Recent study of hair transplant clinics in delhi , there are 250 clinics of hair transplant. But more than 90 % hair transplant in delhi but the transplant are performed by dentists , Ayurveda , homeopathy doctors .
Patient remains confused that why there is so much cost difference in number of hair transplant clinics . There must be more than 500 clinics in India claiming to do hair transplant. Beside these clinics there are more than 1000 doctors who claim to be expert in doing the procedure . Are there so many Experts of hair transplant or hair transplant is very easy procedure to do ?
Cheating Practice going on in India and Turkey
Cheating No 1. –
Only few doctor are experts in hair transplant , they hire assistants who can be normal graduates and even 10 th pass boys to assist them in steps of hair transplant . Gradually these assistants learn to do hair transplant . One expert doctor has 5 – 10 assistants , few of them become able to assist in certain step of hair transplant . As no technician know entire steps of hair transplant, They make a team so that each one in that team performs the step which he has been trained to perform by expert doctor.
These teams are hired by various hair transplant companies and doctors all over the india to do hair transplants. Even most prestigious hospitals in india have doctors who get it performed by technicians team and doctors job is just roaming in operation theater at regular intervals . These teams are paid merely Rs 10000 for one case and rest is clinics profit . Doctors explain that its trained technician job . So suddenly hair transplant is done in Rs 30000 – 40000 in 100 clinics and even in hair cutting saloons in one city . Actually there are only 10 – 20 doctors who are expert in doing hair transplant it but these technician teams enable 100 doctors for hair transplant in the metro city . Patient thinks that he has 100 options and they call various clinic and start accumulating quotes for his hair transplant .
Hair transplant on average is procedure of 8 – 10 hours in one session. Any surgery in any hospital by any normal surgeon doesn’t cost you less than 10000 – 20000 if it is of one hour duration . So its foolish to think that any doctor will operate you for 10 hours and it will be done in 30000 – 40000 . If any clinic claims to do so he is certainly not a clinic where plastic surgeon or Doctor is performing your hair transplant .
Cheating no 2 .
Do you show your teeth to plastic surgeon ?
Answer is no . because there is a doctor who has been trained to treat dental diseases called the dentist . But various hair transplant companies hire aryuveda doctors , homeopathic doctors , dentist , MBBS doctors to get shield of hair transplant being performed by doctor . These companies do 20 – 30 cases by proper doctor and Get few results. They then just use their results photographs to lure patients to their clinic to be operated by under qualified doctors.
So who is the proper doctor to perform hair transplant . According to medical council of India , Hair transplant should be performed by Doctor holding M.Ch. in plastic Surgery .
You can file RTI yourself also to check this.
Cheating No. 3
Giving unlimited graft offer without telling number of grafts and area . To fit transplant in your budget the companies manipulate the graft requirement . Suppose you have grade 6 baldness and requirement of 5000 grafts but a clinic has graft rate of Rs 25 and clinic recognizes that your budget is just 50000 , they quote you 2000 – 3000 grafts to cover the total area. Similarly Quoting Inflated number of grafts to increase cost of hair transplant but giving less number of graft . So online quotations are wrong if it changes for every patient .
Cheating no 4
Explaining the package in terms of hairs . Few doctor / clinic / company charge you per hair instead of graft . They explain you that one graft has 2 – 4 hair and 2000 graft have 6000 hair . This is entirely wrong . On average on 30 % grafts have 3 hair , 40 % have two hair and 25 % have single hair , only 5 % grafts have 4 – 5 hair . On average 2000 grafts have 4000 – 5000 hair .
Cheating no 5
Robotic hair transplant – Only robot available in world to perform hair transplant is ARTAS . There are certain vaccum assisted devices like SAFER ( Neograft ) , FUETOR etc which are modifications of normal micromotor mechnism used for powered FUE . There is no clinic in INDIA at present having ARTAS which costs Rs 2 crore . Various studies have indiacated that vaccum assisted devices like SAFER actually dehydrate the grafts and hair transplants fail because of drying of grafts . But to make an advantage in marketing their hair transplant center they call these machine ROBOT and term ROBOTIC HAIR TRANSPLANT .
Cheating no 6
Delivering lesser no of grafts . The clinic will explain you package of 3000 or unlimited grafts at very lucrative rates and then put just 1000 – 1500 grafts . Many times in a bid to prove their promise they cover very big areas by very small number of grafts. Result is very futile and sometime patient think that he was better looking before hair transplant itself .