Countless women have consulted plastic surgeons about having breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. However, men can also benefit from plastic surgery procedures. Plastic surgery, such as hair transplant surgery, is designed to help men look as young as they feel. If you’ve noticed thinning patches on your scalp or a receding hairline, consider talking to a plastic surgeon about hair transplant surgery.

Possible Causes
In many cases, hair loss in men is simply due to age. The rate at which hair grows naturally declines with age. However, other contributing factors may lead to hair loss, such as illness and significant stress. Men who suffer from autoimmune diseases or other medical conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, and thyroid disease are more likely to notice a thinning scalp. Hair loss can also be attributed to family history or genetics, medications, and aggressive styling techniques.

Involutional Alopecia
Many men are diagnosed with involutional alopecia, a form of hair loss that occurs naturally with age. With this type of alopecia, more hairs enter the telogen phase, which is the resting phase in the natural cycle of hair growth. At the conclusion of the telogen phase, the “rested” hairs are shed. The hair that remains is typically shorter and thinner.

Androgenic Alopecia
Both men and women can be diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, which is an inherited type of hair loss. Frequently called male pattern baldness, men with this condition can notice the loss of hair as early as the teens or 20s. Androgenic alopecia in men is recognizable by the loss of hair around the frontal scalp and crown, and by a receding hair line.

Is your receding hairline making you look older than you feel? Contact Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 272-2464 to arrange a consultation for a hair transplant procedure. While you’re here, consider discussing other common procedures for men, such as liposuction, rhinoplasty, and tummy tucks.