There are a number of surgeries that are available for those who have thinning hair, whether the patients are looking to restore fullness to their head, eyebrows or beard. Strip harvesting the hair is one of the most common types of surgeries available, as is Follicular Unit Extraction, which is a very specific way of mining the body for hair.
However, there will be cases where patients have an insufficient number of hairs on the back of their head in order for that spot to be a donor area. In these instances, it is possible to perform what is known as a Body Hair Transplantation (BHT), as long as the patient has donor hair ready to go on a number of other spots over the body.
It is possible to harvest hair from a patient’s chest, hair, back, beard, torso, shoulders, underarms or legs in order to get the hair necessary to graft onto the head. Body Hair Transplantations can only be completed using the Follicular Unit Extraction method, so it requires the skills of an experienced surgeon in this medical field.
There are, however, several different factors that a patient will need to consider before deciding on whether or not to get a BHT procedure. These include understanding the natural textural characteristics between body hair and scalp hair, the different growth rates on various parts of the body, as well as realistic expectations as to what the end results will be.
If you are interested in professional hair replacement surgery, or learning more about a specific procedure, be sure to schedule an appointment with Marotta Hair Restoration today!