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Understanding Hair Transplant: How Much Does it Cost? What to Expect? Is it Worth it?

Hair Transplant

Hair transplant has become popular among both men and women. Hair loss is a common problem. This problem has physiologic and psychologic effects. For this reason, people are choosing hair transplant to eliminate this problem for good.

Patients often has lots of questions in mind when it comes to hair transplant. Mostly, these questions are related with cost of the operation. Also, patients are curious about results and whether it will worth to have this operation. In this article, we tried to answer some of the popular questions.

How Much Hair Transplant Costs?

This is one of the most popular questions asked by patients who are considering hair transplant. Well, it depends. It is not possible to give an exact price for hair transplant procedure. There are multiple factors that will impact the price of the operation. Generally, hair transplant prices are determined based on price per graft. These factors are:

  • Hair loss level
  • Number of grafts required in the procedure
  • Which procedure will be applied (FUE Slit, FUE Sapphire DHI etc.)
  • Hospital/clinic selected for the operation
  • Travel and accommodation costs if you are having the surgery abroad

All these factors effect the price of the procedure. To give a rough estimate, hair transplant can cost between $3000 and $20000. These prices often do not include any transportation or accommodation fees. However, some clinics offer package services for the operation.

In these package service, clinics include accommodation, operation and certain activities to do in the city while you are recovering. However, packaged generally do not include transportation. So, patients who wish to have the operation in a foreign country should consider the price of plane tickets.

What to Expect from Hair Transplant?

After the operation, you will need to have patience. It will take up to six month for the new hair to start growing. Full hair growth will be completed approximately in 1 to 1.5 years. For that reason, you need to careful plan your operation if you want you new hair to grow in important events like your wedding.

Right after the operation, you need to rest for couple of days. After 3 days, you can go back to your normal life. Still, you need to be careful with your hair for about 7-10 days.

Also, during recovery, there will be hair loss that is called shock hair loss. This is normal and there is no need to panic about it. Patients often panic when they experience this hair loss. But this is normal for your newly transplanted hair to adjust their new place. After this shock loss, you new hair will start to grow in healthy way.

Is It Wort to Have Hair Transplant?

If you have serious hair loss condition and no other treatment works for you, the answer is yes. Hair transplant offers permanent solution to hair loss. After completing your recovery process after the surgery, you will enjoy full and thick hair. And this hair will be permanent. So, if you don’t want to live a life without your hair, this procedure will definitely worth it.


About Gürkan Çoruh

Gürkan is Estenbul Digital Marketing Manager and Content writer who has taken roles in medical tourism for years and created written materials for healthcare provider’s websites. Gürkan Çoruh was born on May 10, 1989, and pursued his higher education in Travel Management at the Muğla University. After graduating in 2011, he had the opportunity to work in many units of tourism. He started to work in the medical health tourism sector in 2016. Since then, he has been working on medical tourism and has written informative health articles. He has been mainly focusing on hair transplant surgeries, and through his work, Gürkan has been able to create effective content in English. He has been working with Estenbul Health in this sector for 7 years.