FUE, scientifically extended as Follicular Unit Extraction, is a modern hair transplant technique which involves the process of extracting individual hair follicles from one part of the body and implanting them to the required body part. Post surgery hair looks thicker in the new implanted area. Earlier a technique named FUT was used, in which an entire strip of hair with skin was excised and hair follicles extracted from the same. FUE was invented to replace FUT, as it gives a more natural and comfortable look without any major scar.

Anyone who is suffering from hair loss, balding, thinning of hairline can opt for FUE treatment. It is a life changing surgical procedure, so one must be ready both physically and mentally for a new phase. A FUE surgery can cost you around $4000-$12000 per session, depending on the type of hospital and surgeon you visit along with the grade of your baldness and graft requirements.

The total time for surgery may vary according to the hospital/doctor, amount of hair transplant being done, whether it is done in sessions or altogether. A treatment requiring around 200 grafts can be completed in a couple of hours; on the other hand, if more than 2000 grafts are needed, time length may stretch up to 2 sessions. Approximate recovery time is assumed to be 7 days without any major discomfort or surgical pains.


Before discussing physical conditions, a person who has to undergo hair transplantation should be mentally ready and happy as in a few months, they will acquire a new and young look. Many people tend to have doubts and fear about the surgical procedure, but it’s not a matter of worry as it is done under local anaesthesia and has very few risks.

As before every surgery, some initial steps and precautions are taken in order to make the person’s body ready for it, so is the case in FUE. Below mentioned are some of the things you need to take care of beforehand-

  • It is highly recommended that if you are on any medications to tell your doctor about the same so that they can advise you regarding any interactions.
  • Quit smoking and drinking before 48 hours or 1 week (if possible) of the surgery as such substances affect the healing process.
  • If you dye your hair, do it before 3 days and make sure you scrub your scalp properly to make it dye free on the day of surgery.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions for eating schedule before the treatment.
  • Note that your hair will be shaved to a blade 0 level on the procedure day.
  • Overall, these instructions are not much to follow and you are all set for a new beginning!


After you are done with your treatment, finally it’s the time to wait for the results! But again, care is necessary after every surgical procedure. Recovery after FUE may take up to 7-10 days but you don’t have to worry about pain or scars or any other ill effects. Here are some basic tips and precautions for your post-surgery -

  • Try sleeping with your head elevated by pillows to reduce swelling and also prevent accidentally touching the implanted areas.
  • Use only those shampoo, serums or hair oil which is recommended by your doctor in order to avoid any chance of harm.
  • You should avoid unnecessary scratching or touching the grafted area as it may have some ill effects.
  • Follow all the minute instructions given by your doctor for 7 days and take medicine as prescribed by him.
  • It is better if you avoid alcohol or smoking for up to a week after your surgery.
  • Drink plenty of water as heavy medication doses could create an imbalance. Eat as per your normal schedule if the doctor has not recommended anything specific.
  • It is a general recommendation to avoid any kind of physical activity which will result in excessive head sweating like going to gym, cycling, golf, heavy weight lifting exercises, etc for 2 weeks post surgery..
  • You could use a hat to cover your head for the first 2 weeks.
  • Follow the above-mentioned instructions just for 7-14 days and for more information, you can visit FUE can change an entire lifestyle and perception of a person towards himself, so go ahead and look at a new you!