Guess if you know this famous celebrity on the left. Our patient has a hair loss pattern similar to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge shown on the right above. They both had the same original pattern of balding but our patient did something about it.
He is actually is on a weekly Reality TV show and his hair is the result of an absolute commitment to getting the most hair he can and had it done over the last 13 years! He had 9985 grafts and is back again for a bit more which will bring him up to well over 10,000 grafts. He had agreed to speak on TV about his wonderful experience with us. So stay tuned.
Compare this post to the one from BaldingBlog on Monday March 30th 2015. It is like night and day. The patient above relished the experience, every part of it while the patient from 3/30/15 went through a kind of hell that no person deserves. I hear this often from the patients who had surgery in the days before we introduced the follicular unit transplants in 1993.
Another previous patient came in for a touch-up yesterday, Dr. Pak did the surgery of 1000 grafts and I met him in the lobby. I knew him, of course, but I wondered if he needed to be seen more quickly as I had just finished a consultation. IF he was in a rush, I would expedite the visit. He told me, much to my surprise, that he had surgery yesterday and I had no clue that he was one day our of surgery. I even looked closely at his head, and could not find the 1000 grafts that were placed between the thinning hairs on the front and top area. Both these men were present at the same time, got to know each other and laughed with each other about their experience with us. This is part of the pleasure of this business that I have every day i.e. the interpersonal relationships we build and maintain over time, often a lifetime.