hair transplant top6 questions
Is there no accompanying drop-off of the donor site for the FUE method?
in rare cases, accompanied loss of the harvested area and abnormal sensations may occur. Although FUE surgery is less likely to cause this than FUT surgery, it does happen sometimes.
If you think about doing 2nd and 3rd surgeries, is FUE method prohibited for the 1st surgery?
No, it does not matter and It is okay to perform the FUE for the 1st surgery. However, if you have low density of hair on the donor side, FUT might be a better option.
Is it better to do the FUE surgery if I am planning go to work tomorrow? When can I start to exercise? Can you resume with your daily life right after the surgery?
If you plan to go to work the very next day after surgery, it is best to do FUE. Because FUE does not cause enough pain so that it affects your daily activity. You can start exercising after 2 weeks. Because after 2 weeks, we believe engraftment of transplanted hair has occurred. You can resume with your daily life right after the surgery. I have seen people going oversees the very next day. You just need to be extra careful.
If I am worried about scars and pain, should I choose to do the FUE method? Is it still painful?
If you are worried about scars and pain, FUE is your choice. It provides less pain, and less scarring. For the pain issue, there might be some itching and tingling sensation, but that’s about it.
How is anesthesia performed in the FUE?
In the same manner with the FUT. Every clinic has their own way of making anesthetic solutions, we use bupivacaine and lidocaine solutions.
How many hours does the FUE surgery take?
It depends on the amount of hair follicles needed for the surgery. Normally, if a patient is going through 1500 graft surgery, it will take about 6~8 hours total. That includes preparing, acutual surgery time, and lunch break time as well.
Dr. Yong-Uk Go