UPDATE: I just got done with a consultation with DR. HECTOR GARCIA. The cost for the consultation came out to be $20.00, however he told me to forget about it as the ATM wasn't working and they didn't accept cards.
I was told during my consultation that I have very poor (looking) donor area, and that my previous surgeries with Dr. Konior likely took my best grafts. It seemed like Dr. Garcia has a bleak outlook on how successful we can be moving forward with my hair transplants. I DID APPRECIATE THE HONESTY AND A GOOD SIGN HE'S NOT JUST TRYING TO GET GET A QUICK BUCK.
He suggested around 1000 grafts and then I was provided a quote of around $4,200 USD. I thought the quote had been a mistake as I know NOBODY in Colombia is paying that much money for 1000 grafts, but it was correct. I sent a message to inquire as to why I was being charged that and I was told because my donor area was difficult to extract from and was going to take careful attention....
SUMMARY: I think Dr. Garcia is likely a good surgeon, however I think he tried to give me "gringo" pricing which I didn't much appreciate as I'm Colombian and know better.
STAY TUNED FOR MY OTHER CONSULTATIONS!
Thanks for the comments guys!
The hair shaft diameter was less than average, chart notes indicate he has "fine" hair. Therefore more grafts were able to be placed in the relatively small area but not a stretch from what we're able to accomplish in most cases as far as high density where required. I think this is of some interest as I would have guessed based on the photos the hair to have a larger shaft diameter. A testament to Dr. Hasson's rare ability to create this type of density and result with fine hair.
Here are some additional "Intra-OP" pics taken about halfway or more into the procedure. The post-op donor pic doesn't show much due to his hair length but his density was good and there's not any noticeable decrease in volume and density.
I was still looking not good at my 9 week mark. Don't worry, it's all part of the recovery. There's a Teddy Roosevelt quote: Comparison is the their of joy. Don't get down. The growth cycle has barely begun. I think month 3, week 12 or so for you, is when I began to be happy with what I saw in the mirror. Each day since has been an improvement on that.
I sympathize with you on others noticing your HT. My redness is lightening, but still "obvious" if you know what you're looking for.
As for the scalp numbness, mine has 90-95% gone away at this point. At your point of two months, it was about 60%. It's normal.
So what you're going through is the ugliest phase, and it gets better. Keep the spirits up!