He didn't have any problems with the idea but I didn't press for it to be especially low, mainly just a change to the overall shape and squaring it off more at the temples than lowering it significantly. Its about 900 grafts in the hairline direct area with another 600ish spread behind in the frontal third for more density. He did ask if I was continuing finasteride and emphasised the worth of doing so.
Personally I don't think you need to lower your corners further, but definitely makes sense that considering your large area of loss he wouldn't risk a juvenile hairline in a first procedure. You'd definitely benefit from work at the temples though which would make the corners appear less of an issue.
Hey u guys .. so this thread is for us noobs and lurkers and for the veterans of hairtransplants .... I’m going to start this thread to document my journey so I don’t feel so alone going through this by myself.. I’ve only been on this forum for 1 year but I learned a lot .... I’m pretty knowledable about the Basics of hairloss and hairtransplants .. but I’m no expert on the top docs or the best procedure or what u should do next .. .. but I do know enough .. this thread is my journey .. n I know many of u are are going through the similar process n be able to relate .. so will keep y’all updated on my journey .. will need ur guys advices and opinions n support as the journey continues ,
will start my story tomorrow , beginning from last year, to now n beyond
I recently did a consult with Rahal and I found his recommendations interesting but still kind of caught me off guard and I'm having a hard time getting completely on broad with them I really didn't want to have to deal with incremental HT's or temporary ongoing procedures like SMP's and find myself still looking for a better alternative.
Anyways here's some of what they had to say below along with a link to his pre and post op instruction and treatment plans and resent picture of my hair-loss wet
Wondering how his pre and post treatment plans compare to other doctors I don't know if its just me but do they seem a little intense ?
I ran your photos by Dr. Rahal and he agreed that it is a bit early to be targeting your crown area. The diffuse thinning you are experiencing in that area means high risk of shock loss so they fear is you will not see enough benefit to be worth targeting the area. He is however more then happy to fill in your temple angles and strengthen your hairline and frontal zones. You should also consider adding our PRP with your hair transplant, and as an ongoing treatment to prevent future loss.The cost to add it with your procedure is $650 +hst. The other procedure we discussed was Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). I know you weren't a huge fan of the idea but it can be a great way to add density to your crown area that we are not targeting with surgery SMP is a small semi-permanent pigment that we do on the scalp to help boost the illusion of density by minimizing the contrast between your hair colour and skin tone. It lasts about 5 years. The cost for a density treatment for the crown area is $2,800.00 CAD+tax. It normally takes 2 treatments designed as a layering effect to give the most natural appearance and duplicate the appearance of native hair follicles. If this is of interest we could coordinate this to be done when you make the trip for surgery.