Plastic, Cosmetic and
Hair Transplant Surgeon

+91 94488 69425

Plastic, Cosmetic and
Hair Transplant Surgeon

+91 94488 69425

Plastic, Cosmetic and
Hair Transplant Surgeon

+91 94488 69425





Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is also known as follicular transfer (FT). This hair transplantation method is used to obtain naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs called follicular units. These follicular units are the basic building blocks of FUE. Nowadays, FUE technology has grown into Advanced FUE that enables the creation of larger donor pools by harvesting follicles from other areas such as: legs, arms, chest, abdomen, back, face and beard.

Linea - Cosmetic Surgery and Hair Transplant Clinic is a reputed Hair Transplant Center India. The dermatology surgeon at Linea uses very small micro blades or fine needles to puncture the sites for receiving the grafts. Then these grafts are placed in a predetermined density and pattern in a consistent fashion to provide a realistic hair pattern. FUE may take place in a single long session or multiple small sessions.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is another hair restoration technique in which a patient's hair is transplanted in follicular units, naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs. It is an advance over older hair transplantation procedures that use larger grafts and produce an unnatural look. These follicles contain nerves, a small muscle, sebaceous (oil) glands and occasional fine vellus hairs. In Follicular Unit Transplantation, these small units allow the surgeon to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, which maximizes the cosmetic impact of the procedure.

Now, the most important question is FUE or FUT? In the field of hair transplantation, both techniques - FUT and FUE - make use of these natural units. The main difference between the two techniques is based on the way the follicle units are extracted. In an FUT, a strip of the scalp with hairs on it is taken from the back of the head. In FUE, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp.

  • What is meant by FUE & FUE?

    These two basically refer to different ways in collecting/procuring the Hair Grafts (individual hair roots that will be transplanted) during the HT Surgery.

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    Removal of Hair from Scalp

    Strip of hair bearing skin, 2cm wide, from back of scalp is removed

    Individual Hair grafts are punched out of the skin directly

    Processing of Hair

    Skin cut into slices, then into individual grafts and finally segregated.

    Grafts need only segregation as per number of hair per FU

    Wound closure & healing

    Wound is closed leaving a fine line scar

    Multiple punch wounds 0.7mm wide heal smoothly

    Who does the work?

    Grafts prepared under magnification of 20-40X, making it simpler. Involves work by technician

    Grafts harvested under 4-5X magnification. Work done completely by Surgeon.

    Can a hair be selected prior to harvest?

    Every hair in the skin piece is used in the transplant

    Each hair can be judged by it's quality and harvested selectively

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    Technique of Graft Harvesting by FUT - Strip Method

  • What are the other steps of a HT Surgery?

    Once the Graft is prepared it needs to:

    1. Undergo segregation as per number of hair in each graft (FU). The FU with 3 or 4 hair need to be implanted in the first row to give look of maximum density.
    2. Segregated hair is implanted into the front part of the scalp where hair loss has occurred. This is done one hair at a time.

    Thus, FUT & FUE differ in only the way the Grafts are procured, the rest of the hair transplant procedure stays the same.

  • What are the issues that decide the success of HT Surgery?

    Damage to the grafts from the time of procuring till implantation decides the graft survival. Graft damage can be due to:

    1. Mechanical injury
    2. Chemical Injury by excess antiseptic
    3. Thermal Injury by excess Heat of OT light
    4. Dehydration Injury due to inadequate moisture

    Mechanical injury in FUT is minimized to a great extent by use of high magnification upto 30 - 40X, such that even technicians can do the processing of the Skin Strip into individual Hair grafts.

    With FUE, the operator needs to visualize direction of hair root inside the skin from the external direction of the hair. This needs a high level of judgment and cannot be achieved by each Doctor despite training. However, once a Surgeon achieves accuracy with this technique, it can be done very fast - thereby the time needed for harvesting & processing the grafts tends to be lesser than with FUT.

    Speed decreases the risk of Graft injury by Chemical Thermal of issues of Hydration.

    Besides the actual procedure, the preparation, planning and 'after surgery care' also decide the final results of the Surgery.

  • For my hair loss problem, how to decide which is better, between the two?

    It is a false notion created by Marketing forces and Commercial interests that one technique is thoroughly superior to the other.

    For ex - if very high density of hair is needed, FUE may be unable to provide it - FUT is needed in that case. if the scalp donor area is inadequate in a given person, hair from outside the scalp is needed - this can be harvested only by FUE. If the scar of FUT stretches, it may need hair to be inserted - hair harvested by FUE.

    Thus the two techniques can complement each other.

    At our Center, we use both the techniques as per the needs of the situation. Any Center/Surgeon who uses just one technique to achieve HT will be restricted in the results that can be achieved for their patients.

    The final decision on the technique used will depend on our judgment as well as your wishes - in case you have any. Regardless of the technique used, our goal is to give you a mane full of hair, to restore your self-confidence and enthusiasm to life!


LINEA Cosmetic Clinic, 1st Floor,
PARIN ARCADE, Collector’s Gate,
opp VAS Bakery, BALMATTA,
Mangalore – 575001, KARNATAKA, India

Ph: (91) 0824 2980 222
Mon to Sat, 11AM to 2PM & 5 – 7:30PM


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