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3000 graft FUE with Dr. Hasson.Finally did it.

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Day 1.

Hi everyone, I finally did it. After contemplating for many years at he age of 19, and now at the age of 32, i finally saved up enough $$ to get a hair transplant. I went with Dr. Hasson as my first consultation and it went really well as he's very personable, and wants you to look like a rockstar. And of course because he's local. I originally was planning on going with Dr. Diep, however that didn't go to plan and I'm truly glad i went with Dr. Hasson instead. 

 

 Anyways, I had procedure for 3000 grafts to be implanted, it took all day from 7am to 9pm to finish. A lot of bathroom breaks and they offer a huge selection of meals to pick from 3 different restaurants nearby, which i wasn't' expecting. Dr. Hasson also consulted with me with hairline and i always had a big forehead so i wanted it lowered a bit to fit my face more naturally and have more hair dense altogether. Once that was done, the nurses prepped me up and did the extraction and then Dr. Hasson came into work on me and design and then a second pair of nurses assisted the implant. He always checked up on me  once or twice and was getting me more stoked about people's results as he was showing me a previous patient who had came in after 9 months to take pics of his results and it was amazing to see their before after live. In in the end I was pleased with procedure,  and i can't wait to see what i look like going forward.

Below are two pics: the left is after coming home the night of  the transplant and the right is how my M shape hairline was before taken in the car ride to the clinic. You can't really see the hairline difference yet, hopefully it'll turn out like a rockstar. :) Anyways, enjoy, let me know if you have any questions.

P.S. Going home was painful but the pain killers help.919512626_ScreenShot2019-04-18at6_49_42AM.thumb.png.64c52f4de4a0080fbe8bd786f4dd30f4.png

 

 

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Haha u took the same path as me .. with same doctor, congrats on ur journey.  Keep us updated on ur progress. Nice hairline design. 

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Nice work!  Dr. Hasson Was on my short list as well. I waited from 19 until age 34 to have the procedure done. Let me tell you it feels amazing. I'm 5 months post and am thrilled with what i am seeing so far.  I had a similar receding hairline as yours , and now having a nice hairline to frame  the face is priceless. It gets worse before it gets better. 

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Congratulations,

Thank you for sharing your experience you chose an excellent surgeon, please keep us updated with your progress.


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Thanks everyone for all the replies and positive feedback. I always  had a great time reading about other's journey and their results and now i am excited i get to share my own.

Today, I went to get my hair wash at the clinic. They were very helpful to teach me the settle way of washing the hair with shampoo. Here's the donor area pic that i took today after they removed the bandage and rinsed it. Im kinda glad they shaved my hair cause i never had balls to do it before lol.

 

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14 hours ago, shookwon33 said:

very nice! are you on any hairloss prevention medication? @flyinghotnow

 

Yes, I’m on finasteride for over 2 years. I guess I should keep on continuing it. Are some people off of it once they have a hair transplant?

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9 minutes ago, flyinghotnow said:

 

Yes, I’m on finasteride for over 2 years. I guess I should keep on continuing it. Are some people off of it once they have a hair transplant?

I left it for like three months periodically twice... I think I lost hair during that time. Now I am thinking of switching to Dutasteride but I feel like I'll be cheating on Finasteride though... It has really helped me a lot. But I don't think that it is a good idea to leave the medication completely.  You would have your transplanted hair grow and the medication would ensure that your pre existing hair also stay and become thicker. Would be a wholesome treatment.


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Thanks for that information. Does anyone know what to do with face swelling. It's Day 3 and my forehead has now swelled to my eyes and my iphone face recognition does not work.LOL. And starting what day will it be okay to wear a hat to work? As i plan on going back to work 8 days after my Hair Transplant.

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On 4/18/2019 at 7:24 AM, Legend007 said:

Haha u took the same path as me .. with same doctor, congrats on ur journey.  Keep us updated on ur progress. Nice hairline design. 

Thanks @Legend007. How was your post-op care at home? I noticed others have saline solution but that wasn't part of Dr. Hasson's instruction care guide. When did you start washing the grafts comfortably to avoid scabbing, and removing some hair grafts along with causing ingrown hair. I am on Day 5 starting tomorrow and on Day 4 i just patted my hair with cupping water and shampoo under the sink ever so lightly. However, the hair is kinda itchy right now as i type.

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Hey flying .. hope u healing well .. H&w believes in letting the body heal naturally .. so no saline solution is needed .. the important thing is keeping ur recipient area clean , not over moisturize n not too dry .. doing all this without touching the grafts . That’s the focus!  . when I showered the first 10 days I let the water gently touch the non transplanted area first n just let that water flow down to the recipient .. it keeps the area clean n moisturized enough to where u don’t develop huge areas of scabbing .. u get that when u let the area get too dry .. even though people say it’s no big deal .. but every time people develop these big scabbing areas, removal of them takes out the grafts also .. whether the grafts are secure are not already is a guess .. 

