Hair Transplant in Singapore

Hair Transplant in Singapore

With factors like pollution and lack of quality of water and the environment, the statistics of people suffering from balding has steadily risen. With hair quality decreasing and hair fall, destroying your hairline, a transplant might look like the easiest and most certain method to undergo. Especially in a field such as hair regrowth where a "wonder fixes" serum or medicine can be found on every corner, but none of them doing anything effectively. While some of these serums and healthy habits might help you to some extent, nothing is as solid as getting hair transplanted on your head. Hair Transplantation in Singapore is one of the most sought after surgeries and people traveling from Eastern Europe as well as the United States are seeking treatments there.

Hair Transplantation is a medical procedure that involves the removal of hair follicles from any area of the body and planting them on the balding portion. This method can also be employed to add hair in lashes and brows. The results are permanent and conclude with the transplant of clusters of hair follicles. This method is termed as Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT), which may be done in a couple of ways that are strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE).

In strip gather, skin strips with good hair growth are harvested and planted on the balding areas and in follicular unit extraction hair clusters with their roots are manually removed and planted at the balding region. Strip gather does, however, leave a little scar at the donor site, but full recovery is anticipated within a fortnight. FUE can be attempted in several old fashioned and modern ways, but it is a manual and time-consuming method, so the success of different methods is bound to vary. It's advantageous as it provides natural results and fewer scars. It can be achieved by using robotics and hence reducing the time taken for the complicated process.

With hair transplant becoming as mainstream as it is now, the question arises where you can get one done maximizing the quality of surgery and minimizing the cost. For most people, the answer to this question is Singapore, which has an industry famous for its high quality and affordable prices.

Cost Comparison

The process of hair transplant in Singapore has various steps the cost of which can be classified in the following way: Consultation and hair assessment can cost from $50 -$100, while the cost of the actual surgery depends on the price per graft (average $5/graft) and the total number of grafts (average 2000 grafts for complete scalp). For less than 1,500 grafts, the average cost per graft is usually around $6/graft. After the surgery, there are also Recovery medication and review costs from about $90 – $250 depending on the types of medication and painkillers used. It is also important to know that some people might require a second hair transplant for better results if there is a large area of baldness.

With all this included, the average cost of hair transplant surgery for the scalp in Singapore is between $8,000 to $12,000 USD in Singapore. This can increase if you choose to go the way of robotics, which is faster and more efficient but also less adaptable.

Treatment and Cost


Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

1 Day in Hospital

14 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 6000


About the Hair Transplant

Hair transplant treatment has gained an immense popularity in the recent few years. This cosmetic treatment has offered a new hope to people who suffer from premature falling of hair and baldness. In fact, hair transplant not only helps those who suffer from baldness but also the ones who want a new look by altering their main and hairline. Many cosmetologists around the world offer hair transplant as an effective hair loss treatment that gives long-term and satisfying results.

This hair loss treatment is best suited for people who have lost confidence because of their receding hairline and baldness. It can boost confidence in people while improving their self-image and self-worth. However, it is necessary to talk to a good cosmetic surgeon before opting for this procedure and to analyze whether you are a candidate for it or not.

How is Hair Transplant performed?

This hair regrowth treatment is generally conducted in the doctor’s office. During this procedure, the hair already present on the scalp are used for transplant to the scalp area that has gone bald.

The surgeon first cleans the scalp and inject the medicine to numb the area. Depending on the approach used for transplantation, the surgeon may perform the following steps:

Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS)

  • The surgeon removed a strip of skin from the back of the head.
  • The scalp is sewn, closed, and covered by surrounding hair.
  • The strip of skin is divided into tiny grafts with just one of a few more hair

Follicular unit extraction (FUE)

  • The surgeon shaves the back of the scalp.
  • The follicles are removed one by one from the shaved area.
  • The area heals by itself and is covered by hair eventually.

Once the grafts are available, the surgeon created tiny holes in the targeted bald area and places each graft in a hole. The entire procedure takes around four to six hours to complete.Depending on the desired results and the outcomes of the procedure, another session may be conducted.

Recovery from Hair Transplant

You may experience extreme tenderness and soreness in the scalp after the procedure. This is why you will be required to take pain medications for at least a few days.

Additionally, you will have a bandage over your scalp for a few days. An anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotic may be prescribed by the cosmetologist following the procedure. You will be able to return to a normal routine within two to five days of the procedure.

The transplanted hair usually fall out within a week or two of the procedure. However, the growth of new hair starts within a month of hair transplant. However, most people are able to see the growth of new hair after six to nine months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best candidate for Hair Transplantation in Singapore?

There is no such thing as a "best" doctor for any field of medical science. Some doctors are good and doctors that aren't. And like most fields of surgery, how good your doctor depends mainly on the level of experience and training they have. To find the most experienced doctors you can ask around, and any doctor with more than 400 successful and happy customers can be considered a good candidate to consider for the transplantation.

What is the average cost of Hair Transplantation in Singapore?

