Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

Factors That Determine If A Hair Transplant Is Right For You


If you have areas of very thin hair or baldness, you might be considering a hair transplant. Hair transplants can be done on men and women, and they can transform your appearance. If your hair makes you feel self-conscious, then a hair transplant could make you feel better about yourself and the way you look. First, the doctor decides if the surgery is suitable for you. Here are some factors that affect if you'll be able to have a hair transplant.

If You Have Enough Healthy Hair

The hair used in transplants comes from your own hair. You'll need healthy hair on the back of your head before you can have a transplant. If you're completely bald, then the procedure isn't a good match for you. During the transplant, plugs or strips of hair are removed from the back of your head and moved to the bald area. When you have plenty of hair on the back of your head, the healthy hair covers the area where hair was removed so it isn't noticeable.

Your Age When You Want A Transplant

It's possible to be too young for a transplant. If you're still in the process of losing your hair, your hair will continue to change over the years. Your doctor may prefer to wait until the bald area has stabilized so the transplanted hair can be put in the best places for the most enhancement to your appearance. If you have transplants too soon, you may need additional transplants in the future to fill in more bald areas.

The Reason For Your Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss responds well to transplants but some other conditions do not. If your hair loss is caused by a medical condition, medication, or stress, then a transplant may not help as you'll just continue to lose hair. A doctor takes a complete medical history and examines your hair to determine if a transplant is right for you. Your hair loss is graded on a scale to determine how suitable you are for a transplant. Your doctor wants to make sure you have the best chance of success before you undergo the procedure.

Your General Health

A hair transplant is a type of surgery, so you should be in good general health to reduce the risk of complications and to heal well. A condition such as diabetes or taking certain medications might affect the doctor's decision to proceed with your transplant. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis so a medical condition might not automatically qualify you. Instead, the doctor considers how well your condition is managed along with the state of your health and your immune system.


21 May 2018