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 Posted: Wed Oct 4th, 2017 10:19 pm
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Hi all.
I had my transplant on 24th August at the Farjo clinic in Manchester. As probably most people I was pretty nervous- not so much about the procedure itself but how I will look after. We talked in previous consultations about growing the hair long and having brushed forward to try and hide it as I had so little at the front I thought it was a great idea.

I travelled to Manchester the night before and stayed at the Premier Inn which is literally a 2-minute walk to the clinic. Got up early and had some breakfast bars I took and some coffee from the room.

Got to the clinic pretty early and waited- pacing up and down the street pretty anxious. Dr. Farjo let me in at 7.30 where we had a chat and took some photos. We also talked about my existing scar from ear to ear that I have had since I was 15 due to an operation for a head infection. My head has lots of scar tissue on top and is a bit of a weird shape- I also have a huge scar. This is the main reason I have looked to get some work on my hair done as I think if I didn't have the scar and op when I was younger I would have probably have buzzed my hair off.

So anyway the new hairline was drawn on and I was happy as I didn't want to be greedy and have a really forward hairline I just wanted to fill in the front.

The treatment from the team including Dr. Rachael was great- she did the extractions and I was quietly told that she was the best there. I was comfortable and they offered me snacks and drinks throughout the day and had my order taken for lunch. The only problem I had was around the area of my existing scar didn't really respond to the anesthetic so I had a bit of pain when they got around that area- they kept dosing me up though so eventually it did calm down.

I was finished around 6 pm and given some instructions of what to do. I was pretty spaced out so didn't take them all in fully and couldn't really think of any questions. They do give you all instructions on a piece of paper though and a little kit bag of medicines, shampoo and other bits and pieces. As well as a hat- that while not the most fashionable worked well to not touch any areas that were tender and also hide everything really well. 

The thing I was probably most negative about to start off with was the fact that the hair we left long to try and cover up would never have worked- it looked like I had a wig that had slipped off. There was no way it was going to cover it as we went further towards the crown than I anticipated.

One suggestion I would have is that if possible have someone meet you as I was quite wobbly but as only a very short walk to the hotel was fine. I had some food in my room and went to sleep with extra pillows to raise me.

I travelled home on the train the following day and was still pretty spaced out and slightly wobbly.

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Hairline drawn on



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One day after:





Day 5 after surgey:





  #2   Top  micknick MemberVeteran Real Hair Club Member Join Date: Feb 2012Posts: 81Last Online: Yesterday 01:53 PMSo I took the decision to trim down the hair that was going to help cover up the surgery on day 6:





I had some quite bad swelling around the eyes that made me look like Id been in a boxing match and lost but that went pretty quickly between day 5 and 7.

One week post surgery:





8 days lost surgery:



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The back is like nothing happened. I still get some tingling at the back and on top- feels sort of like a pressure throb but nothing too bad and I haven't taken any ibuprofen for about 3 days now.

Here for context is my scar from previous surgery when I was a kid, this goes from ear to ear:


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Welcome to the forum Mick.
Sounds like you had a good experience at the Farjo clinic, the work looks nice and refined as ever. I like where your hairline has been kept, this amount of grafts should make a very nice change to your appearance.
Now it's just a waiting game for that new hairline to appear.
Thanks for sharing your story.
All the best.
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Thanks Bm.

Here are my graft numbers.
230- 1 hair
1133- 2 hair
455 - 3-4 hair

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Hi Micknick
Thanks for posting your experience and your story awesome you got through it my friend even if you were a bit wobbly the work looks nice and clean and with you opting to keep a conservative hairline them grafts will sure make a big difference to your look , wishing you all the very best with great recovery and growth please keep us updated 

Take care I care 

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Thank you Dazzster.
I`ll definitely keep the site updated with my progress.

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Some progress images images:

Day 23 post surgery:



Day 26 post:



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8 Weeks post:

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Hi Mate 

Looks right on track just got to keep positive and patient  now mate it will come good 

Have a great night 

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Dazzster26 wrote:
Hi Mate 

Looks right on track just got to keep positive and patient  now mate it will come good 

Have a great night 

Dazz


Thanks mate. This is the tough part eh

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Hi Mate 

It can be tough I just kept busy training and working and using the forum regularly  , I must have been through every section on here,  its all going to be worth it though I assure you have a good one .

Daz

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It all looks like it should at this stage. It`s healed well, now just the waiting game which as Dazzster says, it will be worth it.
Thanks for the update.



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Bigmac wrote: It all looks like it should at this stage. It`s healed well, now just the waiting game which as Dazzster says, it will be worth it.
Thanks for the update.

Hey mate, is there anyway I can get an email when I get a reply at all?

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Hi Mick. They will be going in your spam/junk mail. If you move them to your inbox, future replies should go there.



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9 weeks post. Not much change as you'd imagine just want to be able to look back and see it develop over the time.



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All looks normal. A few pimples scattered about which is quite normal too. It's good to keep a record of your transformation as it's easy to forget where you started from.



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Just after 11 weeks now, not too much has changed although I am getting little dark bulbs on the end of my hairs, any idea what this is?

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Sorry dude i must have missed this thread. I like the hairline shape from your post op pics. Looks like Dr Farjo and the team have done a good job as always and i'm excited to see this come through in the coming months.

 I must admit i wasn't suprised though that you chose to buzz the hair...it's difficult to avoid the temptation to cut the hair and keep it longer because it's so much easier to see the new hairs come through when the hairs shorter and at a more uniform length imo.

Very early days at the minute but it's going to be a fun ride for you in the coming months when things start to happen, It's such a life changing feeling when hairs start to grow again.
Thanks for sharing;)



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Hi Mick.
What do you mean bulbs on the end of your hair? Are these at the end of your long native hair as I can`t see any on your pictures.
At 11 weeks not much happens unless you`re a lucky early grower.



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