What to Expect with Less-Invasive Follicular Unit Extraction Surgery

What to Expect from FUE surgery

When you get this advanced hair transplantation procedure, it takes a little more time, but you get excellent results in the end. FUE transplants may eight to ten hours, or a full day, depending on you the amount of hair transplantation needed. As a FUE candidate, you’ll need to lie face down or on your side during the procedure while the grafts are being removed.

Your scalp is first numbed so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure. The doctor will then use a special instrument to make a small incision around the follicular units, then remove it from the scalp. Once all have been removed, they are then transplanted to bare areas of your scalp. There are typically a few hairs with each follicle, but this still takes time.


Reasons to Choose an FUE

As compared to other transplant procedures, the follicular unit extraction procedure is very natural looking since individual follicles are used for the transplant. You also don’t experience bald patches.

The recovery period tends to be easier and shorter since less skin was removed and no stitches are needed. This minimally invasive technique causes much less discomfort when you return home to heal.

Recovery from a FUE transplant varies by individual, but it generally takes about three to five. While there are no stitches with this hair loss surgery treatment, you will have a  number of very tiny scabs all over your head.


Some Considerations with FUE

Just like other procedures, you should know everything there is to know about, including some of the things you should consider. The FUE procedure takes more time than strip harvesting, for example. While strip harvesting can be done in under an hour, expect to be there for a full day for an FUE procedure due to individually removing one follicle area at a time.

It’s important to use a skilled hair transplantation doctor who is a board certified surgeon, like Dr. Jaime A. Bastidas MD and Dr. John A. Chuback, MD from Contemporary Hair Transplant (a division of Chuback Medical Group) in Paramus, NJ in order to get the best results from your hair loss surgery procedure. It’s also essential to choose a hair transplantation center that utilizes the latest advanced technology at a state-of-the-art facility.

To find out if you are a candidate for Follicular Unit Extraction Surgery, schedule a consultation with one of our New Jersey hair restoration specialists today.

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