It's been 12 days since my surgery...and I have to say...this whole experience has been truly remarkable. I didn't quite know what to expect when I committed to the procedure. I've always kept my hair pretty short and most people didn't even consider me a "balding man". Most people don't realize the changes in someone's hairline because for some people it happens very, very slowly. My point is that my hair wasn't too bad and some thought that I was taking an unnecessary risk. It was something that I felt that I needed to do though.
Anyway, I went back to my office exactly 9 days after my procedure. There were a few small scabs left but nothing too bothersome. I had told all of my friends at work that I was having the procedure done so they were highly anticipating my return. One by one people starting coming to my desk to check out my head. People were absolutely shocked. They didn't think I had anything done....it looks that natural. They were literally standing over my head and inspecting it 2 inches away...and couldn't believe that it was even humanly possible to place hairs one by one in someone's head and have it look completely natural and undetectable. The donor site was virtually healed...only noticeable when you REALLY stare hard at it. At this point there is not a sign of anything whatsoever.
On Christmas day my entire extended family got together. I had NOT told them anything about it. The entire day went on without anyone saying anything. About an hour before they left, my mom spilled the beans...and nobody could believe it. Again...they had to inspect my head close up to see what was done. It was crazy.
And last night I'm out with a bunch of my friends who haven't seen me yet since the procedure. They couldn't stop talking about how amazing it looks. I think we toasted to my new hairline a hundred times last night. And this is less than two weeks since the procedure!!!
Now the small hairs that were implanted are still there. I don't know how long they will stay there before falling out. I guess I still have hope that they won't fall out...that they'll just start growing...but I don't know if that's even possible. And I have taken some photos and plan on taking more at the two week mark. I'll definitely post them once I edit my face from the shots. I think people will actually enjoy my case because there aren't too many examples on the website of guys like me...guys that had minimal hair loss...and who wear there hair short. I never found an example of anyone that seemed really comparable to me.
So I'm obviously pleased with the procedure and encourage anyone who is "on the fence" to go for it. Everything everyone says on this forum is 100% correct. The procedure is long and tedious but virtually pain-free, scar-free...and the recovery is really quite easy.
That's all for now....thanks for listening.