According to a study in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, men with a naturally lush facial hair are more attractive than those without —this is why they are regarded as the new six-pack.
To be honest, this is not something new, beards have always been an important feature in men. In the antique Egyptian kingdom, beards were a sign of wealth and status, while in the Roman Empire, men would cultivate their own facial hair to signify mourning.
Today, beards are not just a style accessory, but they are perceived as a symbol of masculinity and physical strength. It's just unfortunate that not every man is blessed with facial hair, but men who want it are fortunate enough because something can be done.
Thanks to science!
If you are reading this, the odds are extremely good that you are considering having a beard. So, without wasting much of your time, let's talk about how that can happen. Let's talk about a procedure called beard transplant.
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What is a Beard Transplant?
If you have heard of a procedure called Hair Transplant, then you already have an idea of what a beard transplant is. It’s just the same approach, what differs is the location of where it is applied.
A beard transplant is a procedure that involves moving hair from one part of your body to a certain area on your face. The moved hair is usually harvested from the base of your scalp at the back, or under your chin. During this procedure, an average of 4,000 to 7,500 hair follicles are moved one by one.
Yes, it's quite a delicate procedure that should be done not just by anyone, except for an experienced surgeon.
Pros and Cons of a Beard Transplant
With every surgical procedure, whether invasive or noninvasive, there are sets of advantages and disadvantages. A beard transplant is an option for many men, so it is important that you know about the pros as well as cons that come with the procedure.
Let’s start by looking at the pros!
Having a beard transplant can be likened to having a haircut, you look at the image of different types of hairstyle, then show your barber the one that suits you, then you leave it to them. There are different types of beards out there, all you have to do is show your surgeon the images of a type of a beard you want, then your surgeon works his/her magic.
Sex, Love, and Respect
Nowadays, facial hair can play a significant role in a man’s love life. At some point, 8,500 women were asked if they prefer their boyfriends with a facial mane or not. Every single woman said they prefer a bearded man. So, if you didn't know, just know that bearded men are the best potential husbands and attractive sex partners —as said by women.
During the beard transplant, incisions will be made. But do not fret, it's just a small pinch, it doesn't hurt.
Short Recovery Time
One of the reasons why people are so hesitant to go through any kind of surgery is because of prolonged recovery periods. Generally speaking, people do not want their normal routine, their way of doing things to be disrupted. Doctors are now aware of this, and this is why they have devised ways to make the recovery time swift and short. The recovery time of a beard transplant is, at most, six days.
You can shave and style your beard as you want
Once your transplanted hair follicles have stabilized, then you can treat them as you wish.
Well, and now, for the cons.
You’ll have to sacrifice hair from a certain part of your body
One of the major tickets that qualifies you as an ideal candidate for a beard transplant is having an area with sufficient hair growth. It is in that area that hair follicles will be harvested and transplanted to your face. So, it’s not like you have sacrificed your hair as such since it will still remain on your body.
Beard falls out in three weeks
You transplanted beard will begin to fall out in three weeks. But that shouldn't alarm you, it is expected. This process will pave the way for new hair growth.
It’s a delicate surgery that can be perfected by few surgeons on this planet, so, if you are to have it in the US, be prepared to fork out something like $5,000 to $15,000. But if you travel to Eastern Europe, to countries like Turkey, you can have it done by an expert surgeon for a lesser fee.
Choosing the best destination
This is a disadvantage in the sense that many beard transplant clinics are spawning on a monthly basis, so it may be difficult to know who has experienced surgeons, and it's just a false pretense.
So, there you have it. Are you gonna get a stubble or not? The decision is all yours. Suppose you decide to have an attractive beard, we know how to make it happen in a tried and tested way, contact us here.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in August 2019.