There are two methods of harvesting hair grafts during hair transplant surgery, which are Follicular Unit Excision formerly known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS).
FUE harvests one hair graft at a time with a tiny punch that ranges from .7mm to 1mm in size. These punches leave circular scars in the donor area. On the other hand FUSS harvests the hair grafts by cutting a strip of donor tissue which is dissected in to 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair “follicular unit groupings”. This method results in a linear scar in the donor site. Which technique is best for you? How do you decide which method to pick? It is difficult choice for many prospective patients. However, after going over the pros and cons of both methods in depth, you will be in a better position to make a well informed decision for yourself. There are many pros and cons for both FUE and FUSS harvesting methods.
The Pros for FUE:
The Cons for FUE: