Beard transplant | How much | Where to get | FAQ

A full beard, a symbol of masculinity since ancient heroes, in 2020 remains as an emerging trend.

Whether, you consider beards as a tribute to fashion, a sign of your manhood, or element of your style...But genetics or hormones stop you from growing a dense beard, we have a decision right for you! It’s a beard transplant.

This material has information purposes only and aims to tell about the most cost-effective skilled inpatient care. It isn't a call to action. The choice is yours.

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Prices are approximate and may change according to the clinic's internal price policy and exchange rates. Note that the final cost is estimated by treating physician.

What is a beard transplant?

Beard transplant is a plastic procedure for implanting hair from the back of your head (in most cases) to your beard area.

Most often beard transplant is performed with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. A surgeon takes individual hairs in follicles (up to 7,000 hairs, but usually — around 2,500) from the donor area and transplants them into tiny incisions on the area of your future beard.

The procedure takes from 2 to 5 hours. You will feel no pain — only sense similar to pinching. The recovery is speedy.

The result — a lush looking well-cared beard in 7 months or so. Transplanted hairs will grow like beard hairs. They can slightly differ in color but remain natural and healthy looking.

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How much is a beard transplant in 2020?

The beard transplant cost starts from $1,500 and can reach up to $7,000.

This range is explained with:

  • a country. For instance, the price for a beard transplant in the USA, the UK, Canada is 1.5-3 times higher than in Turkey and Poland. That’s because medical services in some states are more pricey than in others. Thus, patients prefer to travel overseas to get a cheap beard transplant.
  • a clinic. Medical facilities with strong brand, outstanding history offer procedures at higher prices that newly opened clinics. The last ones conversely offer more affordable costs to attract patients.
  • doctor’s skills. Specialists who have more extensive experience can have higher rates for consultation or surgery.
  • packages. Some centers provide international tourists with special offers which cover a beard transplant, medicines, transfer, assistance with accommodation and translation (if required).
  • a method of beard plantation. The cost is higher for new techniques as robotic ARTAS transplant, DHI, Sapphire FUE. FUE or FUT cost less.
  • a number of grafts. The full beard transplant cost is more expensive than if you need only partial. The total price will depend on the cost per graft. A beard transplant specialist will consult you how many grafts you need to get a desired outcome.

Consider the following cost-effective programs with affordable prices and perfect quality from our partner clinics specialized in hair and beard transplant.

Where to get a beard transplant?

Estetik International Clinic, Turkey

The Estetik medical team offers the FUE beard transplant cost for $2,248.

The cost includes blood tests, necessary materials, and medicines, a special shampoo speeding up the recovery.

Estetik International is a renown medical facility located in Istanbul. The clinic is specialized in plastic surgery and hair transplant.

You should choose this hospital because of:

  • Skillful hair transplant team: over 3,000 hair plantations per year.
  • ISO certificates guarantee quality.
  • Full support for international patients: logistics, comfortable stay, language assistance (if required).
Estetik International - Istanbul
Turkey, Istanbul
88% patients recommend

Estetik International - Istanbul is a private multi-specialty medical center in Istanbul, Turkey. The team is dedicated to dental treatment, plastic surgery, and aesthetic medicine and cosmetology. Estetik International - Istanbul serves only adults. 3250 patients choose Estetik International - Istanbul to get medical care every year. Patients from Europe, the Commonwealth, the Balkans, and Russian-speaking countries visit the clinic most often.

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Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018 certificate for Estetik International - Istanbul Patient choice in Plastic surgery certificate for Estetik International - Istanbul

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My first contact with Estetik International was through Zumrud, who was so attentive with any questions I had. I was very nervous to travel abroad for surgery but her knowledge, compassion, guidance in surgeon & professionalism put me at ease. The pick-up from the airport was luxurious & hassle free, with communication and foolproof directions. The guest relations assistant Olivia was very professional. The pre-test before surgery was far more intensive than I had prepared for, at first I was very overwhelmed but on reflection (and no unexpected bad news), the in-depth testing was medically competent and in line with the extensive care Estetik International provided me. In my consultation with Dr Selçuk Aytaç I found him knowledgeable, direct and professional. My treatment plan changed to include a 360 lift instead of a simple tummy tuck, this was my biggest fear due to scarring and healing time. 11 day’s post op today I saw my scars and honestly I have worse stretch marks, his work is so proficient and tidy. I traveled alone so my biggest fear was aftercare. The nursing staff are so unbelievably kind, reassuring, professional and friendly. The experience would have been very empty without them. In emotional moments they really cheer you up, in vulnerable moments they put you at ease all while delivering top notch attentive care. I’m too early in my treatment plan to say I love all my results but I’m excited to heal and will return. I can wholeheartedly recommend Estetik International, Bookimed and medical travel. From my personal experience in the treatment I have received here, compared to my experience in my home country, the quality of service and detail of care is far superior than anything I expected.
— Anonymous
Ireland, Oct 8, 2023
Oct 8, 2023 • Verified review.
Beard transplant $1955 - $2250

Adem and Havva Medical Center, Turkey

The full beard transplant cost at Adem and Havva Medical Center is set individually.

