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Body Hair Transplant

In very specific cases, the use of body hair, usually chest, back and leg hair, can be utilized as donor hair with varying degrees of success. Body hair is in most cases reserved for those in need of significant repair from older, outdated procedures, but in rare cases, depending on the candidate, body hair can be used to fill in areas lacking hair when there is no scalp donor hair left to utilize. Body hair transplantation is a very specialized discipline of hair transplant surgery and should be researched carefully before undergoing this procedure.

Physician Answered Q & As

I have already signed up to have a hair transplant at the end of July for 3500 follicular unit grafts and I began to wonder how do I know for sure that is the amount of grafts I will receive? Is each hair counted as it is placed in my head? ~...

Dear Hector, Thank you for taking the time to write! This is an area that causes great confusion to patients, so let me try and clarify as best I can. Hairs grow on your head in clumps of 1, 2 or 3 hairs (and sometimes even 4 or 5 but this is more rare). These...

Top Q & As

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I really would like to have a hair transplant, but I’d prefer not to have long scar on the back of my head. My co...

I recently had a hair transplant with a very reputable doctor. I am about 3 months into the process post op and have noticed some hair...

My daughter is currently 16 years old. She started experiencing hair loss when she hit puberty (approximately 11 years old) as well as fairly serious acne. She...

My 27 year old sister underwent a hair transplant to lower her hairline. To my knowledge she had no hair loss but just wanted to kind...

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.