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Follicular Unit Transplantation – plastic surgery

Follicular Unit Transplantation

FUT ( FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION)

WHAT IS FUT?

The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
Process involves removing a small strip of tissue from the back of the head, from which the donor hair follicles will be extracted. The hair follicles are harvested from the strip by a skilled clinical team before being individually transplanted to the recipient areas. FUT is a very sophisticated procedure. It requires expertise to remove the skin strip without transecting follicles at the wound edges and close the wound in a way that causes minimal scarring.

The graft dissection techniquerequires extensive training for years to master.

ADVANTAGES OF FUT

  • Large amount of graft are harvested about 4000 in single sitting
  • Minimal wastage of hair follicles
  • High survival of transplanted grafts

COMPLICATION

  • Minimizes the donor area
  • wound related complication
  • Linear scar appears on the back of the head

PROCEDURE SUMMARY

Duration: 6 to 8 hours

Anesthesia: local

Hospital stay: daycare procedure

Back to work:  after 4 to 5 days

Post-operative care: for 14 days

Result: permanent

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AFTER