Originally Posted by Manny
Whats up people,
I am currently deployed to Iraq (army) and to kill boredem on my down timeI have been reading threads on this site for the past couple of weeks and i have decided that i want to get HT once i get back (i have been thinking about getting one for a while)
ok the questions are-
Im 24 years old and i keep my head bald due to receding hair line. i want to know how long do my hair have to be before i can get a HT (do i have to grow my hair or can i just go in bald?). thing is, once i get back to the states, im going to get a month off and i want to get my HT done within that month.
do you guys think it would be possible to return to work after a month w/o being noticed (scars or scabs)?
also, can i continue to shave to my head until the transplanted hair actually grow?
also for FUE, can the donor area be the chest hair or does it have to be head?
advance thanks for your help.
Welcome to the forum and thank you for your service to our country! It’s an honor to have the opportunity to thank you personally.
Surgical hair restoration can be a great option for the right candidate, but it’s important to understand that it’s not a one size fits all cosmetic procedure. I’m not sure how long you've been actively researching hair transplantation, but from the questions that you’re asking, I can tell that you might not be ready to take the plunge. This is big decision that will effect the rest of your life so you need to understand the entire process before moving forward.
Once you go “under the knife” you will no longer have the option to shave your head to the bone without revealing either a linear scar, if you undergo conventional harvesting methods, or small white dot scars if you undergo an FUE procedure. Even under the best circumstances, the healing process can be different for each individual. It is possible that you’ll be ready to go back to work after a month or it might not work out that way for you.
At this point, I think you should continue to do your research and perhaps when you get back to the states you can begin the consultation process to better assess your situation.
Remember, if you are a good candidate for hair restoration surgery, it will always be there for you. There's no reason to rush into the process, even if you do have some vacation time coming up
I’m sure one of our physician experts will provide some guidance here as well. I wish you a safe return to the states and the best of luck.