This patient underwent a body hair transplant procedure performed by Dr. Umar after experiencing a series of disappointing results through past procedures. These included:
(1) strip surgeries
(2) scalp reductions
Growth from his past hair transplantations ended up being quite poor. And he was also left with tremendous scarring as well as scalp deformity. The hope of restoring hair and a normal looking appearance was quite slim through more conventional surgical paradigms. This was due to the limited number of donor grafts left on the patient’s head.
A body hair transplant procedure is what enabled him to achieve the coverage goals that he actually wanted. Dr. Umar was able to harvest 6200 grafts. Many of these were taken from the beard regions. Head hair was also inserted to help create a more uniform texture in the final results. Nape hair follicles were used to give the hairline a softer edge.
Advanced Follicular Unit Extraction and Body Hair To Head Transplantation
Removing hair from the beard area or any other region of the body is a specialized process. These hairs grow at very sharp and often unpredictable angles. Therefore, the use of general FUE punches would likely damage the follicles. These cylinders need to be placed very accurately around each structure, leaving very little room for human error. However this level of perfection is unrealistic.
Secondly, wound healing results on the body using regular FUE instruments would leave more noticeable scarring. This is due to having less hair on these surfaces, compared to the head.
Due to these challenges, Dr. Umar included special features in his uGraft technology to make body hair transplantation a reliable and feasible solution for patients like the one shown here.
Hairline Restoration Inspired By Bono
This patient wanted an age appropriate look for his hairline and temple restoration . He was inspired by the appearance of Bono’s hairline. Dr. Umar modified the shape and overall framing to best suit this patients face.
His video can be accessed here- http://www.dermhairclinic.com/results-body-hair-transplant-bono-hairline/