Hi. I'm 32 years old and started noticeably receding at about 23. I've been pretty fortunate to not have much loss in the crown or on the top of my head. The front has been more rapidly thinning over the last five years and is now at a point where something needs to be done about it. I work in a professional office-type environment, but I'm also an aging punk rocker. My hair borders on the line of workplace acceptable and a spiky mess... and that's how I like it. I'm not interested in having a "normal" haircut for the sake of covering my bald spot. It's either HT or cut it super short and look like a weirdo. I'm pretty thin with a skinny face and big ears. I would look terrible bald. My confidence when I look in the mirror has been fading quickly over the last few years. I have a gorgeous wife who is truly not concerned with my hairline, but she understands that it is something that is taking a large toll on my psyche and is fully standing behind my decision to move forward with a HT.
I always joked that I was going to get a transplant rather than go bald once I started thinning. Eventualy the jokes started to get me thinking. My first consult was three years ago with Bosley. They were the only company I had heard of and there was a consult office near my house. I left that consult feeling like it was something I definitely wanted to pursue, but not really feeling confident about how it would all pan out. That's when I discovered this website and I can't thank you guys enough for providing the information that led me down the right path.
After several consults and years of research, I have decided to do a FUT procedure with Dr. Rosanelli in San Francisco. I know that there is not a ton of information/results posted about him on this site. However, after my consult with him I feel extremely confident that he is the right doc for my situation. I am not looking to do a major session, nor am I looking to move my hairline or drastically recreate what I had ten years ago. I am looking to fill in my front bald spot and and a bit of my temples. I feel that Dr. Rosanelli is the perfect surgeon to do this for me.
I know that most people on this site would recommend traveling to great lengths to find the perfect surgeon, and I would have been willing to do so had I not found the right doc in Northern California, but adding travel expenses and time to this process would mean putting it off for an indefinite amount of time for me and I feel that if I wait much longer I will not be able to have a gradual transformation that will keep most people from realizing that I have had a procedure done.
So, my surgery is tomorrow. After years of wonder and worry, I am taking the plunge. I am as nervous as can be, but excited for my future.