You will know if you have breast pain, swelling or lumps. Then see your doctor.
I was thinking of getting a FUE hair transplant. I was hoping those that have been through it could give some advice on the following. Thanks for your help! How do you know/verify that the specialist delivered on the number of grafts that he charged you for?
How many hair follicles should be in a graft? What is an optimal number of hair transplant procedures done by the specialist? Some I called said they’ve done 50. What is a good baseline?
Does it matter if the specialist is board certified plastic surgeon?
I have spelled it out in great detail in two posts here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/before-selecting-a-hair-transplant-doctor-do-your-homework/ just follow the link
I got 6000 grafts in Turkey and this is what I now look like just 10 months since the surgery. What are my options?
You didn’t show your donor area but I suspect that it is see-through. If that is the case, the only good option is to get Scalp Micro Pigmentation and shave your head as shown here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/smp-scalp-micropigment-patient-talks-about-how-others-were-upset/
Your photos show a maturing hairline, not balding. If you want to find out if you have hair loss behind the hairline, then get a HAIR CHECK test (https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-and-what-its-value/), and then you will know for sure. The age of 17 is not too young to get finasteride if the HAIR CHECK test showed hair loss behind the hairline.
You are in trouble (see my post here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/22-year-old-received-a-hair-transplant-of-2800-grafts-from-reddit/). You are confronting a progressive hair loss process and chasing it with multiple hair transplants. Four hair transplants by the age of 22 shows that your surgeon doesn’t have your best interest at heart. You are stuck chasing hair loss now and if you run out of donor hair before the process is finished, what is your plan? Hair transplant do speed up the genetic hair loss to eventually reach your final inherited pattern. Two more surgeries now? I would be happy to give you an opinion and a telephone consultation at email@example.com. I can show you how you might still be able to protect yourself.
I’m 5 weeks post op now and still have transplanted hair that haven’t fallen out yet. I tried using DermMatch to conceal it. But applicator pulled out like 15 transplanted hairs. Will they grow back or are they damaged since I forcibly pulled them out instead of letting them fall naturally?
The hairs that remain in the recipient area after a hair transplant that do not grow, are the remaining hairs in the grafts and if you pull them out (they come out easily) there is no harm done. The new hair grows from the stem cells that were transplanted with the grafts.
Too early to tell and not the same view. I had a young man like you where I did a HAIRCHECK test to see what degree of balding he had:https://newhair.com/baldingblog/19-year-old-parent-told-not-balding-according-haircheck/ I am following him after starting him on finasteride. If he reverses the hair loss on the drug, then he will know that he is succeeding with the treatment.
A mature hairline is located 1 finger breadth above the highest crease of the furrowed brow in the mid-line and a gentle V-Shape to the hairline. IF the V-[shape is too sharp], the corner recession could be present, the beginning of a Class 3 pattern of balding.
Doesn’t work well on hairline unless you are under 23. The younger the better. Be sure what you are experiencing is recession and not the appearance of a Mature Male Hairline.
The response to finasteride is variable long term. Everyone is different. I tell people that it is a balancing act, balancing the positive benefits and the negative side effects against each other. The decision here is, therefore, yours to make. If you had ED problems that got worse, I would tell you to stop the medication for risks of PFS, but for people with increased sex drives, there is no evidence that prolonged use of finasteride is a problem.
It can be both hair shaft size reduction (miniaturization) or reduction of hair numbers. A good doctor will tell you what it is.