FUT Has Surpassed FUE In Requested Procedures
FUE is a specialized, more expensive hair transplant procedure when compared to its FUT counterpart. You wouldn’t think that a hair transplant clinic would try to change a patient’s mind, who thinks they need an FUE procedure, to a lower-priced alternative. However, we do it here at Best Hair Transplant all the time. The reason is that FUE, while usually the more popular option due to many misconceptions about FUE procedures, is not always the best procedure for our patients.
While FUE may be preferred in certain situations, such as if you wear your hair short or other reasons mentioned in our FUE pros and cons blog, it can be challenging when patients who are clearly better candidates for FUT come into our office set on an FUE procedure. This is why we are happy to report that more and more patients are coming in demanding a quality FUT procedure performed by our award-winning doctor, Ronald Philip Chao, MD. While we still get plenty of FUE requests, we are noticing that patients are coming to us already educated on the true differences between FUT and FUE procedures. As such, our patients are much more often requesting procedures that truly match their needs.
A quick set of basic rules regarding FUT vs FUE procedures:
- FUT is less expensive than FUE and has a more cost-effective graft yield.
- While FUE is a specialized procedure, you don’t have to be a surgeon to perform an FUE procedure (but our FUE procedures are performed by one).
- Most patients who need FUE either wear their hair too short to hide the FUT scar or they have already had enough FUTs that their scalp no longer has the elasticity for another FUT.
- If you’re only concerned about the FUT scar, take a look at the linked page to see how an FUT scar actually looks after healing.
At Best Hair Transplant, we understand that a professionally performed, cost-effective procedure is of top priority. Contact us to have a consultant perform your complimentary virtual or in-person consultation today!
Choose Best Hair Transplant
At Best Hair Transplant, we call ourselves the best not only because of our affordable prices, but also the quality of the work we perform. We won’t just save you money on an equitable FUT or FUE procedure, as we may also save you money by recommending a procedure that actually works better for you. Often our patients save two-fold by not just getting the same procedure for less that another doctor would charge much more for, but also getting the right procedure done which often is an FUT transplant instead of its more expensive alternative.
In any case, at Best Hair Transplant we choose the right procedure for our patients. In rare cases, that may even mean recommending no procedure or recommending an alternative such as laser hair therapy. We also now offer stem-cell infused PRP therapy for hair loss treatment. Our goal is to make our patients have a successful transplant or procedure in our office and to be excited about the results.
For a free consultation regarding your options, contact us today at: 213-403-0455.