Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2017 and I am now 8 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
At this point I am finished with my recovery and am now just waiting for the hair in the back and sides of my head to grow out to cover my scar.
The day before and the day after my FUE procedure with Dr. McGrath, I interviewed him and my patient adviser Steve Cook and when I get a chance, I will upload the videos of the interviews.
Dr. McGrath has been practicing hair transplant surgery for more than 14 years and Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the hair transplant industry so their advice and experience are definitely worth listening to.
Thank you for following my progress and check back next month on February 17 when I reach one month post-op.
Today is Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and I am now one week post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure (FUE) with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
All of the crusts that were in my suture line are now gone and tonight was the last time I used the bacitracin on the extraction sites above and around my suture line. A lot of hairs that were placed in the suture line, left temporal peak, and frontal hairline have hung on after the crusts have fallen off, so it’ll be interesting to see if they continue to stay on over the next couple of weeks. Once the hair on the back and sides grows out and covers my scar, I’ll get a haircut to blend everything in.
I think tomorrow will be my last recovery update as I am now waiting for the numbness in parts of the back of my head to subside and I will return to my workout regimen next wee
Today is Monday, January 23, 2017 and I am now 6 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure (FUE) with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
All of the crusts that were in my frontal hairline and left temporal peak are long gone and I feel like I have about a quarter of the crusts left in my suture line. Despite how fast the crusts have fallen off, I feel like a lot of the hairs from those crusts have stayed behind, and I’m still placing the bacitracin on the extraction sites.
One other thing I wanted to mention is that I have some residual numbness on the back-left and back-right parts of my head but the only time I feel it is when I lie down with my head on the ground like when I stretch. I don’t feel any numbness when I sleep.
Check back tomorrow when I reach one week post-op.
Today is Sunday, January 22, 2017 and I am now 5 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure (FUE) with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
My scalp is continuing to heal well and today was the first day I put my head directly underneath the shower head. About half of the crusts in my suture line have fallen off and just about all of the crusts in my left temporal peak and frontal hairline are gone too.
The extraction sites have pretty much healed up by now and I think today will be the last day I use the bacitracin.
Today is Saturday, January 21, 2017 and I am now 4 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the grafts are really starting to fly off my scalp and at this point I’m not sure if I will even do 10 days’ worth of updates because I doubt the grafts will stay on by then.
The grafts in my left temporal peak have all shed and the grafts in my frontal hairline are just about gone. Meanwhile the grafts in my suture line are still there but many of them are beginning to shed.
I am still washing my grafts with the pads of my fingers and rinsing them with a cup in the shower and the extraction sites have also healed extremely well with the bacitracin.
Today is Friday, January 20, 2017 and I am now three days post-op from my follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
Compared with my previous FUT/strip surgeries with Dr. Huebner, I’ve noticed the grafts from this FUE procedure are not nearly as large and I think a few of the grafts are beginning to shed, especially in my left temporal peak and left side of my frontal hairline. The grafts in my suture line are still hanging on and I am gently washing them with the pads of my fingers and still using a cup to rinse them in the shower.
The extraction areas in the back of my head are continuing to heal well via the bacitracin and the sites look much better now compared with the day of my surgery.
Today is January 18, 2017 and I am now one day post-op from my FUE procedure with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
This procedure filled in my linear scar from my second FUT/strip procedure with Dr. Matthew Huebner of Natural Transplants in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and also placed some one-hair grafts in my frontal hairline and left temporal peak.
I had my hair rinsed by Dr. McGrath’s nurses earlier in the day and then had an evening bath where I rinsed my hair with a cup of warm water.
Once a day I will use Bacitracin on the extraction sites and will spray my grafts 4 to 5 times an hour with saline solution.
It was also my first night after the surgery and although a bit uncomfortable, it wasn’t nearly as bad as my previous two strip procedures.