Gigasession with FUT: Refining the Technique for Optimal Results
Follicular unit hair transplants have continued to evolve with larger session sizes and have now evolved to the point of gigasessions. Gigasession strip transplants are technically demanding and require a well-trained, competent staff; however, they also produce outstanding results in a single session. Patient selection, particularly with respect to scalp laxity, is of paramount importance when deciding to do a gigasession. This chapter describes many of the techniques and considerations required to successfully accomplish a gigasession, including tips on evaluating and increasing scalp laxity, removing the donor site, administering anesthesia, creating the recipient sites, and incorporating follicular unit extraction techniques.
KeywordsGigasession Hair transplant Technique Optimal
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