View Full Version : 1513 strip / dr marco barusco / jan 6 2011

01-07-2011, 10:39 PM
Please tell me what you think

01-08-2011, 03:39 AM
how old are you man?

01-08-2011, 09:00 AM
I am not experienced enough to comment on quality although I'm sure it will look good. My question is are you on propecia or what is your plan to prevent further loss behind the transplanted region over the years ?

01-08-2011, 02:53 PM
im 26....im not on propecia but i will start taking it now....because obviously it would behoove me to since I made the investment in 2 hair transplants

01-08-2011, 03:06 PM
wow, well thats exciting to hear about you being so young and doing it, i read alot of docs frown upon it but im with you, fix it now, enjoy. would it be weird to know like ball park figure what it cost you?

and best of luck brother, do what makes you happy in life as long as it doesnt infringe in others right

01-09-2011, 12:08 AM
wow, well thats exciting to hear about you being so young and doing it, i read alot of docs frown upon it but im with you, fix it now, enjoy. would it be weird to know like ball park figure what it cost you?

and best of luck brother, do what makes you happy in life as long as it doesnt infringe in others right

thx bro...for 2 transplants both cost 14,300 total

july 2009 1490 grafts january 2011 1513 grafts

yes it would of been cheaper to do a bigger session but its also more risky and i did not know i was goin to want to lower my hairline and add more density till after the first one....that being said....its worth every dollar

01-25-2011, 06:41 PM
Dear Adam 7,

how is the healing coming along, you are two weeks out now from HT correct ? Are you able to go out in public or is the HT still very easy to recognize ? Would be great if you have time to post follow up pictures. I am really interested to learn about the 2-4 week post-op period and when things start to look back at baseline (you know, when does the swelling, scabs and redness go away so you look like you did before the procedure). Thanks.

12-03-2013, 02:59 PM
In May 2011, I had a fine head of hair but have always been very self-conscious. I work hard to maintain a good body and skin to look sexy so I decided to have a little transplant to fix my front line. I didnít know anything about hair transplants and had a bad result and lost more than what they(a doctor in FLORIDA) transplanted (600 grafts). I was shocked (I was 25 years old) and I decide in June 2012 to have another surgery to fix the bad results of the first procedure. I was wrong.
I went to Marco Barusco thinking a more expensive doctor and a larger procedure (1800 grafts) was going to fix my problem, plus Marco was very nice. He promised to reduce the scar that the first procedure left me and he promised to fix the results of my first procedure and improve my overall look.
I trusted him and decided to go through with this second procedure which cost $8,500(all my savings). Initially I used Toppik to cover the shock loss post procedure. Nine months after the surgery my hair looked even worse than after the first procedure. I became addicted to Toppik and could no longer go without it because the scar on the back of my head was red, thick and noticeable. The front line where the transplant was had lost a lot of density and was very thin(and look weired).
After a few months Dr. Barusco opened the scar up again and re-stitched it shut in an effort to make it thinner. The result was the same as before so after a few months and another payment of $1400 I did FUE on the scar which also had a bad result. He tried again and again the results were still very bad.
In May 2013 I told him I was done having surgery on my head as nothing was working and I asked him very kindly for my money back(the most hard period of my life). After all of the mess and unsuccessful procedures he told me that he agreed it was not successful and would help me get my money back.
I stayed in constant contact with Dr. Barusco as I expected to receive my money back in a timely manner. After a couple months of promises for answers and still not hearing anything Dr. Barusco told I needed to gather opinions for other plastic surgeons regarding my situation to prove the procedures were not successful. As expected, they all agreed with me that it was NOT successful. I complied in a timely manner and waited to hear a response.
Today, six months after I initially requested my money back, I received a call from an attorney saying that they are NOT going to give me my money back and instead offered more surgery. I informed them I am not interested in surgery as every time it has proven unsuccessful. I also received a message from Dr. Barusco saying that he doesnít want to talk to me anymore and if I want to talk I have to call his attorney.
Iím very disappointed in this experience because I trusted Dr. Barusco and didnít receive the results I was promised or my money back because of it. His message today was the final nail in the coffin Ė I felt betrayed.
Worst mistake of my life, it has been a nightmere for me.
Learn from my mistake and be very careful if you decide to have a hair transplant with him. Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there that donít really care about their patients.

12-03-2013, 03:00 PM
2 years and half ago, i use to be such an happy person, seems to be a million years ago, is ironic how such a thing can really change your life. My head of hair used to be so much better than today but in between i spent 12k to improve it and other money for propecia and other stuff. So what im left eith today is a huge scar very noticible (so embarrassing) and very wired hair line with hair direction not natural at all, very ugly to look at, so after all the money i spent today im a slave of toppik to look decent for friends and family and work. Nightmere nightmere nightmere What really hurts is that this people done that and not enough left me like you will leave a piece of trash alone, as soon as i asked some money back a lawyer contacted me. Be very carefull from this people, them and all the other hair transplant doctor are very well protected by law, you risk to be in my same situation with not to much to do, scarred forever, stolen of your image, self confidence , money , happiness, and many more. Im writing this with all my hearth, nobody deserve to be treated like this people treaded me. They seems so nice to talk to, and thats why i trusted at first .

