Today is Thursday, November 23, 2017 and I am now 10 months and six days post-op from my Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) scar revision procedure with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.
I got a haircut on November 19th with a 3.5-guard around the entire suture line but I feel the barber kept the hair a little too long, compared with my last haircut.
If you’ve been following my blog and my channel for a while now, I’ve often mentioned that when you get to 11 months post-op you pretty much know what your final result will look like, so next month I will get a 3-guard around the entire suture line.
As I mentioned in last month’s post, unfortunately, I can’t get my temporal peaks cut at the same length as the hair around the repaired suture line. This is because when my temporal peaks were recreated during my first two FUT/strip procedures by Dr. Huebner, he used many density grafts that when they grow out, look great, but when cut short, they look pluggy.
This video at 3:35 from Joe Tillman’s channel, Hair Transplant Mentor, explains how hairs that are from the donor region are thicker and take up more room than non-transplanted hairs that have begun to miniaturize. When transplanted hairs reach a “sweet spot” in length, they cover a larger area than non-transplanted hairs, however, if cut too short, they will be noticeably different than the rest of my natural hair.
With next month being 11 months post-op, I pretty much know what my final result will look like and I am super stoked to see how short I’ll be able to cut my hair.
Check back next month in December when I reach 11 months post-op.
Happy Thanksgiving and all my best,