Hair Transplants: Is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) as Reliable as Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)?
Does follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) consistently produce better results than follicular unit extraction (FUE)?
As a hair restoration surgeon who practiced FUSS for about seven years before switching to FUE, I do not believe that strip surgery delivers “healthier” grafts compared to FUE, or that strip has better graft survival than FUE. I do believe that FUSS grafts that are hand placed are more likely to survive compared to hand placed FUE grafts, due to the skeletal morphology of FUE grafts in comparison.
Grafts placed with implanter pens remove this variable, and using them has given me equal survival with the two techniques.
Dr. Mike Vories
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