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Ben29

19.06.2012, 09:01
 

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012) (Hair Transplant)

Before I begin to share my journey with Alvi Armani, I would just like to point out that I am French Canadian and English is a second-language to me. Please excuse any obvious syntax mistakes I might make, it's not my fault if you guys have everything backward. ;)

This post is quite long, I wanted to share my journey and my thoughts before my hair transplant and after but if you just want to know about how my procedure went, please jump to the blue section below.

On June 13th 2012, I received a hair transplant for 3,483 grafts with Alvi Armani at their Beverly Hills clinic. The operation was managed by Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi and his staff. This post was written 6 days post-op, June 19th 2012.

The purpose behind my willingness to share my story with you, other than to tell about the amazing service I received from Alvi Armani, is to help other men who like myself seek to regain a hairline that is worthy of their own self-esteem.

Currently, I am 29 years old. I have been losing my hair since my very early 20s, not at an alarming pace but enough to be noticed. I always felt bad about my condition and it's unfairness, I longed to have an hairline that would go with my face and personality. Just to mention, I have an older brother whose got enough hair on his head to share between the both of us but somehow whenever we went out together, people thought I was the older one. When I was about 25 years old I saw an ad for Alvi Armani in a newspaper, at the time I was not in a stable financial position that would allow me to undertake such operation but throughout the years, I managed to keep that little piece of newspaper telling myself that one day I would do it.

It is about until a year ago that I finally decided I had suffered enough and that it was time for a change. Like you: I browsed the forums looking for information about the procedure, the pain, the recovery, the results. I read the stories: the successful ones, the horrific ones, the ones I wish I had and those I hoped I wouldn't. I consulted many offices for quotes, talked with different doctors, with patients on the forums telling me about their personal stories.

After gathering all that information, the plan started to take form. I kept it quiet for months until last Christmas when I told my family that on the same day next year, I will have hair again. I committed and I swore to myself that this was not going to be one of those things that fell apart, it was going to be a life changing event, it needed to be mentioned and supported by my family and friends. Rejection: "You are fine the way you are, you are not as bad as most people I am actually worth than you are, it is really expensive, we won't recognize you afterwards... It is "normal/nature" for a man to have an hairline like that..." I could keep going on and on about all sort of comments I received from this subject and I am sure you have as well. It did not matter to me, I was not doing this for them, I am doing this for myself. Whose to say you have to keep the cards handed to you? If you can trade it for a better one, why shouldn't you? We are lucky enough to live in a time where the technology for something as amazing as an hair transplant is possible and we should take advantage of it. Although to their defense, most comments came from ignorance to the procedure and it's implications.

So long after pushing my case forward I finally made the decision to go with Alvi Armani in Beverly Hills, paid the deposit and waited. At that point I was half way done, the hardest part was over. I had committed, the date was set, it was coming. Then all the stories came back, specially the horrific one: What if I get cheated and they give me less graft than I paid for? What if the whole thing is a bust and paid for nothing? What if I pass out and wake minus one kidney? I did not really care so much about the scar because I was going for a FUE and not a FUSS but I had heard stories of guys getting bad transplants and left without even the possibility to shave their heads.

All kind of things went through my head as I waited for the last few days before the surgery. Then came the traveling day on June 12th and it went the same way as any day goes when "you must NOT miss the plane". The service desk at the bus coach, who was suppose to take me to my airport 2 hours prior to my flight, told me the bus was going to be 2 hours late. I practically had to steal a friend's car to drive 3 hours from Kingston to Toronto and got past customs just in time for the plane's door to shut being me.

Excited, worried and terrified, I landed in Los Angeles and took a shuttle to Beverly Hills. Two and a half hours early for my appointment at Alvi Armani, I met Jeff who is the patient coordinator at the clinic and started on the paperwork. I had previously heard about what Alvi Armani make you sign so I was not surprised although at the time, I did not really understand why. We started talking shop: my procedure, my schedule, my doctor, my staff, "my" hair transplant.

It was a Tuesday and they were working on their first patient of the week, but since I was early I was allowed to met some of the staff and more especially Dr. Hayatdavoudi. As soon as we started to talk about my procedure, I felt at ease and confident. This was the team that was going to put my hair back where it belonged. Dr. Hayatdavoudi and his staff were simply fantastic to talk to, I knew that there were always chances that the operation might not take but I knew and felt that this staff would get me the best possible results I could ever have. We spoke for what felt like over an hour and I was not bored in the least, I listened to advice for the procedure, about the kind of hairline I wish to have, I told them about the stories I heard online and they reassured me that I would still have two kidneys when it was over. I was happy even with the day starting so badly, I was finally here it was happening but still not totally believing it.

During our conversation, I mentioned to Dr. Hayatdavoudi that I might consider coming back for a second surgery the following year for facial hair. You see, I have a region on both sides of my jaw line where I did not have facial hair. It made it very frustrating to even grow a two days of shadow because it would look patchy at best. Dr. Hayatdavoudi suggested me to do the procedure along with my hair transplant as a special consideration since I had to travel from so far in order to have this surgery. We agreed on a graft count along with a design and I just couldn't believe it, both hair transplant I was considering were going to happen at once, saving myself more time and money later down the road.

