» Im one of those people, that If I ever did get surgery, it would be kinda
» tough on me where I work to walk in with the recip area
» shaved…the donor wouldn’t be so bad, but the recip would be
» tough. Thanks again.
Benji, I pulled this out of another thread (Ancient history of hairloss).
I’m in a high profile position that requires me to be out front and center and was incredibly nervous when I went back to work with my total head shaved/buzzed. I had 12 days of growth when I went back to work. I also have strip scars so I was extremely self-concious especially if the back of my head was exposed. I’m 49 and hadn’t had my hair this short since 2nd grade so it felt weird.
It was not nearly as bad as I made it. My office manager laughed the first time she saw me and that didn’t help much. She came back and said she really liked it and it made me look younger. There is some shock effect. I got a lot of compliments during this time from women of all ages, etc. I will have absolutely no hesitation in doing it again this December.
The other benefit is that I think it aids in healing not to have matted hair intermingling with the grafts. You can apply topicals during the healing process much easier (emu oil, aloe, biotin spray, saline solution, minox, etc.).
It was so easy to “not” have hair that I’d love to have enough stubble to pull the 1/2" or shorter look off all the time.