» » personally i think guys who get strip are nuts.
» But they seem to have the best hair overall and if that takes being a
» little nuts, then color me nutty.
» My apologies to BHR for jumping into this but my name has been mentioned a
» few times with regards to my input.
» Showing the donor scar with a short haircut is hardly anything new and
» from what I can tell this only shows how little some people have actually
» looked into this.
» I think I was the first to actually do this just shy of six years ago.
» Since then, dozens of others have done the same…
» My point is two fold. First, hardly anyone will ever notice the shadow of
» evidence that WE see on the patient shown by BHR as having a procedure
» because what we have all recognized as signs of an HT. I bet most on these
» forums wouldn’t spot something like this on the street. And most definitely
» NO lay person would notice this much less know what it is. I can say for
» myself that walking around downtown two days after a surgery, head shaved
» and staples showing, had zero impact on my life then much less does it
No problem you jumping in here, having experience in larger strips opposed to reading about it makes a large difference. I am a little surprised to the controversy, this has been posted on many others and little to no comment regarding the scar, moreover concentrating on the recipient and the healing and the fact he can keep his hair short; maybe the picture is too clear or the hair too short so it shows it at it’s worst, and that has contributed to the attention.
We stand by the result and the technique used, the strip was removed within a safety zone, he had good laxity and density and importantly the strip was not removed aggressively to reach the numbers, the numbers came as a result of his hair characteristics. His healing was normal in the donor, after the initial few days and the suture removal, no need for pain killers for months or even days; as for the scar stretching, he is now 9 months post op, the scalp has returned to normal and no chance it will start to stretch now. As the months go by the redness dissipates and the scalp returns to normal, this is easily hidden if you keep your hair a little longer, in this case he preferred to keep it short.
An interesting aspect is the patient is so happy with the donor healing he is reluctant to tempt fate and maybe impair the good work; so his next procedure will be FUE; so he gets the best of both; maximum hair within his limits from FUT, a neat closure even with short hair unnoticeable to the majority unless scrutinised and then FUE to increase his coverage over the crown.
Another aspect I think this post has shown is the need of the forums and the clinics especially to ensure that pictures like this are published to educate the members as to the basic of hair transplant. Going into this with your eyes open is important as it is not the easiest decision in the first place and having knowledge will prepare you for the procedure, post op care and the long term.