Before leaving the clinic, Dr. Hayatdavoudi asked where I was stayed and I said "Hotel Del Flores". I booked before reading reviews online but I was already expecting a room in bad shape. Dr. Hayatdavoudi told me that is where most of his clients slept over and suggested me to ask for the room on the "first floor, last room on the left". Surprisingly enough the room was neat and clean, did not have a shared bathroom like most other rooms had. Another thing Dr. Hayatdavoudi did for me, honestly I stopped counting.

The evening was quiet, walked around Rodeo Drive to take some pictures. I had to at least find something to show that I really went to L.A. since I only stayed for 2 nights. Went to a local grocery store and bought some food for the evening and the next few days so that I wouldn't starve at the hotel after surgery.

Finally, the morning came. Obviously woke up way too early and showed up at 6:45am for my 7:30am appointment. I stayed outside the building thinking about what my life would be like after I had the surgery done and also about the kind of hairline I really wanted.

When the time was right, I went up to the office to meet with Jeff. He gave me a robe to change into, which made me feel like Tom Cruise in "The Last Samurai" as I practiced my ninja moves. Afterwards I was brought in the operation room, meet the entire staff. I thought there were only like 2-3 of them but there they were: all 7 of them. And that is without counting Jeff and Dr. Hayatdavoudi. They made me choose my lunch that they would order for me later on and set up the IV.

Jacques who works directly under Dr. Hayatdavoudi was getting ready for my injections and harvesting the grafts. As for the injections they hurt a lot less than I expected, I have had 7 injections under a minute before and Jacques said he would beat. Which in fact he did (I believe he tripled it). I always tell myself that compared to the pain of hair loss, that was nothing. Hair loss is a pain that never goes away and is reminded every time you see someone's eyes move to your forehead but anyway, injections aside, they were not that bad and soon after I did not feel a thing.

I have a little bit of white hair, so Jacques had to dye it brown so that it would match my current color. He shaved the back of my head to the appropriate length but left the top untouched, since we still had to agree on the hairline later on, having hair on top would help shaping my new hairline. He drew a grind on the back of my head in order to spread the harvest in every location at the same density rate so that I would not end up with one side heavily harvested compared to the other and I was really impressed with the professionalism.

The harvesting was pain free and really fast, at least for me. Jacques was pulling out the grafts and John were to gather them up for the staff to look them up under a microscope and determine the number of hair follicles per grafts in order to put them together. The 1-hair , 2-hair, 3-hair+ grafts together and make a count. The reason for that is to help with the implantation later on, they needed to know how many of each I have because they all go in proper locations to give you a natural looking hairline but we will talk more about that later.

Jacque complimented me on my skin and graft condition, they were apparently perfect for this kind of procedure. We started around 8:30am and we were done at 11:30am, Jacques mentioned that with most people, they are not done before 1pm which made me very happy and confident that my case had great potential for success.

Soon after, I was brought to the resting room where my food was delivered to me. I had a few minutes of silence to savor my chicken teriyaki with rice and salad until Dr.Hayatdavoudi came into the room and started to talk with me regarding the hairline. The time had come to make a decision about how to make my face look for the rest of my life (in theory). He mentioned to me that I have a very long face, very angular with a round nose so I would either get a rounder or sharper hairline, and it was my choice. After declining a few drawings on my forehead, he found one that I loved and accepted for the procedure. He went to get changed and get ready for his part. Shortly after I was brought back into the operation room and Dr. Hayatdavoudi himself gave me the injections, from the sound of them talking they were suppose to hear more than the ones on the back of the head but they really didn't. In a matter of seconds I had my "steel helmet" and was ready to go. I could not feel a thing as he started making the incisions of my new hairline. He explained to me that graft with one-hair will populate the front hairline to give a natural look and that behind it, they would follow with grafts that has two and three hairs to give it more volume. To be honest, I had such a great time talking with him and Jacques (Fina was also there to keep me company and hold my hand at times when I needed to...) that this step went back just as fast as the harvesting.

By now all the incisions on the top of my head were made, only the one on the jaw remained. I have to be honest, the jaw line injections were the worst of the 3 locations. He did my right side first and half the left (leaving the rest of the injection for when it was numb, which I really appreciated). I remember that after numbing my right side, he gave me a breather and I said "Sorry doc for being such a wuss..." *sad face* and he replied that I was being stung in the face and there was nothing wuss about it. We both laughed and continued the operation, we had talked extensively about the jaw line and that he told me that jaw lines do not look perfect, the hair are random so that was the look he was going to give me. He counted my hair density in the region of my jaw line where I have the most hair in order to make sure that he would not over populate the implanting areas with more hair than it's surroundings which made sense. I wouldn't want to get a big hair patch on my face.

After all the incisions were made, he called in the team for the briefing on how they were going to implant the grafts. By then it was about 2-2:30pm I believe, for the next 3-4 hours I had 4-5 people at the same time implanting grafts into my skin. I had a lot of people who gave me eye wide looks when I told them the amount of money I paid for this operation, I had a few who told me they knew someone who knew someone who had it for 1/3 of the price I paid for. In retrospective to my personal surgery, knowing what I know now, I would not even trust a clinic who does not charge me the same amount as Alvi Armani does. All the care I received, all the personnel at hand, the consultations, the tools, the medications, the pre-op/post-op procedures and not to mention that you are paying doctors and professional technicians to do this work. I was on that chair for over 12 hours being the only thing that matters to everybody in the clinic and it felt nice to know that I could depend on them. I would tell everyone to be careful and aware when looking for pricing because you might find what you think is a deal but I personally know that I wouldn't trust my head and my looks into anything less than the service I received from Alvi Armani.

