A full beard is often seen as being handsome, but even more as a factor emphasising manliness. Unfortunately there are many men unable to grow the sort of beard they would like. In particular due to aesthetic defects in a man's natural beard growth or through scarring, for example as a result of an accident or a cleft palate, beard density is not always as good as one might want. In such cases, a hair transplant is a way of obtaining that full beard. This also applies to transsexuals wanting natural beard growth after the reassignment operation.