I had a facelift in 2014 which resulted in the loss of my sideburns (due to incisions being placed in the hair instead of at hairline) & also some posterior hairloss where the incision went horizontally into my hair. I've been told I need 900 grafts. I didn't like the idea of a scar in my scalp so wanted FUE but am told FUT is more reliable. Any advice? How big would the strip need to be for 900 grafts & wouldn't it raise the hairline at the nape of neck once the strip is removed higher up?
Would you advise FUE or FUT for female hair transplant to replace lost sideburns after facelift? Pros & cons of each procedure?
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FUE is just a harvesting method. It does not relate to results. If you want to keep your hair very short you may want the FUE
FUE is just a harvesting method. It does not relate to results. FUE statistically will give you less (worse) results when compared to the FUT (strip) surgery. If you want to keep your hair very short you may want the FUE. If you are a woman FUT would be a better option in general. Note: FUE requires shaving your head. FUT does not require shaving.
Post face lift scarring
Would recommend FUE, and you could keep your hair long. You will recover more quickly, won't have another scar to contend with, and the procedure will be seamless.
Also 900 grafts seems a bit high number for covering 2 smaller scars. Of course, pictures is worth a thousand words.
Hair Transplant after Facelift
We have used the FUE method on numerous patients for this exact same thing. We have even used the Neograft FUE technology to "core out" the scars and help to make them a little smaller. If we can get blood supply from the area surrounding the scar tissue we can transplant hair in to this area as well. It is really a matter of preference for the patient depending on what the pros and cons of either procedure matter most to them.
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