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Raymond Konior, MD.

Raymond Konior, MD.

Hair Restoration Services offered

    Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation
    FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction
    Prescriptions for Propecia
    Complimentary consultations

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Dr. Raymond Konior is very "hands on" and performs microscopically prepared Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation with great results.

Dr. Raymond Konior is exceptionally meticulous and prides himself in personally placing the majority of the grafts and not leaving the surgical room until the procedure is completed. He performs only one hair transplant per day and does all the consultations at his clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Konior performs both world renowned FUT via strip surgery and advanced FUE when appropriate for the patient.  Dr. Konior feels that FUE is a suitable procedure mostly for those who want to wear their hair cropped short on the sides and back of the scalp since there's no linear scar associated with the procedure. 

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FUE Grafts can be extracted manually, mechanically or robotically with a .07 to 1.2 millimeter punch. While robotic extraction can speed up the process significantly, it doesn't always produce satisfactory results. Dr. Konior’s focus is on quality, so he prefers manual and specialized mechanical methods to achieve the desired outcome. Prior to treatment, the donor site is shaved to two to three millimeters in length, allowing for closer examination of exit angles and direction of protruding hair shafts. The punch is then used to harvest the grafts, following the paths of the hair shafts to avoid follicular transection. Transected, or damaged, follicular units are not viable for grafts. Each follicular unit is carefully examined under a microscope before it is placed.

Dr. Konior believes that hair restoration surgery should be one of the most positive and uplifting experiences in one's life. He and his staff are committed to offering individual attention, technology, and artistry that cannot be found in clinics that take an assembly line approach to hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Raymond Konior has performed the highest quality hair restoration surgery in the Chicago area for over 25 years. The doctor performs a state-of-the-art technique called "Ultra-Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation." It is the consensus of Dr. Konior's peers and patients that this technique consistently produces exceptional results.

Dr. Konior was born in the city of Chicago and now resides in the suburbs with his wife and children. He graduated college with honors from the University of Illinois. This was followed by the University of Illinois School of Medicine, a surgical residency in head and neck surgery at prestigious Northwestern University, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas. The doctor has held a surgical professorship with Loyola University Chicago since 1989, and is Loyola University's expert on hair restoration surgery.

As an expert in hair restoration surgery, he has appeared on local and national media, including television news programs, professional journals, cable television documentaries, newspapers, and magazines. Dr. Konior has been an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons since 1994 and co-chaired the Chicago Hair Meeting for the AAFPRS in 1995. He is also the author of numerous research articles, journal articles, and book chapters.

In an effort to bring greater legitimacy and control to the practice of hair restoration, Dr. Konior and 14 other hair surgeons formed the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in 1996. These top doctors in hair surgery set the current academic standards for assuring competency in hair transplantation.

Dr. Konior's Technique: High-technology to imitate nature, limit trauma to scalp, ensure the highest yield of growing grafts:

  1. Extensive consultation, examination, and understanding of the patient’s needs.
  2. Single blade donor area excision followed by magnified division of donor strip to prevent injury to the grafts.
  3. Meticulous closure of the donor area to give the best healing and scar formation.
  4. High-powered microscopic dissection into follicular-units.
  5. Openings made using specialized follicular unit instruments for precision and for minimal trauma to scalp.
  6. Graft placement under magnification and using transplant forceps to ensure the highest yield of growing grafts.
  7. Patients are contacted after surgery and photographed and examined at 12 months.

Dr. Konior was voted one of Chicago's "Top Docs" by Chicago Magazine, making him the only hair restoration surgeon in Chicago voted into the magazine.

Dr. Konior's operating rooms have been regularly inspected for safety, cleanliness, and quality leading to accreditation by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). He is one of only 5% of the Chicago area doctors voted for inclusion in Woodward & Whites "Guide to the Best Doctors in America". For the past several years he has been selected to be listed in the Castle Connolly guide, "Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area".

To learn more about Dr. Raymond Konior, visit their hair restoration website

Patient Result

Patient Result

Hair Loss Photos and Results

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1880

Hair Loss Class: 2A

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3194

Hair Loss Class: 5

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 4681

Hair Loss Class: 6

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3100

Hair Loss Class: 5

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2049

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2248

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1600

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 4301

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2800

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3108

Hair Loss Class: 4A

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 2

Grafts : 2049

Female Transplant

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 2

Grafts : 2800

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Patient Website

Patient Website

Hair Loss Patient Websites Featuring Hair Restoration Experiences, Results and Photos

JmhFlorida

Hair loss caused me loss of self esteem, constant worry about how quickly my hair loss would advance.

