Is it ever a good idea to do a hair transplant on your crown? If your hair is receding and if it is balding on that area, wouldn’t it make it worse if you go ahead with hair restoration surgery and risk having shock loss?
I think crowns are a black hole that can suck up all available hair and still only give you improvement: rarely perfection. I encourage people to worry about the front, which is what everyone else sees and only deal with the crown if they are not likely see hair loss up front.
We do about 8 crown cases a year out of 120-130 cases but I’d bet that 20% of patients walking in initially bring up the crown as their area of primary concern only because they see it in pictures.
Out of that 20%, half come to understand my reasoning on the front. A third say they only want the crown and if they are a reasonable candidate I’ll offer them surgery and the remainder often say they have seen someone else who says they can “do the entire head” at one time and I never see them again.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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