Hair Retention After FUE Based Transplant, How Long will They Stay?

If hairs are taken from Chest area using FUE method then how long will they stay on the recipient area?

Doctor Answers 6

In definitely if it goes right

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If you move hairs from one location (chest) to another location (head) and it is successful, the hairs will grow with the same characteristics as where it was moved from.  If it is successful, the transplanted hairs will last as long as the hairs from where it was taken.

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Chest hair grafts

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a hair graft is a hair graft no matter what its source. Chest hairs do not grow like scalp hairs and after they start growing they start cycling losing them in 6 months and then regrowing them about 6 months later. Each chest hair graft will not grow on the same schedule as the next one near it.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair Retention After FUE Transplant

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   Once the transplanted hair has reached growth maturity (generally in about 12-18 months), the transplant is permanent.  The hair will last as long on your head as it would have lasted in the donor site.


Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 127 reviews

FUE Hair Transplant - Long-Term Graft Survival

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Similar to donor hair from the mid-rear scalp (also known as the safe donor zone) chest hair is not DHT sensitive. Thus, once a viable graft is implanted into the recipient area and reaches growth maturity approximately 18 months later, it is permanent. It should remain as long as it would have on your chest.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Hair Retention after transplantation.

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Hair moved during hair transplantation, regardless of the method of harvesting, will last as long as it would in it's original location.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Chest hair transplant

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Like any other source of donor hair in a hairtransplant, chest donor hair should last as long on the scap as it would in the chest.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

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