Jump to content

Dr. Konior, December 2020, FUT 2,380 Grafts


Recommended Posts

I began losing my hair in my teens.  By the time I finally got to go in for surgery, I had receding temples, and thinning from front to vertex.  Thankfully, I had a pretty good donor area to work with, and was referred to Dr. Konior by a relative of mine who found out I was going to go to a "hair mill" and wind up with plugs and intervened, and pointed me to these forums to learn more before undergoing such a major decision.  Here are some progress photos for those considering the same.

Pre-Transplant front and then styled photos of the crown and front.  Styling was key for me for many years, the wax style made such a difference in my hair at least in the frontal areas.

IMG_1134.thumb.JPEG.b64607afe033074fe98fda106586ae7b.JPEGIMG_1143.thumb.JPEG.6f49e87d02cd1919952a3d5462f28083.JPEGIMG_1141.thumb.JPEG.afce5995a4a55de39a4d3e35ee7c4a9a.JPEG

Day Zero (Surgery):  I received 2,380 grafts about 25% were 3's, 60% were 2's and the rest were singles.  All in all, nearly 5,000 hairs.  This was in December 2020, the year of the dumpster fire, but something good would come from it, in finally getting this procedure.

Day One:  Felt pretty good from surgery, my least favorite thing was the dreaded horseshoe from shaving the recipient site.  The longer side hair around the donor area was greasy and clumpy from Neosporin, so it not only looked awful, but felt bad too.  Aside from this, we were happy with the initial results.  Recipient Site, Donor Site (AKA Greasy Horseshoe)

IMG_1205.thumb.JPEG.fa6d389d5dae8d458d2be6aa6011527f.JPEGIMG_1219.thumb.JPEG.8de13718155d29bfe17561a8fd01f4e6.JPEG

Day Four:  This was the day I got to fly home from Chicago, they did one final cleaning of me that day and they were nice enough on day three to buzz the rest of the hair and rid me of the Greasy Horseshoe. 10/10 recommend this, your recipient shaved area is going to take a while to grow back so might as well be comfortable as you go and you are way less depressed when looking in the mirror.  I actually didn't even wear my loose hat in the airport even though I'd been cleared to, off chance I would be seen by anyone I knew in an airport in another city, more off chance they'd recognize me given the cut and COVID mask, and I had become a little de-sensitized over the five days in Chicago.  I actually only wore a hat during the first two weeks for Christmas photos.  People really don't care or give much of a look these days.

IMG_1226.thumb.JPEG.33b1e610fe0780afcd4e660a951dbe79.JPEG

Day Twelve:  This is the day I got my stitches removed.  Dr. K said that they could have been removed two days prior, and the removing doctor of course agreed and was thankful I didn't wait for my Day 15 appt I had scheduled.  However you know Christmas happened and everywhere was closed.  Day Twelve was the best I could do.  Doctor stated that I had some build up but would go away once I started regular washing rather than being extra careful and probably not doing as good of a job.  This day was AMAZING, I came home and showered a little more regularly with the stitches gone, still using gentle touches and lukewarm water temperature.  Getting out of this shower felt like a new man.  These pictures came the next day as I wanted to wait to let the aggravation from removal go away, as well as get to buzzing the area a little more evenly where it was longer around the stitch site previously.  As you can see I still have some crusty scabs in the front taking their time coming off, but they're on their way out and have improved GREATLY.  I've been putting aloe on the area since day six and that's really when the scabs started coming off.  I've avoided picking at them, mostly I just wipe gently post shower with a dry soft rag, and whatever clumps to it is what comes off for the day, here is the view from the top.  Third is a picture that shows the scar as well as no mans land that wasn't cleaned well, between the scar which got good careful shower attention, and the graft zone which got good careful attention, be careful not to neglect this area as I did, as it now gets to get in on the healing party too.  Finally we have a closer shot of the bottom of the scar, and one of the more sensitive side terminal of the scar.  I will say that day thirteen of these photos is the first day I really reduced the Advil intake from every 4-6 hours to about twice a day.

IMG_1258.thumb.JPEG.42354dbfbe172669a63dfbeda0c33449.JPEGIMG_1268.thumb.JPEG.fec6943ba15f12cf5243cf6c70acb6f8.JPEGIMG_1255.thumb.JPEG.f50219cecc7b6ac56b2e44aa62ee829c.JPEG

IMG_1260.thumb.JPEG.172a9c1e80596a8350b5a609ba17c1f7.JPEGIMG_1262.thumb.JPEG.bca4c2f6c16869c772e39319faebdd39.JPEG

To be continued.

 

Edited by uklex0608
Continuation
  • Like 1

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, uklex0608 said:

Posted an update to original post with some additional pictures from nearly two weeks in, they’re linked as the underlined text.

The pics are not shown when you open the links: Access Denied. I find it better to just post the pictures here without the links - much easier to follow than having to open a link in a new tab.

  • Like 2

Minoxidil 1x day

Stopped Fin due to sides

HT With Dr. Konior December 2020: https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/anotherhairlossdude/4442

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, anotherhairlosssufferer said:

The pics are not shown when you open the links: Access Denied. I find it better to just post the pictures here without the links - much easier to follow than having to open a link in a new tab.

Had no idea, reposted all the photos into the post.  I was wondering why people did it the other way and figured it was just because it was easier not to link.

Edited by uklex0608

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You have fantastic hair — both color and texture — for a HT. You did right by going with Dr. K. I can already tell this is going to be a home run grand slam.

