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Dr Feller Offered Me A Free Fue Surgery!

NotBadHairUK

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Hi to everyone that already knows my story so far with my HT transformation journey (4 in total)....and those of you that dont know my story. Its been quite a journey of rocky times... :( but the road is now a brighter and much happier one :)

I have been posting my progress ever since the very 1st meeting with Dr Feller around 3 years ago when he made a remarkable change in my life by repairing an appalling UK hair transplant (performed by NOBEL HAIR CLINIC UK) this was back when I was 23 years old (I'm now 37) and totally destroyed my self confidence through the whole of my 20's and part of my 30's. I completely stopped seeing my mates and just hid under a hat when ever I left the house. I also hate wearing caps/hats as they are not the image I want to portray (chav image) but I had no choice after the Noble Clinic completely butchered me, leaving me with terrible donor scarring/ recipient scar tissue and totally unnatural groups of 5 and 6 plugs in the front hairline spaced way to far apart! :angry:

I have been quiet for a few months as I felt I needed to get my life together... I was starting to do things and go out a lot more than before... so I havent posted for a while.. and just been 'finding myself again'.

Well... from the time I had a terrible UK HT 10+ years ago, I lost all contact with friends and stopped wanting to go out and socialise as I felt a freak show and very depressed!! (It really is an emotional thing for me to even think about this as I write this right now as I dont say depressed lightly!!! I was at an all time low taking anti-depressents).

Since then Dr Feller and his super techs! had filled and packed in around 5000 grafts into my front 3rd to give me a result better than I could ever have dreamed of having ever again in my life!!! (I truly can not say this enough!! This has truly changed my life to the extent that I have even been dating a lovely girl which wouldn't have even of been ANY HOPE of doing this without my new found confidence with knowing that I look 'normal!!' and no longer like a freak show!! :huh:

So... here is something I can not even believe has occurred to me over the last few days!!!

I havent been to NYC for longer than few days at a time before just enough to have HT's with Feller Medical (and always on my own). I wanted to go back and see the sights and even more with someone to share the experience of the awesome sights in NYC!!

I had already told my girlfriend that I have had my HT's there and visted Manhatten (she said from the very start it has never bothered her one bit as she thinks it looks really good and would never know unless I had told her) and I wanted to visit Dr Feller to show him how far I have come along since he last saw me (exactly 2 years ago). As I know how pleased I am....and wanted him to see it for himself.

A few days before I was due to leave NYC I dropped in to see Dr Feller and one of the 1st things he told me was 'I already knew you would look this good!' and 'a world apart from before' he had already expected to see me looking a world apart from the damaged guy that walked in that very 1st time with unnatural thick black twisty whirly plugs (by Noble Clinic UK!!!!) This was so nice to hear that he was just as pleased as I was!!

I think it was knowing how sad I was before in my life to transform me to how I am today is quite something special (I was truly rock bottom it was just pure luck from searching the Internet and meeting SPEX that my life changed completely!!!! ;) ). I had worn a cap on my head for well over 10 years since the Noble UK work... :ph34r: and I was reaching breaking point if I am being honest!

Some months ago I just briefly mentioned about feeling some hair greed and would like a slightly fuller hairline as the Noble work was still very slightly evident in the direct hairline. This was most likely hard to detect by onlookers unless you are aware of them and it being my head....I was still aware a few of them were still just making the difference from being a natural hairline for me that I can no longer have an concerns about... like I said....in all honesty.... it was hair greed!! and I didn't like having ANY reminder of them as it was a really bad time for me to live with those for a very long time.

I mentioned to Dr Feller how he has transformed not only my hairline but my life!! which is pretty amazing to me to even be writing this now.....and believing that I have been given another chance to really GO FOR the things I want in LIFE NOW!! I am so much more positive about my future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry for all those !!!! but they were needed and truly meant).

After a chat and Dr Feller wanting to take some pics... he said he wasn't entirely happy that the hairline as there was still some NOBEL micro grafts evident at the very front. He showed me there was still a few groups/plugs that had re-shown themselves and he really wanted to FIX them up once and for all!! I am not a rich guy so had no chance of paying for a final session to finish off the hairline to the ultimate result....so I was thinking 'OK, I will have to save up for a few years and come back again'. The trip to NYC was a gift from my girlfriend... as I kept telling her how awesome it was and wanted her to see it with me, we both had time off so seemed the perfect opportunity to go back.

