If I were to have FUE and use my chest hair as the donor site, what would be the damage to donor site? (e.g. scarring)
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Will I have visible scars on my chest if I use it as donor source for a hair transplant?
The chest can be used but the scalp is best by a long distance due to hair quality and rate of growth and success.
You will have tiny dot scars on your chest the visibility of which varies from person to person. Some people are more prone to prominent scars and if you are darker skin or a tan, then the White scars may show more.
It is generally accepted that it's best to avoid the skin over the sternum as healing is not as good there
No such thing as a scarless procedure
Those are important issues to consider. Most importantly, male body hair (chest, legs and arms) tends to thin with age beginning as early as mid 40's. This makes body hair less desirable as donor material as it is not expected to last a lifetime in the recipient area.
I would also advise you to consult a full time hair restoration surgeon skilled in both FUT and FUE to review all options. Please remember both FUT and FUE procedures leave scars. The amount of scarring is mainly related to experience and artistry of the surgeon. View as many pictures online and in person as possible before you make your final decision. Hair transplantation is an optional procedure and you care about your appearance so results are important.
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