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Best Destination for Hair Transplant: Turkey

Apr 17, 2020 1:00:00 PM

If you are ever in doubt of the expertise of Turkish doctors, always remember that Turkey welcomes close to 750k healthy tourists. And this speaks volumes about the efficiency of the country’s healthcare sector.

Among dozens of plastic surgery procedures performed every week in the country, research indicates that 150 to 500 are hair transplants. Whether it’s in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara or Bursa, there is a high chance that you will find a clinic that specializes in hair transplants only. When you are within the Turkish borders, it’s a matter of when to have the procedure than it is of where.

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International patients who come for a hair transplant in Turkey are not only lured by the state-of-the-art facilities, soaring success rate of the surgery or the expertise of the Turkish surgeons, but the ridiculously low prices play a pivotal role.

So, if you’re having a hair transplant in Turkey, just know that there are thousand foreign patients in Turkish clinics, and they are also having their hair follicles being moved from a donor area to a bald area.

 

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure that is meant to treat the problem of hair loss. Hair follicles are moved from one area with sufficient hair growth (known as a donor site) to a bald area.

Many people think that hair transplant is a surgery meant to combat hair loss in one’s head –but this procedure can also combat baldness in different areas of the body such as the chest, chin, eyelashes or eyebrows.

Not everyone automatically qualifies as a suitable candidate for the hair transplant procedure. One has to first have a donor area in any part of his/her body. People who usually form keloids scars after an incision may have some complications that may negatively affect the surgery results. Doctors usually examine one’s healthy condition during the first consultation and those people who are not in a good healthy state are not recommended to have a hair transplant.

 

What are the Types of Hair Transplant?

There are two main types of hair transplant: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Both approaches are effective, but they can achieve different results in some cases. The authors of a 2019 article state that FUE requires more skill and takes longer than FUT, but they note that FUE can produce great results if the surgeon has plenty of experience in the technique.

The FUE method involves harvesting single hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them in the bald area. But with the FUT technique, the follicles are grafted and transplanted as a group. Although FUE and FUT transplant may be different in terms of how they are performed, they often yield the same satisfactory results.

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Overally, the hair transplant procedure takes between 4 and 12 hours to complete, but this usually depends on the technique used.

Not everyone automatically qualifies as a suitable candidate for the hair transplant procedure. One has to first have a donor area in any part of his/her body. People who usually form keloids scars after an incision may have some complications that may negatively affect the surgery results. Doctors usually examine one’s healthy condition during the first consultation and those people who are not in a good healthy state are not recommended to have a hair transplant.

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Which Type is Best for Me?

If you have concerns about hair loss, and you don’t know which type of a hair transplant is ideal for you, we recommend that you speak with a doctor as soon as possible before the condition worsens.

After examining your condition, the doctor will help you decide on the best method that guarantees the desired outcome. Every patient is different, this means that one patient can get desired results via FUE while the only way of attaining best results for the next patient is through the FUT method. Although the FUE technique is the most preferred technique nowadays, your doctor knows better. 

 

How Much Does it Cost?

If you need to have a hair transplant surgery that is affordable, then you need to head to Turkey. Regarded as Europe’s hotspot for hair transplant, Turkey is home to hundreds of top quality hair transplant clinics and it has some of the international acclaimed hair transplant specialists. The country has a low cost of living as compared to other European countries, and this explains the ridiculously low prices of hair transplants.

According to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, a hair transplant is priced anywhere between £1,000 and £30,000. The Healthline Magazine reports that a hair transplant in the United States ranges anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000. This same surgery will cost you €1,900 in Turkey and this price doesn’t mean that the outcome is compromised.

Parting Words…

Even though the success rate of hair transplant is high, you have to make sure that the doctor performing the transplant is qualified. If you are not sure about where to go and have the surgery, you can contact FlyMedi for assistance.

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This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2020

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