So after all my consults, for his track record of results, ease of contact, (his patient advisor Aaron was so quick and helpful with responses) price, and the fact that my work is mostly around the hairline, I have decided to go with Dr. Rahal, made my deposit today, and in May I am heading to Ottawa!
Thanks for the detailed feedback. Everything you said is what I am pretty much thinking. I am also following a lot of Dr. Erdogan's patients and more than likely contact them for a 2nd large transplant. But I'll wait at least until the 12 month mark before I do anything.
Procedure is framing your face and obviously you still have some time to go till the 12 month mark but personally, I'd be probably be expecting more at 8 months to be honest.
Looks like you have diffused hair loss from your pictures and there may possibly be some shock loss there after transplanting hair in between the weak native hair, especially as I believe you are not taking finasteride. Also wonder whether 2381 grafts is quite enough as it's a fairly large area that has been worked on which includes pretty much rebuilding the hairline and filling in a fair bit behind it to. Probably enough to provide coverage but short when it comes to density front.
It is 8 months however and best to see how things play out after a full 12 months. Hope things turn out well for you.