These two are real geniuses…
Did it work? Or is Seiji doomed to a defiantly giant forehead forever?
About a month and a half has passed since our Japanese language reporter Seiji Nakazawa, hating his steadily depleting M-shaped hairline, decided to get hair transplant surgery. He underwent an outpatient procedure and struggled with an absolutely torturous post-op experience, all in the hope that his big forehead would finally be covered in lush locks.
? Pre-surgery M-shape
But just the other morning, Seiji looked in the mirror and couldn’t stop himself from cursing aloud. His forehead looked huge again! Just in case it was an optical illusion, he pulled back his hair to get a better look at the former bald spots, and…
There it is!! The M is back! He could clearly see it in the mirror. The hair that had been so carefully implanted into the balding parts of his head, which had appeared to grow in so lush just 10 days after the surgery, now looked pitifully thin and sad, seven weeks later.
He had heard that some of the transplanted hair might fall out over the course of recovery, but he’d never imagined it would turn out like this. Feeling doomed to have his giant forehead forever, Seiji fell into a pit of despair.
“Isn’t this too thin?” he wondered, chewing on his fingernails anxiously. “Will it really grow in?” “There are going to be parts that’ll just stay bald forever, aren’t there?” Seiji was so worried about the state of his “M” hairline that he had to consult with the doctor who performed his surgery.
? Meanwhile the back of his head, from which the transplanted hairs were removed, is as lush as always, curse it.
But the doctor’s response was reassuring: “It’s normal. Did the hair grow back well at around two weeks after the surgery?”
the doctor said Seiji’s situation is normal. Yet he can’t help but worry. It does look much thinner than before; every time he starts to think that his particular thinning might be the exception to the rule, he gets so anxious he can’t sleep at night. He would be absolutely devastated if even surgery couldn’t fix his baldness.
Will Seiji be able to escape the evil reaches of the “M”? Only time will tell. In the meantime, a little kinako powder might not hurt.
Hyderabad man loses eye after hair transplant: Doctor’s license revoked for 2 years
Tariq Khusroo, the patient, was forced to undergo at least 10 procedures after the hair transplant, and has been confined to his house for months.
In July 2016, Tariq Khusroo, a non-resident Indian, came home to Hyderabad on a holiday. He had been thinking of getting a hair transplant. So, when he saw advertisements for Dr Khan’s Hair Transplant Centre and read the good recommendations that came with it, he thought he would get the procedure done before he returned to Saudi Arabia for work.
Little did he know that it would be the last time he would be able to see with both eyes, or even have a job.
Soon after the surgery, Tariq developed life-threatening complications, which resulted in him being rushed to the hospital and, ultimately, the removal of his right eyeball.
“I am still traumatised. I have lost my job and have been confined to my home. Even after months of hospitalisation and at least ten surgeries, I have to keep making trips to the hospital,” Tariq rues.
In an order dated January 10, 2018, the Telangana State Medical Council found Dr Ishratullah Khan, who performed the hair transplant, guilty of negligence.
It revoked his registration for two years and barred him from ever performing a hair transplant until he acquires proper qualification and registers with the Council.
How Tariq lost his eye
According to the website of Dr Khan’s Hair Transplant Centre, Dr Ishratullah’s qualifications are listed as “MBBS, FRCS, ISHRS (USA)”. While FRCS stands for Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, ISHRS is short for International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He also claims to be a member of the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and says he has a Fellowship in Hair Transplant (Chandigarh).
However, the Council found that he only had an MBBS degree, and no postgraduate certification or the required certification to conduct hair transplant procedures.
Tariq tells TNM that he developed complications within 12 hours of the surgery, which he underwent on July 26, 2016. “I had swelling in my head and eyes. But Ishtratullah told me not to worry and that it would subside. But by night, I was unable to move, eat or even breathe properly,” he says.
He was rushed to Care Hospital in the wee hours of the morning.