Probably best to avoid it then.
How much is Dr Bonaros charging please? He's on my shortlist. Pm me if you'd preferWow! You've managed to keep your temple points, which is great. Unfortunately, mine have gone. Great transformation though.
I have just, 10 minutes ago, paid my deposit for surgery with Dr Bonaros for surgery in early April. I will be having at least 1000 grafts transplanted to my crown. Hoping for a mixture of scalp and beard grafts. I had discussions with Seneca too, and was close to booking with them in Glasgow (and they offered me a very good price), but I really like Dr Bonaros' work and there are quite few examples of his work, whereas I could not see that many from the surgeon at Seneca. Also, I preferred the approach of Dr Bonaros for my hair transplant.
Thanks @Edsarn . No I haven't had any contact with him yet. I'm about 3 months in to taking finasteride again and a month or so in to taking oral Minoxidil, so I'm waiting for a few months to see if my hairless stabilises/improves. In the mean time, I'm drawing up a shortlist of surgeons and clinics to contact when the time is rightHi @djkillab - Dr Bonaros charges £4.40 for beard grafts (and I believe £3.30 for scalp grafts), which is what I will be having - but it's best to check with him. Have you had any contact with him? I have been in touch with him for many months prior to booking surgery. He was not pushy in anyway whatsoever and always answered any questions I had (and have). He seems like a very ethical doctor and I prefer that only he will be touching my head on the day, as he does all of the extractions and all the implants himself. I feel very relaxed about my decision to go with him in early April 2023. I will update this blog.
Thanks! I think my donor will be done now, but who knows I don't plan on having any more surgeries, so hopefully my crown will be ok after this! To be honest, I am liking the shaved look, so might not even grow it out. Will see, and find my 'sweet spot'. Given the number of grafts taken out, I remember my donor looked pretty rubbish when I tried growing it out after my previous surgery, but once it gets to about a grade 4/5, it looked fine. Will see how I go and experiment with different lengths, to find the optimum for my recipient and donor area.These were the photos of my crown that I took earlier this year.
I should also mention that I am 44 and am currently not taking any meds. Thinking of trying topical dutasteride, but won’t start this until I am 2 months post surgery, to let my scalp heal fully.