How Many Hair Transplant Grafts Do I Need?

Hair transplant surgery—regardless of surgical technique—involves extracting a certain number of grafts from the back and sides of the head. These areas include hair that is more resistant to hormones which cause male and female pattern baldness. The number of grafts can range from a few hundred grafts to over 3,000 grafts. So, how do you know how many grafts you need? Without consultation with a professional, it can be difficult to get even an accurate estimation. But, let’s look at ways to get a rough idea of what to expect from hair transplant Raleigh, NC.


Firstly, as a simplification, the more area a patient needs covering, the more grafts they will need. This may somewhat correlate to the age a patient seeks out hair transplant surgery (though not always). For example, a man who seeks out hair transplant surgery at 30 will likely require fewer grafts than one who seeks it at 55. 


Also, no matter how much area needs to be covered, some people will have a limited number of harvestable grafts. The goal of hair transplant is not to fully deplete the donor areas, so if there is limited donor hair, then the results will be limited too. Luckily, most people will have a significant number of possible donor hairs. On average, hair transplant patients can confidently receive around 1500 to 2000 grafts. Occasionally, the surgery can be repeated after the donor area replenishes.


The best way to learn how many grafts you need to see the results you want is to consult with a hair transplant specialist such as Dr. Sumeet Jindal at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging. During a consultation, he will examine your unique hair loss patterns as well as the donor areas. Dr. Jindal will then want to gain an idea of the results you want.


Based on the state of your hair loss and the results you want, Dr. Jindal will explain what is possible and roughly how many grafts you could realistically provide. Additionally, JIYA uses robotic hair transplant technology which identifies the best possible donor hairs for extraction. This can help improve the survivability rate of the transplanted hair and make better use of every single follicular unit extracted.


Hair transplant Raleigh, NC is a highly precise procedure that requires an expert and the newest technology to provide the best results. Both men and women can benefit from hair transplant surgery and other non-surgical hair restoration therapies.



Dr. Sumeet Jindal and the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging are uniquely qualified to provide Raleigh hair transplant patients with an optimal hair restoration experience. Performing both the older FUT hair transplant techniques and embracing newer robotic hair transplant technology, Dr. Jindal will find the best possible procedure, technique, and number of grafts that will benefit you and your situation specifically. 


To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at (919) 929-6006. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator. If interested in a virtual consultation, book it online now.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Jindal is a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.