Cost of Hair Surgery | Anthony Sparano, MD

Cost of Hair Surgery

We believe every procedure (surgical and non-surgical) performed within our practice is fairly and competitively priced. We carefully consider the level of commitment we give to each patient, and our combined temporal and intellectual engagement required for successful outcomes. We believe in appropriate pricing which encourages patients to partake in our services.

Our hair surgeries are categorized as small, medium, and large surgeries. However, we believe the most transparent and fairway of pricing surgery is per follicular unit graft. In this way, a patient pays for exactly and only what he or she is getting. We do our very best to definitively outline a distinct surgical plan with an accurate number of follicular units. We are generally very successful at executing our surgical goal with precision. If our surgery involves a lesser number of grafts than targeted, we charge less. Conversely, if we place a slightly greater number of grafts than targeted, we charge exactly per graft.

With robotic hair transplantation, we believe we are able to select for the best follicular units, appropriately minimizing the numbers of 1-hair grafts when indicated. Along these lines, the robotic technique allows us to confidently minimize hair transections. Thus our respective yield per case has been a consistently impressive one.

Surgical hair restoration is commonly thought of as progressively performed in staged sessions. The first surgical session is usually the largest of the sessions. The goals of the first hair transplant surgery should be to: establish a pleasant and natural-appearing hairline; augment density to the frontal forelock, mid-scalp, and parietal humps if thinned; provide coverage of balding scalp to the vertex transition point if possible. The first session is usually designed to accomplish as many goals as possible in one session, so that subsequent sessions can be used to augment density or create crown coverage.

The second hair transplant session should be scheduled at least 12 months after the first, to allow adequate time for hair growth and styling from the first session. Typical goals for a second surgery include: improving density to previously transplanted or thinning areas of the scalp; coverage of remaining bald scalp to crown; crown coverage when appropriate.

Subsequent hair surgery sessions can be utilized to finely influence the hair coverage, or to complete crown coverage.

At the New Jersey Institute for Robotic Hair Surgery, there are no fees for consultation, or other pre- or post-operative visits.