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Looking good man, 

Definite improvement 👍🏼

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If the patient does not require any further surgeries due to MPB being stabilised, or the patient does not want any further procedures, or simply cannot afford them in the future (Dadda even says he h

That makes absolutely no sense and if it did there would be many other doctors that would adopt that theory as well. I have a feeling that it makes extractions quicker for him that’s y he does it that

I had a 1300 graft FUE with Dr. Diep back in February and he harvested in a similar manner. It wasn’t a one-off decision because he was running late in @Dadda’s case.    I do think that the lar

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On 5/20/2020 at 9:11 PM, Melvin-Moderator said:

@Dadda 

Sorry to hear that you’re discouraged. Two months is still early, and I think things will start to improve in the coming months. Please continue to keep us updated, and I wish you the best man.

Defenitly an improvement , thanx for chimmin was really dis courage’s few weeks ago . The Growth is finally starting to kick off 

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Past due for an update in 2 days it will be my 19th week and today marks day 131 ! Growth is really starting to thicken up . My donor area still looks Sketch (in the pic, sides/back is a 7 guard) to me it still looks over harvested .  My right side Of recepient  area at an angle has that corn field row appearance and the left is fairly undetectable . 

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6 hours ago, transplantedphil said:

Great to see early growth which is good!

Pretty sure nobody would notice your donor outside of the HT world (and even then prob not at that length). Is that as low a guard as you want to shave your head?

Thanx man yeah me too ! Yeah the hair is starting to really come in now =D and I wish I could go A  lower guard a around 3 or so I like skin fades but , idk looks like I’m going to have to let it grow out more  ? My gf said you can’t tell unless your paying attention and look at it at an angle and in certain lighting  ... ? Some examples at a lower guard (4) in different lighting . Is the donor area pretty much done as far as healing and growth back there goes  ?? 

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5 months is typically the minimum amount of time the donor needs to heal. your issue wasn't really a matter of healing though as your extraction pattern wasnt approached in a homogenous fashion, so this was always going to be the likely end result. If you do ever do get another operation to accomodate future loss its going to be a real easy fix, but yeah i really dont get the rationale for this.

having said that you can easily get away wth a number 4. I think its probably going to be one of things that now youre self conscious about it it has the potential to annoy you - if you can dont let it (and then please tell me to take my own advice lol).

please continue to keep us updated!

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In my opinion, you look great, both in the recipient and the donor. I really cannot see any issues at all. Thanks for keeping us updated, quite impressive growth this early.

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On 8/4/2020 at 3:00 PM, Dadda said:

My right side Of recepient  area at an angle has that corn field row appearance and the left is fairly undetectable .

I was knocked out for most of the procedure with Dr. Diep, but you seem to have been awake for all of it. Do you remember if he marked the donor site for symmetrical extraction at all? As far as I could tell, as soon as the shaving was done and the anesthesia kicked in, he just went right into extraction.

 

 

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2 hours ago, jimcraig152 said:

I was knocked out for most of the procedure with Dr. Diep, but you seem to have been awake for all of it. Do you remember if he marked the donor site for symmetrical extraction at all? As far as I could tell, as soon as the shaving was done and the anesthesia kicked in, he just went right into extraction.

 

 

He didn’t mark extraction . Sums up about what I remember as well . He did all the extractions out really quick ,made incisions really fast and left . Honestly he was in the room no longer an hour total time , it was mostly his assistants who I spent most my time with . Although I do feel like he short cuts his teq/work to complete 2 surgeries a day plus endless consultation meetings . The guy does execute and from what I’ve seen results aren’t bad . I feel like mine to soon to tell but not bad ,I’m just worried about my donor and the cornrow field appearance. 

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@Dadda, with either the extractions or incisions, did he start from the left and work to the right side? You probably won't be able to answer about the extractions being that he was behind you. But the graft incisions, were those done from left side first, then right?

A repeating theme with Dr. Diep's work is that the right side is far inferior from the left side both in terms of the graft incisions and the donor extractions.

7 hours ago, Dadda said:

I’m just worried about my donor and the cornrow field appearance. 

As I am with my procedure with Dr. Diep. I feel Dr. Diep does two things exceedingly well:

  1. Yield is excellent. There are a few isolated horror stories out there. But HT just isn't going to work with some people's physiology and habits. So it is possible that those folks would have went to another surgeon and found the same results
  2. He has an accute understating of facial composition and places the hairline perfectly. Like, If Peyton Manning walked into MHTA with his five-head, he wouldn't walk out looking like Usher. If Peyton Manning had Usher's hairline, it would be worse than having his five-head now.
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He did start from left to right both extraction and incision . Yeah I agree ! Yeah hair transplant isn’t a guarantee and could be hit and miss . All that being said diep does have good result far as yields go with out a doubt I’m barely at 5 months and it’s looking full and getting thick ! I have have friends and some acquaintances I know in England that have gone to Harley st  with great yields and extraction was spread out through back and sides of head I seemed that teq leaves a better and undetectable donor as long with a natural look in recepient area 

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12 hours ago, Dadda said:

He didn’t mark extraction . Sums up about what I remember as well . He did all the extractions out really quick ,made incisions really fast and left . Honestly he was in the room no longer an hour total time , it was mostly his assistants who I spent most my time with . Although I do feel like he short cuts his teq/work to complete 2 surgeries a day plus endless consultation meetings . The guy does execute and from what I’ve seen results aren’t bad . I feel like mine to soon to tell but not bad ,I’m just worried about my donor and the cornrow field appearance. 

Yep, those are the two main things I worry about as well with my surgery. Corn row appearance is frustrating, and not really getting better lol. So interesting that it happened to both of us, only on the right side. 

The growth on the other hand is pretty solid! Which is awesome

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11 hours ago, NicoAustralia said:

Has anyone ever got an explanation as to why Diep implants grafts in rows like this?

We/you will never get one. And if you buy the thing about the asymetrical harvesting of the donor site being to "preserve virgin donor sites for future procedures", I have some beach front property in Idaho to sell you.

I am a recent MHTA client and have thoughts on around his technical flaws. I just don't want to hijack Dadda's thread. Probably will save it for my own thread as things progress.

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12 hours ago, jimcraig152 said:

We/you will never get one. And if you buy the thing about the asymetrical harvesting of the donor site being to "preserve virgin donor sites for future procedures", I have some beach front property in Idaho to sell you.

I am a recent MHTA client and have thoughts on around his technical flaws. I just don't want to hijack Dadda's thread. Probably will save it for my own thread as things progress.

I've been following your thread too mate. 

Diep has definitely got great results in the past so I can't really say his methods are bad but I just don't understand why you would implant that way? Surely the only thing you're doing is increasing the chances that it ends up looking unnatural?

As for the donor thing. Looks terrible to me personally, I can't think of any good reason he would have done it this way. Is he getting lazy? Was he having a bad day? Is he trying something new? Am I completely wrong and he has a good reason?

 

Who knows.

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