That's the theory of every Norwood 3V. Unless you have an expert surgeon perform surgery (and even then) you run the risk of shock fallout.
At 3V you still have a lot of hair! I know you don't think so because all your friends and family have noticed you are starting to thin. However, once you are a Norwood 5 or higher you will look back and think the Norwood 3V was hardly anything
Think of it this way. Let's say you are 15 lbs overweight and you hate being "fat." Let's say 4 years later you are 50 lbs overweight. Wouldn't you kill to be ONLY 15 lbs overweight again? Kind of the same thing. A different perspective changes everything.
Starting hair transplants now will only do one thing--bankrupt you! Are you planning to go back for follow up surgery every 2-3 years as more hair falls out from DHT? Are you planning to be in constant surgery/recovery mode for a decade? You will probably deplete your donor area and have limited options in the future. Fortunately, doctors now have the ability to transplant body hair which helps those that have limited donor areas. This has created a virtually unlimited donor supply for someone like me with a forest of chest hair
Maybe you're thinking of getting transplants in the 3V area and then using Propecia, Avodart, etc. to stop future loss. Good idea--the treatment that is. Start using the treatment, but hold off the transplant. A good surgeon will want to make sure your loss has stabilized to get a good idea of donor hair availability and graft placement.
Listen, I know this sucks. All of us know it. I also know you probably wanted your hair replaced yesterday. If you really are just dying to get transplants no matter what anyone says, I'd recommend you see Dr. Bernstein or another honest physician who will tell you now isn't the best time for it. If any HT doctor agrees to operate on you, you should be prepared to be butchered.
Dr. Woods has this on his web site:
"Standard Hair Transplant surgery to balding areas including Norwood 6 & 7 extreme baldness and increased density to thinning areas without 'Shock Fallout'"
However, I think even he would suggest you wait a little bit longer. Start saving your money, stabilize your loss, and be patient.
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