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FUE Hair transplant (2188 grafts) with Dr. Tejinder Bhatti


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Hi All,

 

I began researching about hair transplants as a permanent way to deal with hair loss since 2009. But after reading how a hair transplant procedure actually worked, i wasn't sure if i wanted to go ahead with one. This was because most of the transplants i read about were FUT strip surgery, which creates a linear line at the back of the head. So i gave up that idea until a couple of years later until my hair loss became more and more evident. I grew frustrated to a point where i restarted my research from 2009 into hair transplants, I was under the opin

ion that a lot had changed in 5 years, with regards to how the procedure was done. This was when i heard about FUE transplants. Basically FUE does not leave a linear scar, instead it leaves many tiny individual scars. These scars are undetectable after the surrounding hair around the donor area has grown back.

 

The next step was finding a good surgeon, someone who had results to show and actual reviews. This was when i initiated an exhaustive search online about FUE surgeons in India and Dr Tejinder Bhatti popped up. I started reading reviews about how amazing his results were and what a gentle man he was. The more i read, the more i was convinced not just about his ethics and integrity but also about the techniques he employed, his dedicated staff of techs and nurses and the results he was capable of achieving.

 

I finally decided to take the plunge and contacted Dr Bhatti around mid September 2014. I sent him my photos of the crown, temples and sides. We exchanged mails about how many grafts, duration of the procedure, hotel stay in Chandigarh etc. Since i already became an expert on FUE myself (lol). I already knew most of the answers to my questions. Dr. Bhatti estimated around 1500 grafts for the front and around 1000 grafts for the crown. He booked a date early in Jan 2015 for the procedure after i wired an initial advance to block the date for me.

 

Fast forward to Jan 2015, I was supposed to arrive on the morning of Jan-8, but because of the fog, my flight got cancelled. Here is a word of advice to anyone travelling in December or January, It is better to avoid booking any domestic flights to chandigarh as the possibility of it being cancelled is very high, I 'd recommend anyone planning to travel to chandigarh to call Dr. Bhatti's office and arrange a cab from Delhi, the ride might take a little longer (around 4.5 to 5 hours), but it's better than sitting 7 hours in the airport witnessing delays and cancellations.

 

Anyways, after a long a tiring train journey, i reached Chandigarh where Sachin (the driver) was waiting for me. He dropped me at the ABS hotel (booked by Dr Bhatti's clinic). The hotel was awesome, rooms were very neat and clean, the ambiance was great, it was equipped with all amenities such as cable tv, heating, a/c, mini bar, room service, free WiFi and even a safe. Since i was a client of Dr. Bhatti, i got it booked for an amazing price of 1700 rs a night. The price is a bargain compared to other hotels in Chandigarh city and it is within 2 minutes walking distance to his clinic. There is also an in house restaurant called "Hot Millions" which serves great food (Damn, i still crave the chilli chicken and butter naan, lol).

The next morning, the clinic's office boy came and picked me up at 07.50AM. There i met Ms Shalini (one of the doctor's tech's) She was my contact who handled all my travel queries etc.

At around 08.30AM, the i saw the doctor and since we were running behind schedule, we finished the consultation in 30 minutes, There was not much to consult, i knew what i wanted realistically and the doctor drew a hair line which was surprisingly what i wanted although i thought he may have lowered the hairline a little bit, but then again i read many reviews about how most of the members here on this forum advised about heeding the doctor's recommendation. So i trusted the doc's hairline and he assured me that no one would know that i got a transplant. He estimated around 2200 grafts in the frontal portion near the temples all through out the front densely packed. The doc also told me that leaving the crown untouched was the best option for now as it just started thinning only, coincidentally that was what another member on this forum "jayudkht" advised. i was content with the doc's recommendation the nurses prepped me for surgery.

