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Old 07-29-2012, 12:16 AM
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I dont have anyone to take a good picture, so I apologize at the moment, I also dont have a camera, just a stupid iphone.

I am just curious though if my new hairline is still a bit to far back? I always have had a big forehead, somewhat receded since I was a kid. My doctor is very well known coalition member on here, I will keep his name private as I wait for a final result, perhaps im worrying for nothing.

I had around 3000 grafts using strip into the front part of my head. My feeling was that the hairline should be slightly forward just a bit more if you look at the picture i have a cowlick you can hopefully see in the picture where he did not transplant any hair. The transplanted area is slightly behind the actual cowlick. Before surgery I expressed that it should as far up as the cowlick to create a decent hairline, he did not think so and felt it would create an overwhelming hairline. I backed off since I highly respect his work, and trusted him.

Photo below, and again maybe im over exaggerating and it will give a good enough hairline appearance, im not looking for brad pitt or anything, i also might completely forgot how hair that actually grows can mask or cover your hair line since i have had very little hair infront for a few years and im only 27. Hopefully you guys can see the red circular area where the transplanted area goes to. Again I apologize for the pictures im providing.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:12 AM
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I dont have anyone to take a good picture, so I apologize at the moment, I also dont have a camera, just a stupid iphone.

I am just curious though if my new hairline is still a bit to far back? I always have had a big forehead, somewhat receded since I was a kid. My doctor is very well known coalition member on here, I will keep his name private as I wait for a final result, perhaps im worrying for nothing.

I had around 3000 grafts using strip into the front part of my head. My feeling was that the hairline should be slightly forward just a bit more if you look at the picture i have a cowlick you can hopefully see in the picture where he did not transplant any hair. The transplanted area is slightly behind the actual cowlick. Before surgery I expressed that it should as far up as the cowlick to create a decent hairline, he did not think so and felt it would create an overwhelming hairline. I backed off since I highly respect his work, and trusted him.

Photo below, and again maybe im over exaggerating and it will give a good enough hairline appearance, im not looking for brad pitt or anything, i also might completely forgot how hair that actually grows can mask or cover your hair line since i have had very little hair infront for a few years and im only 27. Hopefully you guys can see the red circular area where the transplanted area goes to. Again I apologize for the pictures im providing.
Hmmm it could be the perspective. Once the hair has grown out it won't look as high, although the hairline is not close to low by any chance. The Doctor was probably not comfortable going any lower at this point in time due to your age, level of loss, possible future loss and donor quantity. Unfortunately some people going in thinking the doc will comply with their hairline desire or at least be negotiable a few mm only to find out that it can't be done and they already have paid the deposit and are basically booked in that very day. Does your Doctor's first or last name start with a H by any chance?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:57 AM
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Thanks for your reply.

No it does not start with an H , he posts his work quite a bit on here and I dont want to say his name because it may turn out fine. My hope is once the hair starts growing in it will not look bad at all, i never had a strong hairline, my hairline has always been "high", but i felt it should be slightly more forward. Not much but a bit.

This is my first operation I spent alot of money so I am a bit worried, but perhaps once the hair comes in it will be fine?

Your explanation I think is why he put it their, he said to where its receded it will look best where he put it, and putting it slightly more forward will make my hairline to strong, and look feminine. I conceded because I have a ton of faith in him and chose him after a year and half research.

I do trust him, his work has been excellent and very well received on here, I am just a bit worried its still going to look to very receded


Below is two files uploaded, the first is me looking down for another perspective. 2nd is unfortunately the last picture I have on my pc of myself from 6 years ago 21-22 right when the hairloss started to kick in. In this photo its a bit worse then highschool, but have not lost much at that point. You can see my hairline has been somewhat far back naturally, although I assume its started tor recede slightly about that time the picture was taken, but not alot. Just for reference of where my natural hairline has been in life. Again I am hoping I am overreacting and it will look natural and fine.
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No worries. A factor I also forgot to mention was that for 3,000 grafts, the Doctor only had a certain amount of area/grafts to work with. A lower hairline would mean less density given that the amount of grafts were fixed. In my opinion a slightly lower hairline(say half a cm) would not have given a feminine look. A feminine look is mainly defined by totally closing temples to hairline at a right angle or sometimes a more acute angle. I take it the Doctor is probably more on the conservative side.

You need not worry. You said you weren't after a Brad Pitt hairline and once your hair grows out it should be fine. There are plenty of results here showing off a mature hairline and the patients are ecstatic about their results.
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Based on your old photo, I think it is on point. Especially considering you have pretty aggressive mpb.
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Hi,

Did you discuss the placement of the hairline at the time of your procedure? I remember discussing this when I had my hair transplant.

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Based on your old photo, I think it is on point. Especially considering you have pretty aggressive mpb.
Thanks, sounds like my docotr was correct. When you say aggressive mpb do you mean at a young age how much i lost in a few years? Or do you mean aggressive because oft how little i have? He transplanted in quite a bit in the frontal sides where I had decent amount of hair already but shaved it off and put some in their should I loose it, i also normally have my hair longer its shaved to a 2 right now. Im not quite as bald as the picture pre transplant Not that I didnt have bad mpb, it just is not nearly as bad as it looks in the picture pre surgery.

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Old 07-29-2012, 07:32 AM
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Did you discuss the placement of the hairline at the time of your procedure? I remember discussing this when I had my hair transplant.

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Yup and he felt where he put it was best, I suggested slightly closer or forward, he explained why, I did not argue to much because he did not make a name for himself not knowing what hes doing
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Please don't take this wrong, but I don't think I've ever seen someone lose that much hair in a 5-6 year span. That is aggressive MPB, and I am sure that your surgeon is being careful seeing that you are still very young. Later on, once you've established a pattern, he may find that you have enough donor left to lower the hairline.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:03 AM
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Really? I did loose quite a bit and am quite young, i lost alot no doubt, I do have one friend thats balder then me but thats the only person I know of, and yes mine is was bad.

I just want people to realize its not as bad as the post op transplant picture. I had more hair then this but again some current hair he took a razor to and shaved it right off and apologized but said since im young he is going to put some in areas i have some already in case i ever lost more. Again not as bald as the picture, but yea it was bad and bothers me alot to the point i went for surgery. Although he also said he has done a few like me at my age already, he didn't find it un-ordinary like i did when I asked him, and believe me I asked him what the heck was wrong with me.


I should also mention i have not lost more hair in the past 3 years, it has stabilized since I started minox-nizoral. Fell out rapidly at 23-25. After a third course of accutane i still wonder if that drug is to blame or i just have bad luck. My father whose sixty had more hair then me

Anyway I do trust him, I was just worried it was going to look to receded, he felt he can get me back to that old picture btw so if its anywhere close I will be a happy camper.

Hopefully in 4 more months I can post a new picture and we wont have to discuss how bad my mpb is.

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