I am 40, and I've been losing my hair since my early 20s. I'm currently about a Norwood IV A. My father was a Norwood VI / VII by his 50s, and I'm pretty certain I would end up that way too.
I've tried many forms of hairloss treatment but after making no headway with various pills and potions, I began researching HTs extensively. I concluded that this site was the most comprehensive and objective on the web.
Based on the positive experiences on here, I decided I would proceed with an HT, and eventually spoke to six clinics: two did face-to-face consultations; one did an online and phone consultation (Turkey-based Transmed, who I decided to go with); the other three were online only.
I chose Transmed chiefly because of the (generally) glowing reviews on this site, particularly from the site administrator, but also, I must admit, because they were considerably cheaper than the other options I was considering.
My plan was to have FUT surgery, to deal chiefly with the frontal hairloss, and then return for further surgery as and when necessary, if I had enough donor hair.
I had 2900 grafts with Transmed in June 2010. Unfortunately, the outcome was very poor, and only about 10%-30% of the transplanted grafts survived. You can read about this experience on my blog.
In December 2011, I decided to have a second hair transplant, with Dr William Lindsey in Virginia, USA. I will be providing updates on how successful this surgery proves on my blog.