FUT, which is an abbreviation for follicular unit transplantation, hair transplant surgery is one of the most common forms of hair restoration surgery available around the world. Also known as the “strip harvesting” method, FUT hair transplants allow thousands of individual grafts to be safely transplanted in a single session.
This procedure is performed with a specially calibrated tool that is used to extract a strip of donor tissue containing the follicles from the rear of the scalp where hair loss is typically unlikely to happen. The donor tissue is then separated from the individual follicles which are then prepared to be transplanted into the recipient area of the scalp. The surgeon will make microscopic incisions in the recipient area before transplanting the follicles in small groups and varying densities to accurately match the natural growth of your existing hair.
The procedure itself is considered minimally invasive and only requires the use of a local anaesthetic on the scalp rather than a general anaesthetic, reducing your recovery time post-operation and lowering any risk of complication.
Other than a small amount of scarring on the scalp, which is generally considered to be undetectable unless you choose to shave your head, the results are incredible and blend in naturally with the rest of your hair. The newly transplanted hair will take a bit of time to grow through and starts approximately three to four months after your surgery.