FUE transplant: advantages, procedure and results

Written by: Dr.Prof. José Luis Afonso Junior
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The main advantage of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE by its initials in English) is the unitary and pinpoint how the follicles are extracted, through various instruments. Furthermore, this technique does not leave visible scars and allows the patient to wear their hair short shamelessly. Mention should also be easy and painless postoperatively, which does not require sutures, bandages or dressings of any kind.

This is a minimally invasive procedure, which is always done with the patient's own hair. Local anesthesia is required. The patient, after being involved, can leave the hospital on the same day. As for postoperative, as already remarked above, it is painless in most interventions. Should slight discomfort appears, it disappears with the use of common painkillers.

The recommendations capillary medical professionals give patients are very basic. First, it is advisable to rest for at least two days after surgery. is not contraindicated immediate return to the routine, but without risking great physical effort.

Nor is recommended chemicals (dyes, for example) in the transplanted area for at least the first 45-60 days after surgery. Thereafter, the patient can resume his routine and hair care.

It should be noted also that the hair used for transplantation are not subject to the action of the hormone responsible for his downfall. For this reason, the hair resulting from FUE is permanent and very natural finish. You can have along smoothly.

It is very common, transplants to other areas of the body like the beard, sideburns, eyebrows, chest and groin. All with the usual procedure referred. Although experts do not guarantee the same satisfactory results than the hair of the head.

Despite the positive points of this surgical technique, not all patients can be operated. It is therefore essential that a medical consultation, through which you can confirm or deny this possibility, and find hormonal or other changes that cause hair loss.

A good candidate for a transplant must have the following characteristics:

  • healthy individual
  • Not having any chronic disease that present problems with this surgery
  • Enjoy a good donor site

Also, in consultation with the surgery will include blood tests and electrocardiograms usual before any surgery. The doctor in Aesthetic Medicine and Medical Hair may order other tests as deemed necessary for the proper monitoring of the patient.

Anyone wishing to undergo FUE should seek a good professional experience and reputation in this area of treatment, including finding a suitable and qualified to perform this surgery center. Once found this professional, the patient simply must seek advice and evaluate.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr.Prof. José Luis Afonso Junior
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Afonso is a renowned specialist in aesthetic medicine expert in the field of Trichology and hair transplant using the technique of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). During his long career he has performed more than 1,000 surgeries through FUE. He is currently medical director Dr. Hair Clinics, Unit and Trichology Hair Transplant Hospital Infanta Luisa in Seville and Capilar CIDME Unit in Tenerife. In addition, he teaches at the Masters in Hair Transplantation and Medicine of the University of Alcalá and member of national and international associations of specialty.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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