Hair transplants used to be only for the rich and famous. Now hair replacement is less expensive. Still, a typical surgical session can range from $6,000 to $15,000.
You can find ‘Beauty Packages’ to countries outside of the U.S. where the cost is much less. For example, some packages include the hotel, air fare, and procedure for under $5,000. Some popular countries are Argentina, Colombia, and India.
Compare the different costs associated with having hair transplant surgery so you can make the best decision for yourself about how to proceed. Be realistic about what can be accomplished with the hair treatment and what the likelihood is that additional procedures may be needed later.
Because we are unique individuals, the amount and overall condition of our hair is largely due to the genes we inherited from our parents. Beyond what we have inherited from our parents is a uniqueness that is all our own. We have thoughts and feelings about others and about ourselves. Oftentimes, we think others think badly about us, because we feel badly about ourselves.
We are our worst critics; therefore, if we see something about ourselves that we don’t like, we will focus on that and try to do something about it. For instance, there are people don’t like how their hair looks. Maybe it is a man who has a receding hairline, or maybe it is a woman who has thinning hair and a bald spot near her temple. Maybe no one can see her bald spot, but when she pulls her hair back she can see it. She may feel unhappy about the way her hair is and she is researching information about hair transplants.
Hair transplants costs are more affordable than they used to be. Some hair plant physicians charge by the graft and others charge by the session. Unfortunately, hair transplant surgery is not covered by insurance. However, hair transplant financing is available and you can make your payment right to the office, in most cases, unless you get your own financing from a finance company.
Are you concerned over the idea of having hair transplant expenses it might be a good idea for you to schedule a consultation with your hair transplant physician to talk about the process and how much it will cost. The doctor can look at your hair and give you an estimate of how much it might cost. An estimate isn’t the exact cost; it is just a ball park figure. The doctor will likely ask you what you hope to accomplish by having hair transplant surgery. If you say you want a thick head of hair, and you presently have thin hair, you can be fairly sure you will have several sessions to transplant new hair follicles.
When you sit down with the hair transplant doctor, you should not only be concerned with hair transplant care costs, but you should also be concerned about what to expect from each session. Is there going to be pain involved with each session Is there a possibility for infection after receiving hair transplant surgery Does the hair transplant surgeon have the credentials necessary to perform hair transplants
You may feel out of place or embarrassed to ask the doctor questions about his ability to do hair transplants, but it will be too late to ask after the surgery and you had terrible results. Besides worrying how you will make the hair transplant payment, you should first speak to the surgeon who will be performing your surgery. You should think twice about having hair transplant surgery if the doctor seems overly eager to push you into surgery without first talking to you about the risks and other concerns involved.
Even though the hair transplant costs have come down over the years, you still don’t want to spend money while not knowing what your hair might look like when the surgery sessions are finished. Your doctor won’t be able to give you specific information about his/her patients, but ask the doctor for some before and after photos of some of the clients who have received hair transplants.
The doctor should keep a portfolio of satisfied clients before and after pictures. If the doctor has no photos to show you, it might behoove you to keep looking for a hair transplant physician elsewhere. You should be able to make an informed decision on who will do your hair transplant surgery, by spending a few minutes asking the doctor questions about his/her experience and how long he/she has been doing hair transplant surgery.
When you speak to the doctor in a consultation visit, you should be able to ask direct questions about hair transplants in general, and hair transplant costs. You should also be able to ask about the doctor’s professional accreditation, and how many hair transplants he/she does in a week. If the doctor doesn’t seem to be forthcoming with his/her answers to your questions, you should reconsider allowing that doctor to do your surgery.
Not everyone is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. It would be too bad to fork out money for hair transplant expenses just to find out the transplants didn’t ‘take.’ A good hair transplant physician will advise you to whether or not you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. If the doctor tells you that you are not a good candidate for surgery, ask for his/her professional opinion as to why you aren’t a good candidate.
You may choose to get a second opinion, if the doctor tells you that you aren’t a good candidate for surgery. Just be careful; if you have been warned by one or more doctors that you aren’t a good candidate for transplant surgery don’t keep trying to find a doctor who will do it. You might just find a less reputable doctor who will do hair transplant surgery on you, and you might wish you had listened to the doctor who warned you not to.