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FUE Pros and Cons

The pros and cons of FUE hair transplantation have no such significance because the procedure itself is a need based one. And the only means that FUT and FUE hair restoration differs in between is by means of the harvesting of the donor hair and the resulting scars from it, otherwise from applying the anaesthesia, preparing the grafts and implanting the grafts to the recipient area are all the same.

Pros of FUE hair transplantation

  • Minimal scarring, less detectable even for them who like to wear their hair short or have a thin density.
  • Minimal scarring results in minimal downtime and a faster healing of the donor zone.
  • Less post-operative maintenance and surgical discomfort.
  • FUE hair transplantation is ideal for the patients with very tight scalps who cannot bear with the linear strip excision.
  • The FUE hair restoration is most advantageous in repairing previously performed poor hair transplant results, scar fixing and hair camouflaging and other hair restoration procedures like eyebrow hair restoration and eyelash hair restoration.
  • The one hair graft at a time utility allows the hair transplant surgeon to yield hair from other hair bearing areas of the body than the back of the scalp, like leg, arms, chest etc.

Cons of FUE hair transplantation

NOTE : The cons of FUE only comes to probability because of the existence of the FUT procedure, there is a choice, however, the indication of FUE hair transplant procedure proclaims that if the patient is not a suitable candidate for FUT procedure like having a tight scalp, then FUE can most definitely regard to its pros more than it’s cons. The following is rather information about the limitations of FUE hair restoration that can be adjusted by the patient likely goal out of the surgery as in the size of the hair transplantation and total amount of grafting, whereas, the surgeons can establish a thought process in how to achieve the goal considering the shortcomings.

FUE hair transplant cons include:

  • The first shortcoming of FUE hair restoration is that the size of the donor zone is far greater in comparison with FUT. Another point that the donor zone in the FUT is actually removed from the scalp and is closed and sutured that actually that part of the scalp is gone and further will be untraceable with a finely done surgery, wherein FUE hair transplantation, the donor zone stays there and loses some amount of the donor density as the hair follicles are moved along with its roots to the recipient area. So patients have to wear their hair in the donor zone short or thin and it will only distribute an even density all over the scalp.
  • The graft quality, in comparison to FUT is lesser no matter how efficient the instrumentation is used. The approach to it is that as with FUT hair transplantation, patients can actually see from root to tip of the follicular units all openly in the skin strip under a microscope, but with FUE the surgeon and the used instruments cannot actually see beyond the scalp surface and the whole hair graft is only seen once it is plucked out of the scalp. As a complete hair graft, the skin or fatty connective tissue that a hair follicle is harvested with, is even and precise with each hair graft in FUT because of open dissection, the FUE can well preserve the same to the sides of the hair follicles but at the root or bulb of the follicles the protective tissue can sometimes be uneven or scarce which might lead to drying and poor growth after emplacing them. And lastly, the hair angles are important to understand during donor harvesting, with open dissection one can see that the angle of hair underneath the scalp surface shifts or bends as it emerges out of the scalp. All these factors affect the graft quality and number with FUE hair transplant.
  • The maximum hair grafts yielded under one session of FUE hair transplantation will be always lower than the maximum grafts yielded from FUT. And after placement to the recipient site the final growth of the hair follicles after limited shock loss and adjustments to the new area will further lower the total sustainable graft amount and overall hair density.
  • In the FUE hair transplant process as one hair follicular unit is extracted in a time consuming procedure the initially yielded hair grafts are exposed to stay more time out of the body of the patient and it’s natural habitation. And this situation can lead to grafts drying out or have sub-optimal growth.
  • Other improbabilities like capping and buried grafts might also be a disadvantage which can be aborted with FUT.