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1500 Grafts Hair Transplant: Coverage, Results, Costs
Dr. Michael May (FRCS)
Medically reviewed by
Dr. Michael May (FRCS)
Updated on August 18, 2023

When you’re considering a hair transplant, it’s important to know what you can expect your results to look like. Different graft quantities create different results depending on hair colour, density, and texture. Therefore, prospective patients should be aware of what coverage they can expect from their hair restoration procedure.

In this article, you’ll learn what a 1500 grafts hair transplant looks like (with real patient examples), as well as the hair transplant cost and surgery duration time for this type of procedure.

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What are hair grafts?

Hair grafts consist of healthy hair follicles that are taken from one part of the head (usually the back and sides) and then transplanted to areas of thinning or balding. This hair is what is referred to as donor hair and can only come from the hair transplant patient.

When the follicles are extracted, they are then transplanted through a hair graft, which is the standard term for a strip of skin or tissue that contains individual hair follicles. In FUT hair transplants, grafts are taken in strips whereas hair transplants using the FUE technique harvest grafts as individual units.


Is 1500 grafts enough to restore your hairline?

The number of grafts that will be required to restore your hair will depend on the amount of hair you’ve lost. Sectioning the scalp into zones illustrates how many grafts are needed to fill each section of the scalp. If you’ve lost all the hair in zones 1 and 2, you may be looking at 1,500 to 2,000 grafts:

Information graphic showing how many grafts are needed to restore hair.


Hair transplant clinics measure male pattern baldness using the Norwood Scale. A 1500-graft hair transplant is usually needed when hair loss approaches stages 3-4 of the scale:

The Norwood Scale used to diagnose hair loss in individuals with male pattern baldness


Stage 3 is where hair loss patients start to see significant hair loss across the temples. Early crown hair loss characterises stage 3 vertex. It’s estimated that Jimmy Carr’s hair transplant consists of around 1500 grafts, as he was at roughly stage 3 of the Norwood scale when he underwent his FUE hair transplant procedure.

By Norwood stage 4, both the temples and crown are affected. If you’re approaching advanced stage 4 hair loss, you may need more than 1500 grafts to restore your hair.

Cost of a 1500 graft hair transplant

Based on the average cost of a UK hair transplant, a 1500-graft hair transplant costs approximately £4,875. At the Wimpole Clinic, you can get an FUT hair transplant or FUE hair transplant from £3,499. Find out more about our hair transplant pricing or book a free consultation with one of our friendly patient advisors.

You’ll pay more for a hair transplant at a reputable clinic. This is because you’re paying for the team’s skill, knowledge, and experience, as well as the upkeep of the facilities, which ultimately makes the procedure safer and more successful.

So although you can find cheap hair transplants abroad (and some within the UK), you’re more likely to see results and avoid complications with a reputable clinic.

1500 grafts hair transplant before and after

See what results are achievable with a 1500-graft hair transplant:

before and 10 months after transplant
Results shown 10 months after FUE transplant
patient before and 10 months after transplant
These results show growth 10 months after FUE hair transplant
before and 8 months after hair transplant
Results shown 8 months after transplant

1500 graft beard transplant

Facial hair can also be transformed with a 1500 graft beard transplant. Here are some of the results our beard transplant patients have seen following FUE beard transplantation:

before and 8 months after beard transplant
Results shown after 8 months
before and 10 months after beard transplant
Beard transplant results after 10 months

1500 grafts hair transplant surgery duration

Most patients who have around 1500 grafts are in surgery for approximately 5 hours. In addition to surgical time, hair transplant patients will also need to arrive earlier to prepare for surgery and stay for a while after their procedure so clinic staff can monitor their immediate recovery.

Therefore, you should plan to be at the hair transplant clinic all day. Learn more about how long hair transplant surgery takes.

See coverage and hair transplant costs for more graft quantities

1500 grafts are lower than the average number of grafts needed, at least for an initial procedure [1]. Individuals with more extensive hair loss will of course be recommended higher graft numbers to restore lost hair.

Take a look at other popular graft quantities ranging from the minimal amount of 500 all the way up to 5,000:

Get a free hair graft quote at the Wimpole Clinic

When you’re looking for the right hair transplant surgeon to perform your hair transplantation surgery, it’s important to speak to a few different clinics. This helps you get a feel for the clinic, meet the surgical team, and get the answers to the questions you really want to ask about hair transplants before you make this important decision.

At the Wimpole Clinic, we’ll give you as much free, impartial guidance as you need to make your choice. After examining your scalp and hair loss, we’ll give you a free hair graft quote.

Book your free consultation today to get started.

1500 Grafts Hair Transplant: Coverage, Results, Costs, Wimpole Clinic

Dr. Michael May (FRCS)
Medically reviewed by Dr. Michael May (FRCS)Updated on August 18, 2023
The Wimpole Clinic offers FUE Hair, Beard & Eyebrow Transplants & Trichology.
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