Why have hair transplant surgery in Turkey
Hair transplant surgery is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to restore hair in areas of the head that are balding. The procedure works by extracting existing hair follicles and implanting them to areas of the head that are either thinning or have no hair.
For a lot of men hair loss is a great concern. Signs of hair loss can cause anxiety which can often lead to low confidence and low self-esteem.
Thanks to technological developments in hair restoration through transplantation you can once again enjoy the pleasures of a full head of permanent hair, at a far more affordable price than ever before.
Turkey is a world leading destination for hair transplant surgery, with some sources such as the Independent estimating the total market value of the industry to be in the region of $1 billion dollars a year.
Thousands of people from the UK, and further afield, choose to travel to Turkey each month to access some of the best hair transplant facilities in the world.
Quality treatment & expert care providers?
Turkey was one of the first countries in the world to explore and adopt hair transplantation techniques such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This early beginning and investment into hair transplant surgery has given Turkish healthcare providers a head start in establishing themselves as world leading providers of hair transplant services.
At Mhc we take great care in selecting the best providers. We have developed relationships with some of the top healthcare providers in Turkey that offer hair transplant surgery, including Medical Park Hospital Group, Memorial Hospital Group and Istanbul Aesthetic.
How to arrange your hair transplant treatment in Turkey
Seeking medical treatment abroad can be a daunting experience but at Mhc we are here to help simplify the process. You can be on your way with a few quick and easy steps;
Not everyone is suitable for hair transplant surgery. We will need 4-6 photos of the treatment area so that doctors can verify your suitability for the surgery
Receive Consultant Report and Price
Once the assessment is complete and your suitability is confirmed, Mhc will send you a treatment report outlining the doctor’s recommendation and the costs of that treatment.
Once you’re ready to book your treatment, let us know your availability and we will confirm your booking with your chosen care provider.
Getting to Turkey
To receive your treatment you’ll need to arrive the day before your procedure. Your care provider, with our assistance, will arrange a VIP transfer from the airport to your hotel. A driver will also be at hand to take you to and from the hospital.
The next day, following your treatment, you will have an aftercare session with your doctor and should be ready to return home shortly after.
On your return you can still contact the care provider in Turkey or contact us if you have any questions.
Hair transplant cost comparison
If you’ve been considering hair transplant surgery for a while and have been doing some research, you may already know the price of hair transplant surgery in the UK can cost between £4,000 and £12,000. This is a contrast to prices in Turkey which ranges between £1,700 to £4,000. The cost of hair transplant surgery will not be the same for everyone and is largely determined by the volume of hair transplanted.
What is included in the price?
Consultation and operation by an experience doctor and team of hair transplant specialists.
Transport & Accommodation
2-night stay in a 4*/5* hotel, airport pick and transportation between the hotel and clinic.
Aftercare consultation – All necessary post-operative medical and treatment.
Factors that determine price
Please see our short breakdown of factors that influence the cost of hair transplant surgery.
Hair transplant surgery can be a long process. The more graft that are implanted the longer the procedure will be and the higher the cost of your treatment.
*The number of grafts used for your treatment is determined by how much is available in the donor area.
Hair transplant surgery can be carried out by a qualified health practitioner or a doctor. The more experienced the medical team, the greater the cost of the procedure.
A procedure carried out in a state-of-the-art hospital is likely to cost more than a procedure carried out in a small independent clinic with limited resources.
Once the hair follicle is extracted from the donor area it is important for the care provider to take the necessary steps to keep the roots alive and in good health until they are implanted. Each hair transplant facility may use a different technique, which can affect the success rate of the procedure.
It is important to consider the above factors when determining your hair transplant solution. At Mhc, we are here to help and have hand-picked some of the best care providers in Turkey to assist you through your journey.
