Beard and Eyebrow Transplantation

Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon Explains Growing Cosmetic Surgery Trend: c

Dr. Anthony Bared, a well-known facial plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, has seen an emerging hair restoration trend in his practice lately: a rise in beard and eyebrow transplantation. Most patients come to Dr. Bared for facial hair restoration due to a genetic lack of full, thick facial hair.

Other reasons patients seek beard and eyebrow transplantation are to reverse previous laser hair removal, scarring, burns, and cleft lip repair. Female to male transgender patients also see Dr. Bared in hopes of achieving a more masculine appearance.

Dr. Bared explains that a preoperative consultation is extremely important in the success of any beard and eyebrow hair transplantation procedure. During this meeting, patients must be very specific about their goals and how they want their facial hair to appear. Some patients seek to increase the density of their existing beard, while others who have very little natural facial hair want to transplant a full beard.

New techniques are playing a role in beard transplant popularity. Advancements in follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques make it possible for patients to avoid the linear scar that is the hallmark of traditional hair transplantation surgery.

This allows patients who undergo the procedure to maintain a short hairstyle without visible scarring. Regardless of the donor technique used, patients still must be aware of the possible limitations of the donor hair quality. Depending on the size and density of the beard the patient is expecting, a secondary procedure may be required.

Dr. Bared uses the FUE technique at his practice to give patients hairstyle flexibility and fantastic results. The donor area is typically shaved, although a no-shave alternative may be offered for some patients. The donor area is prepped for the procedure and local anesthesia is applied to the scalp.

Using a tiny drill, individual follicle extractions are made in the donor area and distributed evenly throughout the scalp to avoid bald spots.

Once the extractions have been made, local anesthesia is applied to the face where the recipient sites will be made. Tiny slits are made where the hair will be grafted. The key, says Dr. Bared, is to make the incisions at an ultra-acute angle determined by the existing hairs on the face.

Typically growth is downward but can be more anterior closer to the mouth area, or slightly laterally on the moustache. If it is determined that more grafts are needed, they are extracted from the scalp at this time.

There is a high success rate for hair transplants from the scalp to the face. However, complications can occur. Poor angulation can give the beard an unnatural appearance. This is more likely in the moustache area than in other parts of the face. According to Dr. Bared, the best way to avoid improper angulation is to use the smallest incision possible at an acute angle.

Dr. Anthony Bared, MD, FACS, is double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He specializes in beard and eyebrow hair transplantation at his Miami practice and has performed over 1,000 procedures in facial hair restoration. Dr. Bared works alongside world-renowned hair restoration specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Epstein. Together, they offer the most modern techniques in facial hair restoration.

To schedule a beard, eyebrow, or hair restoration consultation with Dr. Anthony Bared in Miami visit

Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon Explains Growing Cosmetic Surgery Trend: Beard and Eyebrow Transplantation


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