Follicular unit extraction or FUE hair transplants are the procedures where the patient’s hair follicles are taken and implanted in the area where healthy hair growth is little or none. FUE was first used to replace the FUT technique of hair transplant. The reason why doctors wanted to replace FUT was that during FUT a piece of your scalp is taken in order to get the follicles. This technique, therefore, results in big scars in the donor area. However, FUT is still a considerable technique for many people. “FUE vs. FUT hair transplant : which is better?” is a common question asked by people who want to undergo a hair transplant surgery. However, you cannot decide on the technique by yourself. You need to discuss this thoroughly with your doctor after your hair analysis is done. Your doctor will determine the best surgery method based on some test results.
The hair graft survival rate with a hair transplant surgery done by an experienced and skilled doctor is around 60-70%. This is a standard rate you could expect. It could be even higher depending on you or the doctor. The best candidate for a very successful FUE hair transplant is someone who experiences thinning hair or balding, with enough healthy hair around the scalp. If you do not have enough healthy hair follicles, you will not be a good candidate for FUE, and the success rates of your hair transplant surgery will be little.
A FUE hair transplant surgery takes between 4 and 8 hours. It takes a lot of time because the hair follicles are taken and implanted one by one, carefully. This way, your transplanted hair will look much more natural. The natural look after the surgery is probably the main reason why FUE is considered this successful.
The cost of an FUE hair transplant surgery depends on factors like the amount of hair that is extracted and implanted. Other factors could be listed as the number of available surgeons in the area you are undergoing the FUE hair transplant surgery and the experience level of your surgeon.
Recovery from a FUE hair transplant is much quicker than a FUT hair transplant surgery. The first 3 days are usually the most difficult to get through, but after 3 days, it gets a lot easier. Of course, the recovery and success rate of the FUE hair transplant surgery you have gone through depends on what you do after your surgery. The more care you give your surgical area, and the more you follow your doctor’s instructions, the more successful your hair transplant will be. Here are some common advice doctors give for post-surgery:
The success rate of your hair transplant also depends on the health of the transplanted hair. In some cases, a second hair transplant might be necessary for thicker hair.
If you want to have a hair transplant surgery, but are not sure which technique is the best for you, specialists and doctors in Asmed are here for you to determine the best path for your hair transplant process. Hair transplant operations might sound confusing and overwhelming.
Here, at Asmed, our priority is eliminating your concerns regarding hair diseases and hair transplant procedures . If you want to learn more about FUE hair transplants in Turkey , feel free to contact us with any questions!
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