Award Winning London FUT Hair Transplant 2021

At The Wimpole Clinic, our hair transplant specialists have many years of experience, providing outstanding and natural-looking hair transplants.

Our Principal, Mr. Michael May, was instrumental in developing this revolutionary FUT technique at Wimpole’s flagship clinic in London Harley Street, which continues to benefit thousands of satisfied patients. The FUT and FUE techniques are now the mainstay of hair restoration surgery in the UK and worldwide, of which Dr. May and his team have continued their world class work to perfect, as they have been doing since 1975.

While FUT is less popular than the FUE technique, it does has it’s benefits and this can be discussed with Wimpole Clinics complimenatary consultation. Both teqniques remain the mainstay of hair restoration surgery in the UK and worldwide.

What Is FUT Hair Transplant?

Follicular Unit Transplantation, FUT (or FUSS) in short, is one of the two modern and efficient ways of conducting hair transplants. It is a fast and mostly painless way of restoring your hair to its former glory by taking some follicles from where you still have plenty and reimplanting it where it’s thinning and you feel like you could use some more. An experienced surgeon will ensure that this procedure is performed in the best conditions, with as little scarring as possible and excellent, long-lasting results.

How Does FUT Hair Transplant Work?

A local anesthetic will be applied to your scalp and you will be offered a mild sedative so that you are fully comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will proceed to extract a thin strip of skin (under 1.5 cm) from the donor area you have choses, where your hair grows plentiful.

This strip will then be processed, which means it will be cut into small pieces. The separated hair follicles (grafts) 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 sew the wound in your donor area right back up, leaving behind only a thin scar which will fade some more with time.

What is the Difference Between FUT and FUE Hair Transplant Techniques?

Modern, high-precision hair transplants can be performed in two major ways: FUT or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). While they both provide excellent results, the  fundamental difference between them is that for FUT, your surgeon extracts an entire strip of scalp from your donor area, while for FUE, he collects individual hair follicles and replants them where your hair is thinning.

This means that FUT 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 may prevent you from wearing short hairstyles in the future.

FUT Hair Transplant Procedure

FUT Hair Transplant Process

Donor Harvesting

The first step in this procedure is the removal of the donor strip from the back of the head, after which the tissue is sutured together using a trichophytic closure, resulting in a neat surgical scar, which is easily concealed if the hair is kept longer than approximately 1cm at the back of the head. The trichophytic closure allows for a very neat scar and for 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 of 1-3 hairs. No trauma to, or transection of, the grafts occurs when done correct by a highly experienced and skilled team. 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 us to use the smallest possible incision into which the grafts are placed. This, in turn, means less trauma and better graft survival.

Creating The Recipient Sites

Whilst the grafts are being prepared, the surgeon creates the recipient sites. This means the surgeon has to be able to make up to around 3000 tiny incisions in such a way that will ensure maximum survival of the grafts and minimal trauma to pre-existing hair.

Is FUT Right For Me?

The best way to be certain that the FUT hair transplant would work well for you is to consult a hair transplant surgeon and/or a trichologist (a hair and scalp doctor). After an ecamination they will guide you towards the most appropriate hair transplant option. 

Normally, FUT works best for patients who suffer from Androgenic Alopecia. This means men who suffer from Male Pattern Baldness and women who suffer from Ludwing pattern hair thinning (normally concentrated on the top of the head). It is also recommendable 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 speed up to healing time when they complimented with PRP therapy in conjunction with their hair transplant procedure. 

