Hair Transplant

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by machine gewehr, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    So, I used to have one of the thickest hair I've ever seen but my douchebag genes screwed me and I'm getting bald. Thanks to those douchebag genes again I've always been a little obsessed with my hair and every time I look in the mirror (especially if I check the back of my head) I have episodes of swearing.:atoz:

    Thanks to these new techniques (FUE) it has become a common operation, it got cheaper and I see people with very good results. I found a place that knows their job, they transplanted hair to an actor and he's got long hair again and it looks perfectly natural. Not that old times carpet on the head look.

    I am seriously thinking about getting it done before I go complete bald. I lost half my hair in the last year, it was going slow but last year's huge amount of stress didn't help any.

    Once again before making an important decision I turn on my TB brethren. Any experiences, advices, stories, information, support are welcome.

    ps: Please do not advice me to shave my head, as much as I am an ok/good looking person I turn into something else with short hair and I don't want to think about me with a shaved head, I just can't do that to people.:D
  2. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Don't do it. I don't care how good people think the technology is, you can still almost alway tell when someone has plugs. Maybe it's not fair, but every time I see plugs, I think "douchebag".
  3. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Plugs? Is that what I think it is? Doesn't that go away in time?:meh:
  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    If this guys results do indeed look natural, can't see why not, go for it.
  5. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish Inactive

    Oct 24, 2006
    Grand Junction, CO.
    Your obsession with your hair has nothing to do with your "douchebag genes".
  6. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Genes are coded in a way so that I lose hair. They're coded in a way so that I like having my hair.:spit:

  7. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Inactive

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    It's not just the plugs. My attitude is that if this technology really worked as well as they claim, we would see more hair transplants, especially among rich people like Donald Trump or bald actors like Bruce Willis.

    The result never looks any more real then a toupe.

    Just keep your hair short (you don't have to shave it) and wear a hat. Unfortunately, this is one of those things you just can't control. You will have to live with it, as I do.
  8. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    It's your body. Do what you want.
    Good luck.
  9. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    I too, am thinning. But I think of it as evolution. We're in climate control now, we don't need hair.
  10. cvsurg

    cvsurg Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    If you get a hair transplant now (the results of which have gotten better since the 'plug' days), you'll continue to lose the non-tranplanted hair as your genes have been programmed, potentially leaving a patch of transplanted hair eventually surrounded by shiny (hairless) skin. Had friends that have gone that route, and now 5-10 years later, it all looks a little silly. As a fellow chrome-dome, I feel your pain, but we are what we are.....

    P.S.- my wife still thinks I'm hot
  11. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    One of my brothers had the hair transplant treatment done, but only had a section done on the top, front. (He still has quite a bald spot). That was about 10 years ago and really, you can't tell in was transplanted. But just that little bit cost him around $2,500 at the time, something that he really couldn't afford, but did. (Women were his motivation).

    I've got a nice, 3" diameter spot going in back myself and that's okay. I figure if it took me 59 years to lose that much, who cares?
  12. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Trump has so much money he doesn't need hair or whatever to feel good. Willis is looking very good as bald, he doesn't need hair. I, on the other hand look really very bad if I have short hair. Had my hair very short once when I was a kid, even a teacher laughed at me, it's that depressing.

    Yes that's an issue. I'll probably have to have another transplant in a few years.

    You're lucky your wife still finds you hot, but I'm still on the market and I as I stated above, I really need my hair.:p:atoz:
  13. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    To be fair, Bruce Willis went bald before getting plugs (and seeing good results) was much of an option. In a way, he's now iconic because of his bald head - plus it doesn't hurt that he looks good bald. In comparison, think of how many young, bald or balding actors you see in Hollywood these days? I can't really think of any who aren't already older actors who've already made their mark (Danny DeVito, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, etc...).

    I'll probably get a hair transplant done sometime. At 22 years of age, it's pretty embarrassing seeing my license with my long thick head of hair and then seeing my reflection with a receding hair line. People use to underestimate my age by 2-4 years, but these days they almost always overestimate it - sometimes by up to 7 years (wth!). It does a number on your confidence level, and it definitely affects the way other people view and respond to you (and it's not in a positive way).

    As far as the hat thing goes... no no no. People figure it out pretty quickly when they see you always wearing a hat, and when a you first take off a hat around a girl who had previously not seen you without one they do get disappointed. It's not really a solution to the problem, and it can actually make people view you negatively. Unfortunately, we do live in a society that puts image and beauty on high regards. I think it's good he sees a problem and is looking for ways to fix it.
  14. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    I'm not really worried about the front that much but the idea of having a bald spot on the back of my head is driving me crazy. I really get pissed off.

    I know it's not a health issue, it's not that much of a big deal but for some reason I feel like it is. I try to arrange things so that people wouldn't see the back of my head.I feel I'm loosing my self esteem over this. I'm a cool guy, I'm a software developer, I play the bass, I cycle, can handle much more booze than average person, fun to hang out with etc. but knowing that I'm growing a bald spot on my top is really hurting me...

    I like the look of loosing hair on the front, at the sides though. It's a good and mature look for me and I'm not going to have transplant to sides.
  15. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    I apologize for my post in the brony bassists club thread, and I want to bro hug you.:D

    ps: My post was a joke, it wasn't anything bad.
  16. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Inactive

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    But confidence should not come from outside...but from inside.

    True, sometimes I wish I had hair again...but it's a trade off. I used to be discriminated against by older, I automatically get respect, due to my appearance.

    As far as chicks, if they are so vain that they only care about looks, and specifically your hair, then who needs them?

    My wife is gorgeous, and far better then I deserve, but...she liked me when she first met me and I was already bald. Bald like Patrick Stewart.
  17. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I've developed a bit of a solar panel myself. Personally, I don't care. It's just another phase of life.

    I'm not so sure about hair plugs. They'll fill in a thinning area, but don't stop the natural progression. I'd be afraid of having to re-do the plugs every few years to make up for thinning hair falling out around the previous job.
  18. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    If you lost that much in a year, I think you might want to tell your doctor. Might be a symptom of something you don't want.
  19. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    It shouldn't, but that's not always how things work. And it's not really so much a confidence thing for me as much as it's about how other people view me and respond to me. I still have quite a high level of confidence - I have a good physique, I'm rather intelligent, I play in a number of bands, I'm funny, and I have a number of other positive things going for me.

    However, most girls never figure this out because they never really give me a chance - largely because they see the hair and say, 'no thanks'. Now as you know not all women are like this (girls who've known me from when I had hair still find me quite attractive), but I can attest that most college aged women can be shallow when it comes to looks (especially when you first meet them). And when you used to be the guy that had girls coming up to him back in high school it's a reaaaaaaal bummer.