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      FUT Hair Transplant In Jodhpur

      Conventional, yet rewarding hair transplant technique to make the most of donor area supply with minimal wastage. Combined with FUE, can provide maximum number of scalp grafts over a single session.

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      What is FUT Hair Transplant

      FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) is also known as the Strip surgery. It is one of the most popular methods of transplanting your hair. Several techniques have been evolved over the years for getting your lost hairs back on your bald head and also the modern technology has contributed in it. One such advantage of modern technology in this field is of development of FUT. Basically; FUT hair transplant is the method of hair transplant that begins with stripping-off a line of follicular units from the scalp line. There are other methods too. These include FUE, etc. The main difference in these techniques can be seen in the method of getting these follicular units. FUT solely involves obtaining the hair from the scalp line bonded with the skin of the head. The skin line is striped- off along with the hairs on it which is further divided into pieces called follicular units. These units are then placed in a proper manner wherever they are required that is, on the spot of baldness. The area from where the skin line is striped- off is then, covered with the materials such as staples, sutures, etc. It is covered in such a way that once the hairs are grown to a certain length, the scar becomes completely invisible.

      Who does it benefit?

      • Patient who presents with advanced stage of baldness with poor donor density.
      • Patient with loose scalp.
      • Old men
      • Patient with reverse hair loss, etc.

      How does FUT Hair transplant works?

      The FUT hair transplant that is Follicular Unit Transplant begins with the extraction of the follicles from the scalp line. It is known as strip harvesting. Then, the extracted follicle strip is further divided into smaller fragments known as follicular units under a stereo microscope. The donor area from where the strip has been taken is then covered with the covering materials such as staples and sutures. This develops a faint and lenient scar. This provides you with the uniform hair density and also, the availability of more and more follicles. Each follicular unit obtained is considered as a graft which is used for the transplantation.

      Steps in FUT Hair transplant

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      PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT

      After the planning of the FUT hair transplant, there are some cares and needs that are to be taken before the beginning of the treatment. Some of the preventive measures are to be taken before the surgery while the others are told by the trained staff just before the start of the surgery on the same day of the surgery.

       

      LOCAL ANAESTHESIA

      To maintain the comfort and ensure no pain, a local anesthesia is given to the patient before the treatment starts. Also, an anesthetic gel or high frequency vibration is used to ensure minimal pain while the process of giving the anesthesia.

       

      SELECTION OF DONOR AREA:

      The area from the scalp is chosen from where the strip of hair can be cut. This is known as donor area. The area of maximum density is carefully chosen to ensure long-term stability and good health of the transplanted hair.

       

      STORAGE OF DONOR TISSUE

      After the strip is obtained, wasting no time, it is immediately placed in a physiological solution, which minimizes the body’s natural response and provides longer viability, also allowing time for closure of the wound created by the strip removal.

       

      SLIVERING & DISSECTING

      The harvested strip is now divided into single layer of hair follicular units called as the Slivers. Each sliver is then further trimmed to get rid of any extra tissue. The obtained grafts are then separated individually, and then finally implanted in the bald area or the area to be treated/ corrected.

       

      CREATION OF THE RECIPIENT SITES

      This is one of the most crucial steps in the procedure, involving a keen aesthetic eye, done with precision as this step decides how the resulting final look would be. To design and prepare the recipient site, fine blades or needles are used. A good surgeon will try his best to ensure that the sites are created in such a way that the outcome appears completely natural and healthy.

       

      IMPLANTATION

      The obtained grafts are then carefully placed into the created recipient sites by the trained staff. A repeat check is done at the end to ensure proper placement.

      Post - Procedure Care

      • The treatment isn’t a major one but still, come care and precautionary measures need to be taken.
      • After the treatment has been done successfully, there may be some oozing or pain over the donor area which may be relived using sterile gauze.
      • The process is quite simple as compared to other processes. Only thing is that the staples or the sutures used need to be removed post- operatively after 7-9 days of the surgery.
      • There might be a dissolvable suture underneath the skin that will self-dissolve between 3-4 months post operatively. This can feel lumpy but will return to normal in no time.
      • The results are similar to any other surgery. As a coin has two sides, in the same way, the surgery also has some minor disadvantages like leaving behind a faint scar at the donor site which is only visible when the complete head is shaven.

