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Third Procedure: 1 Month Update (34 Days Post-Op)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Monday, February 20, 2017 and I am now 1 month and three days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

Last week on Saturday, February 11 I got my first haircut since my surgery that blended the top and front of my hair with the back and sides, which are still growing out. You can still kind of make out the linear scar from my second procedure and I feel like a lot of the hairs that were placed into the suture line have hung on since my surgery day.

When looking at my scar, I feel like my left side stretched wider than the right side.

Concerning my left temporal peak and left side of my hairline, the hairs from the day of my surgery have fallen off and there’s almost no sign that I had any hairs transplanted there.

In my previous experiences, it won’t be until month 4 when the transplanted hairs really start coming in so we’ll just have to sit tight.

Check back next month on March 17, when I reach 2 months post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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Third Procedure: Day 8 Post-Op (1/25/2017)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2017 and I am now 8 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

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.

Thank you for following my progress and check back next month on February 17 when I reach one month post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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Third Procedure: Day 7 Post-Op (1/24/2017)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and I am now one week post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

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

Check back tomorrow when I reach 8 days post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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Third Procedure: Day 5 Post-Op (1/22/2017)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Sunday, January 22, 2017 and I am now 5 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

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.

Check back tomorrow when I reach 6 days post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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Third Procedure: Day 4 Post-Op (1/21/2017)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Saturday, January 21, 2017 and I am now 4 days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

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.

Check back tomorrow when I reach 5 days post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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Third Procedure: Day 3 Post-Op (1/20/2017)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Friday, January 20, 2017 and I am now three days post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

Compared with my previous FUT/strip surgeries, 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.

Check back tomorrow for my Day 4 update.

All my best,
-Lance

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Third Procedure: Day 1 Post-Op (1/18/2017)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well as steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is January 18, 2017 and I am now one day post-op from my follicular unit extraction procedure.

This procedure filled in my linear scar from my second FUT/strip procedure and also placed some one-hair grafts in my frontal hairline and left temporal peak.

I had my hair rinsed by the surgeon’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.

Check back tomorrow at two days post-op.

All my best,
-Lance

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Second Procedure: One Year Update and Final Result (366 Days Post-Op)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well at steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Friday, November 11, 2016 and I am now one year post-op from my second hair transplant procedure.

After two procedures and more than 12,000 total hairs, my follicular journey is complete. My hair is full, thick, and has the design and shape I feel I should’ve had all along.

Below are some pictures of me that compare the results from my first and second procedures, and it was worth it for me to do the second procedure.

My linear scar healed much better this time than last as I spent two months out of the gym and had to reset my programming. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I was sick a lot this year and haven’t really maxed out much so I was able to maintain my strength and muscle mass while my suture line continued to heal.

 

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These pictures compare my results from my first procedure with Dr. Huebner back in 2014 to my second procedure in 2015. Although my hairline and temporal peaks have been built out, you can still see some thin areas that needed to be filled in. Compare them with the pictures from my second procedure, and you can tell how much thicker my temples are. You’ll also notice my left corner used to be more round and is now more square. 

As I mentioned back in July when I celebrated my 30th birthday, whenever I look at pictures of myself prior to my two surgeries I honestly don’t recognize the man I see in those pictures and I’m glad that’s not me. The hair really does make a difference in my appearance.

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Unfortunately my second scar has also stretched, although not as bad as my first one, so at some point this upcoming year I will have my linear scar filled in via FUE.

To all of my followers and anyone out there looking to embark on their own follicular journey, I hope I’ve provided the best possible map. It’s been a privilege to share this journey with you all and as always if you ever need to reach me, I’ll be here to help you embark on your own follicular journey wherever it may take you.

All my best,

-Lance

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Second procedure: 11 Month Update (334 Days Post-Op)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well at steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Monday, October 10, 2016 and I am now 11 months post-op from my second hair transplant procedure.

Like I said back in June at the 7 month mark, the 11 month mark is one of the most exciting parts of a hair transplant because at this point I pretty much know what my final result looks like; the one year mark is almost like a formality.

Concerning my linear scar, although the second scar healed much better than my first one because of my extended absence from the gym this year, I still plan on having my scar filled in via FUE with Dr. Daniel McGrath in Austin, Texas some time in the spring.

I’m not sure how much more hair will grow in from months 11 to 12, but I am so happy and grateful for the result I have after two procedures.

Check back next month in November when I reach my Follicular Journey’s final result.

All my best,
-Lance

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Second Procedure: 10 Month Update (312 Days Post-Op)

If you would like to learn more about my story and how a hair transplant procedure can regrow your hair, feel free to email me or contact my patient educator Steve Cook at 305.416.8418 as well at steve@mcgrathmedical.com.

Hello everyone,

Today is Sunday, September 18, 2016 and I am now 10 months post-op from my second hair transplant procedure.

I’m a bit behind on this month’s update as I’ve dealt with a bad sinus infection for the past two weeks but I’m feeling much better now.

As the months continue to fly by, I am just ecstatic with how everything looks.

Since late July I’ve been able to get a consistently short  haircut with a No.4 guard on the back and sides and it looks fantastic!

Compared with how I looked at this time a year ago when I decided to do the second procedure, my hair now is much more thick and I can style it how I prefer with a faux-hawk style.

It’s hard to believe that I am nearing the end of this journey but even with two months left, there is still plenty more growth to go.

In other news another one of my followers Rich had his first procedure a month ago on August 12 and has written his own hair transplant blog called Get Your Hair Back Blog. If you get a chance, definitely check out his blog and also check out Aaron’s blog at Follow My Hair.

Check back next month in October at the 11 month mark as I close in on my final result. 

All my best,
-Lance

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