Body Hair Transplant



Unlike the name suggests, this is not a procedure transplanting hair to an area on the body (though that is a possibility if you are interested, you only need to contact one of our representatives). Instead, this term refers to a procedure where the FUE technique is used on a donor area other than the back of the head. Possible donor locations include beard, back or chest. Same as the other descriptions, the donor hair is treated in the same manner and applied to the desired transplant area.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique is considered to be most advanced techniques that used in hair transplant.

FUE technique briefly is follicles extraction one by one from the back of the head which is called the donor area by a device called micro motor, then canals opening in balding or hair loss areas, the last step is inserting the follicles in their places. The candidate should have a good donor area contains enough number of follicles, these follicles have to be healthy to get satisfy results. For a candidate who has a small and non-sufficient donor area, and has a large area of baldness, the number of follicles is non-sufficient in this case, so certain amount of follicles taken and transplant but without full coverage (density). The last problem may solve by extracting follicles from the patient own body to reach the required number.

To get enough of follicles in addition to the donor area, the follicles will extract from the body (from chest, back or beard).
Transplanting plan before the operation is based on the patient’s request with specialist’s opinion in consultation, where the sufficient number of follicles for transplant will determine. It is also determining an alternate area to extract the follicles if the number of follicles from the donor area is non-sufficient. The alternative donor area may be the beard or chest. Donor area will anesthetize by local anesthesia, then the follicles the back of the head (donor area) and alternative area (beard or chest) will extract by a device called micro motor to reach the required number, then canals opening in balding or hair loss areas, the last step is inserting the follicles in their places, and so is the procedure of transplant has been completed.

Body hair transplant is recommended for the patient who needs more than two sessions or who needs to hair density. Some scars may occur after body follicles extract and this is quite normal and will disappear with time.

Body Hair Transplant (for example: Chest hair transplant):
It is possible now by FUE technique extract the follicles from any area of the body depending on the patient’s request.

The most appropriate area for follicles extraction for chest hair transplant is the donor area (back of the head). The follicles the donor area will extract by a device called micro motor, then canals opening in balding or empty areas, the last step is inserting the follicles in their places, and so is the procedure of transplant has been completed.

Chest hair transplant operation is performed under local anesthesia and takes about 6 hours in average. The patient should wear after chest hair transplant loose clothes for one week to avoid touch with the transplanting area. Chest hair transplant operation is not painful; the patient can return after the operation to his normal life easily.

Many visitors come to our country to have chest hair transplant from abroad. Turkey’s “Medical Tourism” services are offered under packages. Those packages include; treatment, accommodation and transfer services are available within the city.

Chest hair transplant requires 3 nights stay in Istanbul for guests from abroad. They can go back home and return to their normal life. Our guests receive dense after-care after the operation to check their situation and satisfaction after the chest hair transplant. In addition, that our patient support team are available 7/24 on duty.

Extracting grafts from the body is a recommended procedure to be performed on patients who had 2 hair transplant sessions or more to get more dense hair.

Body Hair Transplant (e.g Chest Hair Transplant) is theoretically possible.

Body Hair Transplant in Numbers


Maximum Graft Amount

up to 1.000 grafts for extraction from body hair and 3.000 transplanting into the body


Healing Stage

Lasts 10 days


Operation Length

Between 4 to 8 hours


Hair Starts to Grow After

After 4 Months


Nights in Istanbul

Could be 2 if necessary


Final Results

Seven months later

What to Expect?


  • Firstly, your photos and medical history must be forwarded to the surgical team handling your procedure.
  • The day prior to your transplantation, a blood test and your blood pressure will be taken.
  • The above information will be used to assess if you are suitable for the operation.
  • the day of your procedure, lines will be drawn based on previous consultation and plans.
  • You, the patient, will have the final decision on the lines drawn. In some cases, patient changes made to the surgeon’s suggested plans will require waiver be signed.
  • Your clothes will be changed.


  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia will be administered.
  • Grafting and Transplantation: Up to 1,000 grafts will be extracted from the donor area according to the FUE Technique. Between grafting and transplantation, the hair strands are kept alive in an isotonic solution. Then, a special needle will be used to open channels, and the strands will be transferred.
  • Length: The operation takes 4-6 hours, with a lunch break.
  • Pain: Patients describe the procedure as uncomfortable rather than painful, though the length of time it takes requires a high tolerance to boredom.


  • Density of Transplant: Grafts are transplanted 45-55 per centimeter square, and in appropriate angles for a natural look.
  • Healing: Prednol will be given for the swelling. In addition, painkillers and antibiotics be prescribed, all of which should be taken for 10 days following the operation. There will also be a spray provided that should be used for 7 days after the procedure. An aftercare kit could be provided in some packages for 3 – 6 months usage.
  • Healing Time: Healing time depends on your skin type, but the grafts take root quickly and redness settles in about 10 days.


You can customize your own package depending on your needs in an easy way


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