Originally Posted by mattjames
That's one of those nonsense, illogical reactions. In some cases it might be true, but to suggest that anyone wishing to restore their hair should seek therapy is ridiculous. You are posting on a forum which is all about style and appearance, so I think it's safe to assume that you care about yours. In your case, what you clothe your body in is more important to you than your hair. Good for you, but some people - most people - like having hair, and if something can be done to either hold-off hairloss, e.g. drugs, or restore what you had, then that's a reasonable course of action.
Being bald is part of life? Impotence is part of life. Many things are part of life.
You appear to be the type of person who cannot see outside of his own little space. Men shouldn't wear makeup? I don't wear makeup, but who am I to say what is and isn't manly conduct, and who are you?
It is not illogical reasoning as the entire subject is well outside the sphere of logic. I stated my beliefs and made plain that they were simply beliefs.
I certainly care about my appearance, but not to any degree more than other people. I like clothes that look good, but also am interested in them for the sake of their history and their manufacture.
Impotence is certainly part of life. Thankfully, it is not a part of life that I have had the need to confront. I guess that if I do, I will make the decision to take pills or not. I would not have a pump or rod inserted. However, impotence is a functional/medical problem and not really akin to hair loss. Hair loss is simply a problem of appearance.
I was not aware that my space was necessarily little, and I venture outside it often. I think that it is very fair to assume that anybody who feels that his life can me markedly improved simply by changing their appearance through surgery needs more help than just surgical. If you can't see through your appearance, you need help. Period. Surgery might help you, but it is a short term fix.