My Rahal HT story.

Hi everyone,

I got home last night after 6 days in Ottawa getting a long awaited HT with Dr. Rahal & his team. The time has flown by so fast already and I’m one week post op. To put it simply my experience was amazing. Every member of Dr. Rahal’s team is not only professional and incredible at what they all do, but they’re wonderful people who do everything they can to make your surgery as comfortable as possible. To explain a bit more, I can say the days leading up to my transplant were some of the most nerve wracking I’ve ever dealt with. Not only am I afraid of flying, but I have an incredibly deep fear of needles, I had to face my two biggest fears at the same time in order to get my HT; so to put it simply when I got to the office in the morning, I was a nervous wreck.  However, almost immediately after a few minutes talking with Dr. Rahal’s staff and settling in, I felt unexpectedly at ease. There’s an immediate sense of professionalism and comfort his staff all provide when you arrive. I knew I was in good hands.

After some pre-op photos, I met with the great doc himself and went over the details of my hairloss, my expectations and what he felt was  the best course of action. A few strokes of the pen and voila, I had my new hairline design finished. We did a couple more photos with my hairline drawn in, and I was prepped for the procedure. Dr. Rahal wanted to run some checks on my grafts to be sure I was a candidate for FUE due to my wavy hair, so that’s what we did first. Oh and for those of you who suffer from a fear of needles, let me put your mind at ease; Dr. Rahal knows what he is doing, and employed an amazingly skillful technique to make the injections a real breeze. The doc did some test extractions and after a 10 out of 10 approval, we went ahead.

Although the procedure lasted the entire day, I actually felt extremely comfortable and quite relaxed for the majority of it. The only uncomfortable part of the procedure being the numbing injections, and like I mentioned before, they were far easier to deal with than I had expected considering my extreme fear of needles. As well as Dr Rahal, I was in the hands of Mike, his lead technician throughout the day. I know it has been mentioned many times before, but Mike is incredible, and I would like to extend an honorable mention to him because of just how skilled and comforting he is. If you decide to take the plunge and get a procedure done with Dr. Rahal, you will understand exactly what I am talking about when you meet Mike. So after I was bandaged up after the last graft implant,  the good Doc himself gave me a lift back to the Brookline Guest House where I stayed. Wow… that was easy!?

The recovery process has been extremely easy, and other than being a little sore the night after my procedure after the numbing injections ran out (that’s what the painkillers are for), I have been breezing by without a hitch. Mu swelling had mostly gone by day 5,  I’m now in the waiting phase. Once you have a look at my pictures, you’ll understand just how excited I am for the coming months!!! I can’t wait to post updates as my new hair grows in, it’s going to look unbelievable!

Thank you Dr Rahal & Team!

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for your photos and posts! It’s great that you mentioned the freezing/needles because that’s a huge worry for a lot of patients and it’s helpful to know they were manageable 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing your progress in the coming months!

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