I am a 28 year old man that has been suffering from hair loss for 10 years. I am a recent college graduate and I’m still paying off student loans. Should I go to a cheap hair transplant clinic or do you get what you pay for?
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as clear cut as many would think. The cost of a hair transplant procedure has no bearing on the actual procedure itself. However, there are certain things a patient can do to ensure they are going to an accredited surgeon with a good reputation.
There are several hair transplant surgeons who perform affordable hair transplant surgery with excellent results. However, there are also several “black market FUE” clinics that perform surgery with disastrous results. One way a patient can know whether or not a physician is performing ultra-refined hair transplantation is through finding non-biased reviews.
The hair restoration network is one of the most popular hair loss forums on the web. Plenty of hair loss forums exist, but the hair restoration network is the only forum where members regularly share their journeys. Speaking with fellow patients is invaluable, because there is no hidden agenda or ulterior motive. Speaking with real patients is an excellent way to research a particular clinic or physician.
Rather than focusing on the price, patients should focus on the results. Money comes and goes but results will last a lifetime. The allure of a cheap hair transplant is enticing and understandable. However, if the sole reason you’re basing your decision is the price of the procedure, then you may run in to problems. Once you undergo hair transplant surgery there is no turning back. If you go to a “black market FUE” clinic you have little to no recourse if the results come out bad.
Cosmetic procedures change a persons appearance, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees with hair transplant surgery. However, selecting an experienced and qualified hair transplant surgeon reduces the risks and places the odds in your favor. Choosing a clinic with a long track record of providing refined and excellent patient results; patients drastically reduce the risk of having a failed hair transplant. For this reason, prospective patients should research surgeons/clinics carefully and look at as many patient results as possible before committing to surgery.
Written and published by,
Melvin- Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network and The Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians