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If someone gets FUE to restore their hairline, will they be able to grow bangs? I can't seem to find pictures of guys who've had FUE transplants and grew their bangs out. Almost all the pictures I've seen show short hair. I have a receding U-shaped hairline and it's a little thin on top at the front, so I just wanted to know if FUE would be able to restore my hairline and make the front more thick, and allow me to grow my bangs out like when I was in my early 20s. I'm 33 now. I've added two pictures. One how my hair looks now and another of how my hair looked at age 22. Would I be able to come close to restoring how it used to look? Thanks!

 

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A hairtransplant (FUE or strip) done at the proper density should allow you to wear your hair in that style.

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Agreed with Hairthere, but just to be very clear, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE DENSITY FROM YOUR MID 20's AGAIN. You definitely can go to a great doc and have him give you that appearance, but you wont have the same density. Search the forum and see how people have their hair styled.

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Agreed with Hairthere, but just to be very clear, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE DENSITY FROM YOUR MID 20's AGAIN. You definitely can go to a great doc and have him give you that appearance, but you wont have the same density. Search the forum and see how people have their hair styled.

 

Thanks for the reply. Howcome I won't have the same density if the doctor puts in the proper number of grafts?

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Because you have lost and will continue to lose more hair. Unsure from your photos but your only 33 and you have lost a considerable amount of hair, I would guess you will end up being a NW 5,6, or maybe even 7 (worst case). If your were to use your finite donor hair to dense pack the front third, you will not have enough left to match the other 2/3rds. Top docs can achieve the "illusion of density" at 50 grafts per cm2. Now Im not here to rain on your parade because as long as you have realistic expectations you can enjoy your new hair like you did when you were younger.... Hope my rambling makes sense.

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Because you have lost and will continue to lose more hair. Unsure from your photos but your only 33 and you have lost a considerable amount of hair, I would guess you will end up being a NW 5,6, or maybe even 7 (worst case). If your were to use your finite donor hair to dense pack the front third, you will not have enough left to match the other 2/3rds. Top docs can achieve the "illusion of density" at 50 grafts per cm2. Now Im not here to rain on your parade because as long as you have realistic expectations you can enjoy your new hair like you did when you were younger.... Hope my rambling makes sense.

 

I see. I don't have extreme mail pattern baldness in my family history though. My grandfathers had receding hairlines but weren't bald on top. I talked to a doctor who said I had plenty of donor hair in the back. My hairline was always somewhat high with a sort of widow's peak, so hopefully I can get that back. I'll be talking with a hair restoration specialist this week in the L.A. area, so I'll see how it goes.

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I think it's kind of weird how some people are trying to guess what NW level you will become. Based on your photo, we can only tell that you have lost a good amount of the frontal third. As far as becoming an advanced NW (5-7) I think we would have to see more photos. For all we know, your crown and the rest of your head is stable. The reason you won't get native density is because hair transplantation works on the premise of an illusion of density. That is, doctors create an illusion that you have full density whereas it is around half of what normal density is. Truth be told, most patients don't have enough donor to dense pack to normal density as they must prepare for later hair loss. That isn't to say that you can't comb your hair forward. I've seen many patients who have combed their hair forward after their hair transplant and they look fine. However, don't go into your hair transplant with a particular haircut in mind as you may be let down when it doesn't look like it would in your dreams.

 

Also, just because your family history doesn't have male pattern baldness doesn't mean that you won't be advanced. My family history is clear of balding for the last couple hundred years. I have many cousins, uncles, etc, and they all have great hair, except me who is expected to be a high NW patient. My dad has significantly more hair than I do and he is 30 years older than me. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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