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I initially met Dr Lupanzula and his wife Sandra in London in January at one of his seminars.

 

Having had my front, mid area of my scalp restored by Dr Rahal in 2007 (and a brilliant job he made of it) with almost 3000 grafts via strip. I thought it was getting high time to look into getting my crown covered as it was becoming more noticeable as well as affecting my self esteem. In 2015 I suffered a mild form of a major stroke. This came as a shock being perfectly fit and healthy but my blood pressure and cholesterol are sadly high due to hereditary. I did email Dr Lupanzula before the trip to London with my concerns about whether he would consider surgery on a stroke sufferer. Surprisingly, he still seemed willing to see me despite this setback. I had a very positive meeting with the Dr and his wife Sandra with a view to restoring the crown. I was pleased to hear that as long as I was taking my meds I should be fine for surgery. He told me that I am a good candidate for a transplant. I came away feeling positive and had a good feeling. I liked the fact that it is a small, family business with good ethics and we also share the same Christian faith.

 

Last week I had an offer of a cancelation 13/10 so I had to make quick arrangements for my flight. I booked a very cheap Ryanair flight from Manchester on the 12th to return on the 14th. I was kept informed by one of the team, an extremely nice person called Gianluca who was to meet me off my shuttle bus from Charleroi airport (an hour's drive into Brussels which ironically cost more than my flight at ) He also showed me to my hotel and was very obliging. Later that day I had my consultation with the Dr which went very well. In fact, there is a genuine warmth from the person who completely put me at ease having travelled into an unfamiliar country facing the prospect of surgery.

 

The next day I had 1995 grafts in my crown by Dr Lupanzula. The care, and professionalism from the team was above and beyond my expectations. The surgery went very well except for some bleeding which my blood thinning meds were the obvious cause. Dr Lupanzula was getting quite concerned when it was still bleeding well into the evening but he gave me some medication to counteract the flow which eventually worked. When something unexpected like that happens ( and it's a first for the dr) it's very reassuring to know how capable he is, not just as a hair surgeon. The next morning I was expecting to feel swollen and groggy. Not a bit of it ! I felt great and had a breakfast before my post op with the doc. He was very pleased the bleeding had stopped and washed and dressed my scalp. I like the fact that they give you a bag of after care products that again have a professional quality. Even a cool black bandana for wearing on the way home, something I was worried about being self conscious. I would also like to say that Gianluca was exceptional in his help with the logistics of the whole trip, right down to the small details. A lovely, patient person who is an asset to the team. I was given a usb stick with the photos Dr Lupanzula took before and after surgery of which I will share here. One week on from surgery and I am doing fine. I would say that about 4 days after surgery I started to get some pain from my donor area which lasted a couple of days and has subsided. Interestingly I had no pain the first 3 days after surgery. Perhaps the anesthetic has fully worn off ?

 

Anyone considering to go from the UK I would highly recommend. It was suggested that I take the Eurostar to get direct into Brussels but being based in the North West I would have the cost of getting to London by car or rail (not cheap) as well as the more expensive Eurostar. Flying out for ?7.99 seemed a no brainer but if you are based in the South perhaps the Eurostar would be a better option.

Anyway, here are my first images.

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Wow! That is some clean looking work! Very interested to see how this turns out for you. Congratulations!


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look forward to following this result develop , I'm also in the northwest so once your result matures could poss meet up ? I'll drop you a pm if you don't mind would like to know a couple of things about your experience with travel and accommodation etc

 

Cheers

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Here is my head at day 8. This morning I initially thought my grafts were falling out but I read online to put my mind at rest that the hair and scabs start falling around now. Phew ! :)

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Hi, Here is my 1 month update. As you can see the hair has started to fall out which is expected. Everything is healing well and feeling itchy. Had a bit of a worry as I bumped my head, not too bad but enough to be sore the next morning, in the crown area but hopefully 1 month on I should be in the safe zone.

 

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Soundgrower,

 

I've been impressed with Dr. Lupanzula for awhile now and recently, we approved him for recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network. I think David's "wow" just about says it all. It's very clean work and I like the swirl pattern he created. I do hope you share your monthly updates with us so we can follow along with your progress.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill


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Looks great, and congratulations on your HT :) enjoy your results and happy growing :)

 

Do you mind if you tell us the cost of the operation, please? I have been looking for prices for Dr. Lupanzula for a while but i can't find any.

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Looks great, and congratulations on your HT :) enjoy your results and happy growing :)

 

Do you mind if you tell us the cost of the operation, please? I have been looking for prices for Dr. Lupanzula for a while but i can't find any.

 

I will let the OP confirm it, but from another post:

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/185092-best-affordable-place-surgery-europe-2.html

 

Hi zim , I'm pretty sure medikemos (dr lupanzula) is 4.50 euros for the first 1000 and 4 euros for any after the first 1000 , not sure if the price stays at 4 euros for any further procedures in the future like Lorenzo offers


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10 Weeks. No new growth to speak of yet, seems less hair than the last photo and possibly some loss from around the donor area which would be shock ?

 

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Thanks, yes it's about 3 months when growth stats to kick in. Just shaved my head a little more which shows the results better. If I get chance I will update the image. Happy Christmas.

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I see a pimple in your crown. Does this mean your growth is starting? That's what I've been told it means at this point. It looks like your growth is starting. What are your thoughts so far?

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So obnoxious for people to stop updating their threads. If you started it, you might as well finish it regardless of the results.

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Not really. The guy probably has a life outside of this forum. Family, friends, job, partner etc. Anything could have happened. 

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