In the last couple of days the topic ‘beard transplants‘ has been discussed in a number news papers, magazines and online articles including The Sun, The Register, The Independent, New York Times, The Times and more, becoming the hottest trend on the planet. The hottest trend in the world right now is up by 600% in men looking and seeking a bread transplant according to the statistics on Medical Tourism Blog Medico which states a 600% increase in bread transplants from 2004 to 2014.
Men who have absent facial hair and desperate for a smooth looking beard have been splashing the cash and paying up to £7000 for a bread transplant. Apparently, the statistics on Medical Tourism also state that men who are lacking length else where have turned to this alternative to boost their credentials and ego and says “beards are a symbol of power and virility.”
They then go on to explaining the other added benefits of a beard transplant which can be hiding acne and scars, which I personally think is a great one, no one likes spots do they?! They can help with females undergoing transgender procedures to give them the manly look they’re seeking and they can add an extra couple of years, making boys look like men. The New York Times interviewed a 28 year old man who is a paramedic living in Miami and told of his unfortunate situation of patients refusing to be treated by him due to how young he looked, thinking he would lack experience and skills, Amos told them “They would look at me and be like, ‘OK, is this 16-year-old really going to take care of me?'” said youthful-looking Jose Amos, who had the sparsest of beards. “It was hard for people to trust me because I had that baby face.”
He also said “It does play a role in me looking more mature, more manly and just kind of getting respect from people.” Amos told The New York Times he paid nearly £7000 for his bread transplant, however prices can range from £3000 – £7000 it depends on your hair follicles and the type of the procedure.
On Medico more interesting stats state that “Two thirds of women would prefer to date a bearded man over a clean-shaven man” however Medigo claim that “facial hair grows faster when a man has not had sex for a while”.
Hair restoration surgeon, Dr Jeffrey S Epstein,spoke to The New York Times about his experience with bread transplant surgery and said that a decade ago he would perform four or five procedures annually now it’s three a week!
The NYT also cited the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, which is a non-profit medical association which claimed beard transplants grew from 1.5 per cent of the global hair restoration procedure market in 2012, to 3.7 per cent in 2014. ®
Years ago, men who underwent hair transplant procedures were left with scalps that resembled a dolls head because what was transplanted were plug-like grafts of about 15 hair follicles. At this time a beard transplant was not possible because the patient would have been left with a ‘cobblestone’ complexion.
Now as technology and procedures have developed, beard transplants can be achieved, looking completely natural as surgeons are now able to transplant single hair follicles instead of 15 at a time. The natural looking beard transplant can be shaved and regrown just like a normal beard.
Another male who can testify to the quality of his beard transplant is Phira, aged 33 from Los Angeles who went to see Dr Dauer last December as the facial hair on his cheeks where in large patches of whiskers, he told NYT “It looked like I had facial-hair leprosy or something,” said Phira, who had the spots filled in with follicles transplanted from the back of his scalp at a cost of roughly $4,000.”
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