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FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a special technique of extracting or harvesting donor hair which are later implanted into the bald area of the recipient. In this hair restoration technique, follicular units are extracted individually from patient's donor area, one by one. This method of FUE hair transplantation is also used for beard, moustache and eyebrow transplantation.

FUE hair transplant is 'No incision, No stitch' technique and is considered superior to conventional strip-harvesting / FUT (follicular unit transplantation) method because, in strip harvesting, a strip of skin containing hair is removed from back of the scalp which is then dissected into individual follicular units.

Our experienced hair transplant team at Aura uses this FUE technique for hair harvesting; and recreates your hairline to give you permanent and natural-looking results. Every hair transplant is fortified with power packed growth factors in the form of PRP therapy for faster, denser and more natural results. First randomised study from India for scientific evidence of PRP therapy with hair transplant was published from our center itself.

Follicular Unit Extraction - Hair Grafts

FUE Hair Transplant: Advantages

The recent developments in the cosmetic microsurgery, like FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), deserves a big thanks from all those who are suffering from severe hair loss problem. Not only does it guarantee the most natural results, also there is hardly any complication involved in this method. This procedure is suitable for all kinds of hair loss problem in both men and women.

There is no incision given in this technique, so there is no question of any stitch. The recovery is very fast with minimal pain. No sensory loss is noted in the donor area in post-operative period. So one can resume work immediately after the surgery. In case of insufficient donor area at the back of scalp, one can collect hair from other body parts like legs, chest, arms or back. The grafts collected by this technique can also be used in the eyebrow, moustache and beard transplantation. Also it is easy to implant hair at correct angles in the direction of their growth; thus it gives absolutely natural hair lines and overall good density of hair. If you still have doubts, then here is the description of some important FAQs and their answers. Have a look!!

FUE Hair Transplant: Versus FUT / Strip method

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT/Strip (Follicular Unit Transplantation) are the two main techniques used for the purpose of hair transplantation. The difference between these two methods lies in the way by which the follicular units are removed from the donor part.

In FUE method, follicular units are extracted individually from patient's donor area, one by one. While in FUT or strip method, a strip of skin is removed containing a group of follicular units which are later on dissected into individual hair follicles. The main differences between the technique of FUE and FUT are summarized below:

FUT FUE
During Surgery Incision, Stitches and Scar Skin is cut and closed with stitches, which leaves a Linear scar No incision, No stitch
Bleeding during surgery Mild to moderate Minimal
Post-op Pain and Numbness Mild No pain, No numbness
Time during which the doctor operates Surgeon doctor does only 30%, while 70% of the procedure is done by Technicians Doctor has to do 80% of the procedure, while only 20% is assisted by technicians
Chances of graft desiccation More Minimal
Surgery Time Less Almost double the FUT method
Donor Area Only Back of Head Can be chest, legs or other body parts also
After the Surgery After the Surgery Chances of graft survival 70-80% 85-95%
Heavy physical activity after surgery Restricted for 2 weeks No restrictions
Donor area healing 2-4 weeks 2-4 days
Time period after which patient can resume routine work 2-3 days Next day itself
Chances of graft infection Less Minimal
Results Natural Hairline and Hair growth Good Excellent

FUE Hair Transplant: Before the Transplant

We advise certain pre-operative checks before we take you for hair transplant:

I. ONE WEEK BEFORE TRANSPLANT

  1. Do NOT take any aspirin or any drugs containing aspirin (May use Tylenol).
  2. Do NOT smoke and Do NOT drink any alcohol.
  3. Discontinue Ibuprofen and Naproxen (Advil, Motrin, etc.)
  4. Do not take multivitamins, as these can increase bleeding. They can be resumed three days following surgery.
  5. BLOOD INVESTIGATIONS: Complete blood counts with coagulation profile, RFT, LFT, HIV, HBsAg, ANTI HCV, FBS, HbA1C

II. A DAY BEFORE TRANSPLANT

  1. Please drink 1 – litre of fluids the day before surgery
  2. Trimming of your hair especially in the donor area to size zero (approximately 2 mm length) an evening before the day of surgery.
  3. Try to get at least good eight hours of sleep.
  4. Reports of all investigations to be shown to Doctor.
  5. Take antibiotic as prescribed.

