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Also known as The Strip hair transplant procedure, FUT is hair restoration surgery that enables MAXiM hair transplant surgeons to perform MEGA hair transplant sessions up to 4,000 grafts. HAIR TRANSPLANT MEGA SESSIONS UP TO 4,000 GRAFTS.


Affordable and based on the number of grafts. 0% financing in the U.S. to those who qualify.


Procedure takes 4 to 6 hours in a clinic setting.


Local anesthesia. Watch TV, converse or take a nap.


The Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedure involves taking a strip of hair and tissue (skin) from the back of the head, also referred to as the Donor Area. This strip of hair is dissected into individual hair grafts and transplanted to the thinning and balding areas. Each graft consists of 1 to 3 hair follicles, also known as micro grafts, and the procedure is sometimes referred to as micro-follicular hair transplantation. When hair transplants were first performed, each graft consisted of 5 to 10 hair follicles and were referred to as Plugs. They had the appearance of doll hair and were very obvious as transplanted hair to the naked eye. This is no longer the case with micro and mini hair grafting. Surgical hair restoration is now a natural, permanent and affordable procedure. The FUT procedure is established, proven and considered a work horse, particularly for those who desire MEGA sessions up to 4,000 grafts and a dense, fuller result.

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No alcohol 48 hours prior, and no blood thinners, Aspirin or Vitamin E for 7 days prior to your hair transplant. A good night's sleep and rest prior to your procedure is essential. A light breakfast on the morning of your hair replacement surgery is required. Our Hair Transplant surgeon/clinician will perform a pre-op evaluation. Medical clearance may be required for clients over 65. Written pre-op and post-op instructions are provided. Follow-up visits are a must.


MEGA Hair Transplant Sessions Up to 4,000 Grafts. Proven Hair Restoration Surgical procedure. Higher Yield + More Grafts + Higher Survival Rate. Denser Result vs. FUE.


OUR Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) DOCTORS & CLINICIANS

Lawrence Barnard, DO
Lawrence Barnard, DO
New York, NY & Long Island, NY

An award-winning hair transplant physician who holds clinical leadership positions at multiple hospitals. Patients love his caring, courteous bedside manner and the excellent results he achieves for them!

Goran A. Jezic, MD
Goran A. Jezic, MD
Houston, TX

A dual-Board Certified hair transplant doctor with over two decades of experience. Dr. Jezic has worked extensively with FUE, the NeoGraft, and the ATERA FUE systems.

Kristopher Hamwi, MD
Kristopher Hamwi, MD
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is recognized as one of the country's top plastic surgeons. He has trained at distinguished institutions like Harvard University and Georgetown University.

Stefan Thiele, MD
Stefan Thiele, MD
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

A doctor with years of hair transplant and cosmetic surgery experience who remains fully involved in the hair transplant procedure. He's excellent at medical management, pre-op, follow-up, and patient care.

Rhonda Daniels, PA-C
Rhonda Daniels, PA-C
New York, NY & Long Island, NY

MAXIM's Clinical Director and an experienced clinician who trains others on FUE hair transplants and does them herself. Trained on multiple FUE technology platforms. Her patient satisfaction record is second to none!

Sia Gieger, PA-C
Sia Gieger, PA-C
Sarasota, FL

Clinician Gieger has undergone extensive training under renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi. She combines her education in the Arts and Sciences to provide individualized, natural results.

Josh Simpson, MS-PAC

Clinically trained at Johns Hopkins, Clinician Simpson has performed FUE procedures for over a decade. He is an outstanding injector and FUE harvester, especially skilled at scar mitigation.

Joseph Bryce Hart, RN
Joseph Bryce Hart, RN
Long Island, NY & Paramus, NJ

One of the few registered nurses in the world with extensive expertise restoring and preventing hair loss through non-surgical methods. Nurse Hart is also skilled in the FUE method.

Lisa Marie Jayme, MD
Lisa Marie Jayme, MD
Cebu, Philippines

A caring, experienced, hands-on plastic and hair transplant surgeon with a detailed, aesthetic eye. A hands-on clinician who has published numerous research articles and who has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures.

Ryan Paraiso, MD
Ryan Paraiso, MD
Manila & Cebu, Philippines

An experienced plastic surgeon who is capable of delivering FUE procedures with nearly invisible scars and natural hairlines. His results are always attractive and natural-looking!

John Michael Gerard Abenojar, MD
John Michael Gerard Abenojar, MD
Manila & Cebu, Philippines

A Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons. Adept at pain management.

Ashley Magee, MD
Ashley Magee, MD
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Magee is a hands-on clinician who combines her skill in teaching and education in medicine to provide individualized, natural results to her clients. She never delegates anesthesia, harvesting, or site-making to technicians.

