At Sire and Dame, we walk you through your hair loss journey. Here we present in summary the differences between FUT and FUE. Remember that every hair is unique – always consult with your surgeon for the best procedure for you.
|Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
|Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
|Hair shaving is not required
|Hair shaving is required
|A longer hairstyle is required to cover the linear scar on the back of the head
|A very short hairstyle can be achieved as there is minimal visible scarring
|Suitable for patients requiring a large number of hair transplanted in one session
|Suitable for younger patients who require a smaller number of hair transplanted
|Not able to use hair from other body areas
|Possible to use hair from other body areas
|Cost is usually lower than FUE
|Cost is dependent on number of hair extracted and transplanted
|Shorter surgery time
|Longer surgery time
|Longer recovery or healing time post-surgery
|Shorter recovery or healing time post-surgery
Ultimately, the success of hair restorative surgery, be it FUT or FUE, is highly dependent on the patient’s hair loss and the surgical expertise of the surgeon.
Choosing the right hair transplant procedure for your needs can be a difficult decision. It is important to consult with a qualified hair transplant surgeon who can assess your individual needs and goals and recommend the best procedure for you.