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Dr Bruno Pinto - 2352 grafts - Feb 3rd 2023

Bigmac

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There’s definitely quite a bit more hair than your 3 month update. The hairline growth and design is looking good. I think you’ll be very happy once you have your final result.
The area transplanted was hairless in the temple corners. This looks fuller now and natural which is imporrant.

Comparing to your pre and immediate post-op as seen below, it’s heading in the right direction.


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There’s definitely quite a bit more hair than your 3 month update. The hairline growth and design is looking good. I think you’ll be very happy once you have your final result.
The area transplanted was hairless in the temple corners. This looks fuller now and natural which is imporrant.

Comparing to your pre and immediate post-op as seen below, it’s heading in the right direction.


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Thanks for the words of encouragement Bigmac I appreciate it.

Great to hear you think it’s coming along ok and I should be happy when I finally get the full result.

I shall update again at 5 months
 
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Hi Folks

Today is exactly 5 months since my hair transplant with Dr Bruno Pinto in Porto.

Since my month 4 update I don’t feel like there’s been massive change but there has been a more subtle one. On the whole the hairs are growing well and thickening. I haven’t had a growth explosion like some do although I do feel it’s improved some.

My left side is a lot fuller and thicker than my right side. There is one small gap on the left which has some hairs popping through so hopefully that should fill in and I am very happy with that side. The right side was my bigger side for recession and had more grafts. This is lagging behind a little. I do have coverage there and there are lots of smaller hairs just popped through but I do feel this needs to start thickening up some and hopefully soon. The hairs are very thin and see through. Especially when wet but guess that’s to be expected.

I’m at the point where I can take identical photos in the same place in the same lighting and just change my head angle a little and it completely changes the outcome. It looks great in some photos and see through in others.

I have been reliably informed that I am on track at 5 months and the right side is a standard 5 months and not to compare to the left side or those people that basically have full results at this point.

As always let me know your thoughts and I will update again at 6 months. I hope between now and then I have a more growth and thickening of hairs to report

Here are my photos. Some with flash and zoom and others next to a window and no flash. I have also done some wet hair combed back to show the hairline. Apologies for how many there are.

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It’s looking good for 5 months. One side growing in faster than the other happens quite often. It should even out over the next few months. From where you started I’d say you’re making great progress. The new hairline shape looks good.
 
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Looks normal for 5 months. Should be good by 7-8 months. :) Keep us posted!
 
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It’s looking good for 5 months. One side growing in faster than the other happens quite often. It should even out over the next few months. From where you started I’d say you’re making great progress. The new hairline shape looks good.
Thanks Bigmac. I really like the hairline I just wish the right side was thicker but as long as it gets to where it needs to be in the end then I don’t mind the waiting
 
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Looks normal for 5 months. Should be good by 7-8 months. :) Keep us posted!
Thanks Loui for the reassurance. Watching it everyday seems like nothings happening so good to hear it’s looking about right for the timeframe

You have set the bar high with your photo fresh out the pool now all realistic expectations go out the window haha
 
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Thanks Bigmac. I really like the hairline I just wish the right side was thicker but as long as it gets to where it needs to be in the end then I don’t mind the waiting

It is a good natural design. Hopefully, it wont be too long before it evens out with the growth.
 
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Hi folks

Today is exactly 6 months since my hair transplant with Dr Bruno Pinto.

As in previous posts the left side is looking great in pretty much all situations now. I still feel the right side is light on density for what we placed there.

I know 6 months is only halfway and in a normal hair transplant timeline 6 months only represents about 40-50% of growth and result so I am hoping in the next 6 months the right side catches up and finishes how it should.

If the right side was to double in density between now and the final look it would be usable. Not perfectly full as I had hoped but also much better than looking like a thinning area which it does right now. Somehow it looks fuller wet than dry which I can’t work out

The right side was the bigger area so will take more to look good. I wasn’t expecting to be a werewolf by now but I was expecting that side to be thicker than it currently is. However everyone is different and growth rates differ so it’s all variable and maybe I am over thinking I don’t know see what you guys think from the photos I guess

Overall I am happy I can style my hair from left to right at least and it looks good. It’s just a shame I can’t style right to left as the area looks a bit exposed still when done that way and gappy

Posting quite a few photos to show all situations really. Wet hair, dry hair, with and without flash etc.

Some angles and lighting look good and some look bad like the light just bounces straight off scalp and hardly any grafts have grown at all yet

1.First two photos dry hair pulled back
2.Next three wet hair slicked back
3.Then just a load of different angles and lighting to show how it looks in different environments


Let me know your thoughts

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Bigmac

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Quite a lot of patients experience uneven growth that results in one side growing in faster than the other. I think you’ve had good growth so far and the weaker side should catch up in the next few months.
The area was completely bare prior to surgery, now you have a full hairline that needs the extra density that should come.
Below I compared your before picture to one from above that concerns you.

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Hi All

I have now reached 10 months post op with Dr Bruno Pinto so thought I would update you all.

My right side was always lagging behind my left and in the recent few months it has been slowly catching up. I still have a lot of hairs only recently popped through on that side that need to grow and thicken. I had a touch of folliculitis on that side and Dr Pinto says he sees that often delay the growth and people end up growing past 12 months so I am still hoping it may get more density although I do think a tiny little touch up on that side may be in order but we will see.

I have to say he has done a great job with the naturalness. No one has suspected a thing.

Here are some photos of it styled and also soaking wet slicked back over the last few months. Let me know what you all think
 

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Again, flawless and really impressed with the density with a moderate number of grafts
 
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From the photos this is a huge improvement from your last update, and quite a rare case where things have turned around a lot since 6 months!
I'm guessing you're happy?
 
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