What Are Different Types of Hair Transplants in Turkey?

GetHair offers quality results in surgery for hair transplant in Turkey and has London-based client services. We have two ISHRS-certified senior Hair Surgeons who have been performing FUE, DHI and FUT at affordable prices within their clients’ budget since 1996. 

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Hair Transplant Options in Turkey

GetHair is the most popular company around for clients who are searching for high-quality hair transplant services. There are many different hair transplant options in Turkey that a patient can choose from. You need to be able to understand the differences between the available options so you can make a well -informed decision based on the facts when it comes to which is most appropriate for your own needs and wishes.

There are three main types of hair transplant surgeries available from the best Turkish hair transplant clinic services:

  • FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
    • Sapphire FUE
    • microFUE
    • Long-hair FUE
  • FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
  • DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)

FUE

This is the best hair transplant in Turkey and is directly performed by the most experienced doctors in Turkey in 2021. Hair follicles are extracted individually from the back of the head, so this technique is minimally invasive and is as close as possible to being scarless as you can get in terms of hair transplants.

Sapphire FUE is identical to the standard FUE hair transplant in Turkey, apart from the fact that the microsurgery device used at the incision phase is made of a sapphire instead of the usual titanium or steel. You can read more about sapphire hair transplants here.

MicroFUE refers to the extraction device end which is used while harvesting hair follicles from the back of your head. The device end varies between 0.6 to 1mm, and the size used is determined in accordance with your hair follicle thickness. Visit our FUE page to learn more about this.

Long-Hair FUE
The long hair FUE, also known as the fully non-shaven FUE, is the ideal choice for patients who would like to return to work the very next day after the procedure. As the name suggests, no hair follicles need to be shaved during this procedure. However, as it requires a great deal of extra care and precision, this procedure is the slowest of all the options to perform. One procedure is usually completed over a period of two or three days.

FUT

FUT, also known as the strip method, is the second most performed hair transplant surgery method and is still very popular across Europe and in the US.


The main difference in FUT is that, instead of extracting the hair follicles one at a time, a linear strip of skin tissue is taken from the back of the head. This method leaves a
permanent scar on the back of the head where the scalp tissue has been taken.


Many doctors strongly believe that the additional fat tissue surrounding each of the hair follicles in the strip removed helps the grafts stay alive longer. This is because the fatty tissue delivers enough energy to the cells to survive until they become fully anchored to the skin, which can take around four to five days in total.

DHI

DHI is relatively new in the hair transplant industry and mostly chosen by clinics that only employ technicians rather than qualified surgeons. That is because the procedure has an easier learning curve compared to the other methods listed above. Although it is fundamentally an FUE procedure, it differs at the implantation phase, where the implantation of hair follicles is done by a pen-implanter rather than with forceps. 


Growth-yield wise, there is no scientific evidence to prove that DHI treatments lead to
better results. 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 when compared to prices in the UK, the US and the rest of Europe. Having said that, there are still big price differences between individual clinics in Turkey, so it’s important to know why these differences exist and what factors you should take into account before choosing your clinic.

The main factors influencing the typical hair transplant Turkey price are:

  • You will pay more if the clinic employs an experienced doctor.
  • You will pay more if that doctor is actively involved in the surgery.
  • The price goes up if the doctor is accredited by recognised international associations
    related to the hair transplant industry, such as the ISHRS and ABHRS.
  • Expect to pay more if the clinic only accepts a small number of patients a day.
  • The cost will be less if the medical establishment has no doctor and consists solely of health technicians – it’s worth noting that this is illegal in Turkey and most other countries besides.
  • You will tend to pay less if the clinic has a doctor, but he or she is not involved in the surgery.

 

Needless to say, the more experienced the team you trust with your procedure, the better care and treatment you will receive. This is not an area in which you should seek to cut costs without doing due diligence on the quality of the service you will receive.

Number of GraftsTechnican ONLY Clinics*Junior Doctor**Senior Doctor***
20001500 GBP2000 GBP2600 GBP
25001600 GBP2100 GBP2800 GBP
30001700 GBP2250 GBP3000 GBP
35001750 GBP2350 GBP3200 GBP
40001800 GBP2500 GBP3300 GBP

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.

Benefits:

  • Cheap
 

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

Benefits

  • Affordable
  • Has a medical degree

Risks & Disadvantages:

  • May not have sufficient training in hair transplant surgeries
  • May not have enough experience in hair transplant surgeries

Benefits:

  • 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)
Transparent pricing, no hidden costs.

At GetHair, you will find we operate an entirely transparent pricing policy, and there will be no hidden costs. All our packages include:

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Payment Options

How do I pay for my hair transplant in Turkey?

The majority of hair transplant clinics in Turkey will require patients to pay a deposit to secure their surgery dates, with the remaining balance becoming due on the date of the surgery itself.

In most cases, you can pay your balance in cash or using a credit card. Beware: some clinics seek to avoid paying tax and so will charge an extra 18% for credit card payments.

There are only a couple of clinics in the country that offer finance or payment plans to cover the hair transplant cost in Turkey. These clinics have an established business presence in the UK or other European countries. You can check our payment plan page to learn more.

