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I,m new to posting but have been researching hts from 18 month now on this and many other sites ,i started on propicia and minoxidil supplied from the begraivia centre in london in june 2006 this helped stablise my hair loss through mpb around my crowns ,i have a double crown .i first lost hair ,a 10 pence piece sized patch because of alopicia due to a stressful event when i was 24 ,this led to my friends nick naming me triple crown hahaha .it never bothered me as my hair was spiky ,styled messy or dyed various coloures an it wasn't noticable ,and because i laughed about it people rarely mentioned it .

 

when i reach my late 20s ,i,m 29 now ,my hair loss became more aggresive due to the inevitable onslaught of male patern sucks like shit baldness ,i had slight temple recesion but my double crown was left very thin due to miniturisation of the folicals ,this looked worse because of the earlier alopicia loss . i dropped the ********* centre as 250 quid for 3 months supply was alot ,even for somebody who believed money shouldn't stand in the way of feeling good about yourself ,i found this site ,met spex and used dr ashbourn for my 120 quid supply of finasteride .

 

After aprouching the top hair surgeons around the globe, and even a couple in the UK for advice one name kept coming to the top the pile ,that name was DR ALAN FELLER . Now i was scared of going to the states for ,what is life changing operation .but you know what ,it was easy ,very dawnting ,but very very easy ,i spoke to spex got the number and just rung the US and they did there best to shift dates to suit me ,i kept laughing at there accent ,but then being from yorkshire ,they kept laughting at mine hahahaha .

 

What made it even harder for me is that two days after i booked my date ,i had a motorcycle accident ,i'm a uk bike racer and nearly lost the lower part of my left leg at mallory park ,casts ,operations and leg braces didn't stop me going and having the best holiday of my life and hair surgery too .

 

Feller's staff where amazing ,feller does irony and sarcasm extreamly well for an american and is the most nerdy monty python fan i've ever met even the girls where big family guy fans so we just had a laugh ,the whole stay was amazing . feller askes you to rest the day after ,not me ,woke up feeling great ,had sex will my hot girlfriend then went back into manhatten wearing a cap backwards ,looking like a true new yorker ,did all the sites ,empire states ,broardway ,times square ,statue of liberty ,hard rock cafe ,toys r us and even met the legendary naked cowboy .

 

Now for the techy bit i know you all like to hear .i arrived at 7.45am i beat even the doc to work ,guess i was excited ,i'd met him the day before so it was relaxed ,we had some photos taken and i sat in the chair ,had some injections ,pinched a little but i've got tatoos so it only like thay that ,then its numb .

I had 2100 grafts by strip in my crown ,dr feller even recreated two new double crown swirls ,i was in surgery from 8am till 2.30pm ,my hot girlfriend visited manhatten on her own and felt safe doing so . new york is safe the bus's ,trains and subways are easier than in london as every thing is numbered .

 

I stayed at the anchor inn on northern boulevard 2.5 miles down the same road as dr fellers surgery .here,s some good tips,if you take cash visit dr feller the day before your surgery ,this helps you off load you cash and you know where your going ,when you arrive in US change you watch to there time and forget about what time it is the the UK ,this helps stop jetlag ,the bus's ,trains and subways all cost 2 dollars in coins ,not notes ,MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF DOLLARS IN COINS ,then when you get to a main station buy a metro card for 24 dollars ,about 12 UK pounds ,unlimited use for 7 days ,this gets you anywhere and all you have to do is swipe it .most people in new york are tourists so if you need to ask for directions ask a cop or bus driver ,all the streets are numbered so finding anywhere is easy .

 

We bought some cereal ,milk ,plastic bowsl and cutrely from a 7/11 to have breaky in our room before hitting starbucks for coffee and heading to manhatten by 8am ,there is so much to see and do so get up early and bed late ,sleep on the planes and when you get home . i decreatly told and showed the british airways flight crew on board ,and got up graded to business class for the flight home ,i know some of you wouldn't want to do that but is was worth it when we had salmon steaks served with champagne.

Finally thanks to DR feller ,all his staff ,top guys like SPEX and people like PB who genually want to help ,use you common sence guys ,there are dicks on here who are payed to confuse and cause trouble ,for some hair loss is soul destroying and some people and companies will pray like vultures on that .

It's easy and life changinging ,it doesn't hurt ,it is uncomfortable but hey i nearly loss my leg so believe me ,when i say it doesn't hurt ,a couple of UK guys had been during the week and the doc does this every day ,there are littery thousands of men and some women getting this proceedure done every single day .At the moment i've been home 24 hours ,i'm tired and have stopped using the pain killers ,the graft site feels like sunburn and the donor site feels like i've pulled a pony tail too tight but put a cap on and i can do anything i want .

