5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Hair Transplant in Turkey
Ambra Andrei - Medical Content Writer
Posted Nov 8, 2016
At the crossroads between Asia and Europe, Turkey is perfect for future hair transplant patients from all corners of the globe. However, there is more to the country than a travel hot spot and there is a reason it’s the number one destination for hair transplantation surgery. Turkey’s growing medical tourism industry contributes around $4bn every year to the country’s economy, with patients travelling from all over the globe to receive treatment. Competitive prices for healthcare — compared to what’s seen in countries like the UK and US — combined with high-quality standards and facilities, has made Turkey one of the most sought after countries when it comes to hair restoration surgery. While costs are often a deciding factor when it comes to choosing the right destination, competitive pricing is just one of the many reasons why Turkey stands out in the hair transplant industry. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons why you should have a hair transplant in Turkey.
1. Higher Quality and Lower Prices
Prices for a hair transplant in Turkey start at around €1,650, depending on the doctor that you choose and the number of grafts that are needed. In comparison, average prices for the treatment in the UK are around €10,000. This clearly highlights the savings that can be made by travelling abroad for treatment. Many patients often ask the question of “Why are hair transplants so cheap in Turkey?” The main reason behind the cheaper hair transplant costs in Turkey is due to lower living and labor costs, which allows treatment prices to be more affordable than other European countries. But, who said a cheaper price means lower quality? Turkey is home to over 35 JCI-accredited hair transplant clinics, all of which are brimming with high-quality facilities and highly-experienced hair transplant specialists. Turkey has strived for a high-level modernization when it comes to its medical infrastructure, meaning that their medical facilities equal or even surpass international standards. If you choose Turkey as your destination for your hair transplant, you’ll be able to choose from the most advanced technologies and techniques, such as follicular unit extraction (FUE) and direct hair implantation (DHI).
2. Internationally Aware
Travelling to a different country to receive treatment can be time-consuming, given all the things you may need to consider when planning your trip. Thankfully, hair transplant clinics in Turkey have experience in dealing with international patients. Many of them are able to help with translation services, thanks to multi-lingual doctors and technicians who speak English. Turkish hair transplant clinics also offer unique treatment packages, in which they assist with booking you into a nearby hotel and arrange airport-pick-up upon your arrival. These package options are also something that our team at Qunomedical can help you with. One of our Patient Managers will give you all the information you need and support you before, during ,and after treatment to make sure your experience runs as seamlessly as possible.
3. No Waiting Lists
Waiting lists for hair transplant surgery in the UK or US can last several months. This can be frustrating and stressful for many patients who are looking to undergo treatment. Thankfully, waiting lists are virtually non-existent when it comes to arranging appointments with hair transplant doctors in Turkey. This allows you to plan your treatment and travel at the last minute, or for a time in the future that suits you best.
4. A Quick Recovery
Thanks to innovative, minimally-invasive hair transplant procedures, patients who undergo a hair transplant in Turkey can usually go back to work and resume their daily activities around 2-5 days after their treatment. While it can sometimes take between 12-18 months for the full results to show, the recovery process typically tends to be fairly straightforward and mild. However, bear in mind that recovery times and the nature of the recovery process can vary on a case-to-case basis.
5. Great Places to Stay and Visit
Many people who decide to travel abroad for treatment, also choose to take the opportunity to turn a medical visit into a holiday break. As previously mentioned, recovering from a hair transplant tends to be a mild process, so patients can also take the chance to visit a new city and soak up its culture. Istanbul for example, is perfect for this. Not only is it home to some of the most renowned hair transplant doctors, but it’s also a beautiful city for tourists, full of rich, exotic, and exciting culture. So, why not consider taking a cruise down the Bosphorus river or strolling along the famous Istiklal Street? Be sure to take things slowly and remember that you’ll still be recovering from your treatment. Plan it well though, and you’ll really be able to make the most out of your trip. Ready to kickstart your Turkish hair transplant journey? Contact us and one of our Patient Managers will be in touch to get you started!