At the crossroads between Asia and Europe, Turkey profits from its strategic position in attracting patients from both these regions as well as the Gulf states and North Africa. But there is more to the country than a favourable geographical location that makes it the number one destination for hair transplantation surgery.
Turkey’s growing medical tourism industry is worth an annual $1bn (£700m), counting more than 500,000 medical tourists visiting the country every year. Competitive prices combined with the highest standards of treatment make Turkey one of the most sought after countries when it comes to hair transplant surgery: with prices ranging from 1700 GBP to 2000 GBP, depending on the number of grafts needed, Turkey is indeed a very desirable destination, especially if compared to UK’s average price of 9500 GBP.
Cost may be a deciding factor when it comes to choosing the right destination, still, competitive prices are only one of the many reasons why Turkey stands out in terms of hair transplant surgery; here is the list we have compiled for you.
Who said cheaper options mean lower quality? Turkey boasts the highest number of accreditations from the Joint Commission International (JCI) after the US; JCI-accredited institutions are the most experienced and skilled in the industry, that is why all of the clinics we partner with have received such accreditation or have the highest national one.
Turkey has strived for a high-level modernization of its medical infrastructure, therefore its medical facilities equal or even surpass international medical standards, with access to the most advanced technologies and techniques like follicular unit extraction (FUE) and platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP).
Travelling to a different country to receive treatment can be difficult and time-consuming, given all the things you need to consider when planning your trip. This is why our clinics in Turkey have experience in dealing with international patients, offer translation services and even book you in a hotel near the hospital and arrange airport-pick-up at your arrival. Our Health Managers will give you all the information you need and support you before, during and after treatment to make sure your experience runs as seamless as possible.
Waiting lists for hair transplant surgery in UK or the US can last up to several months, while getting an appointment for surgery in Turkey has virtually no waiting list, so you can plan your travel short-term or for the time that suits you best.
Thanks to minimally invasive procedures, patients who underwent hair transplant surgery can go back to work and social activity from around 2 to 5 days after the transplant, according to the type of treatment received; please note that recovery times may vary on a case-to-case basis as well.
Many people who decide to receive a treatment abroad choose to take this as an opportunity to turn a medical visit into an enjoyable stay. Recovering from an operation is very fast in most cases, so patients can also take the chance to visit the city and soak up its culture in different ways. As a matter of fact, it has become more and more common to see people in cafès or walking on the streets with bandages on their head. So why not taking a cruise on the Bosphorus river or strolling along Istiklal Street in Istanbul and make the most out of your trip?
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