View Full Version : 6228 grafts with Dr. Rahal

11-11-2010, 12:53 PM
Got my transplant done on Nov 8th 2010 by Dr. Rahal (in Ottawa).

Grafts details:
Total grafts: 6228
1s 835
2s 3508
3s 1792
4s 93
Total hairs: 13599

The entire procedure went from 6h45am until around 7pm which I understand is relatively fast for such a large number of grafts.

The procedure itself was long but relatively painless (thank you local anesthetic) although my neck got pretty sore after so much time laying back. But the staff was realy nice and accomodating so overall I had a very positive experience. I brought two DVDs to pass time but ended up being too dizzy to complete the second one.

The first night was not so good and I didn't manage to get any sleep. It was the dizziness and neausea which kept me awake more than the actual pain. (I ended up vomiting several times during the night.) The fact that you can't lay down to sleep didn't help either.

I felt much better the next day and went for a checkup. They removed the bandages and things look okay but now the face swelling started.

After 2 days the pain is almost gone and I don't need painkillers anymore. Went to see Dr Rahal for another follow up and it looks like the healing process is going fine so far.

Going back on Friday for another checkup. In the meantime, it's mainly a matter of resting (at a 45 degree angle), doing the proper hair washing steps and taking the medication.

11-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Wow, thats a lot of hair in one session...

Should look amazing when it grows out :).

11-12-2010, 12:21 AM
This will be a beauty - what incredible numbers - supersonic donor/laxity:cool:

I will watch this with great interest as potential for a true hall of fame result.
Heal and grow well!

11-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Hi folks,

It's been 10 days and I got a checkup with Dr. Rahal today. He told me that things are looking very good and on track. Getting the sutures removed next Monday and I'm really looking forward to this milestone.

I will post updated pictures when I have some.

12-01-2010, 02:14 PM
It's been a bit more than 3 weeks and here are some pictures taken earlier today. As you can see, as expected, lots of the hairs (and scabs) have fallen off by now.

Dr. Rahal said that everything looks good so now it's really just a matter of waiting. Really looking forward to see how things progress over the next months!

12-01-2010, 02:49 PM
that looks great! may I know your age range? late 30s? early 40s?

12-01-2010, 04:07 PM
that looks great! may I know your age range? late 30s? early 40s?

Hi valmont, I'm 37.

12-02-2010, 05:54 AM
Grow well!!:cool:

12-02-2010, 06:44 AM
Looks great, excited to see the progress for you, congrats.

03-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Hi folks,

Here are some pictures taken earlier this month.

I've very happy with the progress and everyone which has seen me before is amazed at the results so far. It's really making a big difference when looking from the front.

Looking forward to further growth in the next months!

03-23-2011, 01:51 PM
Your headform is perfect

03-23-2011, 03:38 PM
Look to be on target for about 4 months. It also looks like you recovered from any shockloss in the frontal area, if you did in fact experience any. I look forward to seeing the changes the coming months will bring you.

03-24-2011, 09:35 AM
Stellar - you are RIGHT on track! 4 months is literally just the start! Grow well - this one is going to be EXCITING!:cool:

03-12-2012, 06:15 PM
I'd love to see up date on this one!

03-13-2012, 10:08 AM
I'd love to see up date on this one!

Ask and ye shall receive.

His result was posted here:


Here are his photos from 7 months after surgery.


03-13-2012, 01:48 PM
Oh my god that's an amazing result! Thanks for sharing the link.

04-16-2012, 03:37 PM
Hi everyone,

Due to popular demand, here are some pictures I just took. Certainly not as good as Dr. Rahal, but should give you an idea.

Density is pretty good everywhere except the crown which is still pretty thin. But overall it makes a world of difference and I'm very happy with the results.


04-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Looks great Stellar. I had 5672 grafts with Dr Rahal in February and I was told my donor characteristics were similar to yours.

Follicle Death Row
04-16-2012, 06:24 PM
More pics. Great result. :) Kind of hard to think it was a bare nest up top not so long ago.

04-17-2012, 04:35 AM
Looking great, stellar. Thanks for the update!