Fred, I could not agree more with what you said. However, if you suffer from BDD or body image problems, you will always strive for perfection which is very dangerous. Unfortunately, our society today is so "photosnap" happy that you have to look perfect in every photo you take. Image is so much more important today that it causes so many people to strive for perfection. And when people feel defeated by their genetics, they will become loners and recluses and hate the genetically gifted. Some will become suicidal and find the only way to get attention is to blog it in a forum like this. When I read shooks posts on here I really freak out because his thought process is identical to mine and I never could imagine any one else having the same exact thoughts I do every day. Very true that maybe one percent of the population that knew the OP before will notice the improvement but the one opinion that matters the most is the OP's. If this is what it takes to make him feel better about himself than do it. But don't make a career out of perfecting yourself or you may end up dead like Michael Jackson or the guy that had multiple cosmetic surgeries to look like Justin Bieber. Just remember, maintaining "perfection" is a life time commitment because age will take it all away from you. The main reason I still have not pulled the trigger on a hair transplant all these years is exactly what Fred said. It will only make a significant difference to me and most likely no one else. In my case a forehead reduction would make a greater impact but again really only to me. Will it change my life. Honestly, No way. I already have so many other genetic imperfections that would need to be fixed that it would take too much money and too much risk for me to achieve my goal. And for what? There is always going to be someone more genetically gifted to compete with so what is the point. That is why I finally realized, I have to learn to live life to the fullest and set my own rules and values. I no longer let other people's thoughts about me control my life. For the last few months I fell into a real funk with thoughts of how our society has gone to hell. I was at the gym watching everyone take their phones out and video themselves working out. I can't believe this is what our society has come to. Not only that but so many guys are getting "juiced" up and then covering themselves up with tattoos. And then I am thinking what are these guys's future children going to think about their parents when they grow up. I really feel sorry for the next generation of children that have parent's that only think of themselves. This world is really spinning out of control thanks to social media. So I can understand why people who are NW2 want to be a NW1. It does gives you a better shot in the dating pool but that is about it. Will it make you a million dollars? Will it change the world? Will it make your life better than a NW2's? I think if you are going to remain single your whole life and want to live like a "slayer", then by all means keep yourself looking your best. But is that really what you want out of life? We all know by now, its very rare to have a marriage that let's you live happily ever after. Just remember life would not exist without one problem after another. There is only one solution to surviving in this hellish society. Change your perspective just enough to live a fairly decent happy life but just remember it's quite normal if you relapse as we all have to hit rock bottom once in a while. That way we have the motivation to move upward again.