25 Year Old FUT/Strip Hair Transplant - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Just got a hair transplant! Hallelujah. I wrote...
Suture area day 4
Can't wait for these super tight concrete light crusts to wash off.
I started swelling two days ago but it was just barely noticeable. Today was the first day since my surgery I didn't ice at all but I will start back tomorrow. Anywho, just checking in. I've included some close ups so you guys can see how things are going b
Scabs finally washing away
3 weeks post op and doing great
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2 1/2 months post op
Dr. Huebner was great. My consultation was short, yet thorough and I left feeling excited about the procedure. Day of the procedure I had my mother come with me, I signed medical release forms, and he then took me into a side room where we discussed exactly what we wanted my hairline to look like. He then asked me if I wanted to shave the hair off in the area he would be performing the grafting. I didn't want to (obviously) but he reminded me I would get the absolute best results if the area was free of hair, and if I left my hair there I could run the risk of dislodging grafts once I started the post op washing. He told me it was completely up to me though and he'd work with whatever I decided to do. Ultimately I decided to shave all my hair out the way. Afterall, the procedure was expensive and I paid a lot and wanted to receive the best results. He shaved the hair off and then shaved the back suture area. We then moved to the actual surgical room and I was introduced to the women that would be placing the grafts in. They told me I could watch Netflix, tv shows, and had access to whatever I wanted to eat in the snack bowl. Then came the numbing shots. They hurt but that's the only painful part of the procedure. After that they cut the suture line, and started the procedure. I think my surgery was maybe 3 or 4 hours, but I spent it chatting, watching Netflix, eating snacks, on my phone, and talking to my mom. It really flew by. After surgery he gave me a bag full of gauze like things I could lay over my pillow or put over my head if I needed to go in public, an airline neck pillow, and a list of post op instructions, medicines I could take, etc. He told me I could call him whenever I needed and I was driven home by my mom. The next day the patient assistant called me and asked me how I felt which I really appreciated and so far the experience has been extremely lax. This actually was the first type of surgery I had ever had in my life and I did not expect it to be this easy!! I am feeling great about the next few months. I plan on wearing headbands around my grafted areas until the areas begin to fill in nicely.