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GetHair offers you a totally free hair transplant consultation directly from Dr Tayfun Oguzoglu, Dr Ilker Apaydin, or Dr Ekrem Civas. For your face-to-face consultation, you may visit us in one of our offices located worldwide. Alternatively, you can book your consultation online by sending your photos to us and filling in the form below; via WhatsApp; or by emailing them directly to consultation@gethair.co.uk.

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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Hair Transplant in Turkey Explained in 8 Steps

Step 1

Verify Your Suitability

Unfortunately not everyone is suitable for a hair transplant surgery. Make sure to get consultations from reputable clinics to confirm your suitability.
Step 1
Step 2

Choose A Date

In most cases the hair transplant in Turkey is a single day operation. The patients need to arrive to Turkey the day before the surgery and depart the day after the surgery any time after 1pm local time.
Step 2
Step 3

Operation

By ISHRS member senior hair surgeons. Duration: 4 - 7 hours Surgery types available: FUE, FUT, DHI
Step 3
Step 4

Aftercare and Flying Back

The day following the surgery, patients are taken back to the hospital for their first hair wash and the aftercare. Patients can have their flights scheduled anytime at/after 1pm local time the day following their hair transplant procedure.
Step 4
Step 5

First 14 Days

This is the initial recovery period. Avoiding sun exposure, swimming, not wearing a tight cap are essential. All scabs fall off during this period.
Step 5
Step 6

After 3 Months

The end of the dormant phase. After three months, you can expect to see the new hair grow slowly.
Step 6
Step 7

After 6 Months

At this point, around 40% of the implanted hairs reach maturity. You should start noticing a visible change in front of the mirror.
Step 7
Step 8

After 12 Months

If you have had a frontal hairline implantation, you can expect to see the full results by now. The top and the crown regions may require 3-4 months more to recover fully.
Step 8

Who is Eligible for a Hair Transplant Surgery?

Unfortunately not all men are suitable for hair transplant surgery. There are many factors that affect someone’s suitability for hair transplant surgery. There are;

  • Age
  • Hair loss level
  • Hair loss type
  • Existing medical conditions
  • Expectations
Age

The top hair surgeons in the world do not accept patients under the age of 25 – 27. Hair loss usually progresses at a fast pace during your early-20s and does not stabilise until your late-20s. Bear in mind that the donor region is a limited source, so it would be better 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 trying medications to stop or slow down the hair loss. If a person in his early-30s is still experiencing heavy hair loss, he may also consider taking medication.

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;

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Underlying skin conditions
Expectations

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

UK registered company

We are a UK-registered limited company with headquarters in central London. GetHair also has offices in the USA, Spain and Turkey, helping patients from 34 countries.

Internationally Qualified Hair Surgeons (ISHRS, ABHRS, IAHRS)

Turkey is the home of some of the most skilled and qualified hair surgeons in the world. If you choose a hair transplant in Istanbul with GetHair, you will have access to some of the most well-known hair surgeons in Turkey.

Budget Friendly Medical Packages With 12 months Post-Op Support

Hospitality is where we excel, and our personalised hair transplant packages offer our patients tailor-made solutions to ensure their comfort and safety. 12 months of continuous phone & email support is also standard.

JCI Accredited Hospitals

Turkey holds the title for the highest number of JCI accredited hospitals in the region. The strict regulations along with the advanced skills are an assurance that patients will receive top-quality medical attention.

Every Medical Team Member Is Licenced

Thanks to the Government-regulated medical system, all our staff members hold relevant qualifications in the field to perform hair transplant procedures.
We are not a "technician-only" clinic.

Clinic Staff Speaks Your Native Language

Our highly-trained patient coordinators eliminate any language barriers. We only employ multilingual staff who speak English fluently, giving you peace of mind throughout your stay.

Benefits of Having A Hair Transplant In Turkey

First-Class Treatment

GetHair has over 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.

Hair Transplant Doctor in Turkey

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
Hair Transplant Clinic in Turkey

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 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.
Cost of hair transplant 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.

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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 two of the biggest names of the industry in our team. 
Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
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 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
hair transplant ilker apaydin
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 the 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Turkey good for hair transplants?

Yes. Turkey is the most popular place to have hair transplants for various reasons. The main reason is that surgeons in Turkey offer the highest quality procedures available at the best possible prices compared to other countries. Visiting this country for your hair transplant means you can save money without compromising on the quality of the service.

How long does hair transplant take in Turkey?

On average, the best hair transplant Turkey-wide procedures take around four to six hours to finish. However, as the process includes other aspects such as a preliminary examination and aftercare post-transplant, it’s recommended you allot around two days at least to complete the whole hair transplant process.

Do hair transplants last forever?

Yes! FUE hair transplant Turkey can last a lifetime. However, some patients choose to have multiple hair transplants throughout their lifetime depending on the extent of their natural hair loss and the results they hope to achieve. Discuss the results you would like to see with your doctor for his advice on whether more than one treatment will be necessary.

