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As hair restoration surgery in general and FUE in particular are becoming more accessible, a new trend is starting to emerge whereby women have started to seek FUE hair restoration to fulfill their aesthetic needs.
This is particularly true amongst women who are concerned with high foreheads. They are increasingly having to make a choice between traumatic forehead lowering surgery and FUE.
Symmetry has always been a desired feature amongst humans and more and more studies have confirmed that the basis of an attractive face is the symmetry or the golden ratio. Evidence suggests that attractive faces have features that define the face into three symmetrical parts.
Humans have always pursued symmetry and in their pursuit have opted for various aesthetic procedures to achieve the same.
The three most common surgeries in pursuit of symmetry have been
Forehead reduction surgery for an enlarged forehead
Rhinoplasty to either reduce the size of the nose or add more symmetry to the face
Chin implants to counteract a weak lower third of the face
A classic example of how facial symmetry can be achieved following FUE
However, with FUE becoming more accessible, we have seen an increasing number of clients, especially women, choosing FUE over forehead reduction surgery to achieve symmetry.
Following are the advantages of FUE over forehead reduction surgery
FUE is performed under local anesthetic in a controlled environment
It is minimally invasive and virtually painfree
Completely natural results can be achieved with FUE with very little need for the client to explain to their peers about undergoing the surgical procedure
There is very little downtime with FUE The results are long lasting
The client can dictate the hairline and density of hair to be transferred within reason.
FUE can be used to correct unsightly scars created from previous forehead reduction surgery
However, FUE surgery does have some limitations
A successful outcome of FUE surgery is dependent on availability of a reasonably good donor
The hair line design is limited by the edges of the frontalis muscle. If one is born with a high frontalis muscle, there is very little room for performing FUE surgery to lower the hairline as hair placed on top of frontalis muscle can look unsightly.
Main Issues That Are Generally Overlooked
Patients For A
Strip Surgery Are:
After the strip is dissected, it is generally passed on to a team of technicians who trim the strip into individual grafts. During the process of trimming there is an unknown entity that becomes into play. That is the skill and motivation of the technician. Hence it is a known fact that surgeons that have consistent teams achieve far better results than someone that relies on freelance technicians. Whilst exploring options of a strip surgery, it is advisable for a patient to meet the team and get to know the team that will be operating.
It is a well known fact that strip surgery can produce significant scarring in the donor area, when performed by untrained hands. A simple test a patient can perform is to pinch the back of the scalp to check for signs of laxity. If the client is known to have a tight scalp the chances of poor scarring with a strip surgery increase exponentially.
Historically strip surgery has been promoted as a surgery that has better outcomes because of the presence of galar fat at the bottom of the grafts. Whilst it might offer better leverage for the technicians whilst replacing the grafts, studies have shown that the growth of the grafts is not dependent on the presence of the galar fat. With improvements in extraction and placement of grafts by FUE, the outcomes are much better with a strip surgery.
During the process of extraction of follicles using strip surgery, the number of follicles per graft is significantly less compared to that extracted by FUE. This is because most of the grafts that are extracted with a strip surgery have follicles containing single and double hairs. Whereas with a FUE, the surgeon has complete control over the grafts and he can pick and choose the ones that give maximum benefit to the client. Besides, the technicians are encouraged to keep the grafts skinny by dissecting most of the tissue surrounding the grafts as this helps in quicker placement of grafts. I believe the preservation of the pilosebaceous unit is key maintain the natural appearance of follicles and this is where FUE trumps FUT.
There is a common misconception that FUE leads to pitting scarring. Though it is a fact that badly performed FUE can lead to visible ‘dot’ like marks on the back of the scalp; with improvements in FUE, the chances of visible scarring is negligible and by following certain protocols and extraction there is evidence to suggest that the scarring is almost invisible.
Whilst everyone acknowledges the fact that FUE takes a lot longer to perform and hence the grafts might stay outside the body for a longer duration than in FUT, my argument is that one can achieve good outcomes with FUE with fewer grafts than with FUT. This helps with improving the yield as it decreases the duration of the surgery and also the fatigue factor associated with technicians replacing a large number of grafts associated with FUT surgery.
Our clients have voted our FUE as one of the least painful surgical procedures they have undergone. Most of our clients are back at work in under 48 hours.
We believe in a business model that is solely based on recommendations and hence 90% of our clients come through a personal recommendation. With the personal trauma suffered from sub-optimal surgery, Dr Reddy has a personal motto of making sure that none of his patients go through the same