 ONE day pre-OP

burt1973

My hair loss experience was very serious to me simply because it didn't allow me to be who i am. I was always hiding behind my hat, trying not to be noticed. I must admit, i  do enjoy wearing a hat. Since my HT, i can count the number of times ...

matrix007

felt really bad . I had  to wear cap all the time.

trckr

My temple area has always been set back a little bit. But, in the last several years my frontal area has started to thin. So I started doing research in the fourth quarter of 2008 and chose Dr. Konior to do my surgery.

Before1

dude

First, let me offer to help you if you want to email me, I know where your head is at and I am happy to give you my insight. When I first started considering doing something about my hair, I was extremely nervous and researched on the web almost daily ...

DonKing

Greetings community. I am a 25 year-old male who has been dealing with the balding process since I was 18. Male pattern baldness is extremely common in my family (father, uncle and grandfather all fully bald in late 20's) and it seemed inevitable ...

louie

Well I first noticed thinning in the front in my early 20's.  I sometimes wonder how much of that had to do with how much BS I did with my "rocker" hair style back in the late 80's lol, but oh well.  I actually had a consultation with ...

Due

I started losing my hair at around 22 or 23.  This was a tremendous blow to my self esteem.  

I tried shaving or buzzing my hair, but my head is pointy and unattractive, I also looked like I was 60 years old with that look.  I ...

Tao

Through my 20s I had a full thick head of hair.  I used to go to the barber and always ask that he just thin it out because it was so thick.  In my early thirties, much to my amazement (and horror)it started thinning out on top and I ...

Sam Spade

Hi I'm Sam.

The summer of 2012 I received 3950 grafts from Dr. Konior in the Chicago area.

When I was young growing up in the 80s and 90s, among other things, I was known around my small town for having thick hair. It's kind of ...

Spanker

Very slowly been losing hair since 21 or so. I think about it often and want to do something about it. 

blast_to_the_past

I started losing hair around the age of 26-27. Prior to that I had a full head of hair and never imagined that I would start losing hair at that age. But I had a several throat infection around that time and the doctor just put me on antibiotics ...

Pre transplant - Feb 2014

therambler

Began losing my hair at about 25 years old. Got worse until I was 27 then i started taking finasteride and Rogaine along with Nizoral. This stabilized the hairloss and it's pretty much at the same point now.

I'm single, and had ...

phantom777

I did start thinning my hair when I was about 20 and I remember my friends telling me not to apply gel as they could see my scalp from the top. It was not until I was 24ish when I noticed my front receding and only then did i really start worrying/noticing. ...

Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Hair Loss Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

11/4/2017.

Konior- 1700 FUE Hairline Restoration

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6/19/2016.

2900 FUT with Dr. Konior

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10/21/2015.

2075 FUE graft with Dr. Konior

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7/27/2015.

Review for Dr. Konior

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7/19/2015.

FUE with Konior (1995 grafts)

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9/15/2014.

2967 Grafts with Dr Konior

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6/6/2014.

Dr Konior and staff experience in Chicago clinic FUE

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5/16/2014.

3525 grafts from Dr. Konior - frontal

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3/31/2014.

Dr. Konior -- Great Experience

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11/26/2013.

Thank you Dr. Konior!

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8/26/2013.

Raymond Konior, MD - 4,320 FUT Grafts - August 2013

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7/31/2013.

Hair Transplant Patient of the Week: Spanker's 2,110 Graft FUSS with Dr. Konior

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3/19/2013.

3525 grafts from Dr. Konior - frontal

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10/24/2012.

Dr. Konior 3559 grafts frontal hairline

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10/3/2012.

3950 FUT from the amazing Dr. Konior

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10/1/2012.

Dr. Konior - 9/11/12 - 2030 Grafts

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8/2/2012.

Spanker's FUT with Dr. Konior

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6/28/2012.

Konior Hair Transplant

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11/17/2011.

Great Experience with Dr. Konior

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7/19/2010.

My procedure with Dr. Raymond Konior

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7/10/2008.

1050 Grafts to Restore the Hairline with Dr. Konior

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2/29/2008.

Patient Posts 6.5 Month PhotoUpdate of 3147 Graft Session

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12/17/2007.

4.5 month update from 3147 Grafts hair transplant with Dr. Konior

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4/12/2006.

"Rockwell" shares his positive 2,300 graft experience.

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12/23/2005.

1,500 grafts in procedure with Dr. Konior

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12/23/2005.

Leading clinic in Chicago - Dr. Ray Konior

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10/7/2005.

