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Leading Surgeons Who Perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

12/6/2017 11:15:01 AM

There is a lot of information on follicular unit extraction (FUE) on the web and on hair loss forum communities. It can very well be a viable solution for a select group of patients however, for others, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) strip surgery is more optimal.

Selecting an FUE hair transplant surgeon takes careful research. There are a number of objective criteria you should consider. To see the criteria we use to recommend surgeons, click here.

Selecting among the best surgeons is highly subjective. But ultimately, you want to consult with each doctor you are considering and talk to and meet with real patients if possible to get an idea of the kind of results each doctor consistently produces.

Keep in mind that there are risks that go along with any surgical procedure and that hair transplant surgery is not an exact science. Thus, there are a number of variables to consider and you should become familiar with them before agreeing to undergo surgical hair restoration.

If you experience any swelling, it typically starts a couple days after surgery and then goes away a couple days later. However, you run the risk of swelling during the first week. Redness can last a few days to a few months depending on a patient's healing characteristics. The good news is, postoperative healing in the donor usually occurs pretty fast. However, the area has to be shaved and sometimes the recipient area (where the hair implants are placed) has to be shaved as well.

For a few articles on FUE, see below:

The Evolution, Advantages and Disadvantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Surgery (by Dr. Ron Shapiro)

What are the benefits, limitations, and potential problems with FUE/FIT? (by Dr. Alan Feller)

Written by Bill - Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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