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I recently went for my 2 year post op check up with Dr Boden which confirmed what I already knew..... the procedure was a resounding success! From the very beginning of the process I was impressed with the professionalism of Dr Boden and his staff. They were very pleasant to deal with and were patient and responsive to my questions and concerns. If there was a need I would not hesitate to go back there for any additional work and would enthusiastically recommend Hair Restoration Center of Connecticut to anyone considering a hair transplant procedure
Although this review will probably read like a paid testimonial OR, that I am not a family member....I can promise, not the case.
I am however, a discerning, paying customer that did extensive due diligence on selecting Dr. Boden. I am also comparing my very recent experience against (2) successful, prior procedures done elsewhere with another reputable hair transplant MD.
With that said, I hope this rather lengthy review is helpful to anyone that is really worried about making this type of decision. Because it is admittedly, a big one.
In short, my hair transplant background and history for those considering Dr. Boden is this....he is the the right MD / TEAM for you. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. What an exceptional person and physician. His TEAM (Marissa, Ray, Kim and JC) are equally caring and exceptionally good at what they do. This is so important when choosing a Hair Restoration TEAM. You get what you pay for and this TEAM has been working together SOLELY ON HAIR TRANSPLANTS for 15 + years. I only wanted to go to an MD that specialized solely in hair transplants. That is the short version. Here is the long version to validate.
MY EXPERIENCEs, PRE DR. BODEN:
I live 3 HRS outside CT. I had (2) prior procedures done in the mid-west, due to the recommendation of a friend, who had a procedure done with a Hair Transplant MD (with a good reputation). Both procedures were completed 15 and 17 years ago. The results were good. No one knew I had 4,000 grafts implanted. Now in retrospect, I think I was lied to about the amount of grafts I actually have. And now that I have something to compare against w/ my experience with TEAM BODEN, I really I did more homework and gone to Dr. Boden initially. Oh well.
Now that I have something to compare against, I did not really feel great about those overall, prior (2) experiences. There was no follow-up from the MD. No great staff interaction. The time taken between procedures was no where the length of time it took with Dr. Boden and his team. Again, while the grafts look good and no one really looks at my hairline, I can see the that the grafts were not done in the front as well as they could have.
I am 53 and in the Medical Field for over 30 years; working with a variety of MDs across multiple specialties. I did over a year of research on various hair transplant MDs across the United States. I did not care about the expense for travel because I wanted the best results. I heard through someone about Dr. Boden and did extensive research over a year before deciding to move forward.
EXPERIENCE WITH DR. BODEN AND HIS TEAM
I wanted to fill in the areas up front and crown to have a more fuller look.
With that said and now, after having my transplant done with Dr. Boden and his TEAM (just 2-days ago), the entire experience was completely different; in the best of many ways.
First, Dr. Boden's ZOOM consultation was exceptional. I was initially hesitant shelling out $200. but it was $ well spent because he really took the time over 30-minutes, to understand my goals and if they were realistic. We had a very informed discussion and further solidified my thought process on Dr. Boden. His bedside demeanor is unlike any MD I have worked with for 30-years. He truly cares and will take the time.
When I arrived at the office, Dr. Boden again took the time before doing anything in the OR. We actually spent close to an hour together going through what we wanted to accomplish, what was realistic and honestly, putting me more at ease. He knew I was nervous, because I told him. But when I was done with our in-person consultation, I was no longer anxious...I was actually excited to get started. I knew it was going to be a great experience.
The procedure was long. I had 1,800 grafts implanted. But more time is a good thing. This means they are being meticulous with their job. It is an art implanting these grafts and Dr Boden and his team are "Picassos". That may sound "cheesey". But if you have had a successful procedure previously done and then have Dr. Boden, it's just a different level of expertise. He is really a discerning artist.
It's has only been 2-days, so how do I know it was a great hair transplant procedure? I can just tell.
My lack of pain is SO MUCH less than the first (2) procedures. This is a testament to how good of a surgeon Dr. Boden is. There is NO pain. Only slight discomfort. What MD takes the time to call that night and then the next day? None that I have worked with. He never asked me to do a review after my procedure, or on either phone call. Dr. Boden is a class act. He is just an exceptional physician that legitimately cares about his patients.
The lack of redness and scabs from the hairs implanted is almost negligible already.
