Last Friday saw the end of Movember, in which men grow moustaches for charity during November. Most younger men, including the writers of this website, then shave their moustache off as it is not seen as particularly fashionable or flattering in the West. In the Middle East though they take moustaches more seriously, and there has been a growing trend of moustache transplants, due to the symbolism that a moustache offers to the individual. In this region of the world having a moustache gives the impression of being older and therefore more professional and wise. Some men who look younger opt for this procedure in order to gain a moustache with a thicker and fuller appearance.
The transplant involves removing hair follicles from a part of the body where there is more hair growing and implanting them into the desired moustache growing area. There are reports of transplant tourists travelling from the Middle East to other countries such as Turkey to have this surgery performed. The patients often ask the surgeon for their moustache to be modelled on famous celebrities in the Middle East . Should moustaches regain their seriousness here in the UK or should they be left for Movember?