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Only in America: The patchy-bearded hipsters who get facial-hair transplants

Hipsters are getting beard transplants — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Some Brooklyn hipsters with patchy beards are getting facial-hair transplants to give them fashionable, lumberjack-style beards. Full beards have become "an important male identifier," said Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a plastic surgeon who performs the $8,000 transplants. "One of the best investments I've ever made," a now full-bearded customer told the New York Post.