FUT Hair Transplant surgery
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) extracts large strips of hair from patients and transplants them to areas of hair loss. With higher follicular survival rate and taking less time than other hair transplant procedures, the treatment can produce natural results with minimal scarring.
The FUT hair transplant method, commonly referred to as follicular unit transplantation or the ‘strip method’, is widely used around the world and can offer excellent results with high hair retention and regrowth rates. It is the world’s most common hair transplant procedure, popular for its excellent success rate.
The process involves the removal of a strip of skin from the donor area, usually at the back of the head. This strip is then divided into individual follicular units under a microscope, before being prepared for re-insertion into the recipient area.
Tiny slits are made in the scalp where the hair is to be placed, and each unit is inserted individually. FUT hair transplantation takes a few hours to complete, although it is much faster than an FUE hair transplant.
Q: What is the difference in FUT vs FUE?
In an FUT hair transplant, a thin strip of hair is removed from the donor region.
In an FUE transplant each hair graft is removed from the donor region one by one, using a punch tool. Regardless of whether FUE or FUT is used to remove the hair, the method for transplanting each of the grafts is the same.
Q: How long should I wait to go out in public following the surgery?
A: In an FUE transplant, patients will most likely have had the back and sides of their head shaved. In most patients, the small implant holes tend to heal incredibly fast within 24-48 hours. If you feel comfortable going out with shaved hair, you are generally allowed to do so about 48 hours following surgery!
Q: Will the hair grafts falls out?
A: Each follicular unit (graft) is carefully and individually planted in the recipient area. The incision for each graft is created with a blade that is carefully measured precisely for a patient’s procedure. Once the graft is planted, the surrounding tissue clamps onto the graft and the incision starts to heal, locking the graft in place.
It is very rare to lose a graft after transplant; however, it can happen due to strenuous activity, profuse sweating, or infection. Transplant patients are cautioned to reintroduce strenuous exercise very slowly in the weeks following their transplant surgery to ensure best results possible.
Q: Will anyone be able to tell I’ve had the surgery?
A: Many patients keep their surgery confidential with a bit of strategic planning, which your surgeon will go over in your consultation. Scars are minimal and can be covered with a simple hair style. A short haircut a few months prior to the surgery can establish a post-op, short hair-cut that’s not a surprise to your family and friends.
Q: When will I start to see new hair?
A: The impact of hair transplant surgery are usually be experienced after 8 to 10 months.