At the New England Center for Hair Restoration, we are more than happy to answer the questions of patients in and around the Boston area. Answering questions about male transplantation of hair follicles to treat baldness allow patients to be more confident about treatment decisions that they make.
Since we receive a number of questions about the cost of follicular unit extraction (FUE), we’d like to go over these matters in brief right now.
What is the average cost of follicular unit extraction (FUE)?
The average cost of follicular unit extraction (FUE) can actually vary a bit from patient to patient for a number of reasons. Since the range can vary and each surgery is customized to the needs of the patient and his situation, we feel that providing an average cost or even just a general price range would potentially paint an inaccurate picture of the FUE procedure and its results.
With this in mind, we would be more than happy to provide patients with a custom price quote should they visit the practice for a consultation. This would also give us the ability to discuss alternatives to FUE that may be more affordable.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Some factors that affect the total cost of a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure include the following:
- The geographic location of the practice
- The credentials of the hair restoration specialist
- The amount of follicular units needed
- The complexity of the patient’s case
- Special promotions unique to individual practices
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Cost vs. Other Hair Restoration Options
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure, and as a result, the cost of FUE is more than many other procedures out there. For instance, it’s not uncommon for FUE to cost more than follicular unit transplantation (FUT) simply given the different ways that the surgeries are performed.
In addition, FUE obviously costs more than non-surgical treatments that involve medications or hairpieces. With all that in mind, the results and numerous benefits of FUE are worth the additional cost to many patients.
Does insurance cover hair restoration procedures?
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is considered an elective procedure in many cases, and it will not be covered by most insurance providers as a result. In rare instances, FUE may be covered if it is performed as part of a reconstructive surgery, though this will depend on the nature of the surgical reconstruction and the circumstances of the case.
Monthly Financing for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
If the cost of follicular unit extraction (FUE) proves too much of a burden, there are monthly payment options to consider. These financing plans function much like a credit card, with patients making monthly payments on the total amount of the FUE procedure.
Discussing Treatment and Payment Options in Full Detail
During your consultation at our practice, we will be sure to cover all treatment options and payment options in full detail so you can make the best possible decision for your situation. It’s important to us that you are confident in any decision you make as this tends to improve overall patient satisfaction and patient experience.
Learn More About Hair Restoration Surgery
To learn more about follicular unit extraction (FUE) and your many other options for addressing hair thinning and hair loss, be sure to contact our team of hair restoration specialists today. The team at New England Center for Hair Restoration will work with you so that you make smart choices about hair transplant procedures.