A patient asked if we could account for each grafts extracted by FUE.
Indeed, we can because at least in our institute it is the doc who does the entire extraction process. He is is full charge of what is going on, nobody else.
Asking me the same question regarding strip grafts the answer remains unclear.
Oviously the doc is in charge over the entire operation, but a large portion of the procedure is carried out by a team of assistants.
These assistants are CUTTING grafts with SHARP instruments. Since this process is done my many technicians simultaniously, a doc can NEVER have full control of what exactly they are doing, not even when he tries. Any doc that denies this should be reminded that he only has 2 eyes.
Sure the techs are properly trained … but dont be ignorant to the fact that nobody is perfect, mistakes happen.
What about the new techs in training ?? Who in their right mind is going to hand over their grafts to a newbie tech. Let me assure you that transection/killing rates for a newbie tech are just mind blowing. And if you dont believe it than go and ask if you could have a try cutting grafts … it is much much more diffucult to get right … and many grafts wont survive your manipulating.
This is not a strip against FUE rant, but all above is based on facts, not fiction.
Bad FUE = bad doc
BAd strip = bad doc or bad team of assistants or both
Consultant for Prohairclinic Belgium
FUE only institute since 2004
Specialized in FUE megasessions