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FUE Or FUT: Which Hair Transplant Surgery Should You Choose?

Published on July 13, 2021 | 1703 views

FUE Or FUT Which Hair Transplant Surgery Should You Choose

Men and women, across the world, in any age group, suffer from hair loss and baldness. Androgenetic Alopecia or genetically-induced hair loss is one of the most common forms of balding that affects people. To conceal it, most people opt for a surgical hair restoration technique – a hair transplant.

Hair transplants in India are performed by ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) certified doctors at Saraswat Hospital who ensure customized treatment to all patients. However, it is crucial for you, as a patient, to understand the types of hair transplant surgeries and which ones would be beneficial for your condition before consulting experts.

What is a Hair Transplant Surgery Procedure?

Hair transplant surgery is a procedure through which healthy grafts or follicles are extracted from the back or sides of the patient’s head that are resistant to genetic hair loss (or hormonal changes) and implanted in the areas that see scanty growth. This procedure is performed primarily in one of two techniques: FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) or FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). Nowadays, more people are getting hair transplants as an effective hair loss treatment. Awareness among common people has contributed to the increase in the total number of hair transplants in India and the rest of the world.

In the FUE technique, a special low-RPM and low-torque punch device is used to extract the healthy grafts individually and directly from the scalp for transplantation. It is a precise procedure that requires a lot of time but leaves no linear scar in the process.

In the FUT technique, now known as the Linear Excision Method, a strip of scalp is cut from the back of the head and the area is sutured in a Trichophytic closure. The strip is placed under a medical-grade microscope for further dissection and extraction of the individual follicles for implantation.

This method leaves a scar in the donor area which can be hidden either through scalp micropigmentation, repair hair transplant, or by allowing new hair growth in the area. The best FUE and FUT hair transplant in India is performed by ABHRS-certified doctors at Saraswat Hospital who have more than 19 years of experience and expertise in the field.

What are the Advantages of FUE and FUT Techniques?

Now that you are aware of how either of the procedures works, let’s find out the benefits of opting for any of them.

  1. FUT: Through the FUT procedure, the experts can cover a larger area of baldness in lesser sittings. The resection rate is also lesser in this technique which leaves superior rates.
  2. FUE: Since the FUE procedure doesn’t involve taking a strip of scalp from the donor area, there are no stitches, thereby ensuring that the recovery period is quicker, and the patient is left with no linear scar.

Both these procedures are performed by experts in the field with enough experience to customize the treatment per patient requirements to get the best results. They are performed under the effects of a ring block local anaesthesia that allows the patient to be awake throughout the surgery but feel no pain.

Who Should Opt for FUE or FUT?

The eligibility criteria are best decided by the experts who are to perform the FUT or FUE hair transplant. In India,the professionals at Saraswat Hospital perform a series of blood tests, physical tests, and a Trichoscopy Analysis to identity the eligible candidates and the treatment plan to be followed. However, on average, people who have larger areas of baldness to be covered in a single sitting and don’t mind stitches or a long recovery period should opt for a FUT surgery. The ones who have smaller areas of baldness, active lifestyles, want to wear shorter hairstyles and want faster recovery should always opt for the FUE surgery.

Why Consult the Experts at Saraswat Hospital Before Making a Decision? 

Saraswat Hospital is run by a team of experts certified by ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) that offers hair transplant surgery in India. The surgeons have over 19 years of experience, and thus, are eligible to provide customized FUT and FUE hair transplant surgery plans based on patient requirements.

Dr Satya Kumar Saraswat is an MBBS with MS, M.Ch, and DNB (Plastic Surgery) degrees to his credit. As a member of several international boards, Dr Saraswat has left his mark in the plastic surgery sector. He is known to specialize in various kinds of hair restoration surgeries and has also presented his take on a modified FUT technique at the 24th World Congress of ISHRS.

Dr Preeti Saraswat is an MBBS with a PGDCC degree from the University of Greifswald, Germany. She is known for the scalp micropigmentation treatments that she has been rendering to her patients over the years. She is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM).


Hair transplant surgery is one of the best techniques that one should opt for when it comes to treating hair loss or Androgenetic Alopecia. Saraswat Hospital is one of the most renowned places in Agra that offer hair transplants in India at attractive rates and have a high success rate. To know more, feel free to get in touch with the team at Saraswat Hospital.

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