FUE refers to Follicular unit extraction which clearly means extraction of grafts from donor area unit by unit. Previously FUT was the technique used where strip of skin was to be taken from back side of scalp and sutured. Each graft was then cut into separate units with help of surgical blade under microscope and used for implantation.
FUE technique- In this technique there are 2 methods to extract the follicular unit
In manual technique the punch is attached to handle and it needs to be rotated with hand so that follicular unit is detached from scalp and pulled out with forceps
In automated technique the punch is attached to a probe which is electronically controlled by motor and its speed of rotation can be controlled by controller.
Before hair transplant procedure there are 3 steps from which each and every patient goes through.
Preoperative procedure includes thorough consultation with patient and blood
investigations along with vital check ups.
The detailed Preoperative procedure is described here- Preoperative procedure
During the day of surgery as per the surgical plan according to grade of baldness and graft requirements the thorough discussion is done again and surgery is started.