Patients often start off as Norwood 3Vs potential Norwood 4As. Some cases that are previously treated are classic examples of patients who suffered from progressive hair loss over many years. Many years after a hair transplant, you might be able to see that a patient lost the pre-existing hair on the front and the transplanted hair was retained for many years later. Most of these patients probably would have had very little hair on front if the hair transplant had not been performed, hopefully, along with maximal medical therapy. Some of the patients will be satisfied, want to add more hair, or repair newly exposed plugs from earlier hair transplant methods. Sometimes the patients actually maintain the frontal hair line and a natural looking frontal scalp despite the hair loss.
After a hair transplant, native hair can be lost at any time in the future and there is no telling which patients will experience this progressive condition. Hair loss is not a linear progression and often times will require the patient to have a second procedure performed to maximize density on the recipient areas.
Hair loss can be devastating for an individual and can cause psychological problems. Any individual who is suffering from male pattern baldness can get online consultations to begin the process of hair restoration. The most important thing to remember is that more hair can be lost in the future and proper donor management must be a priority for each patient.