I had a hair transplant done a few years back with a top doctor and am happy with the results. That said, I wish the hairline was a bit lower and straighter. I am considering getting another one to fix this.
Right before my first procedure, I met with the doctor briefly to discuss where the hairline was going to be. I was surprised by how un-sophisticated this part was. He just drew a hairline on, showed me a hand mirror, I said lets make it a little lower, and he did and that was it. However, its very hard to imagine what the hair is going to look like and what that hairline really means in terms of how it fits your face and features.
Thus, what I would really like is for some sort of computer simulation of where the hair is going to be and what its going to look like when its grown out, from all angles. Do any practitioners do this? And if not, what is the best way to do this myself, so that I can communication it to the doctor prior to my next procedure?
Some doctors use photoshop or some special software imaging system, but most have stopped because the photoshop illustration did not reflect the final result and it left the doctor with some liability. The reason for this is that if hair is fine, medium or coarse, the hair type makes a world of difference in the hair transplant. The thinnest result of course will occur with fine hair and the best results with coarse hair and the software doesn’t do justice to these distinctions.
An experienced doctor can work the final hairline with you on the day of the surgery. After thousands of these, I have to say that I don’t remember anyone who complained about their final hairline from my work. Experience is the best teacher.