Hi, I've been a silent member for a little over a year now and used this forum to gain knowledge and understanting to help me make my choice in having a hair transplant, so i thought it was only right i share my experience: I started noticing i was losing my hair around 5 years ago, i made a bad mistake in putting it to the back of mind and trying to completely ignore it.... 2 years into my loss i made the decision to contact a well known clinic in the UK to try and do something about it, they prescribed me minoxidil and propecia which i would pay on a monthly basis (at a hefty price), i did this for a few months didnt notice much difference and decided it wasn't worth the cost, if only i found this forum back then i would have stayed on propecia and saved a huge amount of loss! Fast forward to the begining of August 2017 and now with a rapidly receding hairline and mid scalp i decided i needed to really make an effort to save what i had, i found this forum and began looking into hair transplants and doctors. This was a minefield for me, i never really knew how many different surgeons there was and how the level of skill contributed to the final result! After months of researching i narrowed my search down to 2 doctors; Dr Ferudini and Dr B. I emailed both doctors my pictures and began exchanging emails straight away, both Dr F and Dr B's representatives were extremely helpful and quick with their responses. After a few exchanges with Hilde who is part of Dr B's team i felt really confortable and liked what they had to say, the Doctor had suggested rebuiling the frontal area and adding good density with between 2500-3000 grafts. They also had availibility within 5 months of me contacting them whereas Dr F had an extremely long waiting, so i booked my slot for surgery for January 23rd/24th 2018. Once it was booked and with a lot more knowledge i finally made the decision i should have made years ago and ordered finasteride, i started taking it around early October and with the only sides being a slight bit of brain fog i have stayed on it ever since. To make things worse around 3 months into taking 1mg a day i noticed my hair was not only improving in both thickness and quality but i was growing lots of little new hairs around the hairline and temples, if only i'd stayed on it all those years ago!! The Surgery I booked my eurostar train from London to Brussels the day before my surgery so i could have my pre-surgery consultation with Dr B, as soon as i met him i felt comfortable with my choice and was happy to be there. The consulation was extremely informative and after Dr B had carried out all his checks, drawn my new hairline for me to see and then taken all my pics i had my bloods taken and went back to hotel to relax ready for the big two days ahead.. now i wont bore everyone with all the fine details about the surgery but it went really well, was tough at times espcially the numbing injections but overall it was fine and i couldnt wait to get home! I will try and keep updating as much as possible as long as people are interested that is! My breakdown was: 1's: 591 2's: 1307 3's: 1411 4's: 86 Total grafts: 3395. I'm on day 14 now and have started slightly shredding which i'm absolutely dreading, fingers crossed for good growth!