FUT Hair Transplant Vs FUE Hair Transplant

Technical differences between FUT & FUE


The technically differences of the hair transplant procedure are segmented into two categories namely, the FUT (follicular unit transplant) and the FUE (follicular unit extraction). These differences are in the mode of the harvesting/extracting the hair grafts only and remaining the steps of the dissection, slitting and implantation are all same in both the procedure. The FUT involves the harvesting the strip of the skin from the safe donor portion, whereas the FUE is facilitated with the extraction of single hair root at a single time by using the punching machine both from the safe and unsafe donor area.

Follicular Unit Hair Transplant (FUT): Follicular unit hair transplant is a hair restoration technique which implies the shifting of natural occurring groups of hair follicles/grafts containing the sebaceous gland and fine vellus hairs from their origin of the safe donor areas, usually the back and sides of the scalp (resistant of DHT hormone) to the bald portion via the excision of the strip of the skin.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Follicular Unit Extraction is a modified technique of hair restoration which applies the punching machine to extract the individual hair grafts, one-by-one target both safe and unsafe donor area and commonly used for the body hair transplant, i.e., beard, eyebrows, moustache, chest hair transplant, etc.

FUT Hair Transplant FUE Hair Transplant
Strip excision of donor skin with suturing with trichophytic closure Extraction of individual units one by one through small punch holes; each alternate hair unit is removed. No Suturing
Heals completely, hidden under hairs Heals with multiple tiny dots like scar in between hairs
Healing completely within one-week Healing completely within one-week
The Donor area not shaved; suture completely is hidden. The Donor area completely shaved, dots are visible.
Quickest- 4 hours for 2000 grafts Slower- 7 hours for 2000 grafts
More precise because of microscopic dissection Less precise as units are manually pulled out blindly
Minimal damage to grafts (hair roots) Higher damage to grafts (hair roots)
Operation site over donor hidden completely even on the day of surgery Operation site shaven and hence visible
Large sessions possible Large sessions difficult-so suitable for small and medium bald areas
Less expensive Double expensive because of the prolonged procedure
80% of world’s transplants are done by this method 20% of transplants are done by this method, suitable for small areas
Plastic surgeon with trained technicians are required Any doctor can perform this procedure
Large set up is required Can be performed in one room.


Why damage rate is quite higher in FUE as compared to the FUT is described below:

Damage of Graft During Extraction in the FUE hair transplant is best described in the figures, which explains that how damaging of roots are caused by the punching and roots gets disturbed in their angle and direction.

Damage of Graft During Extraction in the FUE Hair Transplant

Damage of Graft During Extraction in the FUE Hair Transplant

Damage of Grafts During Extraction in the FUE Hair Transplant

  • Splaying: Especially, in the case of the double or triple hair grafts when a Doctor tries to take the single hair root the other roots likely to get damage as the punching tool has 1mm diameter, which is difficult to harvest a graft containing 2-3 hair roots without damaging even a single hair root due to the splaying between the roots.
  • Wrong Angle & Direction: The FUE technique is called as the Blind Technique as the extraction via punching is decided by the surgeon’s/Doctor’s speculation that may not be correct all the time leads to damages. Each angle even in a small rotation while extracting must be handled with care in order to avoid the damages of grafts. If a Doctor misses the angle even by the 5° Degrees, the roots get damaged.
  • The Dynamic Shift of the hair: Due to the punching pressure on the skin the dynamic structure of the hair roots changed and causes the damage of hair roots while extraction.
  • Hair Types:The types of hair has a pivotal role in the procedure of hair transplant as the types and structure of hair such as curly, wavy or straight hair may have a different number of hair grafts and in case of curly or wavy hair, it is difficult to define the exact number of hair roots and leads to damaging the roots while punching in the FUE procedure.

Damage of hair graft due to the type of hair

Why the Graft damage in FUT is less as compared to FUE

 It is the FUT hair transplant, which is recommended by the expert and well-versed aesthetic hair transplant Surgeon in almost all cases of the hair loss in order to save a number of grafts with a budget cost of hair transplant to achieve the aesthetic outcome of the hair transplant procedure.

  • Zero graft damage while harvesting the strip: While harvesting the strip, the incision should be made only from the upper layer of the skin and the further separation of the strip from the skin is done with the help of the hooks. In this way, the grafts won’t get damaged.

At Medispa Jaipur Hair Transplant Centre Dr Suneet Soni always makes the incision on the upper layer of the skin and further separate the layers with the help of hooks which preserve the roots to get damaged. The average yield ratio at Medispa is more than 95% of a modest cost of hair transplant.

  • Less than 1% Graft damage while Dissection:

It is an important to use the microscopes for higher magnification while dissecting the hair roots from the strip to avoid the damaging of hair roots. When the trained technicians with such a skill and precision use the microscopes to dissect the graft, make them able to see each hair root clearly, which makes the possibility of preserving even a single hair graft.


At Medispa Laser, Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Centre, Jaipur (Rajasthan), New Delhi, India; Dr Suneet Soni uses around 12-14 German microscopes with 20X and 200X video-assisted microscopes along with the experienced team of a trained technicians allow them to achieve around 99% of the survival rate of hair roots at an affordable cost of hair transplant.

Graft Dissection at Medispa Laser, Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Centre


The cost of the hair transplant procedure is all based on the usable techniques, i.e., FUT hair transplant, FUE & the combination method of FUT+FUE hair transplant and the idea to opt it as according to the grade of baldness determines the further expenses. The procedure of hair restoration is very seen in the picture due to the availability of a number of best hair transplant Surgeon and the Doctors particularly in the major cities like Jaipur (Rajasthan), New Delhi in India. The hair transplant procedure in Jaipur comes under the most peculiar search option as the city is known for the best hair transplant Surgeon, best hair transplant Doctors and the best hair transplant clinic as well. The hair transplant in Delhi/NCR, Kota (Rajasthan) is weighing the same importance as the World’s renowned Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Suneet Soni headed the best hair transplant clinic, named Medispa Laser, Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Centre in all these locations.

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