Hello my name is Bullitnut on the Hairloss Forums, i've created this website to feature my own hairtranplant journey.
My goal for this site is simply to educate people a little about Hair restoration. I hope after reading my website potential
patients will make better educated decisions about their hairtransplants, and not make the same mistakes i have in the past.
Around the year 1997 i came across an advert in a mens magazine for the clinic, i soon decided after reading this that the place sounded fantastic. It claimed to be state of the art with experienced surgeons from all around the world. They claimed to be leaders in the field of hair restoration and said that they left other clinics behind.
Wow!! i thought i'll have a consultation, because at this point in time i was struggling to cope with my hair loss, i was only 22 and felt like my whole world was coming to an end and that no one could possibly love me with a bald head. I telephoned them and arranged a consultation.for the following week.
I was shown into a small room and was told to sit down, here a gentlemen told me to remove my hat and examined at my hair....... which to be honest was thinning a little but looking back it wasn't actually that bad at this stage, It was obvious i was loosing my hair but i still had plenty left. The man said he could help me and said that i was a perfect candidate for a hair transplant, he also told me that i would soon have a perfect head of hair again.
He then said in a rather pushy tone we are very busy so do you want it or what?......... I was a bit taken aback by this, but the thoughts of a perfect head of hair were ringing in my ear so i agreed. He then told me he would need a deposit of �1500 by the end of the week and said he would book me in for the surgery the following week and i had to pay the balance then.
When the day of the surgery arrived i was asked straight away as soon as i sat down for the money, the man(consultant) then counted it infront of me and for some reason he looked in a terrible mood. As soon as he had finished counting though he looked up and smiled.
I was then escorted into a small room where a young lady washed my hair, when she finished she led me to another small room and told me to sit on a chair that looked like a dental surgery chair.
The surgeon then came in and started to remove hair from the rear of my head, to be placed on the top of my head later. This took about five minutes, it hurt a little but wasn't too bad, which i thought was due to the anaesthetic just starting to work.
I told the Dr it was really painful, but he just laughed and said it won't be long, and to to think about all the hair i would soon have. I had no choice but to grin and bear it!............ It was awful and throughout the five hour operation blood just kept on running down my face and neck, it was a terrifying experience but he just kept telling me not to panic he said it was normal and that i just had a sensitive scalp.
I was told that my sutures would dissolve on their own in a few weeks, and was given some co- codamol for the pain.......... at this point i was shocked as the procedure wasn't explained to me beforehand so i didn't even realise i had had stitches.
They then gave me a short letter with aftercare instructions on it, which consisted of washing instructions etc. After about 10 minutes they opened the back door and said goodbye, leaving me to drive home dis- orientated only 10 minutes after a five hour operation.
Over the next six months this was confirmed as only a small number of hairs appeared on my head, and i might add they looked very unnatural and stuck out in all different directions, a bit like dolls hair. The most concerning thing though to me was that i suffered something called shockloss, which i have now found out is common, but i was not forewarned or told anything about this prior to my surgery.
So in effect i had payed |�3500 for 1500grafts, recieved around 250 and lost hundreds of old hairs. So i was much worse off after the surgery than before i even had the operation( and a lot poorer too!).
I was now in a situation where i could not even go outside without wearing a hat, and i had no choice but to get another hair transplant to add some more hair to my head, because i only had a small amount of hairs left on the top of my head and my confidence was shattered. So i began to save up for round two!!!.
I have also go two 7cm scars to the back of my head which prevent me from shaving my head and look so ugly i have to keep them covered at all times.
After discovering and reading the hairloss forums on the net, i have to my horror found that they are still around and have many dissatisfied patients. They sound like they are exactly the same as ever as there are loads and loads of posts from unhappy patients, which are about how people have been disfigured and ripped off by the clinic and their surgeons and unscrupulous salesmen .
Before having any hair restoration procedure, it is absolutely vital you do some serious research and check out the many different surgeons on all the hair forums.
Don't let travel be the deciding factor either because the results good or bad will last a lifetime!!. Have a look at Doctors websites, and have a look at all the negative comments on the internet, if any regarding the clinics you are interested in. You can do this by simply googling their name and u should find a wealth of useful info.
My advice which comes from someone whos been to a terrible clinic and then researched intensively for over 12months on the net, is to use Shapiro Medical Group, they are in my opinion the most ethical, compassionate and caring clinic out there.
They are helpful and extremely understanding of your hairloss situation, and in my opinion they are one of the very best clinic in the entire world...... true pioneers in the field of hair transplantation, with years and years of experience behind them. Their results are simply incredible many of which can be seen on all the major hairloss forums, and on my youtube channel
In my own opinion the best place to start your research would be on the hairloss forums,
is a good one that helped me a lot, there is an array of good clinics and doctors, as well as veteran patients always happy to help.
good luck with your hair restoration journey and please remember if your like me and have been to a poor clinic, there is still hope as in the hands of a skilled surgeon DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!!!!!
Firstly i would like to make it clear that neither Shapiro Medical Group or any forum have had ANY involvement in this website. The thoughts opinions, advice and recommendations on here are solely my own and i have not been influenced in anyway either financially or verbally by anyone..The fact that i am recommending the use of both Shapiro Medical Group and the Hairlossexperiences forum is simply because i regard them highly myself and have had positive dealings with both. This site is simply based on my own experiences and opinions and therefore i alone am responsible for its contents. I am not a doctor or a consultant and have never claimed to be and the whole purpose of this site is simply to get my experiences and opinions out there and if it helps anyone then all well and good
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