Dear forum readers,
Hair restoration surgeries have reached a level where, in the hands of competent clinics, people can get natural looking hair restorations.
The use of follicular units at the correct angles and directions. The hairline designs, the graft estimates based on calculation of the bald scalp area etc., is a long way ahead of the time when scalp reductions, flaps, plugs were inflicted on the patients.
Now, the patient does not have to blindly trust the doctor to do the correct thing. He is empowered and knowledgeable enough to be part of the decision making when designing a hair restoration procedure.
That is good.
The possible problem
In future, the biggest possible problem I foresee is cases where the patient gets a transplant but, for different reasons, can not/does not go for more transplants as he loses more hair.
That will lead to a situation of incomplete hair transplants.
The readers, future patients and the doctors need to introspect and come up with the reasons that can lead to such a scenario.
There will be some reasons that are beyond our control. There will be others that we can avoid.
It is necessary that we identify the reasons or triggers that we can avoid.
If a person is going for his first hair transplant, he should be ready to have to go for more, should he have more hairloss in future.
If you can not go for future touch ups, then do not go for the first hair transplant. Its much better to bald gracefully then to have an incomplete hair transplant.