Body hair transplant in Miami

Hair can influence a person’s facial appearance. Individuals suffering from hair loss will often seek ways to increase hair density. From natural remedies to medicated hair loss products, many of these non-surgical options can yield incredible results, but they are not permanent.

If you have tried these methods yet haven’t seen significant improvement, perhaps it is time to try body hair transplant in Miami. With the availability of new technology, body hair transplant in Miami has become a procedure sought-after by thousands of men and women suffering from hair loss.

As we go over some points such as the ideal candidates for hair transplant in Miami, the FUE technique with NeoGraft, the body hair to scalp transplant approach, limitations, and body hair transplant results, you may conclude that hair transplant in Miami at Jolie Plastic Surgery is so far the most effective hair transplant in Miami available.

Who is suitable for a body hair transplant?

Patients with rich hair in the donor sites are suitable for this procedure. Donor sites include chin, chest, legs, and back. Oftentimes, the main reasons for not having enough hair are shedding and previous body hair transplantation procedures. Body hair transplantation with unsuitable hair will not yield lasting results. Also, resulting scars will be more noticeable. In order to determine the Torso Donor Index (TDI) surgeons may take into consideration a few things including:

  • Making sure there is more than 40 FUs per cm² in hair density.
  • Body hair is similar to hair in the scalp.
  • The amount of Follicular Units should have 2-3 follicles.
  • Donor zone’s size and hair length.

Patients with a Torso Donor Index (TDI) of less than 4 are not good candidates for body hair transplantation. But if the TDI is about 5 to 7 may be good candidates depending on the circumstances. Patients with a TDI score of 8 are good candidates because they have sufficient body hair appropriate for transplantation.

Particularities of the FUE technique in body hair transplants

FUE body hair transplant is a successful technique widely used in many hair restoration clinics throughout the nation. During the traditional procedure, hair follicles are taken from the donor site, generally located at the back of the head. However, some patients may not have sufficient donor hair in this area. There are times when hair can be grafted from other parts of the body for the procedure to work and to produce the desired results.

Body hair transplantation, also known as BHT, is sometimes the best approach to this common problem. Yet the orientation and depth of hair follicles are entirely different on the body. The hair also looks different. It is curlier and wiry, and it will only grow to approximately 5 centimeters. Patients undergoing body hair transplantation should be aware of the characteristics of transplanted body hair and how it will affect the final aesthetic results. There have been significant improvements in body hair transplantation with the FUE technique, and it won’t be long before this procedure yields better body hair transplant results.

Body hair transplant in Miami using Neograft and FUE technique

FUE hair transplantation is labor intensive as it involves the single extraction of hair follicles. Patients can keep the donor hair short, and there are no visible scars. With the FUE technique, the surgeon must align punches correctly; and figure out the right depth and direction of the hair.

Transection is one of the major concerns as transfected follicular units may not grow back. It all depends on the surgical expertise of the surgeon. Patients with curly hair are more challenging to treat with FUE body hair transplant. Many surgeons advice strip harvesting (FUT) for this type of hair.

With the NeoGraft body hair transplant system, most of the problems associated with the FUE procedure are no longer there. NeoGraft allows the surgeon to perform follicular unit extraction in the same amount of time as FUT, making it more affordable for patients and helping them achieve optimal body hair transplant results. There is no need to handle the hair follicles with forceps, which can damage them. Also, there is less of a transection rate.

Scalp to body hair transplant approach

Body hair can be a useful alternative source for patients who don’t have sufficient donor hair in the scalp. However, this procedure can only be performed on specific patients. A test grafting is done initially to make sure the patient is a good candidate for this procedure. So far the best yield is from the chest, and the least is from the back. The length of the hair is also another critical aspect to consider since body hair doesn’t grow that long.

Chest hair grows longer on the scalp than other types of body hair. It also has more density and less transection. Hair from the abdomen, back, and arms may not be as appropriate and effective as chest hair transplant. During the body hair transplantation, hair is taken from the donor areas of the body using the follicular unit extraction technique under local anesthesia.

Limitations of body hair transplants

BHT hair transplant is a relatively new method used to transplant body hair to the scalp and vice versa. According to the Journal of Cutaneous Aesthetic Surgery:

“…dermis in the recipient area may exert influence on the growth pattern of transplanted hair… it would grow longer, thicker.”

