Transplanted pubic hair is the latest trend in South Korea, where it is regarded as a sign of fertility.
Surgeon Afschin Fatemi, from Unna in Germany, said: “In the West, women try to reduce their genital hair as much as possible, but in Korea the trend is for forestation.”
He said a mass of pubic hair was considered a sign of fertility, which was why many women were paying as much as £1,700 to have hair transplanted from their heads.
Fatemi added: “The structure of head and pubic hair on Asians is quite similar. The implanted hair isn’t long and rarely falls out.”
The operation is conducted under local anaesthetic and bandaging can be removed after just one day.