Patiently Waiting's - Profile page 3744 FUT writeup
Surgey took place on January 17th 2012 and 3,744 grafts were transplanted. The grafts breakdown was 751 ones, 2292 twos, 701 threes. Total hair was 7,438. The surgery started around 9 a.m. and finished after 4 p.m.
Dr. Rahal and his staff were amazing and it was a very easy and smooth procedure. I would rather go through that experience than go to the dentist. Dr. Rahal measured my head and told me that he was going to design a hairline and that we can adjust it, but I looked at what he had drawn and did not make any changes. I didn't even show him any previous pictures. I was amazed! I asked him if we needed to do any temple work and he said my temples were fine. He said that my hair shafts are pretty thick so I should see some good density once the final results come. I then went in for pre-op pictures, then to the operating room and was given a tranquilizer which I didnt even notice the shot. My head was then shaved and then the numbing shots came. These really are not bad at all just a minor discomfort but nothing to discourage anyone. The strip was taken out and sutured by Dr. Rahal I would say in less than a half an hour and I couldn't feel a thing. The next step was the incisions and this is where the skills and genius of Dr. Rahal come into play. You do not feel anything but you will hear a crunching noise each time he pokes the scalp. I then watched two movies while the planting took place which took close to five hours I believe. The staff is very efficient and they made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I had to get numbing shots a few times throughout the planting process.
Overall great experience as far as surgery and post-op care were by the clinic. I am just hoping like any person that has just had this procedure that I achieve good results in the end. I am not taking any Propecia or Finastride as I would rather just have surgeries to correct my hairloss and do not feel like taking a drug for the rest of my life. I will go back to Dr. Rahal in the future as I feel he is one of the best in world at his job, and I feel that I am in good hands when I am at his clinic. Mike his head nurse is AWESOME!