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Hi everyone, 

‘I am thinking to get a hair transplant . I will need to use about 1-2000 grafts from donor area and the rest using beard and chest hair. I just want your opinions and advice on if this is something you think is viable. 

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@Ukd6

Is something viable, I would suggest yes. The key being, what are you realistically looking to achieve? I think that this will be a large motivation of whether surgery is correct for you.

Your photos show significant loss and retrograde alopecia, further limiting potential accessible donor. Do you have a further photo of your head down, showing the top, to be able to see more clearly how high your sides have maintained. They appear reasonably high from your profile image.

May I ask why you say 1k - 2k from the donor?


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IMG_20191027_173931.thumb.jpg.dfc46a75ebbdf8a9c0ab69feba71fa27.jpgthanks for your input. yes totally agree with what you are saying. the retrograde is also apparent so if I do go ahead I don't want to rely on using anything strictly outside of the safe zone. 

I am looking to acheibe a buzz cut look grade 1 on top. mainly desire the hair line and top to have a decent but not overly dense coverage, at this stage I'm not bothered about the crown. 

I'm. very concerned how the fue marks will look if I go to a zero back and sides any input on that issue would  be very helpful 

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1 hour ago, axor said:

2500 grafts max

yes at the very limit I should think. how do you think fue marks would look considering my skin and hair colour? 

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1 hour ago, Raphael84 said:

@Ukd6

Is something viable, I would suggest yes. The key being, what are you realistically looking to achieve? I think that this will be a large motivation of whether surgery is correct for you.

Your photos show significant loss and retrograde alopecia, further limiting potential accessible donor. Do you have a further photo of your head down, showing the top, to be able to see more clearly how high your sides have maintained. They appear reasonably high from your profile image.

May I ask why you say 1k - 2k from the donor?

this is what have been advised a few years ago with a premium clinic and just l am aware that my donor area is not great. 

I really don't want to be looking worse as I honestly don't mind the bald look, I'm seeking a cosmetic improvement 

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What are you looking to achieve through surgery? What are your expectations?


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43 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

What are you looking to achieve through surgery? What are your expectations?

I would like a soft but definite hair line, and a short cropped look all over the top . No1 cropped. This way I can add body hair over time to increase density . 

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Looks like u have about 2500-3500 viable grafts not including beard and or chest which could yield u another 2500 likely. I would consider SMP as well as that can give the illusion of more density. U look like a fine candidate to me.

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37 minutes ago, GNX1 said:

Looks like u have about 2500-3500 viable grafts not including beard and or chest which could yield u another 2500 likely. I would consider SMP as well as that can give the illusion of more density. U look like a fine candidate to me.

Thanks, I that’s slightly more optimist than I thought . Appreciate your feedback man. I’m booked to go ahead in February. 

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24 minutes ago, Ukd6 said:

Thanks, I that’s slightly more optimist than I thought . Appreciate your feedback man. I’m booked to go ahead in February. 

Wow! That was a quick decision. 
With which Doctor have you decided to proceed?


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1 hour ago, GNX1 said:

Looks like u have about 2500-3500 viable grafts not including beard and or chest which could yield u another 2500 likely. I would consider SMP as well as that can give the illusion of more density. U look like a fine candidate to me.

In regards to the smp, I honestly hate the thought of a scalp tattoo. I would worry that it would feel unnatural and I would feel compelled to get it removed which would be a disaster considering my new hair would hopefully be growing ....weird thought I know. To be honest it’s been 20 years of baldness and the idea of seeing hair grow out of my natural scalp is very appealing. I have very low expectations of this procedure and I think I will be easily pleased with whatever ok result I get . Nothing against guys with smp. It just doesn’t appeal to me 

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13 minutes ago, Raphael84 said:

Wow! That was a quick decision. 
With which Doctor have you decided to proceed?

Wrong wording sorry, I meant to say I have booked time off work In February. 3 weeks off to get this procedure. I have not decided which doc to go to. Very tempted by Turkey 

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That makes more sense.


Just be careful with your choice of surgeon.

The correct and most appropriate approach is essential for you. By your own admissions you are reasonably comfortable with your current look. So you are not like many other guys who are desperately insecure regarding their hair loss. This is of course a positive. Despite seeming to have a “lower bar” for your procedure to be deemed a success, an inappropriate plan in regards to hairline design and placement, density and coverage could leave you in a worse situation.

As well as the above mentioned surgery details, an understanding of the potential use of beard hair/body hair, if you would like to address further back toward/into your vertex. Perhaps a subsequent procedure? All this needs to be clearly discussed and understood between yourself and your Doctor. 

Beard hair is a very reliable source of donor hair.

Whilst physicians have differing points of view, it’s generally understood that body hair (not beard) has around a 25% success rate. It differs significantly from one patient to another. A test session is generally encouraged, but don’t “bank” on body hair being the definitive answer to gain more coverage long term without knowing how your body will respond to body hair transplantation.

It’s important to have a good understanding of everything that you may be considering, before commiting.


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3 hours ago, Ukd6 said:

In regards to the smp, I honestly hate the thought of a scalp tattoo. I would worry that it would feel unnatural and I would feel compelled to get it removed which would be a disaster considering my new hair would hopefully be growing ....weird thought I know. To be honest it’s been 20 years of baldness and the idea of seeing hair grow out of my natural scalp is very appealing. I have very low expectations of this procedure and I think I will be easily pleased with whatever ok result I get . Nothing against guys with smp. It just doesn’t appeal to me 

Its not a Tattoo. It will fade over time and if u dont like it then dont re-do it but none of the SMP's are designed to be forever so its a temporary option. Like it. Re-do it. Dont like it dont re-do it. Pretty much that simple.

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47 minutes ago, GNX1 said:

Its not a Tattoo. It will fade over time and if u dont like it then dont re-do it but none of the SMP's are designed to be forever so its a temporary option. Like it. Re-do it. Dont like it dont re-do it. Pretty much that simple.

well this adds a new slant on it. I have seen guys having to get laser removal on their amp so I suppose there is a new method and new ink that is not permanent.... interesting stuff 

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4 hours ago, Raphael84 said:

That makes more sense.


Just be careful with your choice of surgeon.

The correct and most appropriate approach is essential for you. By your own admissions you are reasonably comfortable with your current look. So you are not like many other guys who are desperately insecure regarding their hair loss. This is of course a positive. Despite seeming to have a “lower bar” for your procedure to be deemed a success, an inappropriate plan in regards to hairline design and placement, density and coverage could leave you in a worse situation.

As well as the above mentioned surgery details, an understanding of the potential use of beard hair/body hair, if you would like to address further back toward/into your vertex. Perhaps a subsequent procedure? All this needs to be clearly discussed and understood between yourself and your Doctor. 

Beard hair is a very reliable source of donor hair.

Whilst physicians have differing points of view, it’s generally understood that body hair (not beard) has around a 25% success rate. It differs significantly from one patient to another. A test session is generally encouraged, but don’t “bank” on body hair being the definitive answer to gain more coverage long term without knowing how your body will respond to body hair transplantation.

It’s important to have a good understanding of everything that you may be considering, before commiting.

Yes you are spot on with what you say. I need to find a surgeon that can build a plan that is going to give me the best possible results. there is no point starting on this road otherwise. What are your thoughts regarding fue scars? I intend to keep very short hair back amd sides. 

 

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