There is not much talk about flap surgery for hair transplantation but do people ever get this done anymore? When is it a good option or better than FUE or FUT techniques?

It is very rare to hear of a patient who has flap surgery with the newer technology in hair transplantation that is available today. There may only be one or two physicians internationally that still perform any type of flap surgery.

The long-term results of flap surgery have been determined to be very suboptimal and can lead to many additional complications that would be unnecessary and would not occur if a patient had regular hair transplantation surgery; meaning either Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) techniques.

Posted by: Dr. Charles