Sorry this is becoming a long write up! I am trying to say everything I am thinking of and its been a while :unsure: ....without stretching this out too long!! as the next thing that happened whilst visiting Dr Feller was something that I totally unexpected! :eek:

He knew my financial situation was not one that I could afford to pay for a further final session to finish off my hairline by 'filling in between the Noble work' to completely leave them undetectable. He then asked when I was going to be flying back home. I had 2 days left of my trip so he asked if I would be able to come in the following morning and he would be willing to do a FUE session FREE OF CHARGE!!! on my hairline to resolve any of those issues remaining!!!! :eek: I couldn't even believe I was being offered this kind of generosity/support/help/kindness from the very best HT doc in the field!! Dr Feller must be the most caring guy I have ever met! I have to say I was shocked to have such an offer of this kind and was not expecting this what so ever! I was/am just so grateful I can not even start to tell you how grateful I am. I would never have been able to afford this in all truthfulness.

So, to bring my fellow hair loss guys up to date, I have only just got back home a few hours ago... I had a few hours sleep as I was just so tired after the flight. It went so well... I was out by 2.30pm yesterday and just seemed to fly past... I am now back in the waiting game again.. I am kind of getting used to this by now! lol.

Dr Feller and all his super team of techs by using FUE have placed some new finer/softer hairs between the thicker grafts in my hairline to leave a softer natural result. I am not sure of the graft count, but the fronts were all singles as you would expect and 2's going further back (approx 1" back into the front triangles) I would hazard a guess of approx 800? FUE grafts. The left side needed more than the right and Dr F removed some remaining Nobel nasties! to improve things further still. This is my 1st FUE so the experience was quite different from the strip procedures before hand... I felt very comfortable the whole time... at times I thought I was laying back on my hotel bed and started to fall asleep! all the sight seeing the previous days had really worn me out too!

I am still really quite tired and this hasnt fully sunken in yet! havent eaten anything yet so I will post up more soon as things progress... and some pics in due time.. I know these are what people want to see... in total this is my 3rd Dr Feller HT and each time my life just improves beyond words.

Thank you to everyone that has supported me along my very long journey and tuff road... this is really quite an amazing situation and I know this is a unique situation I am in and have been offered.... and I just once again want to say how incredibly grateful I am!! MANY THANKS DR FELLER ALL YOUR SUPER STAFF AND SPEX that have changed my life beyond words.

Cheers everyone for all your support I hope this helps to show that anyone in a similar situation can be helped!! you can get your life back on track... I just want you to know... by finding these forums... you have possibly made the best discovery of your life just by finding these forums just like I did... it was just pure luck for me as a last grasp for some kind of hope!! but it was the luckiest thing I ever did for sure.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: NEVER HAVE A HT IN THE UK!!!!!! Travel!! Stop thinking UK Clinic are anywhere near the Level of USA/Canada HT procedures. This is my own opinion from my own experience.

Take care guys....I'll post some updates regularly...to show how things are going... hang in there everyone... I know this is a unique situation.. and will complete a very long Roller Coaster journey for me now B)



BHUK.
 
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NotBadHairUK

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Okay, I have had some food and a bath.... and given my hair its first wash.. and rinsed the recipient area and soaped up the donor area to clean it up.. here are some pics.. less of my talking more visual stuff for you to see here...

Some pics where I started... before Dr F helped repair the situ...

Nobel Clinic Hair Transplant pics.. I lived with it like this for over 10 years.. }:BY:>?











These were taken as soon as I got back to my hotel... approx 30 mins after my surgery... (before wash/clean up the next day) please note: all the hair you can still see at the front is HT hair that was not trimmed for the surgery and left long...














This is the day after my surgery... 1st wash tonight about 1 hr ago... looking cleaner now..



















Front sides filled.. giving a more natural hairline and fuller triangles.. very zoomed in...









Covering the FUE with the existing hair.... I think in 1 - 2 months I will have enough coverage to conseal the new surgery..






The crown is holding up pretty well since I have been taking Fin.... just ordered abnother supply as my 1st order lasted over a year.. deffinitely worth taking if your considering surgery... meds I think I a must to hold into your native hair.. you cant beat your own hair rather than replacing what you have lost.






My hair after 2 Feller Medical procedures... (before I had this lastest 3rd session)

Incredible transformation!!






I think pics speak a million words... so I have tried to use them to speak for me.. I think its clear to see why I am so surprised at my own transformation when you look at how bad I was at the start.. just awesome.. just to repeat myself again.. thanks for all the support everyone... I really needed it to get me here ;)

 
Prohairclinic

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Impressive story and likewise result

Only thing I would comment (not critisize) is that instead of shaving 1 strip it would have been better to shave 2 smaller strips. This way it would have been undetectable right after the treament.

