I was losing my self confidence due to massive loss of hair over my head. And many doctors expressed their reservations regarding option of hair transplant as the reserve hair on back of my head were very thin and few. Then I contacted Dr. Suruchi of Aura Skin Institute, who explained me the option of body hair transplant. They took hair from my beard and chest and the results are amazing. I am no longer living with the stigma of “a bald man”. Thanks to Aura and Dr. Suruchi and her team for giving me a new leash of life.
BHT (Body Hair Transplant) or BHHT (Body Hair to Head Transplant) is hair transplantation done using the same FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, so it is also No stitch technique. It is called BHT because in this method, the donor area for hair is not the back of scalp, but some other body area. It can be beard, chest, back, stomach area, legs and arms. After harvesting grafts from any of these body areas, these are transplanted over the balding area of head.
BHT is done only in people suffering from extreme baldness, who have very less reserve or very thin hair at the back of their scalp. Thus this technique gives a big ray of hope to even those with severe (Type VI and VII) hair loss.
BHT Transplant Procedure
BHT (Body Hair Transplant) is a FUE method with only difference in the donor area. But there are few important parameters which need to be considered to see the compatibility of body hair (donor area) and scalp hair (recipient area).
Since the donor area can be any body part like beard, chest, back, stomach area, legs and arms, so the thickness, direction and curl of these hair vary considerably. Also these transplanted hair usually don’t gain the length of more than 5cm, thus one has to keep his hair trimmed accordingly after the transplant.
Benefits of body hair transplant
The people suffering from severe baldness, having lost their hope after getting poor results from traditional hair transplant methods, can restore their depleted hair-line by the use of BHT (Body Hair Transplantation) technique. It is no stitch technique. Though the use of BHT procedure though shows remarkable results, but the right selection of patients is very important. This technique should be reserved only for persons who have extreme baldness and insufficient hair on the back of their scalp.