FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant in Delhi

Difference between FUE & FUT

FUT or FUE. When carrying out a hair transplant the surgeon must ensure that the donor hair is only taken from the safe donor region. There are two surgical techniques by which hair can be removed from the donor area of a patient’s scalp. Follicular unit transplantation, FUT, and follicular unit extraction, 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 exactly the same.

vs FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant in Delhi

For patients undergoing an FUE hair transplant, in most cases the entire scalp must be shaved in advance of the procedure. For patients undergoing an FUT procedure, only the strip of hair to be removed is trimmed, allowing patients to return to their normal lives much more quickly, without others being aware they have had a hair transplant. As the FUE technique only allows a technician to take every second hair graft from the safe donor area, the yield of grafts is lower. As a result, many clinics are forced to remove hair from outside of this zone, which means as the patient ages, these transplanted hairs may thin and be lost.

Advantages of FUE (vs. FUT)

  • No linear scar in donor area
  • Decreased healing time in the donor area
  • No limitations on strenuous exercise after the procedure
  • Less post-op discomfort in the donor area
  • Useful for those with a greater risk of donor scarring
  • Useful for repairing donor scars that cannot be excised
  • Provides an alternative when the scalp is too tight for a strip excision
  • Enables one to harvest finer hair from the nape of the neck
  • Makes it theoretically possible to harvest non-scalp hair

Disadvantages of FUE (vs. FUT)

  • Follicular units in FUE are harvested from a much greater area of the donor zone compared to FUT
  • Graft quality is not as good compared to FUT *
  • The maximum follicular unit graft yield is lower than with FUT
  • With each subsequent session, the scarring in FUE is additive
  • In large FUE hair transplant sessions, the entire donor area must be shaved
  • Microscopic dissection may be needed in addition to the extraction
  • After large numbers of grafts are harvested, fine stippled scars may become visible due to thinning of donor area

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