Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is also called as strip method of hair transplantation and follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS). A strip of skin containing hair follicles are harvested from the donor area and transplanted into the bald area. The donor area for FUT method is always the back of scalp. Once the strip is taken your donor area is sutured, we follow trichophytic method to minimize the donor FUT hair transplant scar. The harvested strip is processed for slivering and individual hair grafts containing one, two, three and four hair follicles are obtained.
Slivering is a very important method in FUT hair transplant for the success and good hair results. Indians usually have straight hair follicles and thicker hair, but blacks have curved hair follicles which are like C shape while Caucasians hair follicles are similar to Indians. But the hair is thinner compare to Indian hair. Slivering should be performed with utmost care taking angulations of hair follicles into consideration to prevent any hair follicles damage. The follicles are finally implanted to the bald area.
We perform FUT Hair transplant procedure by using only local anesthesia. Do not use any sedatives or intravenous fluids while performing a FUT hair transplant.
FUT RECOVERY :
FUT hair transplant recovery time is quicker when performed under local anesthesia. There are no much side effects of FUT hair transplant other than slight pain, inflammation, scab tissues and minimal swelling at the implanted area.
Many people around the world are travelling to India for their hair transplant procedures, the reason being FUT hair transplant cost in India is cheaper and affordable compared to many other countries.