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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Discuss and share your photos, experiences and results related to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, including its advantages, disadvantages and who is an ideal candidate.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:32 AM
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Is it possible to restore a hairline using only FUE.

I keep getting told that to restore a hairline you must have a FUT transplant and that FUE is more for thikening up as opposed to creating a new hairline.

Just looking for some thoughts or opinions on this matter would be greatly appreiated as I normally ut my hnair with a grade 3 around the sides and bak whih would obviously show a FUT scar very visibly.

Any thoughts would be appreiated.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:07 PM
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You can certainly restore hairlines with FUE, in fact it's quite common. Many people decide to go with the FUE route if it's a small hairline correction or even a larger one. You can go either way, sometimes if it's a larger case it may be more efficient to use FUT. The scar from FUT shouldn't be very visible, it should only be somewhat noticeable if it's shaved to a number #2 guard or shorter.
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A frontal hairline could be restored using FUE only. Choosing a doctor with enough experience with FUE and obtains a good yield is the hard part though.
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Is there any in the UK?
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Is there any in the UK?
From my limited knowledge there are no really good hair transplant surgeons(FUT or FUE) in the UK.... You would have to travel abroad. Brussels(Bisanga), Madrid(Lorenzo), Toronto(H&W), Ottawa(Rahal), New York(Feller) etc.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:16 PM
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I have heard good things about Dr Rogers in the UK.

I would probably be looking at 1500 - 2000 grafts.
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I have heard good things about Dr Rogers in the UK.

I would probably be looking at 1500 - 2000 grafts.
I've heard some bad things about Dr Rogers!

You're better off jumping on the Eurostar for a 2hr train journey to Belgium. There you will find Drs Feriduni, Bisanga and De Reys.
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You can meet with Dr. Farjo in the UK. You can also send some online consultations if you're thinking of going abroad.
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There really is no need to have FUT any more as FUE tools and techniques have improved so much over recent years, the results are just as good. ANyone telling you that you can only have FUT is more than likely just not experienced in the FUE technique.

I have just had 2,800 FUE to restore my hairline, fill receding areas and have some dense packing between native hairs and the other guy having a HT had 4000 FUE to his hairline and frontal 3rd- end of the mid 3rd.

The place i had my work done in Istanbul stopped doing FUT many years ago.

Besides, in your case, if it is just the hairline that needs doing/touching up, then FUE is by far the better option as you would not want an ear to ear scar on the back of your head for the sake of a small HT at the front.
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There really is no need to have FUT any more as FUE tools and techniques have improved so much over recent years, the results are just as good. ANyone telling you that you can only have FUT is more than likely just not experienced in the FUE technique.

I have just had 2,800 FUE to restore my hairline, fill receding areas and have some dense packing between native hairs and the other guy having a HT had 4000 FUE to his hairline and frontal 3rd- end of the mid 3rd.

The place i had my work done in Istanbul stopped doing FUT many years ago.

Besides, in your case, if it is just the hairline that needs doing/touching up, then FUE is by far the better option as you would not want an ear to ear scar on the back of your head for the sake of a small HT at the front.
That is all true, however the yield of FUE is still very questionable. I have seen results from some of the FUE leading hair transplant surgeons and they were not satisfactory, while some of their other FUE work was amazing. But there was a BIG contrast unlike most of their FUT work where it was consistently good save for a few cases.

There are only 2-3 Doctors I would go to for FUE with confidence in a near 100% yield.
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