Cheerso
 
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Excellent story and some great work that Dr. Feller has done. Your story is certainly very inspirational for many. Amazing what can be done. Thanks for the post.

NN

PS- I agree with Barts assessment above. Subtle change
 
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Awesome post, I'm very happy to see you looking completely normal (or will be very soon) props to Dr. Feller, definitely one of the "good guys" in this industry, and one of its leading pioneers as well. You are gonna be looking golden real soon, you dont have a thing to worry about anymore, congrats.
 
NotBadHairUK

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Thank you very much :) so good to hear the encouraging praise...wish u all well too.
 
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im really happy that you were given a break and the work looks great, you deserve it and dr feller deserves a big thankyou, i really like seeing repair guys get a break, would love to see other top clinics out there doing the same, it says alot and means alot congrats
 
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Very generous offer from the doc.

Have you some immediate pre op unshaven pictures of your hairline so we can see what it looked like before the fue grfts were implanted.

Happy growing to you.

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Bigmac wrote:
Very generous offer from the doc.

Have you some immediate pre op unshaven pictures of your hairline so we can see what it looked like before the fue grfts were implanted.

Happy growing to you.

bm.


Hi BM.. been a while! great to see u again mate :::C

I have a pic of the hairline very recently proir to this latest work..



The hairline was good before but with this new FUE it should soften it and give a more natural completion to the front now.. with finer hair placed between the thicker existing hairs. Looking forward to seeing these corners looking fuller and softer this year! :)



The only part I am unsure about is the territory I havent been in before is how the FUE will cover when the hair grows back in the donor area.. I havent had FUE before so this is all new to me, so just looking and wondering how well the existing hair will cover this area.. purely as I havent had FUE before. I'm just going to stick a hat on for a few months when I go out and take a look after that and see how it looks :) looking forward to a few months time.

Trying to see other posts and catch up but caught a cold... but will catch up soon! :)




 
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Awesome story which I am sure rings true with so many on here and other forums to.
Really pleased for you dude and the change is indeed remarkable-when this last lot grows in you will look like Mr Average 'I don't have a hair problem!'Joe but inside you will feel on top of the world as its obvious you already do ;)
Great hair surgeons have the ability to enhance or destroy the quality of our lives-they have massive weight on their shoulders to deliver the goods and only a few truly talented artists can deliver this incredibly high standard again and again.Dr Feller is one of the chosen few who can and does,indeed before I decided on SMG for my repair he was the ONLY other surgeon I was considering.Looks like he is also a very noble and compassionate individual who truly cares about his work and his patients.I can tell you first hand that Ron Shapiro and the team at SMG all share the same qualities-for me its what makes these individuals and clinics stand out from the crowd.Spex is also in this mold a truly top banana dude wanting to help and educate so people can make an informed and reasoned choice on what they would like to do-where to go and how to do it-Kudos to you- Spex and Dr Feller for that.
Again thanks for sharing your journey-I hope to inspire and educate others yet to start there's by doing the same.
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Masher wrote:
Awesome story which I am sure rings true with so many on here and other forums to.
Really pleased for you dude and the change is indeed remarkable-when this last lot grows in you will look like Mr Average 'I don't have a hair problem!'Joe but inside you will feel on top of the world as its obvious you already do ;)
Great hair surgeons have the ability to enhance or destroy the quality of our lives-they have massive weight on their shoulders to deliver the goods and only a few truly talented artists can deliver this incredibly high standard again and again.Dr Feller is one of the chosen few who can and does,indeed before I decided on SMG for my repair he was the ONLY other surgeon I was considering.Looks like he is also a very noble and compassionate individual who truly cares about his work and his patients.I can tell you first hand that Ron Shapiro and the team at SMG all share the same qualities-for me its what makes these individuals and clinics stand out from the crowd.Spex is also in this mold a truly top banana dude wanting to help and educate so people can make an informed and reasoned choice on what they would like to do-where to go and how to do it-Kudos to you- Spex and Dr Feller for that.
Again thanks for sharing your journey-I hope to inspire and educate others yet to start there's by doing the same.
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Mash
Thank you very much Mash, very generious post and kind praise for the clinic and people involved that have helped me to get here! I really appreciate you saying this ;)

I would just like to return the compliment to your own decision to go to SMG for your repair, it was also the only other clinic I would have considered when I was researching the best HT clinics those years ago. I have read so many posts that share the same message from SMG as Fellers that the teams both have a great deal of care and attention to detail for there patients and they listen to what you want and not just treat you as a number which is critical to have that kind of relationship with a Dr that is going to transform your life. Thank goodness we both made the best decisions for ourselves and now in a much happier places than before! Long may it continue!! :::C

Wish you all the best and thanks again ;) good luck to everyone!






