Is FUE or FUT Better for an MMA Fighter?May 18th, 2016
Q: I am an MMA fighter and I want to get a hair transplant. How long do I have to be out of commission and which type of procedure should I have, FUE or FUT? — J.A., Columbus, OH
A: With any type of hair transplant it takes 10 days for the transplanted grafts to be permanently fixed in place. The difference between FUE and FUT is in the limitations of activity due to the donor area. With FUE one would need to abstain from MMA for the same 10 days it takes the recipient area to heal (the grappling component of Mixed Marshal Arts is the most stressful on the scalp). With FUT, however, one would need at least three months for the linear donor scar to heal before one could resume contact sports like MMA.
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Topic: FUE vs FUT
Tags: After FUE Hair Transplant, After FUT Hair Transplant, Exercise After Hair Transplant, Follicular Unit Grafts, FUE vs. FUT, FUT vs. FUE, Graft Dislodgement, Graft Dislodgement After Hair Transplant, Grafts Permanent Ten Days After Hair Transplant, Post-op Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on May 18th, 2016 at 1:12 pm
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