What is the price for a hair transplant?
Many people who want a hair transplant are concerned about the price and they want to find a quality operation at a reasonable cost. But how much does a HT cost and why is it so expensive?
First of all, the price of hair transplant is based on what the customers are willing to pay. One piece of advice is that it can be useful for you as a potential buyer going through what you will pay throughout your lifetime for your hair loss. Do not forget that you are very likely to make several hair transplants for your life as your hair loss progresses. Once you have started to do a hair transplant, you will not lose your transplanted hair – however, your hair loss on your normal hair to go ahead for the time you get older.
The cost of a hair transplant will depend on a variety of factors:
- The type of method used
- Which clinic you choose
- How much hair you need to transplant and the desired density. Example, if you want a combination treatment may be more expensive but then you usually treated in two days with both strip and FUE.
- Which country you want to have surgery in
- When you can do your surgery
- If you’re willing to stand on a standby list
- If the clinic has no empty slots they need to fill
- The ego of the surgeon if he / she believes that she is the world’s best
- It is often possible to negotiate a lower price from the clinic if you write about your case on the forum or on a blog
- If you can coordinate your transplant in a so-called Group deal – which is a new phenomenon on the Internet. Sign up here
On this page we will collect detailed information on the cost of a professional hair transplants and how to find the most affordable operations.
The method you choose will affect the price:
The cheapest and by far the most common method is called FUT (sometimes called strip method) and the price situation in Sweden between 20 000 -46 000 SEK. FUE is generally more expensive and cost between 35000-130000 kronor in Sweden, often depending on the size of the operation is. Some clinicians advocate bundling and then, the cost of around SEK 100 000 in Sweden.
Most people in Sweden who have a hair transplant done so with FUT, and many of them very successful. At FUT cut off a strip of skin which is a big disadvantage, but because the skin is removed, you can use the equal amount in other places. While there are limits how many FUT can be done. Some surgeons claim you can make a most of two FUT operations due to the elasticity of the skin but other surgeons have other ideas about this. But there are doctors, such as New Hair Clinic in Sweden and Dr. Bisanga in Belgium that advocates FUT with FUE to get best results. What one should keep in mind is that there are both advantages and disadvantages of both methods. While it may be worth bearing in mind that a poorly made FUE can be worse than mediocre FUT.
Which clinic you choose will affect the price of hair transplantation:
Different clinics set different prices. What is important is that you choose a reputable clinic because it often costs more to fix a bad hair transplant than to run from the ground up that is from a so-called virgin scalp. The hair transplant process used is also a big reason in price, as the surgeon and surgical team’s technical dexterity and accuracy. What is important is that you have confidence in those who are to perform the operation.
How much hair that needs transplanted affects the price:
Because FUE is something you take out a piece, it takes longer to pick out the hair follicles and the price is thus higher. The number of grafts required will vary from case to case and the conditions affected by how much balding, hair quality and hair color. You should be sure to get an estimate of how much is needed for your specific case.
Prices for a hair transplant in Sweden from different clinics
The prices for FUE in Sweden is generally high at about 50 000 dollars and up to 140 000 Euro, depending on the clinic you choose. Since an operation may be up to 3300 grafts can thus prices to soar. It is not infrequently may need a reoperation, and multiple operations, which means you may have to pay a lot if you see it in 20 years. Unfortunately, the clinics different methods for calculating prices. Some charge for every grafts while others give you a fixed price.
Many hair restorations specialists abroad have lower prices:
Clinics abroad vary greatly in quality but I think we will see a future where FUE clinics will compete with lower prices. Prices are generally much lower in most countries outside Sweden. There are people operating without a medical background but still can show good results. What is important is that there are close to medical care if there would be complications because it can be highly dangerous if there should be no complication.
As you can imagine to make your transplant affects the price:
Hair transplantation is a seasonal industry. Summer and Easter are usually the high season in Sweden. That means you have difficulty getting lower prices during these periods.
Is it possible to get a refund from the county council for a hair transplant?
In Sweden it is not possible to receive grants for hair loss procedures whether you feel bad mentally of your hair loss. On the other hand offers the Stockholm county council an annual cost of 4000 dollars for a wig if you suffered from hair loss associated with a disease. This includes hair replacement, testing, etc..
Can I borrow money for a hair transplant?
Yes of course there is such funding, although you should check what the APR will be. There are companies that Medical Finance, which will allow you to borrow if you need a hair transplant but be sure to compare prices with the bank.
What is a Group deal?
The idea of making a so-called Group buy is that potential clients gathers on websites like hairtransplanttourist.com and try to negotiate better price. The goal eventually is to negotiate good discounts with the best and most popular clinics. In time we will send offers to subscribers who have chosen to subscribe or register on our website – so please make sure to sign up.