Cosmetic surgery procedures aren’t exactly known to be cost-effective. Though the price tag for certain surgeries might be eyebrow-raising, the final cost includes more than just the surgery itself. Costs depend on a variety of factors, including the kind of procedure, how long it will take, and the experience and qualifications of the surgeon.
Hair transplants are no exception to the rule. But how much does a hair transplant cost, anyway?
If you’re searching for a hair transplant, you might have noticed that they can land on the more expensive side of the scale. But there’s a good reason for that. In this blog, we’ll break down a couple of the contributing cost factors for you – and give insight into why it’s important not to cut corners when it comes to paying for a cosmetic procedure.
Here’s a breakdown of a hair transplant cost
The cost of a hair transplant will depend on a few factors, including:
- The transplant method used
There are two kinds of hair transplants: an FUT and an FUE. An FUE (follicular unit extraction) is generally more time intensive than an FUT (follicular unit transplant), and therefore is usually more expensive.
- The number of grafts needed and the size of the area affected
The size of the area affected by hair loss contributes to the price of the procedure. Treating a large bald patch on the scalp, for example, requires a significantly larger amount of grafts than a smaller area, like the upper lip.
- The surgeon’s experience
Hair transplants are complex, highly technical procedures. You don’t want to put your safety on the line when it comes to invasive cosmetic surgeries. That’s why it’s important to seek out extremely qualified and experienced surgeons, even though they tend to charge more.
It’s ideal to find a doctor who has a depth of expertise in hair transplants, and it’s even better if the doctor is a board-certified hair restoration surgeon. Check to see if the doctor is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
- Where you get the surgery done
The price difference between a hair transplant done in the U.S. versus one abroad can vary significantly. Turkey, India and Thailand are popular hair transplant destinations. However, it can be risky to travel to a different country for a medical procedure. Not every country has the same standards for excellent medical care. And you won’t be able to revisit your surgeon for aftercare if you’re only there temporarily for a surgery. It costs more in the long run to have a professional fix what may have gone wrong in the first place.
Ultimately, there are risks involved with receiving any kind of cosmetic surgery. By paying for a procedure done by a professional, experienced and qualified surgeon, you minimize the risk of things going askew.
Put yourself in good hands! If you have any questions about how a hair transplant works, or need more information on costs, give us a call: 855-802-HAIR (4247).
We also want to make sure our patients can get the care they need, regardless of costs. That’s why we offer Care Credit, a credit card for medical procedures that includes a 12-month, no interest repayment option. For those who like rewards points or miles, we also accept all major credit cards, and you can split the cost between credit cards and Care Credit.