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Possible repair or fix after bad hairline HT

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Hi All,

 

It's been a while; I had my HT done around 4 years back. I had a high hairline and it was starting to get thin and recede in the temple area.

 

Unfortunately the result was pretty horrible. The grafts were way to far apart and it looked extremely obvious and sparse from the get go. It never really got better and the difference between the sparse implanted hair and my naturally pretty thick hair behind has forced me to always have a long fridge to hide it. After going through a really rough period I just kept it hidden and moved on with my life. Life has been good but I can't say this hasn't affected me and it's been commented on regularly when exposed. Photos attached

 

Anyway, with a bit more recession in the area making it harder to hide without a weird looking hairstyle and constant comments I really need to either get this fixed or remove the implanted hair. To be honest, after all of this I care far less about appearance then previous, and if there's little scarring and its cost effective Im up for just removing them. But if it is possible to just fix it and have a natural hairline that doesnt scream bad HT then that would be preferable.

 

Happy to hear opinons and suggestions and what my options are!

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Hi Keyzer,

I wouldn’t say it screams HT, but it does appear like you’re balding, which is not the look you’re going for. You have an abundance of hair, I’m sure you have the donor available to achieve a high density transplant. However, I see you’re from Australia, you may have to travel to achieve the desired result. Dr. Rahal a coalition surgeon on this site is known for dense packing hairlines, I encourage you to take a look at our coalition surgeons here. Quality Hair Restoration Physicians | How to Choose


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Thanks Melvin.

 

I don't mind travelling for repair. I don't even mind the whole balding thing (now anyway), but it's more the unnaturalness that I hate. I'm only considering FUE though, so I can still consider the whole shave option. I will definitely check out Dr Rahal now, thanks again.

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I wish I had your current hair! you look like you should be an easy fix for a top notch surgeon and that's the hardest part quite honestly - selection of the appropriate doctor. I've had FUE surgeries with Dr. Rahal in Ottawa. He's an excellent surgeon with the artistry needed to recreate natural hairlines. There are many others as well so do you research and consult with several until you are satisfied you can select one based on your own criteria. Hasson & Wong are also producing some excellent FUE work as of late. Dr. Konior in Chicago is stellar. Check out examples of their work, speak to their patients, lots of good resources on this and other hair forum sites. Good luck to you.

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Go to a top notch doctor and you will be looking great 6/7 months after surgery. I’m guessing 1500-2000 grafts will make you very happy if you go to the right doctor. The ones guys have already mentioned to you are all legit. However, I went to Dr. Konior so I am partial to him. You can’t go wrong with him.

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This is a very tough sutuation. You will need to see an expert hairline repair doc. That hairline does send signals of a HT. Your hair behind it is too dense to support it. Now, depending on if you have ridging and cobblestoning in the recipient zone, you will have to approach this repair carefully. Trust me on that one. Since the area is already impacted, it may diminish your chances of getting very high density result. These are things I wasn’t aware of. I definitely hope you get this sorted and your goal is answered. Last thing I would want is for anyone to be a repair patient. Best wishes and vest of luck.

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This is a very tough sutuation. You will need to see an expert hairline repair doc. That hairline does send signals of a HT. Your hair behind it is too dense to support it. Now, depending on if you have ridging and cobblestoning in the recipient zone, you will have to approach this repair carefully. Trust me on that one. Since the area is already impacted, it may diminish your chances of getting very high density result. These are things I wasn’t aware of. I definitely hope you get this sorted and your goal is answered. Last thing I would want is for anyone to be a repair patient. Best wishes and vest of luck.

 

Thankfully i dont have cobblestoning or anything like that, just grafts are way too sparse and no where near dense enough. Im going to look at a few of the doctors mentioned here.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm looking at a few of the doctors mentioned here. Im either going to look at a HT next year but also considering just getting rid of the current implants as well and being down with all of this. Has anyone had any experience with electroysis?

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Keyserzone, have you found anyone?  

