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Dr. Jean Devroye

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Hair transplant patient

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About

I started losing hair quite at an early age, when I was sixteen. At the beginning I was not particularly worried, because there was not, to my knowledge, a baldness pattern in my family.After some time, I started to realise that the hair loss was not a temporary accident but a more or less constant pattern; still, I was not paying particular attention to it.


My Surgical Treatments to Date

1st surgery: 2320 grafts, 4717 hair2nd surgery: 1551 grafts, 3161 hairDr Devroye in Brussels

Bald Class

Bald class 5A

Norwood stage 5A

In stage 5A, the hairline continues to progress toward the back of the head.

I started losing hair quite at an early age,
when I was sixteen. At the beginning I was not particularly worried, because
there was not, to my knowledge, a baldness pattern in my family: I had the
clear image of my grandfather, over eighty, with a marvellous white hair full
head. At the beginning, and for several months, I was attributing my hair loss
to some form of fatigue or stress.

After some time, I started to realise that
the hair loss was not a temporary accident but a more or less constant pattern;
still, I was not paying particular attention to it, because it was taking place
at very slow speed.  Since, before it
started, I used to have many hairs, with a lot of volume, nothing showed for at
least 4-5 years. From the age of about 22, a certain thinning started to appear
and, as years were passing, it become more and more evident, with a progression
always quite slow but constant.

I have to say that the thinning was never a
factor of real discomfort for me, especially because I tended to consider it as
a fact of life, something that, if it happens, you cannot do anything about. In
the early stage, I hade tried to counter it by taking vitamins and using
lotions, without any effect. Therefore, I was accepting it as a reality, and it
did not have any negative consequences on my social, nor on my professional
life.

However, as years were passing and I was
over thirty, I started to be annoyed by a certain mismatch between my head and
my body. Because I have always been a sportsman, I am in a rather good shape
and my body seems somehow younger than my age. 
On the other hand, because of the growing baldness, my head and my face
as a whole seemed older. I was a bit fed up with this fact and to a certain
extent unpleased about my image as I could see it in the mirror or in some
pictures.

I have to say that I learnt about Dr.
Devroye by chance. In the state of mind that I tried to describe above, I
started to surf on internet. I compared several specialised sites, and I found
interesting Dr. Devroye’s one, mainly for the transparency of the information
provided. Hence, I asked for a rendezvous. It was mostly for curiosity, I did
not have any precise plan.

 

Dr. Devroye made me a very good impression
since the beginning. It was a mix of professionalism and empathy. No payment
for the visit, no psychological pressure for an operation. Only some good
advice, in a nice atmosphere. I was very favourably impressed, therefore, after
a while, I decided to try.

 

At the age of 41 I had two surgeries, at
ten months of distance from one another. Everything went well. The environment
was friendly and professional. I could feel that Dr. Devroye and his staff were
using lot of attention and care. Every time the surgery lasted for almost the
whole day. I was clearly a bit tired, but I always felt taken care of, and
therefore quite relaxed.

 

Each time, at the end of the surgery, I
received, also in writing, advice for the post-operation period. The day after the
surgery, Dr. Devroye phoned me to know how I was feeling. I followed the
post-surgery instructions as scrupulously as possible.

 

I am very satisfied with the results. My
look has really changed, to the better. No more mismatch between head/ face and
body. Although I had never felt the thinning as a real problem, there is no
doubt that I feel much better now. Only “problem” is that I had to throw away a
number of old pictures of mine, as I could no more recognise that old-looking
man, that is me before. Useless to say, it is a “problem” that has always put
me in a very good mood.

 

My advice to people in a similar situation
as mine: think with your head. Don’t take a decision because of others, do it
for yourself. And, if you consider undertaking surgery, contact Dr. Devroye.     

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