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Dr Feller Helps My Nightmare (hopefully!)

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My name is James. In the early 90's (when I was only 21 !! - How stupid am I?) I had three sessions with a "Harley Street" (close to Harley Street) butcher, who gave what I was promised would be a natural hairline, which is basically plugs in the front third of my head, some nasty donor scars as well. Thanks for that! I have met many dermatologists to consider my options of taking them out and have met UK HT doctors including Dr Rogers twice and he seemed like a nice guy.

 

After meeting Specs in the UK, and the fantastic job that Dr Feller has done for him, I have actually booked in with Dr Feller in NY.

 

Whilst Specs looks great, all the effort is in the front "forelock" area of his head and his crown is still in tact. Mine is disappearing fast and four years on Propecia hasn't slowed it down, in my view.

 

What would I like to be the outcome from Dr Feller? More strip surgery to revise at least one scar and repair my forelock with new HT technology (It's 15 years since my last one - I vowed to never have another one!) but at least I know Dr F can pack some hairs in between my plugs, and maybe go a bit further back to the bridge area to make it look more natural, making it thin towards my crown. I have some visible "pits" in the front of my head under certain lighting conditions and I want to hide that more than anything.

 

My ultimate goal would be to buzz my hair as short as possible and not worry about my bald batch in my crown. I would love a grade 2 like other baldies have! I'm hoping that a second session to Dr F in 2006/7 will allow him to FUE extract and fill in my donor scars so that I can achieve my goal.

 

The whole thing starts in March ! Wish me luck! I will stick some photo's here in time!

 

I have heard nothing but good reports about Alan Feller and have spoken to him personally on the phone too. I just hope that I can put my trust in someone again to repair something I so desperately regret having!

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Good luck! I hope Dr Feller can sort you out. I was over there 6 weeks ago so hopefully I will be seeing some results by the time you have your procedure.

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Hi AJG,

 

Great to see you on the boards!

 

Thanks for the kind words! :)

 

You are in the great hands with Dr Feller and I wish you all the best so that you can get your life back.

Dr Feller gave me mine back :D

 

Let me know if I can be of any further help :D

Spex

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James, I'm currently looking into a HT too but i'm still doing research. I'm interested in FUE but I will have to get professional DOC opinion on that.

 

I have look for specialists in FUE in the UK and I don't see many around as this is a new technique. There is a Dr who does this and I don;t want to really go to him as he may the same butcher at harley stree (or near).

 

I know you said you won;t mention his name but can you plz contact me off forum via email and can I give you a name as I suspect this is the same Dr I have found in the UK.

 

Much appreciated thanks.

Jay

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James, I'm currently looking into a HT too but i'm still doing research. I'm interested in FUE but I will have to get professional DOC opinion on that.

 

I have look for specialists in FUE in the UK and I don't see many around as this is a new technique. There is a Dr who does this and I don;t want to really go to him as he may the same butcher at harley stree (or near).

 

I know you said you won;t mention his name but can you plz contact me off forum via email and can I give you a name as I suspect this is the same Dr I have found in the UK.

 

Much appreciated thanks.

Jay

 

Hi Jay

 

I'm not so sure that the guy I went to in the early 90's performs FUE - He still performs strip (I am still not sure what my scars are like - hope Dr F can fill them !) - The butcher I originally had is based just off Harley Street and if you go to the directory of Stop Hair Loss now docs he is there (This is a great forum but don't necessary agree with the surgeons listed on the stophairlossnow.com site!) My recommendation to you is save your money up and go to the states, (this is what I am going to do) or even better, don't have the surgery ! I would do anything now to be a happy bald man, though that's my personal experience and techology has changed a lot. There are a lot of happy HT patients out there! Research this and don't jump in like I did. The best guy in the UK I believe from forums is Dr Rogers in Stratford - I have met him and he is now performing FUE. I am personally going for another strip though this time with Dr Feller hopefully with minimal scarring. I'd keep away from London. If you want to PM me with this London surgeons name, I will happily give you a Ys or a No! Also, if you can't find any comments on him on this or other forums, don't go to him. There needs to be happy punters of him on the forums and I can't find any comments on him. (happy or not)

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Regards

 

James

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My recommendation to you is save your money up and go to the states

 

It works out cheaper anyway to have surgery done in the states. For the sake of a 6hr flight I would personally rather have one of the best Doc's in the world do my surgery. If flying is aproblem theN Rogers is about the best we have here in the U.K.

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Hi James,

 

Why do you say that you would do anything to be a happy proud bald man now?

 

Is it because of your past experience ? Also the reason why i'd like to go for FUE is that it is supposed to leave minimal scaring if not any. Also I'm slightly concerned as I have always had my head shaved number 2 or 1 and would like to continue doing this but not sure how it would like after HT.

 

Also the Doc that you mentioned at stratford, is it east london stratford or stratford upon avon ? Is he any good, if so can I have his details for a consultation, hopefully this will be free.

 

 

Thanks

J

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Hi Jay,

 

AJG I believe is refering to Dr Rogers - link

 

I believe he charges for a consultation.

 

All the best

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Hi James,

 

Why do you say that you would do anything to be a happy proud bald man now?

Is it because of your past experience ?

