JoDirt

Dr. John Diep

Hair transplant surgeon
Hair transplant patient

JoDirt

JoDirt

About

Growing up, my hair has always been fine on the top. But as I got older, the front started receeding gradually. I've been looking at hair transplant since i was around 25, but thank goodness I didnt do it with MHR or Bosley. I waited and waited, and told myself, its time to I got myself a nice birthday present this year.


My Surgical Treatments to Date

After months of researching and talking to members of the forum and doctors, I decided to go with a doctor that is not listed on the coalition network, but nevertheless delivered in my opinion excellent results. He understudy with a pioneer doctor in this field, and I have spoken with that doctor who reassure me that Dr.Diep does good work. With that, my surgery was scheduled. 1 HT session on 3-18-08. Initially, i was told I would need 1500 grafts to rebuild my hairline. During the procedure, the Doctor was able to harvest 1865 grafts which he nicely dense packed them in the front and reinforce behind the hairline and my native hair.

My Non Surgical Treatments

none, been on and off propecia, but im probably going to get back on and try for at least a year. I wont be using Rogaine tho, because I get a really bad itch from it.

Bald Class

Bald class 3A

Norwood class 3A

The Norwood Class A patterns are characterized by a predominantly front to back progression of hair loss. These patterns lack the connecting bridge across the top of the scalp and generally have more limited hair loss in the crown, even when advanced.

i lost some confidence in my ability to interact with people, back of my mind, i thought people were staring at my high frontal hairline, especially females.

none

Too early to tell on the results, but looking at it, I know my Doctor did an excellent job.
I went against the grain and chose a doctor who was unknown to many, but like all great doctors on the forum, it only takes one patient to believe in their work.  I am that one for Dr.Diep and believe he will deliver excellent quality workmanship.

hair transplant

im happier now, and i cant wait when my hair starts growing out.   Hell, I just offer a new job because i got hair transplant done. =)
WOW, what a confident booster!!

research and research and pick a doctor who you are comfortable with. listen to your heart.

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My Latest journal entries

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

3.5 Months after Surgery I know its been awhile, been busy with work and my social life has just been awesome after my hair transplant and having my confidence restored. Sorry if the pictures are kinda blurry and bad, taken from my camera phone.

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

Doc's camera on surgery day these are better pictures of my hair transplant taken by Dr.Diep

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

10th day post ops Came to my appt today, scabs was really bad, Dr.Diep technican helped clean out all my scabs and removed my staples. Im glad I went to a local doctor and his staff, who really took care of me, everything I need, I got.

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

6 days post ops So today is my 6 days post ops. Everything is going well, I am healing nicely and will be getting half of my staples removed today and the rest out on Friday, which is the tenth day. I have been applying aloe vera to the donor and receipent(sp) area, thanks guys for sharing that info to use aloe vera. I'm still extremely very careful when washing my head. It was weird washing my head for the first time because the Dr. staffs have alway been doing it for me, everyday. I am totally spoil by them. Here are some pictures I just took with my camera phone, no one really noticed my hair transplant, as you can see the staples are well covered.

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

Pre Surgery Heres a picture of my hairline prior to my hair transplant. noticed the high receeding hairline. Dr.Diep gave me a nice three finger gap between my new hairline and top of my eyes. He didnt want to go lower then I would look very weird. three fingers gap is what I wanted, prior to surgery, i had a four finger gap which I really hated. Initially, it was going to be slightly higher than 3 fingers, but during surgery, he went aggressive and gave me what i wanted, a low hairline. Of course, i didnt know about this because I was sleeping throughout the whole procedure, when I woke up, he told me he went lower and i was sure glad he did.

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

1 hour after Surgery Here are the pics I took immediately after I got home from surgery.

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JoDirt
Bald class: 3A
Procedure 1

Pre Op This is my hair how it looked before hair transplant surgery.