BODY HAIR TRANSPLANTATION:
Body hair transplantation from the FUE technique without leaving a linear scar. Transplantation of body hair are implanted in the same way as hair transplants on the head.
The hairs of the head region are generally used for grafting purposes. However, patients sometimes do not have enough hair on their heads to achieve the desired result. In such cases, it is possible to graft the hair. As such, the hair is very similar to the main hair in their structure and quality. Hair can be removed from the legs, arms, stomach, chest, back, armpits or even from the face.
Which patients are suitable for body hair transplants?
In general, the donor’s hair comes from the tonsure, i.e. from the back or side of the head. Patients with insufficient hair in the donor area are not suitable for normal transplantation. The normal loss of hair or the results of previous hair transplants are reasons that explain why there is not enough hair. It is therefore impossible to eliminate the hair of the donor of the head.
The results of a hair transplant with the appropriate donor are generally unsatisfactory because they can only compensate for the loss of hair to a lesser degree. Furthermore, any resulting scar will be visible.
Criteria for assessing the adequacy of BHT: torso donor index:
Physicians use a particular technique to determine the feasibility of Body Hair Transplantation: Bitter Donor Index or TDI for short. Used to evaluate the donor area for a hair transplant, the TDI takes into account five criteria:
- Hair density must be greater than 40 UF per cm²
- Similarity between the body and the head.
- The number of FUs with 2 or 3 hair follicles
- The size of the donor area.
- Hair’s length.
When the donor index is less than 4, it is considered that the patient is not suitable for hair transplantation. Patients with a TDI score of 5 to 7 may be sufficient under certain circumstances. Patients with a score of 8 or more have more hair than an appropriate donor and are therefore suitable candidates for hair transplantation.
The limitations of Body Hair Transplantation:
As a technique, hair transplantation has not yet been the subject of much research, unlike the FUE and FUT methods. we should consider the BHT the last method to improve an existing situation due to the lack of experience and knowledge.
The experience we have acquired so far indicates a survival rate of 70-80%. Although it may seem weak, for many patients this is the only option. Patients wishing to benefit from a BHT must be aware that no guarantee can be given for a high percentage of actually implanted implants.
Body hair can change structure after transplantation. In most cases, they become longer and straighter and adapt in an interesting way to the hair structure.
This means that any patient wishing to undergo BHT treatment should discuss it thoroughly with his hair specialist. Similarly, a hair surgeon should performe the operation .Because the success of a hair transplant depends on the experience, knowledge and skills of the surgeon performing the operation.