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Hello,

 

While I researched all of the posts that I read over time, I never thought:

 

1. That I would have a GOOD surgery

2. That I would share my story

 

Now it is my time.

 

I had hair surgery in April of 1996 with a doctor that was no good. It left a wide, bumpy scar in the back and a frontal hairline that could have been done so much better. I was not a kid, but a man in his late 30's who jumped into this like a stupid teenager. The whole thing was a mistake and I felt like I had been ripped-off.

 

It came to the point where I got over the shock of it and decided in 2001 that I would interview surgeons in the midwest to do corrective work.

 

 

What I wanted was to make my frontal hairline perfect - not just improved. I also wanted to get rid of my noticeable donor scar. These were my goals and I wanted to find the right surgeon to do it.

 

After 11 consultations I eventually decided that a Dr. Shapiro in Minneapolis and Dr. KOnior in Chicago were probably the top guys to do what I wanted done. I chose Dr. Konior because of his plastic surgery background, because he was closer, and because I thought that he would do it right. He took his time with me and was patient through all of my questioning and scepticism. And I appreciated it. I saw a few of his patients,including someone who happened to be an acquaintence of mine. His work sold me on his ability.

 

It has been almost 10 months to the day since Dr. Konior did my transplants and the scar revision and I have my life back thanks to him. The scar in back is nearly impossible to see unless you go digging for it and my hairline looks soft and natural like it should have 7 years ago. I can wear my hair short again with my hat and I can swim again. You don't know what it feels like to go from being embarrassed and hiding your hairline to feeling good about yourself. It is like being set free from a cage. My experience with Dr. Konior was wonderful and I would tell anyone in the Midwest that he is exactly what I was looking for when I started researching this again. He is the best guy that I found and he got it right.

 

Peace,

 

Kilroy

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I've had a few consults with the Konior staff and I would go to them if Konior was doing HT's soley. But he does other cosmetic surgeries and what Tom told me was that Konior would get bored just doing transplants. So I get the feeling that yeah he may give good scars, and I've seen a patient of his. The scarS are thin, that's right, he gave this patients 2 scars; one for each procedure. That was another flag. But I don't think he tries to perfect transplant surgery and make it the best, I just think it's another part of this work..another area to meet the need of his customer/patient. So that's why I'm holding back from going to him. I just think there are more doctors/businessmen/practioners who focus on just HT's, that's what I want.

 

Let it Grow.

Let it Grow.

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Backnats,

 

I value your opinion just as I have valued and read everyone else's story. I went to the link above and read about Gentlman's experience with Dr. Konior. He also had a great experience with him and says as much. My head and his head speak nothing but gratitude for the work that Dr. Konior did. He does transplants 5 days a week. I don't care if he does basketweaving on Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the other doctors that are supposed to be as good are actually family doctors, gynecologist, etc. who have no surgical training at all. My research found articles written by Dr. Konior in the early 1990's on single hair grafting. He was one of the first. Don't be silly about not wanting to go to him because he isn't an internist or family doctor or some other kind of doctor who can't do any other type of surgery. Dr. Konior has about the best hair credentials I've seen and he has more experience on a daily basis than 90% of the guys out there. He has operated on at least 5 other cops that I know of. He is going to get a lot more of them to after my experience.

 

Thanks for your opinion and to everyone else's opinion and God bless.

 

Peace, Kilroy

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Ok, I hear that Konior improved your scar situation...that is good news. I have a problem in that area too and because of it, I haven't considered to go swimming..I know sad. How many grafts did you get prior to that revision AND how wide was that scar AND how wide is it now? What color hair do u have? How long did u keep your hair in the back prior to the revision AND now how short can u cut it back there without noticing a scar? Thanks in advance for your answers.

 

Let it Grow.

Let it Grow.

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Backnats,

 

What do you mean how short and how wide the scar? My hair is short and I can wear it short with a hat now. I used to have an ugly scar but now you won't find it unless you go looking around for it, but obviously nobody is going to do that. It's as good as gone. That's what I wanted. My intention is not to play doctor with my head or nobody else's but to tell everybody about my experience and let them know I found what I was looking for. That's why you do your research and find the best doctor. Dr. Konior did a wonderful job on me and I know he's made a lot of other guys happy to. God bless him for it. You need to find your own doctor and have your own wonderful experience. God willing you will. That' the end of my story and I hope that it will help.

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