Google Reviews

Friendly. kind and profesional. There is a parking in front of the clinic.
I Balaburov
13:42 13 Aug 18
Jonny is always helpful and willing to answer any problems or questions, awaiting procedure so will update again after this
Jacob Kelly
14:21 10 Feb 18
Thank you everybody at The Wimpole Clinic. My hair transplant is fantastic. I had 2711 grafts inserted into my scalp. In the initial stages a mild scalp infection, which was quickly and easily treated, slowed matters down somewhat but I didn’t give up. With help and advice from Dr May and Paru I have managed to get to one year post-op and the results are unbelievable. Thank you also to Derek and Jonny, and all the nurses who kept my spirits up. Christine
Christine Goodwin
12:20 07 Feb 17
Very happy with friendly atmosphere and staff makes you feel at home. Dr. May is a real gem, Derek, manager - makes every possible effort to help patients and staff. Rest of the team is just incredible. I highly recommend this clinic.
Paru Shukla
11:03 20 Sep 16
I had a hair transplant at the Wimpole Clinic in January, a method they call the FUT, this was done by Dr Michael May and his team, I am so Pleased with the results and would certainly recommend if you are looking at restoring your hair to meet Dr Michael May and his team the relaxed atmosphere certainly put me at ease..Derek
Derek Bailey
12:28 21 Nov 16
Two years ago I went for my 1st hair transplant with Mr DSouza and this was done on the crown of my head, everything that was explained to me about the process and what would happen, I followed the aftercare plan I was given to the letter. I said that if it was successful I would go back to have the front done. Well two years on and the results was a great success, so I decided to go back to Mr DeSouza and have him do the front. Again so far all has gone to plan, already things are looking much better and i know I still have a bit of a way to go yet before the final results from this time, but already seeing a vast improvement and have every faith in Mr DeSouza and his team. They looked after me, arranged a overnight stay before my Surgery, so that took away the stress of getting to the clinic on time on the morning of the op. Mr DeSouzas team were fantastic, friendly, we were talking and they all made me feel comfortable as possible during the procedure. Would I recommend The DeSouza Clinic, goes without saying definitely, without any doubt.
Dean Humphreys
20:19 28 Nov 18
From start to finish the A team excels so much. Nice to know all around high quality still exists in UK which money cant buy
warren landmark
22:12 19 Mar 19
I couldn't have asked for a better result! I have to wear my head everyday, I wouldn't compromise my results for anything. I had lots of questions but right from start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and I felt that the staff would take good care of me. By surgery day, I knew exactly what to expect and what my results would be like. Best decision I ever made! Thank you Wimpole!
Susan Smiles
10:39 21 Mar 19
Consistently getting good service, welcoming staff, solid information and most importantly, results driven!
Michelle P
10:34 21 Mar 19
very professional outfit and very much customer focused. Jonny's consultation was very thorough and informative
Biruntha Vaheeswaran
22:21 29 Mar 19
After 6months my results have been really good...I could not have asked for a better outcome! Very pleased and would highly recommend Dr May and his team for their honesty and the smooth, relaxed process!
Michael Porter
08:26 04 Apr 19
Very informative and great communication
Peter Sears
09:16 05 Apr 19
I recently visited the Wimpole Clinic to receive 2,000 grafts as my early hair loss took its toll on me and my confidence. The service I received was exceptional.. I would like to thank Warren for his immaculate service throughout my consultation and then the handling of my account throughout the build up to my surgery. I would also like to note that Billie and her team were amazing, comforting, clearly highly skilled and their service lead on with the same excellence as that I received during my build up - leading to an amazing and seamless process. I honestly could not be happier with what I received on the day and prior, which led me to write such a passionate review. I am in service management at a senior level myself and I appreciate any excellence in the field and sincerely genuine people when I meet them.I look forward to seeing the results of my transplant develop and staying in touch with those at the winpole clinic!I spent some time researching this procedure and trying to find the right surgery for me. Anybody in the same boat, I highly recommend.Thanks again guys and apologies for being a fidget!
14:38 31 May 19
Eyebrow hair transplant I had an eyebrow tattoo many years ago where I did not have hair at the ends of my eyebrows. I visited many clinics in London for consultation and after long research, I decided to do the FUT transplant at Wimpole clinic. The process took around 8 hours.I experienced little bruising and swollen left eyebrow. The wound at the back of my head was painful but controlled by pain killers for around 7-10 days. Doctor May took a small part from the skin at the back of my head. Sandra prepared donor hair under microscope.And Billi was an artist and perfectionist in reshaping both eyebrows in a way that no one can tell that these ends are transplanted. They looked completely natural, thick and perfect. She also filled the gaps that showed the tattoo at the beginnings. Warren followed up with me day by day till the 10th day where I returned back to my work.That was my experience with Wimpole clinic. I highly recommend it and if time goes back, I will re choose it again for this procedure.Amazing consistent and professional team with 6 stars.
Mary T
