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37 years old. Looking to do FUT within US

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Hi,

I am 37. I have been losing hair since age 20. My Dad is NW6, so were one of my Dad's brothers and my maternal Grandfather. I also have had dandruff on and off for a long time.

Previous hair transplant: In 2011, FUT 2250 grafts with Dr Madhu Pathuri, (no pictures) I think I was NW5 back then before the transplant. A couple of years back, I had some trauma and I feel it affected my scalp as well. I feel I may have lost transplanted hairs in the front.

Medication: FInasteride 1 mg for close to 10 years. Minoxidil 5% on and off for 7-8 years.

I don't want to add unnecessary details here. At this point,  because I am on a non-immigrant Visa,  I am looking at surgeons within US. Since I already have a scar from previous FUT and have advanced hair loss, I am considering FUT.  I am in CA. At the top of my list are Gabel, Shapiro and Cooley. I have ruled out the ones with long wait times.

I want to improve the overall look. I am not sure what is possible. I don't have any specific hair line in mind. I would like to get the transplant done in 1-3 months.

I am open to suggestions.

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You are hard to judge from pics. There seems to be a lot of scar (?) tissue on you scalp. Or is it sht. else?

Also you seem to have strong retrograde alopcia. In combitation with the weak sides, it looks like you are going towards a NW6+.

We need more info:

- Which part on you head is transplated hair?

- How is the scar looking like.

- Do you have body hair? Does it look similiar to your head hair?

You might have half a bullet left. Do not waste it by rushing into a transplant.

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I agree with Gasthoerer, we need more information. I would also add Feller and Bloxham to your list although they are on quite literally the other side of the country to California.

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5 hours ago, Gasthoerer said:

You are hard to judge from pics. There seems to be a lot of scar (?) tissue on you scalp. Or is it sht. else?

Also you seem to have strong retrograde alopcia. In combitation with the weak sides, it looks like you are going towards a NW6+.

We need more info:

- Which part on you head is transplated hair?

- How is the scar looking like.

- Do you have body hair? Does it look similiar to your head hair?

You might have half a bullet left. Do not waste it by rushing into a transplant.

Thanks for the response, Gasthoerer. I think you are saying I can fix the donor scar and shave my head?

The scar on the scalp in the pictures is because of an allergic reaction to a medication which affected my face and scalp. This was the trauma I was referring to.

The transplanted hairs are on the front. I have a lot of body hair, I do think it looks alike. But, I need to check with a specialist.

I struggled to take pictures of the scar on the back. I am attaching the ok ones. There is loss around it , so, not great.

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1 hour ago, TrixGlendevon said:

I agree with Gasthoerer, we need more information. I would also add Feller and Bloxham to your list although they are on quite literally the other side of the country to California.

Thanks TrixGlendevon. I will add those doctors, too.

How about the CA doctors, Diep and Rosanelli? And, Nadimi?

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I personally wouldn't use Diep. I have read some things about him I find very unethical. Do your own research though, by all means. Feller and Bloxham are the same clinic FYI. Another option, if you are willing to travel to Canada, is Hasson & Wong. 

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I have read things about Diep too. I agree. Is Bloxham newly added?

Because of the Visa stamping and stuff, I am ruling out traveling. For now. How I wish H&W and Rahal had surgery centers in US!

Thank you

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Umar should be on you list, as well as HLC in turkey because of the body hair issue. Maybe you can have a webmeeting if you cannot travel now.

You are one of the most difficult cases I have seen in here. It will be a process which takes years and lots of money.

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I would look into to Dr Wong as well.  Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham are good.  You may want to reach out to Dr Cooley as well.  He probably can evaluate your skin condition too and see what is the safest way to proceed.  He is a derm and a really good repair doc I heard.  Very ethical too.  

I would not use body hair or beard hair or nape hair right now as it may cause more damage to your grafts and scalp tissue.  That is a last resort thing, trust me on that one.  Nai karna


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23 minutes ago, Gasthoerer said:

One Dr. one your list should be Umar as well as HLC in turkey because of the body hair issue.

You are one of the most difficult cases I have seen in here. It will be a process which takes years and lots of money.

I will look into him as well. Thank you.

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3 minutes ago, Sean said:

I would look into to Dr Wong as well.  Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham are good.  You may want to reach out to Dr Cooley as well.  He probably can evaluate your skin condition too and see what is the safest way to proceed.  He is a derm and a really good repair doc I heard.  Very ethical too.  

I would not use body hair or beard hair or nape hair right now as it may cause more damage to your grafts and scalp tissue.  That is a last resort thing, trust me on that one.  Nai karna

Great advice. Thank you!

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With all due respect: Of course body hair (including beard) is the last resort. But this case is already at it last resort. Sorry for beeing that honest. A plan has to include the evaluation of body hair, as the math makes it nessesary. That doesn't mean you start with it, but respect it in your plan.

Nape hair for this case is literally follicular suecide.

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27 minutes ago, Gasthoerer said:

With all due respect: Of course body hair (including beard) is the last resort. But this case is already at it last resort. Sorry for beeing that honest. A plan has to include the evaluation of body hair, as the math makes it nessesary. That doesn't mean you start with it, but respect it in your plan.

Nape hair for this case is literally follicular suecide.

Your honesty is welcome.

When you mention body hair, your intention is to use it for fixing the scar?

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I know from personal experience that Dr. Gabel is an excellent FUT surgeon, and if you're willing to go to LA then going to Portland isn't much more of a trek. I recommend a virtual consult with him if you can.

 


Hair loss patient and transplant veteran. Once a Norwood 3A.

Received 2,700 grafts with coalition doctor on 8/13/2010

Received 2,380 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 9/30/2011

Received 1,820 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 7/28/2016

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8 minutes ago, Speegs said:

I know from personal experience that Dr. Gabel is an excellent FUT surgeon, and if you're willing to go to LA then going to Portland isn't much more of a trek. I recommend a virtual consult with him if you can.

 

Yes. He is one of the doctors I am considering. Thank you.

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