MY BODY MY WAY
For transplantation purposes hair from the head area are generally used. To achieve the desired result, however there are some patients who do not have enough hair on their heads. Body hair are very similar to head hair in structure and quality and in such cases it is possible to transplant body hairs
Hairs may be taken from the chest, the legs, the stomach, the arms, the back, the armpits or even the face.
Body Hair Transplantation is not really indicated in case of a full hair reconstruction or to restore the patient’s hairline.
When patients have a high amount of body hair at their disposal it
can become the source of several thousand grafts additional donor material,
to increase the overall hair density or to fill in a crown area – treatment options that would not otherwise be possible for patients with limited scalp donor hair.
The limitations of BHT
The FUE and FUT methods are a subject of more research on the other hand, as a technique, body hair transplantation has not yet been the subject of as much research and Due to the lack of experience and know-how, BHT should be considered as the last-resort method for improving an existing situation.
The experience gained up to now points to a 70 – 80% survival rate. Though this might seem low, for many patients it is the only option. Patients wishing to have a BHT should be aware of the fact that no guarantee can be given for a high percentage of implants actually taking root.
After being transplanted body hairs can change their structure- in most cases they become longer and straighter, interestingly adapting somewhat to head hair structure.
Patients wanting to undergo BHT treatment should be aware of the fact that this form of treatment is a last-resort attempt, with success chances not foreseen. There are certain criteria should be taken care of while the patient is considering a body hair transplant.
Under certain circumstances, the treatment may also be suitable for patients who have already undergone hair transplantation and where the results look completely unnatural, meaning that living a normal life seems impossible.
This all means that any patient wishing to undergo BHT treatment needs to discuss this in depth with his hair surgeon in Jaipur. A fully competent hair surgeon in Jaipur performs the operation, as the success of a body hair transplant is dependent on the experience, know-how and abilities of the surgeon performing the operation.
Prerequisites for Body Hair Transplantation
It is absolutely necessary for the hair surgeon doing such a transplant to have adequate knowledge and experience of both hair transplantation techniques – FUT and FUE – and to take certain basic principles into account, for such a transplant to be successful. These include:
• The correct extraction of donor’s hairs
• The right preparation of the follicular units
• The error-free storage and hydration of the extracted grafts
• Taking into account growth direction and the arrangement of the grafts, Optimal implantation is suggested.
• Obtaining a natural hairline
• A careful approach and the use of the right technique, damaging as few grafts as possible.
• Similarity between the body and head hair
• The size of the donor area contributing for the grafts.
• The length of the body hair
There are three key success factors for any BHT:
• The extraction of the hair follicles
• The growth cycle of the body hairs
• The compatibility of head and body hairs
Candidates for a BHT must meet certain physiological requirements, i.e. the body hair must be suitable for use as head hair.
Especially for patients whose donor areas have been destroyed through the use of outdated methods or have been badly used, the BHT-FUE method opens up new possibilities. Follicular units can be extracted directly from different area of the body – torso, arms or legs – and transplanted to the scalp, provided the physical requirements are met.