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Is Hair Restoration Surgery an Option for Receding Hairlines?

4/27/2009 11:31:22 AM

Question:

As you know, the decision to undergo hair restoration surgery is difficult and choosing the right doctor is serious. I've been using your hair loss forum for the last 2 years viewing results and opinions on varying doctors. I'm a 25 year old electrical engineer and don't have too much money. I have a slightly receding hairline and would like it corrected. I am thinking about going to Dr. Feriduni. What do you think of him? What do you think of FUE because I think it's better for a small procedure.

Answer:

It's really up to you to determine whether or not your receding hairline is bothering you enough to pursue hair transplant surgery. However, many men and women with a receding hairline successfully undergo surgical hair restoration.  Since hair loss is progressive, we would suggest that you consider non-surgical treatments like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) to help delay or prevent it from continuing.

Surgical hair restoration can be great in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon. We have a lot of faith in Coalition member Dr. Feriduni to produce excellent results. See the membership standards of those invited to join the ranks of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

You have to keep in mind however, that even on non-surgical hair loss treatments, balding may continue. Even if you get the hairline you're looking to achieve today, you may require subsequent hair transplant procedures as your hair continues to thin.

Also, donor hair supply is finite. This means that a quality hair replacement surgeon must use donor hair conservatively and wisely, especially in younger patients since the future of baldness is uncertain and highly unpredictable.

The potential of subsequent procedures means not only the strategic planning of a finite donor hair supply, but your finances also. Therefore, you should consider whether or not money will or won't be available for additional procedures as necessary.

It would be wise to consult with Dr. Feriduni and discuss your immediate and long term goals. Talk to him about what you'd like to achieve with a new refined hairline today, but also what to do in the event of future hair loss.

Bill
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