FUE Procedure

FUE Procedure

When you’ve made your decision, we will set a date for the operation.

An informed consent form will be provided at least fifteen days prior to surgery to be signed the day of surgery. One of our staff will go over the general rules and your customized surgery procedure with you to give you a summary of the decisions made about the overall surgical approach and the area to be covered during the procedure.

Generally, the operation will begin early in the day and end late in the afternoon or evening. For patients from abroad, it is desirable to be present the day before surgery to be fresh and rested on the day of the surgery.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

The FUE procedure removes the follicular unit directly on the scalp after local anesthesia. A punch (knife cylinder from 0.8 to 0.9 mm in diameter) is used to “liberate” each follicular unit from its subcutaneous attachments; each follicular unit is then collected using micro-forceps.

The follicular units are harvested and then replanted as quickly as possible into reimplantation sites created.

The scar left after removal by FUE will be a series of sub-millimeter points,the diameter of  the punch that is used. These scars are virtually invisible to the naked eye because of their size and arrangement.

Dr. Lupanzula is very skilful with the technique and has handled many cases with excellent results.

In the same way as for FUT, we strongly advise against driving on the evening of the surgery. Therefore, you must provide another means of transport.
It is also essential to make an appointment the day after surgery to verify the good condition of the graft.
FUE Benefits Post operative instruction FUE MDK