Dr. Ken is an exceptional surgeon. So good in fact that the surgeon who removed my stitches in Hong Kong after my procedure said “You must have paid a ton for this procedure, the surgeon did a fantastic job.
I am 38 years old and living in Hong Kong. I decided it was time to seek help with my hair loss after my wife shared her concerns with the speed of my hairline recession and scalp visibility. I visited my local physician and she prescribed Propecia and Rogaine. I started on both, but found through research that given my age, this was not likely to reverse the hair loss I’d already experienced; rather, it would slow the additional loss. As such, I decided to undergo hair restoration surgery to try to regain some of my frontal hairline as well as to thicken the hair on my scalp.
I am from the U.S. and so began researching surgeons in the States. I wanted a surgeon who was very knowledgeable, experienced in this specific field, and certified in plastic surgery – given I had heard that many doctors entered the field without proper experience or cosmetic surgery skills. I found Dr. Anderson through reviews and decided to meet him via Skype for a consultation. Firstly, I spoke with his staff and through two separate conversations found them to be really knowledgeable and professional. I then had a virtual consult with Dr. Ken and both me and my wife asked a lot of questions. He was awesome – really patient and enthusiastic about explaining the details of how hair grows and recedes – and how the different hair treatments work. I felt comfortable with going forward with surgery at Dr. Ken’s clinic and so, on my next visit home to the States, visited Atlanta for 4 days to undergo the surgery.
From the time I arrived at Dr. Ken’s clinic until know – two months later – the experience has been excellent. The clinic is in a nice neighborhood outside Atlanta. Its very comfortable – well done with a with a cool sports-car theme – even the surgery chair is designed to look like the passenger seat in a Porsche. The staff is great – really warm and patient. Dr. Ken met me at 7 am when I arrived and took me through the whole procedure. I’m not a big fan of surgery, so he was cool with explaining things a few times just so I knew how the day would go. When we started, Dr. Ken popped on the iPod and allowed me to choose the station – it was very casual throughout the process.
Surprisingly, I didn’t feel a thing for most of it, despite fairly significant surgical work going on. I was sedated well but still able to laugh at some of Dr. Ken’s humor. The nurses were also really nice and helpful whenever I needed something. Lunch was bought in at ‘half-time’ and then we were done by 4 pm.
Recovery took a few days. Sleeping in a reclined position was hard for me, but after a few days, I was able to go back to normal sleep. Within a week, I looked normal and was back to work. It has been 6 weeks since the procedure and I feel great. My hair grafts are already starting to grow in. My stitches came out very easily and the “donor area” – the only place where there is a visible scar – is healing quickly and looks as though it will be fully clear within a month.
Great experience and I would strongly recommend Dr. Ken and team.