My Hair Clinic has specialized in FUE, which is a much safer and less invasive hair transplantation technique compared to strip surgery
For several years strip surgery was the only viable way of transplanting hair. The surgery leaves both scars and the risk of nerve damage. But since 2004 Dr. Hussain has practiced FUE with great success as one of the frontrunners in the field of hair transplantation.
In comparison to strip surgery (also known as FUT or FUSS), FUE generally leads to higher patient satisfaction and quicker recovery. The donor-area and the recipient-area hardly show any signs of the surgery.
My Hair Clinic is among the few hair transplant centres world wide to specialize in FUE hair transplantation to ensure best results for the patients.
FUE prioritizes safety over time
In FUE hair restoration, individual hair follicles are extracted with minimal trauma to the scalp. As every single follicle is extracted individually this is a time consuming procedure.
The benefit is that a controlled and careful extraction of donor hair is very lenient to the skin and scalp. Complications are rare, and the donor-area heals in few weeks. Few months after the procedure the donor-area usually heals.
Strip surgery leaves permanent scars
With strip surgery a strip of skin containing hair-follicles is cut from the back of the head. The strip size can vary but is typically 1-1.5 cm wide, 8-10 mm deep, and up to 30 cm long going from ear to ear.
Removal of the strip leaves a large opening in the back of the head which is sutured putting tension on the edges. Even the most perfectly performed strip-surgery will leave a linear scar and there is always risk of long term nerve damage, leading to chronic numbness and/or pain in the donor area.
FUE vs. FUT & FUSS
Needless to say that the visibility of the strip-scar looks bad and can cause great distress to the patient.
If you are an unhappy patient left with a strip scar you can hide or repair your strip-scars at My Hair Clinic. Please Contact Dr. Hussain.
We have listed the advantages and disadvantages of FUE hair transplantation versus strip-surgery (also called FUE and FUSS) below:
Follicular Unit Extraction
|Donor area||The whole body/greater||Back of the head/limited|
|Pain after procedure||No pain/little||Little to moderate pain|
|Risk of post-op bleeding||Little or no bleeding||Varies/usually little|
|Back look||Natural(see below)||Scarring (see below)|
|Patients’ satisfaction||Great! (see patient rating)||Complaints about scarring/pain|
|Technical Staff time||30-40%||80-85%|
Strip scar - years after the procedure
FUE result - one week after procedure
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