Hair transplant patient

cub2000

cub2000

About

I have been reading other testimonies on this web blog. I really miss my days when my hair was all full. I want to get that image back, if not the young age, at least the hair.
Dr. True seems to have earned some good testimonies on this forum here. I scheduled an appointment with him last year and other hair restoration doctors in Massashusetts. Other doctors seem to have lower rates and they are local, meaning I don't have to travel to New York to get the procedure done. Reading further, people seem to recommend that the surgery costs that much and it's really not something you do too often, so pick a good doctor and travel to him to get the job done right. OK, I get the point. I was a bit tight with cash last year, so I waited until this year to do get the hair transplant done.
I contacted Dr. True's office and was told that I didn't have to schedule another appointment for evaluation. That means the estimate of 1400 graft surgery still stand. Oh well, I'll go for it. My surgery will be this Nov 14th 2007. Dr. True and his staff so far seem very professional. I sent his assistant an email, CC him on a Saturday with a pre-surgery question on a Saturday without much hope that I'd get a reply until Monday. Nope, Dr. True himself called me at home to address my concern on the Saturday afternoon. I'm happy so far.
I'll send more updates.


Bald Class

Bald class 4

Norwood class 4

Characterized by further frontal hair loss and enlargement of vertex, but there is still a solid band of hair across the top (mid-scalp) separating front and vertex.

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cub2000
Bald class: 4
Procedure 1

10 days after surgery At day 10, the grafts are starting to fall out.  I'm lightly moving my finger tips long the surgery area and I can see some grafts on my hands.  Things are not looking any better (yet), but at least the red dots on my crown are not there (btw, they were gone after 2 days.)  I'm going to have my wife removing the stiches tomorrow.  Can't wait to see the new hair.  What is it, a year from now?  Oh well, I can wait.

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cub2000
Bald class: 4
Procedure 1

Days before surgery I have been reading other testimonies on this web blog.  I really miss my days when my hair was all full.  I want to get that image back, if not the young age, at least the hair.  Dr. True seems to have earned some good testimonies on this forum here.  I scheduled an appointment with him last year and other doctors in Massashusetts.  Other doctors seem to have lower rate and they are local, meaning I don't have to travel to New York to get the procedure done.  Reading further, people seem to recommend that the surgery costs that much and it's really not something you do too often, so pick a good doctor and travel to him to get the job done right.  OK, I get the point.  I was a bit tight with cash last year, so I waited until this year to do get the procedure done.  I contacted Dr. True's office and was told that I didn't have to schedule another appointment for evaluation.  That means the estimate of 1400 graft surgery still stand.  Oh well, I'll go for it.  My surgery will be this Nov 14th 2007.  Dr. True and his staff so far seem very professional.  I sent his assistant an email, CC him on a Saturday with a pre-surgery question on a Saturday without much hope that I'd get a reply until Monday.  Nope, Dr. True himself called me at home to address my concern on the Saturday afternoon.  I'm happy so far.  Here's my current hair before the surgery.  I'll send more updates.

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cub2000
Bald class: 4
Procedure 1

Two days after the surgery The surgery went well.  The majority of the work (taking the donor hair, planting them on the designated place) was done by Dr True's assistants.  Jose and Joe did take a good care of me.  The conversation, the procedures all were handled well by Jose and Joe.  During the break time, I walked out and observed Jose and Joe working on my hair.  A chunk of my head skin was taken out, not just the hair itself as I originally thought.  He even let me look through the microscope to see how my hair look like.  I was given the pain pills, but I didn't take them.  I took tylenol instead.  The pain bothered me the night of the surgery and the day after.  I tried not to take the pain pills and I think I got past it.  Today is Friday.  I woke up not having to deal with the kind of pain I had the day after the surgery.  My head is still heavy, but not painful anymore.  I'll wait until tonight to shampoo the head for the first time.  All went well so far.