How much does hair transplant surgery cost?- Hair Transplant FAQs

It is difficult to predict the exact cost of hair transplant surgery. The surgical team will provide an estimation of the cost during a consultation. The difficultly of the procedure and number of transplanted hairs will determine the final cost of the surgery.

Generally, the higher the number of transplanted hairs, the lower the cost per graft. Patients will receive detailed information about the number of grafts transplanted immediately following the procedure. It is important to note that the surgical team can only offer an estimation of how many grafts will be needed to cover the desired area.

Large numbers of grafts are necessary to create a realistic and natural looking head of hair. Attempting to reduce the price of the surgery by lowering the number of transplanted grafts will result in a thin, unappealing head of hair.

Additional charges may apply to patients whose procedures require more than one session.

FUT techniques are somewhat less expensive than FUE techniques. FUT procedures remove a strip of hair from the back of the head and then cut the strip into individual grafts. FUE procedures are performed somewhat differently and use a small punch tool to remove groupings of 1-3 follicles.

FUT hair transplant procedures cost about 6 pounds per graft for transplants containing under 500 grafts. That number drops significantly as the number of grafts increases. If 500 to 1000 grafts are used in a transplant procedure, the cost will be around 3 pounds a piece. If more than 1000 grafts are used in a single transplant procedure, the cost will be around 2 to 2.5 pounds per graft.

FUE hair transplant techniques are somewhat more expensive. The cost is 6 pounds per graft for transplants of less than 500 grafts, but the price only goes down 1 pound per graft for transplants containing over 500 grafts.

It is important to note that the number of grafts does not correspond to the number of transplanted hairs. Grafts may contain between 1 and 4 hairs a piece.

For most patients, about 150 to 200 grafts will be required per square inch. Patients can estimate the cost of hair transplant procedures by measuring the number of square inches of baldness. It will generally cost between 300 and 1,200 pounds per square inch of baldness.

The cost of hair transplants will vary widely depending on the surgeon. It’s important not to choose cheapness over quality. Patients should thoroughly research a surgeon before choosing their hair transplant surgeon.

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