Is There Such a Thing as a Hair Transplant Flat Rate FUE Surgery?

August 24, 2022

How much is a hair transplant flat rate FUE? If you’re in the early stages of exploring whether or not hair transplant surgery and FUE are a good choice for you, you may be a bit confused. When it comes to figuring out how much your FUE procedure will cost, there are a lot of factors. There is a broad range of prices and pricing structures that different clinics use. At first glance, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Planning for hair restoration surgery requires some level of financial planning. Many of our patients wonder, “is there such a thing as a hair transplant flat rate FUE?” 

How Clinics Pric Hair Transplant Flat Rate FUE

Clinics look at several factors when pricing a hair transplant. Flat rate FUE pricing is rarer than it is with FUT. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between these two surgeries. Why do clinics price these surgeries differently? We will explore the pros and cons of each procedure, as well as what to look for in a hair clinic. 

To understand pricing a hair transplant flat rate FUE, it helps to understand how FUE is performed. It’s also important to compare and contrast FUE surgery with the other most common type of hair transplant surgery: FUT. FUT and FUE are similar in that both involve the act of transplanting donor grafts that have been removed from one area of the scalp and placed into another. The surgeries differ in terms of how the follicular grafts are harvested. 


The surgeon performs FUT by removing a thin, horizontal strip of the scalp from the back or sides of the head. This requires the surgeon to make a small incision, and then suture the donor site closed. The surgeon then removes follicular grafts from the scalp tissue and prepared for transplantation. The doctor performs FUE with the use of a small micro punch tool. The surgeon is able to remove follicular grafts individually using this tiny instrument. The grafts are removed from the back of the head in a diffused pattern that is spread throughout the donor area. 

The methods employed to harvest the follicular grafts are what make FUE more time-consuming to perform than FUT. Furthermore, the surgeon must have a very practiced hand in order to avoid damaging the hair follicles when performing FUE. The surgeon must have an understanding of the direction of hair growth in order to remove the graft in the proper motion. Otherwise, they transect the graft which would render it unusable. 

Success Rates Of Hair Transplant Flat Rate FUE

Both FUE and FUT have similar success rates when performed by a qualified surgical team. Which procedure is most appropriate for you depends on several factors. Some people prefer FUT because it does not require them to shave their heads at the donor site. It is a good option for those who have a large area of thinning or balding hair that requires transplants. It is both less expensive and less time-consuming. Patients that enjoy shaving their hair, or wearing it very short, find that FUE is the best fit for them. It also offers the advantage of less discomfort and a faster recovery time, as there is no suturing involved. Both surgeries are inpatient procedures that are performed under local anesthesia. 

Hair transplant flat rate FUE costs vary from clinic to clinic. There are several factors that go into determining the cost of FUE. The first is the amount of hair that is being transplanted. The more follicular grafts that are required, the higher the cost of surgery. For this reason, a small bald patch or small areas where thinning has occurred will cost less than if a significant area of the scalp is bald. 

About Robotic Transplants

In the world of hair restoration, a higher price does not necessarily equate to higher quality service. In fact, some clinics that charge a higher price for their hair transplant flare rate FUE surgeries rely on robots to do the majority of the work for them. Robotic systems like the Artas are marketed as having the capability of using algorithms to detect the hair follicles that are the best candidates for transplantation.

There are some major drawbacks when it comes to machines like the Artas. For one thing, its imaging technology doesn’t work well when it comes to identifying hair that’s a lighter shade. Or hair that is naturally curly. Furthermore, traditional FUE surgeries allow for donor grafts to be harvested from the nape of the neck or beard. Sometimes other areas where there may be excessive hair growth on the body, such as the upper back as well. When it comes to robotic transplant machines such as the Artas, there are limitations. The machines are only able to access certain parts of the scalp for transplantation.

Robots may be able to speed up the time it takes to perform an FUE. That doesn’t mean you’ll be saving money in the process. Many clinics that use robotic transplant machines wind up charging higher prices. We at Best Hair Transplant feel that automated technology is no substitute for the precision that only well-trained surgeons’ hands can deliver. 

Correcting Past Transplants

Some clinics utilize non-medical personnel or trainees to perform hair transplant flat rate FUE procedures. What’s worse, is that not all of these clinics make it clear to patients that their technician is someone who’s still learning to perform this surgery. Some consequences of getting a hair transplant flat rate FUE from one of these clinics could include a failed or partially failed transplant. This could be due to poor growth. It could also be due to improper graft preparation.

If the technician implants the grafts at an incorrect angle or direction, an uneven hairline can result. Sometimes the transplanted grafts have an undesirable, pluggy look. Clinics like these prioritize quantity over quality, wanting to turn over as many transplant patients in a day as possible. This increases the chances that errors will occur and patients will be unhappy with their final results. 

Sometimes we are able to use FUE procedures to correct botched hair transplants that our patients have received at other clinics. Unfortunately, sometimes the damage isn’t completely reversible. This is especially true for people who have traveled internationally for cheap hair transplants. Often, these clinics don’t have proper licensing. Or they don’t employ trained doctors.

Finding the Best Hair Transplant Flat Rate FUE

At Best Hair Transplant, we recognize that many of our patients are cost conscious. After all, most insurance providers do not cover the cost of cosmetic surgeries. There are also predatory lending programs such as Care Credit. Care Credit has a great introductory rate. But, if the customer gets behind on their payments, they get hit with all sorts of hidden fees and inflated interest rates. Our team understands why patients get overwhelmed. As a customer, it’s frustrating navigating all the different pricing structures that hair restoration clinics offer. Confusing terms like “graft splitting” or “pricing by square inch” make it hard to get a clear estimate from certain clinics when it comes to determining the cost of your flat rate FUE. 

What To Watch Out For At Your Consultation

It is important to remember that hair transplant flat rate FUE is still a real surgery. There are serious consequences if something goes wrong. This includes infection, visible scarring, and permanent loss of hair follicles. In extreme cases, necrosis of the scalp tissue can all result from an improperly performed procedure. A good sign that you are dealing with an ethical and safe clinic is the degree of transparency they offer. They should be happy to share with you the credentials of their head surgeon and their entire surgical team. The clinic should proudly display its gallery of before and after photos. Customer referrals should be easy to access. There should be transparency when it comes to estimating the cost of your hair transplant flat rate FUE.

Our clinic’s prices are set by the graft. We offer flat rates on our FUT procedures that are the best available in the US. We will transplant 1500 to 2500 follicular grafts for a flat rate of $8,750. For 2500-3000 grafts we charge a flat rate of $10,000. This brings the per graft cost down to a little over $3 per graft! For FUE procedures we offer a flat rate of $5 per graft. Ask about our free add-on when you book your complimentary consultation. We’ll never pressure you into a fast sale. We’re here to help you determine the best treatment plan for you with the best value.


Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.

At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants.

To ensure your ease of mind, you can view our customer recommendations HERE. Furthermore, you can also see our Google reviews and Yelp reviews. We can’t wait to help you start restoring your lost hair.


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