Hair Transplant in Turkey
by ISHRS* Certified Hair Surgeons
GetHair provides hair transplant in Turkey with London-based client services and have 3 ISHRS-certified senior Hair Surgeons performing FUE, DHI and FUT within your budget since 1996.
You can now determine how much of a senior hair surgeon’s involvement you wish to have in your hair transplant Turkey procedure across our package options.
*ISHRS = The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Hair Transplant Options in Turkey
Turkey is the most popular destination for hair transplants. There are many transplant options in Turkey for a patient to choose from. One should understand the differences between these options so he can make a well informed decision based on the facts.
There are three types of hair transplant surgeries available;
- FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
- Sapphire FUE
- Longhair FUE
- FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
- DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)
The most popular method in hair transplant Turkey, directly performed by the best doctors of Turkey in 2021. As hair follicles are extracted individually from the back of the head, it is minimally invasive and closer to being a scarless option in hair transplants.
Sapphire FUE is identical to the standard FUE. The only difference is that the microsurgery device used at the incision phase is made of a Sapphire stone, instead of a titanium or steel. You can read more about Sapphire hair transplant here.
MicroFUE refers to the extraction device end used whilst harvesting the hair follicles from the back of your head. The device end is determined in accordance with your hair follicle thickness and varies between 0.6 to 1mm. Visit our FUE page to learn more about it.
The long hair FUE, also known as the fully non-shaven FUE, is the choice of patients who would like to return back to work force the very next day. It does what it says on the tin. No single hair follicle needs to be shaved for this procedure. As it requires extra attention and precision, the progress is the slowest across all other methods, and usually one procedure can be completed over 2 or 3 days.
FUT, also known as the strip method, is the second most performed hair transplant surgery method which is still very popular in Europe and the US.
The main difference of the FUT is that instead of extracting hair follicles one at a time, a linear skin tissue is taken from the back of the head. This method leaves a permanent scar on the back of the head where a strip of scalp tissue is taken.
Many doctors strongly believe that the additional fat tissue surrounding every hair follicle helps the grafts stay alive longer as the fat delivers enough energy to the cells to survive until they are anchored to the skin fully, which can take 4-5 days in total.
DHI is relatively new in the hair transplant industry and mostly chosen by the technician-only clinics due to the easier learning curve compared to the other methods listed above. Although it is fundamentally an FUE, it differs at the implantation phase, as the implantation of hair follicles are done by a pen-implanter, rather than forceps.
Growth yield wise, there is no scientific proof that confirms the DHI leads higher rates. The growth yield still relies on the experience of the surgeon and his team.
Cost of a Hair Transplant in Turkey
The cost of a hair transplant in Turkey is significantly cheaper compared to the UK, US and rest of Europe. Having said that, there are significant price differences between clinics in Turkey and one should know why these differences exist and what to pay attention to.
The main factors influencing the cost of the hair transplant in Turkey are;
- The price goes up if the clinic has a doctor on board
- The price goes up if the doctor is actively involved in the surgery
- The price goes up if the doctor is accredited by the international associations related to hair transplant such as ISHRS and ABHRS
- The price goes up if the clinic only accepts small number of patients a day
- The price goes down if the medical establishment has no doctor and consists solely of health technicians (illegal in Turkey and most countries)
- The price goes down if the clinic has a doctor but the doctor is not involved in the surgery
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These clinics do not operate with a doctor as they solely employ technicians or occasionally, nurses. It is illegal in Turkey and many other countries such as the US and UK to perform such an operation without the presence of a doctor.
Risks & Disadvantages:
- Staff have no medical training.
- The whole operation is considered illegal in Turkey.
- High number of patients on a daily basis resulting minimum attention to quality of work and patients
- Poor customer service after the surgery due to very high number of patients and lack of staff
- Has a medical degree
Risks & Disadvantages:
- May not have sufficient training in hair transplant surgeries
- May not have enough experience in hair transplant surgeries
- Highly experienced doctor
- Highly experienced supporting medical staff
- Great patient care before/after surgery
- Limited number of patients a day, meaning more attention to patients
Risks & Disadvantages:
- More expensive compared to other options
- They might suggest less grafts to protect your donor region and health of your scalp tissue (An ethical and medically safer decision)
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How to pay for your hair transplant Turkey
Most of the hair transplant clinics in Turkey require patients to pay a deposit to secure their surgery dates. And the remaining balance is due on the surgery date.
In most cases you can pay your balance in cash or using your credit cards (Although, some tax avoiding clinics charge an extra 18% for credit card payments).
There are only a couple of clinics in Turkey that offer financing or payment plans. These clinics have established business presence in the UK or other European countries. You can check our payment plan page to learn more.
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We offer you a totally free hair transplant consultation, directly from Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu, Dr. Ilker Apaydin and Dr. Ekrem Civas.
For your face-to-face consultation, you may visit us in our offices worldwide or alternatively you can have your consultation online by sending your photos to us either by filling up the form below, by WhatsApp or by directly emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expected Results After Hair Transplant Turkey
Although a hair transplant operation performed by experienced doctors results in amazing improvement on how a person looks afterwards, it is also crucial for a patient to understand what type of results are achievable and realistic.
A patient should know that a hair transplant is a proven medical procedure and it works within the medical limits.
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Who is Eligible for a Hair Transplant Surgery?
