Dont Get a Hair Transplant-San Diego, CA

Don't get a hair transplant it leaves you with...

Don't get a hair transplant it leaves you with a scar from ear to ear. I was so dumb for doint it. The hair they take does not cover the whole area that you need covered and your left with a horrible scar for the rest of your life. Biggest regret ever. They trick you and tell u that even your barber wont be able to detect the scar. They are liars dont do it. The scar can also get wider and you loose those inches in the back of your head. I wish i had thought about it more and done more research and someone told me not to do it.

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the scar is so bad

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NewGuy77 will keep posting about the benefits of FUE. It is fair to say that FUE is a step in the right direction.

However, FUE has a very limited yield (about 6,000 grafts) which is still about 20% of all you will need to cover your bald spot (assuming you go NW5-7 like the vast majority of men eventually do). FUE also has small white dot scars, which are visible if you shave your head down. So for about $60,000 to $70,000 grand you'll still be left with the same problem in the long run.
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Very sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately this is a very common story from folks who have 'strip' procedures done. Unscrupulous doctors will downplay the severity of the scarring from strip procedures, just so that they can keep money coming the door.

For those of you who are researching and considering having a hair transplant, the good news is that there is a newer technique called FUE that is light years ahead of the strip method. If you are considering a hair transplant, here is some advice for you (copied from another post of mine on this site)...

1) Do NOT even CONSIDER a STRIP procedure, even for one second. Are they cheaper? Absolutely. But as this poster has described, it will permanently disfigure the back of your head forever, AND it is going to hurt your chances of having enough donor hair available for future procedures. This method is literally 30 years old. Ask yourself, would you consider getting facelift or a nose job from a surgeon who was using the same methods they used back in the 1980s?? Heck no. At this point in time, you should ONLY be considering FUE procedures. As far as pricing goes, you can expect to pay $3-$6 per graft for a strip procedure, and $7-$10 for an FUE procedure. So yes, FUE can be double or triple the price of strip...but it's worth every penny if it's done well.

2) Do NOT consider going to a "chain" or franchise operation like Bosley or the like. In fact, I would avoid any operation that employs more than one or two surgeons. These larger outfits tend to focus more on volume and profit margin than they do on quality. They are not all "chop shops" of course, but I have heard way too many horror stories about such larger operations, and it seems to me you're better off avoiding any medium to large sized operations altogether. You want to go with an individual hair transplant specialist who has earned national respect for his work and is totally 100% focused on doing the best possible hair transplant work he/she can do for a small number of clients. You want to see lots of pictures of their work, and talk to some of their former patients (in person if at all possible, to verify the photos are true to life). What you should be buying into here is the skill and expertise of this surgeon, and you should take that very very seriously. Going with a company or doctor based on price or convenience is a horrible idea that could easily end up ruining your life to a degree.

Best of luck!
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Do you have anything to follow up? I am quite curious if it has gotten better or not. Or a second opinion. Seems like baldness is stoll worse with a head full of hair covering a scar.
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Oh my anonymous, I'm sorry to hear that your procedure went to so bad. What did your doctor say will they fix it? Please keep us updated. Thank you for joining the community. 

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run away from these people. best thing you will ever do
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