My hairline transplant (1 year post-op overview)

itsamemario

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Jan 15, 2017
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I made a very detailed post about my initial experience here: https://www.reddit.com/r/AsianBeaut...experience_getting_cosmetic_surgery_hairline/

Please read that before you ask any questions that might already have been answered here!

(To those on the big KK groupchat, hi there I'm CC!)

Basic info:
- I had a short and wide forehead. Got hairline graft to make my forehead less wide, and a little bit to make it even shorter (I like small foreheads)
- Got FUE. In my unprofessional opinion, FUE is better.
- I don't know how many follicles were grafted, but I was not limited. They let me design the hairline that I wanted and even suggested for me to get a lower hairline.
- Cost 2.5 million won using a babitalk deal
- Went to JP clinic http://www.jpplastic.co.kr/#헤어라인 진작 할걸 (I chose it because of the good reviews on soyoung)

Preop pic
http://imgur.com/a/NxMQr
Sorry for the tiny picture. I rarely took photos of me in a ponytail because of my forehead.

Day 0
http://imgur.com/a/40iZ6
Lots of scabs and hair sticking up. I wore a hat on the way back home from my clinic. The hairline here looks lower than it ended up being (after recovery) due to the pen markings made by the dr, and the hairline looks denser than it'll actually be because of the scabs. If I had known this, I would have asked them to implant more :/ At the time I thought what I saw was what I was going to end up with.

Days 1-5
Very easy recovery, besides the scabs being super super itchy. In fact, I scratched off some off my scabs while I was falling asleep without realising, which affected my hairline :sad: You'll see later.
I wore a hat for the first 3 days.

Day 4
http://imgur.com/a/289XT
Sorry for the blurry pic, that's all I had. I went out for dinner with no hat. Looked pretty natural unless you stood right next to me. But if you're planning to go into work or school without a hat on day 4, people might be curious. I think if you have a fringe though, you can go back to school/work after the 1st day. (I actually expected that I would have to get a fringe to hide the hair transplants but turns out I didn't have to as the hairs fell out after some time.)
Implanted hairs are still quite unnaturally stiff which is why they look weird (they stick up) - they'll get softer over the coming days.
Scabs starting to fall off over days 3-6.

Day 10
Stitches removed from back of head (where incisions were made to take out the follicles). Pain: 3/10
Got a haircut at a salon 1 day after. You can't dye your hair or do any treatments (like perms etc) until 1 month though I believe.

Day 30(?)
I didn't really pay attention to my hairline after my stitches were removed. But basically your implanted hairs will fall out (reason why), and I think mine were all gone by then. It doesn't look like you're balding and there isn't any stubble, it just looks like you never got the hair transplant.

5 months post op
Noticed hairs started growing in. The rate of growth is same as your natural hair growth rate, so it was very natural and happens gradually. The hairs are also soft, unlike when they were first implanted, so basically no one can tell you've had this procedure. People aren't really observant to changes that you yourself might notice, so one day they might just look at you and be like 'hmm your forehead's gotten smaller'! (Speaking from a girl's POV since I had long hair that can cover the growth. It might look odd for people with short hair like guys).

7 months post op
https://imgur.com/a/geHwh
Patchy growth. During this time I would generally avoid doing my hair like this or put dark eyeshadow in the sparse areas. I was quite concerned that I would need to get more grafts as I thought it was going to stay like this forever.

10 months post op
https://imgur.com/a/pPbQW
Looking good now. I'm overall quite happy except for the sparse area in front of my hair parting which was exactly where I scratched off the scabs. So whatever you do, don't scratch your scabs!

