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FUE 1800-2300 grafts. With Dr.Bisanga @ Bisanga/ Athens Greece

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Jame$

member
*Sorry, a bit late in updating this forum.
Currently approaching 6 weeks post operation.


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On the 2nd of September myself and my friend flew out to Athens for my front temples and hairline reconstruction surgery with Dr.Bisanga. My surgery scheduled on the 3rd of September at 7:45.

As promised by the clinic, a driver was waiting for my arrival in the airport (even though we were 1 hour 30 minutes delayed / late). He then took us straight to our hotel and we checked in.

On the morning of the Surgery at 6:15 I went down to the hotel restaurant where we had breakfast. Avoiding caffeine and drinks high in Vitamin C. I had quite a large breakfast knowing there was a long day ahead. Although the hotel was great, my sleep the night before had suffered. I only managed around 5 hours.

My hotel was only a short 15 minutes walk from the clinic. Arriving at B & C I was greeted very happily from my Athens point of contact Maria. She took me through everything and I signed the necessary paperwork. From that point I went and met Dr.Bisanga's Technician. She took my before photos and handed me my surgery wear.

Once Dr.B arrived, we went off to another room to disscuss the surgery. We also discussed the hairline and any other questions I had. He again was very welcoming, professional and put me at ease straight away. Although the process did seem to be quite rushed as he was a little late on the morning.

During the operation Dr.Bisanga was joined by two fellow surgeons from Israel. They didn't contribute towards the surgery, but were just observing, asking him and myself questions along the way. His knowledge is unquestionable in regards to FUE and it was a pleasure to listen in and contribute to their conversation. Both Dr.Bisanga and the other surgeons were complementing myself on the unlimited donor area / hair quality I seem to possess. For this reason Dr.B evenly punched one side and the rear of my head. He explained the reasons behind this and I was more than happy to agree.

As disscussed with my UK patient advisor Ian, Dr.B completed all graft punches and incisions. Again the other Drs seemed to be in awe of his techniques and quality of work. All things you would love to hear from the mouths other professional surgeons.

Once Dr.B had finished off, his team of technicians from his Belgium clinic began the extractions of all the grafts. This for me was the worst part of the operation. Not because of the extractions, but the body position I had to endure for quite some time. I was face down on the chair, on what can be described a very hard travel pillow with my neck bent up over. I was later told the clinic are in the process of moving to their new premises and this wasn't the usual chair used. I did have to stop for a few seconds every now and then to stretch my jaw and neck.

A this point we stopped for lunch and I was provided with a meal while the technicians sorted my grafts.

After a quick lunch break at around 3.30pm we were back in the surgery room. The final stretch! Placing the grafts in the incision sites. This was the most comfortable part of the procedure for myself. As I was sat conventionally on my back relaxing, while the technicians completed the placements. The two surgeons from Israel popped in from time to time to watch their techniques. Again they were both impressed.

Overall the procedure was great. The lead upto the big day was well organised and communication with my UK patient advisor Ian second to none. Not only Dr.Bisanga, but his team and staff are all clearly professionals.

From the start, I some how had a gut feeling Dr.Bisanga was was the physician for me. After researching on various hairloss forum's, reading reviews, looking at examples / styles of work, I decided he was the surgeon for my desired hairline.

Fingers crossed I've made the correct decision!

Specifics from my procedure :

Punch size - 0.9

Total Graft Count - 2622
1s - 400
2s - 976
3s - 1046
4s - 200
 

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Jame$

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Month 4 update
It's been 4 months yesterday since I had the surgery with Dr.Bisanga in Athens. Very happy with the way things are going. The only very slight issue to date is the hairline to the right side of my head. It just seems fairly sharp and unnatural the way it approaches the temple area. Again it's a very minor issue but I think it would have looked more natural to have been shaped like the left side. It may just be a case that this area hasn't produced any follicles as of yet but only time will tell.
I've uploaded a few photos to show my progession. Under harsh lighting conditions - a few with the hair wet, a few with the hair dried upright and another few in natural daylight (out of direct sunlight) with paste in the hair.
Again very happy for the 4 months stage and would like to hear how others think I'm getting on
 

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Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Hi James.
A belated welcome to the forum. Thanks for your detailed write up and ongoing updates.
The work looks very good. You had a decent size surgery with a lot of grafts packed in which should produce a great hairline.
It is quite common for one side to grow in quicker than the other, the difference right now is minor but an easy fix if it did stay like that. I think things will turn out ok once you`re nearer to the 12 month mark, everything matching etc.

