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Third Procedure: 4 month update (120 days post-op)

Hello everyone,

Today is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 and I am now 4 months post-op from my Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) scar revision procedure with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, TX.

As I have talked about in my previous surgeries, the 4-month mark is one of the most exciting parts of a hair transplant because that’s when the grafts start to wake up and sprout. At this point, a few of the 50 single hair grafts in my frontal hairline and a lot of the 265 grafts in my suture line are finally starting to grow.

I haven’t had a haircut since the 3 month mark and I will most likely do a 4-guard around the suture line again as at this point, anything shorter could create a crease line in the back of my head.

I’ve been asked if I would ever do a fade style haircut and I will consider trying it when I get to at least 6 to 7 months post-op so that most of the grafts have grown out and I won’t have any crease line issues.

Check back next month in June when I reach 5 months post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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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4 month update (123 days post-op)

Hi everyone,

Today is November 14, 2014 and I am now exactly 4 months to the day or 123 days post-op from my surgery with Dr. Matthew Huebner.

I feel like now things are finally starting to happen. New hairs are growing in and they are starting to blend in with the transplanted area that is still pretty red. If you look at my three month update compared with this one, my gosh, what a difference!

A week ago I got my second haircut since the day of surgery and today’s photos are a good measuring stick for what my face and scalp it will look like once all of the new hair grows in.

The new hairline is still very short so while new hair is coming in, it’s strange styling my hair from my old hairline.

One thing I’ve noticed over the past month is that whenever I scratch or massage my scalp, sometimes these hard, sand-like zit things get caught under my fingernail and sometimes they have hairs. I was told by Dr. Huebner that because it was very hard it was an old graft from the day of my surgery that never fell out but I didn’t lose the hair follicle as they are securely in place by the 10th day post-op.

I also had a huge zit on the right side of my frontal hairline that popped out a lot of pus and a small single hair but I was told that ingrown hairs are normal and I don’t have to worry about losing a hair follicle as they have all long healed by now.

Check back soon for another update at five months.

All my best,

-Lance

Note: Later in 2014 Dr. Huebner created his own practice called Natural Transplants.

Check out my 4 month post-op video on my YouTube channel.

three blind mice

 

These small, hard, zit-like things came from three different parts of my scalp. The top and bottom ones came from behind my frontal hairline, while the middle one came from my suture line. I surprisingly have a had a ton of these come out, especially on the suture line, over the past month.

mult unit

This multiple follicular unit came out like a hard, piece of sand when I was scratching an itch on the top of my head last month.

At first I was concerned that I may have lost this slit graft as it had a lot of hair that came out, but Dr. Huebner told me that because it was so hard it was a dried up graft and it only takes a few follicular cells to remain to grow new hair.

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