FUT Hair Transplantation IN HYDERABAD, INDIA
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration technique, commonly known as the strip method…
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration technique, commonly known as the strip method, where a patient’s hairs are transplanted in naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs, called follicular units. It’s a gold standard method in hair transplant procedures to date.
In this method, a strip of skin around 25-30 cm is taken from the back of the scalp under local anesthesia and dissected into grafts. These follicle grafts are then implanted in the bald region. The harvested area i.e, the area from the strip removed is closed by suturing. The scar left will be a thin line and is not noticeable with a normal hairstyle.
After measuring your donor site density, a strip is designed of adequate length and width (not exceeding 2 cm) from behind one ear to behind the other i.e, from safe donor area. This strip is planned so that it gives an adequate number of grafts and also at the same time allowing easy closure.
About Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) – Procedure at FMS Skin & Hair Clinic
FUT Hair Transplant Procedure
DONOR SITE PREPARATION AND ANAESTHESIA
- Trimming is essential in the donor site to harvest the strip and the team member in charge of the preparation ensures trimming the hair to 2- 3 mm all over the scalp.
- The next step is to wash the scalp.
- The donor area strip length and width to be harvested are marked out based on the skin laxity tests and depending on the individual’s follicular density per square cm.
- Once the marking is done, local anesthesia is administered to the donor area, usually preferring field blocks in that area.
- The harvesting of the strip is done with the patient in prone posture following the standards of care with an IV line, monitoring of the vitals under aseptic conditions.
- The strip that is harvested is preserved in cold saline.
- Wound closure is done.
The strip is then sliced into small bits of tissues with rows of hair follicles in them meticulously. At the end, individual grafts are separated. Higher magnification is used to perform this important step.
Then the grafts will be transferred to the recipient site. For inserting follicle grafts very tiny incisions are made into the area of concern, which will be determined by the angle. the direction of hair and density of the hair to be transplanted. Once incisions are done, the follicle grafts are inserted using minuscule forceps.
Hair Regrowth After FUT Transplantation
After 11–20 days the new implanted hair will shed. Now the new follicles are in their dormant(sleeping) stage. There will be a slow phase before hair growth is initiated. Complete growth can be achieved between 6-9 months and hair continue to grow until 12 –14 months.
Who can undergo Follicular Unit Transplantation?
Any person above 25 years of age, seeking hair transplantation for baldness or hair thinning without scarring, with good donor area, hair caliber, degree of scalp laxity etc. can undergo surgery.
When do you see Hair Regrowth after transplantation?
Complete hair growth can be seen between 6-9 months and hair continue to grow until 12–14 months.
Who is not a right candidate for FUT?
Person with poor donor sites like miniaturization of hair, those with hair loss due to medications, psychiatric illness, reversible type of baldness etc. are the poor candidates.
Can I undergo hair transplantation more than once?
There are no restrictions on the number of times a person can undergo hair transplantation. The major concern is the limit on the total number of grafts.
How long does the surgery take?
Surgery may take around 6-10 hours, depending upon the laxity of the scalp, quality of grafts, number of grafts required, etc.
Does the FUT process hurt?
The whole procedure is done by giving local anesthetics. Making FUT less painful and comfortable.
Is There Any Scarring After A FUT Hair Transplant?
Yes. A FUT transplant results in a linear scar at the back of the head, where a strip of scalp is removed for grafting.
After FUT Hair Transplant. Hair can be washed?
Patients should not wash their hair for the first 2-3 days. After that, hair wash should be done gently and immediately pat dry with a soft towel.
What are the side effects after FUT Hair Transplant?
Some side effects of hair transplant surgery are bleeding, swelling on the scalp and around the eyes, Itching, crusting, and infection.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, hair transplantation can be permanent if done on a healthy scalp. Due to the nature of the harvested hair follicles, which are unlikely to fall out as they are taken from the back and sides of the head.
What is the cost of FUT Hair Transplant Surgery?
The cost of a hair transplant is highly variable and depends upon the number of grafts required. And the expertise of the surgeon etc. It typically ranges anywhere from Rs 75,000 to 3 lakhs.