 

After the initial cleaning of the head with soap, i was taken into the OT, to be honest i was kinda nervous when i saw the sharp instruments, but the doctor cracked a few jokes and made me totally at ease. I was given injections to numb the donor area, it stung a little but soon after i couldn't feel a thing. Shortly afterwards the harvesting started, i don't remember much of the harvesting coz i fell asleep (not because of anesthesia) but due to the jet lag .lol

 

My graft count is as follows,

 

Singles : 712

Doubles : 817

Triples : 659

Total : 2188

 

After the harvesting was over, the slits were made near my temples and frontal portions. No pain whatsoever. Soon after i had a tasty lunch (pre-ordered from hot milions by the clinic) and after an hour of rest, the techs started the implantation process in another room This was also very painless as the local anesthesia was still in effect. The tech's were really friendly, kept me company all through out the procedure, one of them even asked me if i wanted to listen to music. FYI there is a TV and DVD player, so we can bring our own Cd's and DVD's and watch shows or movies.

 

At around 02.30. the graft placement was done and they gave me tea and biscuits. Shortly afterwards, the doctor advised me to sleep upright so as to not disturb the grafts. I left shortly back to the hotel.

 

Next day i was back at 09.00AM. the doc's assistants explained how to shampoo the hair and to how to take care of the grafts for the next two weeks. There is also an exhaustive book detailing all instructions pertaining to medicines, shampooing, anti septics, FAQ's, what to do, what not to do, 24 hour helpline. The instructions are pretty simple but one should be careful when shampooing the grafts. The clinic also gave me an option to purchase 6 months of medication including Finasteride, Rogaine and Biotin supplements which i happily purchased.

 

I settled my final bills (paid cash in US$).There were no hidden charges, even the exchange rate was spot on. They even hired a cab for me to travel back to Delhi Int'l airport and that if i encountered any problems, just call them. I must admit, Dr. Bhatti staff are very professional, polite and simply awesome.

 

In the end, this is one of those journeys that i will never forget thanks to the awesome Dr. Bhatti and his awesome staff.

 

I've attached a few pics post op, i will add more pics every 12th of the coming months. Hope everything goes well.

 

Looking forward to opinions, comments !!

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Many congrats on your ht. Have you got any previous photos before your ht that we could see. I'm a big fan of Dr Bhatti as I had my procedure with him back in October 2014. I also stayed in abs hotel with hot millions downstairs.

 

Good luck in your growth.

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Many congrats on your ht. Have you got any previous photos before your ht that we could see. I'm a big fan of Dr Bhatti as I had my procedure with him back in October 2014. I also stayed in abs hotel with hot millions downstairs.

 

Good luck in your growth.

Raj,

 

Thanks, with regards to photos, I've sent you a PM

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It looks like super-clean work. Nice hairline design as well. With your skin tone your procedure will be virtually undetectable in days. Keep us updated - I have a vested interest as I am planning a procedure with this doctor.

Thanks man,

 

I'll definitely keep y'all posted. New pics come in every 12th of the coming months. If you have any doubts regarding the Doctor and getting a transplant, you can relax, I've been there, done that. Good luck....Now go get some hair on that head !!!!

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looks like ur crown needs the most attention. I didn't see any grafts placed there in the pictures u provided.

 

That's coz the doc recommended not doing the crown as it has started to thin only and that i might suffer severe shock loss. Anyways I'm not really worried about the crown as it actually looks better than the pics, trust me. Besides i have limited donor area. My temples and front-lines have receded so much that i needed to do that area first.

 

We could always work the crown later as i've got plenty of body hair (in excess of 20000 grafts, lol). But thats gonna be expensive so, front and temple will do for now until i have the budget for more.

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Congrats lazy!

 

I'll be following in your footsteps in about a month so your detailed account was very interesting!

 

Love the hairline!

 

Grow well!

David - Former Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant

 

I am not a medical professional. All opinions are my own and my advice should not constitute as medical advice.

 

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Ok people, Here is my 4 month update, the grafts are growing at a steady rate, although they still have a lot of catching up to do.

 

Hi Lazypirate316,

 

Looks good so far. Tons of growth still to come!

 

Can you please post some more pictures (clearer) for all of us to see. That would be highly appreciated.

 

Best regards,

California

 

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Dr. Tejinder Bhatti, Darling Buds Hair Transplant Center, Chandigarh, India.

Disclaimer: 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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