FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant

FUT Hair Transplant

Advantages:
  • Allows for the best number of grafts to be harvested safely during a single sitting
  • Causes the smallest amount amount of injury within the donor area, and provides the power to undergo more surgeries at a later date
  • Maximizes the amount of life-time grafts a patient can utilize
  • Allows for the very best quality grafts thanks to the a-traumatic harvesting process and microscopic dissection
  • Boasts the very best growth yield (95-98% successful growth rate)
  • Minimizes shaving required during surgery
  • Greatest “track record” of quality, consistent results
Disadvantages:
  • May not be suitable for patients with “tight” scalps; some “laxity” required within the donor area for correct strip harvest
  • A permanent linear scar is left behind within the donor area. While the scar is usually very small (1-2mm) and difficult to understand , it’s visible if you shave the hair low. Most patients can go right down to a #3 on the hair clippers before it’s visible
  • Not all clinics offers FUT. Clinics must be a fanatical , stand-alone hair transplant institute with an outsized , well-trained staff to supply FUT. this suggests patients may have to travel for FUT surgery.
Patients Best fitted to FUT:

Almost all patients are good patients for FUT. it’s the “gold standard” of hair transplant surgery, and there are only a few exceptions where FUT can’t be recommended with an honest conscience. However, some patients well-suited for FUT include patients who require large sessions; patients who may have another surgery at a later date; young patients with uncertain hair loss futures; patients requiring add crucial areas, just like the hairline, where the simplest growth is paramount; patients who wear their hair longer on the edges regardless; and patients who insist upon the simplest chance at an honest result.

FUE Hair Transplant

Advantages:
  • FUE, a bit like FUT, leaves permanent scarring within the donor region. However, the scarring consists of very small (1mm) dots. When spread far apart, these dots are difficult to understand and most patients can go shorter on the buzzer (down to a #2) before the scars are apparent. this suggests patients who have FUE can usually have shorter hairstyles
  • No stitches or staples are utilized in the donor region, so patients don’t got to have these removed
  • Ability to reap in patients with tight scalps. Patients who had prior strip surgeries and may not undergo further strip harvesting also can “switch” to FUE and take away more grafts also . We also are ready to access additional portions of the donor area where we cannot access with FUT alone.
Disadvantages:
  • Smaller numbers of grafts are often safely harvested in one sitting. We recommend no quite 1,500.
  • Poorer graft quality. this is often because the grafts undergo additional trauma during the extraction process.
  • Lower growth yield. this is often thanks to extra trauma during removal, a “stripping” of supportive tissue surrounding the follicles compared to FUT grafts, and excess “out of body” time (grafts sit out of the body longer during an FUE procedure)
  • Less efficient use of the donor region. FUE reduces the amount of grafts patients can remove from the donor area over a life-time.
  • More damage within the donor region. Diffuse harvesting creates damage throughout the whole donor region. This affects everything from vascularity (blood supply) to innervation (nerve supply), and negatively impacts future surgeries.
  • “Over-Harvesting,” or removing too many FUE grafts at a time, results in a skinny , patchy appearance within the donor which can’t be hidden (even with longer hair)
  • Less consistent results compared to FUT surgery
Patients Best fitted to FUE:

Patients only requiring alittle graft number; patients with “tight” scalps or patients who have undergone prior strip surgeries within the past and may not have more strip harvesting; patients who want to wear their hair shorter on the sides; patients who only require one surgery; patients working in less cosmetically visible regions of the scalp; older patients with more certain hair loss futures; and patients with hair characteristics which can tolerate the trauma of FUE extraction well.

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