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FUT Hair Transplant

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FUT Hair Transplant

Our team prides themselves on delivering natural, long-lasting results with minimal down time.

Nestled in the vibrant heart of the city that never sleeps, Dr. Ben Paul unveils a remarkable path to rediscover your confidence and unlock a world of possibilities – the FUT (Follicular Unit Hair Transplant) experience right in the heart of The Big Apple.

This journey is about more than just regrowing hair; it’s a voyage of self-renewal, where you can embrace the opportunities that await. We have finally reached an era in hair restoration where beautiful results are possible. We are no longer moving large clumps or plugs of hair, but rather, we are focused on the artistic placement of the hair follicle.

Welcome to Dr. Ben Paul’s haven of follicular rejuvenation with FUT Hair Transplant, where each strand narrates a story of revival, and where the art of hair restoration meets the energy of New York City’s hustle and bustle.

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The Basics

What is a FUT Hair Transplant?

A Follicular Unit Hair Transplant is considered the “gold standard” of hair restoration options. In this procedure, a strip of skin is excised as a long ellipse from the donor site and sutured closed into a fine line. The hair follicles are hand dissected using sterile technique on a side table using magnification. The single hairs are sorted from the larger units and are then planted into pockets in the recipient site. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and allows our team to produce stunning results.

FUT Hair Transplant Timeline


    Before your FUT Hair Transplant, you will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Paul to discuss your hair restoration goals and assess your candidacy for the procedure. During this consultation, you will gain insights into the FUT technique and the potential advantages it offers for your specific case.

    1st Visit

    The procedure will begin with the surgical removal of a strip of donor hair, which is then meticulously prepared for transplantation under the expert guidance of Dr. Paul. The procedure is completed in one day and you will leave with a wrap on your head.

    2nd Visit
  • Days following SURGERY

    You will remove the head wrap the following day. You may shower your body, but not your hair. Many may wear a baseball cap. You can work from home and should not sweat or exercise.

    (day 1)

    In the days immediately following your FUT Hair Transplant surgery, you can expect some mild swelling, tenderness, and the presence of sutures at the donor site. You will receive detailed post-operative care instructions to manage these early recovery symptoms effectively.

    (DAYS 2-7)

    You will return to the office for suture removal and evaluation. You will be given instructions to return to normal showering and exercise. As always, it is crucial to adhere to the post-operative care guidelines provided by Dr. Paul’s team.  

    (WEEKS 2-4)

    In the months following your FUT Hair Transplant, the transplanted follicles take root. They typically shed hair in the first 3 weeks to 3 months, rest for a few months, then grow hair. While the early growth may appear fine and thin, this marks the initial phase of your new hair taking root and becoming denser and more robust over time. 

    (MONTHS 1-6)

    At 6-8 months, many patients are seeing signs of growth from the transplant. Not all hair returns on the same day. You should enjoy looking better each day as new hairs sprout.

    (6-12 MONTHS)

    After the initial months of growth, your hair follicle will mature and make stronger thicker hair. Final results of your FUT Hair Transplant will become more apparent. After twelve months, you can expect to enjoy the full benefits of your procedure, with the transplanted hair seamlessly blending with your existing hair, providing you with natural and lasting results that enhance your confidence and appearance.

    (12 MONTHS +)

What are the Benefits of a FUT Hair Transplant?

To this day, FUT is considered one of the best options for hair restoration. FUT in New York is a fabulous technique to harvest a lot of hair at once, as all the hairs in the strip will be used in the transplant. It is also a technique that maximizes the viability of the hairs that are transferred. FUT is excellent for curly hair, white hair, fragile hair, and old hair in both men and women.

Who are the Best Candidates for the FUT Hair Transplant Procedure?

The Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Hair Transplant Procedure is well-suited for certain candidates who meet specific criteria. The best candidates for FUT Hair Transplant typically include:

  • Stable hair loss
  • Adequate donor supply
  • The desire for a single procedure
  • Realistic expectations
  • Good general health
  • Absence of scalp conditions
  • Willingness to accept a linear scar


What’s The First Step?

The first step on your transformative journey to regaining a fuller head of hair and renewed confidence begins with a consultation with Dr. Ben Paul.  During your first visit, you will meet with the provider to discuss your concerns and your goals. Your hair will be examined. The underlying cause and pattern of your hair loss will be identified. The options for treatment will be reviewed, and we will be present you with individualized surgical and non-surgical options.

How do I prepare for a FUT hair transplant?

If you are a candidate for a FUT hair transplant, the team will provide you with thorough instructions before your procedure. For most patients, no medical clearance is required as the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. If you are required to obtain a medical clearance, we will let you know in advance and support you with this process.

What needs to be done before a FUT Transplant?

Before a FUT hair transplant, the patient will have spoken with the physician about not only the procedure but also the holistic plan to help with long-term hair goals. Each patient is given a pre-operative packet with a timeline of guidance. Patients are encouraged to pick up all medicines before the transplant.

