When it comes to determining which hair transplant method results in the best possible hair transplant outcome for the patient, it is most sensible for the patient to instead ask, “Which method is most suitable for me?” When patients ask this question of their hair transplant doctor during the initial consultation process, it is most often the case that the response will be one of the two following surgical hair restoration options: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
It is of the utmost importance, however, that whatever procedure is recommended involves careful consideration of the patient’s specific type of hair loss as well as the many other factors that go into determining which transplant method is best for the patient and most likely to achieve the patient’s specific hair transplant coverage and density goals.
Along with the Follicular Unit Transplant — also known as the “strip technique” — and the Follicular Unit Extraction, patients may also have the option of selecting from a host of other hair transplant options. These additional options include robotic hair transplants, NeoGraft hair transplants, or Smart Graft Hair Transplants, all of which rely on automation or other new and advanced technologies — many of which are utilized during a Follicular Unit Extraction procedure.
For patients who wish to ensure they select the best possible hair transplant procedure, it is necessary to make a commitment to thoroughly delineating the specific goals and objectives they hope to achieve — including, for example, the level of coverage and density ultimately restored by the transplant — during the initial consultation process with their hair transplant doctor. By outlining all the specific goals and objectives the patient hopes to achieve by undergoing a hair transplant procedure, the doctor will have more than enough information at his or her disposal to make a recommendation regarding which of the available options is best, including which option is most likely to achieve the specific hair restoration goals and objectives sought by the patient.