There are different types of hair follicles on your body. Hair can be different according to the characteristics of your hair follicles. For example, hair follicles from the back of your head and your chest are completely different than each other. However, hair follicles extraction from the chest for hair transplantation procedures can be possible if you’re considered eligible for such operation by your surgeon.
The most important thing when it comes to being eligible for a hair transplantation procedure is donor area hair density. That means that if you do not have enough number of hair follicles at the back of your head, you are probably considered not eligible for a hair transplantation procedure.
The donor area is mostly designated as the back of the head because of the characteristics of the hair follicles there. Hair follicles at the back of the head are mostly strong ones they’ve already survived from male pattern baldness attacks. That makes them the primary donor area choice for hair transplantation procedures.
Chest hair is generally not guaranteed for hair transplant procedures. This means that you may not get the best hair transplantation procedure if hair follicles from your chest are used. They do not have long durability and they do not grow so long as well.
However, depending on the cases, some of the chest hair can be extracted to provide an additional topical effect on the hair transplantation area. This can be done if hair follicles from the back of the head are not enough. Besides, if your hair transplantation procedure is performed with chest hair, the results may not be so natural and you may not see your ethnicity look on your face after the procedure.