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#1

Hi, just wondering if anybody can give me any advice. I had a hair transplant(fut) about 6 weeks ago. Everything went fine. A little redness, a little shockloss etc, but nothing major. I did have a problem with my stitches due to scabs forming in the donor area so some stitches were left in a little longer than 10 days, but they were all out by day 13-14. My worry is the donor scar and how it is healing. The trichophytic closure was used. I’m now six weeks on and the majority of the length of the scar is very smooth and quite wide. There is no hair growing in the area at all apart from the start of the scar just behind my left ear. Does anybody know if this happens often and is normal and should my hair start to grow as normal in a few months(at the same time as in the recipient site), or shouls stubble at least be growing there at this stage. It more or less has the appearance of the way my hair was shaved at the back on the day of the procedure. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


#2

For something like this, it is best that you contact your doctor first and let him know of the situation. Have you been following the doctor’s post op instructions since the procedure? Please check with your doctor immediately and see what he says. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to inform the doctor immediately if you have concerns about the procedure.

Where possible, you should document the progress with pictures so that it will be easier for people to follow and understand your case. Most patients fail to take pictures on a regular basis post op. Take pictures weekly for the first 6 weeks post op, and then monthly thereafter for 1 full year. This way you can establish your case without raising too many questions.


#3

What makes you think that the hair will grow through the scar in 6 weeks?


#4

» What makes you think that the hair will grow through the scar in 6 weeks?

Hi. Thats the thing. I’m not too sure if this is normal or not. I have been told by the doctor who performed the procedure that this is probably shock loss and that this is very common(especially considering the fact that I have had a previous procedure a number of years ago). I do believe him but I just want reassurance at this stage. I know 6 weeks is not a long time but I’m probably just panicking unessarily panicking that I will be left with a strip where no hair will grow. I cant remember what it was like last time around as this was a good few years back(and it was the old closure technique), but I would have thought that there would have been at least stubble starting to grow at this stage. What do you think?


#5

» » What makes you think that the hair will grow through the scar in 6
» weeks?
»
» Hi. Thats the thing. I’m not too sure if this is normal or not. I have
» been told by the doctor who performed the procedure that this is probably
» shock loss and that this is very common(especially considering the fact
» that I have had a previous procedure a number of years ago). I do believe
» him but I just want reassurance at this stage. I know 6 weeks is not a
» long time but I’m probably just panicking unessarily panicking that I will
» be left with a strip where no hair will grow. I cant remember what it was
» like last time around as this was a good few years back(and it was the old
» closure technique), but I would have thought that there would have been at
» least stubble starting to grow at this stage. What do you think?

How do you know you have shock loss in the donor? I have never heard of shock loss in the donor site.

Did the doctor shave the back of your head for the surgery? Maybe that’s the reason why you feel that the scar is very wide?


#6

» » What makes you think that the hair will grow through the scar in 6
» weeks?
»
» Hi. Thats the thing. I’m not too sure if this is normal or not. I have
» been told by the doctor who performed the procedure that this is probably
» shock loss and that this is very common(especially considering the fact
» that I have had a previous procedure a number of years ago). I do believe
» him but I just want reassurance at this stage. I know 6 weeks is not a
» long time but I’m probably just panicking unessarily panicking that I will
» be left with a strip where no hair will grow. I cant remember what it was
» like last time around as this was a good few years back(and it was the old
» closure technique), but I would have thought that there would have been at
» least stubble starting to grow at this stage. What do you think?

Keegan,

Did your clinic tell you the advantages and disadvantages of strip (FUT)? Do you have pics?


#7

» » » What makes you think that the hair will grow through the scar in 6
» » weeks?
» »
» » Hi. Thats the thing. I’m not too sure if this is normal or not. I have
» » been told by the doctor who performed the procedure that this is
» probably
» » shock loss and that this is very common(especially considering the fact
» » that I have had a previous procedure a number of years ago). I do
» believe
» » him but I just want reassurance at this stage. I know 6 weeks is not a
» » long time but I’m probably just panicking unessarily panicking that I
» will
» » be left with a strip where no hair will grow. I cant remember what it
» was
» » like last time around as this was a good few years back(and it was the
» old
» » closure technique), but I would have thought that there would have been
» at
» » least stubble starting to grow at this stage. What do you think?
»
»
» Keegan,
»
» Did your clinic tell you the advantages and disadvantages of strip (FUT)?
» Do you have pics?

Once again a case of should of had FUE!


#8

Yeah he shaved it fairly wide at the back on the day of the surgery. The only thing that I want to know is whether its normal for the strip across the back not to be growing hair after 6 weeks or so. The doctor sent me on quite a few pics of other patients who had similar strips across the back that filled in nicely after 3 months or so. I’m probably just worrying over nothing. I had strip years ago and it was extremely successfull so I’ve been through this before. I just cant remember what my scar was like at the start. I’m just going to try not stress about it and give it another few months. My hair is still quite thick all over so I can cover the scar easily. As for your comment baldie42, why do you have to be so negative. Im not depressed or anything about it, but I could have been, and all your comment would do is make things worse. Thats why I was reluctant to post a thread, because of negative comments like yours. Thanks to the other guys who posted comments, much appreciated. I’ll try put a few pics up in a few days for your comments. Thanks


#9

» » » » What makes you think that the hair will grow through the scar in 6
» » » weeks?
» » »
» » » Hi. Thats the thing. I’m not too sure if this is normal or not. I
» have
» » » been told by the doctor who performed the procedure that this is
» » probably
» » » shock loss and that this is very common(especially considering the
» fact
» » » that I have had a previous procedure a number of years ago). I do
» » believe
» » » him but I just want reassurance at this stage. I know 6 weeks is not
» a
» » » long time but I’m probably just panicking unessarily panicking that I
» » will
» » » be left with a strip where no hair will grow. I cant remember what it
» » was
» » » like last time around as this was a good few years back(and it was
» the
» » old
» » » closure technique), but I would have thought that there would have
» been
» » at
» » » least stubble starting to grow at this stage. What do you think?
» »
» »
» » Keegan,
» »
» » Did your clinic tell you the advantages and disadvantages of strip
» (FUT)?
» » Do you have pics?
»
» Once again a case of should of had FUE!

Who knows, may be he went for 4-5000 grafts and that doesn’t make sense to do fue for that many grafts. I want to see pics.


#10

» Hi, just wondering if anybody can give me any advice. I had a hair
» transplant(fut) about 6 weeks ago. Everything went fine. A little redness,
» a little shockloss etc, but nothing major. I did have a problem with my
» stitches due to scabs forming in the donor area so some stitches were left
» in a little longer than 10 days, but they were all out by day 13-14. My
» worry is the donor scar and how it is healing. The trichophytic closure
» was used. I’m now six weeks on and the majority of the length of the scar
» is very smooth and quite wide. There is no hair growing in the area at all
» apart from the start of the scar just behind my left ear. Does anybody know
» if this happens often and is normal and should my hair start to grow as
» normal in a few months(at the same time as in the recipient site), or
» shouls stubble at least be growing there at this stage. It more or less
» has the appearance of the way my hair was shaved at the back on the day of
» the procedure. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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