- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
Can You Transplant Hair from Other Parts of The Body?
We call it body hair transplant, donor areas where we use most are chest and beard. But the thing that should not be forgotten is the donor hair taken from nape is the most aesthetic and best hair type.
Can you transplant hair from other parts of the body ?Generally, the hair transplant procedure is conducted by harvesting hair follicles from the back side of your head and implanting them to the balding area. However, some people may not have sufficient hair on their head for transplanting procedure. In such case, the body hairs can be utilized for hair transplant procedure as long as the quality and structure of those body hairs are similar to the head hairs. the possible body parts are a face, limbs, the back, the stomach, the armpits, the chest and so forth.
Hair Transplant Body Hair
A high amount of body hair can contribute to hair transplant procedure as the additional hair grafts material source. The harvested body hair will be transplanted especially into the crown area of your head. It’s only possible as you have a very limited donor hair on your scalp. Even though it’s a solution, transplanting body hair may not result in full hair restoration similar to generic hair transplant. the FUE method is usually used to harvest the hair follicles from the body part. The rest of the procedure is exactly the same as the usual hair transplant surgery.
Hair Transplant Procedure Video
Insufficiency of head hair donor may be generated by normal-total hair loss or previous hair transplant procedure where the harvesting takes most hair donor available in the head. This condition makes the patients not eligible to take a normal hair transplant procedure. However, it should be noted that head hair donor is the most eligible material for hair transplant. Thus, it should be also understood that body hair transplant may generate an unsatisfying result. It’s due to the fact that the body hair follicles may not perform normal head hair growth. Thus, most doctors will only use the body hair donor for additional implanting. In addition, as it may be taken from your arm or legs, scaring will be obvious and disturb your appearance.
can you transplant hair from other parts of the body? There are several criteria of body hair donor eligibility and feasibility for hair transplant. First, the follicular units should be more than 40 per cm2. Second, the body hair should have high similarity with the head hair. Third, each follicular unit should contain two or three hair grafts. Fourth, the size of donor area should be considered which may represent donor sufficiency. Fifth, the body hair should at least be long enough to perform similar growth with the head hair. The doctor will use the Torso Donor Index score to examine the eligibility of body hair transplant. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.