If I had the money, I would go back and get it regrafted to fill the sparse areas and make my forehead even smaller, since it only costs 300k won to get a touchup. But it's not on my top priority now, maybe in the future. :smile:

Would I recommend the clinic
Dr's skill: 4/5
Other staff/consultants: 5/5 (consultants very friendly and informative)
Facilities: 5/5
Price: 5/5 (but I did get a babitalk deal. It's much more expensive now)
Post-op care: 2/5 (I only saw the dr for 45 seconds post-op. They forgot that I had to leave Korea the next day so it was my last post-op appt with them, and I still hadn't seen the doctor. He came out in the middle of his surgery with a bloodied surgical gown).
 

summerlux

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thanks so much for sharing!
if the implanted hair grows and falls out in the long run, does that mean you would have to go through the implant again?
 

itsamemario

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Jan 15, 2017
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Thanks for your review! Do you know if they have English consultant at JP?
No, and the dr doesn't speak English. I bought a translator

thanks so much for sharing!
if the implanted hair grows and falls out in the long run, does that mean you would have to go through the implant again?
The trauma of hair transplant will cause some follicles to fall out, so it's common to initially implant slightly denser than needed. But after that initial period, if the follicles stay, it shouldn't fall out under normal circumstances, even long-term. (Although I don't know if that applies to men with balding problems, as that's due to hormones).
 
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Pavillapopo

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Feb 24, 2017
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Wow!! Congrats with your surgery
Thx for sharing
I interested in hair transplant too.(still in finding information stage.
Because of my genetic,I think I may have hair graft in the future for sure:doh:
 

mlydzz

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Apr 14, 2017
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Thank you for the info! I may now only go for hair transplant instead of fat grafting on my flat forehead lolol
 

MissOrange

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Dec 10, 2015
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I made a very detailed post about my initial experience here: https://www.reddit.com/r/AsianBeaut...experience_getting_cosmetic_surgery_hairline/

Please read that before you ask any questions that might already have been answered here!

(To those on the big KK groupchat, hi there I'm CC!)

Basic info:
- I had a short and wide forehead. Got hairline graft to make my forehead less wide, and a little bit to make it even shorter (I like small foreheads)
- Got FUE. In my unprofessional opinion, FUE is better.
- I don't know how many follicles were grafted, but I was not limited. They let me design the hairline that I wanted and even suggested for me to get a lower hairline.
- Cost 2.5 million won using a babitalk deal
- Went to JP clinic http://www.jpplastic.co.kr/#헤어라인 진작 할걸 (I chose it because of the good reviews on soyoung)

Preop pic
http://imgur.com/a/NxMQr
Sorry for the tiny picture. I rarely took photos of me in a ponytail because of my forehead.

Day 0
http://imgur.com/a/40iZ6
Lots of scabs and hair sticking up. I wore a hat on the way back home from my clinic. The hairline here looks lower than it ended up being (after recovery) due to the pen markings made by the dr, and the hairline looks denser than it'll actually be because of the scabs. If I had known this, I would have asked them to implant more :/ At the time I thought what I saw was what I was going to end up with.

Days 1-5
Very easy recovery, besides the scabs being super super itchy. In fact, I scratched off some off my scabs while I was falling asleep without realising, which affected my hairline :sad: You'll see later.
I wore a hat for the first 3 days.

Day 4
http://imgur.com/a/289XT
Sorry for the blurry pic, that's all I had. I went out for dinner with no hat. Looked pretty natural unless you stood right next to me. But if you're planning to go into work or school without a hat on day 4, people might be curious. I think if you have a fringe though, you can go back to school/work after the 1st day. (I actually expected that I would have to get a fringe to hide the hair transplants but turns out I didn't have to as the hairs fell out after some time.)
Implanted hairs are still quite unnaturally stiff which is why they look weird (they stick up) - they'll get softer over the coming days.
Scabs starting to fall off over days 3-6.

Day 10
Stitches removed from back of head (where incisions were made to take out the follicles). Pain: 3/10
Got a haircut at a salon 1 day after. You can't dye your hair or do any treatments (like perms etc) until 1 month though I believe.

