Question: How can I get the maximum number of grafts for transplanting? Can Dr. Epstein get me additional FUE grafts when having a strip procedure?
With FUE techniques, additional grafts can be obtained above and beyond what can be obtained with a strip procedure. When FUE is performed at the same time as a strip procedure, depending upon the donor area, FUE can provide an additional 250 to 400 grafts per procedure. In addition, stand-alone FUE procedures can provide anywhere from 600 to as many as 1800 additional grafts from areas that normally would not be included in areas of donor strips.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS