grafts plus transplanted hair grows very slowly there, I will see where im at at 12 months.

 

On high norwoods like me, once you get the front sorted your bald crown actually sticks out even more, its a long road mate, are you considering taking the plunge?


4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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I started reading your story & it was like I couldn't put the book down to go asleep

Man oh man you have come a long long way.

I would say you have cheated nature in a huge way.....I'm over the moon for you.

Your updates are just priceless for us baldies out here.

Here's growning to you.

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