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About twothumbsup

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr Fleming
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
  1. Thanks for all the replies. My main priority is the back/crown area. I'm not concerned with the hairline because I wear my hair down anyways and doesn't really bother me.
  2. I finally got around to uploading the pics. Here they are.
  3. UPDATE: My hair loss has progressed since I originally posted and I haven't done anything yet. I met with DR Konior and they suggested softening the hairline first, mind you this was in 2013 when the back wasn't too bad. I know he is one of the top doctors and I'll probably ask to reevaluate my current state soon. I met Dr. Keller(2016) about a FUE and he suggested that all he can do is add 1.5 inches to the back of my flap, max. Dr. Keller suggested that with a FUE, my donor areas would be too thinned out and not look good in the distant future. I would like to point out that both doctors were extremely helpful and very thorough. With that, my issue is that I don't think I have enough donor to cover the back. I don't want to take finasteride and I don't want to wear a piece on the back half of my head either. For now I have been supplementing with Toppik but its only a temporary thing. Do I have a chance of adding enough hair in the back that it blends with the front half? Her are my updated pics. Thanks for the help! Edit: Cant seem to add pictures. Edit 2: Finally added the pictures.
  4. Thanks for all the replies so far! I did use Propecia for 3 1/2 years. I noticed a slight drop in my libido initially but continued taking it. I stopped taking it a few months before my wife and I were planning on getting pregnant because there was an increased risk for the baby. After that, I used it for a few months but then stopped completely as I don't want to be on any medications for the rest of my life.
  5. Thanks wylie! I have seen some real horror stories and do consider myself lucky. Hopefully I could get this repaired and fill in the back half and soften the hairline. My main concern is definitely in the back because it's already starting to thin to a point where it's getting difficult to cover up the balding spots.
  6. Hi All- I am so happy that I found this place and with others who are in a similar predicament as me! Let me jump right in on my situation. I had the fleming/mayer flap done about 5 years ago when I was in my early 20's and am really disappointed in it to say the least. When I had my initial consultation they made it sound like everything was going to go smooth and easy. Little did I know it was going to be the exact opposite. I also had the tissue expander which made me look like a freak. By the end of it all I was and still am disappointed in the decision I made. I now have a thick, full head of hair in the front half of my head. However, now my back half of my head has been slowly losing hair for the past few years. *My 3 questions* 1. I was thinking of doing something to fill in the back half of my head. But with my scarring from the flap surgery, what are my options? 2. With my current scars, what options do I have with them, i.e. filling them in with hair, etc. 3. I would also like to have my hairline softened up at the same time. I wear my hair down so it's not so much of a big deal but I would like the option of putting it up. Thanks for all your help as I have struggled with this for the last few years, wearing hats more often and what not. I'll attach photos of my hair.
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