Are you ready for hair transplant surgery? Not yet!
Are you worried about the high cost involved in a hair transplant surgery
or you donít have faith in hair transplant procedures
? The solution for your problem lies in being informed and clear about each and every aspect about the whole gamut of surgical hair restoration.
You would get exhaustive hair transplant information with regards to most of surgical hair restoration procedures in our web pages. We have dealt in length about almost each aspect, including the psychology of the patient undergoing hair transplant surgery.
It is only after you have red through all the information that you can understand and appreciate the significance of medical hair restoration VS surgical hair restoration. The information would help you to decider whether you are the right candidate for the hair transplant surgery or hair transplant repair.
Now that you are well informed, you would probably think whether the hair transplantation is at all affordable? You would find answer to this question only after understand that the cost for hair transplant surgery depends upon many factors. Your past medical history, the degree and extent of hair loss, possibility of medical hair restoration as an adjunct for surgical hair restoration, number of sessions that would be required for hair transplant surgery are few important considerations which help a hair restoration to chalk out an affordable hair transplant treatment plan for you!
The average hair transplant in the USA in 2004 cost $3690, but the cost will vary considerably from person to person depending on how many grafts they need, the number of sessions involved, and also the type of hair transplant center they go to. Clinics in California charge more on average than clinics in Texas. Going to Canada or to Mexico for the hair transplant will also be cheaper.
Take a decision well before you deplete the most precious source of your donor hair. You are not alone; there are so many people like you with male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness that seek appointment with a hair restoration surgeon.The figures obtained by American Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery may give you some clue!
The hair transplant market
The potential hair transplant market gross value in 2004 was $84 million in the USA alone. This could be extrapolated to other countries/regions. Population of USA is 295 million (= $84 million market). Canada is 30 million (= $8.5 million market). Population of the European Union is 459 million so in theory the potential market value in Europe is $130 million. Combined North America/EU = $222.5 million? Add in the rest of the world and you are probably looking at a worldwide hair transplant industry market of $250 million a year! Quite encouraging!
The figures obtained by American Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery in a survey conducted on numbers of hair transplant surgeries in the USA from 2000-2004 are as follows:
|| Cost of Hair Transplant
|| Total Hair Transplants
|| % Percentage of total hair transplants
|| Conducted on males
|| Conducted on females
The drop in numbers of surgeries since 2000 is partly because the hair transplant sessions are now much bigger than before (more grafts implant per session) so fewer individual sessions are needed per person. And because of these mega-sessions, the cost of hair transplant surgery per session has gone up.
We hope the analysis and facts presented here would definitely help you to make up your mind. For the skills of a hair transplant surgeon and time and efforts that he puts for you, it is an affordable hair transplant at any cost! If you still have doubts, they are likely to be cleared once you have a counseling session at a hair restoration center.