Over the past week I have seen three young men (17, 22, 22 years old). The same doctor in Los Angeles saw all three before they saw me. The 17 year old was told that he needed 2500 grafts plus stem cell treatment at a cost of $35,000. The second (22 years old) had three surgeries already and was slated for another couple more (medical malpractice because the doctor used up a good deal of his permanent hair) and the third was told that he needed 4000 grafts (I saw him and told him about finasteride, minoxidil and the dermaroller) to avoid surgery at least until he was older.
I have written before about very young men and that they shouldn’t rush to hair transplant surgery here: https://baldingblog.com/22-years-old-with-4-surgeries-and-more-to-come-from-reddit/ and here: https://baldingblog.com/22-year-old-received-a-hair-transplant-of-2800-grafts-from-reddit/
Clearly some doctors are predators and young men are their victims. Beware of any surgeon that tells you that you should have transplants if you are under 25 years old before your balding pattern is clearly identified.