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Repair with Dr Feriduni in Belgium

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Jonx12

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About me: Age - 29, Caucasian, NW II / III

In Jan 2019 I had a bad FUE transplant (1700 grafts) in Turkey at “Clinic Centre - Istanbul”. The hairline was an unnatural shape & too harsh (double/triple/quad grafts in the front lines) the density was lacking and the grafts were implanted in different directions / angles. They also suggested a much too low hairline for my age but fortunately I asked them to make it higher before even more damage would of been done.

For anyone reading this who is considering getting a hair transplant I strongly suggest you research thoroughly; read multiple sources/websites of reviews, check forums and speak to at least 5 people who’ve had a HT where you’re considering. Don’t make the same mistake I and many others have. In Turkey especially there's only a very limited amount of clinics doing good transplants so you have to be extra careful there and beware of fake reviews AND patients you speak to who are happy just to have hair but don’t care about it looking natural. Where I went must of had either fake reviews or people reviewing before seeing the results (OR BOTH) as my results were TERRIBLE and the procedure was definitely not done correctly for me or many others.

A few sayings for anyone who is currently suffering mentally from a bad HT:

  • The past is always to learn, not to regret!

  • Remember that other people don’t really care, not nearly as much as you do. No one is perfect in appearance or actions. People make mistakes. The issue is a MILLION times worst in your head than anyone else’s.

  • Whatever is bothering you right now, will it matter to you when you are on your deathbed? If yes, do something about it. if you can’t do anything about it, stop thinking about it. MOVE ON.

That being said after my research in my case a repair was possible so in my mind it was worth doing!

My choice of repair surgeon - Dr.Feriduni located in Hasselt, Belgium who I booked in with November 2020

I spent a lot time researching the best hair transplant surgeons not only for FUE but specifically for repairs. Some amazing HT surgeons do not frequently do repairs which I considered an important factor to be able to fix my hair as it wouldn’t be an easy job. Dr.Feriduni stood out as one of the best in this field with many similar repair cases and a great reputation on several different forums. So after assessing him against several other (20+) surgeons I decided to booked in with Dr.Feriduni (that being said he is also a very talented FUE non-repair case surgeon). After online consultation my next step was to meet for an in-person consultation in then the next day begin my surgery in Hasselt, Belgium.

Proposed Fix

Dr.Feriduni couldn’t have been more generous with his time for my consultation. Speaking from personal experience, repair case patients are more difficult because we have the trauma of the initial procedure and the worry about the results of any additional HTs. Over a few hours he answered all my questions, got a better understanding of what my aesthetic goal was so he could tell me my options and he showed me a lot of different patients he had performed on in different cases so I could decide what my best plan would be - of course with his guidance. One other thing to add about Dr.Feriduni is he’s a very witty, intelligent guy with a very friendly personality.

My treatment plan was:

1. Extraction of the 2/3/4 grafts in the hairline (with re-use), changing the hairline shape (I had sharp corners with a low centre) and extraction of a few grafts which were angled particularly badly from the previous HT (He ended up extracting 507 grafts).
2. Create a new hairline and add more density (+ 2200 grafts). I was lucky to have plenty of donor for this and remainder for future HTs.

The Procedure:

The staff at the clinic were incredibly friendly and accommodating, the clinic was very clean, modern and smart. I was collected in the morning from the hotel they recommended to stay at which was very nice HasHotel - 10 mins from the clinic. You’re giving a painkiller, a drip and some sedative before the surgery begins so you feel very little.

Dr.Feriduni performed the hairline extraction of the bad grafts (I should note here that all but 2 grafts Dr.Feriduni extracted were reusable which apparently is a hard task in itself). Next his assistants extracted from my donor area then Dr.Feriduni did all the incisions strategically to guarantee good results whilst another assistant counted and inspected my extracted grafts under a microscope. Finally his assistants took over to implant the hairs with Dr.Feriduni checking on them a couple times.

You are offered to put the TV on whilst you lay on your front for the implantations but I opted not to so that no one was distracted. Whilst I trust they are long-time professionals who could probably perform with gunfire and whatever other sounds going on in the background I’d rather suffer a few hours or boredom to guarantee 100% focus on amazing results.

The whole op took the entire day from about 9:30am to 4pm so there were long periods of uncomfortableness but it is surgery after all and I’d rather them take their time.

Post-Op

Night 1 - There was some initial pain but after taking their prescribed painkillers I felt ok. The donor bled as is expected first night but it was minimal, significantly less than my first HT.

Swelling - Apart from on the first day immediately post op I did not suffer swelling of the face. Not sure whether it was their skilled procedure or what I did - I walked around a fair bit, I was drinking several litres of water each day and using the ice pack regularly {which Dr.Feriduni’s clinic gives you in your care bag). Most likely a combination of all factors but I was very pleased with that

Week 1 - There were a couple queries I raised over WhatsApp in the first week which were answered promptly and it was useful to have them on hand to speak to with any questions.

Day 9 - Once the scabs fell off on day 9 (this may vary person to person) I was happy with how things looked before the transplanted hair began to shed so I am very excited for the final result.

