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Dr Bisanga 4300 fue

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Danny1671

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Evening all!

So currently I am sat in an air b&b in Brussels resting my fiery tight melon in a neck pillow at 45 degrees! I have gained much knowledge from others experiences using this and similar forums, and I feel I owe to the community to give some back so here goes!

Today was the second day of a 4300 fue Procedure with Dr Bisanga at BHR Clinic. I chose Dr Bisanga as I have always been a fan of his natural looking hairlines and more importantly, ethical approach with regards long term planning.

The days were long but went smoothly from start to finish. Dr Bisanga finalised my hairline design in the morning after a discussion about the fact that I may not be able to tolerate taking finasteride. A relatively conservative hairline was therefore drawn and the plan was to use approximately 4000 grafts to give a better frame to my face and fill back into the mid scalp, leaving a section where there was already hair and give some coverage to the crown area.

I asked about donor density and I believe it was above average at 80+ grafts per square cm. According to doctor Bisanga I have approximately 8000 fue donor hairs in total so a bit in the bank for future work when needed.

Graft breakdown were:

Single FU’s 679 grafts
Double FU’s 2312 grafts
Treble FU’s 1600 grafts
Quadruple FU’s 709 grafts
Total grafts 4300

I’ll attach my preoperative photos and immediately after. I’ll then post weekly if I can but certainly monthly to show progress.

Wish me luck all!

Ps I’m interested to here if anyone has had success using topical finasteride or oral minoxidil pills. Obviously I’m keen to get the existing hair stabilised if possible.

Cheers

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Congratulations on your recent procedure Danny. As I have mentioned on other platforms, it was great speaking with you all those months ago. Looking forward to following your documentation.

The hard part of patience starts now.
 
Pete from Farjo

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The stressful part's done now. Relax, heal up and look forward to the fun stuff!
 
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reddwarf

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That should produce a good change. Call me stupid but what's an air B and B, heard the phrase mentioned but not sure what it refers to?
 
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Just somewhere cheap to stay.

The official description is that AirBandB is an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations in that area. ... For hosts, participating it is a way to earn some income from their property.

Did you end up trying the Oral Minoxidil, I'm interested to know if you had any side effects from it?
 
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Hey Risingforehead, yes I’ve taken oral minoxidil everyday since the procedure and no noticeable side effects as of yet. I’m currently taking a cocktail of other vitamins too including biotin, a hair, skin and nails tablet from Holland and Barret and also MSM. Oh and trying Propecia Monday Wednesday and Friday to see if I can reduce side effects (which were mainly low mood and mild anxiety).
 
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Here are some 2 week photos. The recipient area is still a bit pink but this shows up mainly in photos for some reason? The donor area is still slightly sensitive but I feel it’s healed pretty well. My wife says it looks the same as it always did which is good. I’m quite conscious about the uneven density especially where an area in the middle was left untouched due to heightened risk of shock loss but hoping it grows in when it all (hopefully) grows later on.

I guess I’ll have to wait for a second procedure to be able to wear my hair buzzed short but I’m sure the density will be able to be evened out after that hopefully. I’d like to know your thoughts on this?

The journey has only just begun so trying to crack on with life and not let this take over!

Cheers

p.s apologies for the sideways pictures I have no clue how to rectify this!
 

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Looks very nice Danny. Everything seems to have healed well.

Thanks for your detailed write up. Looking forward to following your progress.

All the best.

Bm.
 
bullitnut

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I agree with BM, it does look nice dude. I noticed you said you took propecia Monday Wedbesday and Friday....hows that working out for you pal, any better?
 
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Hey Bullitnut, sorry for the late reply. I’m 5 weeks now so will upload some progress pics tomorrow when I can use day light!

As for Propecia, Monday Wednesday and Friday is working in that side effects are zero, which is great. However it does make me wonder if it’s blocking enough DHT to make a difference to my hair retention! I might up it to every other day at some point.
 
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6 Week Update.

Hard to believe I had surgery 6 weeks ago already, it’s gone so fast! So far I feel I’ve healed really well. I’ve shed a fair bit I think but also retained a fair amount of grafts. A it’s 6 weeks do you think the shedding will still continue?

It’s looking a lot like where I was prior to surgery at this stage with a very faint pinkness in the recipient area only really visible under bright lights.

The pics taken are in sunlight coming through a window. It’s a tough phase and like a lot of people have worries and doubts about the success of the procedure but I was expecting to feel this way after the years of research!

Let’s hope it all grows in eventually and looks good!

Any thoughts or questions please ask
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Tenement_city

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Danny seems like you had a good experience... Did you travel home straight after the operation?
 
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Danny1671

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Hi, yes I traveled back to London on the Eurostar the day after the operation. Looking pretty sweet in the oversized maroon bandana!
 
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Strange request though any chance you have any pics of you wearing the the oversized bandana to have a look as i'm thinking of using the clinic.

Thanks
 
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Danny1671

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Sorry I didn’t take any with the bandana on. There may be some other patients of Dr Bisanga though that have. Cheers
 
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Everything looks right on track for 6 weeks. Your donor looks great, no one would know you`ve had anything done there.

Thanks for the update.

Cheers Bm.