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Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to enhance and restore a youthful and healthy-looking volume of hair. It involves relocating hairs from the back of the scalp to wherever they are needed to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome. The result is entirely natural, and the benefits include a newly confident outlook for you. 

Up to 50% of men and 30% of women can suffer a degree of hair loss over time, affecting their appearance and choice of hairstyles, not to mention their self-confidence and sense of self. 

Many people make the decision to have hair transplant surgery because they wish to restore the hairline they once had and reverse the prematurely ageing effect that hair loss had on their looks. 

In hair transplant procedures, there are two broad methods to obtain these follicular units from the back of your head to be placed into the recipient sites.  

  1. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) This involves taking individualised punches around the hair graft and taking 0.8mm-1mm of skin. The dot scars left behind might be preferable for those who wear their hair very short, and there is a lower chance of bleeding. This is the method we use for hair transplant procedures at Contour Clinics. 
  1. Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) This method involves taking a long, thin strip of skin from the back of the scalp and taking 100% of all hairs from this specimen. The wound is closed with sutures and heals over 7 days. There is a distinct linear scar, which bothers some people, as well as a higher risk of bleeding.

The big question is, how much does a hair transplant cost? And more specifically, what is the cost of a hair transplant in Sydney, 2023?

Read on for a more detailed breakdown of how hair transplant surgery is priced…

Hair Transplant Pricing at Contour Clinics – A Detailed Guide

The pricing structure is according to the number of grafts required to successfully complete the hair transplant. 

The minimum quantity of grafts available for a hair transplant procedure is 750 grafts, priced at a total of $6,995. 

This is how we break down the pricing of our hair transplant procedures: 

  • Per graft: from $4.90 to $9.33 (the more grafts used, the lower the price per graft) 
  • Quantity: From 750 grafts (minimum) up to 5,000 grafts

Below is the Contour Clinics pricing list for hair transplant cost 2023: 

750 grafts: $6,995 

1,000 grafts: $8,995 

1,250 grafts: $10,995 

1,500 grafts: $12,495 

1,750 grafts: $13,995 

2,000 grafts: $15,495 

2,250 grafts: $16,995 

2,500 grafts: $17,995 

2,750 grafts: $18,995 

3,000 grafts: $19,745 

3,250 grafts: $20,495 

3,500 grafts: $21,245 

3,750 grafts: $21,995 

4,000 grafts: $22,495 

4,250 grafts: $22,995 

4,500 grafts: $23,495 

4,750 grafts: $23,995 

5,000 grafts: $24,495 

Your hair transplant surgeon will assess your unique requirements and desired outcome, as well as your suitability for the hair transplant procedure, during your initial consultation appointment. 

This is also the time when pricing will be discussed, and a specific price quote will be advised by your hair transplant surgeon. 

Factors Influencing Hair Transplant Cost

It’s important to keep in mind that there is no fixed cost for hair transplants; the average cost can vary widely depending on the individual patient’s case of hair loss.

When ascertaining the price for a hair transplant procedure, the cost is dependent on a few different factors. Generally, the price of your procedure is determined by:

The Extent of Hair Loss

Pricing for a hair transplant does vary according to the severity and pattern of hair loss because the cost is applied per graft. The more grafts required to complete the procedure successfully, the higher the cost. 

However, here at Contour Clinics, we reduce the price per graft when more grafts are purchased. So, although the overall cost is higher for a larger procedure, the value is increased too. 

The cost of most hair transplant surgeries is calculated by the quantity of grafts needed for coverage of the area of hair loss. 

The Hair Transplant Method

The cost of a hair transplant can vary according to the surgical method used for the procedure. It comes down to two methods: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Excision). 

FUT involves removing a 6-to-10-inch piece from your scalp and extracting hair follicles from your head. After sealing the area, the surgeon divides the piece of scalp that they removed into tiny fragments called grafts. They then create tiny holes in the area requiring hair, where they can insert those grafts back into your head (each containing as little as one hair) before bandaging up the site. 

Meanwhile, FUE hair transplant surgery is a procedure that involves extracting individual hair follicles from the back and sides of your head and transplanting them to a part of the scalp that suffers from thinning or balding. 

