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"A hair transplant is for life, so it’s worth going with the very best."
I simply cannot recommend The Maitland Clinic enough. The whole experience was supremely professional, in both the lead up to the procedure, during and afterwards. To give all a bit of background, I had been pondering for a number of years as to whether a hair transplant was appropriate. Naturally, going ahead with the unknown is a relatively daunting prospect, and after visiting various clinics on Harley St, which I might add were over priced and didn't fill me with much confidence, I felt that maybe it wasn't for me. I then fortunately stumbled across The Maitland Clinic and right away felt I'd met my match. First off was an online appointment with David Anderson (Senior Patient adviser) to assess my needs and to give an honest view of what was achievable in terms of the density, cost and long-term prospects. At no point was I overpromised, with David's explanation of how it all works and he was extremely precise and clear. My appointment was initially scheduled for August 2021, but to my luck I managed to get a cancelation, which brought the procedure forward to June 21. I made the trip down to Portsmouth on the 7th June to meet with Dr Ball, stayed overnight locally and underwent my hair transplant on the 8th June. The evening before the procedure I met personally with both David and Dr Ball at their Portsmouth clinic. This proved invaluable, giving me total confidence and enabled Dr Ball to run through exactly what I should expect, including a rough idea on the number of hair grafts that could be harvested from the donor areas. The method I underwent was FUE rather than FUT, a relatively painful process, bar the initial numbing injections and more importantly quick healing. The procedure itself lasted all day, and with a team of six it became apparent why transplants cost what they do. I was made extremely comfortable, and looked after impeccably by Dr Ball, Karen, Ildi, Mo, Gina and Craig throughout. The end result was 2039 grafts, 39 more than I had paid for and therefore anticipated. I went home extremely happy and was guided by Karen as to the aftercare, receiving follow up phone calls to see how I was getting on. The important bit.... The RESULTS. Well, all I can say is that I'm more than impressed and am so glad I went ahead, bit the bullet and did it. Within a couple of weeks post op it was almost impossible to see that I had even had a hair transplant. The shedding process was a minor worry, but I was told to expect this and that new hair would grow. This certainly happened and I would say reached it's full potential 9-12 months later. I am now 16 months post op and will be returning to fill in my crown at a later date. The bottom line is, Yes, you can go to Turkey and receive a cheap hair transplant, but my gut feeling is that Dr Ball is league's above other surgeons and is extremely meticulous in his work. A hair transplant is for life, so it's worth going with the very best.
Mr T Wace