Hair Transplant Costs

Traditional hair transplantation surgery has been available for many years to patients seeking hair restoration. However, it is an invasive and complex procedure, and its costs may be prohibitive for some patients. NeoGraft is a cutting edge technology to achieve hair restoration in a more efficient and fully automated manner.

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Dr. Paul Fortes is an experienced surgeon providing NeoGraft, in addition to various cosmetic surgery procedures. During the initial consultation process, Dr. Fortes will discuss various aspects of NeoGraft, including its estimated dollar figure. He is a leading plastic surgeon providing aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, TX, and surrounding locations.

Comparing the Price with Traditional Hair Transplant

Traditional hair transplantation procedure involves manual work, and suffers from a number of limitations, including a relative higher cost. NeoGraft, on the other hand, is not only less invasive and simpler, it is also more cost-effective. In many cases, the overall monetary amount of NeoGraft will be lower than that of traditional hair transplantation surgery.

Another aspect of NeoGraft procedure is its faster recovery and minimal downtime. For some patients, this would mean fewer days off from work and it may add to their cost-effectiveness of the procedure. Dr. Fortes is an expert in plastic surgery and hair transplantation procedures. He provides NeoGraft as more efficient and cost-effective treatment option to suitable candidates.

Financial Factors

NeoGraft hair transplantation costs can differ between two practices, and even between two patients at the same practice. Where the practice is located will make a difference to the overall monetary amount. Living costs are usually higher in major urban centers and prime cities in comparison to remote locations or smaller towns. This will influence the average sticker price of most types of goods and services, including hair transplantation procedure.

Whether the NeoGraft procedure is performed by a highly trained and qualified plastic surgeon or certified expert, and what kind of quality standards, experienced staff and state of the art equipment are provided will make an impact to the price tag. It will generally cost more to maintain stringent standards of care and offer personalized care to every patient.

In any advanced cosmetic procedure such as NeoGraft, patients should select the practitioner carefully. The dollar amount of the services should be secondary to the quality standards and safety protocols that are maintained at a particular practice. Dr. Fortes receives patients from Houston, Katy, TX, and nearby areas for NeoGraft hair restoration.

Insurance and Financing

NeoGraft is an elective procedure performed solely for aesthetic purposes. Therefore, the dollar amount of treatment will not be covered by the health insurance provider. However, almost all patients are eligible for getting the procedure financed through professional medical care financing firms and other sources.

This will allow them to pay for the procedure in affordable monthly installments at low interest rates. The treatment provider’s office may be able to provide guidance and assistance with regard to financing. Patients may also seek loans through family or friends, or make payments via credit cards. Most providers will accept payments through major credit cards.

For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston | Katy TX Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-489-7996.

Breast Lift Surgery | Plastic Surgery | Houston | Katy TXOne of the key aging effects is the loss of some of the natural elasticity of the skin. In this situation, a woman’s breasts may tend to droop and alter in shape significantly. Breast lift is a proven and effective cosmetic surgery procedure to correct this condition, and restore tighter, firmer and more youthful looking breasts.

Nowadays many women like to include breast lift as a part of a mommy makeover surgery to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. Sometimes breast lift may be combined with breast implants to raise and enlarge the breasts at the same time. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes provides breast lift and other procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, TX, and nearby locations.


Suitable Candidates

A good candidate for mastopexy or breast lift plastic surgery is a woman is in good health and wants a solution for sagging breasts. Best benefits will be achieved by women with smaller breasts, but the procedure is suitable on any size of breasts.

The candidate should not be pregnant or breastfeeding, and should not have plans on becoming pregnant in the near future. She should have stable weight and no plans to undergo a major weight loss soon after breast lift.


Post-Pregnancy Breast Lift

Two major causes of drooping breasts are pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some cosmetic surgeons may recommend that a woman should postpone breast lift until the time she plans to have no more children. While breast lift does not cause any hindrance in pregnancy, future pregnancies can impact the results of the procedure and cause the skin to stretch further.


Post-Massive Weight Loss Breast Lift  

Massive weight loss can help a woman gain attractive body contours, but it can also leave her with drooping breasts due to excess loose skin. Therefore, once a woman has achieved her weight loss goals, she may choose breast lift to restore the shape and firmness of the breasts. If she plans to lose more weight, breast lift may be postponed until such time that a stable weight is achieved.


Surgical Techniques

Dr. Fortes receives patients from Houston, Katy, TX, and surrounding locations for breast lift surgery. He will recommend the appropriate mastopexy technique according to the patient’s needs.


Standard Lift

This technique involves a standard anchor shaped incision, where one incision is placed around the areola border, and another incision vertically down to the breast base. A third horizontal incision is placed along the breast crease. The procedure can significantly reduce droopiness in the lower half of the breasts.


Doughnut Mastopexy

This technique involves relatively lesser removal of loose skin as compared to the standard technique. Scarring is minimal and downtime is reduced with this technique. The surgeon will create an incision around the areola circumference to remove excess tissue. The technique is more suitable for women with smaller breasts.


Lollipop Lift

This technique falls somewhere in the middle between a standard and a doughnut breast lift. The surgeon will place an incision around the areola border, and another smaller incision vertically down to the breast crease. The procedure is ideal for women requiring a moderate breast lift.

