FUT FUE Combined Hair Transplant

The FUT FUE Hair Transplant combination treatment is a very effective option when trying to maximize the yield of donor hair harvesting in a single visit while causing the least amount of tissue damage.

It is also the most effective option in repair cases where prior surgeries have exhausted donor resources and caused scarring.


What is FUT FUE Combined Hair Transplant?

People who experience a lot of hair loss may sometimes not have the hair they want with one method. FUT FUE combined hair transplantation is a very effective method applied for such cases.

The main purpose of this operation is to reach a lot of graft. Thanks to this, the patient’s baldness can be covered.

FUT+FUE Hair Transplant In Turkey
These are situations when a combination of FUT and FUE may be preferred:

  1. The desire to harvest the highest amount of donor hairs at once while limiting extensive tissue damage which a single technique could have caused. It is possible to harvest 10000 hairs or more on a virgin scalp when FUT+FUE is used. Trying to harvest such high amounts with only FUT or FUE can cause wound healing problems, extensive tissue damage and scarring.
  2. In patients who have had multiple/aggressive FUE procedures the donor density decreases below a certain threshold when another large FUE procedures becomes impossible. In these cases FUT+FUE with a larger FUT session and smaller FUE session, or a large FUT session combined with an FUE session using body hair (FUT+BHT) may be a good option.
  3. In patients who have had previous FUT procedures and a wide scar, it may be possible to do a smaller FUT session aimed mainly at repairing the previous scar and a larger FUE session for coverage.


FUT FUE Combined Hair Transplant at AEK Hair Clinic


AEK Clinic never turns away its patients who have hair loss problems. This clinic is known as a very successful clinic that closely follows the technology and applies all hair transplantation methods within its structure.


Our surgeons can determine which type of technique a patient needs by performing a preliminary examination. If a patient’s hair cannot be transplanted with a single technique, then he can obtain a lot of grafts by using FUT and FUE techniques at the same time. In this operation, almost 10,000 hairs can be collected. So, how do you find out how much graft you need? Thanks to the Norwood scale, of course. So, what is this Norwood scale?


What is Norwood Scale?


Types of hair loss are divided into two. “Male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss.” Male pattern shedding is a natural process that usually occurs when men get older. The Norwood scale is used to determine the stage of hair loss and there are rates of these hair loss stages. On the Norwood scale, there are 7 stages. It is divided from 1 to 7.


  • Stage 1: 0-1000 grafts.
  • Stage 2: 1000-1500 grafts.
  • Stage 3: 2000 grafts.
  • Stage 4: 3000-3500 grafts.
  • Stage 5: 3500-4500 grafts.
  • Stage 6: 4500-6000 grafts.
  • Stage 7: 7000 and above grafts.

FUT and FUE combined hair transplantation is applied for patients who come out of the Norward scale at 5 to 7 years. Approximately 3,500 grafts can be transplanted in one operation. Therefore, when more grafts are needed, FUE FUT combined hair transplantation operation can be performed.


Hair Transplant FAQ


  • How many grafts needed for full head?

If you don’t want any gaps left in your hair, 4500 to 6000 grafts are needed. However, this is an estimate, the surgeon makes the most accurate decision.


  • Can a patient touch his/her head after hair transplant operation?

No, this is forbidden. The first 1 week after the operation is quite critical. Touching the hair follicles, scratching, etc. may cause the operation to give unsuccessful results. Therefore, the patient should not touch his hair for at least 10 days.


  • How can a patient sleep after hair transplant operation?

It is recommended to sleep at an angle of 45 degrees. Nothing should touch the scalp. Use a neck pillow and put two pillows under your head. Grafts should not be pressured. It is very important that the environment in which you sleep is hygienic. Your head can get germs because channels open in your scalp. 


If you do not pay attention to hygiene, you may experience bad side effects. These can be listed as swelling, inflammation, infection, damage to the grafts. You can lay a clean towel on your pillow. If your scalp is damaged while sleeping, contact the clinic immediately.