HAIR RESTORATION COST
Beware of practices that charge by the graft.
People call our office every day with one single question: How much do you charge per graft? To a serious, dedicated hair restoration surgery practice, this is simply an impossible question to answer. This is because of the complexity of a hair restoration procedure and the inherent variability of the intrinsic physical and physiological factors of each individual patient. These factors include your donor availability, the best treatment/procedure for you, the amount of current hair loss, the possibility of future hair loss, and your individual hair restoration goals.
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HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY IS COMPLEX
We are very aware that many practices in this field, both corporate and private, charge by the graft, and we feel this makes as much sense as charging by the valve when performing valve replacement surgery on a patient’s heart or charging by the cc when performing a breast enhancement procedure. Make no mistake: Charging hair restoration patients by the graft is the invention of the business man, not the physician.
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A patient considering rhinoplasty will most often interview one or more surgeons to find the one they feel the most comfortable with, as the public recognizes that nasal surgery is difficult and the results are often permanent. Frequently in choosing a surgeon for rhinoplasty, a patient will strongly consider the surgeon’s training, experience, and how often the surgeon performs the procedure. After selecting the surgeon and meeting with him or her to discuss their wishes, and after the surgeon assesses the complexity of the proposed nasal surgery, a patient will typically receive a statement with “surgery fees” and “anesthesia/facility fees.” The plastic surgeon who performs the rhinoplasty surgery does NOT charge by the length of nose; they charge by the complexity of surgery. You won’t ever see a billboard that screams, “Seasonal Special: $1,000 per nostril rhinoplasty, minimum 2 nostrils, at Nose Jobs R Us.” One simply cannot respond to a billboard ad and feel good about nasal surgery results.
Hair restoration is like rhinoplasty.
Hair restoration is no different than any other permanent facial plastic surgical procedure, such as rhinoplasty or a facelift. Like rhinoplasty, the procedure is difficult to perform when done well, and the results are permanent. The results are directly dependent on the skill, training, and experience of the surgeon, and the quality, experience, and talent of the technicians who will work with the hair follicles. We deeply respect hair restoration for what it is: a highly complex surgical procedure involving not only our skilled surgeons, but also our experienced team of full-time surgical technicians who bring unbelievable joy to men and women who suffer from hair loss.
Hair restoration is NOT a plug-and-play product that is the same anywhere you go as long as the graft number remains constant. This makes as much sense as saying every single automobile in the world is exactly the same if they all have four tires. In hair restoration, there are hundreds of subtleties and nuances that vary from person to person. It is a procedure that brings our patients a great deal of happiness; it restores their confidence, sense of youth and well-being. It is a procedure that simply cannot be boiled down to a per-graft pricing.
The bottom line.
The bottom line is that getting the patient involved in the details of the surgery and negotiating the number of hairs to be surgically relocated is really just to distract you from the more important things that some medical practices would rather you not think about, such as the experience, background, and training of the ACTUAL surgeon who will be doing your hair restoration surgery.
Cost and financing.
In order to get an accurate cost for a hair restoration procedure/treatment, please schedule an in-person/virtual consultation with us. We will be able to determine the cost after all information is gathered during the consultation.
Anderson Center for Hair also offers financing to help make your procedure more manageable. You can split your procedure cost into small monthly payments through Care Credit. Visit Care Credit to apply today.