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hope this works as this is my first time at uploading pics

The first pic is the neat and clean donor wound with staples by Dr Feller . Note how healthy it looks after only 10 days and how the safety zone is utiliezed for maximum safety and to limit any scar stretch in future , everything is taken into concideration for future surgery if needed .

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this photo is an excelent example of three things ,on the left is blood from poor removal of my staples ,I MUST STRESS IT WAS ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND WHO DID THIS , we were using the surgical tool incorrectly ,Dr Feller and his staff did explain how to use the tool correcly but i made a mistake when explaining how to use it to my girlfriend . In the centre of the donor strip are only small drops of blood from the staple holes after correct use of the removal tool ,this is what to expect . Still note how clean ,healthy and neat the donor wound is ,this is a credit to Dr feller's surgical skill .On the left you can see some remaining staples . No blood came from the donor wound , only from the staple holes . Done correctly after soaking the area in the bath i only felt some mild pinching from the staples during removal .

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this is a pic of the staple removal tool and staples , the staple on the left is how it looks inside your skin before removal ,the staple on the right is how it should look after correct removal .

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this is 10 days post op, Note i decided to use creams and lotions to help with redness or tightness only the once , this was so i could have a personal comparison to talk about ,the aloe vera cream on the donor site with staples WAS definatly soothed by the cooling cream and by keeping the wound soft did help wih comfort , the witch hazel on the scalp graft site seemed ,for me ,to dry the site out .i'm glad i tried them both but for me i stopped using them . This is not to say it won't work well for others as we are all different and have diferent physiology .

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This is an interesting photo as it shows the grafts and hair direction implanted by Dr Feller . Note how towards the front of the graft site the grafts follow the natural direction of my own exsisting hairs . Towards the rear of the graft site Dr Feller created two new crowns to give me back my origonal double crown swirls .his amazing staff had me in all manner of positions to get the best angle to implant the grafts where Dr Feller had made the slits for implantation , this gives the impression of the spikey looking hairs at the rear of the graft site .this incidentlly was how it looked if i shaved my hair down before it started to thin . the left crown swirled clockwise while the right crown swirled anti-clockwise so were the hairs met in the middle it spiked up ,you can see that Dr Feller's skill has enabled him to recreate that pattern . That to me is TRUELY OUTSTANDING SKILL from DR FELLER and his DEDICATED TEAM .

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i had 2100 grafts implanted into an almost square area measuring 5cms x 7cms ,this gave me approximatly 60 grafts per square cm ,the majority of grafts where 2 hairs per graft .Pictures like this show why DR FELLER and his TEAM are one of the best and most respected hair restoration surgeries in the world .

richie

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cheers guys ,these pics are for people thinking of having a HT ,i know i always wondered about removing the staples so thats why i posted this , i'm shite on my pc though ,that post took me two hours hahahahahahaha

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Wow, you healed quickly :blink: The scar looks great already and hardly any redness on your recipient area. Great job!

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Hey thanks PB ,there's a few guys on here who's posts were very imformative and certainly helped alot when i started researching having a ht ,and you were one of them ,you were always honest and factual so thanks for that .

Something which i discussed with Dr feller and his staff was fitness , drinking and smoking and how they could effect a HT , both drinking and smoking effect blood supply and blood quality in a bad way ,generally we know this to be fact with any surgery ,so could this be potentually harmfull to the healing process after a HT ?

Now I don't want to start a big arse debate on smoking and drinking but i would recomend that anyboby thinking of this sugery should concider giving up both ,atleast for the first major healing period . I'm generally fit ,i have to be because i have to be for what i do ,i also don't drink (except when i was removing the staples ) or smoke ,i've attributed this to my quick healing . The only thing which pisses on my parade is that ,and i think i've got this right ,your a fit guy PB ,is that right ? so was you red for alot longer ?

Also Dr Feller's staff said they could tell i was teetotal due to the amount of blood that came from my scalp and donor wound ,they noted that i didn't bleed very much ,which also helps with healing . So in general i would recomend anybody thinking of having surgery to quit the beer and the ciggies for a while ,it has to be worth it .

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I had problems with redness after my first HT, but not with the second - I healed almost as quickly as you after my second HT. I don't know why there was such a difference between my HTs with redness :huh:

 

I didn't bleed either - this was one thing Dr Feller mentioned during both my HTs and this made his job a lot easier.

 

I exercise daily, so I'm "fit" in that way... I'm not so sure I'm "healthy" though - I weigh far too much and have high cholesterol for instance :unsure: I suppose I'm one of those "fit" guys that suddenly drops dead... But at least my hair will look good when I drop dead :D

 

 

 

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My expectations where questioned on another site and there was some confusion as to what level of the hamilton-norwood scale i was, this was my reply ......

 

Just to clear up any confusion ,i was a hamilton-norwood scale two vertex which means i had thinning at the crown and slight temple recesion as you can clearly see in my photo below taken in june 2007 .I also had a case of alopecea areata infront of my right crown ,this would have certainly being lost due to male patern baldness anyway eventually . i've explained this on an earlier thread .

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i've measured the graft site again and in one place it is only just 8cms wide narrowing to 7cms wide , the lenth varies between 5cms and at the very most in one area 6cms and the area is not a circle but as you can see a square .I have worked out given that i had 2100 grafts ,thats grafts not hairs and with a good yeald i should see between 50-60 grafts per cm ,optermistic you may think but ,and i'm sure you'll agree ,figures cannot lie .i appriciate your concern for my over expectations, being a newby and excited by the whole experience, but this was discussed with Dr Feller and he has endeavored to give me the density and coverage i expect ,given my relativly small area of thinning and the fact i wear my hair longer ,surfer style .

 

Below i have added pics that show my density from a side shot ,as you will agree it's always difficult ,even with my earlier outstanding pics to show all the hairs due to the use of the flash ,these pics are very difficult to take ,however it clearly shows a very dense crown area .

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i hope that clears everything up .

richie

 

 

 

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