Hair Transplant Cost
Hair transplant cost in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and European countries like France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany ranges from USD 4,000- 20,000. However, with the economy slowing down in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and European countries like France,Switzerland, Spain, Germany, etc., there has been a slow down in these countries for this procedure. With less expendable incomes in Western countries, it is now the a preserve of the rich and famous. Therefore, hair loss clients have been increasingly looking East towards India for their treatment. This hair transplantation demand has increased the number of transplantproceduresin India manifold. India today does more hair transplant procedures per capita than all European countries put together.
The reaso is not hard to find. To sum up very briefly-
1. Indian doctors are considered in the USA and Canada as the most skilled. Most western clients have been exposed to Indian family physicians at one time or the other.
2. Indian hospitals and day care centers are today considered the foremost when considering overseas treatment for cosmetic surgery which is not insurance aided.
3. Indian rates for hair transplant and other adjunctive procedures like Botox, Fillers, etc. are the cheapest in the world.
4. One client at “Darling Buds” had this to say- “ I love India for plastic surgery because- I got an Indian doctor with US training and standards of care, at Chinese rates!”
5. Hair Transplant Cost in India varies from Indian Rupees (Rs) 25-70 (50 cents to a a dollar and half per root). The variation depends on the following factors-
(a) Experience and results of the doctor
(b)The technique offered- FUE is double the rate of FUT (strip). This is due to the higher rates of disposables .The best Harris punches cost USD 400 per case.Moreover, the doctor spends 85% of his time with the patient unlike in the strip method where the doctor just harvests the strip and continues with other general surgeries or Lasers. Lastly FUE is the most modern technique, requiring higher investments.
(c) The standard cost of FUT (strip) in a good center in India is Rs 50 (one dollar a root). The standard cost of FUE in India at a world class center would be Rs 70 ( one dollar and a half per root). So it is amply clear that even when patients travel overseas, the price range is still very attractive. For the same procedure where they would have spent $4 to $9 per graft, Indian doctors charge around a dollar per graft. That brings the price range down 4-9 times. It leaves a lot of money for exploring Incredible India with the entire family.
6. However, cost should not be the only indicator of the competence of a hair transplant center when trying to locate a doctor in India on the world wide web. The following need to be taken into account-
(a) Read about the doctor’s credentials- not only on his website but also google his name and see the results. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is 75% of decision making when travelling abroad for a hair transplant.
(b) Check out the website of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India which hosts the names of the best in the field (www.ahrsindia.com). The founder members of the association are regarded as the Big Daddies of hair restoration in India and hair transplant cost in India amongst these doctors is usually the same.
(c) Read more about the doctors’ contributions in the peer forum which you can also join- www.besthairtransplants.ning.com
(d) Is your doctor accredited by the ISHRS (International Society of hair Restoration Surgeons) www.ishrs.org Find out on the website if the doctor is listed.
(e) Are the technicians of the doctor accredited by the ISHRS. The names would be there on the same website above.
(f) Does the doctor hesitate in showing photographs of his center and the facilities offered?
(g) Lastly call the doctor’s office and request to speak to him personally.
(h) Ask for travel advice and arrangements for stay. The best centers will take care of you from the time you land in the country till your flight departs back home.