Dr. Bauman Discusses Beard, Transgender Hair Transplants and Other Trends with Howard Stern
Boca Raton, Florida – Dr. Alan Bauman appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s Howard Stern Show to discuss rise in beard transplants.
Recent news of the increase in beard transplants has captivated the media, even catching the attention of Howard Stern’s popular radio show. Nationally prominent hair loss expert and minimally-invasive hair transplant pioneer, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, was invited for a guest spot on the show on Tuesday, March 11, to discuss the phenomenon.
The hipster trend is largely credited for the increase, though the growing number of Hollywood stars sporting perfectly manicured beards and scruff has also contributed to the increased demand of the procedure.
Dr. Bauman discussed how the transplant works, and dished on which Hollywood stars have the most enviable facial hair. “Today’s stars’ facial hair may come and go… the most requested looks are still the iconic Tom Selleck ‘stache and Elvis’ sideburns,” Bauman revealed during the interview. South Florida Latinos are searching for the perfect machismo mustache or complete goatee.
Beard transplants, which cost around $7,000 or more, may seem extreme, but have become routine at Bauman Medical Group in recent years. “Like many clinics across the country, we’re seeing an increase in men opting to take advantage of the state-of-the-art technology that allows us to restore or enhance areas of facial hair,” explained Bauman. Bauman is no stranger to cosmetic transplants, he helped pioneer new eyelash transplant techniques in 2001.
In fact, despite beard transplants stealing the spotlight, eyelash transplants, hair transplants, as well as other body hair transplants are all on the rise.
In predictable Howard Stern style, he asked Dr. Bauman if it would be possible to harvest pubic hair for transplantation and the logistics of such a procedure.
About Beard Transplants and Other Transplant Trends:
Beard Transplants – The use of artistically-placed follicular units into a beard area can restore or enhance areas of facial hair that are lacking. Particular attention must be paid to the angle, orientation and position of each individual graft to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing result that looks 100% natural. Hair transplanted into the beard or mustache areas will need to be trimmed routinely, as the hair continues to live and grow naturally in the new location.
NeoGraft FUE – The “Cadillac” of transplants. The minimally-invasive NeoGraft device helps the surgical team extract hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp individually without the need for scalpel or stitches, leaving no linear scar. Recovery is faster, more comfortable and less restrictive. When properly performed, artistic hairline design using grafts of single follicles creates hair transplant results that truly defy detection.
ARTAS Robotic-Assisted FUE Hair Transplants – The most sophisticated semi-autonomous surgical instrument on the planet, the ARTAS FUE Hair Transplant System by Restoration Robotics, uses micron-level accuracy and artificial intelligence to assist surgeons in harvesting FUE grafts from the scalp. Dr. Bauman was among the first to utilize the ARTAS robot to perform FUE harvesting for his patients with absolutely NO linear scar.
Celebrity Hairlines – We’ve heard about women trying to get Angelina Jolie’s lips, but what about men who want Brad Pitt’s hairline? Believe it or not, celebrity hairlines are the latest trend in cosmetic surgery.
Eyebrow Transplants – Over-plucking the brows can cause follicular damage and brow loss. A new microsurgical procedure can create new living, growing eyebrows; the procedure is also effective to cover scars*.
Eyelash Transplants – Transplantation can be used to replace eyelashes that have been damaged by trauma, or to enhance existing eyelashes that are otherwise short and/or sparse. Dr. Bauman has perfected the art of eyelash transplantation, transplanting literally dozens of living and growing follicles comfortably into each eyelid during the outpatient procedure.
Transgender Hair Transplants – Transgender hair restoration is an important aesthetic element to the gender male to female reassignment process. Hairline lowering, scar covering through transplantation are among the most requested transgender procedures.
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary
About Dr. Alan J. Bauman
Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who founded his medical practice in 1997 and has treated nearly 20,000 patients and performed nearly 10,000 hair transplant surgeries and nearly 7,000 PRP for hair regrowth procedures to date. His compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and individualized artistic approach to protecting, enhancing and restoring the appearance and health of the hair and scalp is what sets him apart from non-specialists and other practitioners. Currently located in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Bauman is one of only approximately 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), be an accepted member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) and also recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. Dr. Bauman has achieved the coveted Fellow status within the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS) and is a frequently invited faculty member at numerous international scientific meetings, live surgery workshops, and major beauty industry events. Dr. Bauman is the first-ever hair transplant surgeon to be formally accepted as an Intercoiffure Industry Partner. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the World Trichology Society and an active Trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; he credits part of his early and ongoing success thanks to his involvement in local and national professional networks. He is also the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters on the science of hair care and hair transplantation, including eyelash transplant surgery, and has been extensively featured in the world’s leading mass media as a medical expert and successful early-adopter and pioneer of some of the most advanced technologies in the effective treatment of hair loss. Dr. Bauman's international reputation and his exceptional team at Bauman Medical attracts patients from all corners of the globe for hair loss diagnosis and the latest and most effective hair restoration treatments and procedures. Dr. Bauman has been voted “North America’s #1 Top Hair Restoration Physician” year after year by Aesthetic Everything and was recently named a Top 5 Transformative CEO in Forbes. His accessible and interactive presence on social media has garnered millions of video views on YouTube and thousands of subscribers, connections, and followers on the most popular platforms. A recent Live Hair Transplant Surgery broadcast directly from the procedure room in his Boca Raton office gained over 100,000 simultaneous views from more than 20 countries. Dr. Bauman also has been a member of the highly respected Pantene Hair Research Institute, a global network of leading hair experts focused on the advancement of hair science, technologies and products. Personal appearances, interviews, and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, Cosmo, Elle, Vogue, Allure, O – The Oprah Magazine, and Men’s Health among others. In addition to serving as the CEO of Bauman Medical and teaching and consulting internationally, Dr. Bauman personally treats patients at his Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. For complete details visit https://www.baumanmedical.com
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