How Long Do Stitches Stay in After a Hair Transplant?April 21st, 2014
Q: I’ve heard that healing after a hair transplant requires stitches. How long will they stay in?
A: In a Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), the surgeon removes a thin strip of scalp from the patient’s donor area that supplies the follicular unit grafts for the hair transplant. After the strip is removed we use either sutures (stitches) or staples to close the wound.
We now close most wounds in the donor area with staples, rather than sutures, because we have found that staples cause less injury to the remaining hair follicles compared to sutures; therefore, more hair will be available for future hair restoration sessions. For more about sutures vs. staples, see Why We Changed from Sutures to Staples in FUT Hair Transplants.Related Posts:
- When Are Surgical Staples Removed After Hair Transplant?
- After an FUT Hair Transplant, When Do Staples Come Out?
- Does FUT Hair Transplant Use Sutures or Surgical Staples?
- Why Change from Sutures to Surgical Staples in FUT Hair Transplants?
- Do You Use Sutures or Staples in an FUT Hair Transplant?
Topic: Sutures & Staples
Tags: Donor Area Closure, FUT, Post-op, Scalp Healing, Scalp Scar, Surgical Staples, Sutures Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on April 21st, 2014 at 12:55 pm
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