I have noticed surgeons advertise combining the two hair transplant methods FUT and FUE in 1 surgery. What are the benefits of combining FUE and FUT? Is it better than using one method? Do you combine them when you do surgery?
If a patient and a doctor agree that they want to push the number of grafts, then combining the FUE and strip surgery is a reasonable way to do this without over-harvesting with FUE alone. The strip surgery has an advantage of harvesting donor grafts in what we surgeons call the “sweet spot”: the place where the grafts are most concentrated and usually safe. Some doctors push the FUE too high, and when they do, they develop balding to some degree in the donor area. So, combining FUE and strip surgeries is a reasonable option for those who want to maximize the number of grafts in a single session. See here for impact on over-harvesting the donor area with FUE: https://newhair.com/donor-area/