Hair transplantation can be defined as the transfer of hair roots which are located in the regions between back parts of both ears referred as donor and constituted by healthy hairs that are not shed genetically with a certain angle to hairless regions. Hair transplantation surgeries are tissue transplantation procedures practiced by Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons. In this hair transplantation procedure performed under local anesthesia, two techniques referred as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) are used. In case of requirement, both techniques can be used also in combination.
The most important advantage of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique being the most popular and newest technique is to be a painless and bloodless procedure without incision that do not leave scar. It is extraction of one-by-one hair roots by using a micro motor without practicing any surgical procedure and the transfer of them to hairless region. In FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique, tissue pieces taken from the lower region of the union line of both ears under local anesthesia in strip-like fashion. It can be preferred due to the advantage of hair transplantation without shaving and due to the characteristic of taking hair grafts in higher quality.
For hair transplantation, our patient should stay approximately for two to three days in Turkey. The surgery can usually last four to eight hours depending on the transplanted graft number.