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As written in my previous post, i am NW6 was wearing hair patch since last 14 years and was looking for hair transplant. Finally i settled for Eugenix, Gurgaon which is run by Dr. Pradeep Sethi and Dr. Arika Bansal. Why Eugenix? Because i had very weak scalp donor area having thin/silky hairs. And it was the only clinic that assured maximum use of beard grafts on head. Before visiting them I also met Dr. Gaurang Krishna of Medlinks. He seems to be a genuine person. He told me upfront that i had a weak donor area and should not have high hopes.

 

Anyways, Dr. Pradeep suggested 5500 grafts, 2000-2500 from beard and rest from the scalp to be completed in two days. He also suggested that we may plan another 2500 grafts after a month or two for added density.

Day 1(29/10/2017)

Day 1 surgery started at 1.30 PM. It began by taking lots of photographs and then a front hairline drawn by Dr. Pradeep Sethi with the help of marker pen. From there I was shifted to OT room. In the OT room I was greeted by Dr. Abhinav. He is with Eugenix since last 1.5 years. Surgery started my making slits marks on scalp by Dr. Arika. She first made 2500 slits starting from forehead till mid scalp. While she was making slits, one technician was counting the same and writing on the white board.Then my hairs were trimmed and Dr. Abhinav gave me local anesthesia.

Now whole process of extraction and transplantation was like this:-

Since it was DHT where graft remain out with minimum time possible, Dr. Abhinav was punching grafts, one technician was pulling them out, another was collecting them and handing them over to two technicians who were dipping them in saline water( which was kept over ice pad) loading them and handing grafts to a technician who then transplant them to recipient area. The whole process was taking maximum 10 minutes. When because of head position it was not possible to transplant, grafts were first extracted, collected/loaded and then simultaneously implanted by two technicians after changing head position. In this scenario grafts remain out for 20-25 minutes.

Since it was Sunday, it was busy day at the clinic. Though single surgery was planed that day, there were lots of walk in patients, consultations for transplant etc. By 6 pm only 1025 grafts could be transplanted in the front hairline. At 6 pm Dr. Pradeep came and examined my donor scalp. He suggested that i have weak donor scalp and should forget about 8000 grafts. According to him we should work around 5500 grafts only with maximum grafts from beard hair.

He then designed my crown by making 3100 slits which was counted in the same way.

The day was called off with beard hairs extraction planed for next day.

So Day 1 summary:- Slits 5600, grafts transplanted 1025.

Next day surgery to start at 10 am.

Attaching pictures before and after Day 1 surgery.

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DAY 2( 30/10/2017)

DAY 2 was again a busy day at Eugenix. Three surgeries were planned that day. All three OTs at Eugenix were occupied. Today I was greeted by Dr. Shishir. He is with Eugenix since last 2.5 years. He gave me anesthesia at left side of my beard. I must admit, anesthesia to jaw line is more painful than head. Day 2 was no rest day. from 10 am to 2.30 pm Dr. Shishir and 3-4 technicians were keep on pressing my jaw line. By then they have extracted 2500 beard grafts and implanted 500 grafts on that side of the head. Then i had a quick half n hour lunch break. After half n hour i was made sit on the chair and two technicians started spreading grafts as a filler all over my head for another 1 hour. After that i was again made to lie-down and Dr. Shishir gave anesthesia on the right side of my back scalp. He punched 1400 grafts which was pulled by technicians and was implanted by 7 PM by same process. When Dr. Arika came for inspection she suggested that we can plan additional 500 grafts so that total 6000 grafts will be implanted. I was already tired and had no energy to go further. So we planned to get it done on Day 3.

Day 2 summary:-

Additional slits-NIL

No. of Beard grafts-2500

No. of Head Grafts-1400

total grafts so far-4925

slits remaining-675

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Day 3(31/10/2017)

Today surgery started at 10 AM. Today I also saw images of a grafts with 6 hair follicles but sadly it is not mine but of a patient admitted in adjacent OT. :( Mine were maximum singles and doubles. Day started with Dr. Arika making additional 200 slits to fill the gap. Then Dr. Shishir gave anesthesia on the right side of my jaw line. He then punched 1112 grafts from my beard. around 800 grafts were implanted while making me seating on the chair. Previously most of the times my eyes were covered to protect them from accidentally falling of needles. But this time my they forgot to cover my eyes and i saw how technicians were handling the grafts. Many times they were dropping grafts which they think have damaged roots. This made me realized how they are counting grafts that are actually implanted.

 

As per process Dr. will make punch, technician will pull it, another technician standing by will count how many grafts were pulled by first technician and write them down on white board. So technically they count number of grafts extracted (and not implanted) and tally them with slits made by Doctor.

Dr. Arika came again, made additional 200 slits, technicians implanted additional 200 beard grafts which were already extracted and resting in saline water.

Day 3 was completed by 2pm.

