It is believed that the first mustache transplants were performed by the late trichological pioneer Dr. Okuda in 1930’s Japan. Since then, considerable progress has been made – some of which is described by Dr. Damkerng Pathomvanich (pictured) of the DHT clinic in Bangkok, Thailand who is a key contributor to Hair Restoration Surgery in Asians 2010, Part XII, Where Dr. Pathomvanich explains that –
“Mustache transplantation is not as common as eyebrow transplantation. Harris , in his recent survey, reported that mustache transplants accounted for only 1% to 1.5% of all hair restoration procedures in 2006.“
“The majority of Orientals do not have as much mustache as do their Caucasian and Indian counterparts. Still, there is a steady demand for this facial hair transplant, including beard and goatee.”
Providing that the patient has another hirsute area which can provide enough suitable mustache-like hair, a typical transplant might begin thus :
“The shape of the mustache is first outlined while the patient is sitting. On approval, it is traced with a marker, and symmetry must be ensured, especially in a goatee.”
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