Why Shouldn’t a 21 Year Old Get a Hair Transplant

Why do you advise young patients on finasteride to not get a hair transplant? Since the hairloss wont progress being on finasteride they should be fine or am I wrong?

If you read this post: https://baldingblog.com/22-year-old-received-a-hair-transplant-of-2800-grafts-from-reddit/ you will understand why I believe that men under 25, with a hair loss pattern that is not evident, should not undergo a hair transplant. I just spoke to a 21 year old man from Europe who went to Turkey and had 4000 FUE grafts. I am certain that he has depleted his donor supply, he lost all of his original hair in the Class 6 pattern and with the 4000 grafts (about 7000 hairs) he covered an area that was probably originally covered by 70,000 hairs. That is easy math for anyone to understand. A good hair transplant surgeon understands the math and the art and can blend the two to produce a great result, but that surgeon must know where the patient’s balding pattern is going before implementing a Master Plan (the Plan I discuss all of the time) to guarantee good results. Getting a hair transplant in Turkey, as this patient today did at 21 years of age, just produced more complications for his future. The doctor was greedy and was after his money and he wanted to believe that this doctor in Turkey (may not even have been a doctor who did the surgery) could fix his problem.

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