Hey everyone, long time lurker and first time poster here.
I first started noticing that my hair was changing 3 years ago when I was 24. Been on fin for 2.5 years. I am still a very thick NW2 with temple recession and some thinning/miniaturization along the hairline. I can fraud NW1ish when my hair is longer. Not one person has ever said anything or thinks I am balding. In fact, on the rare occasion I bring it up to parents or close friends they think I am crazy.
My hair and looks are extremely important to me. I have always been a good looking guy who has great hair and got complimented. Girls ask why I have better hair than them, hair stylist and barbers marvel at my thickness, I’ve done modeling/acting, and have a pretty decent instagram following.
I have spoken with one of the top surgeons in the world that this site recommends and I am scheduled to have an FUE late this year. I will be 28.
I am hoping that with my rather small level of loss, surgery will bring me back to a NW1 and give me peace of mind for years. I have seen a couple similar people on here who seemed to have the results I am looking for. I guess this rant is about me asking the question, are my expectations too high? Am I going in just asking to be disappointed?
I am am attaching some recent pics. As you can see it looks fine when styled, especially the left side when I push my hair to that side. But when I pull my hair up it reveals the recession more. I keep the top long and the sides short because the temple points look sketchy and whispy when longer.