The hesitation and doubt that can come before a hair transplant surgery
Many men, and women as well , feel a certain amount of societal pressure in relation to their hair loss. There is just something about the balding process , and the pressure to retain a full head of hair, that creates a real feeling of inadequacy or self doubt amongst those who are experiencing hair loss. More and more often , the people we see without hair are either flauntingly bald; those men who choose to shave their heads completely and be proud of their chrome dome , or those who are without hair because of severe medical problems ; cancer and other illnesses where the harsh treatments cause non permanent hair loss.
Maybe it is because of that association linking baldness with extreme illness that has led to the societal reticence to accept the balding process.
Regardless of the cause of the social stigmatism related to hair loss, hair loss treatments allow for subtle, often unnoticeable treatment that can ease the person from all that anxiousness. Just imagine: to live without the continuous consciousness of one’s thinning hair; what a dream that would be!
Here’s what one blogger had to say :
“Hearing tales of breast augmentation or facelifts , it doesn’t seem (at least to me) to be treated with such social disdain almost, as a HT. Perhaps this is only my perception but it seems to me that HT are perhaps the hardest kind of cosmetic surgery to accept in our society. I recently heard a work colleague talking about a man who got ‘plugs’ – that word is horrible and will be around forever! I realize that most people arent educated on the forms of FUE unless they’re actively considering a HT but it has such unfavorable connotations.”
“My last long term girlfriend where we were very much in love clearly knew about my hair loss and didn’t care at all and would make comments of ‘you’d look great shaved‘ etc. Sadly, we split up and her last remark was ‘good luck with the hair plugs’ which really affected me. I’m sure that this is a major cause of my hesitation. To make it worse, there has been emails to suggest that we *may* consider a re-do in the future so naturally, this has caused me to consider her comment and again, is holding me up.”
What to do?
Women and men both, when struggling with hair loss, often feel that same reluctance to seek treatment out of fear of societal pressure. Yet it is that same fear; that someone in the critical meeting will notice it, that a first date will have a negative first impression because of it; that we carry with us every time we look in the mirror, go out in public , or even think of ourselves and our appearance .
Fear is never a healthy way to live. The best advice , when contemplating hair transplant surgery, is simply to be open to learning about your alternatives. By that, I mean that you should contact an expert hair transplant surgeon and get that free consultation to examine your specific needs, your exact case , and what can be done specifically for you; because each person is unique, and not all hair loss is the same.