“Beards are back!” CNN reports.
We’d argue they never went away, but whatever.
“But what if you’ve always wanted facial hair, but can’t manage more than a few whiskers?”
Dr. Jamil Asaria is a plastic surgeon who specializes in beard implants. He says he does about one beard implant per week. The 12-hour operation ranges from $5,000 to $15,000 depending on how folically-impaired a patient is. During the procedure, hair is removed from other parts of the patient’s body, including the back of the head and the chest, and implanted onto the face. Afterwards, there’s usually about a week-long recovery period, in which the patient can’t shave and may experience redness and swelling.
Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is a plastic surgeon in New York. He told the New York Post that he performs as many as two or three facial hair transplants a week.
“[Clients] want full beards because it’s a masculine look.” Epstein said. “Beards are an important male identifier.”
“I have a baby face but now I’m able to look older,” one of Epstein’s clients told New York Post. “My fashion statement is a little edgy, and I do like the rugged look … It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made!”
“I had contemplated [getting a beard transplant] for approximately eight months,” another man said. “Knowing the results, I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time deciding.”
What do you think? Would you drop $5,000 to $15,000 for a bushier beard?