In conclusion I highly rated the experience with Dr.Feriduni which was worlds apart from my first HT and I believe I’ll achieve the results I want. I’ll update this over the next few months with some results photos! I've just got to month 3 since the HT.


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Bigmac

Bigmac

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Staff member
Hi Jon.
Thanks for the detailed documentation of your repair surgery. Dr Feridunis clinic is producing very nice results with challenging cases.
Davy`s repair is similar to yours with the hairline punch-outs, his turned out very good.

Unfortunately, there are numerous clinics producing unnatural hairlines. Some people seem not to mind this which like you say, is good for them if it makes them happy but many would not be satisfied with it and choose to have repair. Don`t get me started on the fake reviews out there and false information.

I`m pleased you took more time to research thoroughly before choosing Dr Feriduni for your repair. He is a genuinely caring doctor with a great personality. I always enjoy chatting with him at various conferences.

The work looks very good. I like the new hairline design which will look more natural and suit you. Nice that you never suffered any swelling and the post-op pain was minimal. Aftercare is very important and I know from speaking with other Feriduni patients they provide an excellent service. Are you using the aftercare app?

I`ll look forward to following your progress and wish you the very best of results.

Take care.
Bm.
 
J

Jonx12

member
Hi Jon.
Thanks for the detailed documentation of your repair surgery. Dr Feridunis clinic is producing very nice results with challenging cases.
Davy`s repair is similar to yours with the hairline punch-outs, his turned out very good.

Unfortunately, there are numerous clinics producing unnatural hairlines. Some people seem not to mind this which like you say, is good for them if it makes them happy but many would not be satisfied with it and choose to have repair. Don`t get me started on the fake reviews out there and false information.

I`m pleased you took more time to research thoroughly before choosing Dr Feriduni for your repair. He is a genuinely caring doctor with a great personality. I always enjoy chatting with him at various conferences.

The work looks very good. I like the new hairline design which will look more natural and suit you. Nice that you never suffered any swelling and the post-op pain was minimal. Aftercare is very important and I know from speaking with other Feriduni patients they provide an excellent service. Are you using the aftercare app?

I`ll look forward to following your progress and wish you the very best of results.

Take care.
Bm.
Hi BM,

I'd like to say thanks again for all your support during my tough days after my first HT.

I agree Davy's results were fantastic. His is one of the cases among others I looked at before booking in with Dr.Feriduni.

I used the after care app provided by Dr.Feriduni which was very intuitive and great to keep a track of when to take which pills and when I could start doing things again such as going to the gym and sauna etc.

Take care.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Jon.
I`m happy to support you and all the other patients. I`m glad you found my support helpful.
The aftercare app is very good.
Now just the wait for the new growth to happen.
Heal and grow well.
 
M

mania

member
Yes Dr Feriduni is very experienced and result-oriented surgeon that provides very effective results..
 
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AJT

member
Hi Jon,

My story sounds pretty similar to yours - I'm 27 and have ended up with an awfully un-natural hairline from a clinic in Turkey. Unfortunately I've had a lot more grafts at the front/temples which will need to be removed.

I've reached out and had responses from some well respected ethical HT surgeons including Dr Bisanga, Dr Ball and Dr Ferreira. I still need to arrange in-person consultations with all of them, but the general consensus is that I would need 2 procedures in order for the extracted areas to heal before rebuilding the hairline. I'm pretty gutted about this as I will need to wait 6 months with a weird scarred and shaved head before being able to have the second procedure, after already going through the initial re-growing phase from my first botched transplant.

I'm still waiting to hear back from Dr Feriduni after emailing his clinic's [email protected] address three weeks ago. How long did it take you to receive a response? I didn't use their online consultation form as I thought it was more geared towards non-repair cases.

Cheers
Ali


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sasahi

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Your very funny nice results. I now someone suffer from a bad hairtransplant. The person performed euternasia, received a broken donor and a lot of fluids after the hair transplant and put a lawyer on it, the Turkish male doctor does not perform operations and takes women from Turkey three victims have fallen in the clinic, now there is a claim and depleted donor recovered the bag is in the hands of a good lawyer
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Jon,

My story sounds pretty similar to yours - I'm 27 and have ended up with an awfully un-natural hairline from a clinic in Turkey. Unfortunately I've had a lot more grafts at the front/temples which will need to be removed.

I've reached out and had responses from some well respected ethical HT surgeons including Dr Bisanga, Dr Ball and Dr Ferreira. I still need to arrange in-person consultations with all of them, but the general consensus is that I would need 2 procedures in order for the extracted areas to heal before rebuilding the hairline. I'm pretty gutted about this as I will need to wait 6 months with a weird scarred and shaved head before being able to have the second procedure, after already going through the initial re-growing phase from my first botched transplant.

I'm still waiting to hear back from Dr Feriduni after emailing his clinic's [email protected] address three weeks ago. How long did it take you to receive a response? I didn't use their online consultation form as I thought it was more geared towards non-repair cases.

Cheers
Ali


Hi @AJT It would be beneficial if you could create your own thread detailing your story.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Jon.
I trust you're well past the healing stage now and things are pretty much as they were pre op. I'm scheduled to be in Manchester later this year. It would be great to meet up for a chat as its always good to chat with fellow repair patients.
All the best.
Bm.
 
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