I know that’s an impossible question but I’m hoping to get some advice from experienced folks. I’m in my mid-30s and am very close to pulling the trigger on a transplant. I’ve used Minoxidil for nearly a decade and Finpecia for about 5 years, although I stopped the latter about 6 months ago because of side effects. Overall, I have pretty thick hair but my hairline has receded to a point where I feel self-conscious…I’ve worn my hair forward most of my adult life and now I almost feel like I have a comb-over even though it’s not intentional. I don’t like how I look with short/shaved hair.
I would be opting for FUE of around 1500 grafts, most likely with SMG. I’m hoping I can do it without shaving my whole head since my forward hairstyle would naturally conceal the operation. The main area of concern is the sides. I actually don’t care to bring down the front hairline that much, I just feel like the side recession has widened my forehead too much.
My hesitation comes from worrying that I will end up looking worse/unnatural and that I will need to keep going back for more surgeries every few years just to fill in further recession. My hope is that the sides can’t recede that much more (or at least I haven’t seen that) so it should be a fairly permanent improvement.
Here are a few pics with SMG’s proposed hairline. Thoughts?