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Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

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.
PriceMore Affordable vs. FUE. 0% financing in the U.S
DurationProcedure takes 4 to 6 hours in a clinic setting.
AnesthesiaLocal anesthesia. Watch TV or take a nap.

Technique

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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  • MEGA Hair Transplant Sessions Up to 4,000 Grafts
  • Proven Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Higher Yield + More Grafts + Higher Survival Rate
  • Denser Result vs. FUE
  • More affordable compared to FUE hair transplants

Advantages

  • MEGA Hair Transplant Sessions Up to 4,000 Grafts
  • Proven Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Higher Yield + More Grafts + Higher Survival Rate
  • Denser Result vs. FUE
  • More affordable compared to FUE hair transplants

Economics

  • Transparent pricing. No gimmicks, hidden fees or bait and switch.
  • Affordable hair transplant – Starting at per graft in the U.S.
  • Lower prices in our international locations – Manila, Cebu, Turkey and Dubai.
  • Conventional and 0% financing available in the U.S.
  • Minimum price in the U.S. for FUT Hair Transplants is .

Preparation

  • No alcohol, blood thinners, Aspirin or Vitamin E for 3 days prior to your hair transplant.
  • A good night’s sleep and rest prior to your procedure.
  • Light breakfast on the morning of your hair replacement surgery.
  • Our Hair Transplant surgeon 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.
Advantages
  • MEGA Hair Transplant Sessions Up to 4,000 Grafts
  • Proven Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Higher Yield + More Grafts + Higher Survival Rate
  • Denser Result vs. FUE
  • More affordable compared to FUE hair transplants
Schedule Free Consult
Economics
  • Transparent pricing. No gimmicks, hidden fees or bait and switch.
  • Affordable hair transplant – Starting at per graft in the U.S.
  • Lower prices in our international locations – Manila, Cebu, Turkey and Dubai.
  • Conventional and 0% financing available in the U.S.
  • Minimum price in the U.S. for FUT Hair Transplants is .
Schedule Free Consult
Preparation
  • No alcohol, blood thinners, Aspirin or Vitamin E for 3 days prior to your hair transplant.
  • A good night’s sleep and rest prior to your procedure.
  • Light breakfast on the morning of your hair replacement surgery.
  • Our Hair Transplant surgeon 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.
Schedule Free Consult

Why MAXIM?

MAXIM offers FUT, FUE, SMP, and other hair replacement procedures. Most other providers are limited to FUE.
Our doctors are hair transplant+plastic surgeons, not ordinary physicians.
MEGA Sessions to 4,000 Grafts.
We only perform one or two hair restoration procedures per day per location. This enables our hair transplant doctors and staff to focus on your procedure.
Affordable Prices and 0% Financing in the U.S.
MAXIM offers FUT, FUE, SMP, and other hair replacement procedures. Most other providers are limited to FUE.
Our doctors are hair transplant+plastic surgeons, not ordinary physicians.
MEGA Sessions to 4,000 Grafts.
We only perform one or two hair restoration procedures per day per location. This enables our hair transplant doctors and staff to focus on your procedure.
Affordable Prices and 0% Financing in the U.S.
Schedule Free Consult Call Us

FAQS

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.