» Why are you against Strip? Just because of the cosmetic purposes?
» I am considering Dr. A as you are.
» However, I am thinking of doing a strip surgery with FUE into my strip
» scar within a month of my first surgery.
» What do you think?
I am still at the point after looking at his gallery, of trying to decide if I do want to get a transplant.
The thing that makes me take a step back is my crown is very gone, I mean gone and 2/3 of the top of the scalp is pretty much gone also, The front top looks pretty good actually and I doubt that I would even need more than 1000 grafts or so there
However in looking at many of the patients, although they do look good, there seems to be a reluctance even with Dr A to have the patient put his head DOWN in the after shots, even though it is common to see that type of pic, they seem to want to stress the front on shot with the face forward like a drivers license pic, since a lot of the guys with the NW4,5,6 do not choose to transplant the crown
That means basically that they transplant the top, and sync the edges up with the hairline that exists now. To me a lot of the guys, even though they do look better. I am not sure if IMO the after shot in many of the pics, is worth the pain and expense, in comparison to the before shot.
They do look without a doubt improved. and I am taking the guys who are NW6,7 mostly, (if there is a 7, lol). Because those are the worst case scenarios.
What concernes me is that the crown eats so many grafts, and most of those guys who are advanced choose to not even bother with the crown and leave it that way. (the smart ones, IMO) .
But in my case what I need MOST, is the crown, the top front actually does not look too bad and if many of those guys had my top front they might not even bother transplanting hairs there.
I have no doubt that Dr A or many surgeons could transplant about 3000 grafts and give me a great top front hairline , making it look much better even than it looks now. No problem.
But if I went in and I cannot get the crown done, and I do not think it would be adviseable for me to do the crown since the area is so large…then it might be a waste of time and money for me, since I dont care much about improving the front. What I want to avoid is getting a bald area transplanted and having the new hair meet the already existing part. That to me is a bit of a longterm lifetime committment since in the future when the part line recedes further down I have no choice but to go in for a touchup procedure , or else I would look a bit freakish.
Had I not had a transplant and the part receded, no problem its just natural recession.
Do you understand what I am getting at?