Dr. Boden is on the forefront of embracing new technology that helps patients. He uses a cleaning/healing product (post-procedure) that is ahead of it's time, but now is becoming standard of care. I believe this, in addition to how well he does the actual removal procedure is making the healing process so much better. Dr. Boden was an ER MD for 12 years prior to becoming a Hair Transplant MD. I believe this is another reason why he is so good at what he does. This is a-typical from other MDs doing hair transplants.
My wife reminded me of how visible my transplants were w/ my prior (2) procedures and she could see the back of my hair line where the grafts were removed. I remember having to stay home for a week both times. I am in sales. So I was losing money as a result. NOT THE CASE with Dr. Boden and the TEAM.
I was on ZOOM yesterday presenting to 70 people and no one could tell I had 1,800 grafts implanted (half in front), only 2-days ago.
D. Boden's transplant team is like a navy SEAL team; they are precise, work together closely and are a well-oiled machine. Marissa, Ray and JC have worked together and with Dr. Boden for 15-years. These are young, but seasoned, caring professionals. They are equally important as Dr. Boden. They are the ones that take the follicles and separate them under the microscope and then transplant them after Dr. Boden artfully makes the incisions.
There is no comparison from this TEAM to the "techs" that completed my other (2) procedures. I could not even tell you who they are and I do remember being a little worried when the procedures were being done at the time.
Conversely with this TEAM, I will remember them and appreciate them for years to come. They are class individuals that care and are so methodical with their work. That is why the procedure took 6-HRS. There is no way my other (2) procedures took this amount of time. Because the same level of effort was not put into it. Kim, the new Nurse Practitioner was also very caring and considerate when Dr. Boden was performing the surgery.
I know that in 9-12 months, my transplants are going to look exceptional and my hair will be that much fuller and no one will know....not even me. I can just tell.
This review was admittedly long. But if you are someone (like me), that is trying to make the best informed decision, because you do not want to have a bad experience and throw away hard-earned money, valuable hair grafts you cannot get back and a look that is less than optimal, then I hope this review has helped in some small way.
Thank you Dr. Boden, Marissa, Ray, JC and Kim. You are exceptional at what you do and exceptionally caring people. I am very thankful to have been your patient.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!
I recently had a FUT procedure done. Dr. Boden began the process with a very collaborative discussion and sketching of my hair transplant placement. Dr Boden was very patient and happy to listen to me. After our meeting, we proceeded to begin the procedure. The pain during the entire process was negligible. And my donor sight produced an exceedingly high number of follicular units. The 4 technicians carefully dissected 3,330 units and carefully transplanted each one into the tiny incisions Dr Boden made on my scalp. I was truly amazed at the efficiency and quality of the entire process, including a post procedure kit of sprays, neck pillow, and detailed post op instructions. I felt very well cared for and the vibe of the technicians as well as Dr Boden were very positive and respectful. I highly recommend Dr. Boden as a top tier hair transplant surgeon.
A year after my surgery, I couldn't be more thrilled with my results. I researched a few doctors in NY, CT, and MA, and felt very comfortable and confident with Dr. Boden and his team. What I love most about my results is how natural they are. I had a FUE done as this was the best option for what I was looking for. My recovery was very quick and easy, and I quickly saw some results in the first few months. Not only did my hair look better, but my confidence has shot up as well. I can't thank Dr. Boden enough and if you're looking in the New England area, look no further.
I was looking for a permanent solution for my rapidly thinning hair. I researched many hair transplant physicians, specifying ones who have received accolades from their peers. I was also looking for renowned surgeons with a lot of experience specializing in hair transplantation. Dr. Boden was one of the physicians whose name kept popping up. Dr Boden has more than 20 years of experience as well as being a Fellowship-trained, Board Certified Hair Transplant surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Not many surgeons can claim that level of accreditation and experience. When I first met Dr. Boden he was warm and welcoming with tremendous knowledge. But most outstanding, was his way of putting me at ease with his pressure-free demeanor. Dr. Boden was very honest and forthcoming about expectations. I had every reason to believe that I found the right doctor to perform my hair transplant procedure. It also helps that his staff is kind and courteous. After getting an FUT transplant, I was ecstatic with the results and so were my wife and children. The transplant has given me much more confidence to the point where I’m a much happier person on a daily basis. If I could do it all over again, I would have Dr. Boden do my hair transplant procedure again and again. I simply love the results. Seeing as I have very fine hair, I plan on getting a second FUT procedure in the near future with, the only surgeon I trust, Dr. Boden.
You only live once. Don’t settle for a shaved head if you feel that’s not the best look for you. You do have a choice. Since Dr. Boden is reasonably priced and one of the best there is, I very highly recommend him for anyone seeking to gain more confidence in your appearance. You will not be disappointed…it will change your life!!
