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I began feeling self-conscious about my hair 5 years ago, noticing how much it was thinning and anticipating full-on baldness in my future. My father has a Costanza-like pattern of baldness, routinely being the subject of ridicule for this hair loss pattern, and I started to see myself inching closer to looking like him. I hid it as best I could (or at least tried to take attention away from it) with some styling tricks. I'm sure if you're reading this review on a hair transplant website, you've no doubt tried these same things and they are no longer working. Some friends began publicly cracking jokes about my balding in the last couple years and my brother began referring to me as "baldy". Although I am sure they felt this was good-natured jesting, it was devastating to me. My confidence was at an all-time low and I hated looking at photos of myself. Enter Scott Boden! It was not an easy decision to have this surgery as my default setting is neurotic and I worried about the worst. Dr. Boden and his staff made this an easy process for me. Dr. Boden explained the different surgical approaches to restoring my hairline without pressuring me into anything. He also discussed nonsurgical options should I not want to go down this route. I am thankful that I decided to go the hair transplant route because it is approximately a year later and my hair is looking great. Dr. Boden's restoration was so natural-looking that many people in my life have commented on what a great haircut I have and that I need to keep going to the stylist I am seeing. Thanks to Dr. Boden for making this process smooth and being so kind and courteous along the way!
As a man in my mid 30s, hair loss is a scary thing but I am so glad I discovered the skilled hands of Dr. Boden. The surgery day was a breeze and I look 10 years younger. I tried to get ahead of it before it became a huge problem but in my opinion, there is no reason to suffer from the loss of a significant amount of hair. Do yourself a favor and invest in yourself. You won't regret it for a second and the sooner you do it, the longer you will be able to enjoy your full head of hair. The FUE robot was like something from the future and the staff were very pleasant. It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am loving life. Thanks Dr. Boden!
I am writing this as I hit my 5 years since have the procedure done. My hairline looks exactly the same as when I had the work done and as a 40 year old, having the same hairline as I did back in college is amazing.
I highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Scott Boden. The procedure was quick (about 4 hours total) and effectively painless. This was my first every surgery and while I was sweating hard before it started, if I needed to go in again, I would not think twice about it. The clinics after care is also top class. The doctor makes time to check in yearly, renew my RX's (FINASTERIDE 1MG), and checks to make sure the transplant is healthy.
This was one of the best decisions I have done for my personal appearance. I highly recommend it if you are a good candidate for hair transplant. Please reach out to Dr. Boden and let him help you.
10 out of 5 stars.
I'm 50 - and decided I either needed a transplant or was going to have to shave my head. Met with Dr. Boden. He said I would be a good candidate for surgery but also supplemented my Propecia regimen with Minoxdil and some other non-surgical options.
Now, sitting here, two weeks after surgery - I am really glad I did it. Don't have any idea what the benefits will be until I see them - but I am optimistic they will be exactly what I wanted. But the surgery procedure was not as bad as I thought.
A few things you should know about pre & post - a) you need to grow your hair out to be about an inch long in the back before HUT surgery. b) HUT surgery itself is not very painful or uncomfortable (local numbing). c) First few days after - you need to rest and what you can and cant do is pretty limited (which makes sense you definitely need to protect the grafts). I didn't leave my house until about day 4 so and did so with a baseball cap on. d) From day 5 - 10 or so I still wore a hat everywhere I went because I looked weird (like a human chia pet). After day 10, I am hatless and no one knows I had surgery. I am using my existing hair to cover the recipient area and the scabs have all disappeared so unless someone really looks closely I look like I did pre-surgery.
I followed the instructions I received very carefully and I had no swelling, no bleeding, very little pain/discomfort post surgery (I didn't take any of the prescribed drugs - I just used Advil). I did get the PRP Plasma shot - which may have helped with healing.
While surgery and post-surgery wasn't a big deal at all - I would recommend taking a week off after if you can - just because you will look weird until the scabs fall off.
Anyway - I am really glad I decided to get the surgery and Dr. B and his team are great.
