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The answer is indeed both and why both methods are thriving...or should I say that the industry has been thriving for the past several decades.

There are many variables that contribute into the final decision as to what method is best suited for the individual.

And some end up using a combination of both methods to attain their long term goals.

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I agree the answer id probably both. It really depends on the patient hair loss, donor supply along with the many other factors that go along with deciding on which type of procedure to have. Some patients are clearly a better candidate43 for one or the other based on their situation and some patients are lucky and are good candidates for either and it is just a personal preference. Unfortunately there are still clinics out there that only offer either FUT or FUE and they try to push every patients into that procedure even knowing they might be suited for the other procedure. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 11:13 AM, Dr. Glenn Charles said:

I agree the answer id probably both. It really depends on the patient hair loss, donor supply along with the many other factors that go along with deciding on which type of procedure to have. Some patients are clearly a better candidate43 for one or the other based on their situation and some patients are lucky and are good candidates for either and it is just a personal preference. Unfortunately there are still clinics out there that only offer either FUT or FUE and they try to push every patients into that procedure even knowing they might be suited for the other procedure. 

Yea, theres no one size fits all to surgery, which is why it's good to get a surgeon like you who does both.

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And when considering a surgeon, you want to see as many examples of both methods on patients with similar hair characteristics and loss patterns as yourself.

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29 minutes ago, gillenator said:

And when considering a surgeon, you want to see as many examples of both methods on patients with similar hair characteristics and loss patterns as yourself.

Great point 

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Very good. That video helps make a decision for someone who is gonna have for the first time. But what about someone who already had one, and need more?

I'm still uncertain if I should do another FUT (2nd one, already had one before) and a FUE later (3rd one) or FUE now and another FUE later. (I'll need 2 more)

I spoke with different surgeons/clinics, one says is better to do FUE another says is better to do FUT again... It's hard to make a decision when diffferent surgeons say different things

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What have you had FUT?

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I liked Dr Konior's response in saying that for some patients the best option is that they are not a candidate at all. Hard to digest but the truth is what we are all wanting.

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10 hours ago, Phab said:

@Melvin-Moderator Yes, FUT (scar on the side of the head)

If you’ve had FUT I’d go FUT again. 

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I agree...the scar is there so maximize the harvest if you need lots of work to accomplish your goals.

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On 3/19/2021 at 6:18 PM, gillenator said:

I agree...the scar is there so maximize the harvest if you need lots of work to accomplish your goals.

what if your second procedure was only for 2,000 grafts or less? Would you save the laxity for a large FUT down the road if needed and do an FUE for the 2,000?

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I think it depends on how much more work was needed to accomplish the overall goal...if it's going to take significantly more than 2,000 then I would wait and do the larger FUHT procedure and not due the 2,000 FUE right now.

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I agree that both procedures are excellent options for the head depending on the many factors mentioned above.  I'd say though that FUT is a better option for the beard and eyebrows as the grafts can be slivered with more supporting tissue into individual units that appears much more natural when transplanted into the face.  

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On 4/17/2021 at 3:59 PM, Dr. Neil Verma said:

I agree that both procedures are excellent options for the head depending on the many factors mentioned above.  I'd say though that FUT is a better option for the beard and eyebrows as the grafts can be slivered with more supporting tissue into individual units that appears much more natural when transplanted into the face.  

I’ve never heard of anyone using FUT for body hair. I would imagine the scarring would be pretty bad especially if its on your face.

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45 minutes ago, Dr. Neil Verma said:

Sorry, I meant donor scalp FUT to recipient facial hair.  Body hair donor is all FUE

Oh ok that makes sense.

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Definitely all FUE!

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On 12/18/2020 at 7:08 AM, jolly said:

wow i like the tag line : Neither  One is  Better  OR Wrong , so that puts All the debate to Rest .

But for FUE, you are extracting outside the "safe zone" donor area so your transplant hair is less likely to last compared to FUT. Am I wrong? 

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32 minutes ago, Smacias15 said:

But for FUE, you are extracting outside the "safe zone" donor area so your transplant hair is less likely to last compared to FUT. Am I wrong? 

It depends on the patients individual safe zone. No ones "safe zone" is the same. For some, the nape is safe, and for others it isn't.

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