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Hello all, i had a FUE hair transplant operation 2 months ago in Turkey and they implanted 2850 grafts and since then i noticed my donor area is so thin especially in the right side.

So will it stay like this forever or will it improve a little bit ?

These photos are 2 months after the operation

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It could be shock loss, only thing you can do is wait another 2-3 months and assess your donor again, hopefully it's just shock loss.

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This is a perfect example of shock loss, sometimes it takes a few months for the area to recover, if stays like that at the 6 month mark then it's likely over harvested

 

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It could be shock loss, or it could be depletion. The moth eaten appearance is a  trademark of these low-cost FUE hair mills in Turkey. I hope it improves, only time will tell.


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20 hours ago, Abi28 said:

This is a perfect example of shock loss, sometimes it takes a few months for the area to recover, if stays like that at the 6 month mark then it's likely over harvested

 

Thank you, i hope it improve like this case.

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20 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

It could be shock loss, or it could be depletion. The moth eaten appearance is a  trademark of these low-cost FUE hair mills in Turkey. I hope it improves, only time will tell.

You are right , i got deceived by their marketing and previous cases but after the operation i realized that they are more like a mill than a hospital, the transplanted area is so far good but the donor area is not good at all.

I started noticing since day 10 after the operation that the right side is much thinner than the left side and its not improving that much since then, so does that mean that it's most likely a depletion ?

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18 minutes ago, 0GraftsSurvived said:

I started noticing since day 10 after the operation that the right side is much thinner than the left side and its not improving that much since then, so does that mean that it's most likely a depletion ?

Only time will tell, if it stays like that in the next 2-3 months then it's likely over harvested, grow you hair longer and try to cover it and see how it looks. Don't be discouraged, your donor is actually not bad, it could have been way worse, there is always a way to fix your donor, I had something similar happen to me and I had a patchy area on my left side, I had 100 grafts implanted in that area, my donor looks fine now, smp is also an option. Hopefully its just shock loss and your donor recovers in the next few months, patience is key here.

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1 minute ago, Abi28 said:

Only time will tell, if it stays like that in the next 2-3 months then it's likely over harvested, grow you hair longer and try to cover it and see how it looks. Don't be discouraged, your donor is actually not bad, it could have been way worse, there is always a way to fix your donor, I had something similar happen to me and I had a patchy area on my left side, I had 100 grafts implanted in that area, my donor looks fine now, smp is also an option. Hopefully its just shock loss and your donor recovers in the next few months, patience is key here.

I hope it improves too, let's see.

I also though of having smp on the donor area, so do you know what would be the right time to do it ? and how long approximately can it last ?

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Just now, 0GraftsSurvived said:

I hope it improves too, let's see.

I also though of having smp on the donor area, so do you know what would be the right time to do it ? and how long approximately can it last ?

I wouldn't think about SMP right now since you are only 2 months post op, it will be improve for sure, wait for the 6 month mark and assess your donor again, I don't really know a lot about SMP but I think it could last a year maybe.

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5 minutes ago, Abi28 said:

I wouldn't think about SMP right now since you are only 2 months post op, it will be improve for sure, wait for the 6 month mark and assess your donor again, I don't really know a lot about SMP but I think it could last a year maybe.

Great, i will wait a couple of months and see then if it didn't improve i may consider SMP or implanting the patched area also would be a great option since it will last forever.

 

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