What is a graft?

Hair Transplant - What is a graft?
Most patients ask us “how many” hairs will be implanted and grow successfully. However, the success of the transplant can only be seen about one year after your transplant. Before surgery, no one can predict exactly how many hairs will eventually grow.

A follicular unit normally consists of 1 to 4 hair roots and these follicular units are referred to as a “graft”. These units are extracted individually from the scalp using the FUE method with a micromotor and then transplanted into the problem zone. The micromotor has a sharp tip between 0.35 to 1.0 mm in diameter – a hollow needle. The diameter of the micromotor is adjusted, according to the size of the hair. The opening of the hollow needle is so large that the hair can be taken up inside the needle. The diameter of the opening of the hollow needle is calculated and set following your examination on location; it is individually adapted to the patient. This produces no visible scars to the naked eye. The growth rate is nearly 99%.

For a detailed cost estimate and graft calculation, we need the latest pictures of your hair:

From the side

From the top

From the back

From the front

Please send us your photos with your individual wishes and preferred dates of travel. You will receive a detailed cost calculation for your hair transplantation in Istanbul within 1 to 2 working days.

Hair Transplant 2000 grafts

approx. 1500-2000 Grafts (approx. 3000-5000 Hairs )

Hair Transplant 2500 grafts

approx. 2000-2500 Grafts (approx. 4000-6000 Hairs )

Hair Transplant 3000 grafts

approx. 2500-3000 Grafts (approx. 5000-7500 Hair )

Hair transplant 3300 grafts

approx. 2800-3300 Grafts (approx. 5400-6500 Hair )

Hair Transplant 3500 grafts

approx. 3000-3500 Grafts (approx. 6000-7000 Hair )

Hair Transplant 5000 grafts

*approx. 4000-7000 Grafts (approx. 7000-15000 Hair )

*If you wish, our doctors can also extract and transplant more than 4000 grafts. Extracting more grafts is not a problem. The doctors can extract all of your grafts from the donor area. However, when more than 4000 grafts are transplanted, there is a risk that the blood flow over your scalp will not be sufficient to provide more than 4000 grafts with enough blood and nutrients. This often results in many grafts not growing. You can decide on the number of grafts that you want to transplant on location, following a detailed computer analysis, directly with the doctors!

The above-illustrated type classes are only intended as a guide for you. The number of transplanted grafts can change. After an intensive examination by the doctors, the exact number of grafts is determined for you.

To identify the number of grafts required for your hair transplant, factors such as hair thickness, hair colour, texture and condition of the donor area as well as your own needs must be taken into consideration. All of these factors affect the cost of your hair transplantation.