Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT) is generally termed as the “strip method”. FUT is all about removing the follicular units or clusters of hair at once from the back of your scalp and get it relocated. This procedure is favorable to plant more number of grafts in just one session. In this procedure, the follicular units or clusters of hair are removed in a strip from around the head that is the hair’s donor area. Next, the strip is inserted into the bald area that is the recipient area. But in all possibility, it could result in a linear scalp from the scalp’s back. Our experienced hair transplantation surgeons of Hair Transplant Abroad are well known for their skills and expertise in reducing the surgical scars. One important recommendation is do not get the FUT done if you are thinking to get the back portion of your hair totally shaven.
The follicular units are placed in the following four steps:
In the end, the procedure results in natural appearance with the correct hair density – devoid of the risk of "plugginess".
After you have consulted our specialized surgeons, you are going to be provided with an initial consultation. At the meeting, you will discuss each and every aspect of the FUT procedure. The entire discussion will be based on the honest and frank discussion on your possible expectations and how much the surgeons can satisfy them. Once you are satisfied with the meeting, then we shall go ahead and fix a date for the FUT surgery. You are required to follow all the preoperative instructions the surgeons give you. So you have to bid goodbye to smoking, forgo the medications like aspirin, give up taking anti-inflammatory drugs, and avoid massaging the scalp.
The surgeons carry out the surgery under the local anesthetic. The hair present in the donor area from where the follicular units are going to be removed – are going to be trimmed so that the surgeons can have flexible access.
The hair transplantation surgeon injects a local anesthetic into the scalp's donor area so the area becomes numb. Next, these hairs are extracted one by one following the “spread arrangement” pattern. Then it is tough to discriminate between the removed hairs.
Using a microscope, the surgeon effectively prevents the risks of hair follicles damage. It is for microdissection that these units are removed in strips before being implanted. A large amount of hair strips are removed from the donor area’s center to ensure enough hair is there for transplantation.
Next, an anesthetic is injected into the recipient area that is the scalp's bald area. After that, a "microneedle" that is specifically designed is used for inserting the follicular units into the recipient bald area of the scalp. These transplanted hairs will grow usually.
In a single session, maximum 4,000 hairs are possible to transplant. Using staples and stitches, the incisions caused in the donor area are closed. You might need many sessions in order to achieve your desired look – it is dependent on the type of hair loss and its remedy that is the amount of coverage required.
Alternatively, you will really be fortunate to get your yearning result in just one session. With the anesthetic wearing off, you could have to face some swelling, discomfort, and soreness. In such a situation, take doctor-prescribed painkillers.
The surgeon is going to give you post-operative instructions on how to take care of the treated area wash your hair and look after the new hair growth.