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JOKERWILD
08-03-2016, 12:13 AM
So far i have visited the following surgeons in Los Angeles
Note i am open to traveling as well

ALVI ARMANI - DR BAUBEC
-I am impressed with their photos and videos
-A little apprehensive due to their affiliation to the founder Alvi Armani and bad reviews of the Canada office

ZIERING
-They recommended strip


DR PAK
-They recommended strip
-Was not impressed with their photos

DR. RAWSLEY
-He performs all cosmetic procedures not focused on hair

HASSON AND WONG
-great photos and videos
-i only me with rep - he was stirring me towards stip

Marc Dauer - i have an appointment

J_B_Davis
08-03-2016, 01:08 PM
I would say that out of the surgeons who you are looking at Ziering and Dauer are probably your best bets locally. I think Dauer is doing much more FUE than many of the surgeons in LA so if that’s what you want then he might be the one to consider. I know Dr. Ziering does robotic FUE so I’m not sure why he would not recommend that unless you are not a candidate for FUE, which I think most people actually are. You just have to go with your gut and see if you can speak to patients who had the surgery with the doctor you choose before doing it.

JOKERWILD
08-03-2016, 01:57 PM
Thank you for your reply
my hairline is receding and thinning a bit on top
i have been told i have great donor hair
Ziering recommended strip
AlviArmani strictly does FUE, their photos and videos look great - but the affiliation with their canada office makes them suspect
I'm looking into a few out of state surgeons in minneapolis, chicago, and phoenix to try to get away from the LA internet hype

Gabe Zingaretti, PhD
08-03-2016, 02:08 PM
Obviously I am biased but please do your homework, don't rush into anything. Read through the forum

Inthemix
08-03-2016, 03:17 PM
I recently met with Marc Dauer. He recommended Fue 1500 grafts, was very informative and said he does all the harvesting himself.

I also met with Ken Williams in Orange County. Great insight. Came off as very knowledgeable also claims to do all of the harvesting himself.

One last appointment with Hasson-Wong next month and I'll decide what I'm gonna do.

Let us know what you think of Dauer.

JoeTillman
08-03-2016, 04:34 PM
I don't work with Dr. Dauer but I like his style.

Regarding Dr. Baubec, at this point I don't think it is even relevant to associate him with any part of the former Canadian operations. It is a completely different entity at this point and only shares the name.

Ask the HW rep (Mike) to introduce you to patients. He's got them in LA, so they should be fairly simple to meet up with. Dr. Wong was my doctor and I feel he did a stellar job for me while I was working for him (FUSS, not FUE).

JOKERWILD
08-03-2016, 05:27 PM
Thank you for your reply to my post
I will see Dr Dauer tomorrow, I was also looking at Dr. Shapiro and some surgeons in phoenix and La jolla before i make my decision.
I see you work with Dr. Shapiro any insight is appreciated
thankyou

J_B_Davis
08-03-2016, 06:01 PM
I would not even put Dr. Williams in the same category as Dr. Dauer or Dr. Ziering. He’s more of a cosmetic surgeon who does all sorts of cosmetic surgery and botox, liposuction and all of that. Stick with doctors who concentrate on hair transplants.

I would probably take Joe Tillman’s advice over almost anyone else who posts on any forum, so if he says Baubec is ok, he know’s what he is talking about.

JoeTillman
08-03-2016, 07:34 PM
Thank you for your reply to my post
I will see Dr Dauer tomorrow, I was also looking at Dr. Shapiro and some surgeons in phoenix and La jolla before i make my decision.
I see you work with Dr. Shapiro any insight is appreciated
thankyou

Dr. Shapiro's reputation automatically means he should at least be considered by most people. Because I've spent time in his clinic and have personally observed his protocols and skills I can personally vouch for him to the point that I can say I'd have surgery with him myself.

JoeTillman
08-03-2016, 07:37 PM
I would not even put Dr. Williams in the same category as Dr. Dauer or Dr. Ziering. He’s more of a cosmetic surgeon who does all sorts of cosmetic surgery and botox, liposuction and all of that. Stick with doctors who concentrate on hair transplants.

I would probably take Joe Tillman’s advice over almost anyone else who posts on any forum, so if he says Baubec is ok, he know’s what he is talking about.