During the implantation, I had 3 technicians on my head and one on each side for the jaw for a total of 5 plus Ken who was in the back supplying those who were implanting when new grafts and other necessary things. We had a great time talking, listening and singing to songs. I was much more interested into connecting with them than watching the movie they put on for me. These people were going to give me back something that I never thought possible to recover and I was so happy, I hope they know how grateful I am for the work they do.

Dr. Hayatdavoudi and Jacques came to check up on me very frequently and made sure everything was going accordingly. I had a count of 64% graft with 2-hair per graft or more which was great. They actually ran out of graft with one hair since they had to do the hairline and jaw line (wouldn't want to have follicle there with more than 1 hair, would not look good) so they had to exchange some 1-hair for 2-hair grafts on top and put them on the jaw line instead which I thought was hilarious. I also recall one of the technician for me apologizing for going slowly because she was making sure she was not putting any white hair on my jaw line and I was very grateful for her dedication. I was very surprised that by present of thought at the idea of not putting white hair on my jaw line, that simply shows the level of professionalism and customer care that they have.

I had such a good time, I was told multiple time to shut up (politely, of course) because I just wouldn't stop talking, I was so happy and excited to finally have the procedure done and I could tell my excitement was making the staff very happy, they were happy for me.

They were done the implanting by 630pm and I was just amazed that it took that long. The long hours they put in, doing very delicate work with a scope on their eyes all day. I know I would be hard pressed to do the work they do. I was taken by Clare to do a wash for the back of my head, the wound(s) stung quite a bit but eventually it soothed with the water and she put some cream to prevent infections along with bandages.

I was taken back to Dr. Hayatdavoudi's office for post-op instructions for the night, until the next day where I had to come back in before my flight back home for another head wash and my care package for the weeks to come.

Dr. Hayatdavoudi was kind enough to give me a ride back to my hotel since it was on his way home. I really appreciated this time 1-on-1 with him and that we could talk openly, even though I have enormous respect for him and what he does. I found him to be very inspiring in the way he is since he also had the procedure done, not once but twice. He told me about the changes that he noticed in his patients overtime and about those benefits. And I personally cannot wait until those days are to come and that I can show him the results of his hard work.

Surprisingly I slept fairly well the first night with the medication, I already had a neck pillow from the airport and it surely helped me sleep upright. The hotel staff were always very accommodating and provided me with numerous pillows for me to use for posture. The next morning came, I made sure I had all my belonging and went to my appointment at 11am at the clinic for another wash with Clare. Once that was done, she gave me excellent advise about how to wash me head and to be careful about every little details for the next few days.




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Ben29

19.06.2012, 09:07

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Then I had my last meeting with Dr. Hayatdavoudi, Jacques and Jeff. They gave me my care package and provided me with a book of instructions to follow for the next 28 days. I was very happy to have the chance to say goodbye and tell them how much I appreciated the way they treated me during the last day. Even now, I still feel that I do not do them justice by sharing this on the forum, what they did for me means more than I will ever be able to show and I really hope they know that.

After I left the clinic, I took my shuttle back to the airport and awaited my flight while people gave me weird looks. No doubt since I was looking the way I was.

And I would like to finish with this thought: "Why is it always the guy who just had head surgery that gets bumped on the head by people going to the bathroom on an airplane?"

Seriously.


My thanks to Dr. Hayatdavoudi and all his staff in Beverly Hills.
You guys do more than hair transplants, you give men back their joy and their pride in something they thought was gone and had no control over.
I honestly, thank you all.
Benoit




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Ben29

19.06.2012, 18:07

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

These are my Pre-Op and Post-Op pictures.
I will be updating my pictures quite regularly so that people can see the healing process, every step of the way.

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Sailtothemoon

20.06.2012, 10:17
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@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Great write up Ben. I really enjoyed reading your story. I had my HT with Dr. Baubac the day after you, on the 14th of June and can only echo your praise for both him and his team. They are simply the best.

All the best with your growth. Cheers.




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Ben29

20.06.2012, 15:50

@ Sailtothemoon

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey!!

Thanks for the comment.
That's great that we both went in the same week, we can be recovery buddies. ;)
I am starting on my week 2 recovery (you should be finishing week 1), everything is starting to feel better and I hope it does for you as well.




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Sailtothemoon

21.06.2012, 06:18

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Hey!!
»
» Thanks for the comment.
» That's great that we both went in the same week, we can be recovery
» buddies. ;)
» I am starting on my week 2 recovery (you should be finishing week 1),
» everything is starting to feel better and I hope it does for you as well.

haha, recovery buddies sounds good. Yeah tomorrow (Thursday) will be the end of the first week. It's just a waiting game now. I wish we had a time machine! :-D




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Ben29

21.06.2012, 15:42

@ Sailtothemoon

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

1 week Post-Op

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HMorHT

21.06.2012, 19:27

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey Ben, what kind of donor did he use for your face ?




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Ben29

21.06.2012, 20:16

@ HMorHT

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello HMorHT,

We used hair from the same donor area, back of the head.
I had roughly 3000 grafts to the head and the rest to the face.