12-03-2013, 03:09 PM
there you go back before this nightmere in 2011 and today

12-03-2013, 03:10 PM
I have way better pictures but they are to big to upload [Personal contact information removed]

12-04-2013, 07:09 AM
ahh man, unfortunately there is not too much to say about it, at first I promised me that with the trichophytic closure he was going to make my old fine line scar disappearing, and after I had a 4/ 5 time thicker scar completely bold, after he told me that with another openin and closing procedure he was going to improve it by 30 % but just got worst, the scar became more red and bumpy, after he told me to pay him again to do fue 1400 dollars but the result was still bad, and after he propose me to do again fue at no cost and some hair grew but really just a few, all of this took so much time of my life, they really send me to depression this people, I still cant belive I allowed this to happen to me, I really trusted this people , I cant belive it.

Today I cant even speak to the doctor, I have to speak first with his attorney, isn't this horrible?


12-04-2013, 09:30 AM
Turning back to the original poster, I'd love to see his growth and development. To my eye, it looks like Barusco transplanted too far back into existing hair--I wouldn't be surprised if there was really nasty shock loss.

12-04-2013, 12:44 PM
that's what happened to me, in the first pictures you cann see all my original hair before the surgery, the last pictures you can see all my original hairs gone to be replaced by those few hair from the back.

12-04-2013, 12:44 PM
that's what happened to me, in the first pictures you cann see all my original hair before the surgery, the last pictures you can see all my original hairs gone to be replaced by those few hair from the back.

Did you lose a lot of hair behind the grafts immediately following surgery?

12-05-2013, 09:16 AM
yes I did, today pretty much I lost all my original hair in the transplanted area, I have only those transplanted, and trust me withpout this surgery no doubt I was still with my original hair for sure, the hair shock was bad and they never came back

12-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Man, I'm so, so sorry. That's awful. I think avoiding shock loss is the most important factor in selecting a surgeon and in performing surgery. These guys that transplant aggressively into existing hair terrify me--it's such a gamble, and if you lose, the result is horrifying. The top guys--Cole, Rahal, etc.--always carefully transplant around the edge of existing hair.

12-06-2013, 05:59 AM
after all that happened and all the money they steal from me they also want 70 dollars to give me a copy of my file, omg this people are horrible, after spending all my money in this surgery, and they know it, the are asking me 70 dolllars for my file.

12-06-2013, 10:08 AM
I wonder if adam7 had better luck with his transplant?

12-06-2013, 02:21 PM
little recap

first I apologise for my English, im from Italy.

Marco Barusco is Brazilian.

So it all started with another Doctor ( I cannot say the name because I got my money back from the first one with a promise to don't say anything online about them), i was looking for a good consultation 3 years ago about my hair not because i was bold or i was bolding already, but just because i wanted to beat nature before the time, just to look good and to be attractive of course to girls, im 28 today so im really into that phase of my life where its pretty important my look.

I first went to hair club and they did not suggest me to do surgery!! but i didn stop to go around for consultation and i ended up to the first doctor.

I met this guy named Jose, very good talker, not a doctor and he pretty much conviced me that i needed a small procedure like 600 graft.

At that time my English was worst and i really never had bad experience with doctor at all (my father in Italy is a nurse so i have a lot of familiarity with hospital) so i really trusted the doctor in that clinic.

I decided to do the small surgery.

It didn't go good at all.

I was shocked.

I got my 2k back but i promise to don't write their name online.

The Jose guy, quitted working for that doctor and went to work for Barusco Marco, he conviced me that a person that could fix me up was MArco Barusco.

I really trusted him, i thought he was a friend

so i went there with my wife, he was sooooo nice, really nice person , i though that maybe with this person i could have any problem so he promised me to improve the look of my scar and improve my overall look.

8000 dollars(all my money), i waited waited and just a nightmere was coming, huge scar way thicker than the old one, huge hair shock, horrible overall look.

I was close to get a beackdown, not even when i los my mother i was so depressed for so long

The doctor tried to fix the scar

1 time he opened it and closet up again but nothing

2 time i paied 1400 dollars for fue nothing happened

in the mean time worst period of my life, i lost friends for this depression, almost lost my job, i stared to call my family in Italy les and less because scared and depressed.

3 time fue again and a few hair grew.

so in may i texted Marco Barusco, asking some money back , he told me ok i would love to help you , let me see what i can do.

6 month later , waiting and waiting he tell me that a lawyer will call me with the decision.

The lawyer (very rude) tell me that the doctor want to offer me another FUE.