16:03 19 Jun 19
Having done some extensive research into getting a hair transplant I’m glad after all I heard about turkey I decided to be patient and go with these guys. After seeing some of the transplants friends and people I know have had done I went with these guys in March 2018, the first 3 pics are the results as follows Pic1 March 2018 Pic2 April 2018Pic 3 march 2019 (they don’t happen overnight no matter where you go) . I had a full head of hair but was a bit thin in the place I was bald in the first place. I spoke to the consultant about this he told me not to worry and booked me straight back in at no extra cost and topped me up August 2019 (he was ready to do this when I first contacted him it was my choice to do it in August) It’s a bit early stages to show you pics of the progress but pictures 4 and 5 shows he stuck to his word and did the top up for freeWarren who I was dealing with at this clinic is not a guy who wants to take your money his priorities are to get you results and see you happy
Bally Sagoo
09:11 27 Aug 19
Amazing result!I had a FUE surgery done and i can't be more happy for the result. Better than I expected! All the staff were so kind and professionals... always trying to make feel good and comfortable. They took a good care of me before, during and after the surgery. Thanks to Dr May and the girls to bring me back my confident. WELL RECOMMENDED!
peter slawinsky
08:44 28 Aug 19
I couldn't have asked for a better result! I have to wear my head everyday, I wouldn't compromise my results for anything. I had lots of questions but right from start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and I felt that the staff would take good care of me. By surgery day, I knew exactly what to expect and what my results would be like. Best decision I ever made! Thank you Wimpole!
Susan Smiles
10:39 21 Mar 19
From start to finish the A team excels so much. Nice to know all around high quality still exists in UK which money cant buy
warren landmark
22:12 19 Mar 19
Absolutely first class service. Just had the procedure so will update but after extensive research I have been blown away by the whole team and their professionalism. Its not even that pricey and Im so so glad I got it done in the UK. Better than I expected too and such lovely people. Really great work. I will recommend to my closest friends and family and return if I have too. It wasnt painful just a little uncomfortable at times but Im so happy I got it done. Surgey spotless and Im very happy with the results so far. Thank you everyone!
Tom Fuller
00:37 21 Sep 19
I have personally had a number of hair transplants at the Wimpole clinic since 2006, so I felt that I am a perfect candidate to write this review...Dr May and his team have always been fantastic to deal with and their expertise are second to none.The results I have had have been amazing!From the initial consultations through to the day or surgery And the aftercare, they are fantastic.I would recommend anyone that is either thinking about or going ahead with a hair transplant to go and see The Wimpole clinic... you won’t be disappointed.Matt Devlin.
Matt Devlin
11:40 11 Oct 19
In my experience, retired Sales Director, everything flows from the top so I needed the facts. Dr Michael May, Principal, outstanding leader in this field for over three decades runs a Centre of Excellence, a benchmark of achievement. First, I visited Ron in Bristol and Warren in London, both also with decades of experience for the detailed facts, I got them. This was about my personal appearance so trust and confidence was needed before I could take that first step. Warren accompanied me for a Dr May assessment at the Wimpole Clinic which was entirely customer focussed. Only then was I ready to commit to a date. In the event, I have completed my third procedure, in total 5.6k follicles with FUT and, this one FUE. Dr May presides while Billie and her team, on this occasion Eva and Sonia, complete the procedure. I never feel like the patient but part of the team in a room full of care, kindness and compassion, totally customer focussed. Due to their expertise every procedure has been a complete success. I am hoping for a final procedure if this is deemed possible but, due to their integrity, they will only take what is safe to do so, it is all about the customer. Accordingly, I have no hesitation in highly recommending the Wimpole Clinic for your first step.
Scott McGuire
11:50 12 Oct 19
I didn't want to write a review straight away, I was keen to see what kind of results I would get. Overall the surgery was very smooth, a friendly team, good communication and great aftercare...But I guess the proof is always in the pudding. Month 9 since my hair transplant and already it is life changing for me. The growth has been really even and the direction of the hairs is near perfect! I am so excited to see how this continues...Thank you Wimpole Clinic, my only regret, I wish I did it sooner!
S Chapel
15:06 02 Dec 19
I recently had a beard transplant at Wimpole Clinic. I did all my research at different Clinics all over the world, I decided to go for Wimpole in London due to the long experience of the staff and professionalism shown at every turn. No corners were cut and all the right checks and balances were in place. (Plenty of paperwork to cover everyone!) My consultant was Matt and he was nothing short of fantastic, I wasn't pushed for anything and was given brutally honest advice and professional opinions. There was no hard sale and from start to finish everything was clear and handled without a complaint on my end. I was incredibly nervous with the procedure and I was made to feel at ease instantly. I am currently 6 days post-op and will surely update the review in a 6-12 months time. However I have taken to the procedure very well. My consultant - Matt - has been in contact directly, he was even willing to call me late on a Saturday evening to walk me through the do's and don'ts of my first shower. I am incredibly happy with the service and professionalism I was shown. Cannot recommend it enough to those looking for a hair transplant service. I am happy that I decided to go with an established Clinic in the UK rather than going for a cheaper option abroad. I have been invited back whenever I like for check ups and even complimentary hair washes. If I had to have another transplant - or to recommend friends/family for one - I would not hesitate in coming back to Wimpole.
