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WHTC Clinic
01-08-2014, 04:26 PM
The aspects of FUE that patients should be mindful of is cost, transection rate of the surgeon, and experience of the surgeon's medical assistants. Surgical hair restoration is an investment for the patients that can be for better or worse. A patient shouldn’t pay too much and shouldn’t pay too little for an FUE session. FUE is more labor intensive than FUT, and hence there is difference in cost of the procedures.

Transection is the terminal damage of a patient’s precious donor resources. Since donor resources are certainly finite, patients should want to ensure that their surgeon is producing minimal trauma in their donor area. A good FUE surgeon can provide its patient with a relatively low rate of transection. Damaging a significant amount of hair will usually provide poor aesthetic results and insurmountable loss to restore future hair loss. There is no better way of describing this atrocity than considering a patient to be a donor of their hair follicles to medical science. Wasting hair to inefficient harvesting methods essentially realizes a patient to be an unsuspecting victim and statistic.

Knowing just a few small details can help a patient explore the many options available by follicular unit extraction. Any surgery will produce scarring. Similar to FUT, FUE can also cause noticeable scarring when performed by untrained hands. Oftentimes, physical scarring will also cause emotional scarring that can have permanent effects. Taking the advantage of available knowledge is the best way to identify a bad FUE surgeon. Ironically, the lack of knowledge can produce a bad FUE surgeon. FUE surgeons will be better than others regardless of their experience so proper training is key.