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Hair Tansplant Cost

What factors influence the cost of a hair transplant?

The Extent of hair loss

The number of hair grafts required for a hair transplant procedure is directly influenced by the extent of hair loss experienced by the individual. A thorough evaluation by a qualified surgeon is essential to determine the optimal number of grafts needed to achieve desired results. Factors such as the size of the recipient area, the density of the existing hair, and the patient’s aesthetic goals all play crucial roles in this determination. By tailoring the treatment plan to each patient’s unique needs, surgeons can ensure that the transplant restores natural-looking hair coverage effectively.

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Donor Site Availability

The number of hair grafts required for a successful hair transplant procedure depends significantly on the availability of donor hair from the patient. The density and quality of the donor area, typically located at the back or sides of the scalp, directly influence the number of grafts that can be harvested for transplantation. Surgeons carefully assess the donor site to determine the maximum number of grafts that can be extracted while maintaining a natural appearance and avoiding overharvesting. By optimizing donor site availability, surgeons can achieve optimal results and effectively address the patient’s hair loss concerns.

Indiviual hair Characteristics

The characteristics of the donor site, including hair color, texture, and curl pattern, present unique challenges for hair transplant procedures. Matching the color and texture of the donor hair to the recipient area is crucial for achieving natural-looking results. However, variations in hair characteristics between the donor and recipient sites can pose difficulties in achieving seamless integration. Additionally, patients with curly or textured hair may require specialized techniques to ensure that transplanted hair grows in the desired direction and mimics the natural curl pattern. Despite these challenges, skilled surgeons can overcome donor site variations by carefully selecting grafts and employing advanced transplantation methods, ultimately achieving aesthetically pleasing outcomes for their patients.

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Desired Outcome

The desired outcome of a hair transplant procedure significantly impacts the number of grafts needed. Patients seeking to lower their hairline or create a more defined frontal area may require a larger number of grafts to achieve sufficient coverage and density in the desired areas. Conversely, those looking to fill in thinning or balding areas may require fewer grafts, focusing on targeted enhancement rather than comprehensive coverage. A thorough consultation with Mr Yaprak is essential to assess the patient’s goals and determine the appropriate number of grafts needed to achieve the desired outcome while ensuring natural-looking results.

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Age plays a crucial role in hair transplant candidacy, as the stability of hair loss patterns and donor site characteristics can vary significantly with age. At our clinic, we prioritize the long-term success of our patients’ hair restoration journeys. Therefore, we typically recommend hair transplant procedures for men older than 28 years to ensure that they have reached a stage where their hair loss pattern has stabilized. Performing hair transplants on patients in this age group minimizes the risk of future unevenness or unpredictable hair loss progression, resulting in more consistent and satisfactory outcomes over time.

Hair regrowth medicine


The use of hair loss medication, such as finasteride or minoxidil, can impact the decision for a hair transplant. Patients experiencing success with medication may delay or eliminate the need for surgery, while those with limited results or seeking a more permanent solution may opt for a transplant. The effectiveness of medication can influence the extent of hair loss and the number of grafts required, making individualized consultations crucial for determining the most suitable course of action.

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What Stage Is My Hairloss At?

The Norwood scale is a commonly used classification system to categorize male pattern baldness based on its severity.

It ranges from Stage I, representing minimal hair loss, to Stage VII, indicating extensive balding across the entire scalp.

The number of hair grafts needed for a hair transplant varies at each stage, with earlier stages typically requiring fewer grafts for satisfactory coverage compared to later stages. For instance, individuals in Stage II or III may require approximately 1,000 to 2,000 grafts, while those in Stage VI or VII may need significantly more, often exceeding 4,000 grafts.  We charge $12 per graft.

However, some individuals may be too far advanced in their hair loss to undergo a hair transplant successfully. In such cases, the donor hair supply may be insufficient to achieve adequate coverage, or the extent of balding may render the procedure ineffective in achieving natural-looking results.

It’s crucial for individuals considering a hair transplant to undergo a thorough evaluation by Mr Yaprak to determine their candidacy and explore alternative treatment options if necessary.

Understanding the difference between a graft and an individual hair for costs



A hair graft is a small piece of tissue containing hair follicles, typically used in hair transplant procedures. Each graft can contain between 1 and 6 hairs, depending on the individual’s natural hair growth pattern. At Waikato Specialist Centre, our costing is based on the number of grafts, not individual hairs. This is because the exact number of hairs within each graft cannot be predicted beforehand and varies from person to person. The precise number of individual hairs is only determined once the graft is removed and examined. Therefore, providing an estimate based on individual hairs is not feasible, and our focus remains on the number of grafts to ensure clarity and accuracy in our pricing.  We charge $12 per graft.  If a patient needs 400 grafts, it will cost $4,800.  If, for example, a patient needs 900 grafts, the cost would be $10,800.  If a patient needs 1500 grafts, it would cost $18,000.

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Bulent Yaprak in Consultation Room

Contact us to book a consultation

A face-to-face consultation is indispensable when planning a hair transplant as it allows for a thorough evaluation of various factors that influence the success of the procedure. During the consultation, our experienced surgeon, Mr. Yaprak, assesses the patient’s hair loss pattern, donor site characteristics, scalp condition, and overall health. This personalized assessment helps determine the most suitable treatment plan tailored to the patient’s individual needs and goals. Additionally, the consultation provides an opportunity for patients to discuss any concerns, ask questions, and gain a clear understanding of the procedure, expected outcomes, and associated costs.

At Yaprak Hair Clinic, we prioritize the importance of face-to-face consultations to ensure that our patients receive comprehensive and personalized care. Mr. Yaprak’s fee for a face-to-face consultation is currently $252 (this consultation cost will come off your procedure price should you decide to go ahead), reflecting the value of his expertise and the personalized attention provided during the consultation process. We believe that investing in a thorough consultation is essential for achieving optimal results and ensuring patient satisfaction throughout their hair restoration journey.

Bulent Yaprak M.D, Op.Dr, FEBROPAS (Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)

Dr Bulent Yaprak is a well respected senior plastic surgeon with extensive experience in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery.  He has been practicing plastic surgery in New Zealand since 2010 when he arrived with his kiwi wife and two sons.

Dr Yaprak prides himself on achieving natural, subtle results and his friendly, comfortable manor easily puts his patients at ease. He regularly attends worldwide conferences and has gained valuable extended knowledge from sabbatical research and hands-on practical experience in ground-breaking new techniques from international pioneers.

He performs both general anaesthetic procedures at Braemar Hospital and local anaesthetic procedures at his rooms in central Hamilton.

His experience in hair transplantation surgery is extensive and was the first surgeon to offer this service based in New Zealand from 2015. 

Bulent Yaprak and his fantastic team are always on call to guide you through your surgical journey.  Contact us today using the form below to find out how we can help you.


Bulent Yaprak - Plastic Surgeon

Contact us to see how we can help you restore your hair

Located at the Waikato Specialist Centre, 83c Tristram Street in Hamilton, we perform hair transplants from our purpose built facility.

Phone 07 8388984 or contact us by email: [email protected]