I am 34 years old. My main issue with my hair (or lack of it ) is my deep temporal recession (as you can see in the pictures attached). The temples have been receding ever since I was 22. in the age of 26 or so, I have started to take propecia. the treatment pretty much stopped the receding and it is stable for the past 6-7 years.
It has always been my dream to have a hair transplant, but because I am very sensitive to ppl and work colleagues seeing me after the transplant and with no hair. I postponed the hair transplant as much as I could. I managed to get 4-5 months leave from work, so I’m hoping I’ll have some hair by the time I have to go back to work.
Estimations I got
based on the pictures I sent I got an estimation from Dr. Kul 3800-4000 50 grafts per cm2
Dr. Kul estimation was the highest from all the clinics I have contacted, but I saw it as a good thing – it’s because he plans to cover more of the scalp with hair and for better density. given my current hair loss stage and the fact, the hair loss has stopped for the last 6 years – I was cool with his estimation.
Choosing a hair transplant Dr
I liked the results of Dr Kul, and I love his hairlines designs, as I like more relatively aggressive hairline (and not the “half circle”, most sergeants do).
Another plus for ZEKERİYA KUL HAIR TRANSPLANT CENTER, is my great personal patient coordinator, Suzana. unlike other clinics, I got from Suzana very thorough and quick answers to my questions. she was very patient with me even though I had A LOT of questions. sometimes she misses a few of my questions, but overall she is super helpful, nice and provided me with all the answers I needed – And most importantly she made me feel like someone is with me throughout the process which is very important to me, As I’m doing the procedure in a foreign country.
First day – consultation
I arrived in Istanbul at 09:00 (12.3.19). ZEKERİYA KUL HAIR TRANSPLANT CENTER driver waited for me at the airport as Suzana said he would. I checked in the hotel, which is located 2 min walk from the clinic. then ZEKERİYA KUL HAIR TRANSPLANT CENTER driver waited for me at 12:00 to take me to the clinic (it was raining so I used this service ). Suzana welcomed me at the entrance and then I had some blood tests & heart rate checks. then I got photos of my current state. Afterward, I met DR. Kul he is a very nice person, he saw that my temples area was thin and asked me if I would like to transplant in that area as well to make it denser, I said yes and then he changed the grafts number for hair transplant from 4000 to 4300. he said that I have a good donor zone, and can reach 48 grafts per cm2, and that my average hair per graft ration is 1.9 (he wasn’t far it was 2.13 according to his machine analysis). then he drew a hairline he thought is good for me, it was ok but I wanted it a little bit lower and the temples with a little less angle. he said we will consider it after the head shave – only then and after the grafts analysis he can know my actual current state and we will decide together.
So, they shaved my head, took a few pictures (shaved) and then I went to this machine that supposed to count the grafts and hairs from the entire head.
then we went back to DR he agreed to do the changes I wanted. in the room there where like 5 very pretty girls, he drew the new line (with the tweaks I requested) and each gave her input. the whole prosses took 4 min or so. then I looked in the mirror and was happy with that hairline.
the whole prosses took around 8 hours (i waited for the Dr consultation around 3 hours) I got to the hotel at 17:00, with the hairline drawn on my shaved head.
I should say that breakfast is served at the hotel and lunch and dinner is served at the clinic.
Operation day 1+2
I got a really professional team (jasmin). I used the iPad they gave me as a mirror to see her work. she seemed very professional.
I didn’t feel the anesthetics at all and slept half the surgery.
after the extraction (that was made by jasmin) i had lunch and got back to the incision part which is done by the Dr himself. when that part is finished jasmin continued to the implanting fase.
the second day repeated itself.
after the first operation day my face was doubled in size and after the second one, it tripled! I look now like a giant balloon.
1st day – hairline and temples – 2400 grafts.
2nd day – 1929 grafts’
density – 48 grafts per cm
572 – Singels
900 – Triples
118 – Quadruple
6 – Quintpule
Hair/grafts ratio 2.13