Gus Diaz, MD
Gus Diaz, MD
Charlotte, NC

A Board-Certified physician specializing in cosmetic surgery, including hair transplant surgeries. Dr. Diaz has been a national speaker on the subject of plastic surgery for over two decades and a dedicated, hands-on provider.

Mark Boles, MD
Mark Boles, MD
Philadelphia & Pittsburgh

Twenty-five years of experience and over 10,000 transplants to date. Among the first physicians part of the hair transplant evolution. Highly skilled in FUE, FUT, non-surgical hair restoration, anti-aging therapy, and men’s sexual health & wellness.

Marcelo Acosta, PA-C
Marcelo Acosta, PA-C
New York City & Long Island

Clinician Marcelo Acosta has over 20 years of experience as a clinician, including over 10 years in outpatient ambulatory surgery. He devotes himself to impeccable care and unparalleled expertise. He is qualified in aesthetic medicine hair transplants and experienced in H&P imaging.

Leslie Pickens, M.D.
Leslie Pickens, M.D.
Northern Virginia (VA)

Over 30 yrs. physician experience Board Certified Hair loss, wellness, facial aesthetics, telemedicine, emergency, trauma and other experience. Educated at Tulane and Emory Universities.

Theresa Lu, PA-C
Theresa Lu, PA-C
Alexandria, VA

Experienced in FUE hair transplants and non-surgical hair restoration, they are a certified Physician Assistant with a dermatology background.

South Florida - Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Hollywood

Performs FUE Hair Restoration, Hair Transplants, PRP Hair Therapy, and Stem Cell Hair Therapy procedures in Florida. Specialized in FUE Hair Transplant Surgery. FUE Hair Transplants - Facial, Beard, Mustache, and Eyebrow hair transplants using NEOGRAFT and ATERA FUE Technologies.


FUT is right for you if you require 4,000+ grafts to restore your natural hairline and appearance. The ability to perform "mega" transplants is the primary advantage of the FUT method. Doctors can complete the process with just two four-to-six-hour procedures. You get a dense, full result that our clients love. Ask us about FUT if you want to maximize hair volume!

FUT W Technique

The advanced W technique allows the doctor to remove 2,500+ follicular unit grafts in one sitting. 2,5000 grafts can correspond to roughly 5,000+ actual hairs. The grafts are dissected microscopically into perfect grafts and then placed into the recipient incisions. The damage to the donor region is minimal.


FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant. The surgeon removes a strip of hair and tissue from a specific donor area on the back of the head. The hair and tissue come from the "permanent" zone, a spot on the head that is genetically resistant to hair loss. This robust hair is dissected into individual hair grafts and transplanted to thinning, balding areas. Each graft consists of one to three follicles. It is an established procedure with a long track record of success in the hair restoration community.


FUT is a great alternative if you don't want to shave your head, need more hair grafts than the average client, or for clients whose primary goal is to experience maximum fullness. Grafts are exceptionally robust and offer a higher-than-average survival rate. If you want a full head of thick, beautiful hair, FUT might be right for you. Some clients also find FUT to be less painful than other alternatives and more cost-effective.


You should be in good physical health without any underlying skin conditions. You should plan to wear your hair longer in the foreseeable future, as FUT does leave a visible scar. Other procedures may be better if you want to wear a buzz cut or shave your hair. FUT may also be a better process for those needing additional hair transplants in the future, as subsequent sessions do not create any additional scarring.


After FUT, the donor area typically heals in two to three weeks. The recipient area usually heals in 10 to 14 days. You will have stitches, which we must remove 2 weeks after the procedure. Most individuals can return to work in 1 to 2 days.


Our experienced clinicians have a 95%+ success rate for FUT hair transplants. We measure the success rate by looking at the results about a year after the process, as it's natural for the transplants to fall out before new, full, natural, and permanent hair growth takes place.


FUT allows our clinicians to harvest and place up to 4,000 grafts per session. It's the perfect procedure for individuals who need to replace more hair. More grafts also mean fuller, more complete, high-volume results.


FUT, also known as the strip hair transplant procedure, is one of the oldest hair restoration methods still available on the market. The technology has improved significantly over the decades. Originally, hair transplants were called "plugs" and looked like doll hair. Now the results are natural and long-lasting.


Our clients love FUT because it offers them a thick, full head of hair that can be worn longer. The results are natural thanks to micro and mini hair grafting, and they're permanent as the harvest site contains hairs that are genetically resistant to baldness. A high survival rate makes FUT an outstanding choice. 


FUT is perfect for clients who need a major intervention. The procedure is a fast, high-yield procedure meant to address the most aggressive types of hair loss. Plus, it's more affordable than other procedures, especially given the number of grafts involved. 


