View Full Version : Dr. Rahal, 2803 grafts into the Crown. 16 months Post Op result. UK Patient.

El Nino
05-19-2009, 11:02 AM
Hi Everybody!

I had a crown only HT 16 months ago with Dr. Rahal in Ottawa and I'm thrilled with my result. Here are my results including some details;

Age: 28 at the time of HT, nearly 30 now.

Level of loss: I was a NW 3 Vertex and had been for about 4 years.

Medications: Finastride 1.25mg E.O.D since January 2008 to present. Rogaine Foam 5% from April 2008 - February 2009.

Surgical Details: FUT method with Tricophytic closure. 2803 grafts, 188 singles, 1758 doubles, 857 triples = 6275 hairs.

Pre Op.


Post Op.


Pre Op - 5.5 months - 9 months - 12.5 months Comparison.


16 months styled with gel to Pre Op Comparison.



El Nino
05-19-2009, 11:04 AM



05-19-2009, 12:27 PM
dude this is awesome for 2800 in the crown, keep in mind that crown generally needs much more grafts than the middle scalp or hairline to produce density and coverage. u must be thrilled, couldnt get any better than this. i hope my upcoming crown surgery will provide me something similar, although i might not get so many grafts since i already had 2 strip but hope dies last !!


05-19-2009, 08:22 PM
Rock n Roll man!

El Nino
05-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Thanks guys.

I've just seen your pics, you had great results. Good luck with your next one.

07-17-2009, 08:19 AM
Looking very good El Nino.
Great pictures.

Mr. 4000
07-28-2009, 06:10 AM
great result, el nigro!

Man he did one fantastic job.

Sweet C
08-01-2009, 04:43 AM
I can't believe the improvement that can be made in the crown area !

09-01-2009, 02:31 PM
Hi El Nino
Do you think the meds are creating any growth in the crown area,also how are you finding the foam,any irritation to your scalp at all.
Thanks bm.

09-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Great crown results --- Congratulations!

El Nino
09-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Hi El Nino
Do you think the meds are creating any growth in the crown area,also how are you finding the foam,any irritation to your scalp at all.
Thanks bm.

Hi BM,

Just saw your question. I stopped the foam in February this year because I thought it wasn't helping. But I looked more closely at my pics a couple of months ago and realised that it was regrowing and thickening the area below the HT. I didn't realise at the time cos I was just looking at the transplanted area.

So I started using the liquid minox in July (only in the area below my HT) and it is starting to work again. I didn't have any irritation with the foam but found it a bit messy and it smelled and turned by hair silver! I haven't had any irritation with the liquid but it does cause my scalp to flake.

I haven't had any regrowth with the Finasteride but it has improved the quality of my hair, mainly by bringing back the pigment so it looks a bit darker.

Also, thanks to everyone else for the compliments.

09-22-2009, 04:48 AM
Good to hear you are getting some benefits from the minox.
I may try the 5% liquid once a day as the extra strength 5% irritated my scalp and i had loads of flakey skin(snow storm).

Cheers bm.

10-11-2009, 12:00 PM
I think it looks great El Nino!

Dr Rahal did a great job!

Congratulations! :)

10-17-2009, 01:01 PM
looks amazing, another top drawer result by rahal:)

11-11-2009, 11:17 AM
are you using any concealer?? this looks amazing

11-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Great result on the crown, but it looks like you had a hairline constructed too! Do you really consider yourself a NW3?

El Nino
11-16-2009, 05:47 AM
Cheers guys.

I have never used concealers.

My hairline is naturally high but very thick and I haven't lost a single hair from it. I considered myself to be a NW 3 Vertex (crown).