View Full Version : Fue & fut

06-21-2014, 04:14 PM
I have not seen many examples or heard much discussion of someone doing both types of procedures. It seems like if you were going for a major repair you could benefit from having both procedures done (not at the same time), to maximize one's donor area?

It seems like you can get 4-6k grafts from both types of procedures which would be enough to "cure" most people. Other than price, I was wondering why this is not a common option for major repair patients? And if it is, it is a realistic approach for someone who is NW6?

06-21-2014, 05:13 PM
It's actually pretty common.

06-23-2014, 02:33 AM

You are right in the respect that if you wish to maximise your donor then you could benefit from both procedures. Anyone who is a Norwood 5 or 6 and wants to move as much hair as possible will need to have fut first and two procedures possibly three. Once FUT has been exhausted then a number of fue grafts would be available.

The actual number varies so much from patient to patient and whilst 6k of grafts on one Norwood 6 might look good on another it will not be enough. Head size, hair shaft diameter and characteristics, hairline design, head shape all play a huge part in the final result. Ultimately it really depends on what you are looking to achieve as to what might be the best approach for you personally.