Most hair transplant patients see results about 6 – 9 months after the surgery, while in a few cases it may take 15-18 months. Patients will experience regrowth of anywhere between 80% to 90% of the transplanted hair.
What Are the Advantages To FUT?
- Better option for those who need a high number of grafts in a single procedure
- Most women opt for FUT, because it does not require extensive shaving of the back of the scalp.
How Long Do FUT Procedures Take?
FUT surgery is usually between 4 – 6 hours in duration.
Do Patients Stay Awake During FUT Surgery?
The patients are awake during the procedure. Only local anesthesia is used. The patient may opt for a valium to relax and rest during the procedure. The patient will be able to relax and watch a movie while the procedure is being performed.
What Happens During FUT Procedure?
First, your doctor will sit with you in the consultation room and go over the details that were discussed in your consultation to ensure you are getting exactly what you want for your hair restoration procedure, including drawing a template that you will approve for the area and the hairline.
Baseline photos will then be taken and you will be brought into the procedure room and the session will start. The hair in the donor area will be trimmed to about ¼ inch, the doctor will numb the area with local anesthesia, and the strip will be removed by the surgeon and handed to the technicians for dissection.