Hair restoration is typically associated with procedures to reverse hair loss on the scalp. However, there are many patients who wish to construct more typical looking areas of hair growth on specific areas of their body. Body hair restoration surgery can serve as a resource for achieving these types of goals.

Body Hair Restoration For Los Angeles Patients

There are many types of hair transplant procedures which can supplement or enhance the appearance of hair growth on the body. Examples of various  areas targeted for body hair restoration procedures include:

  • beard region on the face and neck
  • chest
  • eyebrows
  • eyelash line
  • legs
  • pubic area

Dr. Sanusi Umar, based in Los Angeles, has developed a worldwide reputation as a Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant surgeon. Patients can count on his ability to transfer follicles from anywhere on the head or body and implant them into their chosen area, whether it’s on the scalp, face, torso, back or extremities (i.e. arms and legs)

How Are Body Hair Restoration Procedures Performed?

Patient before and after her eyelash transplant, body hair restoration surgery using leg hair follicle grafts
Patient before and after her eyelash transplant, body hair restoration surgery using leg hair follicle grafts *

Hair restoration to improve density and growth on body areas requires the successful extraction of grafts.  The donor supply (i.e. source of surgical grafts) needs to come from the same individual as opposed to a different person, including a close relative. This is because our immune systems are designed to recognize foreign proteins that are not native to the body. They are treated as invaders and attacked as a protective mechanism. Therefore hair transplant grafts from other people will not survive.

The process of harvesting healthy, undamaged follicles is central to achieving successful long-term results.

Dr. Umar has developed patented technology designed with special features in mind for intelligent Follicular Unit Extraction harvesting that can be applied for head hair procedures or body hair restoration surgeries.  This engineering prevents or avoids the most common factors that lead to damaged grafts. His Dr. UPunch i ™, for example, offers a reliable means for safely removing follicles from anywhere on the head or body.  Following this stage, the grafts are inserted into expertly created slits in the recipient area. The skin undergoes a process of healing for the slit wounds created.

Once in place, the transplanted hair follicles then assimilate to their new region as blood vessels develop and attach to them, providing a transport system for oxygen and nutrients.

Additionally, Dr. Umar’s extraction devices are built to enable specific wound shapes to be created when the follicles are removed. The resulting configuration allows the wound to close without leaving noticeable signs of redness or scarring. Onlookers would not be able to detect signs or surgery which is important especially in open and highly visible areas such as the face, neck, and legs.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Body Hair Restoration

Where does Dr. Umar perform extractions to derive follicles for his body hair restoration procedures?

The donor source would differ depending on each patient case. Some people might express a preference for a particular donor hair type. In other instances, Dr. Umar would consider the characteristics of the donor hair and how well it matches the type of hair that should grow in the recipient area. For example, leg hair is very close in length and thickness to real eyelash hair. Therefore, this selection would be prioritized if the patient has ideal forms of leg hair available. Another consideration in a body hair restoration would be the issue of quantity. A particular donor region might be chosen because of it’s hair characteristics as well as the number of grafts that it can provide.

How much downtime is recommended for the healing phase after a body hair restoration surgery?

The amount of time taken off is intended for the skin to heal. This is strictly for cosmetic purposes, as opposed to enabling the entire body to recover its ability to function as usual. Therefore, two weeks is often recommended for scabs to develop and fall off on their own.

Further Reading

Discover how leg hair was used to reconstruct one man’s eyebrows to produce the soft, subtle density that he wanted. 

Learn more about restoring hair on the face for beard, mustache, and sideburn construction