Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is the older, traditional hair transplant surgery, better known as “strip” surgery. During this surgery, the surgeon removes a large part of the patient’s scalp from the back of their head. This removal process required the patient to have stitches or staples to close the wound properly. The strip of scalp that was removed was then given to technicians who manually dissect each individual follicular unit. The units would then be transplanted back into the scalp. Recovery time for this surgery would generally take a few weeks. In addition, patients were prone to numbness, scalp tightness and persistent pain. They also were at risk of having an obvious linear scar on their head.
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