Individual crusts are on each hair follicle is natural however .. n I let those fall off naturally by itself .. sometimes with a little help with my finger nails .. to get that dry blood off without removing the hair .. I retained almost all the hairs for a good 21 days . After that I knew for sure the grafts are secure . Then I switched my focus on removing the hairs with long showers n shampoo n conditioning with light scrubbing to remove the hairs . N by day 30 all the hairs were gone .. they were just stubbles .. n I read they are just blocking new growth . Since the grafts are already secure ..the ugly duckling phase I feel is necessary n important for rebirth of new hairs . I think that’s around my day 21.. all crust are gone . Retained most of my hairs .. after that I started trying to remove those hairs with deep shampooing .. because I know the grafts are  already secure ..last pic is currently at 4.5 months .. good luck on ur journey .. hope I helped u a little .. 

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On 4/18/2019 at 9:16 AM, flyinghotnow said:

Did you get all 3000 in the hairline or anything in the midscalp as well?

 

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14th Day Post-Op update.

Pic's are below. I am still scabbing as you can see in the pics and it's quite flaky. I have been using the shampoo provided by Dr. Hassan and just rubbing the hair with my fingertips in a circular motion and not picking at it. I do see hair grafts falling out all the time, especially in the shower, I was told its normal. I like the hairline a lot so far, some hair grafts had fallen off from the hairline on the front so it doesn't look as straight as it was on the first day. However, happy i went through with it as I am used to having a M shape hairline for over 10 years.

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Congrats on pulling the trigger! Excellent choice in surgeons and your HT looks right on track. I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic result. Just be patient and give it time, and good stuff will happen. Good luck!

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On 5/4/2019 at 10:47 PM, SprayPaint said:

Congrats on pulling the trigger! Excellent choice in surgeons and your HT looks right on track. I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic result. Just be patient and give it time, and good stuff will happen. Good luck!

thanks. It's always encouraging to hear great feedback.

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On 4/18/2019 at 5:24 PM, flyinghotnow said:

Thanks everyone for all the replies and positive feedback. I always  had a great time reading about other's journey and their results and now i am excited i get to share my own.

Today, I went to get my hair wash at the clinic. They were very helpful to teach me the settle way of washing the hair with shampoo. Here's the donor area pic that i took today after they removed the bandage and rinsed it. Im kinda glad they shaved my hair cause i never had balls to do it before lol.

 

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curious, how many days post op was this pic taken?

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On 5/6/2019 at 10:41 PM, shookwon33 said:

curious, how many days post op was this pic taken?

Hi @shookwon33 this was Day 1 post-op. I had the surgery on April 17th and I had taken the pic after coming back home from my first wash after the clinic on April 18th. You can't really tell I had any done and my hair grew back fast.

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On 4/18/2019 at 7:16 AM, flyinghotnow said:

Day 1.

Hi everyone, I finally did it. After contemplating for many years at he age of 19, and now at the age of 32, i finally saved up enough $$ to get a hair transplant. I went with Dr. Hasson as my first consultation and it went really well as he's very personable, and wants you to look like a rockstar. And of course because he's local. I originally was planning on going with Dr. Diep, however that didn't go to plan and I'm truly glad i went with Dr. Hasson instead. 

 

 Anyways, I had procedure for 3000 grafts to be implanted, it took all day from 7am to 9pm to finish. A lot of bathroom breaks and they offer a huge selection of meals to pick from 3 different restaurants nearby, which i wasn't' expecting. Dr. Hasson also consulted with me with hairline and i always had a big forehead so i wanted it lowered a bit to fit my face more naturally and have more hair dense altogether. Once that was done, the nurses prepped me up and did the extraction and then Dr. Hasson came into work on me and design and then a second pair of nurses assisted the implant. He always checked up on me  once or twice and was getting me more stoked about people's results as he was showing me a previous patient who had came in after 9 months to take pics of his results and it was amazing to see their before after live. In in the end I was pleased with procedure,  and i can't wait to see what i look like going forward.

Below are two pics: the left is after coming home the night of  the transplant and the right is how my M shape hairline was before taken in the car ride to the clinic. You can't really see the hairline difference yet, hopefully it'll turn out like a rockstar. :) Anyways, enjoy, let me know if you have any questions.

P.S. Going home was painful but the pain killers help.919512626_ScreenShot2019-04-18at6_49_42AM.thumb.png.64c52f4de4a0080fbe8bd786f4dd30f4.png

 

 

Awesome, congrats!

 

Any other preop pics to share? A little difficult to get a clear grasp of your baseline hairloss with the one pic you included. Would be great to be able to compare a little more clearly with the post-ops. 

Regardless, good luck! 

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On 5/1/2019 at 2:44 PM, flyinghotnow said:

14th Day Post-Op update.

Pic's are below. I am still scabbing as you can see in the pics and it's quite flaky. I have been using the shampoo provided by Dr. Hassan and just rubbing the hair with my fingertips in a circular motion and not picking at it. I do see hair grafts falling out all the time, especially in the shower, I was told its normal. I like the hairline a lot so far, some hair grafts had fallen off from the hairline on the front so it doesn't look as straight as it was on the first day. However, happy i went through with it as I am used to having a M shape hairline for over 10 years.

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Wow that’s some dense packing, this is gonna be an awesome result 🙌🏼


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when do you guys think is a good time to start hitting the gym lightly? 2 weeks long enough?

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11 hours ago, det9925 said:

when do you guys think is a good time to start hitting the gym lightly? 2 weeks long enough?

I think 3-4 weeks is recommended as you may still may have soreness around your head and wouldn't want to cause more serious impact.

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