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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-169

“Combination grafting” of scalp and body hair to enhance the visual density of hair transplant and coverage of higher grade of baldness


Rejuvenate Plastic, Cosmetic and Hair Transplant Centre, Bhandari Marg, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil K Garg
MCh Plastic surgeon, Rejuvenate Plastic, Cosmetic and hair transplant centre, Bhandari marg, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_89_18

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Hair transplant is becoming the most common cosmetic procedure across the world with demand for higher density and coverage of baldness. This needs more number of donor hair follicles. Scalp donor has limitations to fulfill the required number of follicles for Norwood Grade VI and VII baldness. The body hair follicles can be used to cover up the deficit. The objective of this study was to observe the use of body hair follicles to increase the visual density and for better coverage for higher grades of baldness as an adjuvant to scalp hair follicles. Materials and Methods: A total of 16 patients were evaluated for the availability of body donor hair, and consent for body hair harvesting was obtained from them. The beard was the first preference and then chest and abdomen hair follicles were used in combination with scalp hair follicles to cover bald area of Norwood grade IV and above baldness. Body hairs were harvested using follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique. Postoperative pictures were taken, and patient satisfaction, doctor’s observation, and global photographic evaluation was carried out. Observations: The patient’s photographs were taken after 4, 8, and 12 months of hair transplant. The results were analyzed on the basis of global photography. The use of body hair with scalp has enhanced the visual density, leaving to better coverage in even higher grades of baldness.


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