Types of Hair Transplant Techniques in India & Their Differences

Hair loss issues can be caused by a variety of factors. Although the process is usually curable and reversible, there are times when new hair growth will not develop due to irreversible damage to the follicles and scalp. These are the kinds of conditions where Hair Transplant will help.

Hair transplantation is done by taking grafts/follicles from the back of the head that are more resistant to hormonal changes and transplanting them to areas of baldness or scanty development. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction are the two methods for removing the grafts (FUE).

In this article, Dr. Manas Jain who is one of the best hair transplant surgeons will explain the hair transplant types & the difference between them. He will also share the hair transplant cost in Mysore, India.

Fue Hair Transplant

In a follicular unit hair transplant operation, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of removing, or “harvesting,” donor hair. An instrument is used to make a small, circular incision in the skin around a follicular device in FUE hair transplant surgery, separating it from the surrounding tissue. After that, the device is removed (pulled) from the scalp, leaving a small open opening.

This procedure is repeated before the hair transplant surgeon has obtained enough follicular units to complete the hair restoration procedure. This method may take one or more hours, and in large sessions, it can take two days to complete. The donor wounds, which are around a millimeter in diameter, heal fully in seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars hidden in the hair on the back and sides of the scalp.

This method of donor processing, which involves extracting follicular units one by one from the scalp, distinguishes the FUE hair transplant from a conventional Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), which involves removing the donor hair from the scalp in one thin, long strip and then dissecting it into individual follicular units using a stereomicroscope.

Before the grafts are harvested, a fine needlepoint tool is used to create tiny “recipient sites” in the balding region of the scalp. After that, the follicular units are implanted into the recipient sites, where they will mature into healthy hair-producing follicles. In both FUE and FUT procedures, the formation of recipient sites and the placement of follicular unit grafts are basically the same. The distinction between the two techniques is in the appearance of the donor region as well as the consistency and quantity of grafts collected.

Fut Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a surgical operation in which a strip of hair from the back or side of the head is removed and transplanted into balding or thinning areas. The back and side of the head are less susceptible to balding and have stronger hair follicles.

The hairs or grafts are washed and divided into natural follicular units, which consist of one to four hairs per unit. To ensure graft survival, this procedure is performed under high magnification.

After the patient’s scalp has been anesthetized, the procedure begins. A strip of tissue is cut from the donor region (the back or side of the head) and divided into follicular units. Tiny holes are made in the scalp, called recipient sites, where the grafts are mounted, as these follicular unit grafts are prepared. When arranging and positioning the follicular unit grafts, extreme caution and precision are needed, as the cosmetic value of the hair transplant and how natural it appears are both dependent on it. The method of arrangement varies from patient to patient, and the history of their hair loss must be taken into account.

Since follicular unit transplants imitate the way hair grows in nature, the results would appear perfectly normal and indistinguishable from one’s natural hair in the hands of an expert.

Hair Transplant: Fut vs. Fue


Hair transplant procedures Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are often compared as if they were two completely different, sometimes opposing, procedures. The process by which follicular units are separated from the donor region in the back and sides of the scalp is the difference between FUE and FUT, despite this common misconception. The rest of the hair transplant process is pretty much the same.

The harvesting process, on the other hand, has significant consequences for the hair reconstruction procedure because it affects the total number of high-quality grafts that can be collected from the donor region and, as a result, the hair transplant’s fullness. In general, the strip harvesting method of FUT is superior to the FUE harvesting method for two reasons. The first is that by isolating the follicle units with minimal damage, the FUT technique helps the surgeon to achieve the highest quality grafts (this disadvantage is minimized with Robotic FUE). The second advantage of FUT is that it allows the surgeon to make the most of the donor area’s most permanent portion. To learn more about these principles, go to Graft Quality and Donor Hair Use.

The pros and cons of FUE hair transplant surgery should be weighed when determining which treatment is best for you because of the variations between FUE and FUT.

Cost of FUT & FUE Hair Transplant in Mysore

No. of Grafts FUT Cost Rs. 25-35 ($0.36-0.70) /Graft FUE Cost Rs. 30-45 ($0.43-0.65) /Graft
500 ₹ 12,500 – ₹ 17,500

($180 – $252)

₹ 15,000 – ₹ 22,500

($216 – $324)

1000 ₹ 25,000 – ₹ 35,000

($360 – $504)

₹ 30,000 – ₹ 45,000

($432 – $648)

1500 ₹ 37,500 – ₹ 52,500

($540 – $756)

₹ 45,000 – ₹ 67,500

($648 – $972)

2000 ₹ 50,000 – ₹ 70,000

($720 – $1008)

₹ 60,000 – ₹ 90,000

($864 – $1295)

2500 ₹ 62,500 – ₹ 87,500

($900 – $1,260)

₹ 75,000 – ₹ 1,12,500

($1,080 – $1,619)

3000 ₹75,000 – ₹1,05,000

($1080 – $1,511)

₹90,000 – ₹1,35,000

($1,295 – $1,943)

3500 ₹87,500 – ₹1,22,500

($1,260 – $1,763)

₹1,05,000 – ₹1,57,500

($1,511 – $2,267)

4000 ₹1,00,000 – ₹1,40,000

($1,439 – $2,015)

₹1,20,000 – ₹1,100,000

($1,727 – $2,591)