Wanted to do a shout out for Dr Keser in Ankara
Basically I went for a repair surgery with Dr Keser for the following reasons
He was recommended
He only extracts and implants a maximum of 500 grafts per day (I think this greatly increases survivability)
I liked his work and he seems ethical - I couldn't find a single bad review online of his work
My experience was very very good. So far things are going extraordinarily well. Especially in comparison to my terrible experience with Dr Dogannay also from Turkey.
Firstly - the clinic is small but clean and comfortable. The staff were all very professional and polite and made me feel as comfortable as possible. This was hard as I was just getting sick with the flu and actually had to travel with full blown flu which hit me over the course of my final day in Turkey.
On the first day Dr Keser asked me to draw a hair line so he could see my expectations. Once he'd seen what I wanted he agreed it was viable and asked if he could then draw it properly. He spent quite a long time drawing, measuring, rubbing out, re drawing until he asked my opinion. I thought he'd calculated a good hair line positioning and was perfectly happy with his design. I was also reassured to see that he seemed quite self critical and thorough.
From this point things went as comfortable as they can go under the circumstances and despite injection pain I felt no pain at all. The hotel they booked for me was decent and the food was good too. The whole process was over and done with quickly and smoothly and my initial thoughts were really positive as I could see he had achieved a really high density. On this note, he estimated 1500 grafts via email but because my grafts were so good with a high number of triples and doubles he only need 1000 grafts which saved me a lot of money. I appreciated this as I was kinda broke due to Christmas and all...
Now.. upon returning home and being really ill with the flu which I'm sure I caught at the airport on my way to Turkey as everyone seemed to be ill when I flew I was pleased to find that my healing was really really rapid. Unlike the Doganay experience, which my scalp took a full year to stop scaling and irritating me, I was only mildly sore for a few days with minimal swelling. I'm now at day 45 or so and I have no soreness or tenderness whatsoever and have not had so for many weeks already. The best thing is approx 30% of my hairs never fell out and I have already got new stubble growing where the follicles did fall out. This is quite a shock to me as I'm at approx 6 weeks post op and I already have more hair growth than at a year post op from Dr Doganays techs using 2100 grafts.
The donor areas used have zero sign of depletion also. In short I've gone from a nightmare situation to a really really great position with all signs boding well for the future. Post operation from the Dogannay disaster my skin never really recovered and I had lumps and bumps and scaling skin which I could scratch away with a finger nail more than a year post op. These areas were obviously implanted into a second time and it seems that the second surgery over the top of the old surgery has allowed my skin to smoothen out and repair itself. I would imagine having a similar effect to derma rolling. I actually kinda prayed this would happen and suspected it might from my research so I got lucky in this regard.
There are a couple of factors that I have influenced myself this time that probably have aided my post op recovery, skin healing and ultra fast growth-
I ran a cycle of Thymosine beta 4 post operatively to aid healing ( I healed ultra fast )
I am using GHRP-6 - Only x1 injection nightly as my job doesn't enable me to inject during the day and mornings I'm always in a rush
I use a low dose of loniten (oral minoxidil)
I have really only got good things to say about Dr Keser and his team and though it is still early days for me I kinda know that I'm going to have a great result already as even right now there is a distinct improvement. Normally at this period you look worse rather than better.
When I get time I will post some pics and if the Dr wants to post any (with my face covered) he has my permission.
Good luck to all