The first documented body hair transplants took place as early as 1929 by Dr. Okuda from Japan, using punches of his own design ranging in sizes of 1mm to 4mm. He wrote the first paper that was published about the subject in 1939 about his efforts, successes, failures and the various experiments he attempted. To date, his level of detail for documenting his results, I believe nearly 200 or so, is among the most detailed hair transplant surgery notes in history so it wasn’t just a few notes scribbled down two or three times. It was real science.
It was Dr. Woods however that was the first “modern” doctor to perform body hair transplantation of any kind. I’m sure he did so before, but his patient “Timetested” is I believe the first documented case of BHT since Okuda, and it was an incredible success. Oh yeah, he is also the inventor of “modern” FUE as well, in case anyone forgot. I feel compelled to remind everyone of this, or to inform those that don’t know, because this business is fraught with those that would rewrite history to their benefit, and it’s been tried before. The real history of hair transplant surgery, and more specifically FUE, is documented on my website.
sigh, I’ve been in this biz for too long!