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Old 01-16-2011, 09:48 PM
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“One of the dumbest things I ever did was get hair transplants. Now I have a big stupid scar on the back of my head that looks like a smile”.

“I think I'm still gonna shave my head someday because it looks like shit, but I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with the scar. I actually might get a Wanderlei Silva style tattoo back there”.

“Propecia is bad too, it kills your dick. Rogaine sort of works to keep it a little, but it doesn't really grow shit back”.
“Yeah, they took strips of meat from the back of my head and extracted the follicles and inserted them into the top of my head. It worked, sorta. I've got some hair up there now, but ultimately I would have been happier if I just shaved it.”


I would have thought a celebrity like him would have gone to the best of the best
Who did his ht?
Why does his ht look so poor?
Do you think his result is typical of hts?
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:00 PM
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There seems to be a lot of happy people and some not happy. I think he looks better...but if someone is willing to shave their head, I would not bother with an HT.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:35 PM
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It's impossible to tell what anyone's thoughts or expectations were when they opted to have hair transplant surgery. Perhaps he was not adequately informed about the "illusion of density".

I'm happy with my hair at this point. Yes, it could be thicker and my hairline could be lower but I'm happy. However, since losing a considerable amount of weight after my first HT and getting in shape, I've often wondered if I would have been happier spending the money to have a couple of other cosmetic concerns addressed, hitting the gym harder and just shaving. In other words, concentrating on being the best looking bald guy I could be.

I think the "grass is always greener" phenomenon is just human nature because, no matter how well informed we are and how much we say we are willing to compromise, most of us want something approaching perfection.

It seems Joe Rogan is not happy with his decision. The same can be said for some members who post here. Others feel hair transplantation was the best decision they have ever made. I'm all for people expressing their true feelings and sharing their experiences but I don't like it when people make blanket statements about surgical hair restoration or non-surgical hair treatments being a bad idea for everyone. It simply isn't true.
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Do you think he would be happier if he did fue?
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This is not meant to be a smart question....but how do I become informed about the "illusion" of density?

Does it look like a normal head of hair or not? I would like to see an HT in person I guess. I hear a lot about the "illusion". Does this mean you have to style ir a certain way or it is see thru?
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:03 AM
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Julius,

It seems that one of his gripes is having a "smiley" scar on the back of his head. Again, it seems that anyone embarking on follicular unit transplantation would have had some idea that this would be the case. I know I weighed the pros and cons of this heavily before opting for surgery. I understood that, for better or worse, shaving my head would no longer be an option.

Spanker,

I don't know if you've seen this article from the Hair Transplant Network but it does a great job of explaining the "illusion".

Will I Be Able to Obtain a Full Head of Hair with Hair Transplant Surgery?


In a nutshell, this term refers to the fact that hair is not transplanted at natural density but requires skill and artistry to be placed in such a way as to give an appearance of fullness. A hair transplant patient should not have to style his or her hair in any particular fashion but some styles may look better than others.

Personally, I think my hair looks full most of the time. When wet, the lower density is more obvious. When running my fingers through it I can slightly feel the change from transplanted to natural hair. But, let me say again, I'm very happy with my decision and my outcome after my second hair transplant. I no longer avoid looking in the mirror.

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:49 PM
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does anyone know which dr he went to? Or before pics of Rogan? Norwood level?

Obviously he wasn't on this site before he went out to find a dr.

A little off topic, but I also noticed that athletes LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have receding hairlines.
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I'm a big fan of Rogans and he discussed this issue on his podcast yesterday. He mentioned that he got the procedure done during the "News Radio" days so it's probably been 15 years or so since he had his original procedure done. He didn't mention the doctor, but I would have to assume it was in the LA area.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:20 PM
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Good on Joe for having the balls to come out and say it
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Yep, Im a big fan of JR the guy wears his thoughts on his sleeves. Smart, articulate, and flawed like the rest of us. Gotta love the guy.
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