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useof

23.06.2012, 07:42

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Seems like a great job. I hope your healing will be quick and that you will love your result. Don’t forget to inform us on your evolution..




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Sailtothemoon

23.06.2012, 21:26

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey Ben, do you have any idea how long it takes for the grafts to set in to their new homes? Around day 7-8 post-op I noticed a few dry scabs had fallen off, either after showering or waking up, and they have had the hairs stuck to them too.




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Ben29

24.06.2012, 15:18

@ useof

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey Useof,
I'll make sure to post my progress as it comes, probably on a weekly/biweekly pictures.

Sailtothemoon,
The scabs on top of my head haven't started to fall yet.
The ones on my face have been though, since it is a little bit harder to keep moist and oiled.

I was told it takes about 2 weeks for the grafts to settle in, but it could be shorter for some people I guess. I was told that even if the hair and the scab falls off early, not to worry. What they transplanted was not the hair, but the follicle DNA and that the scab/hair are suppose to fall off.

I suggest you call Dr. Hayatdavoudi or his staff and ask them the question to make sure you have the proper answer. But so far as I can tell, my face has already completed healed and I can tell that some scabs on my head are already not attached to the scalp anymore so it's just a matter of time before they start falling as well.




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UFC

25.06.2012, 19:07

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Ben, did you come clean to your family and friends about the transplant? What about people you work with? No offense but the post op pictures were quite graphic. It's probably more of a challenge explaining to people around me than the surgery itself.

Good luck with your recovery.




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Ben29

26.06.2012, 14:41

@ UFC

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Ben, did you come clean to your family and friends about the transplant?
» What about people you work with? No offense but the post op pictures were
» quite graphic. It's probably more of a challenge explaining to people
» around me than the surgery itself.
»
» Good luck with your recovery.

Hello UFC,
My family and friends knew that I was going to get the surgery done. All I meant to say is that for pretty much every person I spoke to about it, prior to the operation, I meant resistance to the idea.

It is true, the picture might be a little bit graphic but to be honest they only look worst than they actually feel. I have had no pain, at least to the recipient area. The donor area hurt sometimes but it heals very quickly.

I chose to post those pictures up but I could have kept them to myself, my objective was to be transparent to people so that they knew what they were going in for. The pain of not having the hairline I wanted for the rest of my life, greatly out weight the pain of the operation. Proof is that if needed, I will gladly have another operation.

About people I work with, I took 2 weeks off to recover from the operation but I was told you can resume work the next day of the operation, although I would suggest again it. If you can take time off it would be better, like they said, I paid for the operation but not the results. Results will occur depending of my post surgery care and body structure, and during the first week you have a lot of post care to do so it is better to be at home to do it. I told a few of my friends at work but most people "knew" about it but didn't see this post and I don't intend to show it to everyone. Maybe only those who asks me about it. I'm actually going to work tomorrow, my cheeks are still a little bit red but the scabs have fallen so you can't even tell I had surgery there and the top of the head started to flake but you have to look real close to even notice there is something wrong with it.

I would say that after day 2-3, you start feeling much better and looking much better as well. Then it's just a matter of time and patient to wait for your head to heal and the result to start growing. I've had knee surgery and this surgery done and this one was the lesser of the two for sure.

Hope I was able to provide some insight for your family to accept about this procedure, I'm going to post my week 2 post-op pictures later tonight, make sure to have a look.

Ben




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abcxyz

26.06.2012, 18:32

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

How come I don't see any swelling on your face? I ve seem some guys pics after the procedure and their face swollen up like a melon. Yours seem pretty normal to me, do you know if the doctor used anything different to prevent swelling?




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Ben29

26.06.2012, 20:06

@ abcxyz

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» How come I don't see any swelling on your face? I ve seem some guys pics
» after the procedure and their face swollen up like a melon. Yours seem
» pretty normal to me, do you know if the doctor used anything different to
» prevent swelling?

Hahaha!
That's because I didn't show you the pictures I took before the end of the first week. ;) My face didn't swell like a melon, but I had a swollen eye for 2 days and my forehead was pretty swollen when I got home after the second day. I flew back from L.A. to Toronto the day after the operation.

I was told the swelling was due to the anaesthetic draining down your head and I believe that. My forehead and eyes were the worst but it was only a minor inconvenience, there was no pain related to the swelling. By the end of the first week, my face was pretty normal although still swollen around the cheeks but by now all the swelling went away.

I was prescribed Prednisone by my doctor for 4 days post-op.




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abcxyz

26.06.2012, 20:21

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» » How come I don't see any swelling on your face? I ve seem some guys pics
» » after the procedure and their face swollen up like a melon. Yours seem
» » pretty normal to me, do you know if the doctor used anything different
» to
» » prevent swelling?
»
» Hahaha!
» That's because I didn't show you the pictures I took before the end of the
» first week. ;) My face didn't swell like a melon, but I had a swollen eye
» for 2 days and my forehead was pretty swollen when I got home after the
» second day. I flew back from L.A. to Toronto the day after the operation.
»
» I was told the swelling was due to the anaesthetic draining down your head
» and I believe that. My forehead and eyes were the worst but it was only a
» minor inconvenience, there was no pain related to the swelling. By the end
» of the first week, my face was pretty normal although still swollen around
» the cheeks but by now all the swelling went away.
»
» I was prescribed Prednisone by my doctor for 4 days post-op.

