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Hair transplant is a commonly known term and is the first to be recommended to all suffering from permanent hair loss, by their well-wishers. It is important to understand that Hair Transplant is a proper medical surgery and must be carried out by an experienced professional. This procedure involves taking hair follicles from one part of the patient’s scalp (donor area), where the growth is high density and transplanting it to another part (known as the recipient area) where the growth is not as dense.
The method to remove the hair follicles from the donor area is different and not everyone is eligible for all types of transplant. For example, in FUT, a whole strip of tissue is extracted from the donor area, from which a huge number of grafts are extracted. Typically, the number of follicular units extracted is in thousands. Also, the FUT procedure is known to leave behind scarring as the area from where the strip is removed needs to be stitched up.
What is FUT Hair Transplant?
The process of Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is also known as the strip procedure. In this procedure, a strip of tissue containing thousands of follicular units is taken from the donor area of the patient’s scalp. The human hair grows in follicular units, which is a group of hair strands. Each unit can contain anywhere from one to four hair strands. It is these units that are actually transplanted during the transplant procedure.
As a noted specialist, performing FUT Hair transplant in Mumbai explains, during the strip procedure, the follicular units are extracted from the strip. Each unit contains sebaceous glands (oil glands), fine hair known as vellus hair, nerves and a tiny muscle. These taken together are important for the growth of hair after the procedure. Thus, each follicular unit being transplanted needs to be processed and grafted with extreme care.
Candidates for FUT Hair Transplant
As we mentioned briefly everywhere, while it is tempting to believe that hair transplant in general and FUT Hair Transplant in specific is the panacea of all hair loss problems, it may not actually be the case. Not everyone is eligible for the procedure and even those that are may have different results.
Some of the observations that may mean you are a good candidate for FUT are
- You have a good health condition and do not suffer from any major ailments. It is very important to let your hair surgeon know about any chronic ailments you have or any kind of medications you are using, even over the counter ones. This is to ensure that these medicines do not interfere with your surgery or recovery thereof.
- While there are many hair transplant methods available, it is important to know if FUT is right for you. It is generally recommended for those who have a large balding patch as the number of grafts for transplant in one go is much higher in FUT.
- The health of your follicular units in the proposed donor area also plays an important role in deciding whether or not you should be going for FUT in particular. As the procedure will leave a scar, it is preferred to have a donor area where it remains hidden. This is why the health of hair follicles in that area is very important as the choice of the donor site is already restricted.
Procedure of FUT Hair Transplant
During the FUT Hair Transplant, the doctors will take a thin strip of hair from the donor area, generally the back of your scalp, where the hair growth is comparatively higher and even the density is more. The area of the strip is then closed with sutures, leading to some amount of scarring.
The follicular units from this strip are then extracted by carefully dissecting it and storing them in a refrigerated special holding solution. The refrigerated follicular units are then grafted on the recipient area one by one. All the transplant is generally done in one sitting and thus, the FUT procedure is an exhaustive and time-consuming procedure.
Cost of FUT Hair Transplant
It is important to understand that the cost of Hair Transplant in Mumbai or any other place is based on the number of Follicular Units being transplanted and not the actual hair strands transplanted. Other factors that contribute to the cost of the FUT procedure are the experience of the doctor carrying out the procedure, the facility where it is carried out and the support staff’s experience.
Recovering from FUT Hair Transplant
Even though the downtime for FUT transplant is much lesser than other surgeries (a couple of days to a week), it is important to remember that following the instructions even after the procedure is equally important. Your doctor will give you specific care instructions as well as the scheduled follow up plan. Make sure you adhere to both diligently.
A common expectation after the procedure is to expect immediate hair regrowth. It is very important to understand that this will not be the case. In fact, the transplanted hair will fall off within a week. The actual growth will begin after that and you should be able to see a noticeable difference in three months.