Totally agree, however its virtually a decade ago which is a lifetime in the hair transplant industry, FUE was in its infancy at that point.pjhair wrote: ↑7 months ago Keser and Frietas are my top choices then. Hasson and Wong are good but the following result on an Indian patient has created some hesitation in my mind.
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That's a horrible result for 6000 grafts. It's especially bad as the procedure was FUT, a procedure with a better yield than FUE. It's a very small sample size and any surgeon can get bad results but it has planted a seed of doubt in my mind especially because the guy has similar physiology than mine. The guy must be devastated. He flew from India and probably had to save several years so that he could get the procedure (salaries in India weren't that high back in 2011). All he got in return was a joker scar at the back of his head.
The last pictures he posted were at 7.5 months mark. He never posted again which make me suspect that he didn't get much growth at one year mark.
in my opinion I think you underestimate the number of failed cases even by top surgeons, In this case no surgeon is likely to understand the physiological or surgical issues that caused this to be a bad result. I would peg it at 3-5% of cases even among top surgeons ending up something like this, however also consider that all clinics methods including HnW will have improved and in many regards even over the past decade.
I totally get the seed of doubt it may cause, but without context of looking at a hundred cases from top surgeon after top surgeon it says very little about Dr. Hasson. Keser has various bad results, I haven't seen any with Freitas but the sample size of patient posted results is much smaller. The fact that its from so long ago also means I would virtually say throw it away entirely as a means of analysing who you want to go with. If you see a bad result from a surgeon that is considered top tier, unless you're basing your conclusion on a large sample size from a large community of doctors and their individual results it tells you virtually nothing other than that it is likely that a certain X factor (read unknown variable, not simply bad luck) that causes a surprisingly large amount of people to get poor results.
You see a lot less of this with surgeons like Keser and Konior in general as they are much slower in their approach, less grafts in a session and are doing everything individually which leads to less room for procedural fault, however even for these doctors they occur. Pekiner trained under Keser and takes a similar approach yet one patient had two surgeries with him, both failing for unknown reasons.
Result too long ago to be relevant, and it says nothing other than a statistical reality of hair transplants that no surgeon is free from poor results, there will be many you'll find with all of them if they have enough of a patient posted sample size to look at.
"The guy must be devastated. He flew from India and probably had to save several years so that he could get the procedure (salaries in India weren't that high back in 2011). All he got in return was a joker scar at the back of his head. "
This sort of thing is relevant for people considering whether they can afford a transplant and understand the risks, but it is purely an emotional argument, it doesn't say anything about this particular doctor. In your case, particularly as you are likely to undertake a comparatively small procedure there will be less time out of the body for the grafts which is of major benefit regardless of surgeon.
When you've seen as many cases from as many surgeons as I have, you tend to blame people's lack of a statistical approach to judging surgeons or naivety towards the idea of a guaranteed result much more than you will individual surgeons. The best piece of advice is look at as big of a sample size as you can of patient posted results from the surgeon, and secondly always mentally acknowledge there is a potential of needing two procedures to achieve good density because of that X factor, no matter the surgeon. Also consider their policy under a less than desireable result, some clinics like Diep's will basically tell you to fuck off, Hasson for example gave a written guarantee in advance to someone on another forum who asked of a refund if the result was poor. Most are in between and will offer a touchup.