Three Days summary:-

total slits-6000

total grafts extracted-6037.

i was charged for 6000 grafts .

 

As per Dr. Shishir, there is no wastage/damage of grafts. Only those grafts are thrown which had weak roots.

Anyways lets hope for the best. Outcome can be only known in coming months.

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WOW! You did it huh?! You certainly weren't mucking around. Heal well!

 

Wish you all the luck!


Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough.

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Day 3(31/10/2017)

Today surgery started at 10 AM. Today I also saw images of a grafts with 6 hair follicles but sadly it is not mine but of a patient admitted in adjacent OT.

 

Hahahaha!


Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough.

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http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/187543-1-st-hair-transplant-strip-surgery-dr-radha-rani-complete-dossier.html

 

My Androgenic Alopecia Scrapbook

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Thanks MayiraP0chu. Dr. Has recommended antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines for 1 week. I wonder when did you start fin, biotin, minoxidl etc.?

 

WOW! You did it huh?! You certainly weren't mucking around. Heal well!

 

Wish you all the luck!

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Fin - 10 days post.

Biotin 2.5 ish months post - not by choice. I would have started much earlier along with fin.

Minoxidil - 2.5 ish months post - again not by choice. You can start as soon as you are thoroughly clean of scabs. Usually post 15 days. I would say give it a month.


Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough.

3444 Strip Grafts

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/187543-1-st-hair-transplant-strip-surgery-dr-radha-rani-complete-dossier.html

 

My Androgenic Alopecia Scrapbook

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/188027-hair-wars-may-follicles-you.html

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Hi members plz advise. After how many days post HT I can safely wear baseball cap without disturbing/damaging hairs transplanted. Thanks. Also my doctor advised 1st head wash after a week.

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Hi members plz advise. After how many days post HT I can safely wear baseball cap without disturbing/damaging hairs transplanted. Thanks. Also my doctor advised 1st head wash after a week.

 

I had something similar to you :-

 

2 days of surgery (mainly using beard hair)

 

3rd day reported to the clinic to remove the dressing and get the hair washed

 

4th day onwards, no problems for wearing baseball cap.

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Any opinions on hairline design and overall work done by EUGENIX?

 

The work looks fine - I'm sure you will get a good result.

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i saw how technicians were handling the grafts. Many times they were dropping grafts which they think have damaged roots.

 

 

WTF ?? That should definitely not be happening :eek:

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I think it's normal for technicians to not load grafts which got damaged during extraction.

 

WTF ?? That should definitely not be happening :eek:

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Day 10 post surgery

Head looks pretty clean after 3 head wash( 1st at the clinic)

There is some pain left in the scalp on applying little pressure at some points

There is pricking sensation now and then at donor area.

Beard healed pretty well though there is still little numbness and redness.

I think I have to be clean shaven for rest of my life.

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I have been applying Minoxidil solution twice daily on transplanted hairs since last four days. However it is causing little itching at some parts especially crown area and i feel like scratching it. Also skin has become very dry as I can see white flacks coming out when i scratch it. Is it normal? Should i continue using it or should apply it in some other form?

Is it safe to scratch transplanted area?

thanks

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Hi Budhair,

 

You are healing and progressing so well. All the best. I am planning for HT soon and your pics are very helpful to me.

 

Please keep posted on the results.

 

Thank you

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Hi

Today i have completed 1 month of HT. There is not much shedding. I think 20-25% transplanted hair got shed. Some are growing normal like rest of the hairs. There is still redness at beard area. Numbness on scalp has almost gone but I still feel mild pain when I press some points on my scalp. Been regular with 1mg Fin, Regaine 5%, multivitamins.

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2 Months update.

Been regular on Finax 1mg, Minoxidil 5% twice and cyclic multivitamins. Already had one PRP session and planing next in few days. Some of the transplanted hairs are growing like normal other hairs but most of them have fallen.Wondering why they have not fallen like others and keep on growing. Redness at beard has got reduced but there is clear sign of over extraction of beard hair from the left side. Friends ask me if my left side of the face got burned or something. Still early to judge what will the outcome.

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Nothing much changed. Hairs which were visible in 2nd month have grown more long. Growth of any new follicle during this month is not noticeable. Donor head area have healed completely. Little redness left at beard.

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Your donor hair on the back seems to be healed well, without any signs over usage of the donor hair. BTW..or you on Finasteride? You seem to be getting some hair on the frontal..not sure whether it is the transplanted hair or your natural hair.

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Your donor hair on the back seems to be healed well, without any signs over usage of the donor hair. BTW..or you on Finasteride? You seem to be getting some hair on the frontal..not sure whether it is the transplanted hair or your natural hair.

 

Doc used only 1500 grafts from head. This might be the reason it heal pretty well. I am sure hairs I can see in front were not before. I have been on Fin immediately after surgery ie 3 months.

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