Hair Transplant

Hair Transplants Cost

There is no argument about the cost of hair transplant procedures: they are indeed costlier, making many of us believe that it is affordable to celebrities alone. The U.S and Europe are costlier than the rest of the world. For example, the most popular Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure will cost $7-9 per graft and $3-7 per graft for Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT or strip method) in the U.S and Europe. On an average, a typical hair transplant session can cost between $6,000 and $15,000 in these countries.

Despite its huge costs, hair transplants are gaining popularity thanks to the advancement of technology and the awareness created by celebrities who flaunt their new thick hairline following successful hair transplants. Hair transplant procedures like the FUE are highly complex as it involves removal of individual hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting it to the recipient area. Modern robots-assisted technologies like ARTAS System have helped reduce the time and efforts associated with such procedures.

ARTAS system uses an FDA-cleared technology that was developed with several leading hair restoration physicians. The advantage of this computer-assisted and image-guided hair restoration technique is that it offers a minimally invasive solution for permanent, natural-looking results. Hair transplant using ARTAS system involves transplanting healthy follicles to the patient's scalp most affected by baldness. ARTAS hair restoration procedure is the right hair restoration solution because the implanted hairs develop their blood supply, so they grow naturally like other hairs. Results are visible in a few months' time.

The growing popularity of these technologies has helped reduce the efforts of surgeons and hence reduced the costs associated with hair transplants.

Individuals looking for cost-effective hair transplant surgeries can also get the process done from other countries. Argentina, Colombia and India are offering cheaper hair transplants to patients all over the world. Some of these countries are offering these plans under "health tourism" package, which also comprises air fare, accommodation and other facilities. The entire package, including the surgery, may come under $5,000 in these countries.

For example, in India the cost of hair transplant is only about 25 percent of that done in the United States. The average cost of FUT (strip) in a good center in India is $1 approx per follicle. The standard cost of FUE in India at a world class center would be $1.5 approx per follicle. Some of the well-known hair transplant centers in India offer advanced treatments like tricophytic closure designed to minimize the scars and make them invisible or small.

Hair transplant costs can vary slightly among different clinics in different countries. There are several factors that determine the cost of hair transplants: the location of the clinic, the technology used in the procedure, the qualification and experience of the surgeon, among others. Some clinics may offer discounts as part of a promotional offer. Some other clinics offer discounts depending on the area of transplant-- the larger the area, the cheaper it costs. The price differential can be as much as 50 percent or more depending on the doctor and the technology you choose.

While making a choice for hair transplant do not base your decision on price alone. You may not always get the best results from the most expensive treatment or vice versa. Always judge the quality of treatment by indulging in a detailed discussion with the clinic and analyzing the professional history of the surgeon. A pre-consultation is always good.

Hair Transplants Cost in Turkey

Getting a hair transplant involves not only committing to undergoing a surgical procedure, but also investing financially to have the hair transplant and any pre and post care done. While the cost of a hairtransplant can vary from location to surgeon requests - the biggest way people are saving on the cost of a hair transplant today is by traveling outside ofthe U.S.

Europe is a top, trusted to location people are heading to - particularly Turkey, where numerous surgeons skilled in hair transplants and enticing accommodations are making it a hub for medical tourism.

Not only are things like the surgeon, location and number of visits needed, key in coming up with the total cost of a hair transplant, but another important factor is the kind of hair transplant a patient will be getting. There are various types of procedures and methods of both extracting and transplanting the hair follicles and no patient will have the same need.

FUE and FUT are the most popular hair transplant procedures and they typically range in price for around $1.50 per hair graft -$ 4.70 per hair that is being transplanted from the donor location on the back of the scalp to the balding area.

This price can be further reduced or increased based on automated procedures versus those that have to be done slowly and manually. There is then also the cost of medicine and transportation and hotel stays (if your clinic doesn't offer it) to calculate into the budget.... Read more about Hair Transplants Cost in Turkey

Hair Transplants Cost in India

If you are considering coming to Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Chennai or Pune to receive a consultation for hair transplant surgery you should keep in mind just how much cheaper this type of cosmetic surgery can be in India vs other parts of the world.

