Is FUE Hair Transplant painful? Is it safe? Anesthesia?
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This type of procedure has been around for about 60 years, but the techniques and methods have continued to improve as technology has advanced. These improvements have allowed for the procedure to become less painful and less invasive for patients. It is important to remember that it is a surgery, so there will be some minor discomfort afterwards. A local anesthetic will be given prior to the procedure and once the anesthetic starts to numb the skin, it should eliminate the patient from feeling anything throughout the procedure.Some patients have said that they felt a minor pulling or tugging feeling during the procedure, but the anesthetic makes it so you will not feel any severe pain. Most patients are usually very surprised at the ease of the procedure and appreciate that there is only minor pain associated with it.
FUE is surgery
However, there was a death around 2006 from a hair transplant surgery when a technician did the surgery and the patient died from an overdose. Make sure a doctor does your surgery. This is an issue when doctors let their techs do the FUE.
Questions about FUE
In bad hands, in unskilled hands, there have been death reported. See report of a death below in the link. My analysis is included as well. The lesson here is be sure that your doctor is skilled in anesthesia and every aspect of the hair transplant process.
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