Why are hair transplants so cheap in Turkey?

It’s simply that the costs of living, goods and services are generally lower in this country than in other developed countries. Turkish medical professionals can therefore offer an affordable hair transplant Turkey cost while still delivering the same level of quality or higher. Even with accommodation fees, you’ll still pay 50% less than prices in other countries.

Can you use leg hair for a hair transplant?

Although physically possible, we do not recommend leg hair for various reasons. But body hair from other parts of the body can be transferred to the scalp, but the best method really is to use scalp hair for this procedure. However, don’t be concerned. The average scalp contains plenty of hair that can be used for a transplant.

Can you go bald after a hair transplant?

No; however, it’s entirely normal to experience some hair loss during the first three months after the Turkey hair transplant procedure. The healing usually takes around six to twelve months. Once the healing process is completed, the transplanted follicles begin to grow hair that will fill out any bald patches on your scalp. In addition to this, you may experience more hair loss on your native hair in the future as a hair transplant procedure does not stop natural hair loss.

Are hair transplants painful?

No. Local anaesthesia is administered, along with post-operative pain medications. While no surgery is fully painless, and you may feel some brief and temporary levels of discomfort, the best Turkish hair transplant clinic will ensure that this is kept within acceptable levels throughout.

How many grafts are needed for a full head?

Typically, it takes around 5,000 – 6,000 grafts to cover a whole bald scalp “front to back” with adequate density. The majority of patients usually consult doctors long before they reach this level of hair loss, however. Fewer grafts are needed if the treatment is for thinning on certain scalp parts.

Are hair transplants worth it?

Yes. You can guarantee a greater degree of success with hair transplants than with over-the-counter hair restoration products. But as with any form of surgery, there are various factors to consider. For instance, only between 10% to 30% of hair grow back three to four months after the procedure. And like regular hair, transplanted hair may thin over time but do not fall of permanently due to the different genetic code.

Is hair transplant in Turkey safe?

Yes, hair transplants in Turkey are guaranteed safe. More often than not, the side effects are minimal to none, and nothing will go wrong after this simple surgery. That doesn’t mean, though, that you should forego due diligence. Make sure you’re choosing a reliable clinic with qualified professionals and a great track record in safety.

List Of Minor Complications You Might Have After A Hair Transplant

Just as with any surgery, you may experience some side effects after a hair reconditioning in Turkey. However, these are usually minor and will recede within a matter of weeks. Possible side effects include:

  • Itching.
  • Infection or inflammation of the hair follicles, also known as folliculitis.
  • Unnatural-looking tufts of hair.
  • Sudden or shock loss of transplanted hair – this is only temporary. 
  • Lack of sensation or numbness on the treated areas of the scalp.
  • Swelling of the scalp.
  • Bruising around the eyes.
  • Infection or bleeding.
  • A temporary crust forming on the treated area as it heals.

Things To Consider When Looking For A Hair Transplant Clinic In Turkey

If you are looking to book hair replacement in Turkey, then it’s important to consider the following factors:

  • Do your research. Just as with any purchase or decision, make sure you do your research before diving into it. Aim to find the best clinics in Turkey that provide the most reliable and safest results in terms of transplants. 
  • Ask for their accreditations. It’s important to ensure the facility you’re having your transplant done at is accredited by reputable organisations. Also, don’t forget to check for surgeons’ licences. 
  • Check who will do the surgery. Make sure that the quoted physician will actually perform the surgery rather than delegating it to a junior member of staff with less experience. 
  • Ask for credentials. Don’t make assumptions based on a doctor’s titles alone. Check that he or she is Board Certified and accredited to do surgery in Turkey. 
  • Read online reviews. You’ll probably find plenty of reviews about various clinics online. Check not only that these are positive but also that they are authentic. Some clinics may have fabricated some or all of their reviews. 

A Brief Guide On How To Care For A Hair Transplant

Here’s what you should do after a hair transfer in Turkey:

  • Keep your head wrapped for the full day after surgery. We will provide you an appropriate headwear to protect your new hair after the procedure. Please do not wear a bandana, head scarf, or headband immediately after your surgery. Be careful not to pull a graft away when removing the headgear. 
  • Pay attention to warning signs. You will typically experience some swelling, redness, and pain on your scalp after your hair transplant. However, monitor your condition and call your doctor immediately if you’re concerned about any side effects. 
  • Take your medications. The physician will prescribe you some medication after the procedure. It’s extremely important that you take it according to the instructions you’re given. 
  • Don’t scratch. There may be some itchiness on or around the transplanted area. Avoid picking the scabs or scratching, as you may damage the root hair. 

Things To Do Before Hair Transplant Surgery

Below are a few things you should do before your hair treatment in Turkey:

  • Meet with your surgeon to ask any last-minute questions.
  • Don’t smoke for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Don’t schedule any activities immediately after the surgery, as you will need to stay home and rest for a couple of days.
  • Ask someone to accompany you on the day of your surgery.

For more information on hair restoration in Turkey and the results you can expect, feel free to make an appointment to talk to one of our professional surgeons today. 

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