With the average cost of hair transplant surgery in India starting at an average of 60,000RS (878.99 USD) throughout India and rising to an incredible minimum cost of $1550 in the United States you can save an average of 70-75% on the cost of your surgery simply by getting it done in India. With a whole host of qualified surgeons are working across Agra, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur and more. An increasing number of medical tourists are making their way to India each year for these types of procedures. Not only is hair transplant surgery more common, but with the cost savings that can be had in India FUT and advanced hair transplant surgery is on the rise as well!... Read more about Hair Transplants Cost in India

Hair Transplants Cost in Thailand

Estimates say that the cost of hair transplant in Thailand is about 18-22 percent of the cost of hair transplant in western countries like the Europe or America. For example, on an average, hair transplant surgeries in the U.S or Europe cost $4 to $9 per graft, but if the same procedure is done in foreign countries like Thailand, it may cost between $1 and $1.95 per graft, ($625 - $4,300 with an average cost of $2,325). Also, the cost of Hair Transplant in Thailand varies from patient to patient depending on various factors such as the number of grafts to be used; the degree of baldness, the areas to be transplanted, the techniques, the amount of available donor area, the location of clinics, experience of doctors etc. With some providers offering Hair Transplantation for as low as $625, cost wise it can also be one of the most affordable places to get Hair Transplant surgery... Hair Transplants Cost in Thailand

Hair Transplants Cost in Mexico

The number of private hospitals has also grown tremendously in Mexico as the healthcare landscape has changed. In addition to advanced and cost-efficient medical care, people are also picking Mexico as a destination because they are comfortable with the proximity to the states.

One of the cosmetic surgeries that is especially booming is Hair Transplants. This is where someone who is experiencing hair loss, or is bald, will have grafts and hair follicles surgically removed from a donor location on their scalp (typically the back of their head) and replanted surgically those problem areas no longer growing hair.

Some locations even claim to save patients from 40% to 70% on hair transplant costs if they choose to have a hair transplant done in Mexico over the U.S. or even in Canada... Hair Transplants Cost in Mexico

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Frequently asked questions about hair transplant procedures

How much does a hair transplant cost?

Hair transplants can vary in price based off of the area in the world that you are interested in getting a hair transplant as well as the size of the area where you may need a hair transplant. Experienced doctors in the United States will often charge some of the highest prices for a hair transplant worldwide and this is why so many travelers make the move to other parts the world like Turkey, India, Thailand, Mexico...etc for their hair transplants.

Will a hair transplant hurt?

Although hair transplants may look like a particularly unpleasant or painful experience is actually very little discomfort involved with the surgery itself. Hair transplants are always done under an anesthetic so there's absolutely zero pain during the treatment itself. Many people actually relate the process as being very similar to going to the dentist for filling or root canal. Mild pain can persist over the course of postop treatment but he generally just resumes for a few days.

Who can deliver the best surgery?

It's usually best to consider working with surgeons who have and IAHRS certification or international alliance of hair restoration surgeons recognition. IAHRS can often deliver recommendations for the best surgeons in each particular area.

Is this scarring noticeable?

Any type of hair transplant will require the use of incisions throughout the scalp. There can also sometimes be a small scar from the donor area towards the back of the scalp. Asking to look at photos of the surgeon's previous work will help you to see roughly how bad the scarring could be. In most cases an experienced professional can limit the look of scarring and noticeable marks from the surgery.

How long does it take for the hair to grow?

In most cases hair growth will start within eight months and you can start to see a full effect from the hair transplant after a full year. The initial signs of growth can usually start between 3 to 4 months after the surgery.

Are the results permanent?

The hair follicles that are transplanted are generally the ones which are genetically resistant against the symptoms of baldness. As long as you receive hair loss treatment later in your life after the symptoms of balding have started to subside, you can have a better chance at permanent results.

While everyone know you've had surgery?

If you want to limit the chance that people may find out about your surgery it's important to give at least three weeks of healing as the surgical area will be affected and red just after surgery. After around a month of healing it can look far less noticeable. You could consider wearing a hat while time passes or opting for some extra time off if possible.

How long should I rest after surgery?

It's recommended to rest for at least a few days after surgery so that your body can recover. Trenton to over exert yourself and limit sexual activity, running in the gym for around 10 days after surgery.

Is it possible to lose more hair as a result of surgery?

There is always a chance of shock loss which happens when the hair is weak and miniaturizing after the surgery. As long as the surgeon is choosing the correct hair follicles and performing the surgery well it's possible to minimize the chance of this happening however.

Will I need another hair transplant?

The need for another transplant really depends on the individual. With a solid foundation surgery and working to potentially bolster results with drug therapy, you can improve the stability of the hair that was transplanted as well as prevent further loss. Getting a hair transplant early on in your 20s or early on in life could lead to needing long-term transplants as hair loss can be progressive.


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