Aside, we're both in about the same spot. I also saw Dr. K (Nov. 4, 2020) for a 2,400 graft procedure. Also got my stitches removed on Day 12. It was about a 60/40 split, with the majority of grafts going toward the crown; I previously had a procedure with Dr. K in 2012 for about 4,400 grafts, all of which went toward the front half. Changed my life.

This was me after 12 days. Did FUT twice. Intend to fill the scar later this spring with beard hair. fwiw.

1998227138_Viewrecentphotos2.thumb.jpeg.13a4fdda09dc72dd1ff4d95f5976402b.jpeg910974392_Viewrecentphotos-1.thumb.jpeg.603d19cb706e212f2bc8adcce5f730ea.jpeg

  • Like 2

FUT procedure w/ Dr. K (2012)
Second FUT, Dr. K, Nov. 2020 (mini update)
Third procedure, FUE, Dr. K, 03/21, 400 beard to scar (stay tuned)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, champybaby said:

You have fantastic hair — both color and texture — for a HT. You did right by going with Dr. K. I can already tell this is going to be a home run grand slam.

Aside, we're both in about the same spot. I also saw Dr. K (Nov. 4, 2020) for a 2,400 graft procedure. Also got my stitches removed on Day 12. It was about a 60/40 split, with the majority of grafts going toward the crown; I previously had a procedure with Dr. K in 2012 for about 4,400 grafts, all of which went toward the front half. Changed my life.

This was me after 12 days. Did FUT twice. Intend to fill the scar later this spring with beard hair. fwiw.

1998227138_Viewrecentphotos2.thumb.jpeg.13a4fdda09dc72dd1ff4d95f5976402b.jpeg910974392_Viewrecentphotos-1.thumb.jpeg.603d19cb706e212f2bc8adcce5f730ea.jpeg

Looks like a pretty small scar to me, but I also have the gameplan that my final procedure, whether or not the hair gods decide I need a second FUT or not is TBD, will be to fill in the scar via FUE.  Thankfully I was told that I had a great donor area both in terms of hair and laxity, and that I should be able to get another FUT out pretty easily should I choose to do so.  Looking at your original procedure, how does it feel to look a decade younger one day in the mirror? I keep looking at mine in the mirror and am shocked by how much better it even looks buzzed, especially since the top was shaved, so I'm only seeing the transplanted hair and none of the native hair in the surgical area.

  • Like 1

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, uklex0608 said:

  Looking at your original procedure, how does it feel to look a decade younger one day in the mirror?

When I was 26, people legitimately thought I was 36. Today, I'm 38, but if I have a clean shave, people think I'm in my late 20s or very early 30s. I really take care of myself, but growing hair isn't something that can be gained by lifting weights, eating right or by finding a better job, for example. A HT is the only way. And to that end, I believe you must go to the best.

Getting my procedure done w/ Dr. K was objectively a life changing moment.

  • Like 2

FUT procedure w/ Dr. K (2012)
Second FUT, Dr. K, Nov. 2020 (mini update)
Third procedure, FUE, Dr. K, 03/21, 400 beard to scar (stay tuned)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...
Posted (edited)

Hey there HT network.  I thought I would give a update of where I'm at so I took some roughly three month pictures.  Looking forward to continued growth and for it to get to my normal length again post shave.
IMG_1504.thumb.jpg.019c23176d5c16f2bee035e778ca8de9.jpg

IMG_1505.thumb.jpg.d923ce029aa93a848ba4a46963e5b02e.jpg

IMG_1507.thumb.jpg.d70bc07d28438c624cb14f4cd13d733e.jpg

Edited by uklex0608
  • Like 1

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

Looks right on track 👍🏼

  • Thanks 1

I do not provide medical advice, recommendations, all responses are my opinion.

My Hair Transplant Journey

Melvin- Associate Publisher and Forum Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q&A Blog.

Follow our Social Media Instagram @thehairtransplantnetwork FacebookPintrest, Linkedin and YouTube.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...
Posted (edited)

Four months in and my first normal haircut.  A cropped photo at a distance (what normal people see) vs the up close bright light photo (what we all see as we inspect super closely) is a huge difference.  Also, looks like I can pull off a three guard pretty well, as I can't see any hint of my scar line.  Very excited to see what the next four and then a full year get me.

IMG_1775.jpg.3a456f2da54c46ae922a81ad7422e0ba.jpgIMG_1774.thumb.jpg.7db943b1635bf4a012b866be76593e21.jpgIMG_1772.thumb.jpg.a5754b20d1bb1c1b7c437fb33b8e6ed1.jpg

Edited by uklex0608
  • Like 2

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
Posted (edited)

Asketh and receiveth 🤣.  Approx 6.5 months post op!

I am thrilled with the progress!  I got a haircut this week and my stylist mentioned that I still had a good bit of shorter hairs that are still filling out and may look even better once they’re the length of everything else.

 @JohnAC71 & @Otar NorwoodF7415ADB-5AE9-4556-BFF7-52CF3410B4BF.thumb.jpeg.5a47e110fa5030014345b054cebc7ae6.jpeg

4F4B79F8-1CAF-4C5E-ABF4-59A32D5444D9.thumb.jpeg.89e34a333f8a7a8c374a767d0a76ce6e.jpeg

Edited by uklex0608
  • Like 1

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, JohnAC71 said:

Wow 🤩 glad we asked 😂🤣 love the progress ! It’s really taken off since the last time you checked in... thanks for the update 🙏

Of course!  I haven’t thought about it as much lately as I’ve been having a very active summer (and because it’s gone so well).  But if I slip again, I have alerts set on this post, so just call me out!  :)

  • Like 1

My Hair Transplant: 12/14/2020, 2,380 FUT, Dr. Konior
Medication:  Finasteride 1mg daily (most days I remember)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...