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Look at my horrible Hair Transplant - Is there any way to fix it?

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1 minute ago, John Doe said:

Not great, but not horrible. I’d guess that could be fixed. Who did you go to 

Thanks for the reply, it was by Dr Russell Knudsen of Australia.

I'm pretty sure that adding density will help a lot, but what I'm really worried about is the hairline - it's line looks so unnatural.

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for me, it doesn't look unnatural. It looks like it's thinning. I also had a transplant 4 months ago and in the same boat. We will need to fill it up again however yours doesn't look unnatural to the normal eye, no.

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2 minutes ago, hairaway said:

for me, it doesn't look unnatural. It looks like it's thinning. I also had a transplant 4 months ago and in the same boat. We will need to fill it up again however yours doesn't look unnatural to the normal eye, no.

Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate your point of view.

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To make a judgement of the transplant we need clear pre-, intra- and post-OP pics. Seems like density is missing, but without pics it is not easy to understand if it is a lack of growth (bad) or a lack of density planted (better). 

Also your pics are to poor to judge if the detailes of the hairline is good (e. g. singles or multies, micro iregularities) or not. The overall design appears OK. 

Nevertheless, regarding your age (sorry) it seems like you should have some donor left and this could be easily fixable with a great clinic. Maybe consider someone using implanter pen. However you need to travel in my opinion (EU, US, Canada, Turkey, India)

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6 hours ago, TrixGlendevon said:

It doesn't look unnatural - it just looks like it is lacking density. Which it is. Easy to fix.

Ok sounds good thanks for the feedback.

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2 hours ago, Gasthoerer said:

To make a judgement of the transplant we need clear pre-, intra- and post-OP pics. Seems like density is missing, but without pics it is not easy to understand if it is a lack of growth (bad) or a lack of density planted (better). 

Also your pics are to poor to judge if the detailes of the hairline is good (e. g. singles or multies, micro iregularities) or not. The overall design appears OK. 

Nevertheless, regarding your age (sorry) it seems like you should have some donor left and this could be easily fixable with a great clinic. Maybe consider someone using implanter pen. However you need to travel in my opinion (EU, US, Canada, Turkey, India)

Good points. Unfortunately I don't have any great pre-op photos.

I agree that I need to travel, is there a surgeon or clinic that you know of that might be suited to this?

I'm in the research stage and its always great to get a recommendation!

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yeah i consulted recently with Knudsen as well - even some of his before and after pics on his website have this exact same problem.

Do you know if you had an FUT or FUE? And what was the graft count? When was it done and do you also have any pictures of your donor area (back of your head)?

It honestly looks like an easy fix. In the meantime I'd consider using toppik to add some much needed density to your hairline if it's troubling you

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5 hours ago, Phil36fromaus said:

yeah i consulted recently with Knudsen as well - even some of his before and after pics on his website have this exact same problem.

Do you know if you had an FUT or FUE? And what was the graft count? When was it done and do you also have any pictures of your donor area (back of your head)?

It honestly looks like an easy fix. In the meantime I'd consider using toppik to add some much needed density to your hairline if it's troubling you

Thanks for your comments. I had FUT - a total of 1300 grafts. I don't have any photos of the back of my head that show very much but see the one attached. I have had my hair pretty short but I haven't noticed any scars showing if that helps.

I hope your right in it being an easy fix!

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5 hours ago, davebot8888 said:

Thanks for your comments. I had FUT - a total of 1300 grafts. I don't have any photos of the back of my head that show very much but see the one attached. I have had my hair pretty short but I haven't noticed any scars showing if that helps.

I hope your right in it being an easy fix!

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yeah i was curious to see your donor area in case there was any issues with your donor supply, and how long ago you had it to know when another surgery would be appropriate, but from that photo and your comments it seems everything is ok.

Your should look at getting consults with some surgeons known for their FUT work. Anyone like Rahal or Hasson and Wong in Canada for example would be fine choices (who I believe both do not have extensive waiting lists). It really comes down to your preference in hairline design ...

Others can suggest other FUT surgeons or just do some searches here

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1300 grafts FUT for this case...This guy must be a butcher. Never go there again. 

If you have the laxity left, I would recommend another FUT

- Hattingen

- Hasson and Wong

- Feriduni

If you decide for FUE, I would go with specialists for diffused thing and use implanter pen or do work by themself

- Lorenzo

- Freitas

- Lupanzula

Good luck

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1 hour ago, Gasthoerer said:

1300 grafts FUT for this case...This guy must be a butcher. Never go there again. 

If you have the laxity left, I would recommend another FUT

- Hattingen

- Hasson and Wong

- Feriduni

If you decide for FUE, I would go with specialists for diffused thing and use implanter pen or do work by themself

- Lorenzo

- Freitas

- Lupanzula

Good luck

Thanks for those names, I have contacted a few of them already and I'll try the others too.

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Hi Dave,

The actual hairline placement doesn't look too bad, I would just go for a 1200 or so graft top up surgery to strengthen the hairline. A very straightforward surgery that'll take no more than a day.

Your donor looks good to go.

