Hair transplantation or greffe de cheveux is an operation which consists in moving follicles taken from a donor area located at the back of the skull, to the areas of the scalp that are thinning. This technique is a lasting solution to androgenetic alopecia, which can affect both men and women. Many people have alternatives to hair transplantation to hopefully gain the hair of their past because, for them, baldness is embarrassing: they lose confidence in themselves, their self-esteem is at a low point, and sometimes they fall into depression.
However, the operation represents a specific cost. Whether you choose the FUT (follicular unit transplantation) or FUE (follicular unit extraction), the price of a hair transplant ranges from 2,500 to 6,500 euros. You might wonder if Health Insurance or Social Security reimburses the hair transplant. With Starks specializing in the FUE technique, we have all the answers.
In which cases is the hair transplant operation supported?
Unfortunately, although many people, both men, and women, suffer from alopecia, the hair transplant operation is only managed in a minority of cases.
In general, the hair transplant procedure (known in Italy as trapianto di capelli) is not reimbursed by Health Insurance or Social Security because it is considered an aesthetic operation. Some ways to be compensated by organizations may be in the case of a hair transplant due to illness (cancer, in particular), burns, or scars. The operation can then considered as a repair surgery intervention.
Concretely speaking, patients who suffer from cicatricial alopecia can claim to have the operation taken reimbursed by Social Security. This disease destroys the hair follicle and affects only 3% of people with baldness. In their case, the reimbursement is justified by the fact that the hair transplant operation medically replaces healing tissues.
If you want to be reimbursed, you should most likely consult a specialist doctor first. They will then be able to request care from the organization for you. Finally, if the request is accepted, the co-payment and any excess fees or comfort costs will be your responsibility.
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