Ah, I thought the doctor did something different that stopped the swelling from happening. I like how he designed the hairline for you, not too low, hope everything works out to your satisfaction.




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Ben29

26.06.2012, 22:40

@ abcxyz

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Ah, I thought the doctor did something different that stopped the swelling
» from happening. I like how he designed the hairline for you, not too low,
» hope everything works out to your satisfaction.


Thank you for your encouragement.
At first I wanted it lower than that, but after a long discussion we decided to go with that one and I'm really happy we did. Can't wait to show you guys the results in a few months.




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Ben29

28.06.2012, 03:19

@ abcxyz

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Week 2 Post Op Pictures.

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Ben29

28.06.2012, 03:32

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

I apologize, my pictures before/post op pictures got deleted.

Before surgery.
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ipod

02.07.2012, 19:12

@ abcxyz

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» » » How come I don't see any swelling on your face? I ve seem some guys
» pics
» » » after the procedure and their face swollen up like a melon. Yours seem
» » » pretty normal to me, do you know if the doctor used anything different
» » to
» » » prevent swelling?
» »
» » Hahaha!
» » That's because I didn't show you the pictures I took before the end of
» the
» » first week. ;) My face didn't swell like a melon, but I had a swollen
» eye
» » for 2 days and my forehead was pretty swollen when I got home after the
» » second day. I flew back from L.A. to Toronto the day after the
» operation.
» »
» » I was told the swelling was due to the anaesthetic draining down your
» head
» » and I believe that. My forehead and eyes were the worst but it was only
» a
» » minor inconvenience, there was no pain related to the swelling. By the
» end
» » of the first week, my face was pretty normal although still swollen
» around
» » the cheeks but by now all the swelling went away.
» »
» » I was prescribed Prednisone by my doctor for 4 days post-op.
»
» Ah, I thought the doctor did something different that stopped the swelling
» from happening. I like how he designed the hairline for you, not too low,
» hope everything works out to your satisfaction.

yeah, the hairline is unusual for Armani, normally they like to give their patients a full hairline look, personally I like this slightly receding look you chose, I think it's just more natural.




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Ben29

05.07.2012, 03:56

@ ipod

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» yeah, the hairline is unusual for Armani, normally they like to give their
» patients a full hairline look, personally I like this slightly receding
» look you chose, I think it's just more natural.

Thank you for the comment.
To be honest, this hairline is growing on me by the day.
I really liked it at first, but there was still a part of me that wished for a full hairline but I'm really happy Dr. Hayatdavoudi suggested this one instead. As I remember the conversation, the thing with me is that I have a long face along with narrow and angular features that having a full on hairline just wouldn't look right but I believe he was correct. Beside, they showed me where my hairline was originally before I started receding and it it pretty much where it is now, so it wouldn't really look right if they went any lower or fuller than how my head was originally.

I finished week 3 of my recovery last Tuesday, here are some pictures I took tonight. The scabs have been falling very rapidly, I suspect that by the end of week 4 I won't have many left to scrub off. Usually by the time I wake up, my pillow is covered but it's ok, I'm happy with that, means that my healing is almost complete and then all I have to do is wait for the results.

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17.07.2012, 18:31

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello everyone,

I apologize for the late post, I was very busy last week.
I'm ending week 5 today although I have yet to post end of week 4 which is where I really washed my head for the first time since the surgery to get all the scabs off.

Here are the pictures just before the wash.
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I took roughly about 45 minutes wash my head thoroughly and get all the scabs removed... there was soooo much hair that fell which I'm fine with but I was just amazed by the amount. I will be updating pictures once a month from now on and follow up on the results with you guys.
This is the picture right after the wash.


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44guy

19.07.2012, 04:59

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Ben can you apply Toppik? Seems like it would conceal well now + hide some of your redness.




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Ben29

19.07.2012, 11:59

@ 44guy

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello 44guy,

To be honest, to me it would simply be a waste of money.
I work for the Canadian Forces and I have told my story to many people, most of which are MPB men. They are following my progress as much as I follow them myself so I'm wearing my redness proudly.

Spending years losing my hair, the stage I am at right now is a very minor inconvenient. Beside, it's been a week since those pictures and I'd say that half the redness went away already.

I might have chose to use Topikk if I didn't go for the surgery option but I really hope I won't have to once my hair starts to grow fully.
Thanks for the advice though, are you using Topikk yourself?
Ben




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19.07.2012, 16:49

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Ben, thanks for your reply, your story here makes things that much easier. Im just on the fence money wise rt now. Yes I use toppik. It does help with esteem and covers those shinny spots. Toppik has made my life a little bit less paranoid. Again dont stop with your results. I must say that your communication efforts exceed most stories, because you are verbally articulate. Good luck to you and I hope your hair comes in like a beast!!!




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Ben29

21.07.2012, 16:03

@ 44guy

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Ben, thanks for your reply, your story here makes things that much easier.
» Im just on the fence money wise rt now. Yes I use toppik. It does help with
» esteem and covers those shinny spots. Toppik has made my life a little bit
» less paranoid. Again dont stop with your results. I must say that your
» communication efforts exceed most stories, because you are verbally
» articulate. Good luck to you and I hope your hair comes in like a beast!!!


