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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) - Multi Specialty Hospital | Bangalore Orthopaedic and Surgical Hospital | BOSH | Bangalore

This is the latest technique using hair follicular unit extraction machine. This is a suture less technique In FUE method, the surgeons team will shave the back of your scalp. Then, the doctor will remove hair follicles one by one from there. The area heals with small dots, which your existing hair will cover. After that the procedure is the same for FUE and FUT methods. Our experienced physicians use the FUE natural graft placement process to recreate your hairline and growth pattern for a permanent, natural-looking result. And because there are no linear scars and no stitches, your donor area will heal in just a few days.

Preparing the Donor Area: First, we identify the recipient areas and work to personalize a plan to help you achieve the most natural-looking hairline possible. Next, we trim the hair in your donor area to facilitate the identification and removal of strong, healthy donor hairs.

Removing and Preparing the Hair Follicles:Once the donor area is prepared, we remove individual follicular units from your scalp by making a tiny circular incision around them to isolate the graft. Then we extract the graft from the scalp using a tweezers-like instrument. Working with high-powered stereo microscopes, our trained technicians examine the follicular grafts and prepare them for placement.
Follicular unit grafts are arranged into groups depending on the number of hairs in each follicle (1-4 hairs are commonly found within each follicular unit). Based on your specific hair loss pattern, we map out the optimal placement of each follicular unit group in order to achieve the most natural-looking results.

Placing the Follicular Units: When the follicular grafts are ready, we make small incisions in your recipient area that match your natural hair growth pattern. The follicular grafts are then strategically placed one by one, according to the number of hairs within each follicle, in order to maximize the naturalness, density and coverage of the thinning areas. This is where the experience and artistry of our experts rope in.

Healing and Hair Growth:The tiny incisions left behind after the follicular units are extracted will heal completely in a few days. Three months after the procedure, you should begin to notice new hair growth. After six months, you should notice significant regrowth, at which point your native and transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally.

Recovery: After the surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for few days. Your surgeon will have you wear caps over your scalp for at least a day or two. You may be prescribed an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation. Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out and you notice new growth within a few months.