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Hi folks,

 

Well I'm now at exactly month 5 since I left Brussels and so far everything has seemed to be going according to plan.

 

I'm delighted with the result so far, the graft placement and the way the hair flows with my native hair in terms of waves is quite astonishing. The design (now that it is reaching what would be it's final shape) is actually much more conservative than I expected. If I'm honest I wouldn't have minded it being a bit more horizontal and mite less curvy but it looks exceptionally natural and is a major improvement over what I had before. The massive factor is that when I go out and a gust of wind blows my hair up I'm not bothered who sees it. It still looks like it's receding a touch but it's an acceptable level of receding and therein lies the big difference.

 

My only real concern is that the recipient area is still very less dense then my native hair. This is most apparent under a strong light which I have tried to illustrate in the photos.

 

I've included two 'bedhead' pics where the hair is dry and I basically have just woken up and three wet pics take about an hour after I got out the shower, all under a strong light.

 

I know it's only month 5 but I can't see any more new hair growing when I part it so I was a little concerned that I'd had my lot but after seeing other peoples pics of 5 months I'm a bit more at ease as it seems to be a similar density.

 

I can quite happily go out without a hat on now, but it does mean a bit of styling beforehand to get some shadows going. The longer it gets the easier this is to achieve and with a bit more density I should be good to go whatever my hair decides to do that day.

 

I'll be posting my future updates in this thread to keep it tidy (like I should have done from the start)

 

Thanks all!

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i think this looks really good for 5 months. 5 months as you know is very early and u already have a good amount of growth. please keep up posted and cant wait to see ur result at the 9 and 12 month mark.

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great progress, i would love to go out on a windy day and not worry about my hair, you'll be able to conquer hurricanes in another 7 months at the rate your growing :)

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Thanks for the reply's folks. It's a good feeling to be able to slay the wind but it's also been such a slow process I'm having trouble remembering what it was like beforehand, before the dark times, before the Empire!

 

But seriously I'm delighted with my progress so far and it's no wonder Dr Bisanga and his team have such a high reputation.

 

I think the biggest fan of his work is my mother who owns a hair salon and so has an eye for such things and she is amazed at the quality of my procedure and is the one recommending BHR to all her friends.

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Swayze,

 

This thread made my day! I know it was a long journey and you were very nervous, so seeing a stellar result - even at 5 months - is awesome! Can't wait for more updates. Congratulations!


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I had to find and link all your posts together to follow your progress but....It really looks good. Big difference in that short amount of time.

 

Looks good for 5 months. You should post pre ops. I think looking at them helps you appreciate your results as well.


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Thanks folks. Yes I'll be keeping all my future updates to this thread from now on and I'll post some pre-op pics next time. Really good to hear I have some more density coming.

 

It's been a great experience with BHR, top notch all the way and this is coming from probably the most annoyingly nit-picky person on the planet! :)

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Hi all! Not a photo update just yet but I will be posting one in a couple of weeks for my 6 month mark.

 

Just a story to tell, I made the ultimate test by having an old friend over for a drinks last night, the first friend I've seen since having the procedure and I had no hat on for the whole night and my hairline didn't even get a second glance which was amazing. In fact I got a big compliment of 'looking a bit like Hugh Jackman' since my hair is longer and growing my beard in so indeed a testament to BHR's good work.

 

On another note, I had a consultation with a respected plastic surgeon last week to see about some acne scar removals and when asked if I had any other operations done I told him about my hairline repair and was told that it looks "extremely good!" so big praise indeed and another shining testament to Dr B and his team.

 

As for the hairline itself it's really starting to settle in now and look good. The recipient area is still noticeably thinner then my natural hair, especially near the front corner on the left side but I am assuming this will catch up eventually.

 

That's about all folks, I'll post my 6 month picture update on the 20th and I'm hoping that I can field test the whole hatless thing in a pub with friends by maybe February.

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Hi folks,

 

I'm a day late but this is my 6 month update so here's some shots.

 

There's been no real change since last time that I have noticed but still, I'm very happy with the result so far as the hairline seems to be getting that natural ragged clumpiness which is great and it's looking much more natural.

