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Decisions, Decisions: Win the Lottery or Get a Hair Transplant?


February 21, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Blog


The old adage, “you can’t be too rich or too thin,” credited to Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, might as well be modified for the current day and age as: “you can’t be too rich or thin or have too much hair.”

In a 2009 survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), 59.8% of people who were asked whether they would rather have more hair, more money or more friends, chose more hair.

Hair won out over money and friends. Looking good and its associated benefits can pay dividends. Many surveys have shown that tall and good-looking people are more successful than their average-looking counterparts.

The same goes for hair. Men with fuller heads of hair exude more confidence and may be more successful in their careers.

In addition to improving your career prospects and social relations, hair may give you an edge in a tight job market. This can make the difference between getting hired and not getting hired.

Any advantage helps when the field is competitive.

Getting hair restored can help make people more marketable as well as more confident in their overall appearance.

Robin Ryan, giving advice on CareerBuilder.com on how to get hired says, “Don’t look old.” Update your dress, stay on top of current trends in your field, and spring for a contemporary hairstyle.

Whether this means a cut, color or even a transplant is something to think about.

An estimated 80 million American men and women suffer from male or female pattern hair loss.

With scientific breakthroughs in the field, modern technology and advances in micro-surgical techniques, hair restoration is an option for both men and women.

If you’re considering this possibility, here are some points to consider:

  • A hair transplant can be virtually undetectable when performed expertly by an experienced surgeon and team.
  • Choose a board-certified specialist with at least 5 years experience who devotes himself to hair surgery and is familiar and proficient with ‘follicular unit transplantation’ (FUT).
  • Discuss your expectations and your health with the physician and make a realistic choice that meets your aesthetic, emotional and financial needs.
  • A hair restoration procedure can cost between $4,000 – $10,000, depending on your needs and how much hair is moved.
  • Physicians charge in various ways. Educate yourself on the various pricing methods and find a practice that prices in cost per hair, not per graft or follicular unit, as this could be misleading.

Source by Jan Engoren