Men’s Legs May Be New Source for Hair Transplants

Men's Legs

Hair transplants have been around for decades and over the years have been consistently improving. One of the limiting factors that have always been around being the supply of donor’s hair. The traditional donor sites are the back and the side of the head which have a limited supply. People with extensive hair loss can never get a decent hair transplant due to this problem.

In recent times, there have been a few experiments that have been done with donor areas. Men’s legs have been found to be an ideal donor area by some doctors. It is an interesting choice and seems to be working well. Let’s dig a little deeper into this phenomenon.

Why the legs?

Doctors believe that hair from the legs gives a very natural look at the hairline due to their fine nature. Some argue that the traditional donor areas have thicker hair and do not give a natural appearance. Legs also offer a great number of grafts in comparison with the traditional donor areas and therefore people with extensive hair loss can benefit from this novel idea.

When to opt for a neo-donor site?

For people with extensive bald areas on the head, a hair transplant is not a viable option. This is due to the limited supply of donor hair that can never allow a good job to be done. Using hair from the legs allows a greater number of grafts and more extensive coverage can be done. If the doctor believes that the traditional method cannot bear fruit, it is time to opt for the neo-donor site.


The procedure can allow 10000 or more grafts per transplant. Some people have said to have up to 20000 grafts. A single session may be spread on several days in order to transplant all the grafts. The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the method that is most suited to this kind of hair transplant.

The cost?

Since it is a new innovation, the cost is higher than the traditional hair transplants. The bill can go sky high for people who are looking to cover nearly their entire scalp. However, the results certainly justify the cost.


Some doctors think that the texture of hair on the leg is different and will not sit well on the scalp. Others believe that the healing on the legs is not very good and pinhole scars can be obvious after the transplant.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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