Jump to content
Squatch

3972 FUT with Dr. Gabel

Recommended Posts

This is my 3972 FUT procedure I had with Dr. Gabel 11/3/14. I am in my early 40's. I have been thinning for the last 15 years. Never thought when I was 25, I would lose my hair. Always super thick when younger. My father and grandfathers always had a head of hair. So I finally made the decision to do something about it. Life's short! I have been using minoxidil irregularly over the last seven years.

Well I am a week out. Here are some pictures (with flash) over the first week. We went with a higher density in the front and tapered off towards the crown. I posted a few extreme close up shots just because I don't see many posted. Some of my grey hairs don't show up much. My recipient area was never that red even the the first day. No pain to speak of. My forehead and eyebrow area on the third day had just a tiny bit of swelling. This subsided on the fourth day. I don't have any itching anywhere yet. At seven days in, I don't see much crusting. Just a little abrasion spot, which I have mineral oil on. My scar is covered by my hair, and of course some tightness. BTW looks cruddy with it wet and ointment I have on it. Overall it has been a "walk in the park" thus far. I'm just antsy.

I had a very pleasant experience with the Dr. and his team. I put a link to a review I did about Dr. Gabel below. If Dr. Gabel puts up my pictures (without flash), I will add a link.

I am eager to see the result. Like everyone else I suppose, I'm checking out the mirror too much already.:D

 

Dr. Gabel Review

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177385-review-dr-gabel-11-3-14-a.html

5b32e289bdc03_HT007.jpg.4afd57dc72583a697d8ca8edcb7e9d8c.jpg

5b32e289d4299_HT009.jpg.504b1cd69855481f444b64e1dd3f69d4.jpg

5b32e289e7bad_HT012.jpg.89cde6cc76fa700aefeaa90d87386f69.jpg

5b32e28a0c00c_HT012(2).jpg.3b0bfa0e190538a3a34367b64bb22930.jpg

5b32e28a1bd09_HT006.jpg.babd27f62d888191488e056e01b3ea0c.jpg

5b32e28a2b3f3_HT014(2).jpg.809774a3fca6339abafb93aba5098a8c.jpg

5b32e28a40a68_HT008.jpg.d03597b66db7cce3cffe11878c991ce4.jpg

5b32e28a59109_HT003.jpg.d02e764706fca62b21706d51e4202d1e.jpg

Edited by Squatch

Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Dr. Gabel's work; always so clean and meticulous, even immediately after surgery. He's one of the best. Happy growth!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for great pics. Kinda stinks that you drew the short straw in the genetic line when it comes to hair retention. I never had that issue - I always (since I was a late teen) knew I was destined for Norwood 5 or 6 unless I took some action. You have a great donor area by the looks of it. Your surgery date, number of grafts, Norwood stage, and hairline design are similar to mine with Dr. Shapiro. It will be interesting to see your progress as we move along this process on the same general timeline! Best of luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for great pics. Kinda stinks that you drew the short straw in the genetic line when it comes to hair retention. I never had that issue - I always (since I was a late teen) knew I was destined for Norwood 5 or 6 unless I took some action. You have a great donor area by the looks of it. Your surgery date, number of grafts, Norwood stage, and hairline design are similar to mine with Dr. Shapiro. It will be interesting to see your progress as we move along this process on the same general timeline! Best of luck!

Thanks! I will follow your progress as time goes on. I don't know what would be worse not knowing what my future was when I was young, or knowing.;)


Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are a couple photos 11 days post op. Most of the crusting started coming off on day 9. Just about all gone now. I noticed just a few hairs shedding so far. I really don't see any redness left. Kind of surprised I have had no itching. I also have just a small amount of tightness in the donor area.

5b32e2a32ff2b_HT004.jpg.ddb989e76f7ce868ced45034cb4d1887.jpg

5b32e2a33ea39_HT003.jpg.c6759b4a410f48da3d7dfdf4b9c5fe56.jpg


Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Squatch, cant avoid the mirror.. haha. I am in the same boat. Had my procedure with Dr. Gabel on Oct 29th. I am at a point where the crusting is almost gone and my last few soaks did nothing more than left a bunch of hair in the bathtub. Guess the shedding has begun! I am unable to figure out how to start a new thread (maybe i am missing something while trying to post from my iPad). Anyway looking forward to the next few months. Would love to stay in touch. -Raj

