$2 a Graft Hair Transplant – Is It Possible To Get a Good Hair Transplant At This Price?
I’ve been trying to research my hair restoration options as best as I can, but keep running into conflicting information. I want to have a hair transplant but I an not sure how to get the best hair transplant for the best price. I keep seeing ads on the internet for doctors who will do a transplant for $2 dollars a graft, but as with everything in life I fear the ” I will get what I pay for.” I’m very glad that I found your organization and was hoping you can give me some guidance. Can I get a good hair transplant for $2 dollars a graft or will these doctors be cutting corners? Thanks in advance for your help, Peter
It may be possible to get a hair transplant for $2 dollars a graft but you could get a bad hair transplant. Clinic’s that promote price are either hair transplant mills (more then one procedure per day) or a new doctor starting out. When a new doctor is starting out in this business he will offer his services for less money to get your business. Research his patients and his training. Ask if there are any additional fees and how the number of grafts needed is determined. You should find out the largest number of grafts the doctor has transplanted in one session and the type of grafts he usually transplants. The best transplants today will require at least 2500 to 3000 follicular unit grafts for the front one third of the scalp. This will require at least four medical assistants and at least 6 to 7 hours of surgery time. A fee for this service would be from 8 to 12 thousand dollars by most established physicians.
Instead of trying shop on a price per graft bases start asking doctors what they could do for you with the budget you can afford or willing to spend. In my practice if a patient is able to have a procedure on a 24 to 48 hour notice, I will reduce my fee to fill the spot. As the number of grafts increase the price per graft decreases. This is another way the price could get close to the $2 per graft fee you are looking for.
Hair loss is for the rest of your life. You want a doctor you can trust and is looking out for your best interest. You want a treatment plan that makes sense now and 20 years from now.
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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.