» Kudos to H&W for posting a realistic result for a patient with this much
» hair loss. Some people still just don’t quite get the message that you
» can’t take 10,000 - 20,000 hairs and put them where 50,000 hairs were and
» look like you did when you were 20. Sure there are some hand picked results
» we see over and over and over again, but they are the exception and not the
» norm. This is the big problem with the dense front loaded hairlines we see
» with the 20 somethings. What will they do when they are this patients age?
» Where will the donor come from when the party is over?
» I’m sure the patient is quite happy with his result. He now has some hair.
Kudos to you for seeing this result for what it is.
Look guys, I know this is not a result that looks like a full head of hair but honestly if anyone with similar loss to this cannot appreciate the dramatic change for this patient then you should forget surgical hair restoration all together because it simply does not get any better than this when dealing with this much loss, this head shape and this number of grafts. This patient has a very high forehead physically thus if we were to lower his hairline any further during the procedure then his goal of coverage would not have been met.
Don’t ever forget that we are always working with a limited amount of hair and we sometimes have to make compromises in one area to achieve our goals in others. Personally, as a former bald guy myself ( repair NW6 patient) I think this is a great result. The patient now has the option for a second procedure so if he wants to lower his hairline later then that can now easily be done. That is one of the great things about this result; he now has options that before he could only dream about and because of this we have made a huge difference for this patient for the better in that he is no longer bald and looks MUCH better.
Thank you for your comments.