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Dr Path, 1800 Grafts FUT, 4 months 10 days and onwards.


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Hi, so I had a FUT hair transplant with Dr Path on the 1st of February 2016. The aim of the procedure is to thicken up the existing hair area from my first transplant and to cover a scar running across my hairline a little bit. The overall density of the hair transplant should equal about 38FU/sqcm which should thicken up the existing recipient nicely when it all grows out.

 

The procedure began at around 3pm and finished at 9 and seemed to go smoothly throughout the healing phase, with no bleeding or any dislodged grafts as far as I could tell. I stayed in Bangkok for about 9 days after surgery, flying home on day 9 post op.

 

Overall Bangkok and the Sukumvit skytrain line is a fun place to heal post surgery as there were a lot things to do nearby which were low energy and kept me entertained from day 6 onwards. Including luxury malls like the whole Siam area and a cat cafe.

 

These are the immediate pre op pics.

 

Edit: Also mentioning that I stayed at the Vic3. It wasn't that bad but just about every pillow and a lot of pillow cases were extremely stained and some pillows even had some mold growing on them. Kind of a major blemish to an otherwise nice hotel.

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And 4 months, 10 days. The pictures were taken a few days ago...

While there is noticeable growth, it doesn't provide any cosmetic impact on my existing hair areas yet, so I've focused more along the hairline where it's all transplants so the amount of growth so far can be seen.

There is one area which hasn't really grown yet, which I've labeled and hope it catches up. It's a bit worrying as this was by far the worst spot originally, so it kind of needs the most help.

Overall, all the areas where it's only transplants have healed of their redness, and the existing redness is mostly from the previous surgery, which never really faded completely and flared up a little from the second op.

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its already a noticeable improvement from your starting point and its still early in the growth phase, you should have several more months of growth and density to look forward to, best of luck -

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This 2nd pass looks less densely packed than your first HT so you should get a better result. In my opinion your first HT was so densely packed that the grafts probably died due to lack of oxygen/nutrients/circulation.

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What was the purpose of the surgery that created the scar?

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5 months now.

There's improvement from the 4 months, 10days pictures though it's more subtle.

I'm still seeing improvement, so I'm not worried yet, as it'd be different if I was like '5 months and only 2 hairs have grown'. But I was definitely hoping to be further along in growth at 5 months than I currently am, as my original hair transplant area is still very see through and thin.

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Nearly 6 months. I know that I should wait until 8 months or 1 year technically before making any judges on my final result, but this was the point where I had not grown any new hairs from my original transplant, so my hopes are honestly very low. The growth so far is much less than my original transplant with large areas of no growth, with barely any growth in the area of my original recipient and all the original density and see through problems from my first surgery still being evident.

 

I've more just completely given up on the idea of hair transplants and will be looking into a scalp advance with a tissue expander just to fix everything at once and move on with life.

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Thanks for the responses but it's really just different photos making it look better.

Better quality pictures show the issue of barely any grafts whatsoever growing inside the previous recipient area so far, and looking through hundreds of threads here, I can't find a single result with poor growth at 6 months, which miraculously improved, or really improved whatsoever.

I guess the scar tissue already in the recipient just killed the grafts or something.

I've already wasted 4000 grafts on a small area with barely any results to speak of, which is kind of devastating.

 

If it matters at all, I was also the second surgery in the day, so maybe there was surgeon fatigue or something.

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Quick 1 year update.

Minimal growth, no aesthetic difference in hair density compared to before.

Overall a very negative chapter in my life and a waste of 1800 grafts that I'll never see again

Which clinic did you get it done??

 

EDIT: never mind, I see it now.

 

No offence Transhair, but these transplants are dicey to begin with (I should know, I supposedly went to a "top clinic".......LOL). You're just adding to the whole Russian Roulette thing when you go to one of these foreign countries

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Really sorry about your result, has path provided any explanation to you as to why this was a failed ht? This is a real shame as he's a golden follicle award winner and a coalition winning doc for the locals in the south. Goes to show that these awards and certifies mean absolutely nothing. Have you considered pursuing erdogan in Turkey or any of the Belgium docs?

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Haven't messaged them for the one year result yet. but at 9 months I was told to be more patient and wait until 18 months.

I'll message them tomorrow but I don't really know what to say. They saw me at day 7 and said it looks good, so the hairs didn't dislodge.

I'm not expecting a refund and I don't exactly want to return to the clinic that barely gave me any growth, so I'll just have to save up for another year or so to afford a 3rd pass from someone like Konior, Gabel or Cooley.

 

Don't know if it affects anything, but I was swapped to being the 2nd surgery and Dr Path was 2 hours late, so maybe everyone was just tired and fatigued.

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Not sure why it ended so poorly. I had around 50% growth in the firsts transplant, so that one at least had noticeable growth. Was very careful in the first month so as to not hurt any grafts.

The response I got with the surgeon was an assistant and not dr Path (was a surgical assistance named Mike), but I was told

'Please compare with pre-op photos.

We transplanted just below the scar and added more density inside your native hairline. You can see that the density inside your hairline now is dense and the scar is less visible.'

So there're not going to admit to the poor growth and I might as well give up on anything to do with this surgery at his point.

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Side by side comparison. Desnity transplanted was approximately 38FU/sq.cm all over

Honestly I'm just tired and frustrated with the fact that they were just dismissive and refused to acknowledge that there were any areas of poor growth whatsoever. A surgeon who's meant to be a part of the coalition should at least be honest with the patient.

 

It's very visible that there was close to 0 growth in any of the hair bearing areas, I sent the clinic the exact same photos as I uploaded here.

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Thank you for posting this honest review. I was very close to having surgery with Dr Path so it's good to see both positive and negative results.

 

That being said, I'm sorry things didn't work out for you. Hope your 3rd surgery (should you decide to pursue that path) works out better

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