My first surgery was mainly in the crown and some to the centre of my hair line. At 12 months I was very happy with my result, although my hair was still slowly thinning, even though I use Finasteride. I scheduled my next surgery towards the end of 2009 with Dr Paul Shapiro, after viewing many of his results I believed his skill to be on par with his brother Dr Ron Shapiro. This time I had crown work and my temple corners filled in as they were receding back. Again I was not disappointed at 12 months, the result met all my expectations and I finally ditched the use of hair fibres.
My hair continued to thin very slowly over the next few years, Finasteride has slowed it right down. In 2013 I decided to have more work on my crown and have my temple points restored. This time around I chose Dr David Josephitis of Shapiro Medical Group. I'd met some patients of Dr Josephitis who's results were great, this gave me the confidence to have my next surgery with him. Again I was very happy with my result, it looked good and most importantly it was natural. No one ever guessed I'd had a hair transplant.
The reason I had so many surgeries was firstly, I was a repair patient which is always more difficult for the doctor, crowns are known as the black hole because they usually keep expanding, eating up those precious donor grafts and lastly, I wanted to keep my surgery secret from everyone. Having surgeries around the 1600 graft mark made this possible.
I think I'm the only person in the world who has had a hair transplant by all 3 doctors at Shapiro medical group. The result, aftercare and overall experience was excellent. I can't thank the Smg team enough for turning my life around. I no longer look like Friar Tuc.
I'd say to anyone considering a hair transplant, contact Smg as you won't be disappointed.
Good luck to everyone on your hair restoration journey.