Hi Dr. Rassman,
I was curious after looking through all the before/after pictures on your website, and also on some others, why I can’t find any pictures of people with hair direction going from back to front. They all seem to have either a comb over, or a slicked straight back look. Is there some aspect of transplantation that makes these hair styles “work” in an aesthetic sense while hair that falls forward (like mine which just falls forward when i comb through it) will not look as good after a transplant?
Hair normally grows forward and that is how it is transplanted. Patients use styling to accomplish their goals, whatever they are. I have seen men go from spiked styling to side combing all in a week. Some people feel that once their hairlines are fixed, they must show them off, so the photos that you see in our patient galleries reflect what the patient wants his hair to look like. Plus, when we photograph these patients, the hair is usually combed back just to show the status of the hairline.