I am here with Tom, our patient, who underwent today a chest hair transplant. Tom has always had a lifetime of thin hair, very little hair on the chest and desired to have a fuller chest and did some homework and came across some other patients whose photographs I had posted on the internet showing the results and he decided to fly in and have a procedure.
If we go ahead and turn to him, you can basically see that we did a relatively conservative procedure, around 2,400 grafts. I have done procedures as large as 4,300 grafts for more extensive coverage, but he was not looking for a full hairy chest nor was he looking for an extension down into the belly. What we were really trying to do for him was to concentrate on filling in along his chest, in the central sternum and along his peck area and you can see that I was able to do that following the natural direction of his own hairs, whereby these hairs grow more in a downward direction, these grow more downward and then in inward so in the center area, over the breast bone or sternum, you have hairs that crisscross with each other to give the appearance of the greatest amount of density, wrapping around the whole nipple area. Probably if I use the word nipple, it will increase the ability for people to find this video. But you can see the area that we filled in.
His donor hair came from the back of his head and that should be not even an issue for him. These hairs will fall out. Three months later they will start to grow and I would imagine that within six or seven months he should have not a hairy chest but a fuller look and it will be nice because it will be sort of a natural transformation from having nothing and people will assume he probably was shaving his chest to having a thin but nice full coverage throughout the chest area. So that is how we do the chest hair transplants.
Posted by Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS