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Hi,

I had my operation 2 weeks ago with Mr. Resul Yaman. I was a Norwood 5.

 

He implanted 5200 hair and follicles (preop evaluation was 4000) as follow:

 

1150s

2860d

1190 multiple

 

Yaman did incisions but not extractions. Nice clinic and good equipe (no one speaks english). I had included in the price 5* hotel and transfers. Final price: 3800 euro.

 

9 hours operation time. No complications atm.

I will use finasteride and Xpecia for the next 8 months.

 

Attached preop to Day 15 pics (sorry for their quality).

Fingers crossed now for a good result.

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I like a lot of what I've seen from this doc, but that's not 5200 grafts in one day is it? If so, daaaaang.

 

Your 15 day pics look real good to me, seems you're well on your way.

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Hi,

 

I confirm I had 5200 grafts in 1 day.

After incisions, I had first 2600 units taken from the left side of my head and immediately implanted (4 hours). Then I got rest for 30 minutes and I completed the second part of the operation (4 hours).

 

That's not unusual for him. His team operates 2 patients per day. Patient who started 1 hour before me, finished at 11 pm.....

 

Thanks a lot for your nice opinion :)

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5200 grafts for 3800 Euro - is that correct?

 

I thought he charged €1 per graft.

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Looks like you're going to have a fantastic result! And that price...wow!!


1,792 graft FUE with Dr. James Harris (Denver, Colorado) on April 2-3, 2015

313 graft FUE with Dr. James Harris (Denver, Colorado) on May 3, 2016 to make it perfect!!!

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Hi.

 

I will try to respond you all with a single message.

 

I am a surgeon and I have chosen him after I read a lot of threads around. His technique is different than others, he uses a modified and less aggressive instrument to extract follicles and splits the operations in two different phases.

I am quite happy about the operation. You can speak with him (using a translator) and decide how to operate.

 

When I saw my pics he planned a 4000 graft implantation but as he visited me he concluded that I needed more graft (4.800) and a new operation in 5 years for other 1000 graft surgery for the crown. This is because of I am a NW 4 evolving to 5.

I suggested him to level up the hair line and support my crown, that's why he harvested 5200 graft at the end.

 

Yaman did incisions but a technician extracted hair. before starting I asked why that kind of change respect to what I have read everywhere. My Turkish translator ensured me that guy was a specialist in extractions, so even if Yaman was there I decided to trust him. I can tell you that I was not wrong about that (my donor area after 10 days is completely healed).

Theater and operators are not completely sterile. Team changes during the operation so there are a lot of people coming in and out...that shouldn't happen during an operation.

 

Regarding costs: my first price proposal was 3.300€ for 4000 graft. It increased to 3.800€ for that 1200 graft not foreseen.

In this case I have to thank my Italian link who made the agreement. I had a 22% off.

 

Hope it helps.

Ask me whatever you need.

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Hi Arwin81,

 

Your surgery so far looks great, wish you a happy growing please keep us updated.

I have few things to clarify:

 

Did the Dr. Yaman advised you to stay on Finasteride for long life or you hair loss is stable?

What's your age?

How many remaining grafts do you have in total in your donor area?

Did you ask the Dr. why he lets the technician doing the extraction and not himself as this is an important part for getting any surgeon recommended here?

Is your Italian link working with the clinic so we can get a similar discount :) ?

 

Sorry for putting a lot of questions but i think your experience would help many of us choosing the right surgeon.

 

Thanks

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Hi HCH,

I am 35 and I start losing my hair 5-10 years ago with an important acceleration in the last 2/3 years. That's why Yaman decided to implant more grafts than scheduled.

 

My hair are very thin. So Yaman suggested to stay on Fina for next 6-8 months. It can helps new and native hair in this phase of shock loss as well.

Regarding my donor area, I should have other 5.000 remaining grafts.

To be honest, Yaman did not explain me why the technician was doing extractions, btw my Italian link and people in the clinic told me he was really experienced in that kind of procedure, so I decided to leave him doing extractions. I trust in technicians to be honest. When I worked in uk they were persons in charge in saphenous vein harvesting (that's not like hair exctractions....). The most important thing is experience and not titles. They told me he had more experience than Yaman in extractions. Yaman was there but I choose technician at the end.

 

Yes, my link is always there if he provides patients. If you need to be connected with him, please pm me.

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Thanks Arwin for your kind reply.

I have sent you a pm so i will be waiting for your feedback.

 

Thanks

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1 month update (35 days)

 

Shock loss is finally stopping. Donor Area is completely healed and covered. I am using Fina and Xpecia.

 

It is a frustrating period but I hope to see first results soon. Let"s wait....

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I'm surprised he wanted to go for 5200 grafts, I wouldn't say it was necessary in your case to plant so many?! I have been considering Dr Resul Yaman but have to say I'm a bit worried about over harvesting.

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Well...he was for 4.800 graft. But I asked him to increase the number of the grafts in the crown because I wouldn't have a second Operation in the future. As he told me after he visited me.

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Understand, still seems like a lot. Should be a great result though for sure. Did he say how many grafts you would have left for future HT if you decided to get one?

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Another 5,000 grafts available AFTER already getting 5,200?!? I didn't think that many 'safe zone' scalp grafts from FUE only would be possible without your donor area resembling honeycomb.

 

Best of luck to you, kindly keep us updated.

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I agree with HairLostYears... Another 5,000 grafts after 5,200 seems like a lot especially for a NW5.

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1 month update (35 days)

 

Shock loss is finally stopping. Donor Area is completely healed and covered. I am using Fina and Xpecia.

 

It is a frustrating period but I hope to see first results soon. Let"s wait....

 

Hi Arwin,

 

You have to be patient it's a matter of time :)

I am pretty sure you will see a great results so wish you all the best !

Did you discuss with Dr. Yaman the plan for future hair loss and when it would stabilize?

I guess this is an important point to consider if you stop using Fin after 8 months.

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There might be some great Hair Transplant Doctors in Turkey and the prices are great but right now is not the time to be traveling over there. Everything is a mess over there and it is very dangerous. Do not go to Turkey right now...

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I will not go in Turkey again....this is sure and that's why I am trying to organise this kind of operation in my clinic with Dr. Yaman.

 

I will keep using finasteride for 1 year. Hopefully I am not having any problems with it. Yaman is sure that I will not need a new opearation after this transplant. I hope so, HCH

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65 days after the operation.

 

Hi all!!

 

Shock loss definetely stopped 20 days ago.

Hair line is delimited and I can see a lot of small hair appearing in the recipient areas (not sure they could be transplanted hair, they are black and thick).

 

I think that a first result will be really evident in 1 month.

 

I will keep you updated...

 

PS: sorry for the pics quality (selfies) :)

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Here my 100 days postop update.

 

My situation is improving. Let's wait next 2 months.

 

P.S. My hair got brown :D

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Hi Arwain82,

 

Great stuff, just a quick one on the no english part, was that a big problem? I am sure you must have had multiple questions during the procedure , was the translator there through out?

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