Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are the most compared hair transplantation and so it becomes utmost important to discuss it here. The basic difference lies in the extraction technique of both the hair harvesting surgery, otherwise, it is more or less same as in both the follicular units are used to ensure the growth of cosmetic hair after the extraction.
Both the procedures have their pros and cons, but in comparison to FUE, FUT is competent to achieve natural looking hair transplant. FUE has its own advantages over FUT as it leaves minimal scar comparatively. It is important for you to understand the procedure of FUT as well as FUE surgeries properly before opting either one of it.
Interestingly, the recipient region creation and the placement of follicular unit grafts are similar more or less in both the surgical hair transplantation, whether FUT or FUE.The major difference lies in the extraction process of grafts from the donor region as in FUE the follicular units are extracted one by one from the donor area, whereas, in the conventional FUT, the strip of the follicular unit is taken out of the scalp tissue and eventually dissected individually with the help of stereo microscope.