Hair Transplant Procedures: Average Cost, What to Expect and Recovery

May 12, 2017

It is always said that nothing lasts forever. Be it good health, youth, good hair, great skin, friends, family or anything else, nothing will be by your side forever. Speaking of hair, well it is most prone to leave your side or precisely your scalp, much faster than you can imagine. Premature balding is a common thing in the present world, which honestly speaking is not a cool thing at all; even if you try looking cool with a bald head. Nothing can beat the classic look of having a good hair growth along with a good hair cut.

Some hair loss stories can be cured by consulting doctors and following a normal routine of medicines to get that hair growth back. Few can be cured by following a specific DIY. However, if your hair loss problem is pretty much serious, it requires a special treatment. Thus, comes in hair transplantation surgery to your rescue. Now, as you know hair transplantation surgery is a permanent solution to hair growth that will give you a lush growth of hair. It is one of the best ways to get the deserved youthful look back. Hair transplantation or hair implantation has gained popularity as it had shown some great results on a gamut of individuals. However, we have decided to do some sneak peek about the procedure of hair transplantation as well as the average expense and what one must expect from this surgery. Continue reading the blog to know about the above-mentioned points.


The procedure of hair transplantation is quite tricky and requires precision as well as finesse, so as to avoid any major accident. The procedure involves taking healthy follicles which are generally taken from the back or side of the head. A single strip of hair or follicles are removed very carefully. When it comes to the counting of grafts, it solely depends upon the amount of hair loss or thinning and the extent of the area that is subjected to be treated. It usually takes around one thousand to three thousand grafts for the surgery to take place. During the surgery, the patients are put under local anaesthesia, after which the healthy hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head or sides. These extracted follicles are attached or placed in the area where the thinning is particularly taking place. However, this was an over view of the surgery. Hair transplantation surgery is broadly divided into two categories- FUT Method/Strip Harvesting and FUE Method/ Follicular Unit Extraction. A brief about both the procedures are given below.

FUT or Strip Harvesting:

In this method, the hair transplant is carried out by removing a single strip of the scalp where the hair follicles are in excess. This area is known as the donor site. After the removal process, the follicular units then go through a process of cutting for the purpose of creating grafts for the transplant.


FUE Method or Follicular Unit Extraction:

This is yet another method of hair transplantation. In this method, the follicular units are removed separately or individually. This process is more time taking than the earlier process. However, the benefit of this process is that one will be able to avoid linear scar which crops up in the donor site in the other hair transplant process.


Average Cost

Well, one thing that you should take into consideration before going for hair transplantation is the expense that is involved in the surgery. The surgery is costlier than the other forms of hair loss treatment; however you should bear this fact in mind that the treatment is a permanent solution to the hair loss. Also, it gives the appearance of natural growth which is a bonus. Plus, in the present scenario hair transplant has become more affordable without actually compromising on the quality. Well, the cost depends upon the severity of the hair loss and the amount of area that is being covered. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed that the average cost of hair transplant surgery is estimated to be USD 4675 or more. This is the money that is required for single session. The total cost can be as high as USD 15,000 or more. Well, all this depends upon the intensity of the hair loss corresponding to which the area has to be covered. In India, hair transplant in Ludhiana is most affordable yet gives rise to an effective hair growth on the scalp.


Though hair transplant is considered to be less risky than other form cosmetic surgery, it has its own risk factor. Here is a list of things that you should e expecting from this surgery.

  • Cysts on the donor area
  • A feeling of numbness in the donor site as well as the area around the transplanted hair
  • Bleeding
  • Short-term hair loss, at the initial level
  • Scars in the donor area



Hair transplant surgery recovers faster than the other surgeries. However, make sure that follow few guideline for that faster recovery. First of all, avoid driving car just after the operation. Secondly, when taking bath do not pour water on that particular area. Avoid doing workout or strenuous work as the sweat that will be generated might create havoc to the scalp. Generally, a person who has gone through the surgery gets back to his/her normal life after 5-7 days.


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