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Benji - not as bad as you might think


#1

» Im one of those people, that If I ever did get surgery, it would be kinda
» tough on me where I work to walk in with the recip area
» shaved…the donor wouldn’t be so bad, but the recip would be
» tough. Thanks again.

Benji, I pulled this out of another thread (Ancient history of hairloss).

I’m in a high profile position that requires me to be out front and center and was incredibly nervous when I went back to work with my total head shaved/buzzed. I had 12 days of growth when I went back to work. I also have strip scars so I was extremely self-concious especially if the back of my head was exposed. I’m 49 and hadn’t had my hair this short since 2nd grade so it felt weird.

It was not nearly as bad as I made it. My office manager laughed the first time she saw me and that didn’t help much. She came back and said she really liked it and it made me look younger. There is some shock effect. I got a lot of compliments during this time from women of all ages, etc. I will have absolutely no hesitation in doing it again this December.

The other benefit is that I think it aids in healing not to have matted hair intermingling with the grafts. You can apply topicals during the healing process much easier (emu oil, aloe, biotin spray, saline solution, minox, etc.).

It was so easy to “not” have hair that I’d love to have enough stubble to pull the 1/2" or shorter look off all the time.


#2

» » Im one of those people, that If I ever did get surgery, it would be
» kinda
» » tough on me where I work to walk in with the recip area
» » shaved…the donor wouldn’t be so bad, but the recip would be
» » tough. Thanks again.
»
» Benji, I pulled this out of another thread (Ancient history of hairloss).
»
»
» I’m in a high profile position that requires me to be out front and center
» and was incredibly nervous when I went back to work with my total head
» shaved/buzzed. I had 12 days of growth when I went back to work. I also
» have strip scars so I was extremely self-concious especially if the back
» of my head was exposed. I’m 49 and hadn’t had my hair this short since
» 2nd grade so it felt weird.
»
» It was not nearly as bad as I made it. My office manager laughed the
» first time she saw me and that didn’t help much. She came back and said
» she really liked it and it made me look younger. There is some shock
» effect. I got a lot of compliments during this time from women of all
» ages, etc. I will have absolutely no hesitation in doing it again this
» December.
»
» The other benefit is that I think it aids in healing not to have matted
» hair intermingling with the grafts. You can apply topicals during the
» healing process much easier (emu oil, aloe, biotin spray, saline solution,
» minox, etc.).
»
» It was so easy to “not” have hair that I’d love to have enough stubble to
» pull the 1/2" or shorter look off all the time.

I’m not surprised you got a lot of compliments. Was it like a military cut? Got any pictures? :wink:

Most of the time, things are not as bad as we imagine them to be. Thanks for sharing your story. I hope others do the same. At 12 days, the hair usually has grown enough to give good coverage of the scalp. And shaving the head down for surgery allows the team to work quickly. If you have hair that tends to get tangled and matted, then a shaven cut is much easier to take care of post op. There are non-shaven options, but shaven allows the largest amount of grafts to be transferred in one day. :slight_smile:


#3

It sounds like you work with some pretty good folks. I work with some good folks and a few wolves. I think if I did something up there, I’d leave my top hair (straight) long and have a couple of small sessions (500 or so) instead of a biggie.

Im one of those awaiting ICX’s results before I get something done. If they go well, I’ll probably get a non-strip type operation…if they dont, I’ll have to think about it. Im in an OK situation. Ive got pretty decent hair, so its not imperative I do something quickly.

I hope your growth is improving every day man…

Thanks for the info Jessica, youve been informative. Youve posted on here very evenly and straightforward.


#4

» » » Im one of those people, that If I ever did get surgery, it would be
» » kinda
» » » tough on me where I work to walk in with the recip area
» » » shaved…the donor wouldn’t be so bad, but the recip would
» be
» » » tough. Thanks again.
» »
» » Benji, I pulled this out of another thread (Ancient history of
» hairloss).
» »
» »
» » I’m in a high profile position that requires me to be out front and
» center
» » and was incredibly nervous when I went back to work with my total head
» » shaved/buzzed. I had 12 days of growth when I went back to work. I
» also
» » have strip scars so I was extremely self-concious especially if the
» back
» » of my head was exposed. I’m 49 and hadn’t had my hair this short since
» » 2nd grade so it felt weird.
» »
» » It was not nearly as bad as I made it. My office manager laughed the
» » first time she saw me and that didn’t help much. She came back and
» said
» » she really liked it and it made me look younger. There is some shock
» » effect. I got a lot of compliments during this time from women of all
» » ages, etc. I will have absolutely no hesitation in doing it again this
» » December.
» »
» » The other benefit is that I think it aids in healing not to have matted
» » hair intermingling with the grafts. You can apply topicals during the
» » healing process much easier (emu oil, aloe, biotin spray, saline
» solution,
» » minox, etc.).
» »
» » It was so easy to “not” have hair that I’d love to have enough stubble
» to
» » pull the 1/2" or shorter look off all the time.
»
»
» I’m not surprised you got a lot of compliments. Was it like a military
» cut? Got any pictures? :wink:
»
» Most of the time, things are not as bad as we imagine them to be. Thanks
» for sharing your story. I hope others do the same. At 12 days, the hair
» usually has grown enough to give good coverage of the scalp. And shaving
» the head down for surgery allows the team to work quickly. If you have
» hair that tends to get tangled and matted, then a shaven cut is much
» easier to take care of post op. There are non-shaven options, but shaven
» allows the largest amount of grafts to be transferred in one day. :slight_smile:

I wish the head didnt have to be shaved it makes it so difficult for hiding the procedure after.


#5

» I wish the head didnt have to be shaved it makes it so difficult for
» hiding the procedure after.

There are many options.


#6

» I’m not surprised you got a lot of compliments. Was it like a military
» cut? Got any pictures? :wink:
»
» Most of the time, things are not as bad as we imagine them to be. Thanks
» for sharing your story. I hope others do the same. At 12 days, the hair
» usually has grown enough to give good coverage of the scalp. And shaving
» the head down for surgery allows the team to work quickly. If you have
» hair that tends to get tangled and matted, then a shaven cut is much
» easier to take care of post op. There are non-shaven options, but shaven
» allows the largest amount of grafts to be transferred in one day. :slight_smile:

Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. These are pics after 2 weeks. I did my procedure just before the christmas holidays. Even after Christmas, there weren’t many folks in until after the first of the year. By then, I’m at 3 weeks and 3 weeks is a huge difference from 2 weeks in terms of healing, etc.

http://www.hairsite4.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=12&topic_id=51026&mesg_id=51026&listing_type=search