      Advantage of FUT

      • Large number of grafts can be obtained in one session.
      • High yield of hair and less time consuming process.
      • Affordable with natural results.

      Complications

      As everything comes with some advantages as well as disadvantages or complications, the FUT hair transplant technique also has its own minor complications that can’t be neglected at all. They are not different from the other hair transplant methods but the same as others. However, the results totally depend on the way it is performed. The experience and skills of the doctor matters a lot in this surgery. For example, the sutures can catch up some kind of infection or pus, etc. Further, some hairs may shed off around the sutured area. Also, the recovery time is somewhat longer than the other methods such as FUE, etc.

      If the linear scar is of concern, it is important to remember that restoring scars after an FUT procedure may not be easy and can and should be handled only by a surgeon with immense experience. The methods by which improvement can be obtained is by implanting new hair follicles using the FUE method, or by using the W-plasty technique wherein the wound is excised and stitched and finally, there is the option of micropigmentation.

      Why to get it done at Dr. Aggarwal’s clinic?

      TIt is sufficient that we are experts in this field and are continuously improving. But there are more reasons for it. These are some of them:

      • The whole team of Dr. Aggarwal’s clinic have years of experience in the field of hair transplant which ensures minimal chances of anything going wrong.
      • The supporting staff is caring and Dr. Karun Aggarwal is himself a specialist in this field.
      • The environment of our clinic is completely patient friendly and hygienic.
      • We have all the modern and latest advanced technologies and machines that make the surgery very easy and efficient.

      For more queries and details, please visit www.draggarwalsclinic.com and get all your doubts cleared.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      How does FUT work?

      Follicular unit transplantation, or strip FUT, is performed to transplant follicular units into balding areas of the scalp. FUT differs from FUE in that a strip of scalp skin is removed from the posterior scalp also known as the permanent zone. The size of the horizontal linear strip varies based on the number of grafts needed.

      In a hair transplant case where only 1000 grafts are needed, the width and length will be small. However, in a mega session where 3000 plus grafts are required, the maximum width and length might be reached depending on the density of hair within the permanent zone strip. Due to issues of scalp laxity and wound closure, a maximum width of 18-mm can be safely removed in most patients.

      Once the strip is removed, the wound is closed in two layers with dissolvable internal sutures followed by external staples or sutures. The strip is then processed and meticulously cut into natural groupings consisting of follicular units of 1 to 4 hairs. This preservation of the natural grouping maintains their anatomical structure and allows for a realistic post-transplant look.

      Who are ideal FUT candidates?

      Patients who do not plan to wear their hair in a short style are ideal candidates for FUT as the inevitable linear scar in the posterior aspect of the scalp will be camouflaged or hidden by longer stands of your own native hair.

      How many grafts are needed?

      The number of grafts needed depends on the area of scalp that needs to be covered as well as the desired hair density. The approximate number of grafts will be determined at the initial consultation appointment.

      How long do FUT results last?

      The results from an FUT hair transplant procedure should last a lifetime as FUT uses your own hair from the permanent zone. There may be some natural thinning of the donor permanent zone as you get older but, since this is your own transplanted hair, it will likely be susceptible to this same process. Hormonal changes impact hair that is prone to balding but this should not affect the transplanted hair.

      How long does strip FUT surgery take?

      Depending upon the number of grafts needed, the procedure time could span 6 to 10 hours. Both FUT and FUE are an individual hair transplant process so the total surgical time can vary.

      What is the recovery time after FUT?

      The linear scar where the donor hair was removed can vary in length depending on the number of grafts required and the density of hair within the strip. The length of time needed to heal your surgical wound varies from individual to individual. On average, your surgical wound will close within 7 to 10 days. Typically, staples are used for closure and they will be removed in our office at, or around, 10 days. As for the recipient site, there will be tiny crusts associated with the new hair grafts that may be visible for up to a week. The appearance of the recipient site is the same as what is seen after an FUE procedure.

      We encourage patients to wash their hair twice a day for the first 4 days to lightly remove the crusts. Afterwards, shampoo as you normally would. If the crusts persist after the first 5 days, allow the shampoo foam to sit on the recipient site for up to 15 minutes to help facilitate removal of the scabs.

