Just over one year ago Austin Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Dan McGrath performed a live hair transplant on Fitness Icon Monica Brant on TheBaldTuth.com hosted by Spencer Kobren. Now a year latter Monica comes in for her follow up and to show off her results.
Below is a recap of the live broadcast of Monica’s procedure.
Patient CB – 37 year old female, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and required chemotherapy treatment. Although the treatment was successful she was left with significant permanent hair loss more than 4 years later.
She is an artist, musician/singer and was referred to Dr. McGrath by a friend. In her consult form she wrote in that she felt “ugly, ugly” Hate always wearing scarves and wigs. Her first transplant procedure was in April 2011. Her follow up photos were taken immediately post op and 8 months later.
Above is a 40 year old male patient with Class 3 hair loss, dark wavy hair with good to average density. Below view video of Dr. McGrath combing through the patient’s transplanted hair. 1 session, 2200 hair grafts, 1 year after surgery.
This past week has been very interesting, working with past and present clients. I helped a past client with an apartment this past Tuesday and he just couldn’t figure out what was different about me since I helped him last fall. I told him that I had a hair restoration procedure done in January and he just about flipped out! He was so excited for me, it was just really cool! That same evening I had been working with a gentle man for a week or so prior and all he had ever seen of me is my picture in my email signature, which of course was a picture that was taken last July when I was bald! He made it into the office and I noticed that he looked at me strange a couple of times, but I didn’t think much of it. After we got done leasing him a GREAT place just of Manor road, we started talking on the way back to the office. He was talking about being bald and that there isn’t really anything you can do about it, he and his wife had looked into all sorts of stuff. I let him finish and told him about how Dr. McGrath had performed my hair restoration and he was absolutely floored!! He said that he was going to say something in the office but didn’t know what to say! He also said that if I hadn’t told him he would never have known because it looked so natural!
I absolutely LOVE telling everyone about my procedure and how it has renewed my confidence and self assurance! I have said it before and I will continue to say it again! Thank you so much Dr. McGrath and your amazing team at McGrath Medical Hair Restoration! If you are even remotely on the fence about having this procedure done, I would recommend you giving McGrath Medical a call and scheduling a consultation with Tedd Dicus and the team. I will promise you that you will absolutely no regrets because the is nothing at all to lose! I will never be able to describe the feeling of having your confidence back I honestly feel like a brand new man! Please feel free to contact me directly if you want any advice or just to ask me questions about my procedure, I am always here to help! Until next time!!
This patient, now age 25, was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called Pilomatrical Carcinosaroma in Dec. 2008. He underwent surgery several times that left scars on the left side of his head and face. His rehab consisted of several weeks of high dose radiation and chemotherapy that resulted in loss of hair on the left side and back of his head that would never grow back. He came to Dr. McGrath to replace the permanently damaged hair follicles and to cover the scars. Dr. McGrath performed a single session of 2541 grafts on him on July 25, 2011. After Results are from 8 months post-op.
This restoration procedure was performed Pro Bono as part of Operation Restore a program sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
When the loss of hair occurs because of disease or trauma the factors associated with such a hair loss process may produce particularly profound effect. Recognizing that many of these people in the process of physical and emotional recovery may lack the resources for corrective hair restoration surgery, the ISHRS Pro Bono Foundation was formed.
This program matches prospective hair loss patients with volunteer ISHRS physicians to obtain hair restoration services to help restore the physical and emotional wellness of the individual. The foundation provides financial, travel, lodging, and medical assistance to eligible patients.
myFOXaustin (AUSTIN) – More than 8 months ago, FOX 7′s Foti Kallergis invited you into the operation room to witness a hair-raising procedure called hair transplant surgery.
“I don’t like needles, but here we go,” said Kallergis, as he entered the operation room. Kallergis has been battling the bald since his early 20′s and decided to undergo the procedure to restore his eroding hairline.
“It’s been such an emotional journey for me. Losing your hair, waking up every single morning and seeing hair on your pillow,” said Kallergis.
At the age of 27, Kallergis was bald to the middle of his head. So he sought after Austin Transplant Surgeon Dr. Daniel McGrath.
The surgery began with the harvesting of the donor hair, taken from the back of Kallergis’ head. A local anesthetic was used before a slice of scalp was cut out. The donor scalp was cut up under a microscope. For hours, several assistants dissected the hair follicles strand by strand. In the meantime, Dr. McGrath, poked more than one thousand in the front of Kallergis’ head. The tiny holes are the recipient sites where each follicle was implanted. The entire procedure took about seven hours.
“The reason why I did this in front of the camera is because I want to make sure that guys know that it is okay to talk about it,” said Kallergis. “It’s okay to undergo a cosmetic procedure to do something about it, even if that means putting myself on the line, putting my head on the line. I think it has opened the conversation for all men.”
Days after the surgery, Kallergis’ head looked like a swollen porcupine. The recipient sites scabbed over and eventually fell out. The implanted follicles stay in place and became dormant for weeks.
“There was one point where I didn’t see any growth, and I had a nightmare that something was wrong, and the hair wasn’t going to grow,” said Kallergis.
“It’s normal for the hair to kind of go into a state of dormancy, and during that state of dormancy, the shaft of the hair that we transplanted will just fall out but the follicle stays in,” said Dr. McGrath.
The new hairline began sprouting after about three to four months. The full results of the procedure could be seen after 8 months. But Kallergis said he wanted more thickness along his hairline, so he went in for a second transplant.
“The hair that we used for the transplantation, will never fall out,” said Dr. McGrath.
The cost of the procedure depends on how much hair is transplanted. It ranges from 25-hundred dollars to 10 thousand dollars.
“It’s life changing, that’s the only way to describe it,” said Kallergis.
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