5527 Combo FUT + FUE Repair


✓ 55 years old, with a hair loss history in his family (father and paternal grandfather).

✓ In 1996, he had two FUT procedures done in another clinic, +/- 1000 grafts transplanted.

✓ No medications.

✓ Medium calibre hair.

✓ Normal follicular units.

✓ Low % of hair in telogen phase.


This 55-year-old gentleman came to my office to correct his poor, previous FUT procedures, undergone in 1996 (at the age of 33). Since then, he was forced to live with pluggy, sparse and unnatural results, as can be seen in the preoperative pictures.

Since he wished to cover all the thinning areas - other than correct his hairline and anterior area as a priority - also for this patient I felt that a combo FUT + FUE was the best way to proceed in order to maximize his donor resources. In fact, thanks to the combination of the two techniques, I would have been able to correct the existing FUT scars - by including them in the new strip - and enhance the amount of available grafts via the complementary FUE.

Le patient a finalement reçu 5527 greffons en deux journées consécutives de chirurgie. Il est récemment revenu pour une consultation de révision et est ravi des résultats obtenus jusqu’à présent (c’est-à-dire sept mois et demi après l’intervention). Sa ligne antérieure est aujourd’hui très naturelle et la densité a considérablement augmenté dans les autres zones. Au cours des prochains mois, nous pouvons nous attendre à ce que le résultat s’améliore encore davantage, surtout en termes de densité et de texture. 


✓ 5527 grafts

✓ Technique: Combo FUT (3396 grafts) + FUE (2131 grafts)

​✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW FUE System, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself.

The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure.

The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it.

✓ Grafts Breakdown:

☞ 4481 Single FUT + 85 Single FUE = 566 Single grafts

☞ 2325 Double FUT + 1231 Double FUE grafts = 3556 Double grafts

☞ 572 Triple FUT + 669 Triple FUE grafts = 1241 Triple grafts

☞ 18 Quad. FUT + 146 Quad. FUE = 164 Quadruple grafts

✓ Total number of Hair: 6919 (FUT) + 5138 (FUE) = 12057

✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.18

Dr. Jean Devroye