Thanks again for your input. I am thinking of just doing the crown first. Although I would truelly like to restore the hairline too, I’m just not ready to do that financially yet. I think crown work only at this point would be realistic for me, and then hopefully in few more years some light touch up on the crown again, and then the majority going to rebuild the hairline.
I plan on financing for a number of years, and understand that is not a race, not a sprint as I will be losing more hair along the way. But also I hope to be making substancially more $$$ money in the next 5-7 years. I’m looking at doing my Masters next fall if all goes right.
I would definately prefer a closed look for hairline, but I think based on my long narrow face, and the fact that I will be losing more hair, and that I have been losing hair, doing an open will be better for me. I think that would look more natural on my face.
Yeah that is true about how much hairloss affects someone. It has really taken a hard grip on my life. Which is pretty sad. And it’s stopped me from going after and doing some things I would have otherwise not thought twice about. It is definately not an enjoyable experience, but I think I am a better person in some ways b/c of having to deal with it. I am definately more empathetic to other people’s situations then I was when I was younger, but then agian I was in my teens back then. Anyway, it really affects me a great deal, and I feel I have a great opportunity to do something about it, so I am doing it. This is all very recent really. I mean men have been feeling like shit as a result of their hair loss for centuries. We are so lucky to live in a time where we can litterly reverse mother nature. And Helioboy you are living prood and definately an inspiration to many.
I’ve thought a lot about what hair is currently there too, and knowing that someday I would have to replace that too. This is really just a band aid, and that I will have to get many more band-aids until all is back to normal.
» I’m doing great and glad to be moving on now. Its good to see that you
» havent made any poor decisions in the past and seeking repair.
» When I speak of numbers I speak in terms of amounts taken via FUE. To me
» that is the preferred extraction method but there are others here who have
» had good strip experiences and I would have to let them address that
» option. Based on your crown you appear to need approx. 3000 grafts into
» your crown area. Your frontal area totally depends on how agressive you
» want your hairline in terms of temporal work and whether you want a
» ‘closed temple’ or an ‘open’ recessed appearance. Everyone has differing
» expectations based on the facial structure. I personally think a closed
» temple look depicts a more youthful appearance and frames the face better
» verus an open ‘recessed’ look. Again everyone has their opinions on this
» one. I think you should look at 3000-4000 grafts in your frontal area to
» recreate the hairline /temples .
» In terms of financing I have used your example of car financing many times
» on the forum. I have financed my transplant work and spread it out over
» years to make it affordable for me on a monthly basis .The key to any
» financing situation is finding affordable interest rates which involved
» doing some research . It all comes down to how much hair loss affects you
» I think you are looking at 6000 - 7000 grafts to provide coverage in both
» areas (front and back) . This is only my opinion . You have good quality
» hair to work with . Your midscalp area that currently has good hair now
» would likely need addressing in the future so this is something that you
» should ask about when you are discussing with an M.D . Good luck!!
» 19,000 grafts by Dr Umar