 

The only gripe is that I'm starting to get a little concerned about the density as it's still noticeably thinner in the recipient areas than my natural hair and as I say it doesn't seem to be doing much or changing at the moment. It's probably nothing but I'm hoping for a bit more density than this so it will blend better but I have another 6 months to go so that's a nice margin.

 

Apart from that everything is pretty much fine. The hair is growing in nicely and I've got a sort of Clint Eastwood thing going on right now that it is a bit longer which is pretty cool and swishy. I don't even bother with a hat now, it's all out in the open for folk to see and no-one gives me a second look. I've still to do the local pub/drunk friends test but I'll save that for nearer my years end.

 

BTW, the photos I took here are actually terrible and really don't do my hair or the work done any justice but it is looking really nice so just need that bit more thickness and it'll be perfect.

 

Anyway, until month 7 folks!

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i think it looks absolutely amazing. and your still at 6 months where they say you are about 60% of final result.

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Indeed, if it thickens up more it'll look awesome! I can't take any credit though, all thanks must go to Dr B and his team for their amazing craftsmanship in this field.

 

I've said it before if anyone is thinking of doing this but is humming and hawing then just do it, you seriously won't regret it.

 

Do your research obviously but I can't recommend BHR highly enough. A skilled Doctor, an amazingly friendly team at the clinic and great aftercare from Steve.

 

BTW just in case anyone wants to know what I was like before here's a picture of me from about 4 years ago from my profile photo section. It's a little blurry but you'll get the point.

 

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Swayze,

 

Looking amazing! Huge result for 6 months. You've still got plenty of time to mature too.


"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

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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Hey folks,

 

Sorry about the lack of updates over the last couple of months but I've had a family member diagnosed with quite a crippling pelvic nerve pain condition so I've been back home looking after them and not had time for anything at all.

 

Anyway, I have a spare few days and I just remembered I hadn't done an update in ages so here is one.

 

I'm round about the 9-10 month mark now. the hairline is looking super brilliant and so very natural it's scary. It's true, it does look very harsh when it starts to grow in but it softens over time and looks great now. Initially I wasn't ultra keen on the shape as I thought it still looked a bit 'receedy' and didn't suit me but by jove was I proven wrong and the shape adheres to my face so very naturally and any more horizontal and it wouldn't have matched my age.

 

...well maybe a few cm could be added in the future but for now I'm quite happy.

 

My only concern is the same one I've been bashing on about in that under a strong light the density doesn't really match my natural hair and looks a tad thin. You can see this in one of the pictures posted. and I maybe feel it could have done with perhaps an extra 500 or so on each side to beef it up a little.

 

It's not terrible by any means although it's definitely something that I keep noticing but most of the other time in softer light it looks great and I just can't fault the craftsmanship of the actual design and placement which lets be honest, is where the meat is.

 

Well that's about it. Still got another 2 months to go before the time is up but I think I'll extend it to 18 months just to make sure there isn't some lazy grafts that are still to appear but as of now it's made a tremendous difference to my appearance and my general look which is amazing.

 

Thanks!

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Thanks for updating and very nice and natural as you said and thank you for updating. Keep us posted and we will be happy to do any slight changes needed but have to say very nice from the photos and takes time for that softening to happen that you mentioned also.


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Thanks Steve. I'm hoping the density will eventually sort itself out, that's why I'm going to give myself another 8 months to bring it up to 18 but it's not a major flaw by any means, just something I notice in the mirror. Everything else is spot on and once again I can highly recommend BHR to anyone who is thinking of getting a HT.

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Hey folks,

 

Apologies for my absence but I'be had an extremely ill family member who has taken up all my time since my last update.

 

I'm now at 20 months post op and am very happy with my results. I rarely think about my hair any more and it's so much fun styling it in ways I couldn't before.

 

Really top marks to Dr Bisanga and his team, they sure know how to do a hairline.

 

My one issue is that I don't think it's quite come in as thick as I'd liked, especially on the left hand side and particularly at the front and I would have maybe liked it to be a little denser as in some lights you can clearly see the shine off the scalp which makes it look somewhat thin. It's still very dense though and 90% of the time no-one would notice.

 

I'd probably like to return to the surgery at some point in the future to thicken it out a bit and maybe tweak the front of the hairline itself just a tiny touch.

 

Aside from that it's great so what with just being out the shower I thought I'd snap a few pictures.

 

Thanks!

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