» Fact: FUE is a very tedious and time consuming procedure.
Yes it is more time consuming and tedious. However with a large team, using highly trained staff this is not an argument. As I write this up we are just finishing 4000 grafts for today, spread over 2 patients.
» Fact: Because it is so time consuming and such a tedious procedure this is
» the reason why it is so expensive compard to FUE
The price setting is dedicated by economics. When we where only doing 500 or 1000 grafts per day we charged much higher prices then today. Nowadays we are offering FUT level pricing since we can still have the same income on a daily basis (or even a bit more). FUE is not to be meant to be a “rich guy only” procedure.
» Fact: Because the surgeon must be so extremely careful in extracting the
» follicular unit one by one without damaging the follicule more time is
» spent is being careful without causing damage. Hence, large sessions like
» Strip cannot be performed with FUE procedures in one single day/session.
In regards to damaging follicles I would like to point out the following thread which contains crucial information about transections:
I will go even further to say that in general there is LESS potential for graft damage than during implanting. Of course I repeat that I am talking about our version of FUE, there seem to be lots of different versions.
Indeed, we can not pull of 5000 grafts on a single patient, but 3000-4000 are well within range over a 2 day consecutive procedure, regardless of laxity issues.
» Time nad human energy is of essence.
not sure what you mean here.
» The lower number of grafts during a FUE procedure in one sitting the
» better yield rate as compared to large number of grafts (>3,000) during FUE
Ok, but where do you base this fact on ?? Time is not an issue, for example large FUT sessions may also take 12+ hours to complete. BTW, the same argument was used by those who opposed FUT mega and giga sessions.
» I wouldnt doubt surgeons have performed 3,000+ in one sitting, but the
» yield rate is HIGHLY likley lower as compared to that same surgery being
» performed in two days back to back.
AGain, this is an assumption, not a fact. Look at my previous response.
» You have nothing to prove to me about FUE being superior as I’m all for
» FUE and not at all for Strip (unless absolutely necessary). Hence the
» reason for my next surgery being FUE.
I agree, FUE is superior in all aspects to any other hair transplantation method known to date.
I would also like to point out that we operate with a large team, up to 8 assistsants. Most clinics or docs performing FUE just have 1 or 2 assistants. In our setting this is not good enough to provide the level of quality we like to deliver during FUE megassesions. Hence we have created a set of assistants that have been trained using FUE grafts…