FUT+FUE Hair Transplant
The FUT+FUE 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.
These are situations when a combination of FUT and FUE may be preferred:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.