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Rejected by Erdogan for low donor area capacity - what are my options?

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From Erdogan:
"After analyzing your photos Dr Koray Erdoğan found that your DONOR AREA is not strong and thick as it should be for the hair transplantation. Therefore Dr Koray Erdoğan came to the conclusion that your Donor area has a low capacity for the procedure of hair transplantation."
Anyone heard of this type of rejection? Since Erdogan is so well respected, does this mean that most other surgeons share his opinion? Pics of my donor area below:

Long


Long (combed upwards)


Short (you can see my donor area has "gaps"?)


Buzzed (this is my default look)
 
Pete from Farjo

Pete from Farjo

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Have you had fue before? The shaved pic of your donor area almost looks as if you've had grafts extracted previously but I could be wrong. It doesn't appear particularly dense though and I can see why Erdogan might be reluctant to perform surgery on you.

How extensive is your hair loss? Some pics from further away showing the top/front would help.
 
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Have you had fue before? The shaved pic of your donor area almost looks as if you've had grafts extracted previously but I could be wrong. It doesn't appear particularly dense though and I can see why Erdogan might be reluctant to perform surgery on you.

How extensive is your hair loss? Some pics from further away showing the top/front would help.
Hi Pete,

I have not had any sort of HT procedure done. I will add pics of my top/front.
 
Hair Restoration Europe

Hair Restoration Europe

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Possibly the Doctor felt your donor hair characteristics would not stand up to progressive hair loss. One of the back images with longer hair and combed up could be argued your hair density or the number of hairs per FU on average is low. You have coarse hair that maybe "masks" reality a little. If you either have a low FU density or smaller hair groupings than average this could have brought them to this conclusion. But, that´s obviously to ask them. Even with some hair length, your hairs exit points allow your scalp to still be visible through the hair thickness. If the hair is removed this will only increase this see-through look. Depending on how many grafts were required this could then become very obvious. Especially if and when hair loss progresses and more and more is required. A single procedure may be fine, but looking at planning for the future it can become problematic.
 
bullitnut

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I'm no expert so this is just my non medical opinion but your donor does look like you've had surgery already as there seems to be gaps between the hairs which isn't a good thing. If you were to go ahead your very limited as to the amount of grafts they could extract without it looking very depleted. It may be possible to have a HT if you added some body hair into the mix like hair from the beard etc but that would be very dependant on who you go with as not every surgeon performs BHT. Do you take hairloss medications?
 
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I'm no expert so this is just my non medical opinion but your donor does look like you've had surgery already as there seems to be gaps between the hairs which isn't a good thing. If you were to go ahead your very limited as to the amount of grafts they could extract without it looking very depleted. It may be possible to have a HT if you added some body hair into the mix like hair from the beard etc but that would be very dependant on who you go with as not every surgeon performs BHT. Do you take hairloss medications?
I have been taking finasteride for close to 9 months now. I also use Nizoral shampoo and minox.

The sides of my hair are of similar quality to the back :/