Cost is one of the primary concerns when deciding about any surgical procedure and the same goes for hair transplant surgery. Many people nowadays prefer Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) over traditional hair transplantation methods for its minimal invasive nature. But they are always concerned about the cost of procedure as FUE costs a little more than FUT hair transplant. Here we will explain you why FUE transplant costs more and if this high price is justified or not.
Why FUE Hair Transplant Costs more?
As stated above, FUE cost is usually compared with its closest alternative, the strip removal method, also known as FUT hair transplant. Since both techniques use hair from the patient’s scalp for transplantation purpose, there is no obvious reason for this difference in price. But if you look into the procedures, FUT is an easy way to harvest large number of donor grafts. All that the surgeon has to do is excise a strip of hair bearing skin from the scalp. The technical staff then dissects this strip under powerful microscope to separate individual grafts.
FUE, on the other hand, requires extract of each graft individually. Therefore, to extract 2000 grafts, the surgeon has to make at least two thousand punches. Besides that, extraction of grafts through FUE method requires more skilled and experienced surgeon. This is why FUE transplantation costs more as compared to the traditional strip method transplant.
What is average cost of FUE Hair Transplant?
The cost of FUE transplant depends on several factors. It primarily depends on the number of grafts required. Experience of surgeon, repute of the clinic and its geographic location also play a key role in cost determination. Having that said, there is no fixed cost for FUE Hair Transplant. It varies significantly from patient to patient and from one surgeon to another.
AT Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic, estimated cost of FUE hair transplant is 15 – 20 AED per graft. However, this cost can vary based on the aforementioned factors. Exact cost of procedure can be estimated only after evaluation. To know the exact cost of FUE Hair Transplant in Dubai, or for a customized advice, schedule a FREE CONSULTATION now by filling the form below.
Is high cost of FUE justified?
Now comes the million dollar question that whether this high cost of FUE hair transplant is justified or not? Answer to this question depends on the particular situation and needs of the patient as well as his preferences. If you are really bothered by prominent scarring, like in case of FUT hair Transplant, FUE may be an ideal procedure for you. But if a patient is equally good candidate for both FUE and FUT transplantation and scarring does not bother him as such, he should opt for the latter to save cost.
But it is not only scarring that makes FUE a preferred choice. There are numerous other benefits of FUE hair transplant that justify the high cost. Some of them are listed below.
- FUE does not involve cutting and stitching of scalp.
- FUE involves minimal bleeding.
- FUE offers less discomfort and pain as compared to FUT.
- FUE has less downtime as compared to strip method transplant.
- FUE does not cause a prominent, telltale linear scar.
- FUE allows the surgeon to extract donor grafts from body parts other than scalp.
Having that said, it is always recommended to discuss your options with your surgeon and let him decide which technique is best for you. After all, he has specialized in hair transplantation!
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