Recent technological advancements and investments have made hair transplantation surgery more affordable and accessible. As a consequence, the demand for hair transplants has massively increased over the last few years. However, the wide array of cost estimates and comparisons available online makes it difficult to get a clear overview of the costs worldwide. This guide will give you a price comparison between countries and list the factors you should consider in order to make an informed decision.
A Hair Transplant is a minimally-invasive, outpatient surgical procedure that can permanently restore the hair of men and women who are experiencing partial baldness by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas.
You can get a complete overview of hair transplantation surgery on our Hair Transplant Guide and learn about the different surgery procedures.
The table below shows the average costs in EUR for a FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant procedure at an accredited medical facility in different countries. Prices are calculated on the average amount of grafts requested by patients. FUE hair transplant is currently the most widely used hair transplant technique. FUE hair transplant has the lowest price in Turkey (on average 1800€), followed by Poland (1850€) The highest price for a FUE hair transplant is in Australia with an estimated 16000€, followed by Ireland with 10500€.
Average Prices for a FUE Hair Transplant Surgery
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A graft refers to a piece of living tissue that is surgically moved from one body site to another, without bringing its own blood supply with it. After it is placed into the target site, a new blood supply will grow in. Hair follicles naturally grow in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, known as follicular units. FUE hair transplant surgeons will aim to harvest and transplant hairs in their natural groupings to promote uniform hair growth. The surgeon will harvest each follicular unit (graft) with a hollow needle between 0.6mm and 1.0mm in diameter. Then, the surgeon will use microblades and fine needles to insert the grafts into the target sites, angling the grafts in a consistent pattern for a natural look and density.
There are several factors that contribute to the cost of a hair transplant surgery. Click on each title to expand for more details.
You are paying for specialist care. It’s wise to choose a hospital with surgeons that are highly specialized in, and who have an excellent reputation for performing the procedure. A good hair transplant surgeon should make patients aware of any possible complications and side effects that could arise from the treatment, and be available for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns once you’ve arrived back home. These professionals undergo specialist training and as such they may charge higher fees.
The number of grafts that you need for your hair transplant surgery will directly affect the price; the more grafts, the higher the final price of the treatment. Unless a surgeon or clinic offers a fixed price regardless of the number of grafts needed (as it often happens with our partner clinics in Turkey), the number of grafts will determine the final price.
There are different hair transplantation surgery techniques. The most commonly performed is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure, where each follicular unit is transplanted one at a time. Other procedures include Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), or strip harvesting, that involves removing a strip of hair from the back of the head (donor area) and placing the units in the recipient area, and ARTAS, a robotic hair restoration system that automatically finds the best hair to harvest for transplantation. Once hair is harvested, it is then transplanted into the thinning areas.
Depending on the procedure chosen or recommended, the final price of the treatment may vary. Our Hair Transplant Guide gives a thorough overview of hair transplant surgery. Have a look to learn more about procedures, recovery time, and more!
The country, or city, where you will choose to have the treatment done will considerably affect the price. While in Australia prices can get as high as 16000€, more affordable options are available in countries like Turkey, Poland, Hungary, India, Thailand, or Mexico. Due to lower living and labour costs, prices are lower but the quality of medical care is not compromised. Qunomedical partners with the highest quality facilities in the world, so that you can rest assured that you will receive the best quality treatment without breaking the bank.
Prescription for painkillers and special aftercare hair products may be added to the overall treatment costs.
Below a list of suggestions on how to save on a hair transplant surgery. Click on each title to expand for more details.
You can save a lot of money by reducing travel expenses, especially on flights and accommodation. Flight comparison sites like Google Flights and Skyscanner let you compare flight prices and view the cheapest times to fly. If international flights are expensive from your nearest airport consider taking a train or flying with a budget airline to a larger airport with better connections and cheaper flights. Trivago and Expedia can help you compare hotel prices.
Many high-quality clinics and hospitals provide package deals for international patients, which include treatment, accommodation, transfer to and from the airport, and hospital stay.
Selecting an experienced hair transplant surgeon that you trust will do a good job is crucial. It is important that you don’t just go for the cheapest price and that you make sure that the hospitals and doctors you are considering are either internationally accredited or have the highest national accreditations. This way, you’ll ensure that you’re getting treatment that is either as good as or better than in your homeland.
At Qunomedical, your health and happiness are our top priorities. If you’d like to find out more about hair transplant surgery, feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation!
We’ll determine your goals and eligibility for the procedure and ask you for some pictures of your head so that our medical experts can give you an estimate of the number of grafts you need. We will then send you a free, non- binding quote. We’ll do the legwork to get you the best price possible at one of the world’s leading facilities and our services are completely free of charge.
We’re an independent company that knows the market inside-out, and we offer you complete transparency because unlike other medical tourism platforms, we work for you, not the hospitals. With Qunomedical:
✓ You’ll find the best hospitals worldwide in one place - your search is easy and reliable!
✓ You’ll get the best price online, as well as the highest quality.
✓ Your travel will be as worry-free as possible - we are available 24/7 and we will be there every step of the way.
✓ You’ll get the final, real price, and no hidden costs!
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of international patients seeking outstanding treatment at reduced rates visit hospitals abroad. Hair transplant surgery is one of the most popular procedures that patients travel abroad to undergo.
We work closely with a number of hair transplant clinics around the world, all of which are highly experienced in dealing with international patients, and which offer high-quality treatments at affordable prices. These are some of our most popular clinics.