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Gone for my second hair transplant in the front after the first with another surgeon, left undesirable results. Took the plunge after seeing Ernie's page so anything close to that I will be very happy!

 

Objectives

 

- fortify front of hairline and behind as the estimated existing density was only 25 grafts/cm2

 

- create new temple points to frame the face

 

Numbers:

 

Single hairs = 277

Double hairs = 1806

Triple hairs = 611

Quadruple hairs = 109

 

Total grafts = 2803

Total hairs = 6158

 

Recipient area = 60cm2

Recipient graft density approx 46/cm2 on top of existing (hopefully 70 plus when it grows in)

 

After consultation we were shooting for 2200 grafts but it turned out my donor was stronger than expected (2.1 hairs per graft), so ended up at 2800.

I've still got grafts in the bank for FUT and FUE if needed down the line but I'm hoping to maintain what I have with finasteride and PRP. Been stable on fin for 10 years now.

 

Whole process has been world's apart from the last - from communication, the staff, the process, and after care, I've felt at ease the entire way.

I'm staying at the Rahal guest house which is situated next door to the clinic and I can't reiterate how convenient this is for ducking and diving in and out of surgery, for follow up appointments to check your progress, and for having the head washed. I've also met a bunch of guys from different parts of the world that I've stayed in touch with, and it was surprisingly liberating and funny to talk hair loss stories sitting down post-op without caring lol. I'm here for two weeks until my sutures are removed so i'm currently working my way through Netflix and the unlimited breakfast food supply, which really makes it good value.

 

Overall I've been very impressed and now waiting for the big finale in a few months time. Uploading my pics so far and will be updating at 1, 3, 6 month etc, please feel free to comment. I'm interested to hear other people's questions or feedback. Cheers!!

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Do you take finasteride? Were there any concerns with shockloss? You still had a significant amount of original hair.

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Goldenboy,

 

Congratulations on your recent hair transplant procedure with Dr. Rahal. The work looks fantastic. I look forward to seeing your hair grow in over the next year.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill


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Congratulations, that's going to be an extremely impressive result! I know exactly what you're saying about the guesthouse and the unexpected boost you get from hanging out with others who are doing the same thing.


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You are an interesting and fairly difficult case, Goldenboy. You transplanted in and around a lot of native and, presumably, previously transplanted hair. I do hope Rahal's team did well by you and that any potential shockloss will be kept at bay. Also, how big was your previous surgery and was it FUT or FUE? Best of luck to you and looking forward to seeing your progress :)

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Do you take finasteride? Were there any concerns with shockloss? You still had a significant amount of original hair.

 

Yeah been on finasteride for approx ten years now.

 

When I had my first procedure I didn’t have any noticeable shockloss so I’m hoping it will be the same case as last time. My hair hasn’t changed at all (at least to my eyes) since I began fin.

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You are an interesting and fairly difficult case, Goldenboy. You transplanted in and around a lot of native and, presumably, previously transplanted hair. I do hope Rahal's team did well by you and that any potential shockloss will be kept at bay. Also, how big was your previous surgery and was it FUT or FUE? Best of luck to you and looking forward to seeing your progress :)

 

Hey Windjammer,

 

I also assumed I was a complicated case, but I raised this with Dr Rahal and he didn’t seem to think it was particularly difficult in any way...

 

Previously had 2100 FUE in more or less the exact same area, maybe slightly smaller. Even had similar temple points placed but as you can see did not create any significant difference.

 

All incision angles were in line with the previous so I don’t think any of that will shock out. As for any original hair I’m not sure but quietly confident based on how I reacted to the first one.

 

Cheers

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Interested in seeing how this turns out. I know that guesthouse too!! It’s great...


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Should be a great result. Keep us updated!


3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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Scar still a bit red but looks to be healing nicely. Hoping it will be well covered in all scenarios down the line, if not may get a little SMP into it.

 

The worst part was having to wash and apply polyderm cream onto the fresh wound :eek:

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1 month pics - haven’t bothered with a hair cut yet as I wear a hat constantly lol

 

Shed the majority of grafts. Skin seems to be healthy and scar is looking good although still red in places. If it clears up I’m hoping I can buzz my hair to a #3 or #4 in the future.

 

No major shock loss so far - maybe a few hundred hairs or so in the recipient, and a little in the donor.

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I'm 15 months out with Rahal, you're going to be so happy

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I'm 15 months out with Rahal, you're going to be so happy

 

hey i just came across your thread about your ht

 

my pm's arent working, but I was wondering mainly if your hair texture matches your original texture at 15 months out, or is the texture a little different as I tend to see with some other hair transplants.

 

Awesome results btw.

 

If you want you can email me at nhlpro11@hotmail.com

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Exactly 3 months today and can't see any sign of growth yet. I've had so many pimples so hopefully that is a good sign. I keep having recurring ones on the right temple point but so constantly, to the point where I worry it's going to affect the skin or even growth?

 

Still a very small amount of shock loss above the ears but has been recovering nicely.

 

Hair looks really bad at the moment, I'll be getting a haircut after a family party in a couple of weeks so will post some new pics then.

 

Included a pic in the dark which shows the outline hopefully coming in, but from the lighter pics you can see how thin the hair is...

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The fun months are around the corner. Thanks for updating the thread.



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Quick update:

 

Got a haircut and shaved down to a #3 on the back/sides. Frame of my face has changed with the new temple hair coming in, haven’t looked this good at this short length for a LONG time. Scar looking good apart from minor shockloss which should hopefully resolve.

 

Taken pics in direct daylight and a couple slightly further back where a difference can be seen.

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