Your post is very interesting to me. I’m glad that you registered (10/23/09) at hairsite for the sole purpose of responding to my thread. You picked a winner. In a sense.–
» Um. Maybe. But bad news spreads much much faster than good news. It only
» takes one or two horror stories to come to a forum and scare the bejesus
» out of people. But look around. On the forums, at least, its probably is 20
» to 1 (5%).
Ah, but it seems that bad news doesn’t spread faster than spurious rationalizations. And rationalization is what is required when one tries to dispute the cruel facts about donor limitations. MPB is a relentlessly progressive condition; hair quality worsens over time; lifelong medication is a dubious proposition and a serious imposition; HT is extremely expensive over time. All facts, all harsh. Only false rationalizations can avoid these facts. And these facts are particularly merciless when it comes to a young and desperate individual in the chair. That’s reality.
» I mean “The Fittest” is pretty dedicated, I’d say. How many times has he
» started a thread on different forums just to say what he just said in the
» OP? Dozens.
You mean in the past, correct? b/c surely you realize that I have hardly made a dozen posts over the last 2 years. And “different forums?” No, you don’t recall correctly. It’s the paid shills who cover all the wretched forums – I have only ever posted to ha*irlosshelp and hairsite. Sorry.
» How many threads do successful transplants make? Usually not dozens.
» A successful plastic surgery (except for lipo and breast) is normally a
» unnoticable one. Unnoticable to the average unfocused random person’s eye,
» at least. People who have successful plastic surgery normally want it to
» stay private. So they are that much less inclined to go around to forums
» and rant and rave about their success. A bad hairtransplant recipient is
» probably going to be angry. And while you are right that alot of people do
» not do their research, a lot of angry people search out info online about
» what they are angry about.
I’m not “angry” about anything. I warn people, esp. young people, about the cruel mathematics of MPB. No amount of shill’s verbiage can ever add one single follicle to a balding man’s head. And a limited donor means one thing: there is too much ground to cover with too little hair. HT doesn’t create new hair, it just shifts the other poor quality MPB-hair around on a balding man’s skull. The result is often highly noticeable, esp. in bright sun, on a breezy day, in the mall parking lot. I’m sure you know what I mean.
» “The Fittest” ignores the success stories around him. He, like many other
» angry posters, likes to predict the future for others.
I ignore nothing. I have seen hundreds of HT’s in the flesh. What I have seen has appalled me. And I am happy, not angry. But what does my supposed emotional state have to do with the reality of finite donor and relentless, progressive MPB? eh? Nothing. Readers – do not be distracted by nonsense!
» None of this matters. People should be adults, do their research
» carefully, think about the short term and long term pros and cons and make
» a decision.
What I am saying here matters a great deal. Blather about “people shd. be adults,” do “research” – meaning, I suppose, consult the paid shills on hairloss boards – means nothing. Less than nothing. Consult all the shills you like. It won’t increase the number of follicles in your donor area, nor decrease the ever-expanding area of one’s shining, bald crown. Period.
My friends. In better days I was dedicated. Then these wretched forums were given completely over to the shills.
The shills, the suckers, complain that I’m angry, that I’ve had a bad transplant. For what it’s worth, and it’s nearly worthless, I have an excellent transplant. So what? so what? What do my results have to do with your possible results? The answer is: jack. My (perhaps quite temporary) fine results mean nothing.
Never allow yourself to be suckered by the beaming shill in the 'shopped photo, or the preening shill in the slick video. Go see this surgery in the flesh and then come back and tell me how much you love it. See it dozens of times over many years. See it with your BDD eyes and tell me that you want HT-hair stuck on your skull. If you want it still, then be my guest. Roll those dice. But, please, if you are under 35: don’t do it.