The hair transplant costs in India depend on a whole lot of inter-related factors. Aside from the cost incurred for the services of the surgeon performing the procedure, there is the expenses of the medical facility, equipment, and materials used that also contributes to the final price of a hair transplantation in India.
The final costs involved in getting hair transplants in India are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the sky-high prices quoted just a few years ago.
The cost of the transplant surgeon, his/her assistant, and the expenses of undergoing the surgery, along with pre- and post-operative care plays a major role in the cost of a hair transplantation in India.
However, the fundamental aspect for determining costs for such a procedure can only be done based on the type of technique and technology that the patient wants and needs.
Procedures Affecting The Cost Of Hair Transplant In India
Following are the costs of the separate transplant procedures and technique for hair transplantation. The final method a patient undergoes depends on the extent of his/her problem:
The Regular “Strip” Transplant Procedure
Once a person decides to undergo a transplantation procedure, the “strip” method is undoubtedly the most commonly performed such treatment in India, and across the world.
There are a couple of reasons for the popularity of this technique, foremost of which is its substantially lower price when compared to other similar methods.
The technique employed here is quite simple. Hair from the patient is taken in the form of a strip, and implanted wherever it is desired. This inadvertently ends up leaving a scar on the area from where strands are borrowed.
The treatment is effective, and relatively fast. This technique is definitely recommended for those people who are looking for high quality grafts with a treatment that doesn’t last too long.
In order to get rid of this scar, patients always have the option of going in for a “Trichophytic Closure”. The cost for undergoing this regular procedure is pegged at around Rs. 25 per graft.
The second treatment that is preferred by a large number of men and women in India is medically referred to as a stitch-less Follicular Unit Extraction, FUE for short.
The technique of borrowing hair from the donor site is what separated this procedure from the regular method. In the case of an FUE, strands are taken one-by-one, therefore avoiding leaving a scar.
There are a number of reasons why transplant doctors recommend opting for an FUE. The most prominent ones being that the recovery time is significantly lowered. Also, the duration of post-operative care can also be significantly reduces by going in for a FUE.
The cost of a single unit graft under a FUE transplant procedure is generally between Rs. 60 and Rs. 100.
As mentioned earlier, this technique is helpful for those people who want to get rid of the scar that is caused by the general method of transplantation.
The treatment will cost anywhere about Rs. 10,000 to get rid of the scars caused by borrowing hair follicles from a donor site.
Given the above described costs of different transplantation procedures, the total hair transplant costs in India tends to be between 50,000 and 2 lakh Indian rupees.