Shipwreck JS
11:56 16 Dec 19
Experienced and highly knowledgable staff for hair related problems. Friendly service and swift action on issues.
Ram Ramanan
12:14 16 Dec 19
Really friendly and efficient process in a clean environment with good after care advice staying in contact every step of the way. I would highly recommend Wimpole clinic for anyone looking to undergo a hair transplant.
Jim Bristow
12:15 18 Dec 19
Had a procedure a year ago at another clinic outside of London and their is no comparison to Wimpole. From consultation to after care, the team at Wimpole were fantastic! Put me at ease, caring, thoughtful and above all, professional. Dr May and his team were superb throughout. Wished I’d had my previous procedure done at Wimpole. Five stars!!!
Glenn Simkins
00:53 25 Dec 19
The best choice for anyone considering hair transplant surgery. From my initial consultation I had no doubts I am in the right place.Warren as my advisor and the surgeon Doctor Michael May were so professional and trustworthy, provided me with informative and honest advice.The day of my procedure went by very smoothly and completely non-painful. Doctor May is a top-class surgeon and his entire team was so kind, warm and made me feel so comfortable.  After the procedure I was given a post-operative package which provided a clear set of instructions for the following week with a recommended shampoo and medications. Whenever I had any concerns, I contacted the clinic and got quick and efficient response.  It has been only 3 months since my procedure so I am looking forward to seeing the fully results in the next few months but so far all looks great! Thank you again to everyone at Wimpole Clinic. If I could, I would give more than 5 stars!
15:05 16 Jan 20
I am extremely pleased with my FUE procedure with Dr May at Wimpole Clinic and highly recommend it. I have visited 2 other clinics before final choice and there was no comparison between Wimpole Clinic and the others. From the initial contact over the phone to set up the consultation, to the actual procedure day and follow up the professionalism and care were top-rate. Eight months post op and I could not be happier with the results!
Mark S
16:44 16 Jan 20
Great experience doing the FUT treatment. Doctor May and staff were very caring and knowledgeable. The scar from the transplant is so neat and hardly visible. Hair growth has exceeded my expectations. Very natural hairline. I highly recommend Wimpole Clinic to everyone looking for a qualified and professional experience.
17:28 16 Jan 20
I could not recommend the Wimpole Clinic more highly! They have been extremely helpful throughout my process of hair loss/prevention/recovery. Led by the energetic, friendly and professional Matt they have done a great job at: 1. rebuilding my confidence2. putting me on a clear treatment path Matt has been an incredibly valuable resource and answered any questions I’ve had very thoroughly and promptly. Would definitely recommend the clinic to friends and family.
Peter Gadsden
08:12 27 Feb 20
I recently visited the Wimpole Clinic for a FUE Beard Transplant and was very impressed by the knowledge, care, and expertise of all the members of the clinic.Before my procedure I had a consultation with Matt who was super laid back and answered all my questions and gave a really thorough breakdown of the procedure and made sure that I was 100% comfortable in making my decision.On the day of the procedure, the team took great care to ensure that both myself and them were happy with the designated area, and I was very happy to see that they wanted to get the best end result possible as much as me. The technicians doing the procedure were very professional and put me at ease through the whole process.The level of aftercare has been spectacular, and more than I could have imagined. Matt has been in constant contact to check on the progress and has been nothing short of amazing in his support. I still have a while to go before I can see the final results of the transplant as it can take a few months before the hair fully grows in, but so far I am extremely happy with what I have seen and can tell that it has been done with great quality and care.Overall, for anyone looking for this type of procedure I thoroughly recommend the Wimpole Clinic
Richard P
13:19 09 Apr 20
It took me a bit of courage to make the first call to go for a hair transplant,, but from the first contact, and through many that followed, the team were approachable, down to earth, informal, and available to talk through absolutely everything I wanted to ask or clarify, over and over again. And on the day itself, they were relaxed, supportive and professional throughout. A 5 star team. Special thanks to Matt who has been an outstanding support throughout.
17:19 07 Apr 20
I have not yet seen my final results from my beard transplant however I would like to write a review since the customer service has been exceptional. Matt was really helpful throughout the process and always available over whatsapp prior to the procedure and continues to check in on my progress months after. I highly recommend Wimpole hair clinic.
Kier Porter
10:02 03 Apr 20
