Dr. Gokay Bilgin, MD
Smile Hair Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
4.8 (210 reviews)
87% would recommend
Practising since 2007
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Primary Package - July Offer from€1,740
(210 Reviews In All Countries)
About Dr. Gokay Bilgin
Dr. Gökay Bilgin is a hair transplant surgeon who attained his medical degree at Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa. He is one of the co-founders of Smile Hair Clinic and is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
He began his career with Medical Park Hospitals Group - one of Turkey’s most prestigious healthcare groups - before exploring aesthetic procedures and ultimately gaining a certificate in Medical Aesthetics and Hair Transplantation Training. Dr. Bilgin then joined Medicana Healthcare Group as a hair transplant surgeon, a short time after which he was promoted to Deputy Chief Physician. Then followed the founding of Smile Hair Clinic, where he continues to dedicate his experience to restoring hair; he has now completed over 4,000 transplants. Dr. Bilgin’s enthusiasm to progress his ability led him to complete various further training courses in medical aesthetics and hair transplantation, which has elevated his reputation to a level that draws in many international patients. Like the rest of his colleagues at Smile, he embraces the clinic’s ‘True Philosophy’, which encompasses their thorough methods of planning, hairline design and execution, as well as their commitment to innovation.
As a preferred method of graft extraction, he uses a micro-motor tool to precisely remove follicles one by one; this allows surgeons to extract more in less time. He opts for a sapphire FUE blade to then plant the grafts, which helps to do so with more accuracy. Such preferences allow Dr. Bilgin to implement excellent, natural-looking results that satisfy his patients. He is also known for the bond he develops with patients, making them feel welcome and at ease.
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Dr. Bilgin Before and After Photos
Dr. Gokay Bilgin, MD has achieved 32 out of 35 points and is awarded with a Qunoscore of 9.7, Excellent.
Tatlısu Mah Arif Ay Sokak No: 3B Umraniye, Istanbul Turkey
Smile Hair Clinic was founded by Dr. M Erdogan and Dr. G Bilgin in 2018, based on their shared passion for advancing hair transplantation, as well as their years of experience practising FUE. Their top priorities are ultimate patient comfort and extremely natural-looking results, which they achieve with a holistic and hospitable approach.
They have since relocated to a modern building in Istanbul’s financial district, where their large team performs excellent operations with the latest equipment. All staff are highly trained according to the clinic’s ‘True Philosophy’. Their personalised treatment welcomes patients with friendly comfort. More than 10,000 men have had their lives transformed by the enthusiasm and perfectionism of Smile Hair Clinic.
The clinic has risen to global renown, setting high standards in hair transplantation that have been recognised by various authorities and awards. The BBC even has a segment on them in a healthcare tourism series. As such, they are always welcoming international patients.
- Offering personalised, high-quality treatment that makes you feel comfortable and not just like a patient but a friend of the doctors.
- The clinic welcomes a host of international patients and have even been featured on internationally recognised broadcasters such as the BBC and Nord TV.
- Smile Hair Clinic offers their own satisfaction guarantee because of their high confidence in their work.
Good to know
Below find some of the frequently asked questions about your procedure and the trip.
What Is the Minimum Age for a Hair Transplant?
Is a Hair Transplant Performed Under Anaesthesia?
What Is the Density of Transplanted Hair Grafts?
Does Hair Transplantation Surgery Require a Blood Test?
Is PRP Treatment Available?
Are Afro and Curly Hair Types Accepted?
Can I Bring a Companion?
Can I Stay Longer Than the Nights Included in the Packages?
How Does the Payment Process Work?
Is There Wheelchair Access?
Dr. Bilgin Reviews
Sean G., Ireland
February 11, 2022
I can recommend smile hair clinic 100%
The whole experience was brilliant. Every person ever step of the way just went perfect. Picked up from the airport dropped to a great hotel ect. Smile Hair Clinic was 100%. The whole experience was great went perfectly every step of the way.
Robert C., Ireland
February 04, 2022
Felt very comfortable and looked after. Great experience
Martin H., United Kingdom
January 16, 2022
Excellent value for money.
The whole experience was very good. The transfers and communication went smoothly. The doctors and all the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend Smile Hair Clinic to anyone who is looking for a hair transplant.
Gerrj P., Italy
January 12, 2022
Smile hair clinic transplant experience
I can say that I am satisfied with the service and cordiality... I have been operating for 10 days and so far everything is going well... we will see in a few years... regards Mandi
Devon R., Ireland
December 15, 2021
great experience from start to finish
Anthony N., United Kingdom
December 01, 2021
Great clinic and great hotel.
From getting off my flight in Istanbul i was looked after until they returned me to airport. Friendly staff, great hotel with lovely restaurant attached. The procedure was pretty painful for the first 10-15 minuted until the anaesthetic kicks in they you don't feel much pain at all. Its just uncomfortable and boring for 7-8 hours. Overall I am happy with how my treatment went however i will not see results for a few months yet. Was a slight misunderstanding with my payment as i chose to pay... Show more
Tomasz G., Ireland
November 26, 2021
Overall a good experience with minor bumps
Booking experience and contact with Qunomedical was very good. I am 26 and had so called "widows peaks" (circular bald spots on the sides). I could hide them using my curly hair but with wind or when I sweat, they became more visible and it bothered me. People told me "you cant even see it" but it doesnt matter what others cant see, you see it for yourself and it bothers you. I chose Hair Smile Clinic and I personally cant give a proper review of the result yet because I am on day 13. I can j... Show more
Alex F., United Kingdom
November 22, 2021
I came to smile clinic for a hair transplant recently and was blown away by how smooth the whole experience was. From being picked up at the airport to the procedure it is all done for you to perfection. Could not recommend more.
Ryan C., United Kingdom
November 21, 2021
I was initially a bit apprehensive as to the conditions of the clinic and the expertise of the staff, however, I am glad to say I was pleasantly surprised by the whole process from start to finish.
Brian W., United Kingdom
October 15, 2021
From start to finish this was a friendly professional efficient experience. Smile clinic go above and beyond what u pay for. The only thing that I can complain about was having to book a flight after 1400 hrs on the 3rd day as u need to go into the clinic in the morning but I could see this could of been done early morning and I could have booked a earlier flight and saved myself £160 but as the only flight after 1400hr was at 1700 hr so I had a long wait in the airport. I would highly reco... Show more