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Navigating the Journey of Hair Restoration: Neograft vs. FUI Hair Transplants

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Hair loss, a common concern for both men and women, can significantly impact self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, advancements in hair restoration technology offer solutions like Neograft and Follicular Unit Implantation (FUI) techniques to help individuals reclaim a fuller head of hair. But which technique is right for you? Let’s delve into the benefits and drawbacks of both Neograft and FUI hair transplants, empowering you to make an informed decision.

What is Neograft?

Neograft is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that employs automated technology to extract individual hair follicles from the donor area. These follicles are then transplanted into the thinning or balding areas of the scalp. This technique is known for its precision and natural-looking results.

What is FUI?

Follicular unit implantation (FUI) similar to FUE is a hair transplant technique that involves manually extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp. These follicles are then transplanted into the recipient area using a DHI Implanter Tool. This technique is also known for its natural-looking results and minimal scarring. In short FUI = FUE+DHI.

What are the Pros and Cons of each technique?

Please note: the below Pros and Cons are a simplified comparison between the two techniques.  The skills of the surgeon, number of contributors (Surgeons) and implantation technique will also greatly affect the final outcome and procedure times. 

As an example all Bodyline Hair transplant patients have the benefit of 3 surgeons working on each procedure.  This greatly reduces the time under anesthesia for the hair transplant patient and results in a shorter surgery time than a Neograft hair transplant in Australia would.

Pros of NeoGraft Hair Transplant:
  1. Shorter Procedure times: NeoGraft’s automated extraction generally speeds up the extraction process, leading to less discomfort for patients.
  2. No Linear Scarring: Unlike traditional techniques, NeoGraft leaves minimal scarring in the donor area, making it suitable for those who prefer wearing short hairstyles.
  3. Versatility: NeoGraft can be used on various areas of the scalp, offering flexibility in addressing different patterns of hair loss.
Cons of NeoGraft Hair Transplant:
  1. No option of Long Hair Transplants: Due to the mechanical aspect of harvesting the grafts NeoGraft procedures can be performed on short (shaved) recipients.  The more natural looking and faster recovery of Long Hair extractions are not available with Neograft Hair Transplants.
  2. Limited Graft Survival Rate: Some studies suggest that the survival rate of grafts in NeoGraft may be slightly lower compared to FUI due to the automated extraction process.
Pros of FUI Hair Transplant:
  1. Natural Results: FUI allows for precise extraction of both Long hair and shaved hair without linear scarring. Implantation of individual follicular units is performed using a DHI IMplanter tool, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline.
  2. Less Postoperative Discomfort: The minimally invasive nature of FUI often leads to reduced postoperative discomfort and quicker recovery times.
  3. Suitability for Scarred Scalps: FUI can be a preferred option for individuals with previous linear scars who may not want to have their hair shaved thus exposing their previous scar. Long Hair Transplants allow the hair of the donor to remain at its natural full length thus providing coverage of the previous procedures scar.
Cons of FUI Hair Transplant:
  1. Time-Consuming: FUI procedures can be more time-consuming due to the manual extraction process, especially for large areas of hair loss.
  2. Higher Cost: FUI tends to be more expensive compared to other techniques due to the labor-intensive nature of the procedure.

Finding the Right Solution with Bodyline Hair

Both Neograft and FUE offer valuable solutions for hair loss. At Bodyline Hair, we understand the individual needs of each patient and conduct thorough consultations to assess your unique situation and recommend the most suitable technique to achieve your desired outcome.


Both Neograft hair transplants and FUI hair transplant techniques have a relatively quick recovery time. Patients may experience some mild discomfort and swelling in the first few days after the procedure, but this can be managed with pain medication. The transplanted hair will fall out within the first few weeks, but new hair growth will begin within a few months.


Both Neograft hair transplant and FUI hair transplant techniques can provide natural-looking and long-lasting results. However, FUI may have a slight advantage in terms of precision and accuracy due to the more meticulous harvesting technique. Additionally, FUI hair transplants may be a better option for individuals with a larger area of hair loss, as with the help of multiple surgeons you can extract and transplant more follicles in a shorter amount of time.


The cost of Neograft hair transplant and FUI hair transplant techniques can vary depending on the extent of hair loss and the number of follicles needed. However, in general, and on a like to like basis, Neograft tends to be more economical due to the use of specialized equipment.

Which One is Right for You?

Ultimately, the choice between a Neograft hair transplant and a FUI hair transplant comes down to individual priorities, budget, and desired hair restoration goals. Consulting with a qualified hair transplant surgeon, like those at Bodyline Hair, will provide the personalized guidance and expertise to navigate your hair restoration journey.

Remember, a healthy scalp and proper aftercare are crucial for optimal results and long-term hair growth. So, don’t hesitate to seek professional advice and explore your options for a renewed sense of confidence and a fuller head of hair.

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