Dr. Boden and his team performed my hair restoration procedure in their Wethersfield facility last August and I couldn't be happier with the result. I ended up with over 1800 grafts.
The procedure itself is long and tedious as each hair follicle must be carefully extracted and repositioned and they do this with great care. You really don't want them moving any faster than they are! There's both a science and an art to it, which is why working with the right doctor is so important. Anyone can extract follicles, but getting them positioned in a way that looks natural is an art and your doctor's experience is crucial here. The main reason I went with Dr. Boden was that he does a ton of this exact procedure and his experience was what I wanted working for me.
He and the staff took great care to ensure I was comfortable throughout the procedure (which lasted a full work day) and I was not the easiest of patients to make comfortable, admittedly. The entire office basically devotes itself to a single patient at a time, all day long, and it all runs very smoothly. When it was done after 6 or 7 hours they taught me how to care for the surgery areas and provided me with all of the materials I would need to care for it properly. It healed fast, and I was back in the gym within a month or so.
Now, a year later, I look easily 7 to 8 years younger. My girlfriend said once it had grown in, and I quote, "That was money well-spent." If your appearance is important to you, your significant other, your profession, or your well-being, you owe it to yourself to at least consult with Dr. Boden and talk about your options. The only regret I have is not doing it sooner. I would heartily recommend Dr. Boden to anyone and would return to see him should I ever need hair restoration in the future. 10/10
The best decision I made was choosing Dr Bowden as my doctor. Dr. Bowden was first and foremost very professional. He did not pressure me about having any procedure. What he did was take his time explaining all of my options and told me not to rush on my decision. I took his advice. A year later I went back to Dr. Bowden ready. He is like I said earlier professional and I want to add very kind. Dr. Bowden wants his patients to be comfortable and that he did. I never felt like a number at his office. I was treated like a person should be treated - kindly and with respect. Dr Bowden's staff was just as kind and respectful. The day of my beard transplant I had anxiety like anyone would and in a short time of being at his office my anxiety turned to calmness and I was in the best of hands.
I want to share with you that my self esteem has increased significantly since having my procedure and my expectations were happily met.
What I left out here was I am a transgender man and Dr. Bowden helped me get to the next level of comfort within myself.
Thank you Dr Bowden and staff.
Posting this a year after my surgery (FUT). Thrilled with the results. Looks very natural, and I love the way I look. One of the best decisions I have made. Dr. Boden and team are great to work with!
I would recommend Dr. Boden without reservations to anyone considering a hair transplant. From the initial consultation, Dr. Boden was upfront and reliable on what to expect from the transplant. He listened to my concerns and was able to come by with a great solution for my hair loss situation. I recently had my 1 year follow up for my FUT transplant and all I can say is that my hair ended up coming out as well as expected! I can genuinely say that I'm thankful I had Dr. Boden do the transplant!
Dr. Boden and his team are some of the most knowledgeable, honest, and compassionate professionals I have interacted with. The consultation was in-depth, informative, and in no way trying to coerce me into any specific treatment for my hair loss. I ended up wanting a hair transplant, and Dr. Boden recommended the FUT procedure. Dr. Boden and his staff were readily available if I had questions, and they were proactive with communicating during the time between my consultation and procedure.
On the day of the procedure, everything was focused on making me as comfortable as possible. Dr. Boden and his team were attentive and frequently checked in to ensure I was not in any pain or discomfort. In all honesty, the procedure was relaxing and as pleasant as a procedure like a hair transplant could possibly be.
An anecdotal example of Dr. Boden caring about my comfort is when he noticed discomfort in my eye. He had me take a break and he examined my eye, finding something stuck in it. He made sure to give me contact information for optometrists near my hometown and later called me personally to check on how my eye appointment went.
The post operation procedure was clearly communicated, and I was given all materials needed follow the post-op care plan. Surprisingly, the pain level was completely manageable and as long as I took the ibuprofen, my post operation pain was minimal. Dr. Boden called to check in on me the day after the procedure to make sure there were no concerns on my end. Two weeks after the procedure, the stitching from where the follicles were removed were taken out, and Dr. Boden examined my scalp to ensure the healing process was going as planned.
Overall, this was one of the most pleasant medical procedures I have ever had. Dr. Boden is a class act, and his team, from the front desk, to surgical assistants, are top notch. I would not hesitate to go back to this practice if I ever wanted a procedure again.