tiredofhats's - Profile page Pre-surgery
Before surgery my hair was thinning significantly all over. Additionally, I have a scar that runs to the top of my head along which I have no hair (scar is not the result of any HT procedures). When I was younger, I could cover this scar with the right hairstyle. Now I have difficulty doing so. My hairline is roughly intact, with slight receding at the temples.
I asked Dr. Shapiro to cover the scar and to work through my existing thinning hair w/ new grafts. I asked him to match my left temple (right side of pic) to my right, showing the receding hair, but not to rebuild it. I feel this best prepares me for additional future hairloss, and I'm not trying to look like I'm 20 again.
In this picture, you can see my native hair in front, sides, and back, which I keep reasonably long. In the middle, you can see where I have buzzed down my hair in preparation for surgery. Throughout the top of my head I have a native density of between 20-30 hairs per square cm (according to the doctor). On the right, you can see the scar.
Damp hair showing thinning and scar
Side view of scar