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I am just back in UK from Virginia after my hair transplant with Dr Lindsey. I am now on day 6, meaning tomorrow I get my stitches out. My case was a little less straightforward than most hence why Spex recommended me to go over to the States and have Dr Lindsey and his team attempt to repair me. This was after my first failed hair transplant by Dr Westwood from the Hospital Group. My previous case link is here:

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/167720-another-bad-experience-hospital-group.html

 

After gaining further knowledge over the past year and consulting with several in field experts, including Dr Farjo in the UK, and with the numerous messages back on forth with Spex, I got the impression that I might not be able to get to how I wanted to look due to my bad asymmetrical scar and low density wiry hair on the front of my head. But after doing my research, and knowing I didn’t have too many options, I found that Dr Lindsey is an expert in scar repairs and with my research on this forum I was impressed with his previous work, so I went for the plunge.

 

I was booked in with Dr Lindsey for the surgery on the Monday 6th January 2014, so decided to fly over on the Friday to take in the great sites that nearby Washington D.C. had to offer. Unfortunately, that day was a disaster and I took ill with severe stomach flu, and was sick on the plane over to Dulles and eventually had to get an ambulance at the airport to take me to hospital. I remained in hospital till Sunday morning, managed to be discharged in time to rush for my pre-surgery meeting with Dr Lindsey at his office in McLean. He seemed optimistic about my case, and stated I was in a better state than he thought I would be in, he even thought I may have to be refunded as he thought I may have paid for too many grafts!

 

Dr Lindsey gave me a prescription for valium and some pain tablets to get along with my other prescriptions I got from the hospital at the local CVS pharmacy across the road. We agreed for me to come back the next for surgery at 7:30am, pending how I was feeling. I was sick again that night, and wasn't hopeful with only a few hours before I had to go, but it was amazing how much better I felt after a shower, light breakfast and medications.

 

Got the surgery and we agreed on my hairline, which I had wanted lowered. We agreed on a line between where he and I wanted it, which I now think looks acceptable. The whole other process got underway as the rest of the team came in for my surgery. I had a lot of pain with my last surgery, as I don’t feel they gave me enough anesthetic, but credit to Dr Lindsey and his team they constantly asked me if I could feel anything with the needles and even during the cutting out of my donor area and old scar. Although I apparently bled a lot more than average, it was suspected that I had been given ibuprofen previously while in hospital. The whole process was a joy, as I listened to some classic rock on radio, which Dr Lindsey and I, both have a fondness for, and even found myself falling asleep during the surgery. I felt a little sick as we finished, but I guess that was due to the anesthetic wearing off, but Dr Lindsey and his team never rushed me.

 

I went back the following day to have my bandages removed by the nurse and came back again on Thursday for a clean-up and inspection by Dr Lindsey before my flight. This made me feel valued and gave me the impression Dr Lindsey and his team take great pride in their work and want to see good results just as much as you do.

 

I plan to travel to the States next year and visit Dr Lindsey for a check-up while I’m there… I hope I’ve grown well and healed by then…

 

I know this was a bit a read, but this has been a long road to get to here. So thanks again to Spex, and the help and advice I’ve received along the way and most importantly to Dr Lindsey and his team.

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Looks like nice, clean work. Dr. Lindsey sure likes to show the stark reality of FUT with pictures of those strips. Good luck and heal well.


3,425 FUT grafts with Dr Raymond Konior - Nov 2013

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Thanks for the nice words. I take it you had your sutures out without trouble right?

 

Make sure you do the vitamin E and send me scar pics in mid Feb please to my office email.

 

Hopefully you can stop by and have a better sight seeing trip next year. Get a flu shot this winter please.

 

Thanks,

 

Dr. Lindsey


William H. Lindsey, MD, FACS

McLean, VA

 

Dr. William Lindsey is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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Thanks for the nice words. I take it you had your sutures out without trouble right?

 

Make sure you do the vitamin E and send me scar pics in mid Feb please to my office email.

 

Hopefully you can stop by and have a better sight seeing trip next year. Get a flu shot this winter please.

 

Thanks,

 

Dr. Lindsey

 

Thanks for the advice! Yes, got sutures out relatively well apart from the tricky corner ends. Have started applying vitamin E and Bio Oil (which also contains vitamin E) on the scar and will update you with progress in due course.

 

Thanks again!

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Vitamin E goes on the scar or recipient area? Is there anything you can do on the scar after the stitches are out to make it heal better and faster?

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