Hair transplant in Korea - restore hair with FUT and FUE methods

Hair transplants

Both lowering the hairline and filling up empty spots

Surgery time

Around 1~6 hours (depending on graft quantity)

Anesthesia type

Local anesthesia with sleeping sedation


Not required

Face wash & make up application

1 day after surgery

Post surgery check-up

2~3 times (depending on the patient's condition)

Stitches removal

Not required or 14 days after surgery

Hair transplants

This surgery is also commonly known as hair restoration surgery – the surgical process of harvesting hair follicles from donor part which is rich in hair and grafting them at the desired areas such as: receding hairline and bald spot. There are many causes of hair loss, however, the most common issue is genetics and stress. Hair loss may occur suddenly or in a gradual phase. Non-surgical treatment might be able to slow down the process, however, it might be hard to restore the hair or obtain desired results. Our hair specialists can perform hair transplant surgery with improved technology for painless experience and hidden incision, or even better: no incision at all. Grafted hair will start to grow about 3 months after surgery. By 6 months around half of the newly grafted hair starts to grow, by 9 months almost 80% of the grafted hair will be growing, and by 12~18 months the recipient area will be filled with thicker and fuller hair. The specific number of grafts necessary for each individual case will be depending on the type of hair, size of the recipient’s head, and quality of hair (including thickness).

Different types and shapes of hair loss

There are two methods of hair transplant

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method (incision)

Hair harvesting method by surgically removing strips of tissue from the donor area. These strips will be cut into follicular units and grafted to the recipient location. A thin incision will be made on the donor area. The benefit of this method is more precise surgery, provides the highest yield of hair, the incision will be concealed by the surrounding hair. It is recommended for those who like to keep the hair on the donor area at least around 2~3cm or longer to cover the incision.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method (non-incision)

Hair harvesting method by surgically separating each hair natural grouping (follicular units) one by one from the donor location. FUE hair transplant with our skilled surgeon will be able to provide a more accurate and highest standard of hair transplant surgery. The benefit of this method is minimal hair follicle damage / loss, possible to harvest in larger quantities, accurate, fast, minimal pain, minimal swelling, and minimal recovery time. It is recommended for all hairstyles and especially for those who like to have very short hair (buzz cut).

Both FUT and FUE are excellent techniques, however, they both have different benefits. In some cases, FUT would be appropriate or FUE would also be appropriate. And in some cases, combining both methods can be recommended for excellent results. Docfinderkorea can recommend both FUT method specialists and FUE method specialists. We put a lot of consideration in order to provide surgery result that looks natural, optimized grafted hair survival rate, and hair regeneration.

Ideal upper, middle, and lower face ratio

Process of hair transplant surgery

  1. Before surgery
  2. Hair follicles are harvested from the donor area with FUT or FUE method
  3. Hair grafts are transplanted to the target area to create a new hair design

Hair transplant surgery is recommended for those who

  1. Have a bald spot on an area that is not close to the hairline (for example: the crown of the head)
  2. Those who experience spot baldness due to genetics, chemotherapy, or other medications
  3. Have a receding hairline which makes the face appear longer
  4. Have a broad forehead which makes the face appear larger
  5. Have an M-shaped hairline
  6. Have an asymmetrical hairline
  7. Would like to reduce the size of the forehead with a non-incision method
  8. Would like to redesign the forehead to make it proportional
  9. Those who cannot see desired results after having hair loss treatments

Docfinderkorea’s most experienced hairline specialist surgeon will create a balanced and natural hairline for you! It is possible to fill spot baldness (alopecia areata) on any area of the head

  1. The forehead is redesigned to match your face shape
  2. Fill up all empty hair spots
  3. Thin and hidden incision appearance
  4. Possible to have surgery with no incision

After hair transplants in Korea

More before and after pictures

Great improvement can be expected if this surgery is performed together with:

Reminder: The pictures posted are for your reference only. The result may vary depending on individual conditions.

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