Cost of Hair Transplant in Turkey
Reasons to have a hair transplant in Turkey
Nine out of ten balding men cite hair loss as their number one concern. If your hair loss is starting to make you nervous, rest assured. You once again have the opportunity to enjoy a full head of permanent hair, at an incredibly low price.
In fact, Turkey is the leading country in the world for hair transplants. According to an article on the Independent newspaper, Turkey has a 1 Billion Dollar hair transplant industry and WashingtonPost claims around 5000 patients fly to Turkey each month for hair transplant. Find out what makes Turkey such a popular destination for hair transplant surgery and discover the full head of hair you’ve been dreaming of.
Quality and Expertise
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 doctor, Dr. Tayfun Oğuzoglu, has been studying hair transplant techniques since 1996.
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 Dr. Tayfun’s 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.
Before/After Photos of Our Patients
In most cases the difference between an average hair transplant and a good one is hard to miss.
An experienced doctor will ensure that grafts are distributed in a dense and natural manner.
Our doctor has 20+ years of experience in hair transplant. Thanks to his experience and attention to detail his results look always natural. He never rushes the procedure and he always aims for maximum density while keeping the natural look.
It Is Economical
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.
Hair Transplant Prices Compared UK vs US vs Turkey
- USA in GBP
What is included in our price?
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 treatment, these are:
- The number of grafts
- The medical team doing the surgery
- Where the surgery take place
- The number of patients a team sees a day
- Medical solutions used in the surgery
The number of grafts
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 medical team doing the surgery
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.
Where the surgery takes place
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.
The number of surgeries per day
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 enquries/questions they receive.
Medical solutions used in the surgery
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.
Highly Qualified Doctors
Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu has been performing hair transplants in Turkey since 1996.
He 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 Hospital
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.
Our facility is state of the art and we operate in a JCI certified, fully equipped hospital in Istanbul.
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 fabolous 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.
Limak Eurasia Hotel
A Magical & Modern City, Istanbul
Istanbul is home to a thriving and vibrant culture. During your stay in Istanbul, you can find world-class restaurant experiences, a rocking night life, art, history, and much more, all located fairly close to your hotel. Historic sites in the area to visit are the Küçüksu Palace and the Rumelian Castle.
For many of our clients, travelling for hair transplants in Turkey is the first visit to this cultural center of the world they have the opportunity to experience. Although we understand that your procedure is the most important part of your travel, we also offer a range of packages that can offer you more time to see our extraordinary country and experience Turkish culture
What is the process?
Organising a medical procesure abroad might sound like a daunting task but at GetHair we made this task as lean as possible. The entire process of booking and having the procedure is just 5 steps. You can read the details of these steps in the sections below;
Verify your suitability
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.
Receive your detailed consultation report
Once our doctors have assessed your suitability they will send you a report outlining their suggestions as to the most appropriate treatment and the costs of that treatment
Decide on a date
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.
Fly to Istanbul and have your surgery
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.
Post surgery care and constant feedback collection
The day after the 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, at the earliest 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.