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Sofarsogood : 1033 BHT with Dr. Umar, 3 month update
(posted by Sofarsogood, Los Angeles area, 17.12.2008, 04:29)

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The goal of my BHT procedure with Dr. Umar was to reshape and soften my "pluggy" and "too straight" 1990s micro and FU transplanted hairline into a shape more like this... }.

The idea being that "finer caliber leg hair" could be used to create a "soft zone" around the harsh-looking transplanted scalp hair in the hairline and could be used to do some artistic reshaping of the hairline as well. Phew. That sentence was (and is) a mess. Sorry.

Here is a longer explanation:

http://www.hairsite4.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=12&topic_id=42860&mesg_id=42860&listing_type=search

Three short months after my procedure with Dr. Umar, the new "feathered zone" and new shape can be seen emerging. It's amazing how clean my donor area is and the high yield only 3 months out. Thigh and calf hair were used. My leg hair is dark but average in texture. My chest hair is thicker and is being saved for the future if needed.

This has been the most artistic, interesting and exciting procedure I've had out of 16!
My long hairstory is posted here for the interested.

Reshaping the hairline (even subtly) can really frame the face differently.

I believe Dr. Umar has made my HT almost undetectable at this point in time.

Here are the money shots...

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Some more BEFORE shots (hairline TOO STRAIGHT and pluggy):

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2 days AFTER procedure Dr. Umar:

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12 days AFTER procedure Dr. Umar:

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AFTER 3 months Dr. Umar:

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Donor 1 day AFTER procedure:

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Donor 3 months AFTER procedure:

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1033 + the 200 BHT "test session" were transplanted.
Yield? Looks high to me.

Finer leg hair was carefully selected by Dr. U. to "feather" the hairline.

Here are two more BEFORE shots:

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and AFTER...

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I wear my hair very long and have no plan to cut it so it's hard to say what my scars would look like. If I do go short (less than one inch) I'd go for some BHT in the scars.

I used BHT for two reasons:

1. I want to save all scalp hair for the future as needed
2. My leg hair is fine in texture and worked very well for "feathering" the hairline.

The growth rate of Dr. U.'s BHT is very similar to the rate of growth I've had with a regular HT procedures and I've had quite a few.

FYI, Dr. U. now has my entire HT file dating back to 1992. About 50% of the hair in the BHT grafts never fell out. Kudos doc.

I'd probably freak out if my head were shaved. Lol. But I know Dr. U. can handle whatever lives under my mop.

However... I'm letting it grow for another year, at least. A trim every two months tops.Here is a shot of the back of my head from tonight...

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Honestly, I never notice it unless I think about it. But there is scarring and not pencil thin by a long shot.

Once in a while I'll rest my head back on something and I feel the scar(s). It's a difficult feeling to describe. Not tight exactly, no pain but a slight numbness. After so many strips there must be some nerve damage.

I had short hair about 1.5 years ago and at other times before that. Never a buzz cut but about an inch (maybe a little more) with minimal problems back there.

I think there are two scars. With every procedure the doc (NOT Dr. U.) would "close down" the previous scar and use the strip harvested then suture me again (14 times).
Does that make any sense?

One would think these days with FUE/BHT one could go in for a thousand grafts every year or two and really be able to "keep us with his hairloss" in a minimally invasive may.

My plan was started out of desperation at 23 and until VERY recently I was headed for possible disaster. The doctor who now runs the practice I went to for years recommended another strip! But to their credit they said I could have two more tops. Lol. However they only do strip.

Dr. Umar says " Very often the question has been asked with regards to BHT growth and yield. What is robust enough for growth/yield? To those following BHT development closely I would advise a very close look at Sofarsogood’s legs as represented in his donor pictures... The donor hair robustness is at best average. While not answering the question in exact terms, it should give those with more than a passing interest on the subject a valuable insight.

Donor hair robustness plays a central role in the cosmetic impact of BHT. However, emerging data suggests that yield and growth is influenced by a concert of variables all of which play key roles."

Detailed forum discussion for these pics can be found at:

http://www.hairsite4.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=12&topic_id=47308&mode=full

 
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