I am a 42 y/o male,(Norwood 3)no “V” as of yet and I have long hair that reaches past the middle of my back. Should I ever require a transplant procedure will the volume of hair that flows down my back be noticibly reduced since follicles must be harvested from the back of the head? BTW, I have taken Avodart for 2 years with great success. I was getting a little thin in the crown area and now the crown has filled in very nicely, however, no such luck with the receding hairline.
There should be a minimal reduction of hair volume from one hair transplant. I am curious to know why you are not taking Propecia (finasteride 1mg). Stronger medicine does not necessarily mean it works better. You may have had the same impact from Propecia alone.