Hey! Thank you so much for the comment, it means a lot to know that my effort at communicating my story wasn't for nothing.

Toppik really looks like a nice product, I was really amazed the first time I saw it on youtube but by then I was already in the mind set for the surgery so I didn't really care to try it. Beside, I'd rather have something more permanent, I can't imagine myself spreading that on my head while I am in the army. I work out usually multiple times a day and I have to wear a headdress most of the time so, it wouldn't be very effective I believe.

About you and the surgery, I would tell you to consider it. Most people I've talked to in real life, they always ask me about the physical pain of the surgery where they don't understand that the emotional and psychological pain of losing my hair was much MUCH greater than the pain received during surgery. I remember towards the end of week 2, where my hair weren't falling yet and where the follicles were healed, that my hairline looked the best and I was truly happy with my decision. I'm very excited to go back to that but I know that I am in the waiting period.

If it is something you really want to happen, make a plan and follow it through. I saw the Alvi Armani hair transplant ad when I was 24 and I tore the ad from the newspaper and keep it in my home for the next 4 years, it was on one of my dashboards where I put important stuff, it stayed there reminding me that one day I would go through it. Only when I was 28 (in 2011) that I decided that I would save the money and get it done a year from now. Christmas last year I told my whole family that I would do it and so I was committed. I swore I wouldn't go back on my word and have them look at my face without the change I promise myself.

So you could do something similar. As long as you don't set yourself a date, it might happen but if you do set a date, it will happen. Make a plan to save the money, make the sacrifices. Man, I sold my car September 2011 in order to save more money because I knew my finances wouldn't make it. When I look back on it, I am glad I did, I save tons of money, I biked around all the time which gave me more cardio that now I don't even think I'll get a car for another year because I want to pay more on the house. It's all about the focus and once you have it, not lose it.

Just as a side note, please don't make my "results" for my surgery the spark to start yours. Like I've said already, the surgeons offer us a "service" but it does not guaranty results. I have the absolute faith Alvi Armani in Beverly Hills offered me the "best" service I could have hoped for but now the results are up to me and my body. I am very positive that I will get amazing results (a little bit of positive thinking never hurt) but I know that regardless of what happen, whatever the results may be it was all up to my body to provide. So what I am saying is that maybe my results will be mediocre at best, but that shouldn't stop you from trying it yourself. A body's physiology is very different from one person to another and there is no way to know in advance how the results will take.

Thanks again for the comment and hope you get to follow me on my results!
Take care and talk to you again soon!
Ben




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Ben29

13.08.2012, 21:21

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello everyone!

I can barely believe it has been only 2 months since I had my hair transplant although it feels like an eternity past since. Since I had the surgery, I can vouch that my life has changed dramatically and for the best. I remember Dr. Hayatdavoudi told me not to expect any result for at least the first 3 months; I am happy to say that I already do have some results and I am really excited to share them with you here.

During the past month, I had a little bit of complications with “folliculitis”; I was getting some acne like pimples with pus sometimes. Dr. Hayatdavoudi prescribed me some cephalexin for 7 days and it seemed to have done the trick; the pimples are completely gone now as I write this new entry to my blog. As you will notice on the pictures, I still have little bumps on my facial hair line but those have been there since the start and I do not believe they are part of the infection I had.

On with the pictures; I took 2 pictures per areas. One from a bird’s eye view and the other at an angle in order to show the growth because from the top you can’t really notice it that well.

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I have some results for the facial as well, not as much as the top of the head but considering I have 12x the number of hair transplanted on top compared to the face, it is understandable.

I will keep you guys posted with another entry in a month from now. Feel free to leave a comment or question as I check this page quite regularly and I would be more than happy to share any knowledge I have with you guys.
Ben




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13.08.2012, 21:30

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

I forgot to mentioned that after my surgery, I had a talk with Dr. Hayatdavoudi about the psychological changes a man usually undergo after getting this kind of surgery done.

Just to give an update on my personal life.
In the past month, I have set myself some major life changing goals along with changing the way I eat and workout. I already gained 5lbs in about a month and been feeling much better everyday overall.

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This surgery is way more than a simple hair fix.
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bor83

23.08.2012, 20:51

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

I know your recessed hairline bothered you but you barely had much hairloss. It should look good for a year or two but when the rest of the hair starts to go I hope you will be prepared for it. You're going to need more surgeries and FUE is not going to be enough because once the techs extract 5,000 + FUE grafts your donor will start to look thin. Good luck. This is just the beginning.
I speak from experience.




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29.08.2012, 23:24

@ bor83

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello Bor83,

I understand what you mean, Dr. Baubac took that into consideration as well as he went further up on the top of the head instead of concentrating only on the receding area.

With that said, the men of my family in general has pretty much the same hairline as I used to before the operation; hopefully my hairline won't recede any further than that which would be great but like you said, it is a possibility.

How long is that going to take though? 3, 5, 10 years+ or not at all, who really knows? At least I will be enjoying my new hairline for a while longer and if another operation is necessary, I have no problem with that. My donor area still has a huge supply, I cannot even tell the difference from after my first surgery and I have a big supply on the side of the head as well (not sure if that hair is usable though for transplant though).

Personally, I rather have a thin donor area with plenty of hair on top than no hair on top and a huge donor area.

