I have been adviced by a hair transplant surgeon against FUE, instead he suggested FUT.
The reason he gave was – the scars of FUE, which are generally left open to heal are very dangerous in weather condition like south asia. The scars are prone to get infected. Also he mentioned about various types of sealing but he also added that it doesnt help much.
He advocated FUT over FUE for- its less prone to infection, it takes less time, its costing much less and the it suitable for large number of grafts (I need around 2000 grafts on frontal area).
I am confused as I dont want the scar involved in FUT, but want a safer procedure.
So is FUT more safer/better suited alternative than FUE for my condition?
First, if you are clean and wash your hair regularly, FUE is not a problem even in wet or warm climates.
I agree with your doctor otherwise. The FUT is less expensive, easier to get larger sessions, and probably in his hands, safer than FUE. I personally try to tell my patients that scarring above 3mm occurs in less than 5% of patients. The use of a trichophytic incision and fascial closures as discussed in this blog, should address the scarring risks in most patients.