Outstanding work! Excellent experience!Wimpole came highly recommended as the place to go and it's easy to understand why. Special thanks to James Walton who has been extremely helpful and reassuring throughout. During the initial consultation James provided clear and comprehensive information about how the entire process would work and really helped to put my mind at ease (it is a very manageable/pain free procedure). I had the FUE transplant four days ago and am very happy with the initial result and look forward to seeing progress. The day of the procedure was seamless and comfortable. Special thanks to Dr May and his team of Nurses who were professional and absolutely charming. They really make you feel at ease and comfortable. Dr May's experience shows and I couldn't recommend Wimpole highly enough if you are in the process of choosing. It's well worth it. Thanks James, Mr May and team!
12:45 04 Jan 21
After months of trying to search online for the perfect hair transplant clinic. I was recommended the Wimpole Clinic by a family friend who is also a surgeon in the South west area. My recommendation could not been any more perfect. The communication between myself and Wimpole was straight forward and easy. The consultant James Walton was fantastic when explaining to me everything they do and how they can help me with my hair loss. After a 30-40 minute video consultation with James i knew right away this was the clinic i wanted to go with. I then met the infamous Michael May who was the top surgeon there and has decades of experience. He gave my head a full look around and was responsible for drawing the lines where the new transplanted hair was going to go and was responsible for the Local anaesthetic being used on my scalp which made the surgery completely pain free. (and i'm usually a wimp with anything to do with needles or surgical buildings)My new grafts shown in the photos above were 2,300 grafts and took about 7 hours to complete. The big question most people think is - it must cost loads of have this done at Harley St London as it's London etc... but my hair cost £6,300 for 2,300 grafts which is extremely reasonable considering you are receiving the best treatment and aftercare out there!The Surgery was pain free and i had three absolutely WONDERFUL Ladies surgeons perform the hair being transplanted from the back of my head, to the front and they made time pass so quickly by just being lovely kind professional people. 
Now, 3 days in and I’m incredibly happy with my results so far and the team are there for you whenever you need them Via WhatsApp or text which I have been in contact with them everyday since the operation with instant replies to insure you have no worries or concerns. 
This took me about 3 years to build the courage to do this, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. Thank you Wimpole!
Oli Carroll
10:07 20 Jan 21
Very happy and extremely impressed with the professionalism of the Wimpole clinic. From my consultation with Warren, surgery with Dr May and his high quality team, to the aftercare advice from James, I'd recommend the Wimpole Clinic to anyone. Great team, great service.
Stuart Mackie
09:56 28 Jan 21
Outstanding.After a several months of debate, I finally too the big decision to have a hair transplant. After a lot of research (I'm an Aircraft Engineer!!) there was only one clinic that stood out. From the first consultation with James I knew I had made the right decision. Informed, articulate and above all honest, I was impressed with the environment and knew I was going to receive a great service. A quickly arrange cancellation meant it was a early Monday appointment and from the minute I arrived, I was made to feel at ease and welcome. The Doctor, his staff and the clinic were all exceptional. Over the next few hours a very complex but pain free operation took place and I was reassured at every point. The post care is without compare. To say I am delighted is an under statement. Am exceptional service. Michael.
Paula Michael
17:39 09 Nov 20
I recently had a hair transplant procedure with Wimpole Hair transplant clinic on 29th December 2020.From the very initial email enquiry until now, their support has been a massive positive in my experience. Warren has been my consultant throughout and he has made himself available for help and guidance at any time. He has put my mind at ease when I've asked, also checked in multiple times just to see how I'm recovering.The procedure on the day I was nervous beyond measure. All the staff made me feel instantly comfortable and there was no sense of rush or urgency. I was asked straight away what I fancied for lunch and if I had any questions. The whole team where entirely professional throughout and I was always aware I was in confident hands.The aftercare is thorough and is continuing now with consistent support. It shows that they care about how you can get the best out of your hair, and it's not just about the one day procedure.I was given the name through recommendation of a friend of mine who went to Wimpole clinic 3 years ago. His hair looks unbelievable and I was in shock when he told me he had had a transplant as it looked completely natural.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone I know.Ray.
Ray Clark
18:57 12 Jan 21

Before & After

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 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
  • Advice on types of shampoo
  • Hair blood test
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Our Specialists

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

About Michael May 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…

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…

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…

Linda Orsler
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…

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…