10 MONTHS POST-OP…….With Photos!!

10 MONTHS POST-OP…….With Photos!!

HOLY HECK!!!   I can’t believe it’s been 10 months since my procedure.   It really has just flown by.


I just wanted to update everyone here as to my progress to date.   I haven’t really seen any big changes from month 9 to 10, but I certainly don’t think that’s a bad thing; considering everyone who sees my hair now loves it.    I finally got the nerve to cut it pretty short this last time around, after I wore it long for a pretty large amount of the Summer.  The first few photos were taken at a festival I attended.  My hair was worn long, and spiked up on multiple occasions.  I have to say, I really enjoyed wearing my hair long and spiky!!   It was pretty cool, and I will most likely begin growing it out again.

Part of the reason I cut it short this time around, was that I had requests to see my hairline more readily in photos, as my bangs were covering it up.   I shaved the sides of my head down to a 3 guard, and used a 6 guard on top….and blended the two into one another.  As you can see from my profile shots, there is a small area on my left side (behind my ear) where I had a bit of shock loss that hasn’t fully grown back.   I’m still optimistic that it will…..as I heard sometimes it just takes a bit!!   Otherwise, my scar is barely visible at a 3 guard.  Next summer, I think I’m going to completely buzz my head again, just to see what the scar looks like all healed up!  Because it was a Dr. Rahal incision, I’m sure it looks amazing!! =)

The photos taken here were all taken with my iPhone 4S.   I tried to take as many shots from as many different angles as posible, to portray how my head would look if you were to walk around it and view it from all angles.   Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my procedure.  Best decision I’ve ever made, hands down!!   I feel that my right side my be a little thin still in the frontal scalp, but I’ve heard it is not uncommon to have a shed and then it will come back thick again.   Also, I plan to have my mid-scalp and a little more crown work done next year, so I can always have it addressed when I return!!


The first 5 photos taken were all taken with my hair grown out.  You can see in 4 of the photos that my hair is spiked, and then the one with my friends in the photo but not spiked.   The rest were all taken at home, AFTER I cut my hair.  The photos taken with my hair long, were taken just shy of the 9 month, 3 week mark!  The rest were ALL taken exactly 10 months post-op!!

As always, if you have any questions/comments/concerns, please don’t hesitate to share them with me.   I want to share my experience with people in the most honest way; in hopes that I can help others make the decision to have a hair restoration an easier one!!  =)

Thanks for reading everyone!   Until next month……..







  1. Thanks for another great update MIke! The long hair really suits you!

  2. Thanks for your update! I kind of like the shorter look 🙂
    Density looks great. Donor fantastic as well.
    From the looks of all these action shots it seems you are enjoying that new head of hair!!

  3. Thanks Mike for the updates, honestly looks fantastic! I’m glad that you are happy with the results and by the pictures definitely made a big difference!

    thanks so much!

  4. Mike! Looks amazing, would you mind letting me speak to you on the phone about it all? I’m so close to doing it but I want an actual opinion (other than a doctors) before I go through with it

  5. Hi Mike:
    I’m seriously researching getting the procedure done myself…may I ask what you paid in total, and do you think it was worth going out of the country, etc?
    Todd (in Tahoe)

  6. Danny- Not a problem at all. I am happy to talk to you on the phone!! I’m going to email you my number and we can chat whenever is good for you.

  7. Hey Todd. Mike here. it was a terrific decision for me personally, and I don’t regret a thing. Well worth the trip…especially to Dr. Rahal. If you want to chat on the phone about it or want to meet in person since we are so close (so you can see the results yourself), I’m happy to do so. Let me know. My private email is m.york@yahoo.com!

    Hope you’re having a great New Year so far!


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