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Fort LauderdaleFlorida, United States of America33306
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What A FUE Transplant Really Means For You

Hair implants have been around for about 60 years now. In the beginning they used "punch grafts" which resulted in what is commonly referred to as "hair plugs" or "the dolls head look." These implants were obvious, unsightly, and a black eye on the hair industry. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) has been around now for about 20 years and is considered the gold standard in the industry. Plugs are now just a sore spot in history. However, there is a new technology called follicular unit extraction (FUE). This new procedure is a smaller, but mirror image of the old "plug" technique. And people are paying are not only paying for it, they are paying more for it!

FUE is being sold as the “scar less” surgery. However, that is not true. Anytime a surgeon cuts into the human body with a sharp blade, there will be a scar. This is a fact. The only issue that comes to discussion here is whether it will be a linear scar or tiny red dot scars. The truth is the patient will be left with a large number of white and/or red polka dotted scars. These scars will be spread throughout the entire donor area. An FUT surgery will create a fine linear scar from the back of one ear to another in that same donor area. The scar will be extremely thin and fine if done properly by an experienced hair restoration surgeon.

Unfortunately, there are a small number of hair surgeons that use scare tactics such as showing patients badly botched examples of the linear scar. This creates an opportunity for the scared patient to agree to the FUE transplant. The cost is extremely higher, but the patient who is already traumatized from the hair loss, is open to anything that works and leaves no botched scar. The patient does not know that there are other issues that make the FUE procedure more difficult to perform. The only thing on the mind of the patient is a wide unsightly scar they do not want. What the patient needs to know is that these are worst case scenarios and if they do their research and really check in on their surgeon, their hair transplant will be undetectable and that linear scar will be covered by even a small amount of hair coverage.

The FUE procedure is even more labor intensive than the FUT. The procedure sometimes takes days, not hours, to complete. The claim is there is that it a less painful procedure, however, there is not much pain in either procedure since only local anesthesia is used. This is another scare tactic doctors will use because patients are always asking if it is painful.

One important issue to be addressed with the FUE procedure is follicular homicide. This is a term used when hair follicles are destroyed. They can be destroyed as simply as an inexperienced tech team member cutting them in half. There are going to be many cases of follicular homicide. The sad part is there is only so much donor hair in the back of anyone's head. However, this is not much of a focus during the pre-op consultation. Again all the focus is on horrible pictures of badly performed FUT surgeries all in an effort to get more money out of a person for the FUE procedure.

There are a few reasons why one would opt for an extremely expensive FUE technique. If a patient has had multiple previous hair surgeries and is left with bad scars it can work to fill hair into the scar areas. The thought here is there is not enough elasticity left in the donor area to extract another linear scar. So the FUE method would be used to help cover these scars up. However, this would be a very small procedure. Probably 300 hair grafts at most.

The actual cost for the FUE can be quite high. A few procedures and you are looking at $35 - $50,000. I have heard stories of that number being closer to $100,000. All because people are willing to pay for something they think is new and better. The fact is they are paying for the very old "hair plug" surgery all over again. However, they are paying a whole lot more for it! Please make sure to do your research. If you take the time to investigate properly you will choose the right surgeon and get the right result. You will maximize your donor area and experience minimal scarring and minimal discomfort.

So, before committing to an FUE surgery, research both the FUE and FUT and determine for yourself which surgery is truly right for you and your hair needs.



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    Jan 23, 2023
    Rolando Reviews
    Rolando
    Florida
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    It was a real pleasure to have met you all. I am beyond happy with my results and greatly appreciate everything Dr. Brett Bolton and his staff have done. The procedure and care I received was excellent. I will definitely be referring you to my friends and colleagues. I would also like to express my gratitude to Michael, for always helping me out!...
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    Dec 19, 2022
    Gustavo Reviews
    Gustavo
    Florida
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    Happy with the results! So glad that I did it and picked such a great place to do it at! The medical staff was amazing, the Dr that did did the procedure did a great job fully explained the procedure and keeping it real, and Mike was amazing with touches basis with me throughout the healing process and after! Truly amazing experience and...
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    Dec 7, 2022
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    Srinivas
    Florida
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    Fantastic Experience ! You felt like you were in a SPA retreat rather than a clinic . The procedure was seamless.
    Dr Bolton and Josh were with me every step of the way especially post surgery . Excited about the Results ..
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    Dec 2, 2022
    Brian Reviews
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    Florida
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    excellent service, I couldn’t be happier! The doctor was awesome, and Josh was spectacular, I couldn’t ask for better results!!
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    Nov 15, 2022
    Jerry Reviews
    Jerry
    Florida
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    After doing alot of research, I decided to go with Dr. Bolton, Greater Hair Transplants in Fort Lauderdale. The best decision ever. The most Proficient in his field and he uses the max harvest procedure if you're looking for max and above average results, I highly recommend Dr. Bolton.
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    Oct 31, 2022
    Jared Reviews
    Jared
    Florida
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    Josh and Dr, Bolton have given me back my confidence! I'm so glad that | chose Dr.Bolton. His knowledge and his expertise really show and he delivered amazing natural results. The staff is amazing and made me feel right at home.
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    Oct 30, 2022
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    Abraham
    Florida
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    Great Place to go!! Very happy!!!!
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    Oct 30, 2022
    Christopher Reviews
    Christopher
    Florida
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    I am a few months post surgery and couldn’t have had a better experience with this office. The office and the doctor were accommodating and professional. What I really appreciated was their post-surgery availability. They certainly care about their patients and are experts in this procedure. I highly recommend.
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    Sep 30, 2022
    JC Reviews
    JC
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton is the best hair transplant doctor in Florida, permanent and natural results. Extraordinary bedside manners. Also Josh from the office is always willing to help.
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    Sep 16, 2022
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    Florida
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    I give my highest recommendation regarding Dr. Brett Bolton. In addition to his professionalism, he is a true expert and artist in his field. My hair transplant far exceeded my expectations. It looks phenomenal! Bottom line he is THE BEST. I must also say patient coordinator Michael is a true asset to the Great Hair Transplants team. His genuine...
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