ErdoganFUE's - Profile page August 2016 - 5518 grafts - Post Op Day 2

Posted :2/14/2017

The morning session starts after breakfast around 7:30
a.m. and is spent in the chair while they do the extractions.  Tell them if you need more anesthesia, there
is a pain doctor there you can ask for some pain med.  You shouldn't be in pain though, and it
should be numb during the process.  If
you start to feel something, tell them! 
The girls chatter in Turkish with one another as they do the extractions
(you have no idea what they are saying but can only hope that things are going
well), rattle off out loud how many hairs are in each extracted graft as one enters it
into a calculator so this is all tracked and you can see later.  They then keep the grafts in solution and I
think cut them as they are supposed to be.Note: This was the hardest part of the whole process for
me.  You are in a sitting position with
your legs in a slightly bent position for almost 3 hours.  The lack of movement and bloodflow is pretty
killer, or at least it was for me.  You
breathe a sigh of relief when the foot masseuse makes her way to you, and it
feels great, but still is just a small portion of the three-plus hour process.  But, no pain, no gain.  I'm an athletic guy and decently flexible but
by day two there were some times I was really grinning and bearing it, telling
myself it would be over soon.  Depending
on your flexibility, this may not be an issue for you.  Sitting on a pillow is allowed and may help
too.  You also spend this time watching
movies or Turkish TV.  Be sure to pick
out 4-5 as you may be there a full day.After extractions you get a lunch break, then Dr. Koray
comes in, examines what has been done, talks to the techs in Turkish in a
mixture of laughter inducing and serious responses.  Again, you just hope they are saying that everything
is looking good.  He then, in my case,
redrew the hair line in the chair, and does the incisions in the hair line and
front part of the head for day 1.  You
can hear the crunch of each knife slit being made in your head but again is not
painful.  (Note: although a faint outline
of the original, laser-leveled hairline was quickly redrawn on my head, I was
not shown the hairline again in a mirror for approval.  Part of me wanted to speak up about this and
check his work, but in the end I chose this guy after tons of research, fully
trusted him, and just let him do his thing, as once he sits down he goes into
his groove.  And as will be seen I think
the hairline came out great!)Then he leaves, and the anesthesia, pain meds, movies/TV,
and implants begin.  You are in a more
comfortable position this time and don't feel like your legs are falling asleep,
which makes the afternoon go much better. 
Try to get the pain doctor to give you an opiod because, well, they feel
good and, why not?  He also has Xanax to
reduce anxiety.And that's about it. 
They finish up around maybe 4 p.m. 
They spray some stuff (ATP spray) on you throughout this process which
helps moisturize the grafts.  You are
taken back upstairs where you are given a laser lamp session and then sent home
with loose fitting cap covering your head. 
You are told do not bump the grafts, and are given and airplane pillow
to sleep on, so that the grafts don't rub the sheets if you turn your head
while sleeping.  I wanted xanax to take
home to totally pass out but they wouldn't give me any more as they don't want
you in a deep sleep as you are more likely to roll over onto the grafts.  You prob won't get a great night's sleep
especially with that air pillow but protecting grafts is the most important
thing.  You have to sleep like this for
the first week which sucks, but is just a drop in the bucket of time which is
your future life full of hair.If you have a two day procedure like me, then the next day
is the same as the first, as they do the second half of the 5,500 grafts.  You spend the morning with an unbandaging and
gentle washing and then off you go again.  I think that for those who do two-day procedures the PRP is included and in fact mandatory.

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august 2016 - 5518 grafts - post op day 2 - post-op

Post-Op Day 2


august 2016 - 5518 grafts - post op day 2 - post-op

Post-Op Day 2


august 2016 - 5518 grafts - post op day 2 - post-op

Post-Op Day 2


august 2016 - 5518 grafts - post op day 2 - post-op

Post-Op Day 2


august 2016 - 5518 grafts - post op day 2 - post-op

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august 2016 - 5518 grafts - post op day 2 - post-op

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