Like you said, every week a new potential surgeon pops up and makes me confused. Anyway I've got a few that are holding strong on my top list like Bhatti, Dermisoy, Devroye, Cinik. Have you considered any of them?
Day 6: Again did a cleaning of the backside, and also the front. I am getting a bit concerned that Dr. Diep's instructions regarding the cleaning of the recipient area are wholly inadequate. Essentially his instructions are to clean *only* the donor area for the first 3 days. Then on days 4-7, clean the recipient area by indirect flow of water, squeezing soap onto the area, then indirect flow to rinse, with no direct touching or patting whatsoever.
As a result, it seems like there is a thin film of residue all over my recipient area. Yesterday, when it was nicked with a towel, a part of that film was cracked and started to peel slightly. Today, after cleaning, I took more photos of the area and it appears that the crack is getting larger and peeling further. Other areas are starting to peel as well. Does this have any implication for the grafts? I'm not sure - I've seen posts in other threads where this is reported as normal. However, there are dozens and dozens of Dr. responses on realself indicating that this is *not* normal and that the recipient area is not being cleaned well enough. So far, I have not been able to get a response from Diep's office (I e-mailed them photos yesterday and today, and they told me he will get back to me when he can).
Here are closeups of my overall graft area:
Here is how the donor area is looking:
Wow Merlin that looks like great work. I had 3,122 grafts transplanted in 2009 by Dr Cooley. Still extremely satisfied with the work. I had seen the most growth between the 4th and 5th month. After 7 months it was thicker than ever and continued getting thicker the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th month. It is all very individual so don't get discouraged. Make sure you take the Propecia (Finasteride). That helps a lot.
Wow. Spex, great result from Darling buds. That is pretty spectacular especially considering such a reserved graft amount and fine hair calibre. Amazing!
Spex, I've been meaning to contact you. I will PM you shortly!