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FUT 3185 with Dr. Rahal - day after pics

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And during dreadful fugly ducky phase:

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3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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And during dreadful fugly ducky phase:

 

:eek::eek:

You are in a much better place now.

Been there, done that:)

 

Congrats Ernie!!

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Ernie, let's see some updated pictures of your super hair .

 

Sure thing Kpat...

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3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Looks good Ernie! You must be thrilled! Curious, how long do you think your hair was in those pics (when you felt it was longest)...like 10.5 month, etc?

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Wow man, looking incredible. Still growing? Still thickening?

 

Still thickening? Maybe.

 

Still (new hairs) growing? Don't think so.

 

It's done. :-)


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Looks good Ernie! You must be thrilled! Curious, how long do you think your hair was in those pics (when you felt it was longest)...like 10.5 month, etc?

 

Not sure what you mean? I think I buzzed it around month 3.5, and I've let the top grow since then. About 8 months later at this point (currently at 11.5 months). My hair is about 4 inches in length in the hairline right now.

 

I'm going to buzz it to a #5 all over at my 12 month mark, to really assess my result. If I puss out, I'll at least bring the length WAY down


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Hey Ernie, Thanks for posting. Everything looks great so far. The density looks solid and your donor looks to be healing well. I cant wait to see your results! I am sure you are going to be very happy


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Close up direct sunlight shot. Hair greed's got me thinking about a bit more into the temples? What you guys think?

 

Cutting my hair much shorter in two weeks to have a better assessment. In two weeks I'll have reached the 12 month mark.

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3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Looks great to me man, if it bothers you get a small tune up at the two year mark when everything has settled in terms of hair cycles and final growth spurt etc. with one of the docs who excel at stick and place.

 

Anyway looking very good.


go dense or go home

 

Unbiased advice and opinions based on 25 plus years of researching and actual experience with hair loss, hair restoration via both FUT & FUE, SMP, scalp issues including scalp eczema & seborrheic dermatitis and many others

 

HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

(*indicates actual experience with doctor)

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Good advice. Yeah this pic WAS taken in most harsh conditions, and inside and in normal lighting it looks like I have a wall of hair in front lol

 

Really need to sack up and just shave it down to a #5 to get a good look at my result. Decisions... Decisions...


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Looks great to me man, if it bothers you get a small tune up at the two year mark when everything has settled in terms of hair cycles and final growth spurt etc. with one of the docs who excel at stick and place.

 

Anyway looking very good.

 

 

HSRP - who are the docs that excel at the stick and place method with FUE? It seems to me that the top knotch docs aren't that interested in doing small "touch-up" sessions for the obvious reasons - but I think it would be a great ancillary part of a mature practice given the number of people that have had HTs and are constantly either trying to improve results or keep up maintenance etc.

 

Thanks

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HSRP - who are the docs that excel at the stick and place method with FUE? It seems to me that the top knotch docs aren't that interested in doing small "touch-up" sessions for the obvious reasons - but I think it would be a great ancillary part of a mature practice given the number of people that have had HTs and are constantly either trying to improve results or keep up maintenance etc.

 

Thanks

 

Hey man,

That's a very good question.

First of all I should have put IF in capitals as Ernie's hair looks great and he's steady on Fin without any sides which is the perfect restoration case. I don't recommend he do anything until the two-year mark.

 

For small FUE touchups I like Bisanga and Konior (he being more of a true stick and place master) both have their pros and cons, cost, waiting list etc.

Would really like to add others to that list but those are the ones I have good experience with. I don't think Dr. Maras or Dr. Lupanzula would be a bad choice either - though you won't get stick and place level personalized graft placement - but both allow for partial shaving, have reasonable prices and also solid results.


go dense or go home

 

Unbiased advice and opinions based on 25 plus years of researching and actual experience with hair loss, hair restoration via both FUT & FUE, SMP, scalp issues including scalp eczema & seborrheic dermatitis and many others

 

HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

(*indicates actual experience with doctor)

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Should look good, you have a battle scarred scalp already, so even if you continue to wear your hair short, if the donor wound heals correctly, it shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb.


Hair loss patient and transplant veteran. Once a Norwood 3A.