Also, lots of Australians go to Dr Bhatti for their surgery, in fact the following Aussie patient's posts convinced me to go over 4 years ago.

https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/31508-hair-transplant-with-dr-tejinder-bhatti-of-darling-buds-chandigarh-india/

I hope it all works out for you, feel free to contact me anytime.

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Hard to say if this is poor work without knowing the condition of your hair prior and how many month post op this is.  1300 grafts may have been appropriate but it just triggered permanent shock loss of existing hairs.  You should ask the doc for his feedback and let us know.

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4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

My HT results thread from 1st procedure.

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I agree that this is primarily a density issue and is easily fixable with the right surgeon. (Use this forum for recommendations and research, research, research!) 

That said, I see what you mean about the design of the hairline. It's not horrible, but it is quite linear and I think when having it touched up, focusing on finding a surgeon that really knows how to design a perfectly imperfect hairline will really serve you and make you a lot happier in the long run. 

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I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My views/opinions are my own and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

 

Check out my hair loss website for photos

FUE surgery by Dr. Mohebi on 7/31/14

2,001 grafts

Ones: 607

Twos: 925

Threes: 413

Fours: 56

1.25 mg Finasteride daily since July 2014

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7 hours ago, HairLossMentor said:

@davebot8888 What are your goals? Do you just want to increase the density? Are you happy with the hairline placement?

Hey, HairLossMentor my goals are to just get it looking good and not fake like it does now. If that is achieved by increasing density and tweaking the hairline then that's what I want to do :)

Part of the problem is that I don't know what it would actually take to make it look right.

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6 hours ago, Shera said:

Hi Dave,

The actual hairline placement doesn't look too bad, I would just go for a 1200 or so graft top up surgery to strengthen the hairline. A very straightforward surgery that'll take no more than a day.

Your donor looks good to go.

Also, lots of Australians go to Dr Bhatti for their surgery, in fact the following Aussie patient's posts convinced me to go over 4 years ago.

https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/31508-hair-transplant-with-dr-tejinder-bhatti-of-darling-buds-chandigarh-india/

I hope it all works out for you, feel free to contact me anytime.

Thanks for the comments.

Do you think just strengthening the hairline with more 1200 grafts would work, or does it need a bit of making it look a bit more jagged or something?

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6 hours ago, 1978matt said:

Hard to say if this is poor work without knowing the condition of your hair prior and how many month post op this is.  1300 grafts may have been appropriate but it just triggered permanent shock loss of existing hairs.  You should ask the doc for his feedback and let us know.

That's a really good idea to get some feedback from the doctor, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks

BTW I'm nearly 3 years post-op

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1 hour ago, pkipling said:

I agree that this is primarily a density issue and is easily fixable with the right surgeon. (Use this forum for recommendations and research, research, research!) 

That said, I see what you mean about the design of the hairline. It's not horrible, but it is quite linear and I think when having it touched up, focusing on finding a surgeon that really knows how to design a perfectly imperfect hairline will really serve you and make you a lot happier in the long run. 

Thanks, I think you're absolutely right about going for a "surgeon that really knows how to design a perfectly imperfect hairline"

I don't suppose you have any suggestions for any suitable surgeons?

Regards

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18 minutes ago, davebot8888 said:

Thanks, I think you're absolutely right about going for a "surgeon that really knows how to design a perfectly imperfect hairline"

I don't suppose you have any suggestions for any suitable surgeons?

Regards

Dr. Mohebi knocked it out of the park with me and gave me my ideal perfectly imperfect hairline. It was one of the things he was very adamant about educating me on when I had my consultation with him, and it's something he takes a lot of pride in. I remember him going into great detail about how designing a natural hairline is his own artistic outlet and how much joy he gets out of it. I'm happy to reach out to him for you if you want to do an online consultation, or you can reach out to him through his website. 

And no matter who you choose, the important thing is that you do lots of research, have consultations with your top choices, and then trust your gut when making the final decision on who to go with. 

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I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My views/opinions are my own and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

 

Check out my hair loss website for photos

FUE surgery by Dr. Mohebi on 7/31/14

2,001 grafts

Ones: 607

Twos: 925

Threes: 413

Fours: 56

1.25 mg Finasteride daily since July 2014

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16 minutes ago, pkipling said:

Dr. Mohebi knocked it out of the park with me and gave me my ideal perfectly imperfect hairline. It was one of the things he was very adamant about educating me on when I had my consultation with him, and it's something he takes a lot of pride in. I remember him going into great detail about how designing a natural hairline is his own artistic outlet and how much joy he gets out of it. I'm happy to reach out to him for you if you want to do an online consultation, or you can reach out to him through his website. 

And no matter who you choose, the important thing is that you do lots of research, have consultations with your top choices, and then trust your gut when making the final decision on who to go with. 

Thanks so much. Great advice. I'll check out his work immediately :))

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15 hours ago, Gasthoerer said:

1300 grafts FUT for this case...This guy must be a butcher. Never go there again. 

If you have the laxity left, I would recommend another FUT

- Hattingen

- Hasson and Wong

- Feriduni

If you decide for FUE, I would go with specialists for diffused thing and use implanter pen or do work by themself

- Lorenzo

- Freitas

- Lupanzula

Good luck

What is the benefit of utilizing implanter pens?

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