      By the 4th day, patients are out and about but are told to be careful regarding hyperflexing or bending their neck as the surgical wound has not completely healed. They also should avoid exercises that increase the tension around the donor wound for a month. In terms of the long-range recovery period, please view our timeline of what to expect after a FUT – strip transplant.

      Do FUT results look natural?

      Overall, the final results of transplanted hair should look natural in appearance to the point that others will not be able to discern if a transplant was performed. See some actual patient results on our before and after gallery page.

      How much does FUT cost?

      The cost of an FUT procedure varies among patients. Before determining the final cost of surgery, a complete examination of your scalp and hair will be performed by a hair restoration surgeon. The price of surgery depends on the number of grafts needed and the desired density to achieve your goal. When comparing the price of FUT verses FUE, the total cost for FUT might be slightly less. Visit our hair transplant cost page to learn more about the cost of the procedures.

      What are the advantages and disadvantages of FUT?

      The main advantages of FUT include:

      • Larger number of follicular units can be transplanted during one session as opposed to FUE
      • Less cost to the patient

      The main disadvantages of FUT include:

      • Horizontal scar on the donor posterior scalp
      • Slightly longer recovery time
      • Increased chance of donor wound complications
      • Greater pain and discomfort after hair transplant
      • Read more about FUE vs. Strip Hair Transplant to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.
      Is FUT painful?

      Just prior to the start of surgery, patients are given a sedative which is followed by lidocaine/bupivacaine local injections periodically throughout the day. In general, there is minimal to no pain during the actual procedure. Patients may experience some pain and discomfort after the procedure. Although the pain is more intense after a strip FUT procedure, the symptoms are self-limiting and should resolve within several days. We will provide pain medication after the procedure to cover any residual pain.

      What are the risks and complications of FUT?

      There are a few complications associated with strip FUT including:

      • Bruising/Bleeding
      • Swelling
      • Pain
      • Itching
      Will new hair grow right away?

      Once the new hair grafts are transplanted, the recipient site will actually resemble hair stubble. The transplanted hairs will slowly grow for a period of a month before entering the resting or telogen phase during which the hair will fall out. Within the next 2 months, the transplanted hair shafts will once again regrow new hair as they enter their growth or anagen phase.

      When will the final results be visible?

      The new hair will start to appear as fine, thin hair once it enters the growth phase 2 or 3 months after the hair transplant. Over the course of the next several months, the hair will become thicker and longer. After 10 to 12 months, coarse hair will be noticeable and the final results can be expected after 8 to12 months.

      Can I fix my FUT donor scar in the future?

      Although we cannot eliminate the scar from a FUT procedure, there are many ways to improve the visibility of the scar. The FUT scar could be repaired through simple scar revision, FUT transplantation into the scar or by other cosmetic procedures such as camouflaging the scar through Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).

      7. Why get it done at DR AGGARWAL'S CLINIC ?
      • Experienced and highly skilled surgeons performing the procedure.
      • Minimal chances of infection and little to worry about.
      • Avanced trichophytic closure technique used to give the cosmetically acceptable scar.
      • Cover the whole scalp in one go by combining all the three techniques ( FUT+Bio FUE+ Body hair)
      • Well trained in-house HT technicians.

      Before & After

      Testimonials

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      Prashant

      Hair Transplant

      I was suffering from hairfall problem for quite a long time and had visited many doctors for treatment of my hairs. But no treatment was effective and this had reduced my confidence. But thanks to Dr. Aggarwal and his treatment against hair problems, I have regained my visual appearance and also my lost confidence. The hair transplant surgery he performed was highly successful. I will be thankful to him for performing successful hair transplantation and that too on affordable prices. I can definitely say he provides the best Hair Transplant in Jodhpur.

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      Sanjana Mathur

      Face Lifting

      I thank Dr. Aggarwal whole heartedly for successfully performing face lifting surgery on me and helping me in regaining my youth. Due to many problems, my face had become dull and my features were not as sharp as they used to be. But after the surgery, my face was as young as it used to be and all my features have regained their sharpness. I feel young again and my visual appearance has improved. I would recommend Dr. Aggarwal to all of the ladies who want to regain their beauty and youth.

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