Body hairs are an excellent supply of hair transplants for patients who may lack hair on the scalp. Nevertheless, not every patient may qualify for this groundbreaking procedure. Some common limitations include:

  • This procedure can be performed only on patients with adequate body hair.
  • The procedure can be painful since the usual methods of anesthesia are not very useful. However, there are other types of anesthesia available to provide a pain-free experience.
  • Only the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique can be used during hair transplant using body hair.
  • The procedure can be time-consuming and meticulous therefore the patient will need more motivation.
  • It can also be very taxing for the surgeon due to the angulations of hair follicles.
  • Body hairs normally have 1 and 2 hair units; therefore, the results may not be as efficient as the body hair transplant results reached with scalp donor hair.
  • Body hair is shorter and thinner thus a special technique is required. Roots are at only 3-4 mm increasing the chances of transection.
  • More hairs need to be transplanted.
  • Hypopigmentation can occur.
  • Compatibility of the two hair types must be taken into consideration.
  • The success rate is less than with scalp donor hair since there are fewer yields of hairs.
  • There is no guarantee that all implants will take root and the survival rate is 70 to 80 percent.
  • Body hair takes longer to grow.

Does body hair transplant work?

Body hair transplant can work on some specific patients. For many years individuals suffering from severe baldness were not able to accomplish the desired body hair transplant results because of lack of donor hair to cover their bald spots. Body hair transplantation helps cover the bald areas of the scalp and achieve more density after a traditional hair restoration surgery. Some of the most significant benefits of body hair transplant include:

  • It offers the desired density to cover the bald area, particularly on patients whose hair loss was caused by scarring.
  • The procedure is minimally evasive with no sutures and minimal scarring.
  • Minimum recovery time – about a week long.
  • It can be beneficial on patients looking for eyebrow transplant surgery.

Schedule an appointment with us

Body hair transplant needs to be performed by experienced body hair transplant doctors and a skilled surgical team. If you believe this procedure is right for you, feel free to contact Jolie Plastic Surgery today and schedule your initial consultation. Professional advice is required for this procedure.

Body hair transplant FAQs

Body hair can be transplanted to the head. FUE body hair transplant can yield natural-looking results and be very effective.
The growth rate of body hair is very sparse in some areas such as the legs, and arms. Hair is also more delicate in areas such as the neck and underarm. However, surgeons can work with each patient to devise a plan in line with their hair restoration needs and availability of hair in other qualifying areas. This procedure has proven to be successful in many patients with rich hair in suitable donor areas.
It is difficult to determine the cost per graft without first consulting a specialist. It all depends on the situation, condition of patients, and the desired density. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we charge an average of $3.50 per graft.
One of the most common concerns for many patients recovering from hair transplant using body hair is the presence of scaring after surgery. Recovery for this procedure should be quick, and there are no visible scars in the donor area.
This procedure can be beneficial for class 7 hair loss patients. Also, for patients who don’t have sufficient donor hair available due to a previous procedure. Body hair is also DHT resistant, it provides coverage when hair is scarce, and it can be done on the eyebrows or in combination with FUE hair transplant to improve density.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment on the surgical site.
  • Dressing is applied and removed in 24 hours.
  • Bath can be taken thereafter.
  • Ointment, antibiotics, and analgesics are prescribed for a few days.
  • Patients should avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen for a week.
  • The donor site should heal in 7 days.
Taking a bath a day after surgery helps remove scabs and dried blood, which helps speed up the recovery process, reduce infection and inflammation.
Body hair is commonly used in addition to head hair. It also helps with coverage of visible scars and reconstruction after dangerous accidents in some areas such as the eyebrows and other visible hair-covered parts.
Patients that are too young may experience future hair loss and leave the transplanted area isolated. Surgeons can always perform additional procedures, but each time the donor hair will be less available.
Most patients undergo a second procedure to increase density or address further hair loss after the first transplant. If donor hair is not available in the scalp, a BHT hair transplant is performed.
Beard to scalp hair transplant is a viable option for many patients that seek to expand their donor area. Some patients may lack sufficient donor hair whether due to alopecia or other surgeries. Using beard to scalp hair transplant with advanced FUE techniques have yielded very positive results.
Many men around the world have undergone this procedure and achieved the desired results. Chest to scalp hair transplant is very useful in cases of severe baldness.