When I finally decided to look into a hair transplant, like most I searched the internet for my options. Maybe I was lucky, maybe I was blessed, but connecting with Dr. Boden and his staff was more than a great decision, it was a complete pleasure. Because of the pandemic, my initial consultation was via video. Within minutes I could sense: this is the guy! Why? Because there was ZERO pressure involved. After explaining my concerns, Dr. Boden went through every option possible, it almost seemed as if to sway me against having a transplant. That's when I knew I could trust him and could sense his honesty. When I/we finally decided to move forward, I decided FUE was my best option. There was a several month wait because he is so busy (which reassured me of his excellence, when you’re busy it usually means you’re very good!) Leading up to the procedure, the anxiety was building up a bit. Like most people, I searched YouTube quite a bit, seeing great stories and horror stories. So I’d call the staff with questions. Let me tell you about the staff: THE BEST.. I repeat: THE BEST. Patience , courtesy, knowledge. Everything you'd hope for and expect. The first day of my procedure, you can tell right away, this wasn’t just a doctor's office, it was like a family. Everyone was so helpful, calmed my nerves (and believe me i had them), I'm so glad I chose Dr. Boden and his staff, my words can't explain it. This was a very big decision for me and everything went better than I ever imagined. Seeing that my procedure was just completed yesterday, it’s a waiting game now (6 to 12 months?), but as far as the immediate results, scheduling, interaction, advice, and personal atmosphere this experience was an A++++. Now it's up to me to follow Dr. Boden and staff's follow up advice for recovery/healing period. I'm so optimistic for the final results. I'll just give my final advice to anyone reading this: This is a BIG decision for most and you will spend money regardless who you choose. Don't base this decision on money (whether cheaper or more expensive), base it on the experience and results you expect. As far as I’m concerned, I'd find it hard to believe finding a better, more comfortable, more professional staff than Dr, Boden's. His reputation speaks for itself, but his actions completely reassured them. A personal thanks to his staff: Jessica, Kelly, Jeff, Sara, Marissa, Britt, JC, and Ruel. You guys were awesome. THANK YOU. P.S. I didn’t disclose my name for privacy concerns, but I’m sure the office knows who wrote this. Just another reason I respected them: respected my privacy!
Dr. Boden and his staff exceeded my expectations from the initial consultation to the post operation follow up. My hair looks absolutely amazing. Dr. Boden’s procedure has given me a level of confidence and empowerment that has truly changed my life.
His staff was extremely caring and accommodating. The procedure was relativity pain free and the recovery quick and easy. This was by far the best medical experience that I have ever had.
Even though this wasn’t my first procedure, I was extremely apprehensive about having another procedure. Dr. Boden and his team could not have been more comforting and helpful every step of the way. From taking the time to answer every question at the initial consultation to replying to all of my post op concerns.
The procedure itself (& results!) went as well as possibly can be expected. It is no walk in the park but I have absolutely no regrets and would recommend it to anyone who is seriously considering having it done.
I never felt pressured in any way by Dr. Boden, I always felt he gave me a professional an honest opinion with my best interest in mind.
In 2018 I had a Hair Transplant in NY. No results. Then I found Dr. Boden. So I travelled to CT to have my Hair Transplant done again by Dr.Boden and his team. The experience was fabulous. His staff is nice and caring. Dr. Boden himself is a great person who would listen to your concern and takes special care aesthetically. The experience which I had at his clinic is not comparable to my previous experience at all. If anyone is looking for Hair Transplant, you do not need to search anywhere. I am happy that I travelled all the way from NY to CT. Now I am into my third month and results are coming up really good!
2016 before the procedure and Oct 2020 for reference photos. My hair was thinning in the predictable patterns but Dr. Boden was able to bring that to a stop completely. As I hit my 40th year, I feel like my hair takes 10 years off my physical appearance and has allowed me to feel confident in all aspects of my life. This has been the only cosmic/elective surgery I have undertaken and I do not regret it one bit. It was the best money I have ever spent on myself and would absolutely recommend it to anyone struggling with hair lose. The change it has had on my mental and emotional well-being cannot be understated. If you have any doubts, like I did when I called, please do yourself a favor and call for an appointment. The procedure was quick (about 3 hours total) and painless with a couple follow-up visits to make sure everything was healing fine. Again, absolutely the best money I have ever spent on myself.
Like most people contemplating a hair transplant I was very skeptical at first, but after the initial consultation I knew I chose the right surgeon.
Dr. Boden and his staff go above and beyond to make sure your experience is as comfortable and smooth as possible. I could not be happier with my decision to get a FUE transplant and I encourage anyone who is on the fence to go for it! The results exceeded my expectations.