Step by Step FUT hair transplantation? - QR 678

Follicular unit transplantation is also known as Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) and its steps are almost the same as FUE procedure expect the follicular graft extraction:

  1. The surgeon will first examine the scalp and determine the suitability of the scalp for hair transplantation.
  2. In the next step the hair surgeon will mark the donor and recipient areas.
  3. Using a scalpel the hair transplantation surgeon will remove a small longitudinal piece of skin from the back of the scalp. The site is closed with sutures.
  4. The hair transplant team will them split the donor piece into small piece containing hair grafts.
  5. Small incisions are made recipient site and the hair grafts are placed in the recipient site keeping an angle of air and density of the existing hair in mind.
  6. The surgical sites are covered with bandages or gauze and the patient can go home the same day.

The number of grafts need for hair transplant will depend on:

  • The type of hair you have
  • The size of the transplant site
  • The thickness and growth of the hair
  • Hair colour