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 Hair Transplant Procedures – Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) 


Our Most Common Hair Transplant Procedure 

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is the most common surgical hair transplant procedure that we offer. The treatment is performed under a local anesthetic and takes approximately 4 - 7 hours from arrival at the clinic to leaving after the surgery is completed. 

What’s Involved in an FUT Transplant? 

In an FUT Hair Transplant, hair is taken from a donor area on the back and sides of the head. This is because in nearly all cases, the back and sides of the head have the most densely packed hair follicles, even in severely bald men. Hair follicles are removed in a 'strip' under local anesthetic which is applied to the area. This strip of hair follicles is then separated into what are known as grafts or follicular units (1-3 hairs) under a stereo microscope by a qualified technician. 
Once the follicular units are ready for implantation into the recipient area, the surgeon makes pin-prick incisions over this area. The follicular grafts are then placed into these incisions in such a way to produce an extremely natural looking hairline and/or to thicken/create areas of missing missing or thinning hair. 
The results can be fantastic and once healed, it is very hard to tell that the procedure has been done at all. 

More Information about FUT Procedure 

If would like any more information about the FUT procedure, we have compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions which we are asked regularly by interested patients. 

Elite Hair Restoration Ltd - FUT Hair Transplant 

What to Know About FUT Hair Transplants 
Experience exceptional hair restoration with Elite Hair Restoration Ltd through our Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) procedure. FUT, a renowned technique, delivers lasting results, albeit with a longer recovery period compared to FUE. Unlike other treatments, FUT ensures permanent results for individuals facing hair loss challenges. 
Understanding FUT Hair Transplants 
FUT involves extracting healthy hair follicles from a donor area and transplanting them to areas with hair thinning. While FUE is more popular, 35% of males and 70% of females opt for FUT, especially due to its suitability for long hairstyles and minimal scarring, making it a preferred choice for female hair transplants. 
The Surgical Procedure 
Our skilled surgeons remove a strip of skin containing healthy follicles from a donor site, usually the back or side of the scalp. This strip is then dissected into individual grafts, which are transplanted into the balding areas. The procedure takes a few hours, but the growth process spans several months. 
Step-by-Step FUT Surgery Guide 
Initial Consultation: 
Assess eligibility and suitability for the procedure through a comprehensive examination. 
Hairline Design: 
Collaborate on designing a natural-looking, age-appropriate hairline for optimal results. 
Surgery Preparation: 
Receive pre-surgery instructions and local anesthesia for a pain-free experience. 
Extraction and Transplantation: 
Surgically remove the strip, prepare grafts, and transplant them into thinning areas. 
Post-Procedure Care: 
Receive post-surgery care instructions and thorough aftercare for optimal recovery. 
FUT Results and Cost 
Witness remarkable, indistinguishable results with FUT, tailored to your natural hair. At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, our FUT prices start at £2.50 Per Graft, ensuring quality without overpaying. Check our extensive before-and-after gallery for more FUT success stories. 
FUT Hair Transplant Recovery 
Ensure a successful recovery by following our aftercare guidelines. Return to normal activities in about a fortnight with visible growth expected in four to six months. Adequate care during the recovery process is crucial for optimal results. 
FUT vs. Other Transplants 
Compare FUT with FUE: 
Suitable For Most Patients 
Suitable For Most Patients, Recommended For Afro Hair 
Slightly Cheaper Than FUT 
Slightly More Expensive Than FUE As Requires A Larger Surgical Team 
Surgery Time 
Slightly Slower Than FUT 
Takes Slightly Less Time Than FUE 
Recovery Time 
Faster Than FUT 
Longer Recovery Than FUE As Slighly More Invasive Surgery 
Small Dot Scars, Undetectable 
Linear Strip Scar, 1-2mm wide from Ear To Ear In Donor Region 
Natural Results 
Natural Results With Grade 4 At The Back To Hide Linear Scar 
Longevity of FUT Hair Transplants 
FUT transplants are permanent, providing a lifetime solution. Proper care, including managing ongoing hair loss and a healthy lifestyle, ensures your transplant's longevity. For more information or to book a consultation, contact Elite Hair Restoration Ltd and let our friendly patient advisors address your concerns and discuss your unique hair restoration needs.  
We are happy to answer any questions you have about any aspect of hair transplant surgery.  
Call 0800 171 2430 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. 
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