Day 30(?)
I didn't really pay attention to my hairline after my stitches were removed. But basically your implanted hairs will fall out (reason why), and I think mine were all gone by then. It doesn't look like you're balding and there isn't any stubble, it just looks like you never got the hair transplant.

5 months post op
Noticed hairs started growing in. The rate of growth is same as your natural hair growth rate, so it was very natural and happens gradually. The hairs are also soft, unlike when they were first implanted, so basically no one can tell you've had this procedure. People aren't really observant to changes that you yourself might notice, so one day they might just look at you and be like 'hmm your forehead's gotten smaller'! (Speaking from a girl's POV since I had long hair that can cover the growth. It might look odd for people with short hair like guys).

7 months post op
https://imgur.com/a/geHwh
Patchy growth. During this time I would generally avoid doing my hair like this or put dark eyeshadow in the sparse areas. I was quite concerned that I would need to get more grafts as I thought it was going to stay like this forever.

10 months post op
https://imgur.com/a/pPbQW
Looking good now. I'm overall quite happy except for the sparse area in front of my hair parting which was exactly where I scratched off the scabs. So whatever you do, don't scratch your scabs!

If I had the money, I would go back and get it regrafted to fill the sparse areas and make my forehead even smaller, since it only costs 300k won to get a touchup. But it's not on my top priority now, maybe in the future. :smile:

Would I recommend the clinic
Dr's skill: 4/5
Other staff/consultants: 5/5 (consultants very friendly and informative)
Facilities: 5/5
Price: 5/5 (but I did get a babitalk deal. It's much more expensive now)
Post-op care: 2/5 (I only saw the dr for 45 seconds post-op. They forgot that I had to leave Korea the next day so it was my last post-op appt with them, and I still hadn't seen the doctor. He came out in the middle of his surgery with a bloodied surgical gown).
You got a fabulous result for an amazingly good price! 2.5 million won is like $2,500 or £2000. I paid £4700 in the UK for the same.
 

coco100

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@Kaliyah @CC they actually have a english consultant now! I'm getting my hair transplant done there this summer so I've been talking to him a lot. He's amazing. Super fast replies, super informative and helpful.
 

Gantz

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Nov 12, 2015
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I made a very detailed post about my initial experience here: https://www.reddit.com/r/AsianBeaut...experience_getting_cosmetic_surgery_hairline/

Please read that before you ask any questions that might already have been answered here!

(To those on the big KK groupchat, hi there I'm CC!)

Basic info:
- I had a short and wide forehead. Got hairline graft to make my forehead less wide, and a little bit to make it even shorter (I like small foreheads)
- Got FUE. In my unprofessional opinion, FUE is better.
- I don't know how many follicles were grafted, but I was not limited. They let me design the hairline that I wanted and even suggested for me to get a lower hairline.
- Cost 2.5 million won using a babitalk deal
- Went to JP clinic http://www.jpplastic.co.kr/#헤어라인 진작 할걸 (I chose it because of the good reviews on soyoung)

Preop pic
http://imgur.com/a/NxMQr
Sorry for the tiny picture. I rarely took photos of me in a ponytail because of my forehead.

Day 0
http://imgur.com/a/40iZ6
Lots of scabs and hair sticking up. I wore a hat on the way back home from my clinic. The hairline here looks lower than it ended up being (after recovery) due to the pen markings made by the dr, and the hairline looks denser than it'll actually be because of the scabs. If I had known this, I would have asked them to implant more :/ At the time I thought what I saw was what I was going to end up with.

Days 1-5
Very easy recovery, besides the scabs being super super itchy. In fact, I scratched off some off my scabs while I was falling asleep without realising, which affected my hairline :sad: You'll see later.
I wore a hat for the first 3 days.

