FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplantation, which is a hair transplant technique that involves removing a strip of hair-bearing skin from the back of the scalp and dissecting it into individual follicular units for transplantation. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the donor site is closed with sutures.
After the strip of scalp is removed, the individual follicular units are carefully dissected from the tissue using a microscope. The extracted follicular units are then transplanted into the recipient site, which is typically the balding or thinning area of the scalp.
FUT is an effective technique for restoring hair density in individuals with advanced hair loss, and it can achieve a high graft survival rate. However, FUT can leave a linear scar at the donor site, which may be visible if the hair is cut short. As a result, many patients opt for the newer FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, which does not leave a linear scar.