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FUT Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair transplant procedure where hair follicles are taken from a donor strip of area from your head and transplanted into areas lacking hair.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • Individuals with partial baldness as a result of male pattern baldness.
  • Individuals with a receding hairline.
  • Individuals with traction alopecia.
RECOVERY TIME
  • The recovery time varies between individuals but you can go back to work within 10 days.
TREATMENT DURATION
  • The treatment lasts anywhere between 4-6 hours.
SUCCESS
  • 90-95%.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Scarring.
  • Itching.
  • Pain.
  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
Costs

Following are the average prices for an FUT procedure in different countries.

  • Thailand

    € 2,630
  • South Africa

    € 2,750
  • Philippines

    € 2,810
HOW DOES IT WORK?

How does FUT work?

Follicular Unit Transplantation is a hair transplantation technique. During the procedure, a strip of skin with hair from the back of your head will be removed. This will be the donor area, from where the hair follicles will be extracted.

Here are the main steps of the treatment:

1. Initial consultation: As is the case with most treatments, you should have an initial consultation with a doctor. This is necessary to firstly, determine your eligibility for the procedure and to assess the amount of grafts you require. During your consultation, you should talk about your goals for the procedure, discuss your medical history with your doctor and have your current health status evaluated. Once you choose to go ahead with the procedure, you will undergo a blood test to rule out any medical conditions that might be a hindrance to the procedure.

2. Surgery:

  • You will receive local anaesthesia. Following this, the doctor will remove a strip of hair from your donor area,usually the back of your head, or an area where hair is still thick and strong . Then, the surgeon will stitch the area together, leaving behind a small linear scar.
  • The strip of hair will be dissected into grafts, which contains around 1-2 hair follicles each.
  • In order to transplant these hairs into your recipient areas, the surgeon will make very small incisions on your balding areas, in a process known as canal opening and insert the grafts there.
  • The procedure ends with the application of a disinfection solution to your head and a bandaging of your donor area.

3. Post-OP: After your procedure (minimum a day later), you will have a check-up with your doctor, and will receive guidelines to follow post treatment.

What should I expect from this procedure?

  • One of the most important things to know about a hair transplant procedure is the shock-loss phenomenon, which occurs between weeks 2-8. This is completely normal and is part of a natural process. Most of your transplanted hair will grow back after 6 months.
  • You will have a small scar following the procedure, this is not very visible and will be covered by your hair over time.
  • Your results depend greatly on your adherence to the post-op guidelines given by your doctor.
  • You may also be eligible for a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) , a newer and more advanced technique that does not leave behind any noticeable scar.
WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
Qunomedical Health Managers have an all-round knowledge to find the right specialist for you. Learn more about Qunomedical.

The cost of the treatment depends on a variety of factors that vary between countries such as the exchange rate, the cost of living and the regulations present. The amount of grafts and the experience of your doctor also play a role in the final cost of your treatment.

Top destinations

Following are the average prices for an FUT hair transplant across different countries.

  • Thailand

    € 2,630
  • South Africa

    € 2,750
  • Philippines

    € 2,810
  • Hungary

    € 2,850
  • Germany

    € 3,000
  • Mexico

    € 3,270
  • United States

    € 5,170
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Brian F.,

Australia

December 8, 2017

| Hairsmith Clinic, Thailand

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The treatment I received from start to finish was fantastic,the communication was comparable to any that one should expect. 10/10

The treatment I received from start to finish was fantastic,the communication was comparable to any that one should expect. The team was very helpful in their required description on what is required to be done after I had the procedure. This was done on the post op day after.They answered all my questions before and after the procedure,and believe me my wife (a surgical nurse) was also happy with all the answers. I will be happy to return for My 2nd and hopefully final procedure on the crown. As a fit 67 year old and having followed and spent hours on U-tube on the/fut/alternative hair restoration methods, I chose fut and 2 weeks later my scar is not noticeable from behind. Thank you everybody including the constant communication and follow up by Ryan. Thanks. Qunomedical was friendly and the continuous communication and prompt answers to a lot of questions from me were totally acceptable. Thank you also for organizing the extra accommodation for my wife. Overall 10/10.