I really appreciate your post but I need to be clear. I'm not saying Dr. Baubec is ok because I do not know one way or the other. I simply wanted to point out the logic in how one should view him, his clinic, and the actions of the former medical director in the Canadian office. From a distance, he looks good as a standalone doctor, but for me it doesn't go any further than that because I have no experience with the man short of a few pleasant personal notes. I hope this is clear and thank you again for your comments:)

JOKERWILD
08-03-2016, 07:42 PM
thank you, i discovered your show and blog through the rep for Hasson and Wong
i appreciate your input

JoeTillman
08-03-2016, 07:50 PM
My pleasure.

bjp8383
08-03-2016, 11:28 PM
Check out Dr. Paul McAndrews in Pasadena. I've had 4 transplants with him and have nothing but the most positive things to say about my overall experience. He will most likely recommend strip but does offer FUE as an option.

pkipling
08-05-2016, 09:48 AM
You may wanna check out Dr. Mohebi as well, if you haven't already. He's in LA and I personally think he's top of the line. I had my HT with him about 2 years ago and couldn't be happier. You can also see his actual surgeries on his Snapchat (@drparsamohebi) if you're interested in getting a look behind the scenes. I know a lot of guys have found that to be a useful tool.

Regardless, the fact that you're doing your research and keeping your options open is an extremely positive sign. With the amount of time and effort you're putting in on the front end to ensure you choose the surgeon that's right for you, I'm confident you're on the right path. Best of luck!

I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My opinions/comments are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

JOKERWILD
08-05-2016, 03:48 PM
Dr. Dauer was very informative really nice guy, nice modern office and very clean.
I also had a second appointment with AlviArmani to meet the surgeon
i have to say anyone investigating a hair transplant or cosmetic surgeon, you need to sit with the surgeon, i think it says something about the experience when you make an initial appointment and only the sales person meets with you.
Kind of feels like you are buying a car, this is surgery, of those that i met with a sales person i made a second appointment to meet with the surgeon.
AlviArmani has some of the best photos and videos, they only do FUE. During my second visit i got to meet the surgeon Dr. Baubec, very informative and professional, but i am skeptical of this place as i never see anything posted regarding their Beverly Hills office. I discredit the information of the original Canadian office but wonder why Dr. Baubec does not distance himself by opening a practice under a new name.
Dr. Dauer has convinced me as other doctors recommended to do the FUT procedure. A dense natural looking hairline is my main concern on my list to meet with
Dr. Mohebi
Dr. Feller
Dr. Shapiro
Dr. Rahal

J_B_Davis
08-07-2016, 01:25 PM
I really appreciate your post but I need to be clear. I'm not saying Dr. Baubec is ok because I do not know one way or the other. I simply wanted to point out the logic in how one should view him, his clinic, and the actions of the former medical director in the Canadian office. From a distance, he looks good as a standalone doctor, but for me it doesn't go any further than that because I have no experience with the man short of a few pleasant personal notes. I hope this is clear and thank you again for your comments:)
Sorry about that Joe, I misread your post. I think it makes sense for a person to first decide which procedure is best for their particular case and then focus on finding the most experienced and skilled at that procedure. If it's manual FUE find someone who really does a lot of FUE, I think that is becoming more rare according to what Spencer and Joe have said on TBT. If strip, research the very best strip doctors. If it's artas FUE, make sure the doctor really has experience using it and speak to patients who had it done and I think in this case that it is 100% necessary that the doctor is an IAHRS surgeon since they are going to be the most overall experienced so if they use the robot at least they know what they a doing. I would also be very wary of doctors who are offering other cosmetic procedures. Go to someone who only does hair. If they are doing liposuction, laser skin rejuvenation, botox and in my opinion even scalp pigmentation unless the surgeon has a really well respected reputation, I would avoid these clinics.

HTsoon
08-14-2016, 07:23 AM
I think Dr. Mohebi does good work, he has a Snapchat if you follow him he shows himself doing the critical aspects of the procedure like scoring the FUE grafts and creating the recipient sites. Dr. Ziering is on plastic surgeon TV show, it looks like he runs an operation similar to Bosley, do your research that's all im going to say. Alvi Armani used to be the rage when I began researching hair restoration 10 years ago, he used to be in Canada, it seems he also runs his operation like Bosley.