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Noticable Rectangular At Donor Zone After Operation

Discussion in 'FUE | Follicular Unit Extraction Discussions' started by John2017, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. John2017

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    I had an operation in March, 4 month have passed. The problem is now I have a really noticable rectangular area at the back of my head, now my haircut is quite short 5mm +-. The rectangular dissapears at lenght of 15+-mm. Is it meant to be so, or it is a doctor`s mistake? At least the good thing is I dont have noticable white donts scars...What can be done?

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    The second thing I have a very good right side temple and left is very poor growing. May be not enought time have passed to make any conclusions. Before the operation I had the baldnes on left side progressing more, so the skin may be thicker there, could it be the case and i just have to wait?

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    JeanLucBB Senior Member My Regimen

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    Who was your doctor? Pretty pathetic, homogeneous use of the donor zone is textbook stuff.
     
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    topcat Established Member My Regimen

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    May I ask your age and the number of grafts that were extracted?

    Just your posting of pictures can potentially help thousands upon thousands of others considering the procedure. So not are you only helping yourself but you are helping others.............thank you.
     
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    I will not lie to you; this is a pretty concerning result. At 4 mos you can expect improvement but I would see your Doctor asap for an evaluation.
     
  5. John2017

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    grafts 1300, 30 years

    Thank you for you answers

    Now I am really anxious, upset and confused, I called my doctor. She said this sort of rectangular can not be avoided and it present after every operation and I just have to grow 15mm hair. I watched other posts, people say they buzz to 3-4mm and there are no evidience of operation left.
    She told me that probably the part that didnt grow well is because of my personal speciality or I just have to wait (but I saw this problem first time in 10 after the operation - a lot of grafts from left side were gone. She told me it was OK). I think it is much more simple, left side wass filled with grafts by doctor`s assistant, may be she was not skilled enough (she was also complaining about strong bleeding during operation).
     
  6. JeanLucBB

    JeanLucBB Senior Member My Regimen

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    Your doctor is a fucking retarded bitch. The angles of the grafts look quite bad too, but not horrendous. You're still early on in terms of growth so that could improve substantially to a point you're happy with, but she has permanently fucked your donor zone.

    I had 3000 grafts taken and it was entirely homogeneous with no visible scarring after about 15 days.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the growth as of yet, it may be fine in 12 months. The graft placement is the most simple part of the procedure, it would have been hard for it to be significantly fucked up unless she was totally untrained.
     
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    spring15 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I think the main concern here is you're 30, trying to rock the same hair cut as the little shitbags who loiter in the McD's drive thru who I want to run over after getting my fat ass 3 big macs. But hey whatever you want..
     
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    Do you find people staring at your hair during conversation? Do you feel this has affected you in your personal life in a negative way by creating self imposed limitations?


    It’s still early and I would say using hairs that are taken from the center of the occipital zone don’t always match when used in the hairline or temple points. Yes they are very robust and survive better but not always the best choice. Still early though so maybe they will soften and lighten up in time. When hairs don't match sometimes a lighter coloring to the area helps to even it out but one must be diligent in maintaining it.


    Was this a robotic procedure? Usually that rectangular box is a giveaway or at least it has been in the past.

    Don't feel bad sometime guys go into this thinking you are just moving a few hairs around when that is simply not the case.

    The big positive in your situation is the procedure was very, very small so minimal damage has been done. Many of these guys that have 3000-5000 grafts session that don't quite work out literally have their life destroyed. Not something to take lightly.
     
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    Nothing can be done other than you have to grow your hair longer, this was not a good procedure. It looks like they may have used grafts with more than one follicle on the hairline which is not standard.
     
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    That's not a good result. The first pic, I thought - it might just be lighting making the area appear more bald. But those angular photos show the rectangle appears regardless of lighting. The doctor should have been more random in taking donor grafts.
     
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    Looks pretty bad to be honest. Maybe SMP could help to camoflage that? So now we need surgeons name so people can avoid her.
     
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    I have talked to the doctor once again. She is shure that work is done quite good, and this sort of donor zone is typical and she does it all the time, and that she was very carefull. At the end she turned the situation the way that I am a bad ass, and I really feel this way afterr the conversation. Offending so good specialist, she loves her job, brings goods to the world, does her best and etc. And her job can be judged only by specialist at place, not people at some forum and I just have to grow more hair. Still confused, may be I have to consult another doctor. I will also post more pictures in 2 weeks, to let the hair grow. After that I can make final conclusion.
    Many thanks to you guys.
     
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    Dude you need to tell us who the Dr was because she doesn't know what the fuck she's doing. She needs to be avoided at all costs - we have all seen more cases than the average hair transplant Dr and we know what is considered normal - this is not normal.
     
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    The dreaded fue halo. It happens when a Doctor is careless or their tech is careless with extractions. It could also be the extraction device. No one knows if it will return. It can or maybe it wont. I personally know a few folks that it did not return. By the 6th month, if it remains unchanged, i would report the Doctor to the med boards and ftc and FDA. Imo a remedy or refund compensation should be given after that point. Definitely report to fda if it is ARTAS that was used. Your testimony helps others and can save others and their lives. Any obstruction or censorship can put some online businesses as being complacent and supportive of the Doctor. This is true especially if funds are received to promote. If this occurs, please do consider notifying FTC. Federal law supercedes any other law or disclaimers especially under marketing fraud and other statutes. It definitely supercedes and I had that fact checked by a few class action folks. Good luck and keep folks posted. Hopefully you get good growth. It is a waiting game.

    You should not have a halo donor at all when this result reaches maturity. No ethical Doctor gives a donor halo and says it is typical.
     
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    If that isn't an admission of guilt, I don't know what is.

    If nothing is wrong, she would have reassured you that the donor zone would resolve and lose its visibility. She didn't. She's probably used to this type of complaint, so she told you to "put up and shut up". You need to name this doctor publicly to stop others being harmed.

    And no, it doesn't take a specialist to see what a bad job she did (I'm sorry to be so blunt about this).
     
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    Your best bet for now is to do nothing. Grow your hair in the back longer until you understand how the industry works or you will bury yourself deeper. I would be more concerned about the hair in the recipient area. Will it match and if not how does that affect your life if it doesn’t?


    The majority of the doctors in this industry get into it strictly for the money. Of course you didn’t know that or give it much thought which is normal for young guys so don’t blame yourself. These doctors are like drug dealers. If you got sold some bad sh*t well too bad for you now get lost. Many of the posters working the forums are marketers so just be careful. Maybe just post updates with pictures and see how things move along.
     
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    OP - did your doctor use the Artas robot to extract the grafts? Did she do the extractions herself or did she have an assistant do them?
     
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    The doctor made the extraction by herself manually with a punch and I had no complications/infections at the donor area after the operation.
    Also she said that she was focused on central part of donor zone to ensure that the most robust grafts were taken so that I dont need any minoxidil in future at the recipient area.

    I will post some new pictures this week. The halo had become much less visible as the hair is growing to 10-15 mm.
    Yes, robust hair at the hairline seems unnatural, but that could be seen from quite close distanse. I hope it will get better.
     
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    On the positive side, it could be telogen effluvium - shock loss in the donor area - so neighbouring follicles fall out from ones taken. If this is the case, it should be temporary and the hairs will grow back. Having said that, your doctor didn't even suggest it might be that....but I know it can happen in both donor and recipient areas.
     
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    +1

    I also agree that your hair cut is terrible for a 30+ year old. Douche but hey, you still have hair :)
     
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