I’ve been reading a lot about body hair transplant. This would be perfect for me since I have a lot of body hair. How does it work? Is it effective?
Body Hair Transplant (BHT) has become a subject of interest for many people, especially those with a lot of body hair!
This procedure is very similar to Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), but instead of isolating scalp hairs – body hairs are extracted with a surgical instrument and are then transplanted into balding areas of the scalp.
The concept of BHT is fascinating to me to be honest. The problem to date however, is that there isn’t a lot of public information on it.
Many hair transplant BHT patients have posted their preoperative and immediately postoperative pictures on our hair restoration discussion forum. However, as much gusto as they had to post in the beginning, very few BHT patients follow through with posting their final results online.
Despite the hype of BHT, it is still highly experimental in my opinion. Many first-rate hair transplant doctors won’t perform the surgery or those who do typically offer it at a discount price. Out of the BHT patients I’ve seen follow through to the end with their online posting – I’ve only seen one case where growth yield seemed pretty high while many other results seemed sparse at best.
However, I believe Body Hair Transplant is not without hope.
Dr. Robert True made an excellent presentation on body hair transplantation at the recent annual ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) meeting in San Diego this past October 2006. He was kind enough to provide Pat, the Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network with his presentation so that he could share highlights of his findings on our discussion forum.
To view the highlights and photos from his presentation, see the photo album entitled “Hair Transplantation (BHT) presentation by Dr. Bob True”
At this time, however, it is my opinion that the best plan of attack is to use up scalp hair first and consider BHT only as secondary option. Once there is more public evidence of consistent high growth yield with this procedure – then it would be safer to consider as a primary option.
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