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to suck or not to suck..that is the question (Hair Transplant)

posted by Dr. Woods Homepage E-mail, Australia, 22.08.2009, 20:46

Back in 2001. I wondered about any benefits of suction

I bought an ASPI JET 6000 portable dental variable suction device, attached tubing etc, inserted a mesh to capture sucked up follicles and began limited trials

I remember it was timetested who we did the first trials on

As I was testing this thing, Dr Campbell was reading the inhouse ISHRS magazine. Some articles were so ridiculous it provided some comic relief.

Rassman and Bernstein came up with "follicular unit transplant" and started calling it FUT

We thought it was hillarious. I spend months in the early 90's wondering if I should put the letters F and U together. I thought it would be too rude . Many good Christians would not swear, but some happily would say "FU"

Hense FsUE
...follicular "single" unit Extraction

In a fit of laughter Timetested said, in his broad Boston accent.."so, ya gonna call this thing a FUT sucker"

We all laughed so hard surgery was ceased for several hours.

However, the point is this.

1. accuracy was decreased and transection went up considerably.

2 Sucked up follicles were blow tried...or suck dried

Next time you are in the chair, ask for one follicle to be placed out of sollution and see how long it lasts.

At most a few minutes, then you can snap it in two.

Follicles cannot withstand dessication.

And with suction, it was our experience, that follicles were turbo dessicated.

Every few seconds i had to stop, pull the silly thing apart, and save the follicle. I tried sucking up saline to keep the follicles moist, but the other disadvantages meant that my ASPI JET 6000 is sitting in my garage now for many years.

Now maybe this new automated sucking device is better. But in my opinion...well you can guess my opinion

Dr Ray Woods

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