Adem&Havva, a clinic located in Istanbul, is specialized for serving medical tourists. Patients from 45 countries visit Adem and Havva to have a hair and beard transplants here.

The doctor who heads the transplant team is Safiye Kurt MD, an expert with over 20 years of experience. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, the Minister of Health and Prevention in the UAE, was among her patients.

This hospital is an excellent choice because:

  • The beard plantation package cost. It includes consultation with a doctor, examination, the transplant, a special shampoo, transfer, and accommodation.
  • A lifetime warranty for a beard transplant with a printed certificate.
  • The clinic is recognized as the Best hair transplant clinic according to Bookimed patients.

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Adem and Havva Medical Center
Turkey, Istanbul
96% patients recommend

Adem & Havva Hair Transplantation and Aesthetic Center is a single-specialty medical facility based in Istanbul, Turkey. The local team of experts provides hair treatments (transplants, PRP and ozone therapies), plastic surgery, aesthetic procedures, and dental care. Adem&Havva Center has been conducted over 16,000 plastic surgery interventions. The center welcomes patients from 45 countries including the ones from the USA, Middle East, and Europe.

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Good afternoon I would like to share feedback about this platform and clinic. Let's begin. I was interested in hair transplantation, because I don’t have any friends or acquaintances in this topic, I started searching for information on the Internet, and then this wonderful site came up to me. I came in, read, was interested, wrote, and coordinator Anna responded. Several countries were suggested for this operation, Anna suggested considering Turkey, namely the Adam and Eve clinic. I know from hearsay that in Turkey doctors and prices are very good, I agreed. The next day they sent me a program from this clinic, I read it, agreed to make an appointment, specified a date convenient for me, offered it in two weeks, to which they replied that they would clarify whether it was possible to perform the operation on the date I wanted. To my surprise, the registration was successful; I was counting on a few months of waiting. That’s when doubts began to arise that everything was going too well, and he began bombarding Anna with questions about everything that came to mind and how he could check the reliability of the site and all the information. Thanks to Anna for her patience and professionalism, she described everything clearly and clearly! I made up my mind, bought tickets and waited for the day of departure. On the day of departure I was constantly thinking about how everything would happen, because you are flying to a foreign country, it is not clear what you signed up for, even without knowing the language, so it was the first flight in my life, the excitement was constantly with me! At the airport itself, translator Biba wrote to me and asked me to send my photo so that it would be easier for the driver to find me. The flight was wonderful, Istanbul was stunning from above (flying late in the evening), I had to walk around the airport a little and find the exit where the driver was waiting, but thanks to Biba I managed the task. The driver Zafer was waiting at the 9th entrance - a polite and courteous guy, thank him very much for waiting and for his help in everything, it’s a pity that I couldn’t talk to him, I think he’s a very interesting conversationalist! I drove the whole way and the smile never left my face, because the feeling of anxiety was passing. Zafer brought him to the hotel, there were no problems with booking a room, because Anna did it and you just need to tell the reception your first and last name. Entering the room, the feeling of danger and anxiety has completely deteriorated and you realize that this is all true and that there is no reason to panic! everything is going just fine! You are in Istanbul, in a beautiful hotel, and tomorrow your little dream will come true! I went to bed in a pleasant shock! In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, Zafer took me to the clinic, where I was met by the wonderful translator Biba! She spent the whole day with me, explained everything, described it and supported me. We signed the necessary papers, met and talked with the doctor (a good guy). We went to the operating room, met the amazing assistants there, took blood samples for analysis and began the procedure. Let me say briefly... only the anesthesia injections are painful, the transplant process itself is very gentle. The doctor did everything in the best possible way, as he said earlier, he carried out the operation with restraint and confidence! The assistants are tougher in terms of processing and assistance, but the main thing is that there are no mistakes. The girls maintained a pleasant and cheerful atmosphere, they were constantly talking about something and having a conversation, it was interesting to listen to them, it was a pity that I could not join the conversation. The support was great! After a 7-hour operation, my head felt like cast iron, from anesthesia and other procedures... the plus is a break, which helps a lot, go to the restroom, stretch your limbs, and of course, lunch, which is very filling! At the end of all the procedures, they give you a very nice head care kit (shampoo, foam) and they will offer ointment for treating the donor area, don’t skimp, it’s better to take it right away! Panama for wearing in hot weather and for those who have complexes. I still haven’t worn it, I’m not in the sun for long, but I got used to the look on the third day and I like it! A pack of tablets, painkillers, antipyretic and anti-edema. Listen to everything they tell you, it’s very useful and everything will come in handy. The first week will be difficult, especially sleeping, you will have a special pillow, cool! but not comfortable) you will have to be patient) I advise you to sleep sitting, fortunately the hotel has a very good chair and a table of the same height, you can sit comfortably, because... Lying down you will feel numb, especially your head, which will make you sleep for a couple of hours a day. Sitting and only sitting, listen to my advice! Just don’t forget about the pillow, any friction in the transplanted area is detrimental to your hair! And by the way, on the 3rd day I will explain to you about leaving! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay for that day and I flew away, but it’s hard to do it yourself, especially the first day, later you get better at it. At the moment, the 2nd week is coming to an end, I’m happy with the result, like everything I’ve gone through) There’s still a long, but interesting journey ahead of my new hair! The conclusion is this: don’t think for long, make up your mind, do it and this platform will help you 100%, especially for those who don’t know where to start and where to look. Here are excellent specialists whom you can confidently trust, who will take you to the end from the dissatisfaction of receding hairline to the status of Rapunzel!) Be brave and everything will work out for you! I would like to express special gratitude to Anna for the information provided, patience, and support for taking a step forward! Zafer - for respectful treatment and help for pleasant trips around the beautiful city! Bebe - for her support, her sincerity, sincerity, a wonderful person, in a beautiful appearance! To the doctor (unfortunately I don’t remember his name) - for his professionalism, accuracy, and attentiveness! Girls assistants - for the positive atmosphere, coordinated, amazing work with my grafts! They are great! The head doctor of the clinic for the warm welcome and for such employees! I hope that I will be as pleased with the final result as you are! Thank you very much everyone for your attention! I am sure that my review will help someone!
— Денис
Poland, Sep 28, 2023
Sep 28, 2023 • Verified review.
Beard transplant $1880

