Body Hair Transplant


You may be a little surprised when you see the Body Hair Transplant head, it is quite normal. Body hair transplantation is a technique applied for patients who cannot find enough donors on their heads. If there are not enough strands of hair to transplant into the bald area on a patient’s head, then the patient’s body hair is collected and transplanted into the hair. Still, you’re still curious about this technique, right?


Are you wondering what Body Hair Transplant is all about? If so, read on! We will discuss what it is, who is eligible for the procedure, and how it is done in the AEK Hair Clinic. We’ll also talk about how Body Hair Transplant surgery is performed and what to expect from the procedure. Hopefully, this will answer your questions and give you a better understanding of how Body Hair Transplant works. After reading this article, you’ll be a more informed patient and feel more confident about your decision to get the procedure.


What is Body Hair Transplant?


The procedure involves taking follicles from various body parts, such as the scalp, and transplanting them to the recipient area. This technique produces hair that resembles the scalp, but it differs from the usual hair transplant methods in that body hair follicles are thinner and curlier. Body hair grafts cannot be used on the face or frontal parts of the body. Moreover, they can’t grow as long as those on the head.


For this procedure, donor sites are identified, and grafts are harvested. The surgeon then creates recipient sites. The overall process may take a few hours for a small case, but it may take a whole day for a large case. In the long case, additional days may be needed for transplanting all the grafts. During the procedure, patients are given lunch breaks. If the patient is in pain during the procedure, a local anesthetic is given to reduce the risk of discomfort.


Although the results of body hair transplant surgery look similar to those of a scalp transplant, the process can take a little longer to see. The first few weeks after the procedure, the body hair transplanted area will grow. The full effects of the surgery will be seen after about twelve to eighteen months. Patients are usually prescribed oral antibiotics to treat any infections that may occur after the surgery. However, a body hair transplant is not for everyone. Because body hair has a shorter growth cycle, it is not recommended for people with extremely thin or fine hair.


Who Is Eligible for Body Hair Transplantation?


In body hair transplantation, donor areas and recipient sites are marked on the body. You should be healthy enough to undergo the procedure, but you should avoid taking blood-thinning medications, drinking alcohol, or smoking. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for your hair before the procedure. Before the transplantation, you may need to shave some areas to make room for donor hair. Likewise, some areas may need to grow back before the transplant.


Depending on the donor site, body hair transplantation can be used to restore hair to areas such as the chest, abdomen, or pubic region. However, it’s not always possible to use hair from the armpits or legs for the procedure, since these hair follicles are too thin to transfer to the scalp. However, body hair transplantation is still an effective way to regain lost hair in areas like the chest and armpits, and can even conceal scarring from the donor site.


Before having body hair transplantation, you should be in excellent health and at least 18 years old. Ideally, your donor site has sufficient donor hair to transplant. You should also have a healthy immune system. Smokers should also consider quitting before the procedure. Smokers also increase their risk of surgical complications. If you’re considering body hair transplantation, your doctor can recommend the best procedure for you. The procedure takes about an hour, but you should expect to see some results after a month.


Body hair transplantation can also be used for hair restoration on the back. While you don’t need to undergo stitches to transplant body hair, the results of body hair transplantation are still amazing. Generally, body hair transplantation should be reserved for patients with extreme hair loss or insufficient hair on the back of the scalp. The results can take up to a year to show. If you are a candidate, you can schedule your consultation at the Foundation for Hair Restoration today!


How Is Body Hair Transplantation Carried Out?


Before undergoing body hair transplantation, a doctor will first determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. The doctor will then examine the area for hair density and texture. If the hair density or texture is poor, the surgeon may not perform the surgery. After the evaluation, the surgeon will discuss the procedure with you, and a surgical date will be set. For a successful result, the transplant will last between two and six months.


After the surgery, you will need to take oral antibiotics for about six weeks and a day. The recovery period is similar to that for hair transplantation, and you can follow the post-operative guidelines as well. Typically, the donor area will need to recover for at least nine months before your hair regrows. For more complex cases, an additional day may be necessary. Lunch breaks will be provided in the hospital.


