Age: 39 | Bald Class: Email Me
I communicated with Dr. Konior via email as to my expectations, sent in a deposit, and scheduled the procedure for the first available time he had (which was 6 months away).
I had the procedure on July 29th, 2010 (It has been one week as I am writing this now). I stayed in a hotel nearby to his clinic. I was picked up and taken back to the hotel by a member of his staff.
Dr. Konior's clinic appeared very well equipped, nicely decorated, and professional; maybe the nicest clinic I had been to (I had visited around a dozen clinics in my search for the best doctor).
I arrived at 6:30 where we discussed the plan I had laid out with him via previous emails; to focus on a creating a great hairline, disguising/covering my bad grafts, using at least 3,000 grafts, or more if possible.
The procedure began at around 7:30 and was completed at 5:30. I was given several bathroom breaks, one I asked for and he was very accommodating, and I had a short lunch. With the drugs they gave me I fell asleep for most of the procedure and time went by quickly. There were some points in which i felt pain, but they immediately injected the site with pain killers.
They were able to get 3600 grafts out of me, and in all the procedure cost me $13,500.
I was given many prescription meds to help with the pain and the healing process. I can tell you that the first night back in my hotel I was in agony, mostly from the staples holding the incision. The pain killers did nothing to help it, but it became better as i applied the anti-bacterial ointment.
I went in the next morning and he said I looked great and didn't need a cleaning or any other treatment. He injected pain medicine for my drive home since I couldn't take the pain pills while driving.
I intend to put up pics every couple of months or so and give critical comments as to how it is going.
I have used Rogain and Propecia for 4 years with minimal results
My Hair Loss Story
I started losing my hair at around 22 or 23. This was a tremendous blow to my self esteem.
I tried shaving or buzzing my hair, but my head is pointy and unattractive, I also looked like I was 60 years old with that look. I began to receive jokes and comments from people, and worse of all, I went from being very outgoing and active with the ladies, to being insecure and scared to talk or even be seen by one.
When I was 24 I decided to do something about it and a hair transplant done. I first looked into Bosley, but they wanted $12,000, which was a lot of money to me at the time. I found a doctor was based out of Detroit who told me how great he was and that he would take the maximum amount of grafts out for $5,000. So I did it.
The procedure lasted only about 3 hours. Other doctors that have looked at me have told me that it only looks like he took about 1600 grafts out, definitely not the maximum.
A couple of moths later the hair started to grow, and after a year I realized what a horrible decision I had made. Most of the grafts had 4-6 hairs popping out, basically they were plugs, and the 1-2 hair grafts looked liked wires. It looked like how the hair comes out of the scalp of a dolls head. There was no density because he had spaced the grafts so far apart. I looked horrible, by far, worse off that I was before the procedure.
I suffered through this for several years until I became determined to have it fixed by having another procedure done by the best doctor I could find.
I live on the West Coast and Mid-West, so I searched for the best doctors I could find in those vast areas, mainly searching in the San Francisco Bay and Chicago areas. I traveled and met with about 12 doctors. All of them said I had a bad result and that they could fix it. But when I would look at their result pics I would carefully study them, and I could see wirey looking hairs coming from the front hair lines, I wanted to find a doctor who could produce soft, natural looking hair in the front. I knew by adding more it would look better because of greater density, and that a lot of doctors could do that for me, but I wanted to find the best doctor I could find that would give me a look that was natural and undetectable.
I found Dr. Konior on this site and saw how highly he was rated. I also studied his pics, he was the only doctor I had found that had results with soft, natural looking hairlines in 99% of the pics. I called to schedule a meeting, but was told I would had to wait 3-4 months for a meeting because he was so booked.
So after careful consideration, I decided even though I hadn't even met the guy, I would schedule the procedure with Dr. Konior based on the reviews from this site, and pics that had been posted compared to the other surgeons.