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Q&A: In Follicular Unit Transplantation, how many grafts on average are there in a 10 cm donor strip?

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

Question: In an FUT (follicular unit transplantation) procedure, how many grafts on average are there in the donor strip of 10 cm by 1 cm that is removed from the back of the scalp?

Answer: The answer to this question varies, and some factors include hair characteristics, number of hairs per graft, and your hair restoration goals. A person with average density in the donor area would likely have about 100 follicular units per square centimeter. So for example, a strip that is about 10 cm in length would have about 1000 follicular units due to tapering of the strip ends. So if the patient needs 1000 grafts transplanted, the surgeon would need to take this into account and remove a slightly longer strip because of this, and should take out a strip that is about 12 cm by 1 cm in length.

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