Hair Transplant in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to Hair Transplant in Kuala Lumpur

Whether you are balding, have thinning hair, or bald patches hair transplant in Kuala Lumpur is the only permanent solution to your lack of hair. You may have tried many different treatments to stem hair loss, perhaps even fallen for so-called miracle cures, but the only way you can get your own hair back is hair transplant surgery. Some may stem the loss for some time, particularly if you are still young and have not lost all the hair that you are slated to lose. Fortunately, hair transplant surgery is now advanced so it is easier to undergo with modern methods that leave minimal or no visible scarring.

When you do not have a full head of hair, you realize how much hair is tied to self-esteem and confidence. Unfortunately hair loss affects not only men, but also women. For women it is even more devastating – while you do see bald men around, you really don’t see bald women. You can do so much with hair: style it, cut it short, grow it long, color it and you get a different look. But you need hair to do this.

Why choose hair transplant in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is a great holiday destination. Not only is it easily accessible since major airlines fly from Australia to Kuala Lumpur, but you also don’t need a visa if you are a resident of Australia. Cost of living in KL, as it is popularly called, is cheap and it has excellent medical facilities. No wonder that it a medical tourism destination.

People in Malaysia largely speak English, so you will have no communication problems. And KL has a lot to offer the holiday maker in terms of sightseeing, cultural and historical attractions and more. You can sample the local and international cuisines available. With modern tower buildings, monorail, buses and taxis, local transport here is not a problem and you can also indulge in shopping in huge malls or local shops for all kinds of products at reasonable prices.

Why can’t you book on your own?

Like any surgery, hair transplant surgery is not without its attendant risks. You really don’t want to take a chance with surgery, and should try to find a clinic that has affiliations to recognised bodies such as the Joint Commission International. While hair transplant surgery is generally safe, you don’t want to go in for repeated revision surgeries to get the hair that you want.

As such, it makes sense to book through Medical Departures since we ascertain all the facts before listing clinics and hospitals on our web site. We check that the doctors are well qualified, accredited and experienced; we make sure that the hospitals have the latest equipment and amenities and that the staff is well trained. We do all the homework so that you are in a safe setting.

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

Hair transplant surgery involves harvesting hair from parts of the scalp where hair grows and then transplanting it to places where you need the hair. Hair transplant surgery uses two different methods to harvest the hair. The first is the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) that removes strips of skin on which hair grows. This is then cut up into small pieces have a few hairs each and then transplanted. This is the method that is used for bald patches or to cover large parts of the scalp. The other method is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in which individual hair is removed and then transplanted. This method is used when not too much hair is required, as in thinning hair or small bald patches.

This can be time consuming surgery and the time required will depend on the number of grafts you need. It can take a between four and eight hours or you may want to get it done over a few days. It will take between four days and a week for the scabs to get better and you may not want to go out for one to two weeks post surgery.

Cost of hair transplant surgery in Kuala Lumpur

Cost varies a great deal and depends on the number of grafts needed. However, you pay a fraction of the price in Kuala Lumpur, typically around AUD 3-5 per graft. In Australia you can expect to pay AUD 2,000 to AUD 25,000 (around AUD 6-12 per graft) for hair transplant surgery.

What now?

Book now with Medical Departures for a full head of hair. Our customer care team will respond to your queries and assist you with the booking process.

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