So i told him that i don't want it because it doesn't work on me, and he tells me, ok than bye bye.

The doctor text me that he doesn't want to talk to me anymore and to talk to his lawyer.

I cryed all day long, was Halloween, so it took me 3 weeks to get better, today im just very desperate,

i contacted a lawyer, i asked the doctor to give me a copy of my file, the assistant contacted me, and the lawyer too, to tell me that if i want it i need to pay 70 dollars.


I KNOW IS VERY LONG BUT PLEASE READ, if you don't understand just ask me (sorry for my English im from Italy).

You person , have to know what you are going to deal with if you decide to do anything with this people.

Please, trust me, be very carefull!!!!!!!!!!

12-08-2013, 04:11 PM
I really wish we had a really good place to advertise this stuff so everybody before to go to this people will know with who they deal with

12-10-2013, 08:02 PM
today I recived a letter from MARCO BARUSCO lawyer, they say in the letter (pretty intimidating letter) that I have to stop writing this bad review online otherwise they sue me pretty much.

So I repeat to everybody, I just had a fight also with my wife about it because of course she is super scared, that who this people are.

They will do anything to stop the truth, after scarring me forever and leaving me with a really bad job and without any money I don't have anything to lose.

Just think if you get a transplant with those people that's what could happen to you too.

12-11-2013, 06:36 AM
What makes me more mad is that I tried with all my power to talk to him right after I recived a call from his lawyer, I really wanted to talk to him, not to tell him bad words but just to tell him how I felt and ehy he did ask a lawyer to call me.

I tried In every way to contact him and talk because I knew that one day this was going to get worst like is happening.

Im not that kind of person that don't do anything if stuff happen to him, I come from a really interesting family from Napoli, Italy so im used to not such easy life already.

I tried to leave him a voice massage (I was crying btw in the massage), I sent email I called the office and talked to the assisntat witch was telling me that the doctor was busy and he was going to call me later , but of course never happened, I live in NYC, I got on a plane with my wife, we went down to port orange in person to his office, my wife didn't want me to walk in because she was scared of some personal reaction, I told her ok I understand, so she went in the office asking the doctor if he wanted to talk to me and he says no, I was out in the parking lot crying, you have no idea what people are until hard moment like this happen.

So , I really wanted to talk to him just to have a good adult talk to avoid stuff like this to happen, I mean me writing my review on this website, him maybe loosing some business because of it, him to send me scary latter with a lawyer and stuff like this.

all I wanted to tell him is just to give me at least a part of my money back for me to get over this and move on, and start again a new life, witch is really hard for me to do so because I am broke because of it(barusco knew that that was all my money), I sold my car because of it I asked money to my wife because of it (never asked a penny in my life not even to my father).

so now lets see what we have? him maybe loosing business, me getting scary letter from lawyer and still with no money, so just before christms we are all upset (I guess the only happy person is his lawyer).

12-12-2013, 08:59 PM
you guys have to know this:

so on vitals.com I left my review on the 31 of November, of course 1 star, ive been tracking the situation of review on the web site and apparently ALL the bad review of the other patient and mine one are gone completely leaving space only to the 5 stars one.


Im shocked.

I leave to you the judgedment.

12-12-2013, 09:26 PM
I mean of course 31 october

12-16-2013, 06:46 AM
I am so disappointed because if I knew all of this stuff that people pay other people to write fake good review I was going to spend my 10k in cruises trips good life and a car instead this.

Today I want to post picture before and after my linear scar, wait a little bit and I will post it.

12-16-2013, 07:22 AM
as you can see, my scar today and my scar before BARUSCO TRANSPLANT, like he said before the transplant the scar supposed to look better, and look what happened after trichophytic closure, a normal scar repair (I wanted to do FUE but the doctor told me that I had to pay for FUE) and 2 FUE( payed 1200 dollars).

Before is almost invisible and after instead I have to use make up evry day to hide it.

12-17-2013, 09:26 AM
nobody should go through what happened to me, its horrible, I had no idea how it could scar my body my life my personality and many other things in my life this surgery.

12-20-2013, 07:46 PM
i cannot belive the doctor is accusing me of extortion when my life is compromised in so many way because of the surgery he have done on me.



12-21-2013, 01:04 PM
look at the front line , the hair are so wired now, iam really thinking to buz them short I will lok much better and my life will have a break from toppik and the no swimmingpool life iam living, but the scar is so thick and pink, what should I do guys?

this people left me with the biggest problem ever

12-23-2013, 06:41 AM
Esattamente, I really cant handle this life much longer than a few month with this damn make up to cover the scar evry day and the front line, I miss swimming so much and also I miss sky diving, I think I have to get a consultation with a few micropigmentation specialist, maybe they can help me with that, but again is not fair that I have to pay more money to fix something created by dr marco barusco , he btw made almost 10k to get me in this situation and he accuse me of extortion;

Its really true, some people really have no hearth.

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