This depends on who is doing it. For me, a Neograft would be much too slow in an FUE procedure so it would not save me any time. In theory it is supposed to be faster, however speed is not something you want during your FUE procedure. You want quality grafts that remain viable and will grow once they are transplanted.
How long does Neo Graft surgery take
Depending on the number of grafts being done, NeoGraft can take anywhere from
under an hour to 12 hours. If someone is looking to transplant a few follicles to the brows (100 grafts or so) it would be a very short procedure, however if we are transplanting 3000 grafts, that may take 6-10 hours depending on the patient and the technician.
Time with NeoGraft Depends on the Patient
The amount of time required for a NeoGraft
procedure varies depending on the amount of transplants the patient needs. The
follicles are individually extracted and transplanted which is lengthy process.
For 3,000 grafts it’s usually a full 6 hour day including a lunch break.
We give our patients medications to help them relax and ease any discomfort
they may have during the procedure.
NeoGraft Surgery timeline - What to expect during the procedure.
The NeoGraft FUE procedure takes several hours to complete for most patients. Because NeoGraft individually extracts hundreds or thousands of hair follicles, the process can be lengthy. Depending on how much hair is to be transplanted, the procedure will generally take between 3-8 hours. The more hair that is to be transplanted, the longer the procedure will take. Someone transplanting only a small area will be finished much faster than an individual transplanting hair to a large are over the scalp. You should plan on spending a full day at your physician’s office when undergoing the hair transplantation.
NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction is lease invasive procedure for hair transplantation with such a manageable recovery time that patients can return to their typical lifestyle the very next day. NeoGraft is the first and only FDA approved follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. Out of the donor hair removal, separation of the follicular units, creation of recipient sites and placement of the hair graft, it is the harvesting that takes the most time. I suggest you consult a board certified hair specialist physician with plenty of experience to ensure that you receive the highest-quality knowledge, skill, care and treatment available.
How long does NeoGraft surgery take?
Neograft surgery is a very labor intensive procedure and requires several hours, when done properly. You should expect to block of an entire day for the procedure.
FUE hair transplantation takes longer than the strip method but automated FUE like Neograft is quicker than when it is done by hand. The procedure basically takes all day either way but it is very comfortable. Your scalp is numbed up and you can listen to music or watch a movie during the procedure. Our patients are always a little surprised how easy and noninvasive the entire procedure is. We give our patients Valium and Percocet during the day so you feel calm and relaxed. Our patient last Friday commented "This was so easy, I would do it again tomorrow!" Best wishes.
THE RESULTS depend on the doctor, not the tool (not Neorgraft, not ARTAS, not SAFE, not FUE)
Neograft is just another tool available to doctors for surgery.
Neograft does not make the surgery any faster or slower. Surgery time is dependant on the number of grafts scheduled and the experience and pace of the surgical team
The length of the procedure...
...is determined by the amount of grafts, technique, and experience of team. NeoGraft is automated FUE. This will save time over manual FUE. A typical case may last from 8 am to 3 to 7 pm depending on the amount of grafts. With NeoGraft, you can generally do more grafts in a session than manual FUE.
The procedure really depends on how many grafts are estimated to be harvested that day. Typically a procedure lasts 6-8 hours. Our office starts at 7:00AM and we tell our patients to clear their schedule for the whole day and arrange a ride to pick them up after surgery. If you do not have the time in your schedule, there's always the option to split the procedure in 2 smaller ones than 1 long procedure. I hope this answers your question. Good luck!