I feel free, without the burden of showing my baldness whenever the wind blows, or the need to always wear the hair down to lessen the appearance of balding. For years, I dreaded tying the hair up as I hated how the bulgy shiny forehead looked; now I often keep it tied up for convenience and not having to think about it.
As cliche as it sounds, I wish I had it done years ago, but I'm also aware that I had to take the time to learn about it before the big step, as well as giving my regime a real chance. My wallet has a massive hole for years to come, but I feel like it's money well spent.
Today marks 12 months since I had the procedure done.
I couldn't say there has been any development to report since last update. If anything, I've started to forget about the fact that one year ago my frontal third looked like a bar code,so I'd say I'm generally satisfied.
This is definitely one of the best things I've done for myself. While it isn't perfect and will never be, I no longer feel restricted by the lack of hair. It was a great feeling walking into the salon and asked for my greasy fringe to be cut (as opposed to discussing how I can have it cut to conceal baldness most effectively).
Until something new comes along with overwhelming positive evidence of helping regrowth, I shall carry on with my regime the best I can. Finasteride and Minoxidil for life!
I'm well aware that my choice of style has never been popular, but that's fine. After all, I spent my teens in the 80s and still somewhat stuck there. I do believe the fringe-over-forehead look does frame your face in your favour though. Luckily for most of you, the classic short sides and comb-back look is easy to achieve after a transplant.
If anything, hopefully I have given some potential transplant recipients hope that it is possible to achieve a desired style when the surgeon is ethical and has the right skills for your aim.