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the latest in a long line of hair transplants. Has gone from severe diffuse thinning to James Dean quiff in the last year. We miss most celebrity transplants as they happen before we notice the hair loss nowadays, but about 50% of the guys over 40 on TV have had a hair transplant,

 

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It's kind of good though that the public considers hair transplants normal these days though. You look at Lebron and his recent hair transplant. But people who have never researched it, have little to no idea about how it is done. Before I went bald, I had no idea what a strip scar was and saw a few in the past but never knew what it was from. 

 

I also think if you get a good SMP treatment done that the results would be hard to spot unless attention was brought to your scalp. As people don't notice things as much as we do being bald.  Give away IMO is straight defined hairline, over-filling the density and sharp sides. 

 

Women are doing tons of procedures to their bodies and its widely accepted. You look at guys who wear hair systems, it is ridiculed quite a bit and people make them the laughing stock, yet women wear even more wigs with no fuss. Why can't men have their transplants and SMP without a fuss is what I say... Male baldness is such a weird grey area IMO as men are expected to man up instead of attempt to better themselves per say.

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Yes, he did look far better on top that his previous thinning state. But, the same can be said for Tiger Woods.  Also, here in the UK I see Will Young has a full head of hair back.  They'll all ask the same question we asked 'was it worth it' and they'll realise absolutely not.  I wish I never heard of HT's.

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It's kind of good though that the public considers hair transplants normal these days though. You look at Lebron and his recent hair transplant. But people who have never researched it, have little to no idea about how it is done. Before I went bald, I had no idea what a strip scar was and saw a few in the past but never knew what it was from. 

 

I also think if you get a good SMP treatment done that the results would be hard to spot unless attention was brought to your scalp. As people don't notice things as much as we do being bald.  Give away IMO is straight defined hairline, over-filling the density and sharp sides. 

 

Women are doing tons of procedures to their bodies and its widely accepted. You look at guys who wear hair systems, it is ridiculed quite a bit and people make them the laughing stock, yet women wear even more wigs with no fuss. Why can't men have their transplants and SMP without a fuss is what I say... Male baldness is such a weird grey area IMO as men are expected to man up instead of attempt to better themselves per say.

 

I think we will always have issues with double standards...media and society in general seem to want to push men into a corner of hiding if they get anything done to improve their appearance. Not fair <_<

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I would agree that things are moving slowly for men in this regard, almost glacial at times. I also believe it is a mistake to assume that what the media say is a fair reflection of what the public feel. Rewind 30 years and there were the same shoddy journalists producing mocking stories about the frontier women in the media who were having the first public transformative surgeries. Today it gets a comment but that is all and, as you say Leafsfan, it's no big deal.

I am sure we can look forward to the day when men undergoing treatments are afforded the same respect. In the meantime maybe we should thank the likes of Will Young, Wayne Rooney, Lewis Hamilton and not to forget our own Quinton Fortune as laying the foundations for that acceptance.

My confidence in a brighter future is not borne out of blind optimism, I promise you this is not something I suffer from. I would point to the last 30 years of slow progress where today young men are an important customer for "product"... buying the full range of shampoos creams and gels that are on offer from the cosmetic industry. Surgical treatments, as the most radical expression of a mans dissatisfaction with his appearance, will continue to attract the attentions of sloppy journalists and sensationalist editors for some time to come I suspect.

I will just close by saying that when you listen to the testimony of men on this site they invariably talk about family and friends being incredibly supportive. More importantly they talk about colleagues who, predictably mocking at the start, come round quickly to offer their support and respect (some of those friends become our next client). That is the disparity I am talking about between the medias slant on things and the real world. So lets not allow them to hold us back.

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I dread the day a David becham etc gets SMP. That's the day the secret will be out and your local house wife will know about it. Until then I'll hide away with the majority of the public unaware of why I shave my head haha

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In a past post I mentioned that it's acceptable for women to get  breast implants on the NHS because of self esteem issues........ hair transplants for men... Have a laugh. All though i am accepting the fact that it is a lot more expensive but you get where I am coming from.. 

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In a past post I mentioned that it's acceptable for women to get  breast implants on the NHS because of self esteem issues........ hair transplants for men... Have a laugh. All though i am accepting the fact that it is a lot more expensive but you get where I am coming from.. 

 

That's true, there's reasons they'd never offer HT's on NHS though.

 

1. Results cannot be absolutely guaranteed.

2. HT surgeons would have to form relationships with the NHS, lowering costs of the transplants, HT doc's in the UK are massively priced against other surgeons in the USA, Europe and Asia.

3. Would likely bankrupt the NHS, there's far more men who have issues with balding than women who want plastic tits due to self esteem problems.

4. Breast implant procedures are vastly cheaper. 

5. More surgery's, most of the time you wouldn't be finished with one.

 

Honestly the UK doesn't have a good track record when it comes to results either HT wise, so it's probably a good thing its not available on a massive scale.

 

It's also quite a lengthy process getting implants on the NHS, they don't just hand them out it can take years sometimes to convince the NHS to line up the surgery, a friend of mine said it took her 3 + 4 years of going to her GP + doctor / specialist referrals and counselling for them to finally offer her implants. 

 

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As for celebrity HT's like Bobo said, a lot will get them before things show up, you get the occasional celeb whose gone too far who admits to it or claims a miracle, its become much more accepted due to some celebs being open about it. Like any of us they get teased, I remember Rooney saying the lads at united all took the mick out of him for going bald, just the way the world works some people are cruel or joke about not realising it effects the person much more even when its banter. 

 

Lebron James got quite a lot of grief, he's had work done I presume twice as the first time his hairline looked bizarre he thrown on a sweat band to hide it for a very long time got another HT now it looks normal but he's using MANE spray to thicken his hair up, you can notice if he has a very long game (sweating a lot) by the end his hair looks thinner on top with some exposed scalp showing but at the start of a game his hairs thick. 

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Revisiting this after reading that Lewis Hamilton claimed that his hairloss was down to using hotel shampoo, and it miraculously grew back when he started using quality products. WTF! This really annoys me. So the cheap products only affected the mpb areas of the head? Going bald is your own fault for not using the right hair products? Why not just be a man and admit you had a transplant? It's as believable as going for the a 50 mile drive to test your eyesight during lockdown.

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