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FUE Hair Transplant

A hair transplant is an outpatient surgical procedure that involves redistributing or transplanting existing hair follicles into balding or thinning areas. This minimally-invasive procedure can permanently restore the hair of men and women who are experiencing partial baldness.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • Individuals with partial baldness due to male-pattern or female-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia)
  • A receding hairline
  • Traction alopecia
  • Head trauma
RECOVERY TIME
  • Light routine activities can be resumed 2 days after surgery.
  • Back to the office: 3 days
  • Back to the gym: 1 month
  • Back to swimming and steam baths: 1 month
  • Back to wearing hats or hard hats: 4 weeks
TREATMENT DURATION
  • Same day, 4 to 8 hours
SUCCESS
  • 90-95%
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Swelling or redness of the scalp and/or forehead
Costs

The cost of a hair transplant depends on how many grafts you need and in which country you are receiving treatment. Cost differences depend on many factors, such as cost of living, exchange rates, practicing costs or regulatory conditions, which may differ greatly from country to country.

  • Turkey

    € 1,950
  • Hungary

    € 2,300
  • India

    € 2,400
HOW DOES IT WORK?

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is an innovative, increasingly popular hair transplant procedure that involves a surgeon manually harvesting individual hair follicles from a donor area (usually the back and sides of the head or other parts of the body like beard, chest or armpits) under local anesthesia, and then grafting them into the recipient area to achieve a natural, uniform look. FUE is among the most popular techniques as it is less invasive than previous techniques and has a shorter recovery period.

Hair follicles naturally grow in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, known as follicular units or grafts. During an FUE hair transplant, the surgeon will harvest grafts from a donor area and insert them into the target sites, areas where hair is thinning or has been completely lost. The donor area contains hair that is resistant to the hormone that is thought to contribute to the minaturisation and eventual loss of a hair, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

When this hair is transplanted from the donor area to the target site , it keeps that resistance to DHT and should remain permanently implanted. The number of grafts extracted in one session ranges from 500 up to 5000.

What does an FUE hair transplant surgery involve?

A hair transplant surgery is carefully planned based on individual needs and preferences. However, there are a few main stages that apply to all hair transplant procedures. Below is a step-by-step guide for FUE hair transplant surgery.

1. Initial consultation

To find out if you are eligible for the procedure and receive an initial assessment of the number of grafts required, you can send a few pictures of your head (from all angles: top, front, left, right, back) for one of our doctors to review or go for an in-person doctor visit. You will be also asked questions regarding your overall health conditions, including:

  • If you have any medical conditions
  • If you take any medication on a regular basis
  • When your hair loss started
  • If hair loss runs in your family

This will allow the doctor to understand the underlying causes of your hair loss and what procedure would best work for you. This initial assessment will also indicate a cost estimate for your procedure.

hair transplant pic guide The pictures needed for an estimation of grafts and a price quote.

2. Planning visit to the clinic

Once you decide to go ahead with your hair transplant procedure, we will schedule the operation on the date you prefer. Surgery typically starts in the morning or early afternoon, so it is recommended to fly in the day before to rest properly before the operation.

3. On-site consultation with hair transplant surgeon

You will discuss with your surgeon what coverage you aim to achieve, also depending on the quality and amount of your donor area. Once you’ve decided, the doctor will draw a line that will mark the beginning of your new hairline.

4. Medical exams

At the clinic, you will have physical and blood tests done to make sure you are in good health to start the procedure. General blood tests will also check for any major infectious diseases that could prevent your hair transplant from proceeding. Once your blood tests confirm you are healthy and sound to your treatment will proceed.

5. Preparation for surgery

Once tests and drawing of new hairline are done, you will receive local anaesthesia for your scalp to be desensitised. With the FUE technique, the donor area is usually shaved down (although there are surgeons who utilise the no-shave technique). If you are afraid of needles, don’t hesitate to let us know! We work with selected doctors who are specialised in a needle-free anaesthesia (which usually comes with an additional charge).

6. FUE hair transplant procedure


a. Harvesting/extracting the grafts
Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will start surgery. Hair grafts are extracted manually one at the time and placed in a container with a storage solution that will maintain the grafts' vitality.

b. Making the incisions
After the extraction, the surgeon will use microblades and fine needles (between 0.6mm and 1.0mm in diameter) to create the incision sites that will receive the hair grafts. The incisions determine the direction of hair growth and will be angled in a consistent pattern for a natural look and density.

c. Implanting the grafts
Once the incisions are made, the hair grafts are inserted into the target sites.

