Can Body Hair Be Used for Eyebrows Transplant?

I need to repair my right eyebrow because of an accident. I was told that scalp hair trasplanted to eyebrows should be trimmed periodically. Ok, then, I was thinking if body hair (legs, chest...) would be a good option to repair the eyebrow. I don't need many grafts, I 'm a male and I have much hair all over my body. In conlusion, could body hair be used for eyebrows trasplant? Would it be a good idea to minimize trimming? Thank you very much for your help.

Doctor Answers 7

Body hair for eyebrow transplants

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Yes, body hair can be used for eyebrow transplant, but is not something that is commonly performed by most hair transplant surgeons. Most patients will do well using hair from the head in a more traditional hair transplant technique as long as the donor hair is matched well to the eyebrows.

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Frisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

You can use body hair as the donor supply but it may not give you the expected results.

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You can use body hair as the donor supply but it may not give you the expected results.  Most doctors use scalp hair as the donor supply since it growth and characteristics are well known and predictable.  Other doctors such as Dr Umar specialize in body hair and you must consult with these specialized doctors for their professional opinion (since they are the ones who actually do body hair transplant surgery).

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Body hair not a good option for eyebrows

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The body hair can be used but is not the first choice. Temples, back of neck would be a better donor. You will have to keep the hair trimmed very frequently

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Body Hair For Eyebrow Transplant

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Yes, it is a viable option to restore your eyebrow hair through eyebrow transplantation using body hair, with uGraft FUE hair transplant. FUE—follicular unit extraction—is the required surgical technique for such a need. Advanced FUE with uGraft is capable of transplanting hair from almost anywhere on the body, however, leg hair is ideal for eyebrow transplant for two reasons: -its naturally thinner caliber (which makes for an excellent match to blend with the remaining eyebrow hair).  -its naturally stunted length and slower growth (which makes for less frequent trimming, as you’d surmised). In the absence of good quality leg hair, I have used nape hair for similar reasons.

Sanusi Umar, MD
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Body Hair Not Best Option for Eyebrow Transplant

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Body hair is typically not used as a donor site for hair transplantation.  For eyebrows, the most common donor area would be the back of the hairline or temple region where the hair tends to be finer texture.  Transplanted hairs to the eyebrow will retain their growth pattern, so you are correct that you will need to keep them trimmed on a regular basis. Most likely you will need more grafts than you think to look full and natural.  

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
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Body hair used for eyebrow transplant?

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Body hair would be a very poor match for most people to replace eyebrow hair.  The best hair is usually from the bottom of the hairline at the back of the neck.  There are some patients where there are no good donor sites to match eyebrow hair.

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon

Can Body Hair Be Used for Eyebrows Trasplant?

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Scalp hair is what's used to fill in or create eybrows, IMO.  I'm unaware of other body hairs being used for transplantation into the eyebrows.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
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