If a patient gets two FUE’s and then later wants to do an FUT, will there be a risk that the two FUE’s will deplete the donor hairs for FUT regions in the future? I am thinking of getting two FUE’s in Turkey and then later when I can afford it get a big FUT in America with maybe Dr. Lindsey in Richmond because I can stay with family near there
Suppose the patient is like a NW2 with a very large / dense donor supply.
In an ideal world, if you are going to do both FUE and FUT in separate surgeries, you are better starting with FUT because the reduction on donor density is less and the FUE will be more successful in harvesting more grafts. The reason for this is that the entire back of the head stretches, reducing the impact on the 3 inch high donor area with the first a large FUT session.
I generally like to put together a Personalized Master Plan for each patient balancing donor supply with the present and potential balding. You may be over-doing the grafting without such a plan. Be careful not to jump on the bandwagon with too many grafts harvested from the donor area and get a balding donor area.