"The team at Maitland have been fantastic"
I had a transplant by FUT at the Maitland Clinic in Portsmouth in August (2020). I'm only 2 months on from that now - things have healed nicely and the grafts are in their rest phase. I expect to see some growth in the new year and into 2021. The scar at the back of my head is very neat and with a little hair growth around it is invisible to anyone looking, even from close up. You can still see it if you lift up the hair, but it's healing nicely and becoming way less obvious.
I have to say that the team at Maitland have been fantastic and the experience so far has been great. The information provided before and after the surgery was extremely comprehensive and helpful - all the post-op stuff was spelled out to help me remember what to do when. Dr Ball and his team were all (without exception) so friendly and welcoming on the day too, which really helps put your mind at ease as you're about to get started. Interestingly from chatting to Dr Ball on the day I discovered he has a perhaps unique blend of experience and skills from having been involved in dermatology and plastic surgery as well as hair restoration - these must be such complementary fields and I'm sure contribute to his reputation.
Post-op care as I mentioned above has been great.
Karen the practice manager has been in touch lots, checking up on me, asking for photos at regular intervals to ensure everything is healing properly. It's reassuring to know that they do care and it's definitely not a case of 'fire and forget' :)
So now I wait for the regrowth and am glad that my shorn scalp is growing back steadily! I'll post some photos as things start to develop.
All in all very happy with the Maitland Clinic - I'd be very please to recommend them based on my experience so far.