FUE after FUT?

Dear Sir's As I posted that I had my HT through FUT method six month before, In first session they covered front area but now I wanted to go for second session specially for crown area. Which method shall i prefer for second time FUT or FUE? what will be the ideal time to maintain between two sessions? Or are there any alternative for these two procedures, please suggest me. Thanks in advance Have a good time...

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Without knowing the details of your first procedure or having a clearer idea of your goals for the second, there's no way to make a recommendation on whether FUT or FUE is better for you. I suggest talking with your original doctor about a second procedure and going from there- but in general the choice between FUT and FUE is usually personal preference based on scarring, healing time, etc.

Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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FUE is just a harvesting method. FUE requires a shaved head (at least in the donor area).

FUE is just a harvesting method.  FUE requires a shaved head (at least in the donor area).    It is best to discuss your options with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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FUE Transplant

It depends on how the FUT scar healed and the tightness of your scalp after the procedure. We recommend FUE post FUT for this reason. FUE will not add a new scar or further tighten the skin on your scalp.

Follow up with your surgeon to further discuss your options.

Thank You

FUE after FUT

If you already have an FUT Strip scar then going through a 2nd strip would likely yield you better results.  The only time I recommend FUE after FUT is if the patient has a tight scalp, very wide scar, multiple strips, or they do not want to go through another strip incision and would prefer FUE because it's less invasive.  The best thing though is for your to directly discuss your concerns with your doctor and review your options with him/her and get their professional opinion.

Amir Yazdan, MD
Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Method and timing

If you already have a strip scar, most patients will opt to have another strip as long as your scalp isn't too tight. If your scalp is tight you may have to go the FUE method. Typically, the earliest for second transplant is 8-12 months. You should have a follow up with the surgeon who performed your procedure for optimal timing as well as the best route for your second procedure.

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician


If you have already had a hair transplant using the "strip method" there might be a chance that your scalp is too tight to effectively do another FUT treatment. 

FUE is always a good option and can be used as well to slightly core out and repair the scar left from the FUT procedure. 

With FUE you can have another hair transplant procedure in a different area within 6 months.

The best way and only true way to know for sure what is the best option for you though is to have a consultation with a trusted hair transplant specialist. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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FUE after FUT?

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Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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If you already has one strip surgery, it is beter to repeat the strip surgery and have the surgeon remove the old scar. 

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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