There are always pros and cons to every choice we make. Of course it seems like most people tend to err on the side caution whenever deciding. This is no different than when patients decide what treatments they want to follow through with. Doctors go over the risks and benefits of the treatments but it is ultimately the patient’s decision on what he or she will do. The FUE hair restoration method, though has many advantages, does have some disadvantages. Here is a simple list of what you can expect from an FUE hair transplant to help guide you in making your choice.

The advantages include:

Minimally invasive (minor procedure)
No scalpel use which means no cutting into the scalp
No stitches are needed
No line scarring
Almost painless, less discomfort during and after procedure
Less recovery time (can go back to exercising much more quickly)
“Long-hair FUE” is possibly for smaller cases (usually 1500 grafts and less)

The disadvantages include:
Donor hair area becomes less dense but usually not noticeable
Donor area is essentially larger compared to FUT
Less invasive for smaller cases
Follicular unit graft field is lower than FUT
Entire donor area has to be shaved in larger cases
Size of single session is limited
Grafts out of body for a longer time

Every procedure is different since everyone has different factors that could affect the procedure’s outcome. Don’t forget to always ask your doctor about how they might affect you individually. ​

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