I rather not focus on something that may or may not occur and focus on my current results, there are profile on this site of guys without a single hair on top of their head and now they've got a perfect hairline; there isn't any reason where I, who isn't even close to be as bad as they had it, couldn't get this right with just one try.

Thank you for your comment though, please keep visiting my page for the next few months and see the result.
Ben




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bor83

30.08.2012, 02:04

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Hello Bor83,
»
» I understand what you mean, Dr. Baubac took that into consideration as well
» as he went further up on the top of the head instead of concentrating only
» on the receding area.
»
» With that said, the men of my family in general has pretty much the same
» hairline as I used to before the operation; hopefully my hairline won't
» recede any further than that which would be great but like you said, it is
» a possibility.
»
» How long is that going to take though? 3, 5, 10 years+ or not at all, who
» really knows? At least I will be enjoying my new hairline for a while
» longer and if another operation is necessary, I have no problem with that.
» My donor area still has a huge supply, I cannot even tell the difference
» from after my first surgery and I have a big supply on the side of the head
» as well (not sure if that hair is usable though for transplant though).
»
» Personally, I rather have a thin donor area with plenty of hair on top than
» no hair on top and a huge donor area.
»
» I rather not focus on something that may or may not occur and focus on my
» current results, there are profile on this site of guys without a single
» hair on top of their head and now they've got a perfect hairline; there
» isn't any reason where I, who isn't even close to be as bad as they had it,
» couldn't get this right with just one try.
»
» Thank you for your comment though, please keep visiting my page for the
» next few months and see the result.
» Ben

It will occur- just reality. I used to think like you when I got my first HT's. It doesn't mean it's not worth doing but best to assume you will need more work eventually and prepare. Also don't judge results of online photos. You'd be surprised if you saw some of those patients in the real world.




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Ben29

02.09.2012, 17:38

@ bor83

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello Bor83,

I understand what you mean, men in our condition can't complete escape our fate; for the moment at least I'm very excited to see how this HT will turn up to be.

If I feel like a second HT is necessary I will make sure to get it in proper due time but that is still quite a while from now so I'd rather not focus on that for the moment.

How many HTs did you get yourself? Looks like at least 2 from your previous message; how did they turn up? Are you happy with your results?
Ben




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10.09.2012, 16:21

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

What happened to your pictures ?




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11.09.2012, 21:21

@ ipod

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» What happened to your pictures ?

I deleted them on my ImageShack account by mistake. Sadly you cannot edit post on this site so I had to repost them. Hopefully you noticed them when you scrolled down.

I will be posting my 3 month post-op pictures in 2 days; make sure to come back and check them out!




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20.09.2012, 02:29

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey guys,

Sorry if this is a little bit late. Here are the pictures for my post 3 months. At this stage, I should have about 10-15% growth in the new area. Personally, I really like it so far and I can't wait to see what it will be like when everything comes out!

As always, feel free to leave a comment or question and I will answer as soon as possible.

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15.10.2012, 03:26

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello everyone,

Yesterday marked my 4th month post-surgery so here are my photo update.
I'm very happy so far, my hair transplant should be at 20% regrowth so I'm very optimistic about my results.

I've also put up some facial hair pictures since I skipped it last month. Remember that for the facial, only about 250 grafts were transplanted in a small region on both side so if you take that into consideration I'm happy with the results so far. It might be hard for you guys to tell but I can tell every single that didn't use to be there.

As always, if you have a question or comment pleas feel free to post.
Thank you for checking up on my post.


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HMorHT

15.10.2012, 04:44

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

It will be interesting to see how your facial hair turns out. We all know what happens when transplanting body hair to the scalp, since the donor for your facial grafts came from the back of your head, I wonder if they will grow long just like scalp hair.




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abcxyz

15.10.2012, 17:05

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

I am surprised how well your face healed considering what it looked like right after the procedure.




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dazzster

15.10.2012, 21:25

@ abcxyz

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hi Ben

Thanks just went through your story ,thats a nice amount of grafts you got placed , your 4 month pictures look cool but hang tight because the ride is just starting , your going to have a awesome result everything looks right on track , and great stuff about how your feeling about yourself with training and life in general , this is what its all about my freind and thank you for sharing part of your life with us , going to be watching for your updates keep the positivity

Cheers

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Ben29

15.10.2012, 21:27

@ HMorHT

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» It will be interesting to see how your facial hair turns out. We all know
» what happens when transplanting body hair to the scalp, since the donor for
» your facial grafts came from the back of your head, I wonder if they will
» grow long just like scalp hair.

I'm guessing the facial hair could grow very long, but since I need to shave every morning for work; I doubt I will ever find out how long it can go.

I really did the facial hair part just because I wasn't happy with my natural look, I wanted to have a facial hair line more full. I know I could never grow a decent beard but at least, even now, I like my facial hair line better. To me, just this little amount of hair showing so far, are making quite a difference. But I know more will come out soon.


» I am surprised how well your face healed considering what it looked like
» right after the procedure.

Thank you for your comment; as you go take a look at the pictures that were taken even only 2-3 weeks after my surgery, my facial had already healed very quickly. I can tell there are still little bumps here and there but I suspect that eventually some hair will come out of those areas.




