Body Hair Transplants (BHT)

Definition: Body Hair Transplants (BHT) is a type of hair transplant procedure that utilizes hair follicles from areas outside the scalp, such as the beard, chest, or back, as donor sources. These follicles are then transplanted to the scalp for hair restoration. BHT is often used when the scalp’s donor area is limited or unsuitable for harvesting follicles.


  • Provides an alternative hair source for individuals with limited scalp donor availability.
  • May be suitable for patients who have previously undergone extensive scalp FUT procedures.


  • Body hair follicles generally grow slower and produce thinner hair compared to scalp follicles.
  • May require a larger number of transplanted follicles to achieve the desired density compared to scalp grafts.
  • Potential for scarring at the donor areas on the body.


  • Scalp FUT or FUE if the donor area on the scalp is sufficient.
  • Non-surgical hair restoration options like medication and laser therapy.

Recovery Time:
Similar to scalp hair transplants, BHT typically requires a week of recovery with minimal downtime.

Body Hair Transplants are a specialized procedure. Consulting with a qualified hair transplant surgeon experienced in BHT is crucial to understand if it’s the right option and discuss potential risks and limitations.