FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant surgery is a less invasive treatment compare to strip surgery. Scalpels and sutures are not used in FUE method. FUE method may be described as “procedure” instead of “surgery”. To expose the individual follicular units, the donor area is shaved down to the skin. After individual follicular units become visible, the most ideal ones are selected and extracted. The units with the most follicles are chosen for removal, that way the number of follicles per graft is maximized. With this technique the number of follicles per graft is considerably greater than with the traditional strip harvesting and microscopic dissection.
The technicians trim of excess tissue from follicular units once they have been extracted. This process makes them perfect size for the custom recipient site. With FUE method there are multiple modifications possible and sometimes only the follicular units selected for extraction is shaven while the surrounding hair is left longer. In this way, it is hard to see an evidence of a procedure because the entire donor site appears unchanged. This technique takes longer, however it is more suitable for individuals requesting zero postoperative downtime because of the advantage of complete undetectability.
Any extraction technique that doesn’t involve a scalpel maybe called FUE. Instead of scalpel, any size punch will qualify. It maybe sharp, dull, manual or motorized.
Since the reason for the advancement of FUE is to reduce the amount of visible scarring on the scalp, small, sharp punches are the tools of choice for producing grafts with the minimal possible trauma to both the graft and the donor area.
With FUE procedure, patients are no longer required to undergo strip surgeries in order to achieve the ultimate results. Results show that clinical yields with FUE procedures are equal or better from traditional strip surgeries and microscopic dissection.
The reason Dr. Kayihan Sahinoglu prefer FUE over FUT method is that he is confident that he can achieve results comparable to those of strip technique.
The main difference between FUE and FUT methods is the way the grafts are taken from the donor site. In both methods, the same technical and artistic skills are used in design and preparation of the recipient sites.
How Are FUE Grafts Harvested?
High quality thin-walled surgical punches which are available in multiple sizes to reduce friction are used for extraction. These punch diameters vary from 0.6 mm to 1 mm. Every patient is different, therefore punch type and size varies for each patient for the minimal risk of follicle injury.
The harvesting of FUE requires highly specialized skills and exceptional fine motor coordination and patience. Dr. Kayihan Sahinoglu completes all the extraction process himself and no technician is involved. Extraction process is one of the most important part of the hair transplantation and crucial to obtain best results.
Dr. Kayihan Sahinoglu has been one of the most experienced physician to perform FUE since the time it became popular.
Dr Kayihan Sahinoglu is a Diplomate of the ABHRS (The American Board Of Hair Restoration Surgery). https://abhrs.org/
What Are People Saying About Dr. Kayihan Sahinoglu?
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He is grateful to the former hair transplant patients who have taken time to provide video testimonials write a review of their hair transplant journey and hair loss story. All these testimonials are presented here for you to see how satisfying a hair transplant can be.