Methods for Hair Transplantation FUE, FUSS with Side effects

Is your hair thinning up? Are you worried about your bald head? Want to get back to your previous, confident look? Here is a way to get back to your old look with fuller hair. Now you can feel as confident as before. Hair Transplant can bring back your hair and wipe out all your insecurities. It is one of the easiest and permanent solutions for hair loss says doctors from the best hospitals for hair transplant in Pune, Maharashtra.

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a type of surgery that moves hair from the healthy part or fuller part of your body to the bald part of your body. This is majorly done by a dermatological or plastic surgeon. There are 2 methods for hair transplantation.

  • Follicular unit strip surgery
  • Follicular unit extraction

Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS)

  • The surgeon cleans your scalp and injects anesthesia to create numbness.
  • The surgeon removes a strip of about 6- 10 inches long usually from the back of your head.
  • This area is again closed with stitches.
  • Then the surgeon and his team will now separate this strip into 500 to 2000 smaller fragments using a scalpel. The number of fragments will depend on the area you want to get transplant.
  • These fragments are called grafts.
  • The surgeon will now make small holes in your scalp where transplant is to be done using a blade or needle.
  • The doctor and his team will now insert the grafts into the holes made on your scalp. This is called grafting.
  • The surgical sites are then covered with bandages.
  • This process might take upto 4 to 8 hrs of time depending upon the thickness and area of transplantation.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

  • The surgeon and his team will shave the back of your head.
  • Individual hair follicles will be taken out of the skin. Tiny dots will ve seen on the areas where follicles are removed.
  • Similar to the FUSS procedure, small holes are made in the scalp and these follicles will be grafted.
  • The surgical sites are then covered with bandages.


Both the procedures may take several hours or even days. After the surgery , you may feel pain and soreness in the surgical sites. These areas may be slightly swollen. The doctor may inject medications to reduce the swelling. He will prescribe a few medicines like antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and other medications to prevent infections and for quick healing.

It might take about a month to get fully recovered.

Precautions for the first few weeks of Surgery

  • Do not wash your hair immediately after the surgery. Wait till the doctor suggests it.
  • Use only mild shampoos for the first few weeks.
  • Do not press a comb or brush on the surgical sites for at least 3 weeks.
  • Do not wear any hats, caps or head gears.
  • It is recommended to avoid pullover clothes for about 3 weeks.
  • Avoid exercising for a week.

Transplant Side effects

There might be some visible side effects or discomforts after the surgery is done. Though these may not be seen in everybody, it is recommended to visit your doctor if you find any.

  • Scarring
  • Persisting itching, pain or swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Accumulation of pus
  • Bleeding from the surgical areas
  • Losing the sensation
  • Continuing to lose your hair even after the surgery.
  • Hair in the transplanted area does not match with the hair on other parts.

These are some of the very common side effects seen in patients after the surgery. Partial hair fall can be ignored, but if that persists it is recommended to visit the doctor.

After Transplant Hair

Generally, the growth of the hair continues after the treatment. The growth on the surgical sites is almost equal to that on the other parts of the head. But in a few cases the new hair may appear different from others.

The outlook of the new hair depends on the hair quality, scalp skin, and density of the transplanted follicles. The transplanted hair will fall off within the first few months of the transplant and new hair will go from these follicles. About 60% of the patients will see their new hair growing completely in 3 – 9 months.

Hair transplant is an efficient treatment for regrowing the hair in bald areas. Though this is a time taking procedure, it has good results over time. Many people who have got their hair transplants in Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and other cities of India say that it was successful and they are thoroughly satisfied with the treatments.