https://baldingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/logo-small-300x62.png 0 0 William Rassman, M.D. https://baldingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/logo-small-300x62.png William Rassman, M.D.2019-06-14 04:58:052019-06-15 08:21:20So, if I replace my receding hairline, what happens in another 5-10 years when I continue to recede? Answer: A Master Plan with a good doctor who measures your Hair Bank!
I have been doing hair transplants for 29 years and started off doing Follicular Unit Transplants (which I pioneered) with large sessions of follicular units rather than the old type of plugs as well as FUE which I started doing in the mid-1990s. I first published the idea that a Master Plan is critical for every person and it must take into account the limited hair in the donor area. I discussed looking at the donor area as a bank account, but rather than money, it is hair in that account. The unique thing about a donor area bank account is that there are never deposits, only withdrawals. So the doctor MUST ALWAYS document how much hair is in the ‘donor bank’ and with each withdrawal, he must plan to leave enough to satisfy the patients initial needs and his long term needs as more hair is ALWAYS lost over time. I have transplanted patients over the 29 years, keeping up with the progressive balding process to keep them hairy. I have always been honest if compromises are necessary. Today, too many doctors think short-term because it is better for them financially if they move a lot of ‘bank hair’ out earlier. Also, the patient frequently thinks short term, and doesn’t appreciate the problems he may run into in the future. But the doctors who want to get your money now are not the doctors you want. Always be sure that your doctor talks about your donor supply (bank) as he depletes it with FUE or FUT because you know what is going to happen WHEN you lose more hair in the future (a guarantee so read this: https://baldingblog.com/need-master-plan-think-hair-transplants-photos/). Here is an example of one of many of my patients who have stayed ‘hairy’ despite continued hair loss: https://baldingblog.com/norwood-class-7-pattern-patient-received-11000-grafts-plus-smp/