Even though hair loss is a common condition affecting two-thirds of American men by the time they turn 35, most patients have several questions about hair restoration surgical options when they come in for consultations. Significant advances in hair transplant surgery have occurred in the past decade or so, including the NeoGraft® technique I offer in San Diego.
Hair transplant surgery has come a long way since the days of hair plugs. Grafting techniques have made hair restoration almost seamless, provided it’s performed by an experienced plastic surgeon with extensive training.
For patients considering hair transplant surgery, here are the most common questions I hear.
1. What are my options for hair restoration?
NeoGraft is just one of the options offered at La Jolla Hair Surgery Center. It’s a minimally invasive, automated method of follicular unit extraction (FUE). Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a surgical procedure that uses strips of healthy hair from the back of the head.
2. How much does it cost?
The cost of hair transplantation will depend largely on the amount of hair to be transplanted, but it generally ranges from $4,000 to $15,000. The procedure is rarely covered by insurance.
3. What is recovery like?
Recovery depends on the type of hair restoration technique is used. NeoGraft is a minimally invasive procedure, and the recovery is more comfortable compared to a more invasive surgery, which involves making an incision.
Although there are number of websites offering information about hair transplant surgery, it’s good to keep in mind that the best way to learn more about various techniques is to meet with a qualified specialist. For the best experience, prepare a list of questions beforehand to help you remember what you want to ask.