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Old 11-29-2017, 10:20 PM
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Default 1200 Fue hairband for $10,000 . Is it worth it ? Please advise

Hi .. My surgery is in 3 weeks with a surgeon in Beverly Hills .. Iím ready to drive the 6 hours for the consultation n transplant same day during Christmas holiday . Itís my Christmas present to myself ..
Iím 38 . No known history of baldness in family .. brothers all have thick hair n Norwood 1 .im a Slow balder. Was a Norwood 1 last year .. this year a Norwood 2 .. even worse is all the hair on top has gotten really thin .. n the front has receded now.. just started taking propecia for almost 3 months .. Iím scared since all my top hair is thin , I might go balder later in life ..
But for now .. I want to fix my hairline n temples .. I have a big forehead so I always comb my hair forward to cover it.. but since I donít have mucb hair on the hairline anymore itís difficult to comb n look good ..
Anyone that has knowledge or have an opinion please help..
Iím planning on shaving the recepiment n implanting hair . 1 inch in height n 4.5 inches wide ..
1. Will the 1200 hair give me good density for that area?
2. Will I lose my native hair especially the forelock when I implant there . Itís really thin n I might get permanent shock loss?
3. What Norwood am I ? N what do u think I will be ?
4. Is it worse that my hair is thin all up top ( diffused ) but with less recession . Or someone with a lot of recession but thick hair up top . More successful with a transplant ..
5. Lastly should I wait for my hair to get worse , recede even more then have a bigger transplant ?
6. How does my crown n top look ? Is it heading into baldness ?
7. Also what questions should I ask my doctor when I email him this week .. I barely asked any questions when we had a video conference before ..
Thanks for help ..
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:39 AM
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I think I speak for most people on here when I say, don't do it! Your hair looks like its in great shape.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:06 AM
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Thanks spidey .. I agree with you 6 months ago .. I wouldn’t imagine myself spending $10K for a hair transplant months ago .. but my hair has thinned out n the recession has made it hard to comb. . I know it’s cosmetic at the moment .. but my hair has been bothering me for the last two years .. n the Christmas season is the only chance I have to take to two weeks off to recover from a transplant .. if I don’t do it now I will have to wait till next Christmas to get it done .. that means another 1 year of not feeling confident with myself .. n another year of looking ugly while I wait for my transplant to grow in .. even if finasteride help my hair I won’t ever get the inch of strong hairline again .. right now I just have coverage of my scalp . But not good hairstyle .. if I do this .. at least I will have a strong hairline base to work with .. imma have to do it sooner or later .. so why not do it now right ? I just recently sold my house n made good money so I’m able to budget a hair transplant to feel confident in myself again . Also , I think my doctor agrees with u too .. since they haven’t contacted me n Stuff .. they don’t want to hard sell me. They want me to make my own decision ..
.. n actually seeing ur hair transplant spidey , is one of the reason I want to have my transplant .. you got great results with ur 1000k grafts .. that’s exactly what I want .. only thing is u are younger than me n ur native hair is still thick .. mines has thinned out a lot .. so it’s fine n flat .. not easy to comb .. so how has your transplant treating u ? U still like it ?
Anyone else have thoughts or can answer some of my questions ? Please respond .. I’m nervous , my transplant is coming up n I’m so unprepared ..
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:22 AM
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First pic is me last year at 37 .. 2nd pic is me today at 38 .. my hair has gotten so thin n flat so quick .. my density is so gone . Feeling like I be bald in a few years .. is it just old age or MPB hitting me hard all of a sudden?
Last pic is my current donor .. itís a lot of hair to work with ..
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:53 AM
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Tis the season---treat yourself. Yes, your hair looks good.But can it look better? I think so in the hands of the right surgeon----and you can fix the areas that bother you. What's the downside? Cost and a few weeks of healing for long- term improvement, If there is no more balding, you will have just improved a maturing hairline. This is cosmetic surgery. Do what makes you feel good.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:06 AM
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Cancel the surgery immediately and wait 9 more month to see if FIN works and the add MINOX.

If this doesn't work, than you can think for surgery.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:10 AM
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I agree I would wait and see how you respond to the non surgical treatments fin, minoxidil etc. You need to give them time to work. It took me over 6 months to see the benefits. In the early stages you often look worse than before you started due to shedding. I also use ketoconazole shampoo twice a week and the hairmax lazer combe. I find they help but others do not.

Your hair looks pretty dam good for a guy of your age. I went through surgery 4 months ago and it's not a simple easy thing to go through its a big commitment both money and time. Have you read through people's write ups on there surgery to see what's involved? If I were you I would wait until i were more bald before surgery. I think you cover up the little balding you have well and no one would realise you're loosing your hair. I waited until I was struggling to cover up the balding (when I was well in to Norwood 3). You can see my story on my posts if you like.

I'm not you though and you have to make your own mind up the above is just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:17 AM
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One other thing, you probably think your hairloss is much worse than it is. When I told friends and family I was getting surgery they were surprised as they didn't think I was going bald. It wasn't until I pulled my hair back and they saw my receding hair line that they realised I was balding. I doubt anyone would look at you and think he's loosing his hair
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:53 AM
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Who is the doc you're booked in with ? .,I would urge you to have consultations with other recommended on here ,I have seen guys with your comparatively minimal hair loss end up must worse after a transplant.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:43 AM
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my opinion is you should get on finasteride and minoxidil and see if non surgical methods work first. their are potential risk of doing this the biggest would be permanent shockloss of your existing hair since your transplanting into area that already has bunch of hair. its supposedly a low risk but youll end up worse if it happens that before.

surgery should be your last option try non invasive stuff first. your hair look good imo your over thinking it.

also lets be real man you wont be bald in a few years that unreasonable assumption. if you were going to be nw 6 or 7 you would be their before 38. you prolly have a very minimal progression of mpb for your age. mpb can halt or slow down so just because you lose some hair doesnt mean your destine to be slick bald. people can bald to norwood 3,4,5 and stop their. if you had a aggro form of mpb youll know it long before your 38th birthday
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