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15.10.2012, 21:34

@ dazzster

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Hi Ben
»
» Thanks just went through your story ,thats a nice amount of grafts you got
» placed , your 4 month pictures look cool but hang tight because the ride is
» just starting , your going to have a awesome result everything looks right
» on track , and great stuff about how your feeling about yourself with
» training and life in general , this is what its all about my freind and
» thank you for sharing part of your life with us , going to be watching for
» your updates keep the positivity
»
» Cheers
»
» Dazzster

Thank you Dazzster for your comment.
Yes, I'm very excited for the months to come; I wonder how fast my progression will be and how well it will all come out.

I'm glad you appreciated the efforts I put into my story. I didn't want to be just another one of those guys that put up their pictures where you never really see their face. At least this way people can see the full progression of the operation and the modification it made to my life.

About training and life in general, I ran my first half-marathon 3 weeks ago; it was quite an experience as I had never ran more than 10km in a single session in my life before. Many co-workers are very impressed with the results so far and I'm trying to convince a few of them to get it done as well.

I really want to shave my head to a #2 or #3 to show the progression more easily but I'm just finally able to style my hair again when I go out so I really don't want to do it.

Thanks again for your kind words,
Ben




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Pats205

15.10.2012, 21:55

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Ben29

I have to say, I can already see quite a difference at 4 months.

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16.10.2012, 01:52

@ Pats205

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Thank you for the sum up Pat and you are right, I'm very impressed by the results so far when you look at it like that. :)




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25.10.2012, 15:55

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

» Thank you for the sum up Pat and you are right, I'm very impressed by the
» results so far when you look at it like that. :)

They look great! And 4 months is only the beginning!



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Ben29

15.11.2012, 01:26

@ Pats205

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello everyone,

Here are my end of 5th month pictures.
I cut my hair to a #4 about 2 weeks ago because I wanted to be able to see the results a little better. I didn't want to have a false sense of happiness just because my hair was getting longer and covering more area than I thought it actually did.

I'm really happy to see my results so far, it is great to still notice new hair coming out.

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In this one, I just wanted to show the look in a normally lit room instead of taking the pictures right under a light bulb.
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No facial pictures this month as I just shaved and it is rather hard (even for me) to notice the difference when I shave but I can still see and feel the hair as the new hair is quite softer than my normal facial hair are.

As always, feel free to leave any questions or comments.
Thank you.




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Ben29

13.01.2013, 02:48

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hello everyone,

I would like to apologize for the delay, the holidays has been extremely busy and with a little bit of procrastination, I was able to not post my 6 months picture but wait no further, here they are.

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Now, I will be posting my 7 months pictures in just a few moments.




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Ben29

13.01.2013, 03:00

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Alright!
As of tomorrow, it has been 7 months since my hair transplant and I have to say that I'm very happy with what has happened so far.

As you can, there is a considerable difference between months 6 and 7; it might have a lot to do with the fact that I decided to let my hair grow a bit but I'm very happy so far.

The only concern I have is that it is very easy to see through my hairline so far but I have hope that more hair will grow out and fill it in more. If not, I might consider another surgery but only for the front hairline.

Even the facial hair is coming out nicely and are more noticeable.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to see my profile and feel free to leave a comment.

As always, leave a question if you have one; the best way to know if this procedure is for you is to get as much information as you can.
Benoit




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44guy

19.01.2013, 22:23

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey Ben!

Things are looking great for you! You still have 5 more mths. I notice you still have redness; Do people notice it? I was wondering if people will keep looking at my hairline and ask what is going on??! What type of cap are you wearing? it looks good and could be a good consealer if I get a transplant.

kudos and gluck




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Ben29

21.01.2013, 03:58

@ 44guy

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Hey!
Thank you for the comment.

About the redness, to be honest I didn't even notice myself. No one ever mentions it either, after the 4th month people couldn't even tell I had surgery and beside not many are even aware that such surgery exist so they don't think that way. I'd say the first 3 months for me was the most noticeable but after that no one had a clue; I'm also 6"1' so I guess that not many people can look at me from above. Another point, the redness is only noticeable because I'm standing right under some heavy neons; otherwise if I'm just outside or in a normally lit room, you can't tell.

I'm guessing you are talking about the gray cap picture, that's the cap they gave me after the surgery and I wore it when I went outside. Since I had surgery in the middle of June I had to wear something every time I went outside during the summer. I liked the cap, especially during the first month because it did not sit heavily on the top of the head and doesn't rub the hair when you put it on unlike a baseball cap would. So if you get that from your clinic great, otherwise I would strongly suggest a squared cloth that you can fold in two and attach around your head to cover properly.

Thanks again for your comment and I hope I was able to answer your questions correctly, please feel free to ask anything else you wish to know.

Good luck to you too!
Ben

P.S.: When are you planning your surgery?

Also, here are some new pictures I took today after I cut my hair.

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44guy

22.01.2013, 00:19

@ Ben29

Alvi Armani - Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, Beverly Hills (Surgery June 13th 2012)

Ben, as always thanks for prompt reply! Your current hair cut makes all the difference; looks great!

To answer your question about my turn in HT, I have nothing planned... but I can tell you that my vanity stops me from swimming, windy places are a bummer and bright lights I stay away from.I carry a spare cap in my car. I'm on the cusp of getting a HT, it's a matter of finance and other priorities.I can't believe that i'm actually nervous what people would think,when its me that is not happy with my appearance. I would speculate that I would need 3,500 grafts in zones 1.2 and 3

have a good day!




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