23 year old male - 2,300 FUT with Dr. Raymond Konior

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10/7/2005.

4220 FUT grafts with Dr. Raymond Konior

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10/7/2005.

Photos - Placing grafts in front of a hair system.

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Video Interview

Video Interview

In Person Hair Restoration Video Interviews

What Patients Should Look for in a Hair Transplant Surgeon

In this hair transplant video interivew, Coalition physician Dr. Raymond Konior discusses what patients should look for in a hair transplant surgeon. He believes research, especially on the Hair Transplant Network online community, asking questions, and consulting with several hair replacement physicians is vital when selecting a doctor.

Dr. Ray Konior Discusses his Hair Transplant Philosophy

In this hair transplant video Coalition doctor Dr. Ray Konior discusses his hair transplant philosophy. Dr. Konior believes educating and helping hair loss sufferers develop realistic expectations during their initial hair restoration consult is vital.

Dr. Konior Discusses His Medical Background

In this hair transplant video, Coalition physician Dr. Ray Konior discusses his medical background in facial plastic surgery and surgical hair restoration.

Expected Density and Naturalness in Hair Transplantation

In this hair transplant video, Coalition doctor Dr. Ray Konior discusses what hair loss sufferers can expect in terms of naturalness and hair density in surgical hair restoration.

What Dr.Konior Can Offer Patients

In this hair restoration video, Coalition surgeon Dr. Ray Konior discusses his hair transplant clinic's strengths and what he can offer patients. This includes achieving two vital goals, naturalness and density. Dr. Konior states that supply and demand will ultimately determine how much density and coverage can be achieved.

Advice to Hair Loss Sufferers Considering Hair Transplantation

In this video Coalition doctor Dr. Raymond Konior advises hair loss suffers to research, read, and digest information found on the Hair Transplant Network about each physician prospective patients are considering.

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Articles

Articles

Hair Loss Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

1/15/2015

Combine Hair Transplant Surgery and a Hair System for a Fuller Head of Hair?

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1/13/2015

Is Facial Swelling and Bruising Normal after Hair Transplant Surgery?

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7/31/2013

Restoring Female Eyebrows with Hair Transplant Surgery

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4/26/2012

Can Hair Transplant Surgery Restore a Youthful Hairline?

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1/10/2012

How Painful is Suture Removal after Hair Transplant Surgery?

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10/14/2011

Dr. Konior on What Patients Should Look for in a Hair Transplant Surgeon

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7/15/2011

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Manufacturer of the Hair Loss Drug Propecia

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3/25/2011

When are Hair Transplants Appropriate in a Balding Crown?

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5/18/2009

The Importance of Long Term Hair Restoration Planning for Young Balding Men

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10/9/2008

How Many Grafts Do I Need for a Hair Transplant?

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7/8/2008

I am Very Bald - How Many Grafts Do I Need for a Hair Transplant?

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7/8/2008

Hair Transplant Hair Growth Maturation and Healing Characteristics

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Patient Videos

Patient Videos

2 Hair Transplants Total Scalp Restoration - 5053 Grafts

This is a 50 year old patient who hoped to obtain as much coverage as possible for his balding pattern. He was accustomed to wearing long hair and felt that full coverage would provide the best look for his preferred style. Based on a relatively snug donor site it was recommended that he undergo two staged sessions -- the first to address his hairline and midscalp regions and the second to manage his bald crown. His first session utilized 3331 grafts to establish a frontal hairline and to restore the midscalp region. The second procedure was performed one year later at which time 1722 grafts were transitioned from the midscalp into the crown. A total of 5053 grafts were used to provide a natural appearance and a relatively homogeneous final graft distribution throughout the front, midscalp and crown regions.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 5053 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant - 4200 Grafts - Dr. Konior

This is an example of an ultra-refined surgical hair restoration performed by Coalition member Raymond Konior, M.D. The patient had 4200 follicular unit grafts placed into the balding scalp regions. Multiple views demonstrate the naturalness of the procedure. The case history is presented on our hair loss forum. You can view and discuss this case by clicking here.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 4200 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

High Density Hairline Restoration

This patient underwent a total of 2635 follicular-unit grafts to produce a high density hairline restoration. Presented are comb-back and comb-through clips to demonstrate the naturalness of the restoration and the density that was achieved.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2635 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Repair of Plug Hair Grafts by Raymond Konior, MD

This is a repair case performed by Dr. Konior for a patient with old corn-row plugs. A pretricheal browlift was first implemented to excise several rows of unsightly old plugs. Ultrarefined follicular-unit grafting was then used to restore a natural, high density hairline.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | FUT/Strip | Repair