 
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7 days post surgery... I always was a slow healer.. pleased I have the longer hair on top that now is pretty much able to cover the FU's.. but wont be looking closely for another few months.. just a quick idea for you to see how it looks after 1 week.. (a comb hasnt seen my hair so its straight out of bed look.. )



 
NotGoing2GoBald

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NBHUK,

man, your hair looks sick! ¬b` God, how do those butchers at the Nobel Hair Clinic sleep at night? Dude, I need cliff notes from your original post lol :T:. So, the plugs from Nobel were still slightly visible and Feller offered you free FUE to cover it? Man, your hair was already killer before this, can't wait to see your final result, now! Congrats, and hang in there w/the waiting game; though you have a nice mop to cover the new grafts w/this time. Z:B
 
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Thanks NG2BB for rating how my results look up till now.. every time I get a reply like that it really does make me feel pleased and reminds me of how far I've come.. many thanks.

Yes Dr Feller actually even removed a few more of the thicker old Nobel plugs that spoilt the new hairline. It will look so much better with a softer hairline as you can only do so much each time.. and coverage was the key thing for me last time.. so this will now finish this off with a nice softer fuller hairline, really cant wait to see this grown out.. but will be quite a long wait yet.. but looking forward to it greatly.

Wish u all the best with your own.. I am certain you will be in just as great shape when its all grown through and had time to mature ;)
 
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Happy healing BHUK;) Your journey has been a tough one and its great that the posters here can identify and have offered you the support you deserve ¬b`



Heal and grow well!
 
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Thanks Spex..I agree with you..I fully appreciate all the support I have had from day 1.. I hope I can give some support to others that may be having a tuff time or uncertain about the whole thing.. if anyone wants any help with anything just let me know (I mean from a patients/unprofessional point of view) if in doubt with your procedure its always best to speak to your Dr. 1st hand :)

Wish everyone success and a fast recovery ;) take care everyone.
 
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NotBadHairUK wrote:
7 days post surgery... I always was a slow healer.. pleased I have the longer hair on top that now is pretty much able to cover the FU's.. but wont be looking closely for another few months.. just a quick idea for you to see how it looks after 1 week.. (a comb hasnt seen my hair so its straight out of bed look.. )



7 days post surgery your recipient area seems to be coming along at a normal pace. Do you have pics of your fue donor area too? The healing time for fue is very fast.. just a matter of waiting for the native hairs to grow back to cover up the little red dots. You're at two weeks+ post op now so it'd be great to see pics at this point. Thanks in advance.
 
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janna wrote:
NotBadHairUK wrote:
7 days post surgery... I always was a slow healer.. pleased I have the longer hair on top that now is pretty much able to cover the FU's.. but wont be looking closely for another few months.. just a quick idea for you to see how it looks after 1 week.. (a comb hasnt seen my hair so its straight out of bed look.. )



7 days post surgery your recipient area seems to be coming along at a normal pace. Do you have pics of your fue donor area too? The healing time for fue is very fast.. just a matter of waiting for the native hairs to grow back to cover up the little red dots. You're at two weeks+ post op now so it'd be great to see pics at this point. Thanks in advance.
hey Janna,

Thanks asking how i'm doing.. I just took a few pics for you, yes just over 2 weeks now. FUE is such a luxury compared to the strip I had previously and the comfort factor being able to sleep as normal again in no time. I also didnt get any swelling in my foreheard anytime post op. like before.

I left all my hair long and uncut around the donor area so it makes the shaved area look super extra short.. but I'm feeling much happier now its no longer razor shaved to the skin.. and less of a lunatic.. '''h;h;;h







Hope these are ok it wasnt easy bending my arm backwards to take these..lol...took about 10 pics of the ceiling before I got it on target *nl

;)




 
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That was quick - thanks a lot. Looking great and healing is definately much faster as you're experiencing with fue in recipient and donor areas. Good for you. Thanks again.
 
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I am only just over 1 month post op. so theres not a lot to see... it will be a few more months till the hairline is back nicely again. This is my 1st time posting video's and my camera only allows me to take 30 sec videos so this is the most I could show.. I'm the one in the Batman and Robin mask.. just incase you was wondering

http://s692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/BadhairUK/?action=view&current=1month.flv

All I have done is wash my hair with normal shampoo once a week as far as the hair care goes and taking a few MSM capsules to try and speed up the hair growth.. and taking 1/5th of FIN a day as always.