How Much Does A Hair Transplant Cost?

It’s time to start thinking about the costs when you’re fed up with your hair loss, and you’re considering a hair transplant. Hair transplantation is cosmetic surgery, and just like any other type of cosmetic surgery, it isn’t cheap. You are probably wondering much it’s going to cost, and how much hair you will need to have restored to get a good appearance.

When you’re working out your hair transplant budget, it’s important to consider the costs on a per-hair-graft basis because this is how hair transplant surgeons structure their fees. As an example, here is the math they use:

number of grafts x cost per graft + medication + any other items = total fee

You are probably wondering how much each hair transplant graft costs. The price depends on the surgeon you choose, but generally you can expect to pay between $5 and $10 per graft. The average cost is approximately $8 a hair graft. Another important consideration is that Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants tend to have a higher cost per graft because it transplants a single hair at a time. The single hair transplantation method is far more time consuming and difficult than the cheaper, quicker strip incision method of transplantation.

You should not simply assume that the most expensive hair transplant is necessarily the best money can buy. A hair transplant surgeon with Hollywood patients may not be the world’s greatest – it just means his clientele can afford to pay his insane rates. If I were considering a transplant, I’d be most interested in talking to his or her a previous patients and examining the quality of the work. A glamorous office don’t necessarily mean you’ll be dealing with a top surgeon in the field.

Here are some example of what you can you expect to pay for a hair transplant based on your particular needs:

  • Norwood 6. 5,000 grafts x $8 = $40,000
  • Norwood 5. 4,000 grafts x $8 = $32,000
  • Norwood 4. 3,000 grafts x $8 = $24,000

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These figures are reliable and confirmed – a Norwood 6 patient will likely need 4,000 – 8,000 grafts for good scalp coverage. Norwood 4s haven’t lost as much hair, so approximately 3,000 hair grafts would likely fix most of the scalpular hair loss. Some hair transplant surgeons offer patients a discount if they need a lot of work done, but this isn’t always the case.

You could also travel overseas to have your hair transplant done. This is a form of medical tourism, which saves you money and is growing ever-more popular. The main drawback is that like any other form of medical tourism, if something goes wrong, the quality standards you receive at home don’t necessarily apply, you’ll be thousands of miles away from home and a foreign surgeon’s mistakes could prove to be a serious health risk.

Hair transplants don’t come cheap, but they don’t cost a fortune either. Even if you will need 5,000 grafts costing $40,000, the transplantation work is usually performed in stages of 3 or 4 sessions. This means that a hair transplant can be affordable once you have broken the costs down into smaller portions.

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