Undoubtedly there is some sticker shock when considering the cost of hair transplant surgery, especially as it is not usually covered by health insurance. It is an investment not simply to cosmetically improve your appearance, but into a procedure that will support your overall mental and physical well-being for the rest of your life.
What you should consider in your calculations is that this one time cost should represent the best possible results; the surgical technique employed; the level of expertise and artistry required to achieve those results; and the team that is necessary to provide you with those results. Costs for this procedure at our clinic can range anywhere from about $6,000 to more than $14,000.
What you will want to consider with your surgeon is the number of follicular units needed to get the results you want. The more grafts needed, the bigger the team, the longer the procedure, more materials used and thus the more expensive.
Additionally there is a difference in cost between the two most recommended techniques, Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplant, the latter being the less expensive option. Making a decision about which one is right for you will, again, depend on a number of factors, most importantly being the results your desire.
The surgeon’s experience and artistry as well as the team’s abilities also come at a price. Again, consider that this should be a one-time only procedure that will last the rest of your life. You really do want the best surgical team you can afford that will provide you with the best patient care, not just before and during the procedure, but after as well.
Here is a simple comparison illustrating the complexity and care necessary for a successful liposuction procedure and a hair replacement surgical procedure: Liposuction normally requires a doctor, but possibly a nurse as well, and can be usually performed over the course of a couple of hours or less. Hair transplant surgery requires many hours, a highly train surgeon and a team of expertly trained Hair Transplantation technicians usually between two to four technicians who meticulously harvest, prepare and transplant the grafts.
If you would like to know more about your options and costs, call Dr. Abraham Armani for a completely confidential and personalized evaluation in his office’s convenient Dallas location. He is a leading hair restoration expert, and has earned national awards for his patient care.