I`ll look forward to following your progress.

All the best.
Bm.
 
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belfast numpty

Member
Hi James have you any more photos.
I had a procedure in January with Bisanga and I have the same finish on my right temple.
Hope you are well.

Regards

Thomas
 
J

Jame$

member
Right so here I am on month 7. Things have really taken off since month 5 and I'm really happy with my progession! All the transplanted grafts have started to settle in nicely in my opinion and flow great with my native hair.

I mentioned a slight issue with my hairline in previous posts which I feel was a little harsh. As my hair stands now, longer and more developed, I feel like its totally unnoticeable with the style I'm currently going for. With a shorter haircut or with a longer on top style (combed back over) I still feel like "I" would notice it, but very unsure if a total random person would. I'm going for a straight back combed style! As I described to Bisanga on consultation so WE WILL SEE :) My patient advisor Ian has reassured me Dr.Bisanga will happily take a look at the design if I'm still feeling the same way.

All being said I'm totally chuffed to be at this point 7 months in. If your considering Dr.Bisanga I'd go and do it.

I've attached a variety of photos with my hair in different conditions.

- Semi wet and under harsher direct lighting conditions
- Dry, no products and natural daylight lighting
- Paste type product, average (if not brighter) room lighting.
- hair pulled tightly back over, dry natural, room lighting again
- Donor area with a guard of around a no1 blended.
- A pre op photo to give comparison

It would be great to hear everyones thoughts on my progession.
 

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belfast numpty

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Amazing result I'm sure you're delighted.
Bisanga is churning out a lot of quality results.
I'm liaising with Ian a lot as I had my procedure 3 months ago. Hes been brilliant.

Anyway loads of different hair styles available to you now.

Good luck for future growing and congratulations.
 
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Jame$

member
Amazing result I'm sure you're delighted.
Bisanga is churning out a lot of quality results.
I'm liaising with Ian a lot as I had my procedure 3 months ago. Hes been brilliant.

Anyway loads of different hair styles available to you now.

Good luck for future growing and congratulations.
Thanks @belfast numpty how are you getting on mate? Around three months is definitely one of the harder months. Month 4 and 5 things should start to take off! Are you on the Facebook group conquerors? I seen someone on there that's recently had a HT from Bisanga.
 
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belfast numpty

Member
Hi James no I'm not on facebook.
I'm starting to see baby hairs come through.
I had 2260 grafts and my after surgery pictures is identical to yours.

I'm encouraged by your results so far.
Would you estimate you have a lot more to come.
They have knocked it out of the park with your procedure.

Did you go for a lower hairline?

Going down to a skin head was an eye opener.
Turns out the wife prefers it that way.

Best wishes for the coming months.

Thomas
 
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Dazzster26

Valued member
Your hair looks very natural and the design of the hairline is great congratulations
 
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sl

BHR Clinic Patient Advisor
Very nice...real bouncy hair line now...donor looks prestine also. Ian is a great lad so I know with him you have a very dedicated advisor. Really happy for you.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
It`s good to hear you`re happy now with how the growth is progressing. Being anxious in the early stages is quite common but it`s all good now.
Has there been any further improvement this month?
 
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Jame$

member
Hi James no I'm not on facebook.
I'm starting to see baby hairs come through.
I had 2260 grafts and my after surgery pictures is identical to yours.

I'm encouraged by your results so far.
Would you estimate you have a lot more to come.
They have knocked it out of the park with your procedure.

Did you go for a lower hairline?

Going down to a skin head was an eye opener.
Turns out the wife prefers it that way.

Best wishes for the coming months.

Thomas
Yes mate I lowed the hairline by 5-7mm.

Yeah mate my other half liked the skin head too
 
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Jame$

member
Well I'm just around a week off the 8 months mark. Here's some updated pictures. I'm in desperate need of a haircut on the back and sides. I've pulled the hair directly up over with some matt effect paste in. Very happy with the way everything has progressed. Cheers for the kind words guys
 

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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I`d be happy with that at 8 months. Your hairstyle looks good, once longer styles are back in fashion you`ll have plenty of options.
All the best.
Bm.
 
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