Hair transplant cost: 2a to 2.5a to $15,000
Posted On July 18, 2021
2a Hair transplant costs 2a per hair transplant, the average cost of the procedure, according to a study published in the American Journal of Plastic Surgery.
2a is the price of a plastic surgeon’s services.
The average cost is around $13,000, and the procedure is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, which are designed to help low-income patients.
The average cost for a plastic surgery procedure is $18,000.
Plastic surgeons in Washington state, Oregon and Florida all told Reuters they charge less than 2a, which is cheaper than the average in their states.
The cost of a hair transplant varies by state.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the average fee for a hair transplanted in the U.K. is $15k, but many surgeons say the cost of transplants in their own states is significantly lower, ranging from $8,000 to $14,000 per operation.
Some plastic surgeons charge as little as $2,000 and as much as $3,000 for hair transplants, according the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Some surgeons in other countries charge much more.
The World Health Organization estimates the average price of scalp transplants is $19,000 in the United States, $40,000 worldwide.
The American Society for Plastic Surgery says plastic surgeons in China and Japan charge about double the price for scalp transplans in the West, and about 20 times more than in Europe.