Realistic goals are a result of candid conversations between patient and surgeon. Only by discussing expectations and the experiences of other clients, and agreeing upon, an individualized treatment plan, can the best hair transplant outcomes be achieved.
You should be aware that every hair follicle lost due to genetic balding (androgenic alopecia) is lost forever. A surgeon’s experience, skill, and artistry cannot overcome limitations in the quality or quantity of your donor hair. Generally, the more hair you have already lost, the less full the appearance of the restored hair. All hair restoration procedures, including FUT hair transplants and FUE hair transplants, move hair from one place on the head to another. New hair is not created, but redistributed from the back and sides of the head, where there is an abundant supply, to areas where there is little or no hair. No surgical procedure creates new hair. Scalp reductions do not preserve hair for use in transplants, as some physicians claim. Traditional large (4 mm) hair transplant grafts simply transfer plugs of hair to bald areas, creating patches of hairy skin that result in creating the “doll’s head” look that has been commonly associated with hair transplants.