Body Hair Transplant (BHT) is becoming popular with men who do not have a sufficient supply of hair in the donor area on their head for a hair transplantation, but who do have good body hair. Today many MCAN Health patients with a large balding recipient area but with a limited donor area on their scalp, are asking if their body hair can be implanted to their balding scalp. The possibilities for this, as our surgeons tell us, depend on several variables, such as the similarity between body and head hair, the size of the donor area and the length of the body hairs.
In body hair transplant, we distinguish beard hair transplant and rest-of-the body hair transplant. Beard hair is the first choice as donor area for the transplantation. The success rate of beard hair transplant is much higher than rest-of-the-body hair transplant (60% to 95%).
Observation shows that chest hair is the next best alternative. It has the greatest density, the highest success rate and generates hair with the longest growth after transplantation. The hair on the back, the abdomen and the arms generally are not considered suitable donor areas.
The possibility of body hair to head transplant varies from patient to patient. After the consultation, the Surgeons of MCAN Health Hair Transplant Turkey will determine which part of the body hair can be used as a donor area for the transplantation, how many grafts will be possible to collect and to which part of the head the body hair can be transplanted.
In the experience of MCAN Health, generally, the collected hairs from the body are used to increase the density of the hair and for the crown area. Our surgeons find body hair less suitable for restoring the patient’s hairline.
Patients should be aware that the time needed to see the result of the transplantation to the scalp after transplantation of body hair takes a much longer time than it takes after transplantation when the hair of the scalp has been used.
The body hair units are carefully extracted with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. There will be no visible scars left in the donor area. The extracted body hair grafts are implanted to the recipient area in the same way as grafts of head hairs.
The Cost of Body Hair Transplant
The Cost of Hair Transplant Turkey is not based on the number of grafts but the number of the sessions at MCAN Health. If it is necessary to combine body hair transplant and regular scalp transplant, an amount will be added to the total cost. If there is a need for a second session for body hair transplant, then the cost will be considered as a different session cost. To learn more about the cost of body hair transplant, please contact one of our case managers, who will be happy to inform you.
MCAN Health Istanbul, Turkey performs body hair transplant with the most experienced surgeons in this field. Yet the prices are half of the prices of any European country, due to the Turkish Government incentives for the medical tourism and relatively cheap labor cost.