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 Posted: Wed Oct 4th, 2017 09:19 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



Immediately after:





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 

Dazz

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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:



7 weeks post:

Last edited on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 06:49 am by micknick

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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 

Dazz

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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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