Why Front Heavy Hair Transplant Look Fake
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There is so much that goes into a quality of hair transplant that people simply can’t even begin to appreciate. There’s an understanding that I just need the number of grafts and natural hairline, and I’m good to go. And that’s only one millions of what actually goes into the quality of hair transplant. It’s a lot of my podcasts are written, just talked about, I’m talking about a lot of different subjects. Today, I’m going to focus on one, which is trying to avoid a front heavy result. What this basically means is, you know, everyone needs a very strong hairline, a strong central forelock. The central forelock the area in the midline, right behind the hairline, which is critical. If that area is weak, the person looks super fake. But oftentimes if people, especially the surgeon does not understand one basic rule, which is how do natural hairlines actually age.
He will create a result that does not look natural. You will create a fun, heavy result. So, and know what pattern means that pattern has existed in nature. If that pattern does not exist as no one pattern, then the patient could look fake afterwards, even though the hairline is perfectly well designed that the hairline and may have the grafts are beautifully placed. Everything was great, but it doesn’t fit in a normal pattern. So what am I willing to gamble on this? So for example, let’s talk about a more advanced neutral pattern or like someone that is maybe five, six, where they’ve got a very, very receded temple. They’ve got a loss of the majority of their posture, mid scalp area, maybe the crown, and they don’t have enough grafts to do a proper result. So the doctor places, a relatively low hairline, places a very aggressive frontal transplant, but runs out of grafts is not able to address the posterior mid scalpel.
Mid scalp is basically the area. If you take a line between the ears that central zone at the top is the mid scalp. Of course, when I designed hairs in the frontal zone, I do put a weighted effort towards the frontal area and the hairline so that you get a good density using fine grafts, building backwards. But if the entire area is just sitting anterior to the mid mid scalp and the mid scalp is gone, the temples are receded. That is what I call a front heavy result. That looks like something that doesn’t exist in nature. Now I’ve been doing this so many years close to 20 years now that I take for granted what my eyes see, that would tell me that it looks fake. Now. I don’t know. Even if you would be able to tell it’s fake, most likely you wouldn’t be honest with you because if you don’t do this for many years, I first five years in practice and I couldn’t even see fake results. And what I mean by that, it’s not the pluggy, overdone, kinky, nasty grafts. I’m talking about suttled differences in hairline shapes, so different with temple shape that I would spot it out. Like if I’m looking across the street, I’d go, wow, that’s a fake hair transplant. I mentally do this, whenever I go out to eat and I’m walking around.
But oftentimes you as the consumer always just very fearful that you’re gonna have a fake result, but I always say, look, my standard is far higher than yours. Your standard maybe significant, lower, because your perspective is, Oh, this is not a big difference. This is not a big deal. It looks pretty natural. My hair was natural, but you’re failing to see that things are not balanced. So when something is super heavy, launched out to the front where it’s projecting forward, it’s not going to match the degree of recession behind it. And it needs to have enough support in the mid scalp that it won’t look tip forward. If it does, that can look fake. And that’s another reason things will make, it’s not just a poorly designed hairline. It’s not just badly placed grafts, but that has been reflect and look at a normal pattern. And actually the course, I run for 15 years on a hair transplant for beginners and really intermediate, but maybe beginners, I emphasize the opening lecture, memorizes how to begin to understand what normal patterns look like in nature. Because if you don’t replicate a normal pattern, it can look very fake.