After extensive considerations on FUE vs FUT, I opted for the latter as the success rate is higher. My FUT procedures went smoothly like clock work. Being someone with a low threshold for pain, I was pleasantly surprised the local anesthetic applied was very effective - I not only didn't feel any pain at all during the harvesting cut but also throughout the entire hair planting stage. In fact, I didn't feel anything for the most part, and neither did I see much blood. I had 3,000 grafts and entire process lasted 8 hours. I attribute the smooth procedures to the professional works carried out by both the doctor Kulkarn and her team of clinical staff.
I did extensive evaluations of top hair transplant clinics in Thailand. I eventually finalized on Maple Clinic due to factors including good feedbacks from customers, lower HT cost, doctor Kulakarn's HT experience, and the clinic's internals focusing largely on the clean surgical room. Her team of clinical staff are not only very courteous and helpful but also very professional too. All these provided comfort and lifted my feel-good post-operation assessment. Lastly, for those who are evaluating HT clinics, doctor Kulakarn is an experienced doctor who is courteous, humble, very helpful, and communicates with you directly and promptly by emails. She is beautiful too. She even spoke to me over long distance phone call that I requested before I put pen to paper to proceed with FUT. The bottom line is I am glad I chose Maple Clinic and strongly recommend to those who intend on doing hair transplant in Thailand. Her clinic is located 30km outside of Bangkok but is a plus as it allowed me to recuperate post op away from crowded and stressful Bangkok city.