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Old 03-26-2015, 01:54 PM
 
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They no longer need to cut a slab of flesh from the back of your head. No scar - the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method removes multiple individual grafts from all around your head leaving plenty of hair next to the extraction so that even with a buzz cut, there is no scar or "empty space". The biggest issue for younger guys is, if you continue to lose hair after your transplant (which should not happen if you use daily minoxil) you need to ensure there are enough harvestable graft sites for future transplant if needed. For older guys who already peaked with hair loss, it's not really a concern. The procedure has evolved quickly, even in the last 5 - 10 years. If you use a skilled and experienced doctor, you are very unlikely to get an unnatural result. The business is booming, you would be surprised how many guys have had it done.
There are only a handful of doctors specializing in the FUE method, especially those who have a favorable reputation, in the US. So most men in the US would be required to travel overnight to have a FUE procedure done by a reputable doctor. I think that factor plus the higher cost of having it done by a good doctor would be a turn off to many men. Plus there's no guaranty of success.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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I don't think any surgery (cosmetic or otherwise) is a guaranteed success, but I think most reputable surgeons will consider free 'revision' if things go much worse than their expectations. Whether it would be worth trying again is another story. I don't consider hair transplantation a great thing, but I believe the alternative (ongoing loss of hair or lame cover-ups) is worse for the many men who look lousy slick-bald.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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Quote: Why don't more men get hair transplants?

Because most of us aren't that vain. I am much more concerned with supporting and protecting my family than worrying about what Mother Nature is doing to the top of my head.

B'sides, that's what John Deere baseball caps were made for...
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I see so many men who are bald or at least going bald. Hair transplants are not any more expensive than a used car.

I'm relatively young and not going bald yet, but as soon as I start to lose hair, I'll be at the surgeons office so fast.

Why don't more men get hair transplants? I've heard they're very successful and I wouldn't imagine it would be any worse than wisdom teeth removal.
Because many of us are not self-conscious about going bald.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:10 PM
 
Location: USA
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Hair also protects against the sun.

Of course the main thing is that almost all men look best with a full head of hair.

Hair transplants are becoming more common and the stigma lessening, but too many people remember how bad they were decades ago and results still can be disappointing and most men have to get them on an ongoing basis to stay ahead of their lousy genetics. Also, some men are deluded by the idea that a muscular body can make up for a less attractive face.
Works for a lot of women, why not men.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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I'm not losing my hair! I'm getting more head.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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Because women aren't as eager for casual sex as men are? Or perhaps an example is needed. Look up Scooby Werkstatt. Though 1) his face might be so bad that hair would hardly help and 2) most men aren't going remain 'ripped' at that age, which means hair might be important in middle age than most people think.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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I see so many men who are bald or at least going bald. Hair transplants are not any more expensive than a used car.

I'm relatively young and not going bald yet, but as soon as I start to lose hair, I'll be at the surgeons office so fast.

Why don't more men get hair transplants? I've heard they're very successful and I wouldn't imagine it would be any worse than wisdom teeth removal.

You are only allowed so many hair transplants in your lifetime. Also if you start loosing hair and get a transplant while you are fairly young...you still might lose hair in other sections of your head and the transplant wont look natural after that.

The process is they slice the scapl open and use blades to take from the donor area and implant it in other sections. It is fairly painful and they have to inject a needle in your head to numb it.

I used to think the same way as you about getting the transplant very fast, but that is the wrong way to go about it. You dont want to have odd missing patches because the donor hair was transplanted when you were younger.

Most guys take Rogaine or take Propecia to slow down the hair loss, it can sometimes make the hair grow back. There are also concealers that so many people in the movies and on tv use. There are also high quality wigs.

So i'd wait awhile until the hairloss stops before getting a transplant.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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My experience has taught me that men's hair lines, amount of hair, etc. is much further down a women's list of interest then we men think it is.

My experience has taught me that women's breast size is much further down a man's list of interest then women think it is.
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