Pros and Cons of FUT Hair Transplants | Jae Pak MD Medical

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Pros and Cons

Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of FUT Strip Hair Transplant Surgery.

Pros and Cons of FUT

Pros and Cons of FUT

We break down the pros and cons of Follicular Unit Transplantation


  • Better growth rate compared to the FUE procedure.
  • Less transection or damage of hair follicles due to precise stereo-microscopic dissection.
  • You do not have to shave your head for the procedure.
  • Usually costs less than Follicular Unit Excision.


  • Leaves a linear scar.
  • Cannot keep the back of your hair very short (#2 or #3 guard or fade with your razor is fine, but you will see a scar with a #1 guard).
  • Post-operative pain at night may be worse with FUT as compared to FUE (Pain is subjective and is experienced differently for many patients).
Actual FUT Patients of Jae Pak, M.D.

For more information about the differences between the two types of hair transplant procedures, you can read FUE vs FUT: Differences, Pros and Cons.

Example of a Strip Scar after an FUT procedure done by Jae Pak, M.D. For more on scarring, please click here.

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