Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)

Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)


In Strip surgery, a strip of permanent donor hair is taken from an area of the patient’s scalp skin under local Anaesthesia. This is usually taken from the back of the head near the top of the neck and base of the scalp. The skin is stitched back together using a special trichophytic closure technique.

Hair follicles/ grafts are then individually surgically isolated under high magnification from the patient’s own strip of skin and then each graft is individually implanted into the hair loss area of the scalp. Micro incisions/ slits are created by the surgeon with great precision at certain angles and direction and the individual hairs of the patient are transplanted into them. This is done with special attention and creativity in order to create natural looking hair patterns.

Advantages of Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)


  • Suitable for large hair loss areas and procedures involving the maximum number of grafts (those needing in excess of 1000- 1200 grafts in one session). This technique meets the needs of a patient with an extensive hair loss.
  • Suitable for the patients who do not intend to shave their head or would like to keep hair at the back at least two centimetres long.
  • There is an almost negligible problem of buried grafts.
  • Costs are significantly lower

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