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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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    Jul 19, 2021
    Renato Reviews
    Renato
    Florida
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    What to say about Dr. Bolton and his team? I had two procedures done by them. The first one was back in 2019 and I just did the second one now in July 2021. I’m very happy with the results and another thing that I have to point out is that there is no scar around my head. I appreciate his professionalism and expertise.
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    Jun 27, 2021
    Ahmed Reviews
    Ahmed
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and his team know their stuff and do some magic. Best money I’ve ever spent
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    Jun 25, 2021
    Vegeta Reviews
    Vegeta
    Florida
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    Great Hair Transplants are the place to get the best hair transplants. Their technology is the best in the world I regret that I did not discover Great Hair Transplants earlier because I had failed FUE surgery The technology of Great Hair Transplants is exclusive, the technology is mature, and the maximum amount of hair is taken Their service is...
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    Jun 25, 2021
    Billy Reviews
    Billy
    Florida
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    I was very hesitant to get another transplant here in the states. I was all set up to go to turkey. I came across Dr. Bolton and reached out. Talked to Josh he was fantastic very patient and explained everything throughly. Josh helped me set up all the arrangements since I was traveling across the country everything was very smooth. Surgery day...
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    Jun 19, 2021
    Tracy Reviews
    Tracy
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton and his staff are amazing. Not only has my transplant turned out great but the professionalism and follow up years later speaks volumes. It never felt like they just wanted to rush me in and get my money. I paid them and they still touch base to check on me and see how things are going. I was on track to be bald by 40 and as I’m about to...
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    Jun 19, 2021
    F.H. Reviews
    F.H.
    Florida
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    Josh and Dr. Bolton as well as the whole team are highly professional people. I flew from Massachusetts for my hair transplant and I'm super happy with the result. Honestly look at my pictures... The density is great and looks completely natural. This procedure was definitely worth it and I recommend every one to call Great Hair Transplant for a...
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    Jun 17, 2021
    Grantham Reviews
    Grantham
    Florida
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    I had a procedure with Dr. Bolton in December of 2021. I had had 2 procedures with other clinics, with little results. The "Big name" clinics are way overpriced for what you get. When you go to the clinics who do a lot of advertising, the consumer tends up paying for it. Dr. Bolton moved more hair in one procedure than the two previous procedures...
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    Jun 16, 2021
    Ryan Reviews
    Ryan
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and his team were A1 throughout the entire process. Michael was my liaison and treated me like family. Everyone was friendly and professional. Most importantly, Dr. Bolton and his team were honest and direct about strategy and expectations which led to great results! Very personable group who stand by you every step of the way with...
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    Jun 11, 2021
    Steven Reviews
    Steven
    Florida
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    A doctor's perspective: As a doctor myself I search out the best and most highly skilled medical professionals for me and my patients. Dr Bolton’s techniques are highly innovative and his skill is evident in the invisible scar left post surgically on my scalp. He artistically created a natural hairline and his Bolton bundle technique filled in the...
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    Jun 3, 2021
    Paul Reviews
    Paul
    Florida
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    I don't even know if I should be writing a review as the world will now know that I had hair transplant surgery. Dr. Bolton is a true artist and no one can tell that I had hair transplant surgery. I was lucky to get the surgery in late January prior to the COVID, and I want to thank the entire team to accommodate me on such a short notice. Post...
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