Would it be wiser to have a FUT or FUE hair transplant first? Is it possible to have them both done? How does one choose?

I want to be able to maximize my donor area. I am a nw3 at 22 years old. I want to save my donor as much as possible, as I know down the road I would need another hair transplant. Would it be better to get the FUT done first , or FUE? Would I be able to do the other later on? Which procedure should I have done first to be able to maximize results? Thanks

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Would it be wiser to have a FUT or FUE hair transplant first? Is it possible to have them both done?

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Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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If you are considering FUE versus Strip FUT surgery it is best to see a doctor for an examination and explain your goals.

If you are considering FUE versus Strip FUT surgery it is best to see a doctor for an examination and explain your goals.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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FUT and FUE together

To maximize the donor capacity is mostly possible for patients requesting or in need of large scale HT session.
On the other hand at age 22 you should consider taking Finasterid and using Minoxidil.

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Don't rush in to anything!

The mainstay of treatment for a young man such as yourself is medical therapy with finesteride.  If you respond well, you could put off your first transfer for years!  I prefer FUE in nearly everyone because of the avoidance of the scar.  Yes, you can do it again in the future if need be, but don't just in too soon and be prepared for a long road ahead.  Good luck!

Robert S. Houser, DO
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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FUT vs FUE or both

Hair loss treatment requires a long term plan using the most effective options to prevent hair loss and restore when needed.  At 22, I would assume that most emphasis should be placed on prevention.  It's far easier to work to prevent hair loss than to restore, but also a better long term result is obtained.  Rogaine and propecia are generally indicated in most cases.  Cellular therapy however has been a great new treatment showing lots of promise in both slowing hair loss and restoring hair growth.  If you don't do well with these treatments, or if you have lost a lot of hair already, you may be a surgical candidate.  I generally prefer FUE, particularly in younger patients, but FUE or a combination of both can be indicated if you have stabilized your hair loss first.

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Ryan Welter, MD
Boston Hair Restoration Surgeon
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22 and asking for FUE or FUE

I would add a third option, the use of finasteride for a year to see what is going to happen to you.  You need a Master Plan for hair loss with a best and worst case scenario put together with you and a competent caring doctor. You need realistic expectations to make the decision before you. 

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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