Category Archives: Second Procedure Progress

These posts cover my 12 month progress from my second FUT/strip procedure with Dr. Matthew Huebner in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Second procedure: 5 month update (152 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is Monday, April 11, 2016 and I am now 5 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.

More hair is gradually growing in behind the grafts from my first procedure so a lot of the thin areas like in my right temple are filling in. From months 4 to 6 the hair finally starts coming in but it comes in very patchy like the hair on your forearms so if it’s your first procedure you won’t be able to style your hair from the new hairline until about 7 months post-op.

As you can tell from my pictures and video I’m not home in Washington, DC as this week I am on vacation in Austin, Texas where I visited my friend and former patient adviser Steve Cook who now works for Dr. Dan McGrath. The best way to reach Steve is steve@mcgrathmedical.com or at 305.416.8418

As I’ve said before, Steve is a fantastic resource for hair transplants and is a wonderful advocate for patients and Dr. McGrath is a wonderful and talented surgeon who also performs the multiple follicular unit procedure like Dr. Huebner.

As much as I praise Dr. Huebner’s work as he’s operated on me twice, he’s not the only qualified surgeon worth looking into to have hair transplant surgery with. I highly recommend Dr. McGrath’s practice as he also performs the strip method with the multiple follicular units just like Dr. Huebner.

I don’t work for any one hair transplant surgeon, I work for you all, the guys (and gals) who are looking to do this surgery so I want to help you all find the best surgeon for your needs and Steve can help point you in the right direction.

Unfortunately it’s more common to get a bad result in this industry than a good one so knowing which surgeons can give you an undetectable and fantastic result can put you on the right path.

Check back next month in May at the 6 month mark.

All my best,

-Lance

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Second procedure: 4 month update (121 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is Friday, March 11, 2016 and I am now 4 months post-op from my second hair transplant procedure on November 11, 2015 with Dr. Matthew Huebner of Natural Transplants in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Last month I mentioned that the 3 month mark is the most frustrating part of a hair transplant because after 90 days not much is happening. However after the most frustrating part of a hair transplant is, in my opinion, one of the most exciting parts because at 4 months you finally start to see some initial growth.

New hairs are growing in the weak areas in my temples and frontal hairline and what’s great is that the grafts from my first procedure disguise the new hairs from my second procedure so my progress will be subtle yet dramatic.

Following my first procedure it was a little strange having two hairlines up until the 7 month mark so this time around it’s nice to have one hairline and not have it so obvious.

My scar is looking great as I got a haircut right before this post with a No.4 guard on the back and sides and you could not see any noticeable crease line from the suture line. At this point I am back in the gym, the dojo, and the field and am not limited to any physical activity.

Check back next month at the 5 month mark as my new hair continues to grow.

All my best,

-Lance

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Second procedure: 3 month update (93 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is February 12, 2016 and I am now 3 months post-op from my second procedure on November 11, 2015 with Dr. Matthew Huebner of Natural Transplants in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

At the three month mark, I’m still waiting for the new hairs to sprout up but have been getting a lot of ingrown hairs and pimples. This is a good sign as the newly transplanted hairs are starting to wake up and I can see a few more little spuds starting to poke their heads through.

When I was at the 3 month mark after my first procedure I didn’t bother doing a video because there wasn’t a whole lot to talk about and in my opinion the three month mark is the most frustrating part of a hair transplant. You would think after 90 days there would be something to show for it but alas the hairs really don’t start growing until the 4 month mark.

I got a haircut the last week of January to clean up the back and sides of my head and my suture line has healed beautifully. I got a 4-guard and there was no crease line like how I had to be aware of after my first procedure. In fact I think it healed so well that I could have probably done a 3.5- or even a 3-guard and you still wouldn’t see it.

Check back next month at 4 months post-op when the transplanted hairs finally begin to grow.

All my best,

-Lance

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Second procedure: 2 month update (61 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

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

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.

At the two month mark, my natural hair and grafts from my first procedure are finally growing out and I have a few little spuds from my second procedure that are just starting to grow. My hair in the back is now long enough to cover my suture line and it healed really well due to my prolonged absence from lifting weights and working out.

I also resumed lifting weights today for the first time in 2 months and overall I felt really well moving around and lifting again. I still have some residual numbness on my left and left-middle parts of the back of my head so it’s only a matter of time before I regain feeling there. I lost about 12 pounds of muscle over the past two months and I am following Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength program to help me get back to my baseline strength and gain some of that weight back.

Looking ahead, this year I will turn 30 years old and like I said last year at this time, I don’t ever have to worry about going bald or losing any more hair for the rest of my life.

It’s a new year, a new me, and we’re off to a great start.

Check back next month at 3 months post-op.

All my best,

-Lance

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Second procedure: 1 month update (30 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is Friday, December 11, 2015 and I am now one month post-op from my second hair transplant procedure on November 11 with Dr. Matthew Huebner of Natural Transplants in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

After one month, not a whole lot is happening. I have some initial growth in the frontal hairline but not much else is growing from my second procedure. My regular hair and grafts from my first procedure are still growing out since my buzzcut on November 23  and the suture line has healed beautifully. For the past three weeks I’ve worn a baseball cap at work and ever so slowly the hair around my suture line is growing out to eventually cover it up.

As I’ve said before, you must refrain from any heavy lifting or rigorous exercise for at least a month after your procedure so that the suture line can properly heal. I’ve been more conservative in my recovery in that I will resume lifting weights a month after my suture removal, so in the meantime I walk about 20,000 steps a day (about 10 miles) to stay in some level of shape.

In my extended absence from the gym I’ve lost about 11 pounds of muscle from just not working out.

Check back next month at 2 months post-op after we ring in the new year.

Happy holidays and all my best,

-Lance

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Update: Back for more hair!

Hello everyone,

I have some excellent news to share with you all.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 I will have another hair transplant procedure with Dr. Huebner! This time around, the procedure will be performed at Dr. Huebner’s own practice called Natural Transplants.

The reason why I am having another procedure is to fill in some weak areas in my temples as well as fix the scar in the back of my head that didn’t properly heal.

For some reason, the right side of my head didn’t correctly heal as whenever I get a haircut, the right side of my head looks like it has a small crease like from a baseball cap. The lowest I can cut my hair around the scar is a 5-guard so Dr. Huebner will fix it by incorporating the old scar into a new strip creating a new suture line.

Concerning my temples and temporal peaks, I was told prior to my first surgery that one procedure can yield 30 to 40 percent density in areas that don’t have any hair so sometimes a second procedure is needed to create a finished product.

Just like last year I will post monthly updates for every month of progress for 12 months and I will also post an update for every day of my recovery for 12 days.

I look forward to taking this journey again and sharing my experience with you all.

If you have any questions by all means, feel free to email me .

All my best,

-Lance