Char wrote: ↑
3 months ago
What is your opinion of negative reviews about Dr. Cinik's clinic? I read some nightmare-inducing stuff like two girls using their phones while performing the surgery, overharvested donor area, pluggy and unnatural looking hairlines (I saw some of his patient's results and this is unfortunately true in some cases).
Are you sure they didn't drug you? Because I read one review where one patient was given an unknown pill prior to surgery and immediately fell asleep.
Was the operation performed by Cinik's technicians or Cinik himself? I assume since you chose the primary package he wasn't even involved in the operation itself.
Relying on technicians may be a gamble since you don't know which team you'll get. Were you aware of that?
Will you recommend his clinic for a higher Norwood such as myself? It's kinda funny that Cinik's team said you needed 2700 grafts for your surgery as NW2 when they stated I'll need the exact same number as a NW5 to fix hair line and crown.
The "unknown pill" is xanax. I'm glad that I took it, between that and the jet lag, I managed to sleep through 80% of my hair transplant, which is really the best way to do it. There is no reason to be awake during the hair transplant. You lie down and do nothing -- it's boring. To be honest, I'd also be afraid for some of the people on here and on HairLossTalk to be awake during their hair transplant, they might be obsessively compulsively trying to micromanage the medical staff to tell them what to do. I don't mean you by the way, I don't know you well enough to say that.
I was aware of what I was going into. I chose Cinik based largely off of a review from Spring15 on HairLossTalk, and because they had good service. I didn't want to have to take care of all of the hotels and all of the taxis and all of the drugs, they took care of that for me. I have had a good result that I am happy with.
Honestly, I think that your skepticism is irrational. They are extremely unlikely to butcher you. They're running a business, not a scam operation. I was there. They have a nice clean building with a lot of staff, where they do between 10 and 30 hair transplants a day. Their most valuable asset is their reputation. That applies to them and to Turkey as a whole, as this is a major industry for Istanbul. You're worried about it being a technician who moves the hair, but the head surgeon, Emrah Cinik, was the one who drew the hair line and did inspect the surgery before, during, and after. Moreover, given that the technicians do a ton of transplants that are evaluated by senior staff they will get better at it. Keep in mind that this isn't brain or heart surgery, don't make it more complicated than it is.
I will also tell you my greatest regret it with respect to the hair transplant: I didn't do it sooner. I had the money to do it as early as spring 2017, I should have done it then and gotten it over with and moved on. It's a fine procedure that provides a modest improvement in aesthetic and a significant improvement in peace of mind. Don't spend years agonizing. Just call them up, schedule your transplant, and get it over with, ... as soon as the quarantine is lifted lol. There is a peace of mind that will come to you a few months after the surgery, when you find yourself not only looking better, but also no longer worried as much about your hair. You'll find that when photos are taken, you'll be worrying about things other than how your head tilt makes you look more or less bald.
Also, if I have one criticism, it's that they probably didn't need to use 2,750 grafts for me. The front of my hair line is now unnecessarily thick, I think that 1,500 hairs would be enough, including 500 on the crown. But I have exceptionally curly hair.