If you are considering having a hair transplant, you are probably researching two things on the internet.
1) A trusted clinic where you can have a safe and successful hair transplant.
2) How much can the transplant cost you.
If this did strike a chord to you, then Bravo! You are a smart one.
Doing a research before selecting the right clinic is always a good idea. You don’t want to end up getting a poor job done by an inexperienced doctor or overpaying when you could have gotten the same quality treatment at a lesser price.
You are on the right track, but there are two things you should always keep in mind.
1) The cheapest option is not the best
There are horror stories of people who got their transplant done at a cheap clinic and the results were so poor that they had to get another, more expensive, surgery to fix the damage.
Don’t make a poor decision just to save a few thousands. Remember why you are getting a hair transplant–to get your hair back and look good. It won’t be worth it to spend all that money if you’re not happy with the results.
2) Money spent on hair transplant is money spent well.
They say money can’t buy happiness but in the way hair transplant changes people’s lives (Add link to “7 ways….” article), you can say that it can end suffering. It’s an investment you make for a happier and healthier life. It will even benefit your career.
Back to the cost of hair transplant.
The cost depends on different factors such as:
- How much does the clinic charge per graft
- Whether you chose FUT or FUE
- How many grafts you need transplanted
Not all clinics charge the same rate for a hair transplant. Bigger clinics charge more to make up for the marketing and other costs.
Our partner clinics will charge you ₹35 per graft (Graft is not a single hair. Each graft can have multiple hair).
But if you sign up with us we’ll get you a 15% discount.
Costs in other places
Hair transplant cost in some of India’s popular clinics:
Goa Hair Care (Goa) – From ₹35,000
A K Clinics (Punjab) – From ₹30,000/- to ₹3,50,000+
Tamira Life (Chennai) – From ₹70,000 (₹75 Per graft for Scalp) – ₹86,500 (for 1000 grafts)
HARLEYS CLINIC(Mumbai) – From ₹80,000 – ₹1,50,000
TRICHOS Hair Transplant Institute (Hyderabad) – From ₹30,000
Mayflower Clinic (Nagpur) – ₹20,000 – ₹80,000
We’d recommend you get your hair transplant done in Goa. If you’re considering getting it done in a different state from where you live in, keep in mind that while the transplant procedure takes an entire day on average, you will have to do follow up appointments with the doctor.
The follow up treatment can be sped up but it’s not recommended.
To know how much hair you’ll need and how much it will cost you, sign up for a free consultation here.
Note: Not all clinics provide free consultations. The cheapest consultation fees start from ₹500.
FUT or FUE
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) method will cost you less when compared to Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant method.
FUT, also called as strip method. The surgeon removes a strip of skin from the back of the scalp. The scalp is sewed close. Then they divide the scalp into individual grafts which are then transplanted into the bald are.
FUE is the modern method of hair transplant in which the surgeon removes individual follicles directly from the donor area, which are then transplanted into the bald area.
Consult your doctor to find out which method is best for you.
Amount of grafts
The total cost of surgery is calculated by the amount of grafts you need to be transplanted. Some people just need to cover up a bald spot and may require 1000 grafts while others may need 2000 or more.
If the per graft cost is ₹35, for a thousand graft surgery you will have to pay around ₹35,000 Rs. For 2000 grafts you will pay ₹70,000.
If it gets more than 2000 grafts, the total cost goes down.
Is it worth it?
If you are wondering if spending all this money on getting a hair transplant is worth it, you should consider the damage it’s doing to the quality of your life.
Psychological effects of baldness and receding hairline:
- Low self esteem: people self conscious about their baldness often develop low self esteem. They also avoid social situations and settle for less attractive partners.
- Stress: The fear of going bald is enough to drive people into depression. Especially in younger people. They spend hundreds of hours obsessively searching for “remedies” to grow back hair.
- Underestimated by others: Hair plays an important in attractiveness, and attractive people are subconsciously perceived as smarter and more competent by others. This costs some people good career opportunities.
Don’t think of the cost of hair transplant as an expense. Think of it as an investment for a better, healthier life.