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FUT Hair Transplant

Harley Street, London

• 1 DAY PROCEDURE

• LESS EXPENSIVE THAN FUE

• NATURAL LOOK

FUT Hair Transplant, Wimpole Clinic

FUT Hair Transplant

Harley Street, London

• 1 DAY PROCEDURE
• LESS EXPENSIVE THAN FUE
• NATURAL LOOK

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What is FUT hair transplant?

FUT, or “Follicular Unit Transplantation”, is one of the two modern and efficient ways of conducting hair transplants. It involves taking some healthy hair follicles from where you still have plenty – the donor area – and reimplanting them where the hair is thinning. An experienced surgeon will ensure that this procedure is performed with as little scarring as possible and with excellent, long-lasting results.

How does FUT hair transplant work?

When undergoing this procedure a local anaesthetic will be applied to your scalp and you will be offered a mild sedative so you are fully comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will extract a thin strip of skin (under 1.5 cm) from the donor area you have chosen, where you have plenty of hair. This thin strip will then be processed, which means it will be cut into small pieces. The separated hair follicles will then be reimplanted in very small puncture holes made in the problematic areas of your scalp with high precision micro-equipment. Once the procedure has been completed your surgeon will close the wound in your donor area, leaving behind only a thin scar which will fade with time.

FUT hair transplant process

Donor harvesting

The first step in this procedure is the removal of the donor strip after which the tissue is sutured together using a trichophytic closure. This leaves a neat surgical scar which is easily concealed if the hair is kept longer than approximately 1cm in this donor area. The trichophytic closure allows some hair to grow through the scar tissue, minimising its visibility.

Graft preparation

Skill and efficiency are required to dissect the donor tissue under a microscope into individual grafts. The dissection creates small and neat grafts in their natural groupings of 1-3 hairs which is how they occur on the scalp. This enables the use of the smallest possible incision into which the grafts are placed which, in turn, means better graft survival.

Creating recipient sites

Whilst the grafts are being prepared the recipient sites are created. This requires the surgeon to make around 3000 tiny incisions in such a way that will ensure maximum survival of the grafts and minimal trauma to pre-existing hair.

Our Specialists

Mr. Michael May (FRCS)
Mr. Michael May (FRCS)

Mr Michael May is the Medical Director and Principal Surgeon of the Wimpole Clinic. He has 25 years experience in the field of hair transplant surgery has completed over 10,000…

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Ivana Jaluvkova - Wimpole Clinic
Ivana Jaluvkova

Iva has a degree in microbiology and chose to get involved in the art of hair restoration. She has been with us for the last four years as a very…

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Bilijana Djordevic - Wimpole Clinic
Bilijana Djordevic

Bili, as she is known to her patients and colleagues, comes from a medical background in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, and is a member of the ISHRS. For over 22…

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Linda Orsler - Wimpole Clinic
Linda Orsler

Linda is the registered nurse at the Wimpole Clinic, and has been with the clinic since 1976. She was one of the first nurses to carry out hair transplant surgery…

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Paru Shukla - Wimpole Clinic
Paru Shukla

Paru Shukla is a qualified trichologist from the Institute of Trichologists, London and received the John Mason award for excellence. She has been in the medical field since 2005 and…

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What is the difference between FUT and FUE hair transplant?

FUT is one of two modern methods of hair transplants. The other is FUE transplant. While they both provide excellent results, the fundamental difference between them is that with FUT your surgeon extracts an entire strip of scalp from the donor area. With FUE, individual hair follicles are collected and replanted where the hair is thinning.

This means that a FUT hair transplant is significantly faster to complete and also more inexpensive, making it a great choice for patients who require a large number of grafts on a budget. However, recovery from FUT is longer and more difficult than for FUE and the procedure leaves a thin but visible scar. While this shouldn’t be a problem for patients with longer hair, it can prevent wearing short hairstyles in the future.

Is FUT right for me?

To tell if you are a good candidate for this type of hair transplant you need to have a consultation with one of our specialists. After an examination they will guide you towards the most appropriate hair transplant option.

FUT works best for patients who suffer from androgenic alopecia – men with male pattern baldness and women with Ludwig pattern hair thinning (normally concentrated on the top of the head). It is also recommended that you are older than 25 for this procedure as your hairline has not yet properly set before this age. Many patients have seen better results and a faster healing time when they complement the transplant procedure with PRP therapy.

Amy Monks's FUT hair transplant review

I chose to have an FUT transplant to lower my fivehead down to a forehead. I was nervous on the day but James the consultant made me feel entirely at ease and talked me through everything thoroughly. The surgeons then took the time to design my hairline exactly how I wanted it and made sure I was happy before continuing. The incision of the donor area was virtually pain free thanks to the anaesthetic, as was the rest of the procedure. I cannot recommend this clinic enough.

FUT hair transplant aftercare

Every Wimpole Clinic patient is provided with an aftercare pack that contains information on how to look after your transplanted hair. In addition to this, your FUT hair transplant aftercare pack will also contain specialist products such as shampoos that will aid in the healing and recovery process.

We also include:

  • 3 day post procedure visit for a hair wash
  • 24 hour surgical hot line for aftercare
  • Shampoo
  • Hair blood test
  • Neck pillow and pillow cover
  • Paracetamol and anti-swelling tablets
  • Post-operative care notes
  • Baseball cap
Beard Transplant Aftercare

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