3 Months Post-Op….with photos!!

Hi everyone!!

Well, it is safe to say that the last 90 days were some of the slowest of my life!!   Time seemed to just drag on and on, yet I am finally out of my “ugly duckling” phase, and starting to experience some growth!!  I knew it was coming, and couldn’t be happier that the 3 month mark finally arrived.  It has been great to see the dramatic changes that have taken place in just the past month.  I am shocked at how much of a difference my hair growth (even the little bit that I have started to get….with a lot more ahead) has started to make in my overall self-confidence.  Better yet, people seem to notice that I somehow “look different”, without being able to “place their finger on it”.  The only people who really know what’s changed my appearance for the better, are my close friends and family who know about my restoration procedure.

As I write this, I am now 3 months and 1 week post-op with my 4737 graft transplant with Dr. Rahal.  The majority of all the numbness and phantom sensations in my scalp from the surgery are gone.  The shock-loss around my scar is getting less and less noticeable as my hair begins to regrow in the area, and the “pimples” that I was getting where the transplanted hair is trying to poke through are getting less and less frequent as well.  All in all I feel great, and can’t wait to see what the next 9 months hold as my growth reaches maturity!!!  I buzzed my hair with clippers (1-guard…the shortest setting) for the last time this past Tuesday (2/19) and for the first time since my procedure am going to let it grow out naturally now.  I was kinda used to shaving down and rocking the scar/tough guy look….but my hair is starting to grow in better than I thought at this stage, and I am excited to see what it is going to look like at the longer length.

I am posting several photos this time around, as I wanted to try to get as many angles with as many different lighting settings as possible.  I apologize in advance for the redundancy of these photos, however I felt it was the best way to try and accurately depict (through photos) how my hair currently looks in person…even with just slight variations in camera angles/shots.  These photos were all taken with my iPhone 4S, and were taken exactly 90 day from the date of my procedure.  Some of the photos were with a flash, other with just ambient lighting, and others in an unlit room during daytime!

As always, please feel free to ask me any questions or share any comments along the way, as I update you all on my journey!  There have been so many people who have been a huge support for me throughout the process so far, so I am happy to do the same for anyone else if I can!!

Thanks for reading everyone, and I’ll see you all again next month when I update my blog with my 4 month summary with photos!!

 

Best,

 

Mike

Comments

  1. Congrats! Now is the fun part-watching it grow. Can’t wait to see the next update.

  2. You’ve officially finished the toughest part! Take lots of pictures of your progress every month now!

  3. Those are some serious tats! All looks good and right on schedule. The hairline angle at the temples looks absolutely spot on for your face. Thanks for the update.

  4. Galileo says:

    You have the very same baldness pattern and gravity as I have, which must have been difficult for you considering your relatively young age.
    (I Also have the same scar now!).

    Except that I got total 3700 grafts.
    So, indeed, I think that, ideally, I will need at least some 1000 more grafts to have the same results as you; when I can find the money, I’ll see.

    Merci d’avoir envoyé ton témoignage et tes photos.

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