Yeah, many credible sources (including the clinic) say it often takes up to 18 months to see the final result. The clinic also said that I'll likely be slower to mature because I'm not on finasteride. Not sure why that would have any effect on DHT-resistant donor hairs, but perhaps it's true.
Yeah, I see what you’re saying, and I agree, still more time for improvement, I actually saw new sprouts ht hairs even close to my 10th month in the frontal area, and maturation really improved for me about after my 12th month but I believe I am a fast grower so I wouldn’t call it a final result for you yet.
And just to prove my point, @CosmoKramer, see the pics I just took with my microscope. Still looks like there's plenty of immature hair. If all of the fine, thin hairs in the pictures are transplanted hairs, I have a lot of improvement ahead of me. On the other hand, if they're actually miniaturized native hairs, then I might be f*cked, but I don't see any reason at the moment to believe that's the case.
Regarding your recent consultation with a UK surgeon. Who was that?
Why did he feel that you may begin to loose hair/thin in your donor? Is your donor showing signs of miniaturisation? Did you discuss this with him?
Obviously for him to recommend you not proceed with surgery, he isn't making this decision due to financial motivations. However this doesn't mean that every surgeon will have the same understanding or approach, or even agree with him.
I am intrigued to learn more.