FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) are two different methods of hair transplant surgery, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a brief comparison:


  • FUE:  Individual hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area using a small punch tool. This method leaves tiny, round scars that are less noticeable.
  • FUT:  A strip of tissue, typically from the back of the scalp, is surgically removed. The donor strip is then dissected into individual follicular units for transplantation. This method leaves a linear scar, which can be more noticeable, especially if the patient wears short hair.


  • FUE:  Leaves small, dot-like scars scattered across the donor area. These scars are less conspicuous and may be preferable for those who like to keep their hair short.
  • FUT:  Leaves a linear scar, which may be more noticeable, particularly if the patient has short hair. However, advancements in closure techniques have minimized the appearance of the scar.


  • FUE:  Generally has a quicker recovery time. Hair Restoration Center patients can typically return to their normal activities within a few days.
  • FUT:  Requires a longer recovery period due to the surgical incision. Stitches may need to be removed after a week, and there may be some discomfort during the healing process.


  • FUE:  Allows for the extraction of individual follicles, preserving the donor area’s natural appearance. This is important for individuals who have limited donor hair.
  • FUT:  Involves removing a strip of tissue, which may result in a reduced density of hair in the donor area. However, skilled surgeons can minimize this impact.


  • FUE:  The survival rate of transplanted grafts is generally high.
  • FUT:  Similar to FUE, the survival rate is generally good, but it may depend on the surgeon’s skill and the handling of grafts during transplantation.


  • FUE: Suitable for patients who prefer to keep their hair short and want to avoid a linear scar. It is also a good option for those with limited donor hair.
  • FUT:  May be more suitable for patients who require a larger number of grafts and are not concerned about a linear scar.

Ultimately, the choice between FUE and FUT depends on individual factors such as the patient’s preferences, the extent of hair loss, and the expertise of the hair transplant surgeon. Consulting with a qualified Hair Restoration Center surgeon can help determine the most suitable method based on individual needs and expectations. Contact us today for a consultation.