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4 hours ago, Curlinginthesquatrack said:

This is when the hair is combed and dry.  

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To be clear, I don’t think my hair was botched at all. My donor looks good and my recovery was fine. How I feel about the look of my hair after surgery is one thing but I wasn’t botched.

Win200 I have seen your posts on a lot of other gabel related promo, blog, as well as advertising   Another procedure of his.

for full disclosure, did dr gabel provide a comp surgery or discount for surgery?

your hair looks great. Congrats. Apart from higher v hairline, which I have, Transplant one didn’t show any real thinness and looked good. Only after getting a teenager/low and straight hairline did I see some density issue there (second one)..

 

Pretty sure win was a Rahal patient 

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21 minutes ago, ItHasToLookNatural said:

After Rahal, he went to Gabel to refine things.

Yeah? I though Rahal offered free touch ups when he fails to get the desired yield?

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17 hours ago, Curlinginthesquatrack said:

Win200 I have seen your posts on a lot of other gabel related promo, blog, as well as advertising   Another procedure of his.

for full disclosure, did dr gabel provide a comp surgery or discount for surgery?

No comp whatsoever.  A couple things: a) I don't have any privacy concerns about showing my face and whatnot, and b) Dr. G spent a lot of time with me for four years before I paid him a dime, so I felt grateful for his time and patience and didn't mind doing and post and a promotional video for his IG.  No comp, no discount.  The only thing I got was that when I came up in December to drive a friend to his surgery, Dr. G let me try his EmSculpt machine for free while I waited for my buddy to finish his FUE.  There was no discussion of that prior to or on the day of my hair procedure, and I paid full price for my hair transplant.

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23 minutes ago, Aftermath said:

Yeah? I though Rahal offered free touch ups when he fails to get the desired yield?

He does and he did make that offer to me, but I wanted to work with Dr. G after being acquainted with him for years, I thought Dr. G was best-positioned to do the follow-up work, and his proximity to Seattle was a huge draw.

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1 hour ago, win200 said:

No comp whatsoever.  A couple things: a) I don't have any privacy concerns about showing my face and whatnot, and b) Dr. G spent a lot of time with me for four years before I paid him a dime, so I felt grateful for his time and patience and didn't mind doing and post and a promotional video for his IG.  No comp, no discount.  The only thing I got was that when I came up in December to drive a friend to his surgery, Dr. G let me try his EmSculpt machine for free while I waited for my buddy to finish his FUE.  There was no discussion of that prior to or on the day of my hair procedure, and I paid full price for my hair transplant.

Thanks so much for this post win. Everything you post is always well explained. I really appreciate your input and advice. Congrats on your hair and work with dr gabel - you look amazing.

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Patience is the key.  It truly takes 12-18 months to see full results.  Nice work Doctor! Hopefully you are doing some medical therapy to help you retain the native stuff.  (Propecia, Rogaine, PRP, Laser).

 

 

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On 7/22/2019 at 12:59 PM, Curlinginthesquatrack said:

This is when the hair is combed and dry.  

...My donor looks good and my recovery was fine. How I feel about the look of my hair after surgery is one thing but I wasn’t botched.

 

@Curlinginthesquatrack I see what you mean. While your front looks good, the lack of density around the area of the temples is frustrating. You probably want to wait out the whole 1.5 years, let the hair mature and normalize, before deciding on the next step.

Like you, I did 1,600 grafts via FUT covering a similar total area. I went through a shed on months 9 and 10. My hair became normal, as against being stringy, on month 11.  I estimate that from months 11 to 18, I sprouted 10%-15% new hair. (See pic below.)

P.S. Am on Fin .83/mg six days/wk (i.e. Proscar cut into 6 pcs),  Minox 5% once/day, Laser Cap 2x/wk,  Multi B Vitamins (100mg)

 

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4 hours ago, fortuneplant said:

@Curlinginthesquatrack I see what you mean. While your front looks good, the lack of density around the area of the temples is frustrating. You probably want to wait out the whole 1.5 years, let the hair mature and normalize, before deciding on the next step.

