Body Hair Transplant
The male body consists of extended hairy regions from the scalp to the various parts like the chest, beard, legs, hands, and the back. These are some of the possible donor areas in case of hair transplantation with the scarless FUE technique. Body hair transplant is mostly utilized in the inadequacy of scalp donor hair or when one desires a good density.
FUE & Body Hair Transplant
The Follicular Unit Extraction is the modern technique of hair transplantation where hair follicles are extracted individually from the donor region and as well implanted individually in the recipient region. The FUE technique is beneficial in a way that its results are excellent and natural with invisible scarring.
The Body Hair Transplant, on the other hand, is a procedure where hair follicles are extracted from the body regions and implanted in the scalp. This procedure is performed using the advanced technique (FUE).
Possible Donor Sites
- Armpits (axilla)
- Pubic region
What Happens Before Body Hair Transplant
Body hair transplant is quite a complex and complicated procedure, so a patient will have to understand the procedure thoroughly.
A patient will be advised to shave the beard donor hair 3 or 4 days prior to the procedure and in case of the chest and the abdomen, shaving is done 5 days before the procedure.
A patient is restricted from smoking, and from taking certain medications like aspirin before Body Hair Transplant in India.
What happens during the procedure
It is done under local anesthesia and at times, oral sedative drugs will be provided to reduce anxiety. A tumescent solution will be injected into the donor regions with a fine needle before the extraction process.
The individual follicular units of hair will be extracted using a specialized micro punch instrument designed for only body hair transplantation.
Due to the fact that the body is a sensitive tissue, the surgeon will carefully extract single hair grafts while minimising the tissue that comes along with the grafts.
The procedure lasts between 4 to 8 hours, but highly depends on the number of hair follicles required.
Benefits of the BHT procedure
- Creates potential donor regions
- Provides more follicular units of hair
- Body hair is highly resistant to DHT
- Ultimate solution in case of extreme baldness
- Helps in improving one’s hair density
- Utilizes the FUE technique which is scarless, stitchless, and leaves no traces of a possible hair transplant
The Cost of Body Hair Transplant
BHT is quite an expensive procedure and also requires high accuracy. Body Hair Transplant in India may cost a patient around Rs.50, 000 in case of minimal baldness.