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Hair Transplant

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure which transplants hair from one area of the body to another. Hair transplantation is sought after by patients who are looking for a permanent, natural-looking solution to partial baldness.

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be caused by a number of factors such as male-pattern baldness, medication, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and trauma to the hair. Hair loss can occur in both men and women and is not limited to age.

Hair transplantation can be used for various areas of the body such as the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, or chest hair. The most common area for hair transplantation is the scalp, which is popular among men with receding hairlines.

The procedure involves hair being taken from a donor site on the body, either follicle by follicle (FUE) or in skin strips (FUT strip harvesting), and these are carefully placed into the bald patch.

Recommended for
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Alopecia
  • Receding hairlines
  • Traction alopecia
  • Trauma to the hair

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad
3 days. Patients can usually fly afterwards, however the procedure may require several sessions.
Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is commonly performed on patients suffering with male-pattern baldness.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad 3 days. Patients can usually fly afterwards, however the procedure may require several sessions.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Overnight stay not required.

Average length of stay abroad 3 days.

Patients can usually fly afterwards, however the procedure may require several sessions.

Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is commonly performed on patients suffering with male-pattern baldness.

Compare Hair Transplant prices around the world

United States $ 11,299
Spain $ 5,539
Thailand $ 3,961
Hungary $ 3,102
Mexico $ 3,000
Poland $ 2,737
Turkey $ 950

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Hair Transplant clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

200000

Patients who used MEDIGO

1200

Clinics across 35 countries

195

Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

20

Languages spoken at MEDIGO

Before Hair Transplant abroad

The patient will have a consultation with the surgeon ahead of the procedure, to establish an appropriate donor site and discuss the procedure.

How is it performed

The scalp is first cleaned and the donor site where the hair is being harvested from, will be injected with an anesthetic to numb the area before the extraction.

There are 2 different techniques which can be used for the extraction of the donor hair. The hair can be taken in strips, and this technique is known as strip harvesting, which is also known as FUT harvesting (follicle unit transplantation), or it can be taken follicle by follicle, which is known as FUE (follicle unit extraction), both of which involve using a hollow needle.

The donor site is often at the back of the head, and any scarring from the incision can be concealed with hair.

These hairs are usually clipped to 1 to 2 mm in length, and implanted into the recipient site. Once the transplantation is complete, the area may be dressed with a surgical dressing which will need to be kept in place for 1-2 days.

At the recipient site it can sometimes take 4 to 6 months for the hairs to come through, and patients may have to wait up to one year to see the full effects of the transplant.

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Hair Transplant takes 4 to 12 hours.

The procedure is time consuming, and a large number of transplants may take 8 hours or more. Sometimes, an extra appointment will be necessary.

Hair Transplant
The hair is harvested from a donor site either in strips or by follicle unit extraction (as shown here).

What to expect after Hair Transplant

Post procedure care

Patients will normally go back to their hotel after the transplant, and should rest with the head slightly raised. The doctor may recommend special shampoo to clean the head. Patients may experience itching.

The first transplanted hairs may fall out gradually over the first few weeks, and this shouldn't be a cause for concern. Over time, new hairs should grow from the transplanted follicles.

Possible discomfort

There is only minor discomfort associated with this procedure. Most patients are comfortable with over-the-counter painkillers for the first day after surgery.

Important things to know about Hair Transplant

Not recommended for
  • Diffuse pattern female balding
  • Alopecia areata (spot baldness)
  • If there is insufficient hair at donor site
Potential risks
  • Hair transplant failure (hair doesn't grow)
  • Obvious scarring (sometimes with strip harvesting a line is visible)
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness on the scalp

Compare Hair Transplant prices around the world

United States $ 11,299
Spain $ 5,539
Thailand $ 3,961
Hungary $ 3,102
Mexico $ 3,000
Poland $ 2,737
Turkey $ 950

Source: Medigo prices

See all clinics offering Hair Transplant

81 clinics on MEDIGO offer Hair Transplant

Prestige Skin Clinic

Wroclaw, Poland

100

$ 2,737

Mediviron UOA

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

93

$ 4,803

D-K Klinik

Antalya, Turkey

100

$ 2,492

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81 clinics on MEDIGO offer Hair Transplant

Prestige Skin Clinic

Wroclaw, Poland

100

$ 2,737

Mediviron UOA

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

93

$ 4,803

D-K Klinik

Antalya, Turkey

100

$ 2,492

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