Follicular unit transplant (FUT) is one of the most popular hair transplant techniques. Utilizing strips of donor hair, FUT can offer greater coverage and hair density.
You may have heard of other hair transplant techniques and may be confused as to which is the ideal hair loss solution for you. From recovery to hair growth, let’s take a look at why FUT may be the hair loss solution you’ve been looking for.
How Does FUT Work?
When balding occurs, some areas are unaffected, such as the back and sides of the head. From these areas, typically the back, tiny strips of scalp tissue are harvested and then implanted into the balding area. These strips have many hair follicles which is why results appear fuller and denser.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Depending on the number of grafts required, the size of the area that is being covered, and the ability of your surgeon, your surgery can take anywhere from four to eight hours. FUT is typically the less time-intensive hair transplant procedure.
What Does Recovery Look Like From FUT?
Recovery may vary from person to person, depending on your health and the number of grafts you underwent. However, typically, you should be able to return to work in just a few days with full recovery lasting a few weeks. To understand your individual recovery timeline, make sure to consult with a doctor.
It can take up to six months to see results from the procedure as the implant area needs time to heal and the grafted follicles need time to grow.
Who Benefits Most From FUT?
Though nearly anyone can benefit from FUT, there are a few people who make better candidates for the procedure. Those who are balding near the crown with dense hair on the sides or back of the head may benefit the most.
Let Gaines Plastic Surgery Restore Your Hair
At Gaines Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to fulfilling your cosmetic and aesthetic needs. The FUT procedure is capable of restoring hair volume and thickness in areas of the scalp that have completely lost hair.
When undergoing FUT, you need a professional expert and you’ll find no one greater than Dr. Gaines and his team. Practicing for nearly 30 years in the Gainesville, Florida area, Dr. Gaines is there to support from the first consultation and all the way through post-surgery care.
Call 352-333-9600 to schedule an appointment.