I have a question about the donor area scar. It seems like most donor area scars begin over the ear and proceed to the back of the head. Wouldn’t it be better to remove the donor hair from the nape of the neck where the skin is more elastic and the scar would be less noticable? Is this a viable option? Thank you
Your theory may be valid, but the hair on the nape of the neck is not considered permanent hair. Let’s assume that hypothetically the hair at the nape turns out to be permanent — you’d still run into the problem of scar visibility. A wound scars readily at that location. Many men like to keep their hair short and faded (cut short) at the nape of the neck, so having a scar there would really be a problem for them.
Finally, most donor area scars do not begin over the ear (at least not my patients).