FUT Technique in Hair Transplant

What is a FUT Transplant?

Hair loss affects up to 85% of men and 40% of women. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and other hair transplants are minimally invasive surgeries to help cover the bald areas caused by hair loss.

Hair transplants date back to at least 1939 in Japan. At first, the results often seemed unnatural and gave the appearance of a block. It was only when surgeons began transplanting individual hair follicles (also called follicular units) in 1995 that hair transplants began to produce natural looking results.

There are two predominant types of hair transplant currently in use:

● Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

● Follicular unit transplant (FUT)

In FUT surgery, a surgeon cuts a strip of skin from the back or side of the head and removes individual hair follicles. These follicles are then inserted into the bald parts of the scalp. Surgery works best to cover up a receding hairline caused by male pattern baldness.

Read on to find out what you can expect during FUT surgery, who are the top candidates, and how FUT differs from FUE.

How Follicular Unit Transplantation Works

During FUT, a surgeon cuts a strip of skin from the scalp, usually on the back of the head. The exact size of the strip depends on the number of follicles needed to cover the bald areas. The strip is usually no wider than 1 to 1.5cm (0.4 to 0.6in). Once the individual follicles are removed from the strip, they are reinserted into the scalp.

Hair transplant operations last from 4 to 8 hours. FUT surgery is generally faster than FUE surgery. Most people stay awake during surgery with a local anesthetic that numbs the scalp.

This is probably what your trusted origin procedure looks like:

● The surgeon will redesign the hairline, mark the hair removal area and take photos for the medical record. You may ha