Types Of Hair Transplant surgery: FUT V/S FUE

  • Posted by: Dr. Milan Doshi
  • Category: Cosmetic Surgery
Hair Transplant surgery FUT vs FUE


Baldness is one of the most common and nightmare situations men, as well as women, undergo as young as in their 20s. If conventional treatments like medicine, Platelet-rich plasma, and mesotherapy fail then hair transplant surgery is the most viable option. So in the case of hair transplant here we will discuss Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) so that you can get an idea of which suits you best.

Comparison Table

Sr No Parameters Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
1 Indication Preferred for patients having short hair or who want to keep their hair short Preferred for patients having long hair or who want to grow long hair.
2 Technique Two sub-types: Manual FUE done by a hand-held device Robotic FUE done by a robot guided by the physician It is also called as strip method.
3 Anesthesia Done under local anesthesia. Done under local anesthesia.      
4 How the graft is harvested The follicular unit is chosen from different parts of the donor area. Follicular units prepared for implantation. The donor site is selected and a strip of scalp is excised from it. The area from which the strip is excised is closed with stitches. .
5 Density of hair Less More
6 Insertion of grafts The donor area was shaved. Follicular units are implanted into donor sites. Small holes are made in the scalp where grafts are to be transplanted. Grafts inserted into the scalp
7 Sutures No sutures required Sutures required
8 Scarring No scarring visible Scarring visible
9 Advantages Shorter recovery time than FUT Less invasive than FUT The procedure requires less time to complete than FUE More economical than FUE
10 Disadvantages Time-consuming procedure  More costly than FUT Longer recovery Time  More invasive than FUE
11 Recovery  Time 5 to 7 days 10 to 14 days
12 Results After 8 to 12 months. After 12 to 18 months.