You'll receive service from clinicians and plastic surgeons who have received extensive training on the FUT procedure.

frequently asked questions

FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplantation. It is a hair restoration procedure wherein a strip of hair is taken from the scalp at the back and sides of the head called the donor area and transplanted to the thinning and balding areas affected by hair loss.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also called the strip method, involves harvesting a strip of hair and skin tissue from the donor area. This is usually located at the back of the head and is stitched up and concealed with the remnant hair after the procedure.

The strip of hair and tissue is then meticulously dissected in individual hair grafts. Each hair graft consists of one to three hair follicles (micro grafts) or three to five hair follicles (mini grafts). These are then transplanted to the area of the scalp that is suffering from hair loss.

Due to its complex and surgical nature, FUT is performed by highly trained hair transplant surgeons. At MAXIM Hair Restoration, patients get a free consultation with our top-caliber doctors to discuss the transplantation procedure and manage expectations. Know that with MAXIM, you're safe.

FUT is the ideal hair transplant procedure for patients who are suffering from severe hair loss and need a large number of grafts to achieve the desired result. Not only can the procedure be done more quickly it can also deliver a much higher yield and density as our doctors can extract more grafts during a single session.

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, we offer MEGA hair transplant sessions where 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts can be transplanted during a single session! This type of session creates a thick and fuller finished result.

Not only that, FUT hair transplant procedure is also more affordable compared to other procedures. Just call us and book a free consultation now[Q1]  to learn all the details.

In a clinical setting, a single FUT session usually lasts for 4 to 6 hours. A large session can take longer.

Topical anesthesia is used for patients undergoing FUT hair transplants.

During the session, patients remain awake and can engage in relaxing activities like reading a book, listening to music, or even talking to our clinicians and staff.

Generally, you need to come in for a consultation, procedure day and at least one post-op visit about 7 to 10 days following your procedure for suture removal and to check for any infections or issues which are rare. A 6 to 12 month visit is also encouraged to evaluate clinical outcomes and results

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, our top priority is the patient's safety and satisfaction. This is why, before undergoing a procedure like FUT, we provide our patients with detailed preoperative guidelines.

Things patients should look out for include:

  1. Medications. Our doctors will inquire as to what medications you are taking and will advise which ones you can continue taking and others that you need to stop. Generally, blood thinners can be an issue and Vitamin E and Aspirin should be avoided.

  2. Food and beverages. Patients should not drink alcoholic beverages at least three days before their hair transplant. Caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea and energy drinks are also not allowed on the day of the hair restoration procedure. Spicy food should also be avoided up to five days before the procedure. Since the FUT procedure can be quite lengthy, patients must eat a light breakfast on the morning of the procedure. You can bring their own lunch if you have dietary restrictions. However, MAXIM will provide a light lunch during the break.

  3. Rest and exercise. As with any other medical procedure, resting the night before  hair transplant surgery is quite important. Heavy lifting and other strenuous activities are also not permitted three to four days before the procedure.

  4. Grooming. On the day of the hair transplant procedure, patients are advised NOT to cut or groom their hair. MAXIM specialists will do those for you. All you need to do is to wash your hair thoroughly the night before. Also, wear clothing that doesn't go over your head. E.g. avoid wearing a turtle neck or sweatshirt.

  5.  Age. For patients over 65 years, a medical clearance may be required.

The post-operative recovery period for FUTs usually lasts upto 5 to 7 days during which patients should get enough rest, eat healthy, and comply with the guidelines provided by their hair transplant physician.

  1. Post-op medications. To relieve minor headaches, pain, and swelling, the hair transplant surgeon will prescribe medications in advance.
  2. Food. Your post-op medications can't be taken on an empty stomach, so eating healthy and eating before taking your meds is a must. However, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks are to be avoided up to 48 hours after the procedure.
  3. Rest and other activities. Although FUT is just a minor surgery, rest and sleep are vital for faster recovery. Patients need to sleep at least 2 to 3 hours after the procedure and to avoid strenuous exercise as it might loosen your stitches.

As the procedure involves getting a strip of hair and tissue from the patient's donor area, care should be taken post-op to conceal the stitches in the said area. This may require sporting specific hairstyles to hide the scars. Just growing enough hair at the back of the head will do the job.

During your recovery period, you might experience one or more of the following:

  • swelling;
  • oozing and slight bleeding
  • scabbing;

However, DO NOT PANIC! Just follow your doctor's advice and you will be well on your way toward full recovery. Contact your hair transplant doctor and staff/tech if you have questions. If its a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

FUT is the more affordable hair transplant procedure offered by MAXIM Hair Restoration. Prices start at per graft with a minimum of for FUT hair transplants in the US. For lower prices, we suggest checking our international locations in Manila and Cebu, Philippines; Turkey and Dubai.

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, we offer transparent pricing without hidden charges. We also offer conventional and 0% financing in the US.

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