III. ON THE DAY OF TRANSPLANT

  1. Take head bath with gentle shampoo in the morning. Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair.
  2. Wear loose, comfortable clothing (preferably a shirt with front-side buttons and NOT a T-SHIRT) on the day of surgery which does not need to be pulled on over your head. This will prevent dislodging your bandage or damaging your grafts immediately after surgery.
  3. Please do not wear any cologne or perfume on the day of your procedure.
  4. Do NOT come empty stomach on the day of your surgery. Have light breakfast at home and rest of the meals and snacks for the day will be provided by us.
  5. You may be given some medications during the procedure that can make you drowsy. So it is advisable that you don’t drive yourself home following your procedure. Please arrange to have a responsible person drive you back to your destination. Else you inform us in advance and we can arrange a taxi for you (taxi charges will be borne by you).
  6. Please avoid bringing any valuables on the day of surgery (like laptop, jewellary etc.)
  7. Take medicine as prescribed in the morning,
  8. Your blood pressure will be recorded and local patch test will be done in the morning before we proceed for surgery.
  9. Blood investigations: Complete blood count with coagulation profile; and screening tests for HIV, Hepatitis and diabetes.
  10. Your medical history or any medication if you are taking regularly.
  11. Trimming of your hair especially in the donor area to size zero (approximately 2 mm length) an evening before the day of surgery.
  12. Take head bath with gentle shampoo in the morning. Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair.
  13. Don’t come fasting on the day of surgery. Have light breakfast at home before coming for surgery. Rest of the meals and snacks will be provided by us.
  14. Wear loose, comfortable clothing (preferably a shirt with front-side buttons and NOT a T-SHIRT) on the day of surgery which does not need to be pulled on over your head. This will prevent dislodging your bandage or damaging your grafts immediately after surgery.
  15. Antibiotic as prescribed to be started one evening before surgery and to be continued for 1 week.
  16. Stop smoking and drinking atleast one week before and one week after the surgery.
  17. You may be given some medications during the procedure that can make you drowsy. So it is advisable that you don’t drive yourself home following your procedure. Please arrange to have a responsible person drive you back to your destination. Else you inform us in advance and we can arrange a taxi for you (taxi charges will be borne by you).
  18. Avoid bringing any valuables on the day of surgery (like laptop, jewellary etc.)

FUE Hair Transplant: During the Transplant (Procedure)

  • Under all aseptic precautions, the donor area at the back of your scalp is prepared and locally anesthetized to eliminate pain during the surgery.
  • Graft harvesting is started using automated, 3rd generation micromotor – of Safe Scribe System (US, FDA approved). Using specific needle points with a diameter of 0.7–0.9mm, grafts are collected. This automated system significantly decreases the operation time, the chances of transaction are very minimal as its tip is blunt and hair roots are collected in a very efficient manner.
  • The number of grafts to be collected depends upon the bald area to be covered. Larger the bald area, more are the number of grafts required. The number of hair in each graft is variable and it can be vary from 1-3.
  • The grafts collected by this method can also be used in the eyebrow, moustache and beard transplantation.
  • While collecting the grafts, other members of operating team separate these grafts into groups (depending upon grafts containing 1 hair, 2 hair or 3 hair) and keep them at specific temperature in a special cold isotonic solution.
  • Then the recipient or target area is locally anesthetized. Slits or micro channels are created keeping in mind the natural angle and direction of the hair, to plant the healthy roots.
  • Then the implantation of the grouped grafts starts. The most important point here is planting the grafts appropriate to the direction in which hair grows.
  • Grafts that contain 1 hair strand and root are implanted on the front to create frontal hair line. Grafts with 2 or 3 roots and hair strands are implanted in the middle to give natural density of the hair.
  • After the implantation is complete, bandage is placed around the donor area and the recipient area is left open. That completes the procedure of hair transplantation.
  • Total procedure time depends upon the number of grafts to be implanted. On an average, we take 8-10 hours for 3000 grafts.