 

 

Yes and also I'm a bit older now and not that bothered about losing my hair if it wasn't for these plugs !

 

Also the Doc that you mentioned at stratford, is it east london stratford or stratford upon avon ? Is he any good, if so can I have his details for a consultation, hopefully this will be free.

 

Spex is right - Dr Rogers - (Stratford in London is the Olympics site? :rolleyes: ) He does charge for consultation though he didn't the two times I saw him. He wasn't that up for FUE back into my scars which from seeing Spex I know Dr F does, and I just felt that whilst Dr Rogers was very nice, honest and clear, Dr F has impressed me so far. I am cautious about putting my trust in a man I have never met, but at the same time, if I have any doubts' I wont go through with the surgery.

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Thanks for the info guys,

 

Spex - I've been on your website and your results look v good. I've also noticed a picture where you have a grade 5 cut. In your opinion do you think a FUE will minmize the scaring, if so will you be able to see it on a grade 2 or 1.

 

I understand that this may depend on factors such as hair type, skin colour etc..... but just an idea would be good.

 

Also it seems like after HT the recepient area is redish until a week or so, what about after that ? Do you get a stuble look ? If so, if you decide to shave all your hair to the same as the recepient area will it blend in or can you still see the HT ? Same goes for the donor area.

 

Thanks in advance.

J

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There is no visible scaring with FUE (Dr dependant)

 

if so will you be able to see it on a grade 2 or 1.

 

 

yes, again depending on getting it performed correctly by an experience FUE Doctor.

 

Also it seems like after HT the recepient area is redish until a week or so, what about after that ? Do you get a stuble look ? If so, if you decide to shave all your hair to the same as the recepient area will it blend in or can you still see the HT ? Same goes for the donor area.

 

These are question already anwsered throughout this board.

 

Post HT the grafts shed then begin to grow after 3/4 months. The redness lasts approx 2/3 weeks depending on the individual and size of surgery.

 

If you shave down it will blend in once its grown.

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Thanks Guys,

 

Big question is, which Dr ? There seem to be so many reviews from different people on different Dr's. One that I would find interesting is the results of Johnny (I think) the armani Dr, who, to me seems like he has chosen. I've been on the website (armani Dr) and results look ok, but one thing that worries me is that his work is ok/good but the chances of getting him to operate are slim unless you travel to Canada.

 

I've heard alot about Dr F on the forums too and seems like Spex knows hiw work quite well.

 

Spex - Are you the only one on this forum who has had HT from Dr F ?

 

Could you meet up for a chat and do you do any consulting (seems like you have some very good knowledge) :rolleyes:

 

By the way, if i was to shave it all off after surgery, I understand that the hair will kind of fall out at the recepient area and then re-grow after 3/4 months. In bewteen these months I'm assuming there will be stuble there ?

 

Will ANY Dr give a guarantee that he will NOT leave any scars if FUE is performed ? (even the best of best Dr's)

 

Thanks

J

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Spex - Are you the only one on this forum who has had HT from Dr F ?

 

Have you read this board??... There are loads of feller patients! :rolleyes:

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Spex - Are you the only one on this forum who has had HT from Dr F ?

 

Could you meet up for a chat and do you do any consulting (seems like you have some very good knowledge)

 

There are a number of guys on this forum who have had a HT with Dr Feller, not just me.

 

I'm more than happy to meet for a chat - email me at spexhair@aol.com and we will try and sort something out.

 

 

By the way, if i was to shave it all off after surgery, I understand that the hair will kind of fall out at the recepient area and then re-grow after 3/4 months. In bewteen these months I'm assuming there will be stuble there ?

 

Will ANY Dr give a guarantee that he will NOT leave any scars if FUE is performed ? (even the best of best Dr's)

 

 

Your original hair will be there that was HT'd around but the transplanted grafts will not provide stubble as they are in their resting phase.

 

NO Doctor can guarantee that you will be left with no scaring - Everyones physiology is so different.

This is why it is so important if your embarking down the HT route to go with an experienced Dr. who has performed on many patients successfully and has many results to show.

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NO Doctor can guarantee that you will be left with no scaring - Everyones physiology is so different.

This is why it is so important if your embarking down the HT route to go with an experienced Dr. who has performed on many patients successfully and has many results to show.

 

Good points spex!

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ajg, I just read your story. All the best.

I am meeting with spex next week and am looking forward to hearing what he has to say about my situation. I am thinking of having a strip surgery with Dr feller soon

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ajg, I just read your story. All the best.

I am meeting with spex next week and am looking forward to hearing what he has to say about my situation. I am thinking of having a strip surgery with Dr feller soon

 

CCS - What is your situ? First time HT? or repair job - If the latter I would love to share experiences with you on this forum - please share your story!

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ajg, i'm a virgin scalp. I need a large session i believe as i would say i'm a nw4. I am on propecia(7months) which i feel has stopped further loss at least.

I am meeting with spex next week to establish what size session i actually need. I think it will be a strip because i need a high number of grafts 3000+??...We will see.

 

I wish you every success with your repair. I hear great things about Dr Feller :)

cs

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I wish you every success with your repair. I hear great things about Dr Feller

cs

 

Likewise, all the best AJG. Not long now!!

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