For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston | Katy TX Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-489-7996.

Breast Lift Plastic Surgeon | Houston | Breast Plastic SurgeryA breast lift cosmetic surgery can have a life-changing impact on a woman’s personality. Therefore, a candidate should pay maximum attention to the task of choosing a breast lift surgeon. Dr. Fortes is a leading breast lift surgery expert, with board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Fortes went through an extensive period of eight years in surgical residency, including three years in specialization in plastic surgery. He consistently ranked at the top of his class at every level of his education. With more than 25 years of training and experience behind him, Dr. Fortes is one of the most outstanding plastic surgeons providing breast lift to patients in Houston, Katy, TX, and other areas.


Board Certifications

To choose the right surgeon for breast lift plastic surgery, the first thing that a patient should assess is whether the surgeon is board certified by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Only a select group of surgeons will be double board certified from both ABPS and ABS, and they will have received dedicated training in plastic surgery and general surgery.

To maintain the board certified status with ABPS, the surgeon will be required to pursue ongoing training and take new exams periodically. This rigorous process ensures that the patient receives breast lift procedure from a cosmetic surgeon who is authoritative in the field and is updated with the latest surgical techniques and technology. Dr. Fortes is also a member of prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He receives patients from Houston, Katy, TX, and nearby areas.



Thousands of plastic surgeons today provide procedures such as breast lift, but not all of them have the kind of wide-ranging experience that is necessary to perform such a procedure with complete success. A surgeon with decades of experience in mastopexy and other procedures will be able to understand the nuances of the individual patient’s breast anatomy and her personal aesthetic needs and goals.

This allows the surgeon to tailor the procedure according to her unique needs. Experienced surgeons are better equipped to handle unexpected situations and emergencies, if any may arise during or after the procedure. With years of practice, they introduce innovations and cutting-edge techniques to make breast lift less invasive, less risk and having a reduced downtime for the patient.


Hospital Privileges

In many cases, the breast lift surgery may be performed at an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite. However, the surgeon should preferably have staff privileges at a local hospital. In a rare event, if a complication arises, the patient may require emergency care. Secondly, hospitals will typically award privileges only to best qualified surgeons who adhere to proper safety and ethics protocol.


Personal Rapport

A breast lift surgery is a personal journey for a woman. It is essential that she should feel completely comfortable with the surgeon and the staff, and be able to trust them. The surgeon’s reassuring demeanor and their willingness to provide personalized care and attention to the patient will go a long way in creating a stellar and concrete relationship.

For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston | Katy TX Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-489-7996.

Hair Restoration Transplants

Hair loss and hair thinning are common problems that can create perpetual anxiety and loss of confidence in many people. The problem is more prevalent among men, but women may also be affected in some cases. By the age of 35, about two-thirds of men will experience some degree of hair loss.

Traditional hair transplant surgery is available but patients may be reluctant to choose an invasive surgery procedure. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes offers NeoGraft hair restoration, which is a cutting edge technique to address hair loss in a less invasive manner. Dr. Fortes provides NeoGraft to patients in Houston, Katy, TX, and other locations.

NeoGraft Hair Restoration Before & After Photos

NeoGraft Hair Restoration Before & After Photos

Advanced Technology

NeoGraft holds the unique distinction of being the first and only Class One FDA listed automated medical device for hair restoration. It is designed to harvest, collect and implant hair follicle grafts in a minimally invasive way, involving reduced discomfort and very little downtime. This revolutionary, patented technology can restore hair and a fuller hairline safely, quickly, and effectively.

The advanced NeoGraft technology automates the hair transplantation process, which reduces the common limitations of traditional hair restoration procedures. No scalpel incisions or sutures are involved, and the procedure does not even leave an unsightly scar. Patients will face fewer activity restrictions as compared to the traditional strip technique, and can usually return to their normal routine in a day.


Some of the key advantages of NeoGraft hair restoration procedure are listed as follows:

  • It is an FDA cleared procedure, and the least invasive technique for hair transplantation.
  • Little to no discomfort is involved.
  • Unlike the strip method of hair transplantation, NeoGraft does not leave a telltale linear scar.
  • The patient will not experience numbness in the area where donor hair is harvested.
  • Recovery is fast, with most patients returning to work the next day.
  • Results are more natural looking than other procedures.
  • The patient is free to wear long or short hair because there is no scar to disguise.

Dr. Fortes is an experienced cosmetic surgeon receiving patients from Houston, Katy, TX, and nearby areas.


Individuals looking for a less invasive hair transplantation technique, wanting minimal activity restrictions following the procedure, or those who want to wear short hair on the sides or back of their scalp can make outstanding candidates for NeoGraft.

The procedure can also be recommended to candidates seeking hair restoration in the beard or eyebrow area. If a patient has previous received the strip hair transplant, they can use NeoGraft to camouflage the resulting linear scar line.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is the game-changing technique of extracting donor hairs that lies at the core of NeoGraft method. With the FUE technique, individual hairs are removed in bunches of one to four hairs. These groups are then placed in affected areas where hair loss or hair thinning has occurred.

NeoGraft employs a completely efficient, automated system that enables the treatment expert to double the number of grafts per session as compared to manual extraction methods.

For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston | Katy TX Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-489-7996.

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