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Old 09-10-2012, 07:44 PM
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Hi guys,

Quick question, is 32 too young to get a HT or is it a decent age to get started?

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:47 PM
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There is no hard and fast rule about age but generally early twenties is usually too young. Early thirties is a good time to consider hair transplantation depending upon your degree of hair loss.

The best way to answer this is to have a quality hair transplant surgeon evaluate you.
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I think 30's is fine. I had my done at 24.
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It depends on your hair loss history and often family history too. A good surgeon will assess these and take them into consideration.

Some surgeons will perform HT's on younger patients but will make it very clear that a follow up procedure will be required at a later date due to future hair loss.

At 32, if you have had steady loss over a number of years, you should be absolutely fine.

I waited till i was 35 just to make sure my hair loss had stabilised, but if the procedures had been this refined 5 years ago, i'm sure i would've jumped at the chance!

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:32 AM
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Thanks for your replies guys, I've had a consultation with a top surgeon and have been told I've got a pretty good donor area so as I'm going to be a nw6 I'm going to try and shoot for around 9000 grafts in total over 2 procedures, I'm hoping that will give me a good look
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:46 AM
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Wow! 9000 sounds like quite a bit. Who is the doctor? Did you contact his or her patients? Please do some research before you commit; I didn't and the result was ear to ear scars/stretched areas. Once the the knife cuts your flesh, it's too late!
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Yeah I know it's a massive commitment that's what I'm nervous about , I've had 2 consultations with the dr in person and have to say I was very impressed , it's only a short trip to Canada for me so that's good so I'm very lucky in that respect
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30s is prime age for HT imo
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Distance to the physician shouldn't matter. Travel as far as you need to---to get the best quality. Two ht doctors were convenient for me. Unfortunately they were also sloppy and unethical.
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Thanks for your replies guys, I've had a consultation with a top surgeon and have been told I've got a pretty good donor area so as I'm going to be a nw6 I'm going to try and shoot for around 9000 grafts in total over 2 procedures, I'm hoping that will give me a good look
Hello Sjones,

That is two 4500 graft surgeries, let's see some pics of your head. It sounds like an abundance of grafts honestly. Post some pics and get feedback from the recommended surgeons in this network. Some physicians do count grafts differently; but this really seems out of scope. All the Best, Michael
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