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Keysersoze, 

 I agree that your hair transplant came out a bit Finn although I don’t know the details of your case so I don’t know if they’re supposed to be expected or not. But I do know however, is that you can easily get this “prepared“ by undergoing another hair transplant with an expert physician such as those recommended on the Hair Transolant Network. See https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-transplant-surgeons.asp  for a list of hair restoration surgeons that we recommend. 

Best Wishes,

Bill

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On 5/16/2018 at 8:58 AM, Sean said:

This is a very tough sutuation. You will need to see an expert hairline repair doc. That hairline does send signals of a HT. Your hair behind it is too dense to support it. Now, depending on if you have ridging and cobblestoning in the recipient zone, you will have to approach this repair carefully. Trust me on that one. Since the area is already impacted, it may diminish your chances of getting very high density result. These are things I wasn’t aware of. I definitely hope you get this sorted and your goal is answered. Last thing I would want is for anyone to be a repair patient. Best wishes and vest of luck.

Is cobblestoning and ridging a greater risk when doing a repair?


 

 

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Man, what some docs fail to mention is that each time you are creating new scar tissue and ridging and cobblestoning can occur in same zone where previous area (recipient) was.  The more incisions, the more scar tissue.  Dr Col mentioned it is like soil, your impacting it again and growth can be hindered.  This is what docs that need to do a repair fail to inform and mention.  

You can have so much ridging and cobblestoning in an area that some docs may mention the need to excise the entire tissue like a scalp reduction or face lift because they will fail to have enough grafts grow in heavily impacted and scalp compromised areas.  Some docs fail to inform their patients of this and then there are genuine patients struggling to be repaired and being fuken bounced around like a rag doll with no god dam solution but immense long term suffering.  For some folks it is quite unbearable and all a person wants is to have some peace of mind.  

 

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On 8/20/2018 at 4:02 AM, Sean said:

Man, what some docs fail to mention is that each time you are creating new scar tissue and ridging and cobblestoning can occur in same zone where previous area (recipient) was.  The more incisions, the more scar tissue.  Dr Col mentioned it is like soil, your impacting it again and growth can be hindered.  This is what docs that need to do a repair fail to inform and mention.  

You can have so much ridging and cobblestoning in an area that some docs may mention the need to excise the entire tissue like a scalp reduction or face lift because they will fail to have enough grafts grow in heavily impacted and scalp compromised areas.  Some docs fail to inform their patients of this and then there are genuine patients struggling to be repaired and being fuken bounced around like a rag doll with no god dam solution but immense long term suffering.  For some folks it is quite unbearable and all a person wants is to have some peace of mind.  

 

Wow, what a nightmare, I always thought it was easier to correct density after a failed transplant, but what your saying is that it is even harder to correct with larger risk of complications? So basically if you didn't get good results on the first pass you are screwed?


 

 

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Wow, Sean, thanks for that. Gotta say your posts have opened my eyes but also scared me. Perhaps it's best I just shave it off or just get rid of them rather than repair. The initial surgery was pretty tough seeing the result and dealing with all of that and I would hate to go through that again for worse.

 

If I do go through with it it will be with either Dr Rahal or Dr Erogon. They seem to be experts and have great results on hairline. Still traveling and dealing with family stuff at the moment so might be next year at the earliest. Which is good anyway cause gives me heaps of time to consider it and which doc, plus see how bad my hairloss will progross.

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2 hours ago, keysersoze said:

Wow, Sean, thanks for that. Gotta say your posts have opened my eyes but also scared me. Perhaps it's best I just shave it off or just get rid of them rather than repair. The initial surgery was pretty tough seeing the result and dealing with all of that and I would hate to go through that again for worse.

 

If I do go through with it it will be with either Dr Rahal or Dr Erogon. They seem to be experts and have great results on hairline. Still traveling and dealing with family stuff at the moment so might be next year at the earliest. Which is good anyway cause gives me heaps of time to consider it and which doc, plus see how bad my hairloss will progross.

Neither of those are good choices in my opinion, you need a skilled specialist not a tech driven fue-factory like both those clinics. I would go with a skilled US doctor that does every step of the surgery themselves as you probably don't need too many grafts to achieve a good result. 


 

 

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