Day 4
http://imgur.com/a/289XT
Sorry for the blurry pic, that's all I had. I went out for dinner with no hat. Looked pretty natural unless you stood right next to me. But if you're planning to go into work or school without a hat on day 4, people might be curious. I think if you have a fringe though, you can go back to school/work after the 1st day. (I actually expected that I would have to get a fringe to hide the hair transplants but turns out I didn't have to as the hairs fell out after some time.)
Implanted hairs are still quite unnaturally stiff which is why they look weird (they stick up) - they'll get softer over the coming days.
Scabs starting to fall off over days 3-6.

Day 10
Stitches removed from back of head (where incisions were made to take out the follicles). Pain: 3/10
Got a haircut at a salon 1 day after. You can't dye your hair or do any treatments (like perms etc) until 1 month though I believe.

Day 30(?)
I didn't really pay attention to my hairline after my stitches were removed. But basically your implanted hairs will fall out (reason why), and I think mine were all gone by then. It doesn't look like you're balding and there isn't any stubble, it just looks like you never got the hair transplant.

5 months post op
Noticed hairs started growing in. The rate of growth is same as your natural hair growth rate, so it was very natural and happens gradually. The hairs are also soft, unlike when they were first implanted, so basically no one can tell you've had this procedure. People aren't really observant to changes that you yourself might notice, so one day they might just look at you and be like 'hmm your forehead's gotten smaller'! (Speaking from a girl's POV since I had long hair that can cover the growth. It might look odd for people with short hair like guys).

7 months post op
https://imgur.com/a/geHwh
Patchy growth. During this time I would generally avoid doing my hair like this or put dark eyeshadow in the sparse areas. I was quite concerned that I would need to get more grafts as I thought it was going to stay like this forever.

10 months post op
https://imgur.com/a/pPbQW
Looking good now. I'm overall quite happy except for the sparse area in front of my hair parting which was exactly where I scratched off the scabs. So whatever you do, don't scratch your scabs!

If I had the money, I would go back and get it regrafted to fill the sparse areas and make my forehead even smaller, since it only costs 300k won to get a touchup. But it's not on my top priority now, maybe in the future. :smile:

Would I recommend the clinic
Dr's skill: 4/5
Other staff/consultants: 5/5 (consultants very friendly and informative)
Facilities: 5/5
Price: 5/5 (but I did get a babitalk deal. It's much more expensive now)
Post-op care: 2/5 (I only saw the dr for 45 seconds post-op. They forgot that I had to leave Korea the next day so it was my last post-op appt with them, and I still hadn't seen the doctor. He came out in the middle of his surgery with a bloodied surgical gown).
Thank you for sharing your experience! :smile:

My question would be what happened to the donor site? Did the hair grow back or not? Some people say the hair will regrow and others say it won't. How is it looking now after 10 months post op? Do you have any pictures to share? If you don't mind of course!

Thanks!
 

itsamemario

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Jan 15, 2017
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Thank you for sharing your experience! :smile:

My question would be what happened to the donor site? Did the hair grow back or not? Some people say the hair will regrow and others say it won't. How is it looking now after 10 months post op? Do you have any pictures to share? If you don't mind of course!

Thanks!
They should definitely grow back... hair transplant is supposed to be a permanent procedure. If it doesn't grow back something went wrong. You can see my recent pics here: https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/my-v-line-at-the-face-dental.964961/page-2#post-31350730
 

Gantz

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itsamemario

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Ok thanks! You mean the new hair should grow (the transplanted) or the donor site where they harvested from?
Btw where did they harvest hair from? :smile:
Oh I thought you meant the transplanted area. No, hair will not grow back in the donor site as the follicles themselves have been removed.
I have no bald patches at all though and can't find the donor site anymore because the donor site was done in a thin zig zag line. They did it at the back of my head, around ear height.
 
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mlydzz

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Oh I thought you meant the transplanted area. No, hair will not grow back in the donor site as the follicles themselves have been removed.
I have no bald patches at all though and can't find the donor site anymore because the donor site was done in a thin zig zag line. They did it at the back of my head, around ear height.
Do you know what are the risks of hair transplantation if it goes wrong?