Second procedure: 7 month update (213 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is June 11, 2016 and I am now 7 months post-op from my second hair transplant procedure that I had on November 11, 2015 with Dr. Matthew Huebner of Natural Transplants in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

After the 4 month mark when you start seeing initial growth, the 7 month mark is another exciting time in the hair transplant process. Last time at 7 months I got my first haircut that blended the newly developing hairline with my natural hair and I couldn’t have been happier.

This time around I see a lot of new growth and density, especially in the weak areas of my temples. I haven’t had a haircut since April 30th so I’m a little cautious about how short I can get the back and sides done without a small crease line showing up. As I mentioned in last month’s update, my scar has stretched a little bit but that has more to do with my scalp’s flexibility and weight training habits than Dr. Huebner. My friend Jeff who had two procedures with Dr. Brett Bolton told me his second scar stayed pretty thin despite his weight training habits, so if anything it really depends on the patient.

In other news one of my followers Aaron had his first procedure a month ago on May 12 and has written his own hair transplant blog called Follow My Hair. If you get a chance, definitely check out his blog.

Check back next month in July at the 8 month mark.

All my best,
-Lance

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5 thoughts on “Second procedure: 7 month update (213 days post-op)

  1. Rick

    Hey Lance nice blog, you take away most of the frightening part of the hair transplant procedure . After your two surgeries and after the time needed to heal the scaring left by the FUT . have you experienced a permanent change in you scalp to the negative? mainly: constant pain, uncomfortable tightness, nerve damage, sensitivity, pain and headaches due nerve compression; or it is more like you don’t even feel the scar like you never ever had a surgery. thanks. r.

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    1. Lance Post author

      Hi Rick, thanks for your comment and I’m glad you like the blog.

      I only experienced pressure and uncomfortable tightness while the sutures were in following both procedures; the first night is always the roughest part. The recovery time following my second procedure was a little more uncomfortable because a lot more tissue was moved compared with my first procedure. Once the sutures are removed, you feel a lot less pressure in the back of your head and for the first 6 or so months after my second procedure I felt a lot of numbness in the back left-middle portion of my head but it has gradually gotten better.

      Unless I run my hands through my head and physically touch the left-middle of the back of my head I honestly don’t even think about whether or not I had a procedure done.

      One thing I do want to mention for full disclosure though, is that I have to be very careful when I get my hair cut because if I go too short a visible crease line will show up in the back of my head like if I wore a baseball cap. Because of my scalp’s natural flexibility and intense weight training habits, my second suture line has stretched a little bit. Although not as bad as my first suture line, some time in early 2017 I will have my suture line filled in via FUE by Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.

      Hope this helps!

      All my best,
      -Lance

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      1. Rick

        Hey Lance,Thanks for replying. it helps . I am considering FUT and one of my biggest fears is that my scalp will not be the same as originally and laxity will not be restored as you are breaking up the integrity of the scalp. And that I ‘ll be left with a permanent pain, numbness , and tightness in the back. I mean forever. I spent time looking at information and in most cases I find people coming back for a second FUT. which tells me it can’t be too bad. you seem to be re-assuring in the sense that the scalp comes back to almost normal with little feeling that there was a cut open and actually a piece of your scalp was removed.

        rick

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  2. Tony

    Rick, I also had the same exact FUT procedure as Lance at the same practice that he had his first.

    My head feels exactly the same way it did before the surgery. Im at 6 months and cannot feel the suture line at all with my fingers, nor can I see it.

    I got my first haircut around 4.5 months, and the stylist didnt even know I had a transplant.

    This will not be a problem as long as you go to the right doctor.

    I’ve followed Lance’s progress closely, as it has helped in educating me about what to expect in the recovery process.

    All in all, you got nothing to worry about as long as you choose a qualified doctor with a proven technique like Lance and I did.

    If you’d like to talk, feel free to reach out to me. We can exchange contact info.

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  3. Rick

    Hi Tony, thanks for the comments. I live in Europe and I ve been checking some clinics especially in the UK with good track records internationally. It is very reassuring to me to know that the scalp will go back to normal. It is an invaluable info to get it from the people that have gone through the FUT procedure themselves. Lance’s videos and story are very useful and you guys very kind to share your experiences with the rest.
    rick

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