Body hair transplantation is an alternative to scalp-based procedures. The surgeon harvests hair from different body sites, such as chest or beard hair. These areas tend to have more donor hair and can be used as donors for transplanting hair to the scalp. Chest and beard hair can also be harvested for transplantation, depending on the patient’s genetics and hair growth needs. Typically, the transplanted hair will be finer than the existing hair on the donor site.


In some cases, a patient may only need a small amount of hair to make a difference. Some people simply desire more body hair to boost their confidence. Body hair transplants use follicles from other parts of the body and are a less common procedure than scalp-based transplants. Body hair follicles are native to the patient and will live a normal life after the transplant.


FUE requires more artistry and superior precision compared to FUT. It also ensures healthy grafts and minimal scarring. An FUE surgeon will harvest approximately 500 to 4000 grafts in one to two days. The process should be relatively pain-free, and you should not experience any discomfort. As with scalp-based hair transplants, body hair transplants must be divided into two different parts: extraction and placement.


Body Hair Transplant in AEK Hair Clinic


Having a body hair transplant in a clinic can give you a whole new look. Unlike other hair transplant clinics, AEK Hair Clinic specializes in body hair transplantation. With an award-winning doctor and staff, you can be sure that your treatment will be of the highest quality. Besides performing the transplant procedure in a safe and pleasant environment, AEK Hair Clinic also provides its patients with a complete hair-care plan to help them maintain their new look for years to come.


The procedure begins by collecting the extracted hair using a pen set. The grafts are separated based on their density and placed into a special protective liquid until they are implanted. The canals that the hair grafts go into are then opened. The number of canals to be opened depends on how many hair follicles are extracted, so local anesthesia is administered to the area in the recipient. The gradient and depth of the canal affect the natural look of the hair transplant. Experienced hair transplant surgeons can improve the natural look of the hair follicles by using the right techniques.


Because body hair is thinner and is largely composed of follicles that occur as single units, body hair transplant yields tend to be lower than those of scalp hair. Furthermore, body hair is more difficult to transplant than scalp hair and requires more grafts to achieve the same level of coverage. In addition, body hair tends to curl and change orientation after a certain length. It will not match the color of native scalp hair.


Body Hair Transplant: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How successful is a body hair transplant?

Sometimes people wonder whether body hair transplantation works when there is not enough donor area in their hair, and as a matter of fact, they may not trust this operation. However, according to the research conducted to determine how successful body hair transplantation is, it has been determined that this operation is 90% successful. People who will have this transplanting should know that this operation is quite successful.


  • How long does a body hair transplant last?

Just like other hair transplantation operations, this operation is permanent for life. However, sometimes these operations may end in failure due to the wrong operation or the carelessness of the patient. In order for this situation not to occur, the patient should definitely find a reliable clinic and surgeon, very carefully comply with what to do before and after the operation, and in any case, contact the attending physician. If the patient applies these, his healthy hair will remain with him for life.


  • Can a patient take a shower after a body hair transplant operation?

It is forbidden to take a shower immediately after the operation. It is necessary to wait at least 3 days for showering. Already the specialist doctor conducts the first washing in the clinic. Since the donor site is the patient’s body, there may be some wounds and crusts on the body, so one should wait 3 days to take a shower. However, you can get the main information from your specialist doctor.


  • Is a body hair transplant safe?

Yes, it is quite safe. Body hair transplantation has been applied in both European countries, America and Turkey for many years. Thanks to this completely reliable surgery, you can have the hair you want.


  • How long should a patient go to Turkey before a body hair transplant operation?

Body hair transplantation is an important operation. Therefore, it would be very good if the patient went to Turkey at least 1 week in advance. Because a few days before the operation, the patient is pre-examined and a special hair design is designed for the patient.


  • How long should a patient stay in Turkey after a body hair transplant operation?

It is very important that the patient stays in Turkey for 1 week-10 days after the operation. Already a few days after the operation, the first hair wash is carried out in the clinic. It is very important that the patient contacts the specialist doctor if he is faced with any complications. That is why it is advisable to stay from 1 week to 10 days.

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