That Tuesday 22nd November, I reached doctor’s office at 10.45 am. And I had to change by 11 am. I got needled with anesthesia – it was a test to check if I am allergic. And second needle poked my left arm – it was a tetanus. Painkillers came in form of dessert. I was all set for hair implants.
Before the hair implants surgery
Then I was taken inside the operation theater. And I was welcomed with a huge needle and syringe. The lady wanted to draw 20 ml blood , yes PRP treatment needs blood to be drawn. I saw 4 guys on table . 2 nurses and 1 lady who was there to draw my blood, man I was scared.
Next – I was taken to Doctor’s office to draw hairline. And they did a photo session, yeah my face might go up on their web site very soon. You know that “Before and After ” thing after hair implants.
Next came – trimming of hair. Before they could take skin out of back of my scalp, they had to shave that area.
Let us talk about the hair implant
After that I got millions of needles poked all over my head , yes I was getting anesthesia. Okay, may be not million, but I think around 20 pokes.
I got skinned, They took strip of my scalp to extract the hair follicles for hair implants, I just realized, I did not mention this before, I went for FUT and PRP, not FUE, what I have heard, FUE is less painful.
After they peeled the skin off , 4 guys started working on picking those follicles, Man let me tell you one thing straight, if you want to figure out if they are going to plant 4000 follicles on your head, I do not think you can, with so many painkillers, anesthesia your brain will be fried. I felt pretty dizzy actually, So just trust the surgeon and his team.
The surgery is still on
They managed to get 4475 follicles from the strip, and I was asked if I would go for 4000 only or with all of them? I just thought, I already do not have enough follicles. so it would not be wise to throw away few, so it costed me few more grands but I got all 4475 follicles planted in front .
I was given lunch in between :), almost forgot to mention that, surgery was over by 7.30 pm, so almost 8.30 hrs. Darn, I hate being on OT so much. Here is picture of my freshly ploughed head —
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