The FUSS hair graft transplant or the hair transplant FUSS is a hair loss treatment based on hair restoration surgery or hair transplant with hair grafts. It is also known as the Strip technique (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery). Along with the FUE technique, the FUSS hair graft transplant method or the FUSS technique is one of the treatments for male and female alopecia demanded in our hair clinic in Barcelona.
What is the FUSS hair graft transplant or the FUSS technique comprised of?
The hairs from the donor area are extracted via a fine strip of skin with hair of approximately 15 to 20 cm of length and 1 cm of width acquired from the back or the lateral parts of the head with stitches on the back or lateral parts of the head. The stitches are taken out approximately within 12-14 days. As a result, a scar, which is aesthetically invisible, is left as long as the surrounding hair has a minimum length of around 0.5-1 cm.
In this video, you can see how a FUSS hair graft transplant (FUSS technique) is performed in our hair clinic in Barcelona, explained by our medical director Dr. Begoña Barros:
How is a hair transplant with the FUSS hair graft transplant (FUSS technique) performed?
This does not require any special preparation. First, the donor area is marked, varying the sizes of the strip based on the proposed session for each patient.
- Phase 1: The extraction phase which allows us to get the strip with a simple surgical manoeuvre, keeping it in appropriate conditions of temperature and hydration to prevent it from deteriorating.
- Phase 2: Phase of follicle preparation with a high-resolution microscope which allows us to preserve the anatomic and functional integrity of the follicular units.
- Phase 3: Phase of the implantation of the follicular micro-units with high-precision instruments which allow us to perform some micro-incisions in the appropriate angle and direction to get optimum results.
Am I a suitable candidate to have my baldness treated with a hair transplant with the FUSS hair graft transplant technique?
The prospective patients for this technique are those that have wide areas of alopecia due to the following reasons:
- A high number of follicular units are acquired and grafted.
- The percentage of follicular unit transsection during the preparation phase is minimum.
- Fewer sessions are needed to get good results in terms of density, ensuring lower economic cost.