 

I will get dr feller to send spex my pics and will try to get them posted for you all to view i hope this thread will help and good luck to anybody wanting this done

richie

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Congrats Richie - Heal and grow well! Have sent you a PM ;) Will hopefully get your pics soon and post them on here :)

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had sex will my hot girlfriend then went back into manhatten wearing a cap backwards

 

:D

 

Did that not hurt?

hahaha no way man ,she went on top ,vicondin is ace and as for finasteride sides,well i guess i'm lucky cos it's never affected me in that department ,besides the sex never lasted that long hahahahahahaha

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Thanks for the write up. I am very impressed with what i have read about Feller. :)

listen buddy stop worring about the curse that is male pattern sucks like shit baldness ,this guy ,DR FELLER can help ,i must strees though that it's the doctor and his team of girls who work the magic and they all deserve the credit ,by all means feel free to fill in as many on line consultation emails as you want ,go and meet any UK surgeons as you feel the need to ,i did all that too .the guy who was the most genuine ,in my opinion was dr feller ,other docs do good work but you get a feeling in side and you just know ,like when you buy a home or a car ,you trawl around looking at lots ,but when you find the right one you have that gut feeling inside ,and for me it was dr feller .

don't let this curse of hair loss rule your life ,do something about it now .i live in east yorkshire and if any body wishes to meet to view dr fellers work i'm willing to meet up , it's early days for me but it will help anyone who wishes to ease there concerns .my pics will follow from dr feller and spex soon

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Sounds like you had a great time :) You did better than me, I didn't feel like having sex so soon after my HT :blink:

 

I hope your leg gets better :blink: There's no doubt that your hair is going to get better though ;)

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dude, you sound like me - went to ********* in my early 20s, finally had an HT, aged 29 with Dr Feller, 6weeks ago. I had just over 2,100 grafts, too

 

the only difference, is that I got to listen to a couple having hot sex through the thin walls of the Royal Inn, rather than partaking.

 

Congrats and good luck with the healing - looking forward to the pics

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gudluck and gud growth :) , the horrid waiting game awaits u now........ :(

i've just got past the 6 month mark, and at 6 months it don't get any easier, i must be one of the impatient ones......i want my hair and i want it now!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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I am at exactly 5 months today and have my hair already (well most of it, still a bit of stubble here and there) :) I will try and get some pics up at the weekend - my only problem is getting clear pictures with dry hair. The wet shower pics come out great but with dry hair the pictures are blurred :huh:

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i'm lucky i,ve got to more operations to save my leg over the next 3 months ,so my hair now is on the back burner . when i pull the staples out next monday i'll just shave my hair off to match the graft area ,then when i shed my grafts i'll just keep it shaved .for a while most of my friends and family know , as i hate lieing to people ,but i know that's not for most of you guys .t he guys at my work don't know but there to bumb to notice ,and i'm alway changing my hair colour or shaving it anyway ,i'll just tell them i flipped my wheelchair after another op and split my head open hahahahah ,they'll laught at me ,but little will they know i'm beating the curse hahahaha .besides most of the time when you tell people they don't believe you ,think about it ,why would a normal guy from a little town in yorkshire go to the states for cosmetic surgery ? far to glamorous ,so therefor most people think your having a laught

richie

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why would a normal guy from a little town in yorkshire go to the states for cosmetic surgery ? far to glamorous ,so therefor most people think your having a laught

richie

 

Seems like we have a lot in common - I've been to Dr Feller twice and I'm from a small village in Yorkshire (originally - had to emigrate during Thatcher's reign in the early 80's when the bitch closed the North of England down ) :D

 

I was also in a motorcycle accident (road accident, not racing) and smashed my leg up pretty bad. I was told my leg would never recover completely but it did and it hasn't bothered me since.

 

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Hey Richie, great to see you on here and glad to hear you finally made it to NYC against all odds especially after your recent accident! You are a tough cookie i will give you that - Must have been an entertianing mission to NYC to get your HT B) They do say Northaners are tough! ;) I have spoken to a few guys that declared their HT at check in and got upgraded - fair play!! B)

 

Here are your pics that you sent me - sorry they took a while to get up - Kinda of had my hands full at the mo but its all good!!!

 

Heal and grow well and great to hear you are doing so well!!!!! Will try get the pics off the doc and up asap!

 

Spex

 

Pre op

 

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Post op

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lookin gud, will dat amount of grafts cover that area generally, or will it give full coverage?

the area covered was almost a square ,7cms by 5cms thats an square area of 7x5 =35 cm2 ,i had 2100 grafts ,that eqates to approximatly 60 grafts per cm , the majority where grafts with two hair in . On my own pics taken on my camera in my hotel alot of the hairs can't be seen due to the flash ,i've since realised if i took a photo from side on the grafts area is rammed ,like i've just shaved my head .I'll try to get a pic to show what i mean .

some of my native hairs may be lost due to shockloss and them being weak due to miniturusation of the existing follical but i did used to have enought existing hair that my thinning wasn't that noticable ,it looks worse due to the flash on DR FELLERS pics ,so 60 grafts ,with most being doubles will give me good dense coverage ,as i discussed with DR FELLER and his team ,i've also answered a similar question ,relating to my exsisting alopecea arearta on the hair transplant network forum ,check it out guys . i hope that helps

richie

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Hope nobody minds but I'm bumping this as I was reacenly asked for my full history from another UK newbie looking to go abroad .

 

cheers guys

richie

 

 

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