FUE Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant, as the name suggests is a surgical technique in which the healthy hair follicles are taken from one part of the body (known as donor area) and transplanted on the bald region of the scalp (known as recipient area). This surgical technique of hair restoration can also be used for restoring hair around eyelashes, beard area, eyebrow area, etc.

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What is FUE hair transplant?

FUE also scientifically extended as ‘Follicular Unit Extraction’ is the most commonly performed hair transplant technique in which the individual hair follicles are taken from your body and then transplanted on your scalp. It is a safer and improved technique than the former STRIP method of FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant). FUT is preferred more nowadays because it does not give you the ‘hair plug’ or “corn field” look of earlier techniques. FUE is preferred by many when they wish to avoid scaring of STRIP extraction.

How much you have to spend on FUE?

The Cost of FUE hair transplant surgery depends on several factors like how much hair follicles need to be transplanted, the experience of the surgeon, the location of the hospital/clinic you visit, etc. Most likely you have to spend a bit extra from your pocket to regain a younger look.

The cost of this surgical hair restoration increases as per the increase in the number of sessions and the level of baldness. It should also be noted that most of the companies or medical policies do not cover the cost of such cosmetic treatments.

If you are afraid of spending a huge amount, you should consider the benefits of this surgery. Surely, it’s after-effects would surprise you and your body with a new & younger look would make it worthwhile.

Are you eligible for FUE hair transplantation?

Many people often think that whether they are eligible to opt for this surgery or not. So, if you also have such doubtful questions in your mind, the answer is right here. Below mentioned are some of the factors which make you eligible for FUE hair transplant:

  • You should be a non-smoker (at least 2 weeks before the surgery).
  • You should have healthy and sufficient hair grafts in the donor area.
  • You should have enough time for your post-recovery care.

How is FUE procedure performed?

Generally, a hair transplant procedure takes 5-7 hours for completion. It is an outpatient procedure so you can even go home on the same day after the procedure with the consent of your surgeon. FUE hair transplants restore hair by extracting and inserting grafts which can still grow healthy hair follicles.

The surgical steps involved in the procedure are as follows:

  • As usual, the first step is giving anaesthesia to make the whole procedure painless for you, as anaesthesia is given to numb the surgical area.
  • For the next step, the surgeon will shave your head area where new follicles are to be transplanted and trim the area from where follicles are to be taken so that the hair grafts to be extracted are visible.
  • Usually, the surgeon will use a micro-punch tool to remove/extract follicles from your skin. A number of incisions are then made using a tiny sharp tool to insert the extracted follicles.
  • As soon as the insertion of follicles is over, the incisions are then closed and the area is covered with a proper dressing to start the recovery process.
  • All set, the procedure for your hair transplantation is done and ready to give you a new look!

Post-Operative Care

Once you are done with your surgery, it is important to take proper precautions in order to avoid any complications. It is most likely observed that you may have to face some swelling and discomfort for about 3 days after the operation. Your doctor will recommend you the following after-care instructions:

  • Try not to wash your hair for at least 3-7 days after the surgery.
  • Rest is a must, so it is highly recommended to take off from work for some days to fasten up your healing process.
  • Do not brush or comb your new hair for at least 3 weeks.
  • If you are using shampoo to wash your hair, use a mild and unscented one.
  • No physical activity should be performed which induces stress in the body.
  • Do not cover your head tightly with any hat, cloth, etc.
  • Say No to smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
  • Avoid direct sunlight or sunburn.

Risks involved in FUE

Although FUE is an outpatient surgery, still there are chances of risk which should be analysed carefully. You should immediately consult your surgeon if you see the following symptoms:

  • Crust formation where the surgery was done.
  • Unbearable pain or swelling.
  • Numbness, bleeding, infection around the transplanted area.

Risks involved in FUE

FUE hair transplantation leaves no or tiny scars on the area transplanted which makes it the biggest advantage of this method. The results are visibly great and also seeing yourself young & smart increases your self-confidence. Transplanted hair may fall off in around a month but the roots remain. These would start to grow in around 4 months. For the final results one has to wait for upto 9- 12 months

Another good thing about FUE is you need not skip much of your work and outgoing days. If you promise yourself to take the required precautions with proper diet and medication, you can be completely healed in 3-4 weeks. https://plasticsurgery.in/ provides you the right guidance and medical assistance for cosmetic surgeries like FUE. Feel free to interact about anything and anytime related to such surgeries!