Hair Transplantation (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant technique that involves harvesting individual hair follicles from donor areas, typically the back or sides of the scalp, and transplanting them into recipient areas experiencing hair loss.

Overview

Benefits of FUE Hair Transplantation

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    Natural-looking Results: FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant techniques are renowned for producing natural-looking hairlines and growth patterns. This is because the individual hair follicles are meticulously harvested and transplanted, mimicking hair growth's natural distribution and direction. The result is a seamlessly blended appearance that closely resembles your existing hair, enhancing overall aesthetics and confidence.
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    Minimal Scarring: FUE hair transplant procedures involve extracting individual hair follicles from donor areas using tiny punches, typically ranging from 0.6mm to 1.0mm in diameter. As a result, the incisions created are significantly smaller than those associated with traditional hair transplant methods, such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). These tiny, circular scars heal quickly and are virtually undetectable, even with shorter hairstyles. The minimal scarring makes FUE an appealing option for individuals who prioritise a natural-looking outcome and wish to maintain flexibility in their choice of hairstyles.
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    Less Discomfort: FUE hair transplant procedures are typically associated with less discomfort during and after surgery than traditional methods. The minimally invasive nature of FUE, with its small incisions and absence of a linear donor scar, can reduce postoperative pain and discomfort.
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    Fast Recovery: FUE procedures generally entail minimal downtime and a faster recovery. The small, individual incisions during FUE require less healing time, allowing patients to return to their daily activities relatively quickly. Many individuals can resume work and social engagements within a few days to a week after the procedure. This makes FUE a convenient option for those with busy schedules or limited time for extended recovery periods.
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    Versatility in Donor Site Selection: FUE allows for greater flexibility in selecting donor sites from various areas of the scalp, body, or beard. This versatility enables the surgeon to harvest hair follicles from regions with the most suitable hair characteristics, ensuring optimal transplant outcomes.
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    Less Risk of Complications: Due to its minimally invasive nature and precise extraction of individual hair follicles, FUE hair transplantation carries a lower risk of complications such as nerve damage, infection, and excessive bleeding than traditional methods. The meticulous approach of FUE reduces trauma to the scalp tissues, resulting in faster healing and a reduced likelihood of adverse events.
Introduction

Understanding FUE Hair Transplantation

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that involves harvesting individual hair follicles from donor areas, typically the back or sides of the scalp, and transplanting them into recipient areas experiencing hair loss. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring patient comfort.

The Procedure

Understanding the Process

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    Initial Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr Andrew Cheah will assess your hair loss patterns, discuss your aesthetic goals, and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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    Hair Follicle Extraction: Using a specialised punch tool, individual hair follicles are carefully extracted from the donor area, preserving their integrity and viability.
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    Recipient Site Preparation: The recipient sites in the balding or thinning areas are prepared to receive the transplanted hair follicles, ensuring proper placement and natural-looking results.
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    Hair Follicle Transplantation: The extracted hair follicles are meticulously implanted into the recipient sites, considering the natural hair growth patterns and angles for optimal aesthetic outcomes.
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    Post-transplant Care: After the procedure, you will receive detailed post-transplant care instructions to promote healing and ensure optimal graft survival. Dr Cheah will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your recovery journey.
Dr Andrew Cheah

Your Ally For Beauty Transformation

Meet Dr Andrew Cheah

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    MOH accredited Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
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    Graduated from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, with qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and the National University of Singapore.
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    Specialises in facial surgery and body contouring, including non-invasive treatments and laser therapies.
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    Openly engages with patients to thoroughly understand their needs and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

FUE hair transplantation works by harvesting individual hair follicles from donor areas and transplanting them into recipient areas experiencing hair loss. The transplanted hair follicles grow naturally, resulting in fuller, thicker hair.

FUE hair transplantation works by harvesting individual hair follicles from donor areas and transplanting them into recipient areas experiencing hair loss. The transplanted hair follicles grow naturally, resulting in fuller, thicker hair.

The cost of hair transplant procedures in Singapore varies depending on factors such as the extent of hair loss, the number of grafts required, and the clinic’s reputation and location. Dr Andrew Cheah will provide a personalised quote based on your specific needs during your consultation.

Hair transplants provide permanent results, with transplanted hair follicles continuing to grow naturally over time. However, individual results may vary, and periodic maintenance sessions may be needed to address further hair loss or thinning.

After a hair transplant, you may experience temporary redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated areas. These side effects typically subside within a few days to weeks, and you can expect to see initial hair growth within a few months post-procedure.

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