A Follicular Unit Transplant (a.k.a. strip surgery) is more invasive than modern hair transplants. In FUT, a long strip of scalp is cut typically from back of the head. The hair follicles are divided into single units under a microscope. The scalp is then sewn back together where the strip was removed. Because the extraction phase is much quicker, FUT is a cheaper female hair transplantation method than the alternatives and is designed to be largely performed by a nurses/ technicians. However, it leaves a significant scar that can be seen under short hair.