azn_guy's - Profile page 12-Months

Posted :2/14/2011










I want to reflect a little now that it has officially been my 1 year anniversary.



On February 12, 2010 I had my HT and opted for 3000 grafts. I believe I made the right decision at the time. After several months of micromanaging my first HT, I took several photos for a good documented result. By the way, during this whole time, I kept on asking myself "Did I just make the mistake of my life? Did I just screw myself over with this?"



After 8 months, I noticed that the Donor Strip did not widened, but the surrounding tissue/skin had, which worried me. I consulted with Dr. Cooley and he admitted that the suturing technique used during my initial HT was the culprit. Keeping this in mind, Dr. Cooley had taken a secondary strip on the side (above my left ear), this was to reach the 3000 grafts. I realized due to my hair characteristics that the secondary donor scar was also noticeable, which I was not happy with.



With that said, I opted for a Scar Revision on the 16th of December 2010, about 10 months after my Initial HT. I had the procedure done free of charge and Dr. Cooley extracted 400+ grafts and placed roughly 300 grafts in my temple region and portions of "zone 1", the other 100 grafts were placed in my secondary strip area since I was not happy with it.



So to answer some questions, here is what I learned and concluded:



Am I happy with my HT? Simply put. Yes. Mainly because my hairline is better. I think I would have been happy simply with a fix to the temple region but considering that I had 3000 grafts and they were placed through Zone 1-4, I think this has suited me in the long run, at least for the next 5 years. I would like to point out that it's not 100% where I want it to be, but I have a much easier time hiding my gradual hair loss.



Am I happy with Dr. Cooley? Yes



Would I go back to Dr. Cooley? Yes, simply because he now understands my physiological characteristics and he knows what works best on me.



Would I consider another HT Surgeon? Yes, only if he consults with Dr. Cooley first.



This will be my last post for the moment. Thank you all for being supportive and this is an awesome site, I couldn't have made a decision without all the pros on this site.



I will be back in 6 to 8 months to give everyone an update on the results of my Scar Revision w/ ACELL with Dr. Cooley

1 Year After Hair Transplant (3000 Grafts)


1 Year After Hair Transplant (3000 Grafts)


1 Year After Hair Transplant (3000 Grafts)


12-months - prior to hair transplant

Prior to Hair Transplant


12-months - prior to hair transplant

Prior to Hair Transplant


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