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Old 10-20-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Dr Feller New York Hair Transplant

Hello everyone

I am a newbie to the hair transplant forums but I have been discretely browsing and reading various posts over a period of time, so I thought there is no better way to start my account with a post regarding my recent hair transplant repair surgery.

I live in England and had been planning for a long while to get my hair repaired, due to two poor previous surgeries.

The first one was FUT with Norton clinic and 2nd was FUE with Fueclinics with a certain Mr Isherwood being attached to both of these clinics.

I cannot stress enough do not touch these clinics with a barge pole and due to being, young, naÔve and a little impatient at the time, left me with a large hole in my back pocket when I was earning very little money, poor scarring, negligible hair growth and wasted donor hair and even mental scarring as it leaves you questioning is this whole industry brutal? and is it possible to achieve the desired result?

However, I believed it was more beneficial to take my time to research, analyse and gain a broader understanding of what was required and also to remain positive and upbeat.

I stumbled across Spex by chance and had a look at his site.
My morale was boosted instantlaously as I had found it so difficult to find a valuable source of information, which after digesting, then led me to the forums.

After studying the forums, I decided to check all the doctors listed and within a short period of time, I had condensed my choice down to around five doctors and conjectured that I would have to look further than the UK, mainly to the USA and Canada.

Having discovered this valuable source of information, I thought it was imperative that I purchased Spex latest project ĎMaximum hair Minimum Lossí and things began to be a lot clearer, with everything falling into place methodically after that.

Soon after this, I embarked on a consultation in London to see Dr Lindsey and also have a quick chat with Spex. I was thoroughly impressed with the both of the above and in particular Spexís hair. I would have never guessed in a million years that he had had a hair transplant and his hair was awesome.

After some more thinking and reflecting, I had whittled it down to Dr Feller and Hasson&Wong.

The videos were very appealing for Hasson & Wong but due to a combination of rave reviews of patientís feedback on the forums, visual before and after results and the fact Spex, being a young english man like myself, who had had his hair repaired by Dr Feller, I thought it was the right decision for me.

I was originally quoted 1000 grafts for my repair but I decided to pay for 1250 grafts as I had an online consultation which is not the same as a face to face.

Having never flown on a plane for longer than 3 hours, I was a little apprehensive at first but I obviously realised what I felt I needed to do. I flew with Virgin Atlantic and it was brilliant, service was impeccable and I was had plenty to occupy myself with, watching 3 and half films and only managing to get to 16,000 on who wants to be a millionaire game. 

I booked into the Ramada hotel which was ok and was only about 5 minutes from the clinic.

On the day of the surgery, I got there early in the morning, about half an hour early to be pleasantly greeted by Dr Feller.

After filling out a couple of forms, he looked over my hair and basically confirmed to me everything I actually wanted to hear, with myself feeling very happy with his analysis and reasoning with a definitive plan of action.

Within 5 minutes, I was sat in the surgery chair. I decided on fut as the density was the most important factor to me and this would generate a better yield.

Dr Feller is very likeable guy, funny, extremely intelligent and I enjoyed talking to him.

I felt welcome and at ease by him and his assistants, who were all very friendly, hardworking and extremely professional, which resulted with the whole operation going very smoothly with no pain.

When I actually looked at what he had done properly, I was amazed and highly content.

After I had eaten some lunch, he confirmed that he had actually put in 1900 grafts into my head, when in fact; I had only payed for 1250. I must have caught him on a good day or something but I was ever so pleased that I made the trip and cannot speak highly enough of him and his staff.

I do owe a large amount of gratitude to Spex and I am forever grateful for his advice as he has always been honest, contactable and willing to help.

I am extremely optimistic with the results and cannot wait for the gradual process to commence. If anyone would like to contact me, I am willing to share my experience, as I am just a normal genuine guy who wants to keep his hair.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi mate - glad your back safe and sound. Boom 1900 grafts for the price of 1250 ! Nice!

Heal and grow well and i will endeavour to get your pics up when they are on the system

A pleasure helping you throughout the process and glad you found my project of use.

SPEXHAIR - UK Representative and Patient Advisor for:
Dr. Alan Feller, IAHRS Member
Dr. William Lindsey, IAHRS Member
Dr. Bijan Feriduni, IAHRS Member

Feel free to contact me directly about your hair loss concerns : Contact Spex

I am not a Doctor and all my posts are my own personal opinion based on 10 Hair transplants, SMP into my scar and 10 years consulting on and offline. Always consult with your own family doctor prior to embarking on any form of hair loss treatment or surgery.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:13 AM   #3
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
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Default Hi Chrisday

I have a similar hairline like you. are you experiencing any shock loss after the surgery. Can you please post a pic of you donar area if possible
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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Well i am a week out of surgery but i wouldn't currently say i was experiencing any shock loss.

My donor hair is above average density and the failed 2 poor previous surgeries resulted in little of this being used fortunately.

Have you got similar hair characteristics to me?
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #7
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that's great that you didn't have to shave your head- - I was under the impression, shaving all the hair was necessary?

How long until your head looks normal, meaning people can't tell you've had the surgery?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:38 AM   #8
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Well i will keep you posted of my progress at certain stages post surgery.

I am having my staples out tomorrow as its day 10, so i will post some new pictures in the next few days.

I have had the majority of my frontal hair shaved, that bit at the front i can brush forward but that is very strong native hair and didn't need any work doing on, but every case is different depending on the size of the procedure and where your hair loss is.

Again depends on your individual situation, i have taken time off and studying at the moment, but if i go out, i just wear a baggy baseball cap, so its easy really
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #9
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Hi chrisdav I clicked on your link to get here from the other forum we were on.

I am a little confused, your hair didn't look that bad before surgery. It looks like you could have styled it to pretty much cover up the thin hair at the front, but I guess if your not happy with it then fair do's.

I understand you had previous surgeries that you say were not up to standard.

I can see before surgery your hair looks to be thinning at the front....I assume this thin looking hair is the hair you had transplanted in previous surgeries and you chose to have this recent surgery to thicken it up? It looks like the surgeon has shaved the front part of your hair so he could see where the scalp needed filling in.

Is this correct?

Do you have some current photos?

Are you happy with the result?

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Old 01-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #10
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My hair wasn't bad in comparison to some people but it is all relative.

Generally, i prefer to have my hair up at the front.

I could style my hair and cover it yes, but baldness is generally progressive.

My native hair is pretty thick and I had my hairline brought forward slightly.

The forelock was strengthened but also the corner areas which had most recession.

I am currently 3 months out so not much has changed but it takes a minimum of 12 months even up to 18 months to see the full result from your surgery.

The new hairs only start to come through after 3 months and even then it's a very long process for them all to come through and thicken(The saying of 'going bald backwards').

It's early days in my repair of my hair but after two bad experiences in the Uk,after several months of research I travelled to see Dr Feller in New York.

A lot of the men regularly travel abroad now for hair transplants as the Uk has a poor reputation.
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