Joined: 24 Jul 2018
|Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:20 pm Post subject: Treatment Time
|The length of the hair transplant surgery depends on how many grafts are being transplanted.
The average case will take approximately 6-8 hours from start to finish.
In the hair transplant surgery patients are not hospitalized. It is generally a one or two-day procedure.
During this procedure, the patients are awake and enjoy movies in between them. Patients can also bring their own music or mobile device for entertainment as well.
In many clinics, the lunch and snacks are given throughout the day and patients are welcome to have family members come and wait and visit them in the room periodically.
In detail, there are two factors
1) The number of grafts being implanted
2) The procedure being followed
The number of grafts being implanted
Grafts or hair roots that are extracted and implanted in a procedure determine the duration of the surgery. Each graft may have 1-5 hair strands.
The Procedure being followed
Majorly, there are two types of Hair Transplant in India surgeries.
FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction, as the name suggests, each hair unit is individually extracted i.e each graft is individually extracted. It is a very intensive process and the time of the surgery usually takes 8 hours. As I said earlier it depends on the graft and the experience of the Hair Transplant Team.
FUT: Follicular Unit Transplant or Strip Hair Transplant, use a strip of the scalp to extract hair grafts. A strip of the scalp is cut and is handed over to an experienced technician to dissect and separate the hair grafts from. It usually takes 4 to 6 hours.