I received a quote from Dr Woods some time ago for a small repair that resulted from surgery gone wrong. The quote I got was extraordinary.
I was quoted over $15000AU for two 500 graft sessions.
I appreciate that Dr Woods and a number of other prominent hair surgeons around the world are specialists in their area, but there are very few professions in the world that demand $1000 per hour for their work and I’m questioning the ethical standing in this regard, in particular given that this kind of price is well outside the affordability of the average person.
There are a lot of people who have been artificially placed in a position where a hair repair is more than just a quest to undo their genetic predisposition. I’m referring to situations where there has been an accident or an error resulting in a damaged area of the scalp. Fees like this by specialists prevent most people in these situations from ever having the issue corrected.
There is a lot of marvel on this site about the results of one surgeon or another, but no one seems to bring this issue up. Am I the only one who sees these charges as ethically questionable?
There is a second related part to this question: Is there an alternative to Dr Woods in Australia where the FUE treatment can be performed as proficiently but at a cost that is within the realms of non-fiction, or if not Australia, then in one of its neighbouring nations?