First of all, I’m a huge fan of your blog, it helped me a lot.
I visited a surgeon a year ago and he said he would do the surgery for me, but finally i did not have it done. I’m 24 and I haven’t noticed any hair loss for a year or so. I’m only balding in the front and it’s not too bad either.
I’m thinking of doing it now. But I read here that it’s usually not suggested to have it done at this age. Does usually mean that there are exceptions and occasionally you have patients at this age? How do I know my surgeon has my best interest? I actually do trust him. He is a member of ISHRS and seems very trustworthy. He said he usually doesn’t do it for young people, but that I have a lot of hair in the donor area and that since my hair is bright and curly, it’s easy to hide the balding.
We put together this post to help people like you to select a doctor: Selecting a Hair Transplant Doctor. You have to apply judgment in filtering out the variables discussed in this reference.
At 24 years old, you are at the marginal edge for doing hair transplants. Ask yourself — what is the rush? Is it bothering you enough to do something about it now or would waiting another year help you make the decision?