FUE Hair Transplant: After the Transplant

I. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Immediately following surgery you should plan to go home and rest (minimal activity) until the next morning.
  • Spray Normal Saline on recipient area every 2-3hrs for 2days after the transplant.
  • To help decrease swelling, sleep with your head elevated at a 45 degree angle for 1-3 nights following surgery (Refer to Section II, ii.).
  • Do NOT use any aspirin-containing products or drink alcohol or smoke for 3-5 days following surgery.

II. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

  1. PAIN
    You have been given medications for discomfort. This discomfort may be present for 24-72 hours following the procedure; however it should diminish with time and healing. Please keep taking medicines as prescribed by the Doctor.
  2. SWELLING
    If you develop some swelling over the forehead, across the bridge of the nose and around eyes, it is normal after transplant. So medicines which are prescribed should be taken accordingly at the time of surgery and after the surgery. In some individuals, this swelling can persist on third and fourth day after transplant surgery, but you should not worry as it will pass-off automatically.
  3. BLEEDING
    Generally there is no bleeding, however if the graft or donor area bleeds on the night of surgery, apply pressure with gauze moistened with tap water. If bleeding does not stop with firm pressure applied for 10 minutes, call the office immediately.
  4. INFECTION
    Infection is rare. Avoid exposure to dirt in the air at work or at play for 2 weeks following surgery. Do not touch the donor area or the transplanted grafts except with clean hands to reduce the chance of an infection. If there is any increasing tenderness or redness and swelling around the surgical site, report to the doctor immediately.
  5. CRUSTING
    1. Crusts will usually fall off in 7 – 10 days though sometimes this can last little longer.
    2. Apply Olive oil to moisten and soften the crusts, if they are prominent. You can massage oil in gentle circular strokes 1 week after the surgery. It the crusts are itchy within 1st week, you can simply dab them will oil soaked swab.
  6. NUMBNESS
    Parts of your scalp may feel numb following surgery. This is normal and will subside over the coming weeks to months. Unusual sensations, pins and needles, and occasionally mild discomfort may occur as the nerves take some time to regenerate.
  7. HAIR WASHING & HAIR CARE
    Spray Normal Saline on transplanted area every 2-3hrs for 2days after the transplant. Beginning on 3rd the day after surgery, you may begin to wash your hair gently in the shower. Pour shampoo mixed water (preferably in a mug) on the grafts to help rinse the graft sites followed by regular water headbath. Try not to let the water beat directly onto the recipient area where the grafts are implanted. 7th day onwards, you can start light circular (clockwise and anti-clockwise) strokes around the grafted area while shampooing your head. Avoid catching the grafts with your fingernails. Now you can also start gentle oil massage in the transplanted area. This will also keep the crusts soft and moist. Try to avoid hair dryers for 1 month, especially the hot ones.
  8. EXERCISE & WORK
    1. Refrain from heavy work or strenuous sports activities for 1 week.
    2. Refrain from weight lifting or heavy lifting or swimming in chlorinated water for 2 weeks.
    3. Some people return to light work the day following surgery, although most people prefer to take 2-3 days off. Because of the possibility of swelling and some crusting following surgery, some people prefer to take one week off following surgery, though there are no such restrictions from our side.

III. PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING TIMETABLE WHEN PLANNING POST-OPERATIVE ACTIVITIES

Normal activities may be resumed after the number of days indicated below:

Post-operative Activities Time Period
Pour shampoo mixed water on the grafts followed by regular water headbath 3 Days
Light circular motion when shampooing of the grafts 7 Days
Gentle oil massage 7 Days
Light exercises (stretching, brisk walking etc.) 5 Days
Swimming, Running and other strenuous sports 1 Month
Use of hairdryer 1 Month

FOR BEST OUTCOME, YOU SHOULD NOT MISS YOUR FOLLOW-UP VISITS ON 3rd DAY, 1 WEEK, 3 WEEKS, 3 MONTHS, 6 MONTHS AND 9 MONTHS AFTER SURGERY.

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FUE Hair Transplant: How the transplanted hair behave?

Time Period Condition of Transplanted Hair
At the end of 1 week Transplanted hair look like close-cropped beard with tiny crusts popping-up over them
At the end of 1 Month Half of transplanted hair still visible. Rest break down just above skin surface.
At the end of 2 Months New growth starts appearing
At the end of 3 Months New hair strands appear and begin to grow
At the end of 6 Months Almost all grafts are in growing phase. The hair strands thicken and start getting noticed
At the end of 8 Months Proper density of transplanted hair is achieved
At the end of 1 Year Adaptation period ends. Your hair are fully grown. Recognition and appreciation starts!
  • Sometimes, the roots planted at the top (vertex) of the head may take longer (upto 2 years) to grow new hair strands.
  • The newly grown hair are permanent and their color and type perfectly matches the old ones.
  • These transplanted hair are for the rest of your life and do not fall; as these are taken from the region that is resistant to the effects of male hormone testosterone.

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Testimonials View All

B.B. Verma, Chandigarh, TV and Film Artist

Being a Punjabi film and T.V. artist, I was worried about hairfall and thinning of my hair till Dr. Suruchi Garg advised me for hair transplant. The procedure was done using FUE technique. It was nearly a painless procedure and there were no scars or stitches. Now it is been around 6 months and I am more than happy with the results. Now I face the camera with full confidence and concentration on other aspects of my work. Thanks to Dr. Suruchi and her team!

B.B. Verma, Chandigarh, TV and Film Artist

Ujwal Dogra, IT Professional, Chandigarh
I was suffering from hairfall and almost 40% of my scalp was bald. I was very tense, and then one of my friends told me about Dr. Suruchi Garg. She advised me to go for Hair Transplant. She explained me everything about the procedure very patiently. Her skill, technique and team is just perfect. My experience of Hair transplantation was very pleasant and it went like butter on hot pan with everything being so smooth and painless. Now after 9 months of transplantation, I am fully satisfied with the results with no bald areas visible on my head.

Ujwal Dogra, IT Professional, Chandigarh

Cost Worries

COST WORRIES!!!

AuraSkinInstitute is India's one of the most renowned and trusted Hair Restoration Centre where you get complete value for your money. The total cost of the hair transplant surgery is determined by the number of grafts required; which differs from person to person depending upon the area of baldness over one’s head. It can be calculated by a very simple formula:

Total cost of the hair transplant = Number of Grafts X Price per graft

It is very pertinent to note that we charge on basis of 'per graft' or 'per follicular unit', and not 'per hair'. As majority of the grafts or follicular units contain 2-3 hair, so for example, if you are paying for 1000 grafts, you will get approximately 2500 hair transplanted. And there are no hidden charges.

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Hair Transplant in male pattern baldness

FUE grafting :34 yrs male came to us with frontal baldness and receding hairline. He started losing hair at his age of 30. We treated him with FUE hair transplant technique and implanted 3000 grafts. Results after 9 months post hair transplant.

FUE Hair Transplant

FUE grafting: 36-years male with male pattern baldness, getting very conscious about his looks. Got FUE Hair Transplant at our institute and we transplanted 2500 grafts. The results after 10 months of surgery.

Hair Transplant

FUE grafting: Young, IT professional suffering from male pattern baldness. 3000 follicular units transplanted. Results 9 months after the transplant