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My experience with Dr Griffiths

Over the course of time I’ll be adding a lot more posts about my own personal hair transplant experiences. In particular I’d like to talk about some of the ones that didn’t go so well as I think that is where other people can really learn a lot and avoid mistakes.

However I wanted to make my first post in which I share my own experiencea bit more positive and light hearted so I’m going to talk about the last hair transplant I did with Dr Griffiths which actually went very well indeed.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Dr Griffiths he is a surgeon based in Spain who is getting a growing reputation for his expertise in the FUE technique. In fact Dr Griffiths has specialized entirely in the FUE method and that is now the only type of transplant which he performs. He does not perform the strip method.

At this point I’d like to show off a little of my (bad) Spanish. Well I did say this was going to be a light hearted post!

Para todos mis amigos españoles me gustaría decir que mi experiencia con Griffiths dr era muy bueno y creo que puedo decir que es el mejor cirujano de trasplante capilar de España. También me gustaría añadir que me encantó el tiempo que pasé en su país. Los españoles son muy amables y me encanta su comida!

Si alguna vez necesito otro trasplante capilar que definitivamente le voy a visitar de nuevo!

Ok that’s enough showing off! Let’s get back to my FUE hair transplant with Dr Griffiths. This was a 1000 follicle session of which I put approximately 200 into my strip scar to try and camouflage it a bit more and the other 800 I added to the top/rear part of my head to add more density.

I should say that both these areas had been transplanted previously. In the case of my strip scar I had already put 200 in on a prior occasion but they didn’t appear to have all grown so this was a second attempt to improve the appearance of that region.

Likwise on the top/rear part of my head (just in front of my crown) I had also had some grafts put there in my previous transplants but again, I wanted to add more density to that area.

I am now more or less 11 months post-op so I’m guessing that by now 95% or more of the growth I am going to get is already there and I’m very happy with the results. My scar has improved greatly and I can now wear my hair shorter than before. I can reduce the length by about one grade on my hair clippers compared to previously.

The other 800 on top have also grown in and the improvement in density is also notable.

In my next post I’ll try and get some pictures up but for now you’ll have to amke do with this (haha I did say this forst post was going to be fun!)

Dr Griffiths

Defamatory comments about doctors

I am obliged to post a warning against defamatory comments about hair transplant doctors or surgeons.

I fully understand more than most the pain and disappointment you can go through when your surgery doesn’t turn out as planned. However individual doctors can only be named on here under strict conditions which are

1. Your comments must be true and accurate.

2. You must be the actual patient, you cannot post on a patients behalf.

3. You must be willing to identify yourself privately to the blog owner so I can contact the doctor concerned so he has a right of reply. In order for that to happen you will also have to sign a waiver for the doctor allowing him to discuss your case in public.

4. You must provide us with photos if requested, such photos will only be requested if reasonably necessary to prove the veracity of your comments.


My New Blog!

Hi welcome to my new blog. First of all why a blog about hair transplants? Well this grew out of my own personal journey in the world of hair restoration. Having undergone 3 hair transplants in the last 10 years I now consider myself to be somewhat of an expert on the subject.

Strip scarFor the record I have had one strip hair transplant and two fue procedures totalling over 6000 follicles. At least that is what they should have totalled, although I strongly doubt I actually received that number, but that is a story for another day.

Having so much experience myself I wanted to provide a resource where other people can benefit from what I have been through and perhaps avoid some of my mistakes.

When I underwent my first hair transplant all those years ago there was hardly any information publically available. Sharing experiences with other patients was virtually impossible. Above all there was still very much a large stigma surrounding men who had hair transplants.

While this situation has improved somewhat, I still perceive there to be a lack of solid information and it is this that this blog aims to address.