How Regular Guys Are Affording Beverly Hills Hair Transplants on a Budget!

Some folks are happy to walk around town in their night clothes or covered in dust, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Kudos to them for not giving a hoot!  However, for the vast majority of us social animals, the need to look good is intrinsically linked with feeling good. Placing importance on looks isn’t only for women, and in this survey, it was found that 60% of over 1,000 men said that they are engaging in self care more over the last five years. One such way that men are now seeking to improve their self-care and esteem is with hair and beard transplants. After all, a full head of hair is a thing to behold! And some men love having facial hair but just can’t seem to grow a good beard. In this blog post, we’ll do a cost comparison on doing hair implants stateside in say, Beverly Hills, California. We’ll also look at transplant options in one of the hottest and most rapidly developing countries for medical tourism, Turkey. 

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) vs Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

First, we’ll need to quickly understand the difference between the two major types of hair transplant procedures. The FUT procedure is a traditional method that involves surgically removing a strip of hair, usually at the back. The strip is then divided into individual units and transplanted to the target areas.  The FUE technique involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor site, usually also at the back of the head, and then transplanting it. This advanced technique is usually pricier.  Both techniques can also be used to transplant beards, so if you have patchy or non-existent facial hair, now you know there’s a way to add character and depth to your face! 

What Would It Cost in California?

In California, the average price of an FUT procedure is $4,000 and $10,000, and the price of an FUE procedure is $5,000 and $20,000. The wide range in price is because each patient has a different number of hair grafts that they need, depending on the severity of hair loss.  Extensive hair loss would require more grafts, while slight balding would require less. Most patients require between 1,500 grafts to 5000 grafts, with the majority fitting somewhere in the middle. Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, a popular clinic, charges $4 to $8 for a single FUT graft and $8 to $10 for an FUE graft. 

What Would It Cost in Turkey?

Turkey is fast becoming a go-to country for medical tourism. Not only do they have top-notch healthcare professionals and equipment, but treatment comes at a fraction of the cost compared to countries with expensive healthcare like the US and Canada.  The approximate cost of a hair transplant in Turkey is $1,500 to $5,000 depending again on the number of grafts needed. For example, this clinic charges $1.07 a graft, which means the average treatment of 2,500 grafts will cost $2,675.  The whole procedure including pre and post op care will take about five days, so you’ll have to budget for extra expenses like flights and hotels. Turkey is a relatively affordable country. If you’re careful and watch your budget, you can get away with spending under $2,000 for a week-long stay in Turkey while you’re going through your procedure. And as a bonus, you’ll get to visit Istanbul, an exciting and vibrant city! 

All-Inclusive Hair Transplant Packages With Beverly Hills Treatment!

Ingenious clinics all over Turkey realize the potential for medical tourism and now offer numerous packages that include mid-level accommodation, airport transfers, meals, and tours. All you have to do is fly there and they’ll take care of the rest!  Prices will depend on which option you go for, and packages start from €1,300 ($1,400) without accommodation and can go up to €5,790 ($6,200) if you want all the bells and whistles! 

Final Thoughts

Self-care is oh-so-important these days and sometimes we should treat ourselves! If a hair or beard transplant is what you want, then it is certainly worthwhile considering a little trip to Istanbul to get one. Good luck!