Nice write-up, good on you for taking on this journey. I had similar hairline done to yours (yours is slightly lower than mine) and I think you’ll be pleased after the swelling and once the new growth starts, I actually wanted 5,500 grafts but Dr Koray thought it wasn’t needed at the time but for you i believe he made the right decision as I agree you will very likely loose the miniaturizing hairs in your midscalp and crown over time, on the plus side your hair micron number is great, 67! Nice!
Best of luck with recovery and growth! Looking forward to your progress updates!
Yeah, I still feel relatively confident there will be significant improvement in the coming months and plan to leave things alone until the 18 month mark. That said, needing to go in for a second pass for a little added density wouldn't be the end of the world, especially since I need to go back anyway, in the next couple of years, to do my crown (which wasn't touched during this surgery).
Yes, Dr Bloxham & Feller have a great patient video example of slow maturing of one of their patients and i believe he improved dramatically up until the 24th month if I recall.
Hmm, I stopped Finasteride 1month post op and I have not read that stopping Finasteride might slow maturation but it is a possibility since the new hairs are in their infancy and DHT/other hormones still might be attacking them. In my opinion and experience I believe over combing/shampooing/styling/blow drying the new growing transplanted hair befor 6-months may be detrimental because there is a chance of pulling out the new fine ht hairs before they thicken and gain strength and then you’d have to wait for a new follicle to grow again, which they will but I was just cautious with it...now they’re nice and strong and holding up great even with being microneedled.
That said, I’m sure the clinic will take care if you if you’re not satisfied.
Hopefully your right, since i searched in the web, and i found its actually true that hairline would appear slightly lower after the swelling subsided.
Also other thing that i wished i looked at is adding some hair to the temporal area, since it would reframe the face better and reduce the area of forehead. However i am a 34 year old, and i found multiple articles not recommending temporal hair restoration before the age of 35, because the hair loss will progress further at this area.