Was my hair transplant within the permanent zone of my donor area? (photo)

No, the donor area that was taken extended above and below your permanent zone. I marked the area on the back of the head that is about 2.5 – 3 inches high which is the permanent zone, viewed from the back of the head. This same 2.5 inch high area extends around the head above the ears to the temple points. If your balding pattern extends down to the area where it was harvested outside the permanent zone, these hairs will fall out and die. Also, if you should lose neck hair as you get older (frequently seen in men) then these hairs will also fall out and die when this happens with your neck hairs. The purpose of a hair transplant is to move permanent hairs to the areas of balding so that they will live as long as you live.

Get a virtual consultation with Dr. William Rassman and Dr. Jae Pak for hair loss options. You can learn more by scheduling an appointment.

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