This question comes up and it is often a heavily debated topic, the fact is that there are several low-cost clinics in developing nations performing state-of-the art hair restoration. However, I truly believe that the clinics that are performing refined hair restoration are already recommended by the hair transplant network. The bad clinics outnumber the good ones unfortunately and I am sure many good clinics in those nations would agree.
I encourage you guys to read this article and please share it with anyone who is interested in traveling abroad for surgery.
Are All Low-Cost Hair Transplant Clinics Bad
I started loosing my hair at the age of 24 (Now @33). I have tried Bio-Fiber twice but I lost all the implanted Bio-fiber in 3 years time
I've undergone a FUE in 2009 with 1000 grafts since I need to cover only my frontal hairline (had good coverage in rest of my head that time).
Now I am at Norwood level V . I was left out with the 1000 graft at frontal hair line implanted in 2009. I have consulted many doctors . I have decided to undergo FUE with Dr.Vikas. He is affordable for my budget and I got an appointment on 11th July 2014..
I have landed at Chandigarh Airport on July 10th. one of the doctors representative picked me from the airport and dropped me in the hotel booked for me. The Hotel Leela classic ( I opt for a budget hotel ) was very nice with AC / fridge/ mini bar in a room and very nearer to the clinic.
Next day morning one of the doctors representative came to hotel to pickup me to the clinic.
I had my Hair transplant completed on 12th July with Dr. Vikas Gawri. It is a two days procedure.
I had lot of small Bio fiber hairs which looks odd so doctor spent some time initially to plug out all this bio fiber (see my 3rd picture).
July 11th (Day 1): 2500 grafts were taken from the back and planted in the front portion with higher density
July 12th (Day 2): 2500 grafts were taken from the back and 600 from the chin area to cover the rest of my head up to crown
it was planed for 6000 grafts earlier but due to shortage of grafts they could able to extract only 5600.
Doctor explained me about the shortage and returned the money for the 400 grafts.
I want to mention this Incident . Doctor clearly instructed me not to wear cap for 2 weeks or can wear a loose cap after 2 days.
when I am coming back to Airport I feel to wear a cap to cover the scabs. Due to my ignorance few grafts in my frontal hair line plugged out . I thought very bad about myself. I called doctor about the incident and I thought of going back and correct this at any cost. I just postpone my trip by a day. I reached the Clinic immediately and the crew was ready to repair this. They extracted 100 more grafts and corrected my frontal hair line in 1 hour 30 mins. I was much relived after seeing my hairs again in that area.
I cannot explain my feelings that time. I was really thankful to the team . I talk to the doctor again for how much i need to pay for this.He simply replied " you need to pay extra for postponing the tickets and for hotel room so no need to pay any thing "
you cannot see any difference in my frontal hairline.
Doctor and his team members are professionally trained and very friendly.I am waiting for my results.
Day 12: Most of my scabs had gone. Nobody could Identify that I had a transplant surgery.I did a clean shave on 5th day itself.no scare or no marks visible in the chin area.
A bigger size punch was used by my previous doctor in 2009 for 1000 grafts which was slightly visible @ Day 12 .
Almost 5000 grafts were taken from my back but nothing is visible at day 6 itself as in the chin area.
I have added the Day12 and Day7-chin photos
I have posted my photos in my Album
Hair Restoration Social Network - Hair Loss and Transplant Photos
I will keep post my results regularly
I am very sorry if this has been asked before but I am new to the forum and would like some fresh information. My hair loss started in my early 20s with a receding hairline and thinning on top I am now 32 and it has not changed much so I have decided I am going to get FUE treatment to restore my hairline. My job involves a lot of travel to Europe for instance I am in Poland right now and I am surprised how much cheaper everything is over here compared to the quality. I have been for a consultation at the UK Harley Street clinics but they are quite expensive and I am unsure how they compare to the rest of Europe. Therefore I would like to ask forum members who they have used or would recommend for the best service at a high quality establishment with a low price tag. Ideally with some price information. Also any information on recovery time would be great fully received as I will need to be back to work fast.