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AubreyMcClendon
03-07-2016, 03:36 PM
Does anyone have information on dates when Dr. Rahal will be visiting his NYC clinic? I was hoping to schedule an in-person consultation.

Would be willing to make the trek up to his home office, but was hoping to swing by an office that was near my neck of the woods.

Thanks

brocktherock
03-09-2016, 10:07 AM
Call the office. If it isn't soon then just go there because when I scheduled mine last feb, I couldn't get in until October. BTW Rahal is an excellent doctor, Im 4.5 months post op and having great results already. My scar is very very difficult to find also

AubreyMcClendon
03-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Call the office. If it isn't soon then just go there because when I scheduled mine last feb, I couldn't get in until October. BTW Rahal is an excellent doctor, Im 4.5 months post op and having great results already. My scar is very very difficult to find also

Thanks Brock.

I see that you've posted some positive comments about your procedure with Rahal. I realize that you're still in the early stages but have you posted pictures anywhere? Would be interested in seeing your progress if/when you are willing to share.

Meridian1000
03-12-2016, 05:28 AM
Hi Aubrey, I'm actually almost 8 months out from an FUE procedure with him and my results are unfortunately lacking. I still do think he is a good physician, but really do you research about technique and most importantly who will be working on you, especially if you opt for FUE. Just looking out for you. As far as I'm aware he does not have an NYC office, just makes visits occasionally to see patients. I would call the clinic.

AubreyMcClendon
03-12-2016, 06:10 AM
Hi Aubrey, I'm actually almost 8 months out from an FUE procedure with him and my results are unfortunately lacking. I still do think he is a good physician, but really do you research about technique and most importantly who will be working on you, especially if you opt for FUE. Just looking out for you. As far as I'm aware he does not have an NYC office, just makes visits occasionally to see patients. I would call the clinic.

Thanks for the response Meridian. I had called his consultation number, but it seems like I'll have better luck calling the clinic.

It's always good to hear candid feedback on the forum. You're 8 months out of your procedure so hopefully you will continue to see progress over the next 4 - 10 months. Can you expand on your comments regarding the importance of technique and choice of doctor? I agree with your statement, but am interested in your perspective. For reference, I am considering FUT down the road.

Meridian1000
03-12-2016, 06:35 AM
Sure, happy to help. The industry right now seems to be predominantly moving towards technicians performing FUE extraction. Which leaves the surgeon merely making incisions and of course drawing the hairline design. Some states in the U.S. don't allow this and require doctors to perform the extractions. Many well known FUE clinics, even the ones with good reputations, do however use techs for extractions. (As far as technique is concerned: time out of body, punch size, motorized vs manual, storage solution, acell/ prp - that's another issue). Dr. Rahal is a very smart physician and I've consistently seen great FUT results from him. But when a tech is performing the bulk of the heavy lifting, so to speak, during the phase where the grafts can be most easily damaged, there is much more of a gamble involved. The other important thing to note: FUE is not a scarless concealable procedure and unfortunately I suffered a fair bit of donor shock loss, some of which has not returned yet. One thing I can say is that the post-op follow up care from his clinic will be fantastic.

I hope that helps, though I know you were considering FUT, which in the hands of Dr. Rahal I'm sure will turn out very well.

AubreyMcClendon
03-13-2016, 11:13 AM
That definitely helps, thank you.

May I ask why you elected for FUE over strip? Was it scar, preference to wear hair short...something else?

Have you experienced any shock in / near your recipient site?

Separately, it seems like there are differing views on PRP. Do you have a view on this?

brocktherock
03-13-2016, 06:32 PM
They still have my pre op and post op photos, Ill try to have them emailed to me. As for what meridian said about techs doing the heavy lifting, this is true but once I saw how it was done it made me feel a lot better. Most of the procedure is absolutely tedious. I went in at 6am and left at like 5pm so if he did everything himself it would take forever and probably drop in quality due to complacency. He really is an awesome doctor

Meridian1000
03-27-2016, 04:57 PM
I chose FUE because I really didn't want the linear scar, but if I had to do it over again, I would probably get the scar to reduce risk of transection.

As for PRP, I have no personal experience with it. Some say they've seen changes in density for the better, but others seem to react poorly and go through a telogen effluvium shed.There's more concrete science behind Acell. But you have to remember, this seems to be the case with all treatments. Minoxidil, finasteride, laser, etc. Some say it helps, some say it destroyed their hair. This whole thing is a personal trial and error game until something more ubiquitous hits the market. Propecia as the best line of defense in 2016 is really embarrassing as far as progress goes.

Sirius
08-26-2016, 02:44 PM
Hey meridian! Sorry to hear that you're bit dissapointed about the results. How many grafts? I'm seriously considering going with dr rahal... Appreciate any feedback

Louish
08-29-2016, 07:22 PM
I chose FUE because I really didn't want the linear scar, but if I had to do it over again, I would probably get the scar to reduce risk of transection.

As for PRP, I have no personal experience with it. Some say they've seen changes in density for the better, but others seem to react poorly and go through a telogen effluvium shed.There's more concrete science behind Acell. But you have to remember, this seems to be the case with all treatments. Minoxidil, finasteride, laser, etc. Some say it helps, some say it destroyed their hair. This whole thing is a personal trial and error game until something more ubiquitous hits the market. Propecia as the best line of defense in 2016 is really embarrassing as far as progress goes.

Hi! I replied to you on the other post I don't know if you have seen it.

Rahal Hair Transplant
08-30-2016, 11:05 AM
Hi Aubrey,

We're happy to hear you're interested in seeing Dr. Rahal.
Dr. Rahal travels to NYC for his patients but doesn't have any dates scheduled right now.
We would love for you to come to Ottawa where Dr. Rahal would be able to see you in person.

Please give us a call at 1.877.712.4247 (directly to the office) or schedule a consultation on our website to get started!

Louish
09-01-2016, 10:13 AM
Sure, happy to help. The industry right now seems to be predominantly moving towards technicians performing FUE extraction. Which leaves the surgeon merely making incisions and of course drawing the hairline design. Some states in the U.S. don't allow this and require doctors to perform the extractions. Many well known FUE clinics, even the ones with good reputations, do however use techs for extractions. (As far as technique is concerned: time out of body, punch size, motorized vs manual, storage solution, acell/ prp - that's another issue). Dr. Rahal is a very smart physician and I've consistently seen great FUT results from him. But when a tech is performing the bulk of the heavy lifting, so to speak, during the phase where the grafts can be most easily damaged, there is much more of a gamble involved. The other important thing to note: FUE is not a scarless concealable procedure and unfortunately I suffered a fair bit of donor shock loss, some of which has not returned yet. One thing I can say is that the post-op follow up care from his clinic will be fantastic.

I hope that helps, though I know you were considering FUT, which in the hands of Dr. Rahal I'm sure will turn out very well.

You won't get better results with FUT because no matter where you go and what technic you choose, technicians will prepare the graft and they will spot the ones with transections and will discard them. For exemple I paid for 2500 grafts but they took 2593 at no extra charge. Why? Most likely because the extras are the transections and only got 2500 actually implanted. It is a lot cheaper for them to take more, free of charge, than to have you complaining afterward. That makes it a 3.5% transection rate on my procedure which is good, even though they told me their average is "less than 2%". I am pretty sure transection is not to blame for your dissatisfaction.