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking great, man! No redness. Looks very clean. You and I had almost same number of grafts. I am on day 28. Getting a head-shave kind of stinks, doesn't it? But it's the way for the Dr. to perform the procedure in a fashion to get the best result when graft count exceeds 2500. I think most Dr.'s shave over that level, and some will work around. Good growing to you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am unable to figure out how to start a new thread (maybe i am missing something while trying to post from my iPad). forward to the next few months. Would love to stay in touch. -Raj

 

Raj....Here is a picture of my ipad. See the new thread in the center of the pic? Sounds like you had your procedure right in front of me. I would like to follow your progress. Good luck!

ipad.jpg.28553a1fc8e7cd9549b49298f6415155.jpg


Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 16. I'm getting some increased shedding today. Just a little tightness at the donor remains. I went to get a haircut today. Hairstylist said she never saw a HT until today. She thought I lost a bet when I took my hat off. :rolleyes:

5b32e2becb2db_HT002.jpg.5e2d0f24a411704c29334f0b93bccf7f.jpg

5b32e2bedfa8d_HT003.jpg.d90e0f73954ff8328d89b4d5a6b0b52d.jpg

5b32e2bf02fbd_HT005.jpg.c729ca6940ba3be7f1c299e2b4f36469.jpg

Edited by Squatch

Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are a few shots at 1 month. I would say I shed about 80% of my transplanted hairs. It is hard to judge which are the native hairs and the donor hairs that remained. I have had a few red bumps from who knows what. They don't hurt and I would say are a normal occurrence if I'm not mistaken. My scar line is just a fine red line that should be easy to hide. No pain at the donor area. I still can feel just a bit of tightness when I bend my head down. Just the waiting game now. I am glad it is winter and I am able to wear a hat. Perfect time to conceal the ugliness.:rolleyes:

5b32e30f2bfb4_HT008.jpg.a117d2d09789456858c7dd1bb0baee27.jpg

5b32e30f60655_HT016.jpg.ff4472fc44de12978ff4de9e3b0ee1c1.jpg

5b32e30f75e4e_HT002.jpg.3d4b179a53b9fcfb32e30966097274da.jpg

5b32e30f923ef_HT014.jpg.f53bea919a7685db870461aa2b90f364.jpg

Edited by Squatch

Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks as expected at this stage. Hope your donor scar also feels good at this point. 7 weeks in, I hardly feel mine any more. Literally each day it becomes less noticeable (feeling-wise) that it is even there. I think by week 10 or so I won't feel any remnants of tigtness or anything at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow, looks good. I'm just a couple weeks behind you. Agree about the tightness, slowly going away. Chin up as Dr. Gabel says. Good progress bud, now the waiting game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking good and the scar looks great.

 

And you're right - winter's a great time to get an HT;)


I am an online representative for Farjo Hair Institute

 

Dr. Bessam Farjo is an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

 

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am at two months now. My native hair on top is at about 1.5 inches right now. I am getting some fine dark hairs and a bit of thicker hair sprouting. I don't know if they are the new grafts, shock loss, or just my native miniaturized hair. I am unaware of the FUT scar now. No tightness or tenderness. It kind of looks like a war zone on top with all the ingrown hair developing and healing. Looking at myself more in the mirror right now than a gym rat.;)

5b32e3ae0ae19_HTedit-2.jpg.ffe9df316234b095bef8476f4c60e459.jpg

5b32e3ae2601e_HTedit-5.jpg.74a5aa8997811323351cb25fb0a22ef6.jpg

5b32e3ae3d4ee_HTedit-15.jpg.72228a78e8f860c39b9324f1a01b48dd.jpg

5b32e3ae54b0d_HTedit-20.jpg.706976e5970717a640b791068aa82abc.jpg

5b32e3ae6a3da_HTedit-26.jpg.a015c8bdee6a336ac962c50d177b3245.jpg


Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good man.

My scalp looks quiet similar. Even I have some bumps/pimples & the new hair have started popping out.

The redness has disappeared on your scalp which is very good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Looks good man.

My scalp looks quiet similar. Even I have some bumps/pimples & the new hair have started popping out.

The redness has disappeared on your scalp which is very good.

 

Thanks man! I been following you also since you are just ahead of me. The red tends to show a little more right after I apply Minoxidil.


Dr.Gabel 3972 FUT 11/3/14

Progress/Results Below ;)

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177388-3972-fut-dr-gabel.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×