State of the art hospitals
Medical Park Hospital
Being in the Turkish healthcare business since 1995, Medical Park Hospitals Group serves patients in 31 hospitals located in 17 cities. It is now a pioneering actor in the sector with 211 operating rooms, 5,240 beds and 16,000 employees.
Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Kayseri, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Memorial healthcare group is a leading healthcare provider with 11 hospitals and 4 medical centres in 5 major cities across Turkey. We specialising a wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments including hair transplantation…
Istanbul Aesthetics and Medical Surgery Center is a well established hospital in Turkey that provides great cosmetic surgery treatments through its staff of highly experienced doctors and personnel.
Patient experience of hair transplants in Turkey
A 2016 BBC article documented the journey of Chris, a 30-year-old database manager from Bradford, who travelled to Turkey for a hair transplant surgery.
Below is a short extract from the BBC article:
What made you decide on Turkey?
“Turkey was one of the most popular destinations discussed online for hair transplants. Mainly it was the positive reviews I’d read. Plus it’s not too far away to travel, so the flights were quite cheap. You can fly to places like America that boast to have the best results, but then flights alone would have cost me the whole price of a transplant in Turkey.”
Was the surgery painful?
“Initially you’re laid on your side so they can inject the anaesthetic into the back of your scalp – I wouldn’t say it was painful, but you get a good 20 to 30 shots to make sure you feel nothing… Next they start with the extraction of the follicles. Again it’s not a painful process, but hearing and feeling the motorised punch extracting follicles from the back of your head is a little uncomfortable.
After [the scalp area] is prepared you’re padded up and taken away for a light dinner before returning for the actual transplant to take place. Again, there was no pain and I could just about make out what they were doing by the pressure they applied as they inserted the new follicles.
All in all, the surgery took about 7 to 8 hours, which I thought was pretty good going for the number of grafts I had.”
Are you happy with the results?
“It’s too early to say as it’s only been about a week. I’m happy with the new hairline they’ve created. I’m also happy that they did a good, clean job, with no significant scarring. In terms of the final result, I won’t know that for at least 6 or 7 months.”
4* and 5* accommodation is provided by the care provider and is conveniently located near the hospital. This means you’re in easy reach of the facility where the treatment will take place and you won’t have to suffer the congested traffic of Istanbul.
If for any reason you’re not happy with the accommodation offered, or just prefer something other than what is provided by the hospital, we at Mhc, can help with other arrangements.
Hair transplantation is a minor procedure carried out under local anaesthetic. You will be awake and able to talk to the surgeon during the treatment. Local anaesthetic is injected into the donor area of the scalp and hair follicles are extracted one by one from it.
The implant area is also anaesthetised, and micro-incisions are made using a micro-needle. The grafts are then placed into these incisions.
once the anaesthetic has worn off, patients can expect to experience minor discomfort to the scalp. This will return to normal very soon. Some swelling may occur but is completely normal.
With hair transplant surgery, the transplanted hair normally falls out within a few of week treatment. This is normal. The hair will then grow back from the hair root and will be noticeable by 3 months and carry on growing as your normal hair.
About hair transplant surgery in Turkey
Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It’s cultural and financial centre, Istanbul, with a population of over 15 million, houses state-of-the-art hospitals and some of the best healthcare facilities in the world, catering for a wide range of elective and non-elective treatments.
Private hospitals in Turkey are among the most experienced providers of medical tourism services to international patients anywhere in the world. As a result, patients benefit from an unrivalled level of service and care, save money and have a truly VIP treatment experience.
Care providers in Turkey will provide:
- 4/5-star accommodation
- Family accommodation
- Logistical assistance and travel arrangements
- VIP airport transfer
- Entertainment options
- All-inclusive packages at a fixed price
- Free WiFi to keep patients connected
- Translation and interpreter services
- … and much more
How Mhc Can help you?
At Mhc we understand the difficulties most people face when trying to arrange a treatment. This is where our patient assistance service can take away much of the stress and complication that comes along with the difficult process of organising a treatment.
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