Commonly, during hair transplantation process, hair from donor area of the scalp is planted in the recipient area. Although this remains to be principally common, for some patients lack of hairs in donor area does not serve the purpose. In such cases, hairs from other parts of the body are used in order to get the transplantation done. For men, chest hair transplant can be done based on the availability of hair on the chest which serves as the donor area. However, hairs taken from the chest will differ significantly in terms of texture and density. But such type of hair transplantation can really act to your benefit, especially if you suffer from poor quality of hair in the scalp donor area. Some patients and medical practitioners however state that, body hair transplant can only be considered, if it is an exigency. This is because; achieving higher density of hair transplantation is sometimes very difficult. This is in comparison to the quality of grafts that can be extracted from scalp in one sitting. Similar to this process, body hair can also be extracted from other parts of the body, which include Beard, Shoulders, Abdomen, Legs, and Arms, Underarm or Pubic area. Body hair transplant is generally done through FUE procedure that leaves no linear scar at the end of the surgery. Beard is understood to be a better option as hair from the beard is considered good in quality to offer a permanent solution.
Body hair transplantation procedure sometimes requires removing healthy hair follicles from other parts of the body. These hairs are then, replaced at the recipient area of the scalp. Although the procedure looks to be simple, removal of healthy hair follicles can really be painstaking. Generally, FUE procedure is followed while making 'body hair transplantation procedure' effective.
Anyone who suffers from a weak donor area can undergo repeated hair transplants. It is important to understand that if the donor area or the grafts are weak, it is most likely that patients would not get desired results. Patients with insufficient hair in the donor area are not at all suitable for a normal transplant. Therefore, Body Hair Transplant (BHT) is the available option.
The technique of body hair transplant remains to be Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This means that hair transplantation, in these cases are done on one by one basis. The donor areas extend from scalp hair to beard, chest, arms, legs etc. Having a poor donor area, is one of the most important pre-requisites in order to go for a BHT.
Before undergoing a BHT several physiological tests are recommended. If requirements are met, follicular units can be extracted directly from different area of the body. This includes chest, abdomen, arms or legs and other similar areas in a human body. However, a major drawback of BHT is that quality and density of body hair varies widely when compared to the scalp hairs.
The experience of the surgeon in BHT is one of the most important criteria in order to go for it. This is because the Body hairs are quite different from the Scalp Hair in terms of quality, quantity, texture and density. It is important to note that, a BHT process require extra care while implementation. Use of the right technique is extremely important as it involves correct extraction of donor hairs, storage and hydration of the extracted grafts.