All areas in the body that have hair follicles can be used as donor areas. Though this is not preferred because when we transplant the hair in the back of the scalp, the end result is a natural look as these are already the hair on the scalp.
But the hair we extract from the front of the chest or the back or any areas with hair follicles, do not look natural when they grow, and the patients might be dissatisfied with the scars in these areas.
Sometimes our patients approach us with the idea to obtain the hair from the body because they have fewer tissues and follicles in the nape. We tell them the advantages and disadvantages of both choices and proceed with the transplantation after their consent.