FUT Hair Transplant: The Benefits and Side Effects

While the results of surgical hair restoration in the Philippines are proven safe and satisfying, some people are still concerned about the possible side effects.

Follicular unit transplant or FUT hair transplant produces effective and natural-looking solutions for bald spots due to significant hair loss, receding hair line, balding, and hair thinning.

What is FUT Hair Transplant?

Follicular unit transplant in the Philippines is a classic method of hair transplantation.

The primary advantage of FUT includes acquiring a large number of robust and high-quality grafts. Hence, it is excellent for patients that need a considerable amount of transplantation. In FUT, we will remove a strip of scalp instead. In FUT procedure, patients will have a linear scar from ear to ear, which can be covered by hair as long as the patient keeps it long. Plus, it does not require shaving the back of your head unlike with FUE or follicular unit extraction.


Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are the two predominant types of hair transplantation. The FUT method is often regarded as a more sophisticated method, but they both deliver satisfying results.

FUT is suitable for people who love to wear their hair long. While FUT leaves a thin, linear scar where the strip was taken, it’s a great option for patients with large baldness.

FUE, on the other hand, is advisable for those who love wearing short hair. This procedure is mostly chosen by younger individuals. It only leaves tiny small scars where the follicles were extracted. FUE hair transplant is suitable for patients with small baldness.

How FUT works?

The FUT hair restoration technique involves taking a strip of scalp with active hair follicles, usually from the back of the head. After strip removal, individual hair follicles will be extracted from it then the surgeon will close the scalp with sutures. The follicles collected will be inserted into the balding area of the scalp.

Benefits of FUT Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation including the follicular unit transplant method is a permanent solution for hair loss or balding, especially when done by an experienced surgeon at an accredited hair transplant clinic. Its other benefits include:

  • Thick and natural-looking results – The hair follicles are carefully harvested, which produces high-quality grafts allowing healthy, fuller hair.
  • Can address larger baldness – FUT offers a higher yield of hair, making it excellent for patients who need to restore maximum fullness hair.
  • Cost-friendly – FUT is less expensive yet provides a long-term solution for hair loss.
  • Shorter operation time – FUT procedure usually takes about 4 to 12 hours, depending on the number of grafts needed.
  • No shaving is required – FUT allows you to keep your hair long to help cover up the linear scar. 

Potential Side Effects of FUT

FUT hair transplant is generally safe. Although very unlikely, potential complications from FUT include:

  • Hair Shedding – Hair shedding after FUT is a normal side effect. It is the body’s natural response to the trauma from the operation, but this is temporary. New hairs will grow over time.
  • Bleeding – Bleeding is meant to happen during the procedure. However, this can also happen during the recovery time.
  • Swelling – Swelling following FUT hair transplant operation is common. Some may experience swelling around the eyes and forehead.
  • Pain – Pain may be felt during and after the surgical hair restoration. A sensation of stretching can be present during the recovery period.

Find A Good Hair Transplant Provider

The surgeon you choose plays a huge role in the outcome of your hair transplantation. The key to finding the right provider is research. Make sure to work only with a licensed and certified surgeon that holds a good record of successful hair transplant procedures. Browse reviews about them or talk to their previous patients if possible.

Manzanares Hair Restoration Center uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to bring comfort and satisfying results to each patient’s needs. Headed by a U.S.-trained hair transplant surgeon, Dr Frank Manzanares has been performing hair transplantation for over 32 years with highly satisfied patients.

Book your consultation for FREE. Call us at (+632) 8706 1698 today to learn more about our hair transplant services. You may also email us the photos showing the front, sides and back of your head, so we can give you a pre-assessment.