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Comment author: TraderJoe 13 February 2014 03:25:47AM 1 point [-]

I have been reviewing FUE hair transplants, and I would like LWers' opinion. I'm actually surprised this isn't covered, as it seems relevant to many users.

As far as I can tell, the downsides are: - Mild scarring on the back of the head - Doesn’t prevent continued hair loss, so if you get e.g. a bald spot filled in, then you will in a few years have a spot of hair in an oasis - Cost - Mild pain/hassle in the initial weeks. - Possibility of finding a dodgy surgeon

The scarring is basically covered if you have a few two days’ hair growth there and I am fine with that as a long-term solution. he continued hair loss is potentially dealt with by a repeated transplant and more certainly dealt with by getting the initial transplant “all over”, i.e. thickening hair, rather than just moving the hairline forward. But it is the area I am most uncertain about. I should add that I am 29 with male pattern baldness on both sides of my family, Norwood level 4, and have seen hair loss stabilised (I have been taking propecia for the last year).

Ignoring the cost, my questions are: - Is anyone aware of any other problems besides these? - Do you think this solution works? - Any ideas on how to pick the right surgeon (using someone in Singapore most probably)?

Comment author: TraderJoe 13 February 2014 09:46:20AM 0 points [-]

This is quite far down the page, even though I posted it a few hours ago. Is that an intended effect of the upvoting/downvoting system? (it may well be - I don't understand how the algorithm assigns comment rankings)

Comment author: TraderJoe 13 February 2014 03:25:47AM 1 point [-]

I have been reviewing FUE hair transplants, and I would like LWers' opinion. I'm actually surprised this isn't covered, as it seems relevant to many users.

As far as I can tell, the downsides are: - Mild scarring on the back of the head - Doesn’t prevent continued hair loss, so if you get e.g. a bald spot filled in, then you will in a few years have a spot of hair in an oasis - Cost - Mild pain/hassle in the initial weeks. - Possibility of finding a dodgy surgeon

The scarring is basically covered if you have a few two days’ hair growth there and I am fine with that as a long-term solution. he continued hair loss is potentially dealt with by a repeated transplant and more certainly dealt with by getting the initial transplant “all over”, i.e. thickening hair, rather than just moving the hairline forward. But it is the area I am most uncertain about. I should add that I am 29 with male pattern baldness on both sides of my family, Norwood level 4, and have seen hair loss stabilised (I have been taking propecia for the last year).

Ignoring the cost, my questions are: - Is anyone aware of any other problems besides these? - Do you think this solution works? - Any ideas on how to pick the right surgeon (using someone in Singapore most probably)?

In response to Baldness
Comment author: Viliam_Bur 10 February 2014 03:27:02PM 7 points [-]
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Comment author: TraderJoe 11 February 2014 06:29:14AM *  2 points [-]

Comment author: burger_flipper2 30 May 2008 02:38:24PM 2 points [-]

Interesting choice to use the A.I. box experiment as an example for this post, when the methods used by EY in it were not revealed. Whatever the rationale for keeping it close to the vest, not showing how it was done struck me as an attempt to build mystique, if not appear magical.

This post also seems a little inconsistent with EY’s assistant researcher job listing, which said something to the effect that only those with 1 in 100k g need apply, though those with 1 in 1000 could contribute to the cause monetarily. The error may be mine in this instance, because I may be in the minority when I assume someone who claims to have Einstein’s intelligence is not claiming anything like 1 in 100k g.

Comment author: TraderJoe 11 March 2013 08:42:03AM 1 point [-]

Why would you need any g to contribute money?

In response to Don't Get Offended
Comment author: TraderJoe 07 March 2013 03:11:18PM *  0 points [-]

Does anyone know how to get offended? I have never experienced the emotion and am interested to know what it feels like.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 05 March 2013 12:26:10AM 12 points [-]

Popular evopsych, summed up: "Men and women are different. Humans and chimps are the same."

Cliff Pervocracy

Comment author: TraderJoe 06 March 2013 08:36:42AM 2 points [-]

Can you add a NSFW disclaimer?

Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 05 March 2013 12:49:32AM *  35 points [-]

It is fairly terrifying that the term "evidence-based medicine" exists because that implies that there are other kinds.

Comment author: TraderJoe 05 March 2013 10:49:04AM 1 point [-]

You mean like acupuncture?

Comment author: TraderJoe 13 December 2012 11:03:26AM 3 points [-]

Gender is much more biologically determined and less socially constructed than I had previously thought. http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/evolutionary-psychology-gender-construction/

Comment author: TraderJoe 11 December 2012 04:07:31PM 5 points [-]

"The graveyards are full of indispensable men" - De Gaulle.

Comment author: TraderJoe 10 December 2012 07:53:00AM 2 points [-]

Thanks for the advance notice: I only check LW every few days and this will, uncaring universe willing, be my first meetup.

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