Received 2,700 grafts with coalition doctor on 8/13/2010

Received 2,380 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 9/30/2011

Received 1,820 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 7/28/2016

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Pictures are labeled accordingly. Shaved my head today to a #5 all over. Scar is a non-issue, so no pics. What you think???

 

Definitely not as "dense looking" without the slicked back look, but now I can assess my result with Dr. Rahal.

 

Your thoughts/opinions? Touch up?? Yes, no, maybe so?... You will NOT hurt my feelings, and chances are if you've seen it, I'm already aware of it too.

 

Seems a bit "gappy" behind the forelock and behind the hairline (temples) in places -- but this result was a BIG SUCCESS imho.

 

These are all wet-hair pics. Next post will be dry-hair pics

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3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Pictures are labeled accordingly. Shaved my head today to a #5 all over. Scar is a non-issue, so no pics. What you think???

 

Definitely not as "dense looking" without the slicked back look, but now I can assess my result with Dr. Rahal.

 

Your thoughts/opinions? Touch up?? Yes, no, maybe so?... You will NOT hurt my feelings, and chances are if you've seen it, I'm already aware of it too.

 

Seems a bit "gappy" behind the forelock and behind the hairline (temples) in places -- but this result was a BIG SUCCESS imho.

 

These are all wet-hair pics. Next post will be dry-hair pics

 

I honestly don't see a need to add any density to that area behind the hairline if you look that great with that short a cut. You must feel great Ernie!

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I honestly don't see a need to add any density to that area behind the hairline if you look that great with that short a cut. You must feel great Ernie!

 

Thanks JBL. That area behind the forelock can easily be hidden with a longer hairstyle - perhaps 1-2 inches in length.


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Thanks JBL. That area behind the forelock can easily be hidden with a longer hairstyle - perhaps 1-2 inches in length.
I think it looks pretty darn good, cropped like that style it doesn't appear to have any density issues in my opinion, but I must confess we are all our worst critics, and hair greed is real.

 

I had three hair transplants to restore my front from a Norwood 3A, two was enough to look good in most instances, but that third one completely took all density issues away when it came to styling or lighting.

 

It's a personal choice, I find no one scrutinizes ourselves as much as we do ourselves.


Hair loss patient and transplant veteran. Once a Norwood 3A.

Received 2,700 grafts with coalition doctor on 8/13/2010

Received 2,380 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 9/30/2011

Received 1,820 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 7/28/2016

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but that third one completely took all density issues away when it came to styling or lighting.

 

It's a personal choice, I find no one scrutinizes ourselves as much as we do ourselves.

 

This is my current fixation, lol. A 2nd HT to eliminate any and all density concerns (imaginary or real)


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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This is my current fixation, lol. A 2nd HT to eliminate any and all density concerns (imaginary or real)
Weight the cost and benefit, for me the third was another 1800 grafts, which filled in a couple of trouble spots in the temples etc.

 

This was on top of 2300 my second time and 2700 my first, so I have around 7000 grafts in my frontal third, but that's what it took for me to have a cosmetically great density.

 

People on here that think they're gonna get that with one procedure are either misinformed or naive.


Hair loss patient and transplant veteran. Once a Norwood 3A.

Received 2,700 grafts with coalition doctor on 8/13/2010

Received 2,380 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 9/30/2011

Received 1,820 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 7/28/2016

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Still looks good to me Ernie.

Do you have the need to wear it that short? If not as mentioned I wouldn't do anything until the two-year mark, your transplanted hair cycles are still balancing out including possible final growth spurts etc.

 

My latest procedure was to go for shorter look to manage my scalp eczema so that's the only reason I did it inlcluding the temple points. Still it only totalled 700 grafts and less than 300 went behind the hairline and frontal third, so if you decide to do a touchup in 2 years time I'm sure you could do it with low graft count.

 

Will be fun to plan for it yeah! :cool:


go dense or go home

 

Unbiased advice and opinions based on 25 plus years of researching and actual experience with hair loss, hair restoration via both FUT & FUE, SMP, scalp issues including scalp eczema & seborrheic dermatitis and many others

 

HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

(*indicates actual experience with doctor)

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