March 7, 2018
Hair transplant is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures performed worldwide. It not only helps you restore lost hair but also your youthful appearance and self esteem. It is an amazing procedure that gives you the most natural looking hairline in a most natural way. But as you plan a hair transplant surgery, there are several questions that cross your mind and one among them is “how many sessions are required for hair transplant?” If you are also wondering how many hair transplant sessions you will need, here are some simple tips to help you get a rough estimate.
Two factors that primarily decide the number of sessions include:
Number of sessions that you would need for your hair transplant is dependent upon the number of grafts that you would need to cover your baldness. Usually an experienced surgeon can transplant as much as 3000 grafts per session. However, it varies from one surgeon to another. If you need hair grafts more than 3000 then you will most probably need two sessions that will be performed on consecutive days.
You may think that a surgery spread through two days will be stressful and costly but it is not wise to ask your surgeon for a longer hair transplant session either, because such sessions inherit some serious risks like:
Now you must be wondering how to calculate the number of grafts needed. Only a hair restoration surgeon can tell you the exact number of hair grafts that you would need. However, there is a method that would help you in getting a rough idea about the number of grafts so you will be able to reach to an estimate of your hair transplant cost.
Calculate number of grafts you need:
While there is no method to calculate the exact number of hair grafts required to cover baldness, by using this method even a layman can have a rough idea of hair grafts that he will need to cover bald patch(s) on his scalp.
The method assumes that a severely bald person who is NW7 has a bald area of 200 centimeter square to be covered with hair transplant. Generally it is assumed that the person requires 1000 grafts for each Norwood level. It means NW7 would need 7000 grafts and 35 grafts per centimeter (7000/200=35). Now calculate number of square centimeters you need to grow hair on.
Knowing the number of grafts needed is also important for you from the cost point of view, as the surgeons mostly charge per graft. So, if you have an estimate about the number of grafts required, you can easily calculate the estimated cost of your hair transplant by multiply number of grafts with cost per graft.
Your number of sessions will also depend on the hair transplant technique used.
Sometimes larger hair transplants that need two sessions use a mix of two methods for donor hair removal and some surgeons offer discounts to their patients.
To know more about the number of grafts and the number of sessions required for your hair transplant, book a free online consultation now and let our experts guide you.