Hi fellow hair transplant fans, On most other hairloss forums (devoted to men :x ) have extensive and very detailed reviews of doctors around the world. I think it may be worthwhile for us to have something like that, just for the sake of having some information for people who may be thinking of going in for an hair transplant. I urge you to give as much detail as possible so that certain doctors stand out for us and certain doctors are clearly marked to be avoided. My Story: 1. I did over a year of research and read several medical articles on hair transplant procedures on women. I looked up the writers of the articles, and one name came up often: Dr. Jeffrey Epstein in Miami, FL. 2. I started a one year pretty intense email communication with him, and he was open to communicating via email. He presents himself as one of the very few doctors who are qualified to do hair transplant on women. Apparently it is because of a special technique he is created for the slits he cuts into the scalp, allowing for the grafts to implant. CAVEAT: I don't know if what he purports is true, but I, personally, felt that that sounded good enough. 3. His prices are steep, but I liked that a) he gave me a discount, and gave me a set price for 1200 grafts--based on photos I sent him via email of my donor area and the areas where I needed the grafts. 4. The service at his clinic was fantastic. The pre-op consultation was too short in my opinion, and I wish I had insisted more on where I wanted the hair, but the doctor had his own aesthetic ideas and he went with that. I will see if that was a good idea or not. 5. The procedure was almost 7 hours long. In between, I was allowed to take breaks and walk around. Also, the clinic provided a really tasty lunch (I didn't pay for it). 6. ALL medications were provided to me free of charge after the procedure. I had graftcyte (which itself is a hundred+ dollars), antibiotics, anti-nausea, valium, two types of pain killers, a bandana, all packed for me to take back to my hotel. 7. Dr. E. called me at night to check up on me. 8. The next day, the clinic washed my hair and counted the total grafts. I ended up getting 1600 grafts, but was charged for the $1200 originally quoted. -- Post procedure: 1. Email responses were slow to my inquiries about my swelling, itching, what to do with the scabs, what the time frames are, etc. 2. Today Dr. E. did respond to my inquiries, and we had some disagreements on what I was told about post-op things like when the scabs will fall off or what kind of shock loss to expect, etc. However, I felt that despite our spirited "argument," he seemed at least willing to respond and take the time to hear me. --- I DO NOT know if good service equals effective hair transplant. I don't know if my grafts will grow in. I don't know if the shock loss is permanent or temporary. I don't know if this was a good idea or not. I don't know what the future holds. I do know that I researched for almost 2.5 years, and decided, based on the information I gathered, to fly across the country to get this procedure done with what seemed to me to be my best choice. -- OKAY, this is my post 13 days experience so far. -- Hope this helps someone . I am here for support and help, although I am leaning more for support from others right now because I am exhausted, depressed, and overwhelmed by it all :cry: . But I will try to help any way I can. A big hug to everyone here!