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3008 grafts with Dr.Demirsoy, 15/8/2018

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Hi all,

 

    I'm a 25 year old who has been balding since 16 years of age (Found a thread of mine  with pictures from 6 years ago when I started rogaine lol. I started on minoxidil and finasteride at 19 and finally decided to have a hair transplant around 2 months ago. I would like your opinion on my current status right now  especially the pictures at 2 weeks post op since I feel like it doesn't seem as dense as it should bewhen comparing to other people at that point. I believe I also started shedding pretty early starting from 10 days post op.

       I will update with a current picture in 3 days when I reach the 2 month mark, however I do have some baby hairs sprouting , some which are getting taller and some which are stuck and staying at the same length. It's been a really long two months lol, I guess you can tell with the amount of pictures I have taken.

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10 DAYS

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16 DAYS

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14 DAYS (sorry the 16 days photo above wasnt in order)

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16 DAYS ( Again, sunlight)

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1 MONTH

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How many grafts were transplanted? May well have some shock loss there but it's pretty early days on your HT path to be honest. I've also considered Dr Demirsoy. Some of his work does look very good and think he generally takes a more conservative approach (not necessarily a bad thing) but my gut instinct (I maybe wrong) is he may be someone for those towards the lower end of the Norwood scale.

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3000 (written in the title)  , I think it does look like clean work, especially post op I think I recovered really well and even went back to work 12 days and nobody could tell I had something done. It helps that I have a tanned skin tone, so the redness was barely noticeable unless your looking for it.

 

         I'm just worried that pre-shedding phase, it doesn't seem as dense as it should be however I remember there were lots of hairs stuck to the scabs and crusts when removing them so hopefully a significant amount shed there.

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i had 2 ops with this doctor. You can check my thread. Only thing that i can advise is just stop thinking about it. Its done. Just wait a year or so .

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1 hour ago, un13 said:

i had 2 ops with this doctor. You can check my thread. Only thing that i can advise is just stop thinking about it. Its done. Just wait a year or so .

 You had amazing results, hope I can have something similar. I know I have to have patience but in general what do you think of my post-op density ?

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14 minutes ago, hairaway said:

 You had amazing results, hope I can have something similar. I know I have to have patience but in general what do you think of my post-op density ?

its normal. Also since you almost dont have vertex hairloss you will have a good result at the end. Plus you have a lot of grafts to go for a second operation if you would like more density. Just wait a year and go from there

added: i also want to add that i think its not good to impant grafts very dense in one operation, i think it drops survival rate. If you want big density its better to split into 2-3.. etc operations.

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I guess you are right, My expectations aren't really that high even though I've seen spectacular results with 3k grafts on people with similar hair loss. What I'm looking for is for the frontal area to be symmetrical and not wispy and also not having to spend half hour everyday in the morning trying to make my hair look presentable and then having a gust of wind destroy everything and going to the bathroom every hour at work just to check up on my hair :/

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well lets do the math. Average density 80-120 hair per cm2. You have approximatly 100 cm2 covered with 3000 grafts thats 30 per cm2. Lets say survival rate at best :90 %, thats 27 grafts per cm2.. So for "close to normal" density you will need to do the same 3000 transplantation one more time. Thats more ot less

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2 hours ago, un13 said:

well lets do the math. Average density 80-120 hair per cm2. You have approximatly 100 cm2 covered with 3000 grafts thats 30 per cm2. Lets say survival rate at best :90 %, thats 27 grafts per cm2.. So for "close to normal" density you will need to do the same 3000 transplantation one more time. Thats more ot less

  That's without taking into account the already existing hairs right, and that most of the grafts are placed at the hairline and the frontal zone.

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On 10/17/2018 at 6:20 AM, hairaway said:

  That's without taking into account the already existing hairs right, and that most of the grafts are placed at the hairline and the frontal zone.

yes. Just wait a year and evaluate and go from there.

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