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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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    Feb 14, 2020
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    Michael severino
    Florida
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    I can’t believe how much Dr Bolton has changed my life. Josh brought me in and explained everything and how this can improve my life Him and his team are the best in the there field. If you’re looking for a change don’t go anywhere else - give Josh a call and go see Dr Bolton.
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    Feb 14, 2020
    Aleksandr Arutyunyan Reviews
    Aleksandr Arutyunyan
    Florida
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    Dr. Brett Bolton is a total Genius Five years ago I went in for my first hair transplant with Dr. Bolton, and had great success. I planned on returning the following year to continue but do to new employment I was unable to continue. Now, 5 years later, I returned to Dr. Bolton with even better success. Aside from experiencing only a very small...
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    Feb 12, 2020
    Andy Rose Reviews
    Andy Rose
    Florida
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    I heard about Dr Bolton from a friend. My first visit I met Josh who manages the office and then Dr Bolton. I was impressed and felt he was my guy. The procedure was painless. I was bald at the crown area on June 2019. Today I have a full head of hair. Dr Bolton and his staff planted 10,000 babies If you have any questions feel free to contact me....
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    Jan 21, 2020
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    K S
    Florida
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    I had my procedure about four months ago and the results have already begun to show. The procedure was very comfortable, though I was nervous at first, and I actually fell asleep at one point watching TV. Dr. Bolton, Michael, and the rest of team were very attentive, informative, and straightforward and were happy to answer any questions I had...
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    Jan 16, 2020
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    Tranceninja
    Florida
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    I would highly recommend Dr Bolton if you are suffering from hair loss. Everything from initial discussions with Josh Engoren through to after care and support it is an impeccable service. Both Dr Bolton and Josh were very polite and supportive and made me feel relaxed throughout the whole process. The staff helping with the procedure were all very...
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    Jan 9, 2020
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    Jim Thomas
    Florida
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    Everyone is always looking to have Great Hair. Great Hair Transplants, definitely is the place to put to the top of your list. Hands Down!! I did an extensive amount of research and came to the conclusion Dr. Bolton's office was the place for me. If you want to talk about being nervous, and scared, my wheels were turning. After Speaking with Mike...
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    Dec 25, 2019
    Archie Rush Reviews
    Archie Rush
    Florida
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    I found Dr. Bolton's crew incredibly professional! Mike confidently answered all my questions weeks before the procedure, and Dr. Bolton's expertise was clear from the start. All the staff were supportive from beginning to end and confirmed in my mind my choice of surgeons. My results were fantastic. I highly recommend this team to others.
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    Dec 25, 2019
    Brian R Reviews
    Brian R
    Florida
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    I had been watching Dr Bolton's videos on Youtube and also on the Great Hair Transplants website for a few years. The procedure videos, before and after photos as well as the many testimonials of his other patients were so incredible to watch, I knew immediately that this was the doctor for me. I contacted Dr. Bolton's office and spoke to his...
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    Dec 16, 2019
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    Noah aguilar
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton did an excellent job. The staff especially Josh was extremely professional and curtious. I highly recommend going in for a consultation.
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    Dec 16, 2019
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    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and his team are top notch. Highly recommend to anyone.
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