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Can You Transplant Hair From Other Parts of The Body?

In standards hair transplant techniques hair grafts are extracted from the patients donor area in the back of his/her head, which commonly have top hair density. In transplants using body hair physician extract grafts from other areas of the body. Hair grafts are going to be extracted directly from the donor place under local anesthesia using a little tool that is between 0.75ml and 1ml or a pretty thicker. The doctor makes a circular incision within the skin surrounding the graft and then he pulls it out directly from its places and position it in the preserving solution and finally plants in the receiving place.

Can You Transplant Hair From Other Parts of The BodyDangerous Related to Hair Transplant Procedure Using Body Hair

There are some great differences between the hair in the body and scalp hair, patients should be alert of these differences before going under the hair transplant procedure. The most affecting factors are the containing atmosphere for the transplant hair, thickness and color or hair structure.

There are 4 big concerns for patients who are getting hair transplants using body hair.

These dangerous are:

  • The process of removing body hair
  • The difference in formation between scalp hair and body hair
  • Hair death in 2 or 3 years after the procedure
  • The incompatibility between body hair and scalp hair

Can you transplant hair from other parts of the body? This disadvantage of this type of procedure is generally that body hair has a lower standard than the hair in the scalp; this is due to the fact that the formation of hair in the scalp is more logical than the hair around the body. In order to have a successful outcome after a hair transplant using body hair you need to plant more hair than you truly need. The degree of compatibility is so vital as well in order to have the top possible outcome. You also have to keep in mind that the victory rates of hair transplants using body are less than those of the procedures that use donor areas from the scalp. The big cause for this is that body hair is not as limited as the scalp hair. For example we took 2000 grafts from the body it is easy to get only 1000 fit grafts. Generally in hair transplant procedures where the donor are is the interior place of the patients head we get 2000 out of 2000, that is why doctors advise procedures where hair is extracted from the donor place in the scalp.

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Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu


Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu is pioneer MD for Hair transplant procedures in Turkey. He is the one of the first doctor who established his own clinic and applied FUT Technique in 1996-1997. After a year in 1998, he practiced in and became a member of International Society5 of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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