One of the factors that could affect a person’s decision whether to get a hair transplant or not is the cost. Cosmetic surgery like hair transplant could cost a lot depending where you’ll have it done, who’s going to do it, and other procedure-related cost. This article will give you a rough estimate on how much you should prepare if you are planning to get a hair transplant.
#1 Where you’ll have it done
This is a very significant factor because medical procedures vary per location. Having the procedure done in third world countries would cost you less while deciding to have it done in first world countries will definitely cost you more. You may also want to consider countries that offer medical tourism which offers a certain procedure way less than any other countries.
The following prices are based on a 1000 graft-procedure minus the miscellaneous expenses like medicines, laboratory tests, theater cost, anesthesia, and others.
Location Estimated price
USA $8000 – $10000
Canada $7000 – $10000
Europe $5000 – $7000
Australia $5000 – $7000
India $550 to $1500
Japan $1300 to $2500
#2 who’s going to do it
There has been a lot of news regarding hair transplants done by unlicensed practitioners. Some people opt to get their service because of the low cost. Before you decide to be one of those people, think about the safety and long term effect of the procedure. Remember that these people are not well-equipped to perform such transplant and the quality of their work is not guaranteed.
If you wish to get a hair transplant, get the service of a board certified professional. Though they may not be perfect, but the risk is lesser and their practice is permitted by law and covered by insurance.
Another thing, remember that not all expensive doctors are the best and not all affordable doctors are not as as bad either. Their professional fees have nothing to do about their performance. The best way to find a qualified doctor is to ask around and do your research.
#3 procedure-related cost
Most clinics offer free consultations and assessments. Take advantage of this offer to compare prices with other clinics.
The procedure is usually priced either per graft or per session. For people who have a large bald area, paying the procedure per session is a smart choice whilst if the case is not as worst, you may opt to get the per graft option. However, some clinics drops their per graft price when the required grafts increase.
The cost of the anesthesia, post-op medications, theater cost and lab tests are often priced separately. So, you better discuss this with your doctor as well to avoid any misunderstandings in the future.