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Is Hair Transplant Surgery Painful? How Much Does it Cost?

3/24/2008 9:39:26 AM

Question:

I am considering getting a hair transplant but I need to know if it is painful during and after surgery. Also, how much does hair replacement surgery cost?

Answer:

Hair transplantation is surely no walk in the park, but because people have different thresholds of pain, it's difficult to answer.  In my personal experience I found that the most painful part of hair restoration surgery is having the anesthetic injected into the scalp.  It is a lot like getting a shot at the dentist or doctors.  Additionally, the first few days after surgery can be a bit painful as the donor hair area wound is fresh and healing.  The donor area will remain tight and sore for some time, but typically feels a lot better by day 10 when the sutures / staples are removed.

Hair transplant cost varies on the type of hair transplant surgery, the chosen clinic, and the number of grafts needed to meet your hair restoration goals. See more about hair transplant cost.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.