3500 Graft Fue Turkey - My Progress So Far

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I can 100% confirm this. I'm about 3.5 months post op and my gf pulled scab that had two small hairs that were stunted. When the scab was removed, there were two tiny hairs peeking through.

Thanks for confirming, glad to hear that.
 

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Whilst I agree yours doesn't look great, I wanted to show my donor area 10 weeks post surgery with the same surgeon....

Full flash, hair shaved to 1mm a couple of days ago.

3,800 grafts taken

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Doesn’t look bad at all. And I guess this is what frustrates me as dr acar and his team are capable of producing a good job. But there is also a high chance that you will walk away with a bad job like mine. It’s completely dependant on which technicians are assigned to your surgery. There’s a 50/50 chance you will get someone inexperienced like in my case. You got assigned good technicians and have come away with a good job
 

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I can 100% confirm this. I'm about 3.5 months post op and my gf pulled scab that had two small hairs that were stunted. When the scab was removed, there were two tiny hairs peeking through.


Ok this is interesting. I might give this a go and see what happens. Thanks
 

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Hi.

I have a friend who is planning on booking a procedure with Cosmedica very soon.

Would you be able to advise me of the name of the techs or lead tech that was involved in your procedure ? I know that in the past Cosmedica have given their patients a sheet with details of their procedure on it, detailing such info and more.

Also, how is yours looking now ? Has it recovered much ?

Please do keep the thread updated up to the 12 month mark to continue helping others.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi guys, just thought I’d update this thread as it’s been a while. It’s now over 12 months since surgery. Donor is still over harvested, I’ve resulted in an SMP session, but also decided that’s not the long term solution I want. I’m planning on heading to Brussels in the new year for a donor repair job using beard and chest grafts.

Recpitent area has grown through fine. Could have more density and there are a few double grafts in the hairline, but the donor is really the issue, which cosmedica are in complete denial about.
 

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Hi guys, just thought I’d update this thread as it’s been a while. It’s now over 12 months since surgery. Donor is still over harvested, I’ve resulted in an SMP session, but also decided that’s not the long term solution I want. I’m planning on heading to Brussels in the new year for a donor repair job using beard and chest grafts.

Recpitent area has grown through fine. Could have more density and there are a few double grafts in the hairline, but the donor is really the issue, which cosmedica are in complete denial about.
Could look better if you shaved the sides and back shorter. Not sure if you’d like that hairstyle though. And personally I would go for the smp and use the beard/chest grafts for improving density on top.

Do you use any finasteride/dutasteride btw?
 

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Yep, I’ve pretty much tried every length. It looks awful at shorter lengths. I’ve attached some pics with shorter and longer hair. My best defence does seem to be longer hair.

My thinking is the other way around. Add some grafts to the area, then further SMP sessions to add density should I require it.

Will add further pics once I’ve had the donor repair done
 

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Yep, I’ve pretty much tried every length. It looks awful at shorter lengths. I’ve attached some pics with shorter and longer hair. My best defence does seem to be longer hair.

My thinking is the other way around. Add some grafts to the area, then further SMP sessions to add density should I require it.

Will add further pics once I’ve had the donor repair done

I mean longer hair on top and shorter hair on the sides. A fade or an undercut if you prefer. It’s just that IMO, worse hair on the back or sides is less of a priority than worse hair on top. Like I would save some grafts for your crown to get better coverage there. And then do an smp session for your entire head, which will add density everywhere
 

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Hi,

im also planning to get it done at cosmedica in January in case covid-19 wont cause any issues.
Can you also share pictures of your hairline?

Did you it in two sessions or a single session?
 

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Hi,

im also planning to get it done at cosmedica in January in case covid-19 wont cause any issues.
Can you also share pictures of your hairline?

Did you it in two sessions or a single session?
Hey Pal, this was all in one session. I’ve attached some pics of the front. Apologies they’re not the best pics. Plenty of new hair has grown through and with good density, but the hairline has been designed in such an amateur way. Take a look at the zoomed in pic. I’ve tried to mark in red some of the double grafts along the front hairline. In pics it doesn’t look so bad, but in person the hairline looks very pluggy and unnatural. The hairs also grow at weird angles and frizzy. Very difficult to style. I’ve also attached a pic of my crown which is over one year post op. As you can see none of the hairs in my crown have grown through and I’m still pretty thin on top.

My advice would be not to go ahead with cosmedica even if you have paid a deposit. Cut your losses unless you want a destroyed donor area, poorly designed hairline and unsatisfactory density in the crown!
 

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I havent even paid deposit. Just booked a flight for 100 €.... i am really thinking to cancel the whole thing. Im really wondering why the hairline is so bad even though Dr. Acar made the slits... It seems you wasted a lot of grafts for the crown then :( I think i should consider another clinic. My hair situation is very similar to yours.
 

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The problem with clinics like this is the technicians. Although dr acar makes the slits, he does not place the grafts. So the technicians decide which grafts go where and how they are placed. In fact dr acar probably only spends 1 hour with you while the technicians do the other 6+ hours.

I know it’s a difficult decision for you, but all you would be losing is 100€. I spent 3500 on surgery + flights, 800 for 2 SMP sessions and I am still unhappy so am planning a repair surgery with Bhr next year which will cost over 6,000 So saving 100 now maybe doesn’t sound like such a bad decision!

good luck with whatever you decide!
 

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Thanks for the honest feedback, I was talking to the representative in Germany and he assured that within the VIP package they will assign the most experienced technicans to your job, but I dont trust him. This would mean that others will get a worse experience.

I think I will go with HLC or Dr. Sahinoglu or Dr. Demirsoy.
 

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The problem with clinics like this is the technicians. Although dr acar makes the slits, he does not place the grafts. So the technicians decide which grafts go where and how they are placed. In fact dr acar probably only spends 1 hour with you while the technicians do the other 6+ hours.

I know it’s a difficult decision for you, but all you would be losing is 100€. I spent 3500 on surgery + flights, 800 for 2 SMP sessions and I am still unhappy so am planning a repair surgery with Bhr next year which will cost over 6,000 So saving 100 now maybe doesn’t sound like such a bad decision!

good luck with whatever you decide!
Cosmedica is a hair mill like a lot of places.. you need to find a clinic that does 1-2 clients max per day.
 

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Thanks for the honest feedback, I was talking to the representative in Germany and he assured that within the VIP package they will assign the most experienced technicans to your job, but I dont trust him. This would mean that others will get a worse experience.

I think I will go with HLC or Dr. Sahinoglu or Dr. Demirsoy.
I wish I had chosen HLC from the beginning :(
 

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I have decided for Dr. Kaan Pekiner in Feb, he is a former HLC surgent who is now having his own clinic and only 1 person per day. He is performing stick and place and maximum 1k5 grafts per day. It is more expensive, however i think its worth it.
 
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