HAIR TRANSPLANT IN TURKEY
FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, is a hair transplant technique that has been used in Turkey for a long time. In fact, Turkish doctors began exploring and training on FUE long before their counterparts in the EU and US. This gives them an edge of experience that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Our doctors, Dr. Tayfun Oğuzoglu and Dr. Ilker Apaydin, have been studying hair transplant techniques for over 20 years.
We are confident in the quality of our product because we have the experience, knowledge, proven ability, and team to back up our promises. With our doctors’ 20 years of experience and a solid team of long term professional nurses, you can rely on GetHair for a quality hair transplant in Turkey.
Cost of Hair Transplant In Turkey
If you’ve been thinking about a hair transplant for a while, you’ve probably seen the numbers. In UK or in the United States, hair transplant surgery can cost upwards of £15000. The cost of the transplant will vary based on how much hair is going to be transplanted, and an average cost for the procedure is£4000 to £15000. The average hair transplant in Turkey, on the other hand, costs an average of £1800 to £3400.
How is the price determined? Why does the price vary within clinics?
Like many things in life, the cost of the “same” service varies from one clinic to another. Here we want to explain how the price is set and why differences occur between clinics.
There are a number of variables that affect the price of hair transplant in Turkey, these are:
Doing a hair transplant is a very manual and time consuming process. If a patient requires more grafts then the cost of this surgery will be higher due to the time spent.
We know where there are clinics offering “unlimited” grafts for a set price. We urge patients to beware of this practice since there is a limitation on the number of grafts possible dictated by the donor region.
The well established and respected hair transplant clinics in Turkey always operate with a doctor who actively participates in the surgery.
At the same time there are hundreds of clinics where the entire surgery is done by health technicians who are by law NOT allowed to perform any medical procedure.
Obviously there is a price difference between a clinic who operates with a doctor and senior nurses and the one with health technicians.
We and many reputable clinics operate in hospitals but there are hundreds of clinics in Turkey that offer the surgical procedure in flats converted into small surgical rooms.
Renting a surgical theatre in a fully equipped hospital is a significantly higher cost compared to a standard flat. However, a patient will enjoy the benefits of a sterile, fully controlled and regulated environment if they choose a clinic operating in a hospital.
Many clinics which can afford to charge low prices rely on a very high number of daily patient turn-over. We have heard many times of medical teams completing 5-7 surgeries a day. You should understand that this type of high volume means very little attention to the individual patients and in most cases very poor post-op patient care due to massive numbers of enquiries/questions they receive.
A follicle is a dynamic organ* and a hair transplant could be thought of as an “organ transplant”.
The time a hair follicle spends outside the body affects the survival rates of these hair follicles. For this reason we use special solutions such as HypoThermosol and ATPv which are proven to increase the survival rate of the hair follicles.
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how many hair follicles are implanted but how many of them survive and grow…. Paying a lower price can be a false economy when the surgery fails and has to be repeated.
Unfortunately there is a numbers game in the hair transplant industry. Most of the patients who are not fully informed may be persuaded by misleading promises of cheap hair transplants, followed by disappointment when the procedure fails.
What ıs included in the prıce?
How to book your hair transplant in Turkey?
Unfortunately not everyone is suitable for hair transplant surgery. We need to collect 4-6 photos of you so our doctors can verify your suitability for the surgery. You can submit your photos using our free consultation form.
Once you receive the report and you are satisfied with its content, you can select a suitable date for the treatment. Please bear in mind we normally fully booked for 4-6 weeks.
We advise our patients to book well in advance especially if they can only travel on certain dates due work/personal commitments.
You need to arrive in Istanbul the day before the surgery. Our driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Your surgery will be conducted next day in a hospital clinic with a fully qualified team of doctor and nurses. Our driver will take you back to your hotel after the surgery.
The day after the hair transplant surgery we will bring you back to our hospital for a post operative check up and your first aftercare session.
You can to depart the day after the surgery, the earliest at 1pm.
Our relationship does not end once you are back in your home country. We regularly check on you and will request your photos to share with our doctors.
You are of course more than welcome to ask any questions you might have; your peace of mind is of utmost importance to us.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED DOCTORS
As you know there are many hair transplant clinics in Turkey but there are only a handful who take huge pride in their work and are determined to provide medical services of the utmost quality to their patients.
Many clinics will may suggest their surgeon is one of the finest in the land but only very few can claim to be a member of both the ISHRS and the ABHRS.
Dr. Tayfun is a research committee member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and and a member of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Tayfun has now been accepted onto the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery which makes him one of the only 4 doctors in the whole of Turkey to do so.
Dr. Tayfun also regularly participates in international conferences both as a speaker and as a guest, in addition to providing advanced training sessions in hair restoration to doctors the world over.
Born in 1967, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Ilker Apaydin is performing both FUT and FUE methods since 1998. Dr. Ilker has helped over 6,000 patients all around the world and completed the operations of many celebrities in Turkey. He is an active member of ISHRS since early 2000s and attended several meetings as a member and speaker as well.
Dr. Ilker does mega sessions with up to 4000 Grafts per sitting and uses micro motor ends of 0.6 to 1mm in diameter. He also has vast experience in manual extraction FUE.
STATE OF THE ART HOSPITALs
Although Turkey is well-known for hair transplant surgeons and operations, there are unfortunately some companies that maintain fancy websites while operating illegally out of apartment buildings.
One of our facilities where Dr. Tayfun operates is state of the art and we operate in a JCI certified, fully equipped hospital in Istanbul.
Dr. Ilker operates in a modern, very central located hospital which is quite specialised in hair transplant and plastic surgery.
Accommodation is provided either at the Limak Eurasia Hotel or at the Modus Hotel. Both of our hotels are located very close to the hospitals. Staying so close to the hospitals has the advantage of keeping you out of the congested traffic of Istanbul. Additionally, if patients need emergency services, they are only minutes away.
Limak Eurasia is a fabulous 5 stars hotel that offers its guests free wifi and 24 hour room service, among other amenities. There is a restaurant, gym, spa and lounge on site.
Modus Hotel offers its visitors all the amenities you expect from a 4 stars hotel. It also benefits of being in a very trendy area of Istanbul.