FUT Hair Transplant

Commonly referred to as FUS or Strip, this hair transplant technique is employed globally for addressing hair loss. Serving as an alternative to FUE, it varies significantly in terms of the procedure and the duration required to achieve outcomes.


What is FUT

FUT, also known as Follicular Unit Transplantation, is a global hair transplant technique, commonly referred to as FUSS, MFUT, or Strip, and often used alongside FUE. Contrary to FUE, FUT is a quicker procedure. It entails the surgeon removing a small skin section, extracting hair from it, and grafting it onto the target area. Typically, the incision is around 1.5 cm wide and heals effortlessly once sutures are in place.

Benefits of FUT hair transplant


Increased amount of grafts

The FUT method enables the transplantation of a greater quantity of grafts in one session compared to the FUE technique.


Simple gathering method

Graft collection from the donor region is simpler and more effective than the FUE method, leading to a greater number of successful grafts. An experienced surgeon can obtain 7,000 to 12,000 grafts from the permanent donor area using the FUT technique, as opposed to 3,000 to 6,000 with the FUE approach.


Elevated likelihood of living

Studies indicate that the success rate of follicles transplanted via the FUT method is greater than that of FUE, nearing 100%.


Low occurrence rate of transections

The occurrence of transection in single grafts is significantly reduced with the FUT technique, particularly when contemporary tools and approaches, like the open donor method and stereomicroscopic graft preparation, are employed by a skilled surgeon. For the FUT technique, the transection rate is 3%, indicating that only three out of every 100 grafts are transected. The transection rate is considerably higher for the FUE technique.


Swift process

The FUT method enables highly skilled surgical teams to finish the process in 3 to 4 hours. FUE procedures may require a considerably longer duration.

Drawbacks of FUT hair transplant


Extended recovery period after surgery

The duration of post-surgery recovery is a bit extended. The initial feelings of numbness, mild discomfort, and a stretching sensation in the neck region may persist briefly. Moreover, physical activity restrictions will be in place for 2 to 3 weeks following the operation.


Slight scar

The FUT hair transplant technique might leave a minor scar in the donor region. However, due to the advanced approach used in procedures carried out at the Tsilosani Hair Transplantation Clinic, the scar is hardly visible and remains completely hidden when the hair is not trimmed very short or shaved. Refer to the images below for case examples.

How does the FUT method function?

To comprehend the functioning of a FUT hair transplant, it is essential to grasp its process and mechanism. Continue reading to learn more about the FUT procedure implementation at the Tsilosani Hair Transplantation Institute. Alternatively, you can read more about the comparison between various hair transplant methods.

Step 1 – Designing the Hairline

The initial stage of an FUT procedure entails creating the hairline design. Both the patient and physician concur on the desired appearance of the hairline. After reaching an agreement, the doctor will mark the hairline on the patient’s head and get ready for the subsequent step.

Step 2 – Razor Usage

The donor region will be trimmed to simplify graft extraction. The FUT process does not necessitate comprehensive shaving of the whole head. Rather, a small, localized strip-shaped area will be shaved.

FUT procedure steps 1 and 2

Step 3 – Getting the recipient zone ready

The doctor will then proceed to ready the recipient area for FUT graft placement. This is achieved through the use of fine needles with diameters ranging from 0.8 mm to 1.1 mm. These needles also come equipped with depth limiters.

FUT procedure step 3

Step 4 – Getting the grafts ready

Hair strips are removed from the donor region. These strips are brought to a highly skilled group of assistants, who proceed to isolate individual grafts from the strips. They accomplish this using the stereomicroscopes at their disposal.

FUT procedure steps 4

Step 5 – Transferring the grafts

The grafts are positioned within specially designed petri dishes to guarantee secure transport to the patient. This maintains the grafts’ safety, cleanliness, and viability for the necessary duration.

Step 6 – Process of Implantation

A group of surgical assistants promptly commences the graft implantation process, closely supervised and actively participated in by the head surgeon.

FUT hair transplantation operation step 5 and 6

Step 7 – After-surgery care

After the implantation procedure is finished, the team will tidy up the patient and ensure the end result appears as planned.​

Step 8 – After-surgery consultation

After the procedure is complete, the physician will discuss post-surgery care with the patient. This often includes advising against strenuous physical activity for about a week and taking pain relievers if necessary. Additionally, the doctor will ensure the patient is satisfied with the final appearance and conduct a thorough evaluation of the outcome.

FUT hair transplant steps 6 and 7

Step 9 and 10 – Scarring hardly noticeable right away and 6 months later

The marks on the back of the head, immediately following the surgery, are nearly invisible. This becomes increasingly true as time goes on, rendering the FUT hair transplant procedure imperceptible to casual or untrained observers.

Post hair transplant scarring

When is FUT suitable?

Choosing a hair transplant method is greatly specific to each situation. FUT is intended for addressing male pattern hair loss and typically works best on the front of the head. If a large number of grafts are required, along with considering various other client needs, the surgeon may prefer the FUT technique. To discover which procedure could be more suitable for you, please reach out to us for a complimentary online consultation.

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Hair Transplantation at the Tsilosani FUT Institute

At the Tsilosani Hair Transplantation Institute, hair transplant procedures are personally performed by Akaki Tsilosani MD, FISHRS to ensure the highest level of professionalism. With the help of the institute’s exceptional staff and modern facilities, all treatments are carried out swiftly, painlessly, and with guaranteed excellent results. The institute also offers a money-back guarantee (contact us for more details).

The Tsilosani Hair Transplantation Institute is fully committed to delivering results for our clients. We provide a complete range of services, including travel assistance, postoperative monitoring, consultations, and support. We maintain communication months after the procedure to monitor the progress of the results. Discover more about how our services work.

FUT Results Before and After at the Tsilosani Institute

FUT before and after, woman


Pricing for FUT at the Tsilosani Institute

Every FUT procedure is unique to the individual patient and is calculated based on each graft. As a result, we are unable to offer precise details regarding the cost of FUT hair transplant surgery. We encourage you to contact us and submit your photos for a complimentary online consultation. Within 24 hours, we will respond with a customized quote tailored to your needs.


FUE and LHT (Long Hair Transplant)

At the Tsilosani Hair Transplantation Institute, we provide our clients with the opportunity to undergo a Long Hair Transplantation using the FUT technique. Like FUT, the LHT process does not necessitate hair shaving, enabling the outcomes to be seen immediately following the surgery. Although the transplanted hair will fall out after a brief duration, the grafts will stay healthy and yield results concurrently with a standard FUT hair transplantation procedure.


Combined FUT and FUE

The hair transplant technique that combines FUT and FUE was created by Dr. Akaki Tsilosani, FISHRS, particularly for instances needing over 5000 grafts, referred to as “Giga sessions.” Although this procedure takes an extended time to finish and has a lengthier healing period, it offers optimal outcomes for severe hair loss cases.