The whole procedure can last 4 to 8 hours and is performed on the same day. During the procedure, many patients read, take a nap, or watch TV. You will also be given breaks during the procedure.

There are surgeons who offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment as a complementary procedure to hair transplant surgery to promote hair growth and healing after the surgical procedure. PRP treatment is typically performed during the implantation or after the grafts are implanted.

7. Post-op check up

After the procedure (usually the day after surgery), you will meet with the surgeon for a post-operative check up and will receive precise instructions to follow during your post-operative time.

Our QUNO Insider Tips will give you an overview of the best practices that our partner hair transplant surgeons recommend for a smooth procedure and successful recovery.

What shall I expect from an FUE hair transplant?

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect after surgery until one year later.

some alt text Percentage of new hair regrowing over a year after a hair transplant surgery.

First 2 weeks

Your scalp and forehead may be tender, red, or swollen for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and you may notice pimples in the recipient area. All the scabs will fall off during the second week after surgery, many of them with hair. Don’t panic!

Week 2 - 8

During this time, 90% of your transplanted hair will fall off. This is a normal process, occurring in 95% of hair transplant cases.

Some of the natural hair located next to the transplanted grafts may fall out as well. This phenomenon is known as “shock loss”. Shock loss is a natural, transient process.

The donor area will recover gradually as the hair surrounding the removed follicles will grow back.

Month 2 - 6

Between the second and the fourth month, there will be a stationary phase. Around 5% of new fine hair may begin to grow during this time.

Between the fourth and the fifth month, 20% to 25% of the transplanted hair will start to grow.

Because hairs will be in different phases of the life cycle of hair, not all of the transplanted hair will grow at the same rate.

Month 6 - 12

Between the sixth and the ninth month, most transplanted hair will grow (around 75%), and at the same time, hair gets denser and thicker.

After the ninth month an additional 20% - 25% of new hair will grow. In some cases, it may take up to 18 months for the hair in the crown area to fully regrow.

For more information, read our helpful FAQ with the most commonly asked questions on hair transplant surgery.

WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
Qunomedical Health Managers have an all-round knowledge to find the right specialist for you. Learn more about Qunomedical.

The cost of an FUE hair transplant varies depending on the number of grafts required and the location where the procedure is performed.

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Top destinations

Displayed locations reflect average package prices (treatment, hotel, airport transfer) booked through Qunomedical. Cost for transport to the destination (e.g. airfare) is not included. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.

  • Turkey

    € 1,950
  • Hungary

    € 2,300
  • India

    € 2,400
  • Malaysia

    € 2,640
  • Poland

    € 2,900
  • Germany

    € 3,000
  • Mexico

    € 3,050
  • Thailand

    € 3,250
  • United Arab Emirates

    € 3,940
  • United States

    € 6,940
  • United Kingdom

    € 7,100
  • Ireland

    € 12,000
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Anthony,

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As cheesy as it sounds i cant say enough apart from my whole experience has been a completeley positive one in all aspects.

proffessional staff, great tech team, anethnetist was +1 skilled "i didnt feel a thing " pick up from hotel , airport , hospital perfect ,consultation and facilities were outstanding . my experience with quinomedical from my first watsapp conversation right up until now "1 week post op "has been near damn perfect , any questions or worries i had were, and still are , ansewred within the hour .... the only thing they could do better is to give away free treatment "ha ha". But in all seriousness i couldnt want for a better team to help me find the right clinic/doctor/price... As cheesy as it sounds i cant say enough apart from my whole experience has been a completeley positive one in all aspects.

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Allan R.,

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The staff at the clinic were just great- very friendly and my surgeon, Dr Maciej Borejsza was excellent- kept me fully informed and did a great job.

Everything went completely as planned and as described by my Quonmedical representative. I was met at the airport by a driver, who was always on time throughout my trip. The hotel was absolutely perfect for my needs. The staff at the clinic were just great- very friendly and my surgeon, Dr Maciej Borejsza was excellent- kept me fully informed and did a great job. The aftercare was superb too. I’m really happy with how everything went and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this particular clinic and staff to anyone considering having a hair transplant procedure! Everything went well with Qunomedical. My rep was always on hand to answer any questions I had and responded promptly

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Peter,

United Kingdom

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They gave me a perfect hairline and I look like 10 years younger now!

