Hair Transplant in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Hair Transplant in Malaysia

Do you look in the mirror and worry about thinning hair, a receding hairline or bald patches? A hair transplant in Malaysia may just be the answer to your hair problems. If you have already tried everything ranging from various hair products to approved medicines and nothing has worked, then hair transplant is the only solution if you want a full head of hair.

Contrary to popular belief it is not only men who suffer from hair loss. Women, too, suffer from thinning hair and even bald patches. Hair loss directly impacts your look and leads to a loss of confidence. If you constantly stress about your hair, you will lose even more hair!

Some kinds of hair loss may be temporary – it may be due to stress, hormonal problems, medications or even certain diseases like cancer. Often this loss is temporary and hair will grow back as before. At times, hair loss may be permanent. More often than not, baldness is due to heredity and there is nothing much you can do about that except hair transplant.

Why opt for hair transplant in Malaysia?

Malaysia is a great destination for a holiday and has very good world-class medical facilities that offer procedures at affordable rates. These are all good reasons to go to Malaysia. You can combine a holiday with a cosmetic surgery procedure and also have a good time in a new place.

Most major airlines fly to Malaysia and you may even be able to get a good deal on airfares if you book in advance. You can have an amazing time in Malaysia, enjoying the best of the historic and cultural sites, the food and the reasonable shopping there. You can explore the country before your surgical procedure or even recuperate for sometime later before flying back home.

Can you book on your own for a hair transplant?

When you want to undergo surgery to look better, you really want good results, don’t you? How can you be sure that you are going to the right place, have qualified doctors and that the amenities at the hospital or clinic meet your expectations? You should do some research yourself. Don't be afraid to speak to prospective doctors. Find out their experience and qualifications? Do they have memberships of professional organizations, like the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery?

That is where Medical Departures comes in. We do your homework for you. We make sure that the clinics and hospitals on our list meet our standards - checking qualifications, professional memberships and legal/criminal records. Check out our website where we list them, as well as clinic photos and patient testimonials.

How much time does hair transplant surgery take and what is the recovery period?

There are different methods of removing the hair from your scalp. Either the skin is removed in strips or small grafts are taken out. These are then transplanted into the parts of the scalp where there is no hair. You are given local anesthetic during the procedure and will have bandages after that for a day or two. You may also have to follow certain restrictions regarding care of scalp and hair post surgery and take painkillers and antibiotics for a few days. The procedure can take two to eight hours, depending on how much area the surgeon needs to cover at one time.

The two main types are follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). During FUT, strips of skin are incised and then cut into smaller parts and transplanted. In FUE individual or few hairs are removed at a time. This is more time consuming and is useful for minor hair loss or thinning hair.FUE also does not need sutures so healing time is faster. In any case, you will lose the transplanted hair and it will grow back in three to five months.

New machines used during hair transplant surgery virtually guarantee very little pain, quicker healing and no visible scarring. It is minimally invasive surgery as well, all the more reason to opt for hair transplant surgery if you are distressed by hair loss.

Cost of hair transplant surgery in Malaysia

You have to pay a lot of money in Australia as hair transplant surgery can cost between AUD 2,000 to AUD 25,000. If you have thinning hair or a small hair patch, you may get away with paying at the lower end of the scale but for large patches or baldness you will pay a lot more. In Australia you can expect to pay AUD 2,000 to AUD 25,000 for hair transplant surgery. In Malaysia you will pay between AUD 2-3 per hair and AUD 4 per graft that consists for 4-7 hairs. Cost will obviously vary and depend on the number of hairs or grafts you need.

What now?

Hair loss will not reverse on its own and can only get worse. So don’t wait and book through Medical Departures now.

Our customer care team will answer your questions and help you with the booking process for hair transplant surgery in Malaysia.

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