Does Not Include
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
The hair transplant cost in India starts from around INR 75 (approx. USD 1) onwards for FUE and FUT hair transplant cost in India starts from around USD 100 and varies depending on the number of follicles required or the area to be covered, surgeon, medical history- if you have any, facility and the city where you choose to get the procedure done.
Factors that affect Hair Transplantation cost in India
Hair Transplant Surgeon’s Fees
An important expense when it comes to your hair transplant is going to be your specialist’s fees. IndiCure hand-picks an experienced, skilled, board-certified specialists who are capable of delivering natural-looking results. Although the price tag may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose hair transplant in India with IndiCure.
Type of Hair Transplant
Depending on one’s needs, men and women of all ages can benefit from two types of hair transplant procedures. IndiCure recommends you to explore the hair transplant surgical options by consulting our expert hair transplant surgeons.
Having your hair transplant in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility in India also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes the routine medical exams and tests to ensure you’re a good fit for hair transplant procedures. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Best Hair Transplant Surgeons in India
Dr. Vipul Nanda
22+ Years of Experience
Dr. Vipul Nanda is regarded as one of India’s most prestigious plastic and cosmetic surgeons. He earned his MBBS and MS degrees from AIIMS, as well as his M.Ch from PGI Chandigarh. He earned his MRCS in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Sumit Agrawal
20+ Years of Experience
Dr Sumit Agrawal mastered his skills in Hair transplant at West Houston Plastic Surgery Clinic, World renowned Hair Transplant centre in Texas (USA). Here he learned the fine art of Follicular Unit Grafting (STRIP) technique under the guidance of Dr Alfonso Barrerra, MD, FACS.
Dr. Varun Dixit
19+ Years of Experience
Dr. Varun Dixit has completed his training as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon and is the only doctor in the world to have received the GOLD MEDAL at the University of Mumbai at both the M.S. and M.Ch. levels. He developed his cosmetic surgery talents by working with an American Board-certified doctor.
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What is Hair Transplantation ?
Hair transplantation or Hair transplant is the procedure through which individual hair follicles are transplanted from a part of the body to another which is balding. The site from where the hair is taken, is the donor site and where transplanted is the recipient site. Besides scalp hair, the procedure can also be performed to restore hair of beard, mustache, eyebrows, eyelashes etc.
Hair Fall Causes:
Medical conditions: Heredity, male pattern baldness, anemia, hypothyroidism, Vitamin B deficiency, autoimmune-related hair loss, polycystic ovary syndrome, trichotillomania and such other medical conditions can lead to hair loss.
Drugs causing hair loss: Excess vitamin A consumption, chemotherapy, antidepressants, blood thinners, hypertension drugs like beta-blockers, methotrexate, lithium, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and anabolic steroids can also lead to hair fall.
Other causes of hair loss can be:
- Lack of protein
- Sudden excess weight loss causing vitamin or mineral deficiencies
- Pregnancy, birth control and menopause
- Physical emotional and mental stress
- Physical trauma or severe illness
- Over-styling of hair and chemicals
Hair loss can be treated according to the severity of the condition. Usually temporary conditions can be dealt with home remedies, vitamin and mineral supplements, medicines such as minoxidil and finasteride.
Severe condition leading to baldness can be treated with hair replacement procedures like:
Hair grafting or Hair transplant is a simple outpatient procedure performed in the dermatology office. Hair is harvested from the donor area as grafts and relocated to the balding or thinning area.
Grafts can be categorized according to the number of hair shape and size such as punch, mini-grafts (2-4 hairs), Micro-grafts (1-2 hairs), round and square grafts (upto 20 hairs), Strip grafts (up-to 40 hairs) and so on.
Scalp reduction is done by incising the bald area and stretching the area with hair over it. However this procedure is beneficial for top and back areas of the head and not the front.
Punch Harvesting is a technique where grafts that are punched are then lifted with forceps and relocated to the donor site and sutured or stapled.
Excision technique is when graft is excised and transplanted as a strip to the donor site. If multiple strips are excised then it is called strip harvesting.
|Surgery Time||Depends on the number of follicles|
|Anesthesia Type||Local Anesthesia|
|Stitch Removal||Stitches of donor site either get dissolved or can be removed after 10 days|
|Initial Recovery Time||No downtime, normal activities can be resumed the same day|
Am I a good Candidate?
The procedure is generally indicated in the following conditions:
- Loss of hair in front of the forehead or recession at the temple area
- More extensive hair loss on the top and crown area
- Thinning of the area of scalp
- Thinning eyebrows, beard or mustache
Hair Transplant Options
The 3 main hair transplant methods are:
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): In this procedure, a strip of tissue with hair is removed and the hair follicles from it are implanted in areas that have scanty hair.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): In this procedure, a small punch is used to remove individual hair follicles. They are then implanted in the scalp using a fine needle point instrument. One of the most popular hair transplant methods, it has a distinct advantage over FUT – it does not cause any scarring.
Direct Hair Implant (DHI): DHI is the most advanced hair transplant method. This treatment is a painless procedure that is performed using precise micro-surgical tools. The advantage of DHI is that each hair follicle is placed at a specific depth and angle which provides absolutely natural results along with maximum hair density.
How is Hair Transplantation done?
The procedure involves taking a strip of skin along with the hair follicles from the donor area (back or side of the scalp of the patient) and cutting them in single or multiple sets of grafts.
When grafts are taken, your surgeon may periodically inject small amounts of saline solution into the scalp to maintain proper skin strength.
The donor site holes may be closed with stitches—for punch grafts, a single stitch may close each punch site; for other types of grafts, a small, straight-line scar will result. The stitches are usually concealed with the surrounding hair.
What is the Recovery after Hair Transplantation like?
There is no recovery time/downtime necessary after hair transplantation surgery. Stitches of the donor site either get dissolved or can be removed after 10 days by any doctor near your place. The crust sheds off on its own gradually somewhere between 3-4 weeks.
Most transplanted hair usually shed in about 3 weeks but the roots remain alive and active under the skin and the new hair grows from them in 3-4 months.
What Results Can I Expect from Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplant is one of those procedures that have dramatic results. One can expect to have thick hair at the balding areas within 8-12 months after the procedure, which is permanent.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Hair Transplantation in India.
- Is the surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Is it possible to see before and after photographs?
- What about the risks involved?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
- Can I go for a second opinion?
- Can I have feedback from real people?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Procedure expectations
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
- Scalp examination
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hair Transplantation is quite a popular procedure among people in Mexico, Central and South America. Calf implant surgery is commonly performed in both men and women. Unfortunately, many orthopedic surgeons and family physicians who see patients with a deformed or hypoplastic leg are not aware that augmentation can be performed.
You will have some pain and bruising which will last for a few days after the procedure. Keep your legs elevated which will help reduce the swelling. You will feel heaviness in your legs for the first few days and walking will be a little difficult, which will improve during the second week and thereafter. You will be able to return to normal activities in about 2 weeks, while exercising and rigorous work will have to wait for at least 6-8 weeks.
Fat transfer to calves is an option for people with a good amount of fat available from the donor sites- viz. your abdomen, thighs, arms, hips or buttocks from where the fat can be harvested. The advantage of fat transfer is that your own body fat is being used, so there are nil chances of rejection or infection. But the results may not be as pronounced as implants and a touch up may be required.
You can discuss the pros and cons of both the procedures- fat transfer to calves vs Hair Transplantation with your surgeon to make an informed decision.
Yes, you can run and do other exercises and work out after 8-10 weeks of the procedure or as directed by your surgeon.