Doctor who performed the surgery was Dr. Michalis Georgiou at that time doctor at the HDC – he performs both strip and FUE. He left HDC and started his own clinic in 2012.
This is George story:
Since X wishes to remain anonymous, we call him George. George had a hair transplant at HDC, in August 2011 and this is his patient’s story. We will continue to publish his story at this blog
First Report August 2011
Background about my HT
- Part 2: Photos and patient story from the operation day
- Part 3: Photos shot from suture removal
- Part 4: Photos 8 months after the hair transplant
As I mentioned earlier I had devoted myself over a long time via Internet to find the best hair doctor for me. I’ve been a member of many different hair sites and had contact with many people who have undergone hair transplantation around the world.
I came in contact with many famous hospitals abroad, among others qualified surgeons like Dr. Rahal Hasson, Dr. Shapiro, Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Devroye, Dr. Feriduni, Dr. Mwamba and finally HDC. I wanted to choose the right clinic for me since a moderate result certainly would surely break me. I wanted to get a good tight hairline, minimal or no wounds on my neck and avoid so-called shock loss altogether.
I first contacted Dr. Rahal who is well-known doctor and famous about design of hair lines. I realized, however, through contacts over the network with some of his patients that they were not so happy with the density although the hairline was 100% natural. Dr. Rahal recommended me most 60 grafts/cm2 to create my new hairline. I know different surgeons have different policies about dense packing.
When I asked Michalis Georgiou about the density he said 60 grafts would not be satisfactory for me since I had great demands on the new hairline, and he thought I would need about 70 grafts/cm2 to reach my expectations. Ok different doctors have different opinions about dense packing. I met many Greeks and Cypriots from the Greek site that was very satisfied with their operations by dr. Michalis Georgiou.
I also met several patients personally and I was impressed by their natural hairline and above all almost invisible strip from the donor area. After meeting with Dr. Michalis he gave me confidence that I needed to make my decision and go on with the surgery.
I chose to do the strip mainly for two different reasons:
- 1st Cost – since Strip (FUT) is cheaper than FUE
- 2nd I was totally convinced that the strip would not be visible in the back of my head when I came in contact with some people who have undergone surgery with dr. Michalis, when their cut was more or less invisible. I intend not to shave my hair at any point in the future.
According to dr. Michalis, I have the opportunity to do two transplants to the strip or FUE if my hair loss continues. You will follow my progress regularly and I really hope the surgery will meet my expectations and I chose the right clinic for me.
Continue to read part 2:
Images and patient story from the operation day