Hair Transplant - COMBI Technique

 

COMBI Method ( FUT+FUE):

FUT is conventional method of hair transplantation but often termed as golden technique in hair transplant proceedures (till date). Follicular unit extraction or direct extraction method is stichless & scarless Method. COMBI method is combination of both which are performed during the same session (same day).

Why we need COMBI ?

Example 1:

If a person is bald and requires more than 3500 grafts and his strip can only yield 2500 grafts due to less dense donor / poor skin laxity, then the respective patient cannot wait for 6 months to get his remaining 1000 grafts. But by using COMBI technique, we can perform first FUT and close the donor using Trychophytic closure and then start extracting grafts using FUE technique. By this we can plan 3500 grafts in one single session (same day).

Example 2:

If a person is bald and requires about 3000 grafts. He cannot afford only FUE techqnique due to high cost, then by using COMBI technique, we can perform first FUT with a very small strip and extract about 1500 grafts and close the donor using Trychophytic closure and then start extracting grafts using FUE technique for remaining 1500 grafts. By this we can plan 3000 grafts in one single session (same day) without big linear scar.

Example 3:

If a person is bald and has poor donor and can yeild about 1500 grafts only by FUT and with slippery and non-supportive skin with a capacity of about 1000 FUE grafts only, In any case either with FUT or FUE alone sessions we cannot get more than 1500 grafts which might NOT bring any asthetic change in his appearance. By using COMBI technique, we can perform first FUT and extract about 1500 grafts and close the donor using Trychophytic closure and then start extracting grafts using FUE technique for remaining 1000 grafts. By this we can plan 2500 grafts in one single session (same day) without big linear scar.

Advantages of COMBI:

 

Disadvantages of COMBI:

The only dis-advantage of FUT is likely fomation of scar. But it can still be repaired by implanting few hairs in the scar.