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FUT Hair Transplantation
FUT, also known as Strip Procedure or Follicular
Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) is a method of hair transplant in which the graft
is taken as a strip of hair bearing skin from the donor area. The donor area
in the scalp is closed with stitches or staples. The graft is carefully
separated into individual follicular units (groups of 1-4 hairs), which are
transplanted into the recipient area.
The main difference between FUE and FUT is the method in which the graft
hair are extracted from the back of the head. In FUE the grafts is taken as
follicular units and in FUT as a strip of hair. Both techniques have their
advantages and your surgeon will discuss with you and decide which technique
suits your requirements. The advantage of FUT procedure is that as the graft
is taken as a strip, a large number of grafts can be taken in a short time.
Our team are well trained to separate the grafts for transplantation. The
main disadvantage is that the donor area heals with as linear scar. This is
not a problem if you wear your hair long, but may be visible if the hair is
kept very short.
All our transplants are done under
local anaesthesia. This works well, and I, along with my team, ensure that
the patient is as comfortable and pain free as possible.
A trained and experienced surgeon is good at choosing the best donor area
and harvesting the graft strip from the back of the head. The graft is
immediately put into a solution. My well trained team dissect and trim the
grafts into units ready to be transplanted. These individual grafts are then
transplanted in the marked and prepared recipient area. You can go home the
same day. Before discharge, I will explain the post-operative care in
detail, so that you know how to take care of your transplanted hair.