We just spoke with a patient who had a full Norwood class 7 balding pattern with an approximate 2 1/2 inch height to the posterior rim. His donor density was very low from the pictures he sent prior to our phone consultation.
He had been making rounds with various doctors showing his picture and wanting a full head of hair. One doctor he spoke with quoted a certain dollar figure and told him that he could get a full head of hair from transplantation. I think he wanted to believe what he was told by this other doctor, and he was basically price checking with us. We told him that what he wanted was impossible, though. His goal was unrealistic and another doctor was about to take advantage of him.
Again and again, I hear of promises about bringing back hair from a hair transplant with goals that are not possible to attain. The promises from doctors who need the income seem to never stop. So as we always say — “Let the Buyer Beware”.