FUE is the process of extracting hair follicles from your head without needing to remove a piece of scalp. Like FUT, the surgeon then creates tiny holes where they insert the grafts back into your head, placed into the area requiring hair.

There are several benefits to choosing the FUE method: healing is faster, there is less pain, and it doesn’t cause significant scarring. You can also choose to harvest hairs from other parts of the body. 

This can make FUE a more expensive method of hair transplant surgery compared to FUT but with good reason; it’s by far the most attractive and preferable option for efficacy, comfort, results and recovery.

Clinic Location and Surgeon Expertise

While you may have heard of procedures being wildly cheaper overseas, it’s important to know that not only the quality but also the safety of these procedures is alarmingly compromised. 

Having a hair transplant is an invasive surgical procedure and should be treated as an investment. It may be tempting to seek a bargain, but money saved on these shortcuts can come at a greater cost down the line. 

This is precisely why you shouldn’t get a hair transplant in Turkey or other dubiously cheap options overseas, as they are commonly performed by under-trained, entirely unqualified staff in unsanitary conditions without proper healthcare regulations or protocols in place. 

If any complication occurs with your procedure overseas, you are not covered by your health insurance, nor are you within safe reach of family, friends, or possibly even a reputable and safe medical centre or hospital. 

These overseas practices promising hair transplants for low prices can do so because they do not employ qualified doctors, and their overheads are very low due to performing procedures in unregulated premises. 

Here in Australia, we are very fortunate to boast a wealth of highly experienced, reputable, skilled and fully qualified medical professionals who are dedicated doctors in the specific field of hair transplant surgery. 

Opting to invest in your appearance should not come at the cost of your health and wellbeing. Invest in your aesthetic results AND your safety by choosing a local and trustworthy hair restoration clinic. That way, you can ensure your hard-earned money is wisely spent on optimum results and safe recovery with full ongoing support from your hair transplant surgeon and their clinic. 

Average Hair Transplant Cost in Sydney

When looking around for the best option available for your hair transplant surgery, you may come across plenty of cheap options that promise to deliver results for around half the price of premium offerings. 

However, a surgical procedure such as hair transplantation is not where you should skimp, nor is it a procedure unworthy of proper investment. Often, pricing is indicative of quality, and corner-cutting or discounted offers should be regarded with caution and wariness. 

Here at Contour Clinics, we’ve made it as easy and accessible to receive hair transplant surgery as possible, with a range of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) options, including Afterpay, ZipPay, ZipMoney, humm, and Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC), with affordable plans available to help you manage purchases in varying price ranges. 

What to Consider Beyond Cost

When making the choice to have a hair transplant procedure, the goal is to achieve the best possible results for your aesthetic outcome, with minimal-to-zero complications, and in the safest, most comfortable way available. 

What should also be at the top of your list is the level of experience and expertise that your treating hair transplant surgeon has, and their qualification and specialisation in this particular field and type of procedure. 

While many types of doctors can technically perform the procedure, not all doctors are the same, and it’s important to remember that only a properly qualified and experienced surgeon with proven results should be entrusted with your procedure. 

If you choose an unreputable or underqualified doctor for your hair transplant, the very real and very serious repercussions could be complications or medical issues from your procedure – if not immediately afterwards then likely further down the line. 

The consequences could be costly, time consuming and even detrimental to the aesthetic result, as further surgery could be required as corrective measure. Ensuring you properly research your treating doctor and/or clinic is an important step in your hair restoration journey, and choosing a properly qualified professional is tantamount to achieving your best result. 

Contour Clinics is Sydney’s leading provider of hair transplant and hair restoration procedures, with highly experienced, qualified and skilled hair transplant surgeons at the top of their field. 

Hair Transplants at Contour Clinics

Contour Clinics is Sydney’s leading provider of hair transplant and hair restoration, with a team of highly reputable and experienced Hair Transplant Surgeons and Technicians performing all procedures. 

Consultation appointments for Hair Transplant are conducted at the Contour Clinics HQ clinic in Newtown, Sydney. 

During this consultation, your hair transplant surgeon will assess your unique case of hair loss and will discuss your personalised procedure plan. At this point, we can provide an accurate customised price quote based on your assessment.

Contact us online or call 1300 233 803 to arrange your initial consultation with our hair transplant surgeon or to discuss this treatment with our friendly Patient Care team. 

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