Higher yield of graft survival, easier to obtain more grafts per session Also consider with a good Micro-pigmentation job the scar is almost unnoticeable. Its actually a better option just people don't want to have their heads cut open IMO lol
Based on the photo it seems you have a hairline in the middle of the forehead, common for someone young. Eventually this will mature and recede. Do ask your family members about history of hair loss and keep a log. Take photos and put them away. If you see things continuing in the next few years, go to a dermatologist or a hair transplant surgeon. These consultations are typically free and they can be a good source of information. Depending on the outcome you can then decide if some type of medical therapy is appropriate. Most doctors think that age 18 is OK to start using something. Always consult with the doctor. Lastly, you have very dark hair and light scalp. The contrast is always going to make things seem worse than what they truly are. Like most said, don't freak out. The stress, while not the culprit, can also attribute to faster loss. Do your research and stay informed.
Most men, if not all, look better with hair. There are thousands of photos out there of before and after and, the universal thought is that men without hair look older. With millions and millions of people in this earth, there is a bit for everyone. Some women do like older men, But, the majority, don't.
Have you noticed how people make fun of people when something is just not right? How about wearing glasses. Atypical? Perhaps. "Hey four eyes!" Have you heard that before? How about a receding hairline in high school. Compare that to the jocks that have full sets of hair and are the most popular on campus. People notice and they'll always will.
Framing of the face is what helps. That's why mot young guys that go in for consultation are always freaking out. They are losing their youth. The more the hairline recedes, the older they appear to be.
Looks are everything for some people. I do agree there are many good people out there that look good regardless of their handicap. But the MAJORITY will always be self aware when you start comparing. Why do you think commercials most of the time tend to include good looking people/models? Have you ever seen a Loreal commercial with an ugly person?
No, not dead at all. And, it will probably continue for a long time. (Practice does make perfect). As RecessionProof noted, good surgeons can make the scar almost undetectable.
Consider that the reason to do a hair transplant is to have more hair, not less. So, if you are going to let the hair grow, why not take advantage of all the donor area can offer? By considering both FUT and FUE now you are allowing yourself a greater possibility of a fuller looking set of hair, (depending on your initial classification and ongoing hair loss).
Lastly, typically there is a safe zone in the donor area that is harvested at the time of the procedure. This is almost always true with FUT. But, if you've noticed, most times FUE will include harvesting from the entire back, including the nape area and high up on the donor. Suppose down the road this same patient thins from the top down or experiences retrograde alopecia. All the grafts harvested from these areas will also eventually thin.