Dr. Ratushny offers both follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT/strip excision). During a free consultation with Dr. Ratushny, he will review with you what procedure is the right one for you. However, here are some of the benefits of each procedure:
The strip excision procedure is preferable for most women undergoing hair restoration surgery given that it doesn’t require the back of the head to be shaved in order to harvest the donor hairs.
Patients who typically liked to wear their hair cropped short or shaved may prefer the FUE procedure since it minimizes the appearance of a linear donor scar.
Men who generally wear their hair longer and who prefer not to shave the back of the head for the procedure, may prefer the strip excision. The strip scar is usually easily hidden among the patient’s remaining hair.
Patients who have undergone a prior hair transplant have the option of doing either a strip excision or an FUE, as both types of transplant can be complementary in achieving your hair restoration goals. Dr. Ratushny may decide to surgically remove the prior strip scar during a repeat procedure so that the patient will end up with 1 strip scar instead of 2 if they are undergoing a repeat procedure.
Having trouble choosing whether a strip excision (FUT) or FUE hair transplant is right for you? Read more about the choice between these two types of hair transplants in Dr. Ratushny’s blog.