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The Pros and Cons of FUT and FUE Hair Transplant Procedures

What is FUE?

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a cutting-edge hair transplant harvesting technique.

You can wear your hair very short without the fear of a large scar showing.

FUE hair transplant surgery is a widely popular technique used to harvest individual follicular units. The follicular units are excised (removed) by your surgeon with a cylindrical surgical instrument that fits around each hair follicle. The diameter of these instruments typically ranges from 0.8 mm to 1.0 mm and is chosen to fit the size of your hair follicles.

Before and After FUE Result Image of Male with Norwood 3 Hair loss
This patient received FUE at NHI Medical.

The FUE technique can be used for hair transplants, hairline loweringeyebrow transplantsbeard transplants, and scar revisions. Many patients worrying about thinning hair or bald areas consider FUE as an option for treating hair loss.

What is FUT?

Follicular Unit Transplantation, or Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS), is a technique pioneered by the NHI Medical physicians in which your hair is transplanted from the permanent zone (in the back of your scalp) to your areas of concern. The FUT technique can be used for hair transplants, hairline lowering, eyebrow transplants, beard transplants, and scar revisions.

The FUT (Strip) surgery involves harvesting donor hair follicles with an incision in the back of your head. This incision scar is hidden or covered by your hair. If you prefer to wear your hair extremely short, you may consider the FUE harvesting method instead.

NHI Medical FUT Hair Transplant Patient holds up iPad of Before his Surgery
One of our patient’s before and after results from FUT Strip Surgery.

Under a high power stereo microscope, the donor hair follicles are dissected into individual hair follicles by our highly trained surgical team. This innovation is the key component in modern day hair transplant technology. The use of a stereo microscope prevents damage (transection) of the hair follicles. FUT harvesting has a lower percentage of transection as compared to a FUE harvesting.

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