Dear forums readers,
Jim is a UK based patient who visited us in Jan 2007 for his HT.
A 3500+ FUHT graft procedure was performed as per patient’s choice.
He visited us recently for a follow up and further work.
I was happy as well as sad on seeing the patient. Jim’s case is a sad reflection on the problems that plague the field of hair transplant. Problems that I have spoken about repeatedly in past.
For now, I will let the patient’s history and pictures do the talking.
Jan 2007 - Jim underwent a 3500+ FUHT graft procedure at our centre.
Oct 2007 - Jim consulted a “renowned” plastic surgeon in a large multispeciality hospital. He underwent something that the plastic surgeon said was 1200 FUT grafts.
Aug 2008 - Jim visited us again.
Jim’s pictures when he visted us in Jan 2007
Picture immediately after Jan 2007 FUHT procedure at our centre
Pictures of Jim when he visited us in August 2008
The plastic surgeon had wilfully and deliberately put plugs. Jim had told and shown him the previous HT results performed by us.
Jim says the doctor claimed he will fill in the temple areas and Jim believed it will be with the same degree of skill.
I am happy Jim came back to us for his repair HT.
I am profoundly sad to know what he went through. Seeing Jim’s present condition was like seeing one’s art vandalized and theres nothing one can do about it.
Except post Jim’s results and experience, hoping other prospective patients may avoid such pitfalls.
I am sad that there is no set level of minimum competence required for a doctor to perform “hair transplants” even today.