A friend of mine had a hair transplant with MCAN Health a year ago. He was really impressed with the service and as I also observed how he got his hair back I wanted to go as well. It went even better than my friend had told me about. Very professional company with a talented team. Consultation was very satisfying as we discussed about my expectations with my hair transplant surgeon. They gave me a perfect hairline and I look like 10 years younger now! Thank you MCAN Health and all the good people working there!!

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Festo,

Spain

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Thanks MCAN I recommended you at least five of my friends.

I was receding on my frontal part and a bit on the crown. I wanted to have a Sapphire FUE and checked the clinics providing this. After speaking about 3-4 clinics, I spoke to a patient treated by MCAN Health. Everything seemed to show me MCAN as the proper place. So I went. No regrets at all. The recovery period was so smooth. I was informed before and after the surgery pretty well. They sent me a lot of e-mails reminding what to do and what not to do. It is my 9th month and all the transplanted hair has grown perfectly. I am enjoying my hair with different styles now. Thanks MCAN I recommended you at least five of my friends.

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Heinrich,

Germany

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I really loved the experience

I was balding. Not receding or thinning but I was really balding. I was offered with 7000 Grafts by some clinics but after a little reading I learnt that these were unrealistic promises. When I contacted MCAN, they told me that my condition required 2 sessions. I am back from my first session and I will definitely go for the second one. They prefer the medical priorities over the sales and money obviously. My doctor was such a professional that he told me everything about hair transplant and answered even the questions stem from pure curiosity. Gentle, professional and kind people. I really loved the experience. I cannot wait for my second session!

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Lucas,

Netherlands

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With MCAN, I got the best offer with the best service!

The frontal part of my hair was receding for years and it stopped in a condition that I really disliked. It was quite an experience for me to go to a foreign country for a medical situation. So, I was very picky while choosing the right clinic. After an extensive search with offers and different qualities in Turkey, I decided to go with MCAN Health. The long research has certainly paid off as I am enjoying my hair. I talked to people choosing different clinics, some happy some not. With MCAN, I got the best offer with the best service!

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Darren,

United Kingdom

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I am so glad that I chose MCAN!

Great atmosphere at the clinic. Friendly yet professional staff. I had FUE Hair Transplant with 3200 grafts a year ago and I am very happy with the result. Everything went quite smoothly from transfers to hotel and I met another hair transplant patient going to MCAN Health. He was very happy either. MCAN Health seems to be a quite reputable company. I am so glad that I chose MCAN!

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David W.,

United Kingdom

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I met Dr Yavuz and he was very, very friendly as were his team. I received brilliant customer from Qunomedical at all times.

I was picked up at the airport and taken to my hotel. The next morning after breakfast I was picked up and taken to the hospital. I met Dr Yavuz and he was very, very friendly as were his team. We spoke about my op and what I wanted from the whole procedure. I was looked after all the way throughout the day and was given a very nice lunch in the middle of my visit. I returned with the same driver to my hotel where I stayed until the following morning when I was picked up again and taken back to see Dr Yavuz. After I had been checked over, I was given medicines and instructions on their use and then I was taken to the airport where I flew home from. The whole experience was 100% Excellent. I dealt with Nicholas Sutton through my enquiry and booking stages and honestly cannot fault anything we discussed. Every question was answered straight away and it was also very good being able to reach out on WhatsApp. I received brilliant customer from Qunomedical at all times.

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Roy E.,

United Kingdom

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The medical staff at smile where helpful, polite and considerate. Everything was well explained no surprises and the aftercare has been explained including all the medications you need after the operation

From pick up to drop off it was stress free. The medical staff at smile where helpful, polite and considerate. Everything was well explained no surprises and the aftercare has been explained including all the medications you need after the operation. The hotel was nice and clean with breakfast included the only think is the TV didn’t have the option to have English on the TV or even in subtitles or an option to login to a streaming service seems you are in your room a lot after the operation but other than the TV I have nothing bad to say about the whole trip.

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Joseph,

Belgium

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Thank you!

IT is wonderful