FOLICALLY-IMPAIRED

Beard Implants Are A Thing

“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?

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7 Comments

  • TVC 15

    As a guy who “can’t manage more than a few whiskers,” and a fan of handsome bearded gay men, I must say that I do, on occasion, feel a little jealous or left out. Especially because it seems most of those handsome bearded gay men tend to prefer dating other bearded men.

    That being said, I wouldn’t do this procedure even if it would open up a whole new world of dating opportunities. I am very comfortable in my own body, and it does feel great that most people think I’m more than ten years younger than my age. So I’m OK with enjoying those bearded fellas vicariously, but it’s even better when I actually land one. Grrrr!

  • semtex

    @TVC 15: At first mine got me what seemed like more action but in the end I honestly believe it was more that people didn’t recognize me & I got more ‘new meat’ lucky.

    On the plus side they hold ass juice well and that is my second fave juice.

  • sonofabee

    In 10 years when beards are “unfashionable” again (these things come and go in cycles), I wonder if these guys will feel good about the $15,000 they spent on a beard implant?

  • Kieran

    Why not be really “in” and get a beard tattoo on your face?

  • stranded

    I’d love to grow a thick beard, but i can’t, it comes in very thin and patchy. Beards have been “in” for a couple of years now and wish i can join in. It’s ok, i rock a decent a mustache. I wouldn’t do the surgery, but I don’t judge those who would. I don’t think it’s that big of deal, people get laser surgery to remove hair, they also get hair implants for the scalp, so why not their face?

  • Stache99

    @sonofabee: I agree. If wasn’t for the fact that it was a fad right now I’d say it was hot.

  • TVC 15

    @semtex: LOL! Nice!

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