Is it possible to take donor hair from the sides of the head

Published on June 1, 2011

Question:

I was wondering if it is possible to take donor hair for a hair transplant from the sides of the head instead of the back of the head. If you can do this, do you take hair from both sides keeping it even or just one side?

Answer:

Yes, it is possible to remove hair from the side of the head above the ears for hair transplantation. This is another common location for donor hair retrieval.

Sometimes, depending upon the size of the case and/or the nature of the case, hair can be removed from either the right or left side of the head and not necessarily both sides.

When larger cases are being performed, often the hair is removed from both sides and the back and/or just both sides and/or one side, again depending upon the size and nature of the case.

In each of these scenarios, the donor areas remain undetectable.

Posted by: Dr. Charles