FUT – Strip hair transplant results
The main stages regarding FUT- Strip hair transplant procedure are the following ones:
FUT Hair Transplant Results
The surgical team’s experience and skill set play a decisive role in the success rate of a FUT-Strip hair transplant. Those results can be excellent in terms of density. On the contrary, especially in the area of hairline, FUT – Strip method does not provide a natural-looking result as FUE method does. This happens mostly because FUT-Strip method leads to large sized grafts that do not resemble with the natural, thin, one-haired follicles that originally exist in hairline. As androgenic alopecia is an evolving phenomenon it might necessitate a second hair transplant operation in the future. In the case that a FUT – Strip hair transplant has been performed in the past, the application of a future operation might be a challenging action. The fact that there should take place creation of a second – parallel to the first – incision (double-cut incision) or an expansion of the existing incision, might worsen the already existing aesthetic problem.
FUT – Strip Post-operative Side Effects
The major disadvantage of FUT technique is the creation of permanent and dysmorphic scars in the donor area. Moreover, it is quite common the existence of a chronic hyperesthesia and/or painful neuromas located in the scar’s area. At least 5 – 10% of those patients who have undergone an FUT strip hair transplant, have reported chronic pains in the scar’s area post-operatively. Additionally hyperesthesia in the scar’s area is observed in a 20 – 25 percentage of the patients who have undergone a hair transplant applied with FUT technique. Moreover, when multiple FUT hair transplants take place the probability of complications’ existence is significantly increased. An additional drawback of FUT technique is that due to strip’s processing hair follicles are “injured”, thus limiting the survival of the transplanted follicles. The creation of receptions intensifies the bleeding, swelling and pain. Furthermore, the transplantation of large sized grafts leads to an unpleasant aesthetic result, phenomenon known as doll-like effect.
Advanced Hair Clinics candidates on FUE
It is quite common, patients who have had FUT-Strip hair transplant address specialised plastic surgeons so as to restore or eliminate the dysmorphy of the scars. It is essential to underline the fact that in Advanced Hair Clinics, a percentage of 35 – 40% of patients that undergo an FUE hair transplant have experienced FUT hair transplant in the past. Those patients trust Advanced Hair Clinics so as to increase hair density or in order to create a natural-looking hairline. Furthermore a 15 – 20% of the FUT hair transplant cases require scars’ restoration as they are quite dysmorphic and visible. Consequently, the application of FUT – Strip hair transplant has reduced internationally.