Dr. Rassman. I’m 41 years old. I got a hair transplant done in April 2006. After the transplant i was vcery happy with the quantity of hair that i got transplanted. I know the doctor told me that i would loose my hair because of the body reacting to the surgery. Now it’s Jan 2007 and i find that the amount of hair that was transplanted is not as much regrown. Now that i’m approaching my one year period soon, why is it that the amount of hair that was planted as not all regrown back. I was expected a least twice of what i see. When i comb myself i still look like someone who is loosing is hair, and i hate it, especially when i go under a light or out in the sun. What is your suggestion to my situation.
Setting expectations is as much the ‘art’ of what I do as doing the surgery. That is why I have open house events every month, so that people who are going to have surgery can see and meet someone with a similar balding pattern and hair color. Then, and only then, will expectations be set properly. If you expected too much, then the error was on setting expectations. If the hair did not grow, then the question should be ‘what went wrong?’. You can always get a second opinion, but first, ask the doctor who did it and find out if your doctor’s expectations were met.