Dr VJs Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetology & Hair Transplantation Centre, India

The beard transplant cost per graft starts from $750.

The center is specialized in performing hair transplant and cosmetic procedures. It was found by Dr. C. Vijay Kumar, a leading Indian specialist in plastic surgery with over 35 years of experience. Over 1,000 patients choose this Indian clinic for a beard transplant.

You should choose this hospital because of:

  • Vast doctor's experience who provides beard transplant according to American guidelines.
  • Accurate procedure due to innovative trinocular microscope which ensures the best possible outcome in the specialist’s experienced hands.
  • The most affordable price of beard transplant.

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Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
India, Visakhapatnam
92% patients recommend

Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery Center is a specialized facility in plastic surgery with a focus on hair transplant located in Visakhapatnam, India.

The key specialties of the center are hair transplant, liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty.

Patients from the USA, Eastern Europe, and Asia choose Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery Center.

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Beard Transplant FAQ

Where to find a cheap beard transplant?

The most affordable options are in Turkish centers with average beard transplant cost of $2,100.

Why robotic and DHI beard transplants are more expensive than other methods?

A hair transplant specialist provides robotic beard transplant with ARTAS system. It excludes any medical error and guarantees the best possible result. Even the most skillful specialists damage around 20% of follicles taken manually while the robot extracts hair bulbs with 95% accuracy. It leaves no scars as well. ARTAS also can plant more grafts unlike a person who is bent to get tired. Robotic beard transplant is available only in several clinics and costs more because of limited offers and high demand.

  • DHI is for Direct Hair Implantation. A beard transplant expert extracts the follicles and implants it with a special Choi pen directly to the beard zone. There are 2 main benefits of DHI — no scars and no need to pre-shave. However, the procedure requires more resources as doctor’s attention and time and thus, the price is higher than a typical FUE beard transplant cost.

What is the best method for me? Choose the option based on your preferences of the result, time, and budget. You can consult with Bookimed medical coordinator for free and get information on beard transplant methods and their costs.

Can I grow a beard if it's not in my genes?

Yes, you can. After the procedure, hair follicles will grow like ordinary facial hair, so you can shave it and adapt the form you like.

Am I a good candidate to get a beard transplant?

You are a good candidate for a beard transplant if you have problems with facial hair, want to hide any scars or burns in this area or want to grow a beard of your dream. Be ready to give 300-500 grafts from your hair on the head to each cheek — still, they will re-grow soon.

How long does a beard transplant take to heal?

After the FUE procedure a patient experiences some redness and swelling. It disappears in 1-2 days. In 5-7 days after the transplant expect the hair to fall out. This happens because the body needs time to normalize processes and adapt new hairs. In 2 weeks the beard will grow back.

Can I shave after beard transplant?

Doctors recommend not to shave 10 days after the transplant. Afterwards you can shave it.

Are beard transplants safe?

The procedure has minimal risks. However, it is still a surgery requiring intervention and involves risks as scarring and infection. That’s why it is necessary to choose only certified clinic and experienced doctor who will provide a well-planned beard transplant.

How Bookimed can help you

➤ Bookimed managers are ready to help you and find the right medical center and doctor, specialized in a beard transplant. Our team takes into account your case, needs, and requirements. You will get an individual program with costs to plan your budget for a trip in advance.

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