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Br J Plast Surg. 2004 Dec;57(8):789-91.

Chest hair micrografts display extended growth in scalp tissue: a case report.

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  • 135 Stockton Ave, Moorebank, NSW 2170, Australia.


Conventional follicle harvesting techniques for hair transplantation are limited by the available scalp donor hair. The development of an innovative technique of microsurgical single follicular unit extraction has made it possible to exploit body hair grafts for scalp transplantation. This case study reports on 18 months of follow-up on a patient with extensive scalp scarring who underwent a transplantation procedure using donor chest hair. The photographically documented results show a change in the length of the chest hair measuring an average of 4 cm at transplant to 15 cm by 18 months post-transplant. The transplanted chest grafts provided an excellent cosmetic result for hair replacement.

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