What to Expect on the Day of a FUT Hair Transplant

On the day of your FUT Hair Transplant at Dr. Ben Paul’s esteemed clinic in New York City, you can expect a day filled with hope, transformation, and the promise of a fuller, natural-looking head of hair. We’ve outlined some of the day’s events below: 

  • The morning of the procedure, you will meet with the physician and discuss your plan for the procedure. The markings for the recipient site will be drawn.
  • For FUT, the hair to be extracted is shaved. The hair above and below the harvest zone is kept long. This ensures that the sutures are hiding within your hair after closure.
  • You will be face-down for the harvest. Local anesthesia is gently injected. There are patients who ask for a deeper level of anesthesia, and we are happy to be able to provide this upon advanced request. The harvest takes about 45 minutes. You will have sutures placed by the physician. We place both superficial and deep sutures, which is classic of facial plastic surgery. This prevents a widened scar. We NEVER use staples as this can damage nearby hair.
  • For the rest of the day, you will be on your back.
  • Next, “sites” or pockets are made by the physician. This sets the artistry of the result and is a key reason to choose our office. Artistry varies significantly between clinicians. The sites do not just determine the distribution and spread of the hair follicles but also set the exit angulation, which is fundamental to creating a gorgeous result that blends in naturally.
  • The final step of a hair transplant is the placement of the hairs into the sites. This process will be performed with two skilled team members working simultaneously. Dr. Paul will be guiding the team and adjusting the design aesthetic as needed.
  • At the conclusion of the hair transplant, most patients have a wrap placed on their head.
  • The instructions for aftercare will be reviewed prior to discharge.


A FUT transplant is often routinely performed in 4-6 hours. For FUT, you spend only 45 minutes lying face down. The remainder of the procedure is spent resting on your back in a reclining position. You can use the restroom during the procedure as needed.

FUT Hair Transplant Recovery

After undergoing an FUT Hair Transplant with Dr. Ben Paul in New York City, your journey toward a fuller head of hair continues with the recovery phase. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Patients have minimal discomfort and are able to work from home the next day.
  • The wrap on the head is removed at home the next day. If you feel uneasy removing your wrap, you will be given the option to have one of our skilled team members visit your home or hotel to remove the wrap.
  • Most patients can wear a baseball cap the next day.
  • Using a modification in technique, which you will be taught, patients are encouraged to gently wash the hair two days after the procedure.
  • Activity that produces sweating or rubbing on the grafts is avoided for two weeks.
  • Most can return to the workplace after one week, though some can return even sooner.
  • Patients return to the office a week and a half after the procedure for a check-in. Sutures are removed at this time. If you are traveling, we can place dissolving sutures that do not need to be removed. We do NOT use staples in the closure.
  • We next see patients 6-12 months after the procedure or sooner if any questions or concerns arise.


How Much Does a FUT Hair Transplant Cost in New York City?

During your consultation with Dr. Ben Paul, you will receive a personalized assessment of your hair loss and a detailed quote for the procedure based on your unique needs. 

We do not charge by the graft. For FUT, we will discuss our plan for what is needed and what is available at the donor site. The laxity, density of hair, and size of the donor site will determine what is possible to transfer on the day. The cost of the FUT will be presented prior to scheduling the procedure. This reduces anxiety for the patient as there will be no additional fees for extra grafts within the strip on the day of the procedure.

If you are interested in a hair transplant but are unsure of what this may cost you, you can e-mail us photos. We can review the photos and provide a range or estimate of cost. This is complementary.


Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Paul for your FUT?

Dr. Ben Paul is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with a niche dedication to hair restoration. He is able to create the best surgical closure for FUT as well as the most artistic design for your hair focusing on elevating your natural aesthetic. He performs over 200 transplants a year. 

Dr. Paul is dedicated to become your trusted partner in the journey to restore your hair and regain your confidence. With a deep understanding of hair growth, hair loss, and hair cycles, Dr. Paul combines scientific expertise with artistic precision to provide you with natural and lasting results.

The key to successful hair restoration lies in comprehending the intricacies of the hair follicle, which is responsible for hair growth. Dr. Paul recognizes that hair follicles can contain anywhere from one to four hairs, with an average of 2.3 hairs per follicle. This natural grouping allows for tailored solutions, with single-hair follicles carefully placed to restore a natural hairline and multiple-hair follicles strategically positioned for density.

One of Dr. Paul’s remarkable abilities lies in controlling the exit angle of the transplanted hairs, ensuring that they blend seamlessly with your existing hair, resulting in both natural and artistic outcomes.

Dr. Ben Paul’s FUT hair transplant procedure offers a solution you’ve been searching for. With his expertise and commitment to artistic precision, Dr. Paul is dedicated to helping you achieve natural, long-lasting results and restore your hair with confidence.

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