Realistic Hair Weaving Transplant Design and Hairlines

Hair Weaving Transplant
Hair Graft Supply and Demand

Hair transplant results depend on the basics of the modern economics of supply and demand. You can only put so much of your supply into the area of demand. Many men want to restore the hairline they had when they were in their teens. These types of hairlines deplete a finite supply of donor hair especially if the patient is prone to extensive hair loss in the future. Once it is gone, it is gone and is never coming back. If you have a low hairline that uses up 2/3 of your available grafts in the process and then your hair loss continues, and it likely will, what will you do to fill in later?

Age Appropriate Hair Transplantation

Age appropriateness should be considered when planning a hair transplant and hair line. Not just the patient’s current age, but their age in ten or twenty years. The vast majority of men recede...period. All men will experience recession in the hairline and temple points. A 15 year old's hairline placed on a middle-aged man looks inappropriate and is out of balance with the character and shape of the rest of the scalp’s natural state of recession and miniaturization. So, not only are you risking depleting the donor area, but you will just look plain "strange". Very few male adults have the low dense hairline of a teenager and having one in your 30s, 40s, and 50s, whilst thinning elsewhere screams "hair transplant!" to the world.

Strategic Hairline Design: The Good Docs Do It

A good hair weaving transplant doctor will design your hairline strategically. A good surgeon will leave enough grafts in the donor zone to account for future hair loss. The criteria the doctor will use will be: your age, your current hair loss situation, family history of hair loss, density in the donor area, and scalp laxity. A good doctor will design a hairline that is conservative so there are grafts left over for the crown. Being conservative with the hairline design is not synonymous with being old. Quite the contrary, if a conservative hairline has sufficient density it can take years off the patient’s appearance.

Some clinics will intimate that doctors who offer conservative hairlines do so because they do not have the technical or artistic ability to do so. It is no surprise that for clinics that make such statements, low hairlines are their main selling point. In reality, the most respected clinics in the industry, those recognized by peers and by hair transplant patients, do not offer such hairlines because it is irresponsible to do so. A doctor does not have a crystal ball, available grafts are finite, and dismissing future loss to impress a patient and grab the cash, is a cynical practice, praying on the egos of vulnerable men. Sure, the man walks away with low hairline, and is happy for now but what happens then when his crown starts to thin and his overall recession continues? Where will the grafts come from with little or nothing available in the pillaged donor zone?

Get Real or Get Hurt

You must consider the stark reality of your situation: if you are in your early to mid 20s and are already seeing hair loss, you have a higher probability that the hair loss pattern will continue and worsen. Restoring your juvenile hairline will set you up for future disappointment. Fast forward to age 40: you have receded further, have a pronounced widows peak and whisp covered crown with a great thicket of hair in the frontal region transplanted by one of the "dense and low hairline" slingers. Now you imagine what you would look like had the surgeon used half the grafts in the front and the rest for your crown. That's right; you wouldn't look like Friar Tuck. You'd have hair in the crown and you'd look appropriate for a man of normal hair recession and miniaturization. You search your pockets for grafts coz they are not coming from the donor area. Hmmm...a rug is looking good, maybe BHT or nose and ear hair transplantation. Hey, your 40 and have more hair there than in your donor zone!

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