The average cost for simple cases is around $7000-$9000, whereas complicated and large scale cases of balding can cost you up to $20,000 for repairs. The prices vary deeply based on the method of transplantation used, the number of grafts you require to be transplanted, and different surgeon fees. A person with moderate hair loss generally requires only about 2,000 grafts.

Why should you opt for Hair Transplantation in Singapore?

Hair transplant is quite expensive in most of the world, including countries like USA, Canada, Europe, UK, and Australia. But in Singapore, even a good doctor charges only $5/ per graft. The only challenge for most patients is to make sure they find a reliable and experienced doctor. The best doctors in Singapore are as qualified as their counterparts in the USA and Europe and generally, have much more experience than most doctors abroad. With the cost being lower than their competitors, these hair transplant surgeons, along with medical, tend to attend more subjects with a variety of problems which is a great advantage as it complements their experience. With the help of this experience, they are faster, trustworthy and more efficient; and can transplant more grafts in a shorter time.

Which are the types of techniques utilized in Singapore for Hair Transplantation

A few techniques utilized in Singapore include:

  • Robotic FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

For robotic FUE hair transplant, we use a robotic machine called ARTAS that transplants hair follicles with unreal precision and speed but costs roughly double that of manual FUE hair transplant.

  • FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

Using the Follicular Unit Extraction manually means painstakingly taking individual follicles and placing them onto your head. With the right doctor, this can mean a higher survival rate of follicles after the surgery as a human doctor is more adaptable than a machine.

  • FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)

Compared to FUE, it is a more dangerous method as it involves the cutting of a strip of the patient's scalp off, before proceeding to harvest their hair grafts before transplant. The open area is then sewn up and does heal with time but can leave the chances of visible scarring.

How successful is Hair Transplantation in Singapore?

While the surgery itself is almost always successful, the main issue is the short life of the hair transplanted. For a healthy person with no balding on other parts of the body, it can be 10 to 80 percent successful with hair growing back in three to four months. But for people with dormant hair follicles and damage to the scalp or natural thinning, transplants are known to be less effective. This is why transplanting is not the universal cure to balding but a procedure mainly for people who are partially balding or had lost hair due to an injury.

Which are the best Hospitals for Hair Transplantation in Singapore?

There are various Hospitals known for their transplantation expertise. These include household names like:

  • Dr. Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic/Hair Transplant

  • Ashley and Martin - Hair Loss Treatment

  • Terra Medical Hair & Aesthetic Clinic

Which are the top Plastic Surgeons for Hair Transplantation in Singapore

Just like there is no best practitioner, there are no high profile "best" surgeons in Singapore. There are many great surgeons to choose from, but they fly under the radar and can only be found by looking at their experience and past surgeries done in Singapore.

What is the health care infrastructure of Singapore / Why should opt for Singapore as a destination for your medical treatment?
Singapore is generally known for its well-managed health care infrastructure and has an efficient and widespread system of healthcare. Singapore was ranked 6th in the World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems in the year 2000. Bloomberg ranked Singapore's healthcare system the most efficient in the world in 2014. Three main healthcare groups exist in Singapore:
  • National Healthcare Group
  • National University Health System
  • SingHealth
The 10 public hospitals in Singapore comprise 8 general hospitals (AH, SGH, NUH, CGH, TTSH, KTPH, NTFGH & SKH), and 2 specialized hospitals (KKH & IMH). In addition, there are 9 national specialty centres for cancer (NCCS & NCIS), cardiac (NHCS & NUHCS), eye (SNEC), skin (NSC), neuroscience (NNI) and dental care (NDCS & NUCOHS). The private healthcare infrastructure in Singapore is also well established. The payment methods include private payment gateways or private insurance companies. You can expect better technology to be used in private hospitals in Singapore. Various procedures like stem cell therapy and cancer research are conducted in Singapore.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Singapore? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are some of the JCI certified hospitals in Singapore :
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • National Dental Centre
  • Raffles Hospital
  • National University Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Changi General Hospital
  • National Cancer Centre
  • National Skin Centre
  • Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Are the doctors/surgeons in Singapore of the best quality?
Since Singapore is known all over the world for some of the best medical treatments all across the globe, you can surely expect the best quality of doctors and surgeons here. This country has a very high quality of life and hence the health of people is of high priority.
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People who wish to go to Singapore as a tourist for social purposes or seeking medical treatment, and require a longer period of stay beyond the Visit Pass granted on entry into Singapore, may submit an application for extension of stay (not more than 89 days from date of entry) online using the e-Service of ICA. All extension applications must be submitted online using the e-service at least seven days prior to the expiry of the visit pass to avoid overstaying. Extension of visit will not be accepted over the counter. Every visit pass issued to any person as a tourist or for the purpose of a social visit or medical treatment shall be subjected to the condition that the holder shall not engage in any form of employment (paid or unpaid) or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of that pass unless he is a holder of a valid work pass issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Do visit the ICA website for further information.
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Which are the best cities in Singapore for medical treatment?
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