My procedure with Dr E was a very positive experience all round. The surgical team and office staff are all very professional and friendly - you'll be given a warm welcome and treated very well on the day. The procedure itself was quite a long one - I had 2000 grafts and a scar repair to correct the results of previous UK surgery many year ago - so I was in the chair for over 5 hours. However I didn't suffer any great discomfort during that time, and Dr E and the team were very supportive.
Unlike my surgery in the UK I didn't suffer from any noticeable post op swelling, nor any shock loss in the recipient area. I did suffer some residual shock loss in the scar repair area, but this recovered within four months and was easily disguised by a slightly longer hair style at the back during that period.
I was very pleased with the results, both in the short and longer term.
Short term I was celebrating Christmas in public just a week after the operation, with no noticeable effects from the surgery. Longer term I started seeing the benefits of the new hair growth within 4 months, and after around 17 weeks I was able to have my hair cut to a number 2 at the front and 4/5 at the back, and look perfectly normal.
You've made a very sound choice with your surgeon, Chris, and I have every confidence you'll have a good experience and see a very pleasing outcome.
The best advice I can give you is to go with a positive outlook and make sure you follow all the instructions for care of your transplant pre and post op.
There are some good threads concerning Dr Jeff, which include some pre and post op photos of my case, on the Hair Restoration Discussion Forum. Plus, you might still be able to read "Neil's Story" which I agreed to publish on Dr Jeff's website Foundhair.com, as a UK testimonial to his work.
Good luck, and if I can be of any further help before or after your operation, please don't hesitate to come back to me.