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URGENT HAIR TRANSPLANT HELP AND ADVICE PLEASE

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Hi all

Apologies if i come across naive this is my first time i am posting on a forum.
I have heard alot about this forum and would like some help and advice from this helpful community. I will try my hardest to give as much information as possible. 

I am 32 years old, live in the UK, smoker, and on no hair loss medications. I have always stayed away from propecia because of the side effects. 

I started losing my hair when i was 25 and now i’m almost bald. I think my hair loss is norwood 6 and my donor area is ok not the best. I really need to get a hair transplant done now. 

I would really appreciate if you guys can help me and give me some advice so i can make the right decision and eliminate any possible problems. 

1. What country is best to go for hair transplant?
2. Is Turkey good? 
3. Who is the best surgeon in Turkey? 
4. Who are the best surgeons in the world 
5. Is there any new FUE techniques? 
6. What is the best Pen / Blade a surgeon should use?
7. How to choose a good surgeon? 
8. How big should the hole be when the surgeon makes the incision?
9. How can i achieve the best result from an FUE?
10. Should i get any insurance? 
11. How close should the hairs be transplanted?
12. If i need grafts from my beard who are the best surgeons?
13. Are the surgeons who do hair transplant for celebrities the best?
14. What questions should i ask the surgeon? 
15. Any other general advice and tips?

Thank you very much for reading my post and i look forward to any replies. Please share as much advice, knowledge and tips. 

I have no margin for error and i really need to get this right and i’m with help from all you guys i think i might just get through it.


PLEASE TELL ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW TO ELIMINATE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE.

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Lol at this post. Half of your questions are subjective and/or depend upon your unique situation. I suggest you do a ton of research before booking surgery rather than expecting easy answers on a forum. It will only help you in your decision at the end 

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Everybodys case is individual. Look at patient posted progress/results threads, contact doctors/clinics that you see doing good work for their patients, and book some consultations with them so they can answer your questions....and don’t rush it.

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@Hair transplant help if you are a NW6 or higher you will need two surgeries to get the best possible outcome.

1. It’s not about the country but the Doctor. For my first HT in 2008 to rebuild the hairline I chose the best at that time for hairlines which was Dr. Rahal and last year I needed to rebuild my crown using the maximum amount of beard grafts so I chose the best for BHT mega sessions. 

2. Turkey is the world capital of botched hair transplant and 99% of the clinics are a risk but the other 1% are world class. 

3 Dr. Keser does some of the best hairlines in this forum. Dr. Kaan Pekiner is a master at beard mega sessions and HLC Ankara is putting out some great results but they have 6 doctors so no way of knowing who is getting those great results and which Doc will do the surgery. Dr. Demirsoy also has some nice results but he uses technicians to implant the grafts (dealbraker for me). 

4. Konior, Couto, Lorenzo, Feriduni, De Freitas (be prepared for 2 year wait lists and high prices). 

5. What matters are the results the doctor can achieve and not the technique. For instance, Dr.  Konior is achieving some of the best results in the world and he uses stick&place to implant grafs when the newest technique is direct hair implantation with Lion Implantor Pens. Konior does use WAW to extract the hairs which is the most recent extraction technique that is said to have the lowest graft transection rate. 

6. Again what matters is the skill of surgeon. Supposedly the best technique are WAW to extract and DHI to implant but the best in the world are not doing both WAW and DHI and are getting better results than any other doctor. 

7. Look at a lot of results posted by patients in this forum and others.

8. My advise is that the Doctor should be doing the whole surgery. Unless you go to icon like H&W that will have a amazing tech team because any tech in the world would kill to work for them. 

9. Chose a Doctor with great results posted by patients. 

10. It’s a surgery so if something goes wrong you should have medical insurance for post op care. In Portugal the best hospitals are public and here in Europe we don’t pay for public health care but that might be different in other countries so it’s always good to be insured should anything goes wrong and you need to be hospitalized (if you would need to be hospitalized in the US you would probably go broke). 

11. Trust the doctor. 

12. For me it’s Kaan Pekiner and HLC. 

13. Heck no! Clinics pay celebrities to have their hair transplant with them and post on instagram promoting the clinic but the reality is that a average person will not have the same level of surgery as a celebrity paid to endorse the clinic. Just like the images on the clinics website (many of them don’t even belong to the clinic). 

14. Always ask to the surgeon what is his role in the surgery and what is the background of his technical support team. 

15. Have a look at Dr. Bruno Ferreira in Portugal, he works in Madrid with Dr. Lorenzo but also has is own clinic in Portugal (half price). Every case is different, I went with Dr. Kaan because I needed a beard mega session and he has a lot experience with over 1800 beard grafts in one day but the diagnosis I got from Dr. Bruno was the best I have ever received. 

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Do lots of research and don't rush into making any major decisions at this point in time. You have lots to learn.

.....Paddy...

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"URGENT HAIR TRANSPLANT"

No such thing.

"I really need to get a hair transplant done now."

No you don't.


4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

My results thread from 1st procedure.

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Hi portugal

how can i get 2 surgeries i dont have much donor. 

How do you know who is the best? And who is the best now?

thanks for the turkey clinic and surgeons.

i dont know what stick and place, DHI, WAW, and lion pen. 

I would like for a surgeon and not the team to do a surgery.

I THOUGHT THE CELEBRITIES WILL GET THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! Hahaha

Beard hair is totally different so how does that look? I dont mind getting some grafts from my beard aswell who shall i go to i just dont want to be bald.

Many thanks for all the information. 

Portugal25 i hope you dont mind me saying this but are you on this forum to help people. you have alot of knowledge Just guide me in the right direction please. 

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You want people on here to choose the “best” surgeon for you....that’s impossible.

You want help but have not posted any photos of your hair and donor situation.

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13 hours ago, 1978matt said:

"URGENT HAIR TRANSPLANT"

No such thing.

"I really need to get a hair transplant done now."

No you don't.

An hair transplant is not "urgent" by definition... we don't lose hair overnight 

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@Hair transplant help you really need to do more research so check the tutorials on the different techniques below. 

DHI - Direct Hair Implantation with Implantor Pens:

https://www.treatmentroomslondon.com/direct-hair-implantation-implanter-pen-hair-transplants-what-you-need-to-know/

Stick&Place 

https://www.hairtransplantmentor.com/what-is-stick-and-place/

WAW FUE System 

http://www.devroyeinstruments.com

Remember that what matters is the skill of the surgeon and not the technique.


Regarding beard hair you will need to have the Doctor check your beard to see if it’s suitable for a transplant to your scalp.

Check as much patient results as you can and then it’s matter of seeing of the Doctors with the results you liked will fit your budget.

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