Check out the videos from my hair transplant surgery … if you dare

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It’s been just over a month since my hair transplant and almost all evidence that I even had a transplant is gone.

The scar on the back of my head almost invisible thanks to Dr. Mejia’s tricophytic closure where he overlaps one layer of skin over another to allow the hair to grow through the scar.

And as far as pain and discomfort goes, that’s never been a factor, which was a little surprising considering some of the stories I’ve read or heard.

But having said all that, I still believe I am balder now than I was going into the operation. That’s normal, according to the doctor and other men who’ve gone through transplants, but it does make me a little impatient.

Dr. Mejia says I should start seeing some results in another two months. And the final results will be evident in another 11 months.

Right now, I have some sparse transplant hairs that have not fallen out since the surgery, so maybe that’s the beginning of the new growth.

Below is a photo I took two days after my surgery when I had to show up to court for my arrest documenting the Occupy Miami eviction, which shows the areas where eventually I will have real hair.

And here is a photo I took yesterday, a month after that court date, where I had just stepped out of the pool, meaning my hair is wet and making me look even balder, showing there is plenty of empty space for the 2,799 hair grafts that Dr. Mejia transplanted to fill. Continue reading

Check out photos from the hair transplant operation along with my two-week update

I don’t think I went into the operation this bald, but then again, I never really spent time photographing the top of my head before

Today marks exactly two weeks that I allowed Dr. Mejia to slice a strip of scalp from the back of my head, sew the two remaining flaps of scalp back together again, then pierce the top of my head multiple times with a sharp instrument, followed by inserting 2,799 hair grafts in the holes he pierced.

I’m sure he’ll have a more clinical way of describing the procedure, but that is exactly how it appears in the photo gallery below. Continue reading