Cost and Recovery Time of a Hair Transplant Surgery

When considering a Hair Transplant Surgery, it is highly recommended to do a detailed research about the procedure, its cost, the recovery time and possible complications that you can face following the treatment. Spend a considerable time and use all available forums – internet, references, online consultations and even a couple of physical consultations as well – to learn in detail each and every thing about the procedure. This will help you prepare for the surgery in a better way and get the most out of it.

If you are interested in knowing the cost of surgery or wondering how long it will take you to recover completely from the treatment and resume your normal activities, then you have landed in the right place.


Recovery Process After Hair Transplant:

When done right, Hair Transplant surgery is an extremely effective and safe way to restore natural looking hairline. The length of procedure depends on the number of grafts transplanted as well as the surgical technique being used. A typical hair transplant can take anywhere from 6 to 8 hours for its completion.

Recovery time varies from patient to patient and also depends on the type of surgery you have opted for. For example, FUE and Stem Cell FUE require minimum recovery time, while Follicular Unit Transplant takes a little more time before the patient is allowed to resume routine activities, courtesy the linear scar on the donor site.

Recovery time for strip method transplant can be anywhere between 7 to 10 days. The stitches are generally removed at around 7 days following the surgery while the transplanted grafts are considered to be firmly anchored after 10 to 14 days. The scar healing time also depends on your skin type and wound healing characteristics. The patients are mostly allowed to resume non-strenuous activities 3 to 5 days post-op, but strenuous activities must be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks.

The transplanted hair will initially shed, a condition called shock loss, before they will start growing like normal hair. Generally it takes 8 months to one year for the transplanted hairs fully grow. In the meanwhile, your doctor will give a list of precautionary measures that you have to take during the recovery process to avoid any unwanted complications or side effects. Follow those post-op instructions carefully to make sure you get the best and the most natural looking results.

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FUE Hair Transplant Vs FUT Strip Method

Cost of Hair Transplant:

As far as Cost of Hair Transplant surgery is concerned, it significantly varies from one patient to another as well as from one provider to another. Your cost of hair transplant treatment will mainly depend on the hair restoration technique you opt for. Strip Method Transplant (FUT) is the most economical technique of all. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is relatively expensive while the latest and the finest hair transplantation technique Stem Cell FUE is the most expensive of all. However, considering the 100% success rate and the most natural results offered by Stem Cell FUE, the money spent is worth it.

Since surgeons charge hair transplant surgery based on per graft, number of grafts required to achieve desired results will directly determine the cost of surgery. If you have mild to moderate hair loss, you may need up to 1000 grafts, while significant hair loss may need 1500-2000 hair grafts, and severe hair loss can even need up to 4000 grafts for a fuller and denser head of hair. So, the number of grafts required will play a key role in determining the cost of your surgery.

The third most important factor that plays its role in determining the cost of your hair transplant surgery is the experience and reputation of the surgeon you choose. An experienced and highly skilled surgeon with a good reputation in the market will obviously charge you more than a novice or a physician who is not known to many.

Geographic location of the clinic also determines the cost of treatment. Getting the procedure done in a developed country like the United States or the United Kingdom will cost you more than getting the same procedure done in Dubai or any other city in a developing country. Hair transplant Dubai Clinic is a leading name for hair restoration in Dubai. Established since 2004, over the last 10 years we have helped our clients not only from the United Arab Emirates but also the neighboring gulf countries.

If you have any queries or you are interested in learning more about Hair Transplant surgery, we recommend you to book a free online consultation now and get our experts’ opinion.

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