Like you, I did 1,600 grafts via FUT covering a similar total area. I went through a shed on months 9 and 10. My hair became normal, as against being stringy, on month 11.  I estimate that from months 11 to 18, I sprouted 10%-15% new hair. (See pic below.)

P.S. Am on Fin .83/mg six days/wk (i.e. Proscar cut into 6 pcs),  Minox 5% once/day, Laser Cap 2x/wk,  Multi B Vitamins (100mg)

 

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Awesome. Appreciate the advice and knowledge. 

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Even though I wanted it longer, I am considering shaving my head. Hiding the thinness of the temples with my native hair thickness and short hair is too challenging and longer the hair is the more unpredictable it becomes depending on the type of hair day I Am having and I have to keep brushing it over the right side.

below shows both temples. I am very happy  with the left side temple . It blends decently with native hair and has enough density to be combed and parted.

The right side is still thin from beginning of hairline to temples.

I am going to try and see dr gabel next month so he can give me an expert opinion.

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How does it look wet out of the shower combed in each direction (not parted)? I think that should give a true representation of density issues. I’ve attached an example 

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The one side looks ridiculously good! Do you think it was a case of an inexperienced tech implanting on the one side?

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Ur transplant turning out like mine .. overall good .. but one side is lacking density .. it defeats the purpose of having a hair transplant if one side looks great n the other side is okay .. 

especially when it’s the hairline .. u see it everyday n it’s going to bug u for the rest of your life . I hope doctor Gabel fixes ya . 

Other than that side ,. Ur hair looks great .. lots of density of ur native hair ..  u likely won’t go bald .. 

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Not trying to condescend to anyone, but this is a normal and acceptable outcome.  When you're building a new hairline on virgin scalp, so to speak, it's incredibly difficult--and sometimes impossible--to get a native-appearing density on the first pass.  Especially when, as is the case for this patient, you have relatively pale skin against dark hair.  It's just a limitation of how densely you can implant in one surgery.  This happened to me and I got another pass that made it flawless.  Plastic surgery isn't magic; there are practical and physiological limitations that even the best surgeons butt up against.  Get 200-300 FUE grafts and this will be outstanding.  No harm, no foul.  Gabel is a great guy and he'll take care of you.  He's one of the most ethical guys in the business and he'll stand behind his work.  

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1 hour ago, Aftermath said:

The one side looks ridiculously good! Do you think it was a case of an inexperienced tech implanting on the one side?

The main tech actually did the left side.

dr gabel did most of the right, from what I can remember lying down. I could be wrong though - perhaps a tech assisted him on that side when he left the surgical room at times. Not 100% certain. 

i also agree - the left looks great - especially styled. Thanks.

 

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58 minutes ago, win200 said:

Not trying to condescend to anyone, but this is a normal and acceptable outcome.  When you're building a new hairline on virgin scalp, so to speak, it's incredibly difficult--and sometimes impossible--to get a native-appearing density on the first pass.  Especially when, as is the case for this patient, you have relatively pale skin against dark hair.  It's just a limitation of how densely you can implant in one surgery.  This happened to me and I got another pass that made it flawless.  Plastic surgery isn't magic; there are practical and physiological limitations that even the best surgeons butt up against.  Get 200-300 FUE grafts and this will be outstanding.  No harm, no foul.  Gabel is a great guy and he'll take care of you.  He's one of the most ethical guys in the business and he'll stand behind his work.  

This I know. I had a very good impression of dr gabel during our email conversations and consult before surgery.

i plan to see him in the next month or so. 

I Will update at the 12 month period (this is 11 months out) before then.

thanks legend. I have been back on finestaride for some time and hope to preserve what I have (unless I get negative symptoms from it).

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