Sun 24 May 2015
Hair Transplant Surgery for Young Hair Loss Sufferers: Coalition Hair Restoration Physician Dr. Mike Beehner Discusses His PhilosophyCategory: Common Questions , Complications , Donor Issues , Hair Density , Hair Loss Blog , Hair Transplant Surgery , Post Operative Concerns
It’s important that a hair transplant surgeon approach a 21 year old male a lot different than a 31 year old. There are two major reasons for being conservative and going slow, which includes for most of us – being a little reluctant to perform surgery on men under 23.
Reason #1: Male pattern baldness MPB is progressive throughout a male’s life. You can never look at a man in his 20’s and say you know how far his hair loss will extend. Virtually all Norwood IV’s and V’s go on to become Norwood VI’s, and a sizable percentage of young men with Norwood VI pattern go on to become a Norwood VII with the side fringe located somewhere down the side of the head.
There is a large risk for turning that young man into a freak later in life. This can lead to a reclusive lifestyle, depression, and rarely even to suicidal states. The decision to transplant a young man in his late teens or early 20’s should be taken very seriously. The hair transplant surgeon is making permanent marks on that person’s head that he will have to live with the rest of his life.