Unfortunately not all men are suitable for a hair transplant surgery. There are many factors which affect someone’s suitability for the hair transplant surgery. There are;
- Hair loss level
- Hair loss type
- Existing medical conditions
The top hair surgeons in the world do not accept patients who are under the age of 25 – 27. Hair loss usually progresses at a fast pace during your early-20s and does not stabilise until late-20s. Bear in mind that the donor region is a limited source so it would be a better decision to wait until your hair loss gets stable so that your valuable hair follicles are used wisely.
When someone is in his early-20s, we mostly suggest him to try medications to stop or slow down the hair loss. If a person in his early-30s is still experiencing a heavy hair loss, he may also consider taking medication as well.
Hair loss level
Not everyone experiences the same level of hair loss. Some men only lose hairs over the hairline. Some also get thin on top but still keep some native hairs. A hair transplant works wonders for men who are categorised between Norwood Scale 2 to 4. (Read more about Norwood scale here) We’ve also achieved very promising results on men who were Norwood 5 but had very strong donor region hair.
Hair loss type
A hair transplant is a solution for men and women who experience male pattern hair loss (MPB). There are also other types of alopecia present (a hair transplant is NOT recommended for these). You can read about the other alopecia types here at https://gethair.co.uk/blog/common-hair-loss-types/ .
Existing Medical Conditions
If you have any of the following medical conditions, you may not be suitable for a hair transplant procedure;
- Heart disease
- Hepatitis B
- Underlying skin conditions
Please be realistic – the aim of a hair transplant procedure is to deliver an age appropriate solution to your hair loss. Although many of our patients speak highly of a hair transplant in Istanbul, you shouldn’t expect miracles from an FUE or FUT hair transplant.
Reasons to Book with GetHair
Benefits of Having A Hair Transplant In Turkey
GetHair has almost 400 independent reviews on Reviews.co.uk, each of them written by real patients, explaining their own experience of their pain-free hair transplant in Istanbul.
The reason we have so many satisfied customers is because of our first-rate procedures. Our transplants are carried out at JCI-accredited hospitals with fully trained medical professionals and three ISHRS hair surgeons, licensed clinical nurses and multilingual staff members.
A Cost-effective hair transplant Turkey
You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to afford a hair transplant.
In Turkey, the majority of hair transplants cost between £1,500 – £3,500, a fraction of the cost you would pay for the exact same hair transplant in UK or USA.
WHY IS IT CHEAPER IN TURKEY?
The Turkish Lira is weak against most of the strong currencies in circulation, such as US Dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling. Clinics spend less on labour cost and lease. Therefore cheap hair transplants are available in Turkey with no compromise on quality.
And the good news is; Turkey has some of the most well-known and experienced hair surgeons around the world.
Here is a list of hair transplant doctors in Turkey with 15-20 years of experience: Best hair surgeons of Turkey list
Follow-up support after your return to the uk
We often hear that patients are reluctant to travel abroad because they are unsure who to contact if they need assistance or aftercare advice.
That’s not the case with GetHair. We offer regular follow-up support in the 12 months after your hair transplant in Turkey. Not only that, but with four offices worldwide, you also have the option of a personal, face-to-face meeting to discuss your hair-transplant aftercare.
And all appointments are 100% free, forever.
High number of patients show that turkey is a trusted destination
GREAT BEACHES. AFFORDABLE PRICES. NICE WEATHER. AND NOW, HAIR TRANSPLANTS
With its stunning climate and great beaches, Turkey is a desirable destination. People from across the world are realising that Turkey is also a great place to visit for a medical procedure, thanks to its highly qualified doctors and surgeons.
The Turkish Ministry of Tourism is well aware of the demand for hair transplants in the country, and has introduced strict regulation to ensure that whoever undergoes a hair transplantation in Turkey is in safe hands.
Getting a Visa Is straightforward
Obtaining a visa for a visit to Turkey is very easy. All it requires is spending some time online, and your visa will be taken care of. There will be no need to make a special trip to an embassy or consulate. Not only that, but there are nearly 80 countries worldwide where residents do not need a visa to visit Turkey.
No Safety Concerns
NO TRAVEL RISK TO ANY NATIONAL
Turkey is a safe country to visit, certainly no riskier than any other major European destination.
Istanbul has actually had fewer incidents of threats than London or Paris, and security is tight in all good hotels and tourist attractions.
The map on the right is taken from the Washington Post article, and red dots present the incidents that took place in recent years. The map tells everything.
UK-Based Customer Services
Measuring your expectations accurately is where we excel. Our highly-trained patient consultants are available to assist you throughout your hair transplant journey. For us, a successful procedure starts by answering your questions transparently.
Our Expert Hair Surgeons at GetHair
There are only 13 ISHRS-certified hair surgeons in Turkey who take pride in their work and are determined to provide medical services of the utmost quality to their patients. We are proud to have 3 of the biggest names of the industry in our team.
Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
Dr. Tayfun is a research committee and Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and a member of both the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS).
Dr. Tayfun 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 from all around the world.
Dr. Ilker Apaydın
Born in 1967, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Ilker Apaydin has been performing both FUT and FUE methods since 1998. Dr. Ilker has helped over 6,000 patients with hair loss and alopecia all around the world and completed the operations of many celebrities in Turkey. He has been an active member of the ISHRS since early 2000s and also attended several meetings as a member and speaker.
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.
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