Two hair transplants, first with another local Dr for 2018 grafts. The second with Dr. Alexander for about 1978 grafts. Dr. Alexander threw in an extra 178 grafts! He really is a great guy. I really wish I would have gone with Dr. Alexander for my first hair restoration and not a other local one but that’s now water under the bridge.
This is a post of my second procedure. I chose to go with Dr. Alexander for my second procedure instead of other for a few reasons. First, Dr. couldn’t guarantee me that he would take out the existing scar so most likely if I went back to him, I would have two scars – not acceptable; Dr. Alexander said and did take out the original scar. Second, I needed to have the thin parts of my 1st transplant filled in but Dr. Freidman would only put grafts uniformly across my frontal area so I would again have the same problem after the second hair transplant – thinner area in the middle and right side front. Dr. Alexander said he would fill in gaps and from the look of the transplanted area, Alexander did just that. Third, I didn’t like previous Dr’s after surgery care.
Fourth, I think Dr. Alexander is really hungry to be the best hair transplant surgeon in the country whereas other local dr has his dermatology side of his medical bussiness. Fifth, in my opinion my results from other Dr were at best average – more like mediocre. Lastly, I learned that having a lot of experience in the hair transplant business is not really a feather in a Doctor’s cap; I learned that a good hair transplant is about having a physician that is an artist as well as a good surgeon and I believe that Dr. Alexander is an artist and a great surgeon. Just like in every field, on a few people have extraordinary talent that shines above the others and I think Dr. Alexander has this talent. Also, I now know that a doctor that is a veteran of the hair transplant industry has a handicap.
Below are the pictures that Dr. Alexander took before and after my procedure. My hair preop was combed straight back. I will not be posting as frequently as I did for my first procedure.
The night of surgery was hard to get sleep. I cycled between sleeping for a few hours and waking up. Like my first surgery, I had a splitting head ache all night. The donor area was a bit more painful this time around probably because this is the second time through the procedure and my scalp was tighter. Needless to say I needed the pain medication.