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Hair Transplantation to the Axillae

  • Kenichiro Imagawa
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Abstract

Some men are embarrassed by the loss of axillary hair from bromhidrosis surgery and seek hair restoration to the armpit where it belongs. However, medical care is seldom considered, and only a few articles on hair transplantation to restore masculine axillary appearance have been reported. Physicians might be apprehensive about poor growth because the recipient area’s subcutaneous tissue is shaved up to the level of split thickness and therefore extremely handicapped for graft survival. It’s also difficult to immobilize the grafts once they are in place. The author reports a case of hair transplantation to the axillae after a bromhidrosis operation and describes the technique to achieve the optimal result.

Keywords

Armpit Bromhidrosis Axillary hair Hair transplantation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yokobi ClinicYokohamaJapan

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