37 y - FUE 5000 Grafts- Grade 6 hair loss- Dr.Tugrul Maral - Turkey, TR
Hi guys, i started loosing hair significantly 5...
Finally i did it :) Day -1 arrival day 18/02/2016
I just returned home and i will start with many thanks to @Gmang85 & @bazberlin for their great reviews which actually helped me a lot taking my decision actually their reviews is a documentary reference for who ever want to go with HT.
So in this day i arrived in Ataturk airport 02 PM, the driver was waiting with a friendly smile for me and another two gentlemen who arrived very soon and he took us to the hotel which is small but very clean and lovely only the internet service was not that good, and the district (Levent) is very near to a subway station and some shopping malls also, and he told us that he will pick us tomorrow morning around 9AM to the clinic to proceed with the operation.
so i didn't waste time, picked a map from the hotel and immediately went out to Taksim square roaming around till 10 PM
Here is some photos for arrival and pre operation.
So today is day 0 - Operation Day 19/02/2016
01-every one in the clinic received us with a smile make us feel comfortable, i finished the paper procedures and paid then i met Dr. Tugrul Maral and he explained and answered all my questions cleared all my doubts , and he draw an initial hair line and he took some photos pre operation.
02- they take off my shirt & gave them my belongings to keep it and I wore the operation robe
03-the only mistake i did is that i didn't keep my mobile and headphone, so i have been tortured with 7 hours of Turkish songs which i don't understand but any way it kept the technicians in a good mode :)
04- they shaved my head to zero then i lied on my face and receive dozens of local anesthetic this was the only painful part of the operation that day - the pain can be measured like 5 from 10.
05-after that a team of two persons with assistant of another one start removing Follicles from the donor area it took around 02 hours
06- the technicians work with confidence that you can feel how professional they are, always asking how i feel and always care about my comfort.
07- after finishing removing Follicles a nice lady came to draw the final hair line according to the number of follicles they extracted, then i turned to lay on the back and another team start drilling holes in the receiving area for another one and half hour
08- after this stage they stop for a short break, i took my lunch.
09-final stage of the operation took around 2.5 to 3 hours where a team of three persons proceeds carefully with the transplantation of the follicles in the receiving area .
10- finally after around 6 hours they finished and cleaned the donor area and covered it with a bandage
11- i did't feel pin immediately after the operation, but after 06 hours i start feeling the donor area burning. and this was expected.
12-they give me some kind of support neck to help me sleeping with my back 45 degrees up but actually i hardy slept a couple of hours this night .
Day 1 post operation
there was no swelling that day but i went out from the clinic around 12pm to Sultan Ahmet Area and i spent the day their & in Taksim up to 12AM so next day i had a huge swelling on my face like a donkey kicked me right on the face :) but before it went down to my eye i used a bandage for the next two days and it is gone after that.
Day 4 post HT - first wash - 23/02/2016
after the first wash i feel no difference except theat my head is cleaner :) but all scabs still there and my scalp still hard i wish all is going on the right way
from this stage i'm continue reading all people reviews and progress to compare my results.
i will continue updating
wish me luck
15 days post operation - scabs mostly cleaned
i think it is going on the right way.
week 4 update
- starting week 4 the transplanted hair start falling during wash and this is expected , 70% fall and continue making me quite similar to pre operation.
-the donor area is healing so well except some itching
- today i had a hair cut with scissor just to keep the old hair short
Looking forward to next stage hopefully by month 4
10 weeks (2.5 months) update
and i had some kind of sebum, only few scraps here and there but it dissappeard in two weeks, i didn't use any treatement for it except normal washing twice per day.
I used to take biotin and fish oil from the last month i think it has an effect on the growth and tall on the existing hair .
Since the last twoo weeks i realised a growth (i can say 10 to 15%) in the recept area on the photos you can see the front area was empty before the operation but now there is a lot of growing hair on it.
I had three hair cuts to keep the sides short.
The donor area is quit normal now.
I think it's going all right so far, wish me luck ????
18 weeks ( 4 months) ... photos without flash
Those two photos are very close to the current progress.
6 month update
I return home after one whole year abroad, every body notice the difference.
It is not that much thick but there is a hair line i realy like the look so far.
Except the first photo all others after a hair cut i just have.
Looking for more thicking during the next months.
Month 8 update
Hair is getting tall same speed like old hair.
Thickening prosess is slow i don't know why, In month 5&6 it blows up but now new growth is very few.
But I'm satisfied so far.
Honestly Dr. Tugrul Maral and his team was much more professional and exellent than i expected, Dr. answeres all questions himself cleared any doubts, highly experienced technicians working with confidence and always asking how you feel. Thanks for him and for the whole lovely team.