Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Transplantation

Updated on Wednesday 12th April 2017

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Here are some of the most common questions that most commonly arise from our patients when it comes to hair transplantation in Turkey

1.    What is hair transplantation in Turkey?

Hair transplantation means that the hair follicles from the back of the head are transplanted to the bald areas of the scalp, using different hair restoration methods such as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). This operation has permanent results because the hair follicles from the back of the head are generically built to resist baldness, no matter where they are implanted.

Below you can view a video on the most frequently asked questions related to hair transplants in Turkey:


2.    What is the cost of hair transplantation in Turkey? 

According to the Washington Post, the average cost of hair transplant surgeries in Turkey ranges from USD 1,700 and USD 2,000, while the same surgery in UK or the US could be as expensive as USD 25,000. There is an extremely large number of medical tourists who come into this country because of the low costs for large surgeries, especially hair transplantations, making Turkey a top center for international patients looking for affordable cosmetic beauty treatments. Our clinic in Turkey practices the same extremely advantageous costs for hair transplant procedures. If you are interested in these procedures, our hair transplant specialists can offer you a complete price list.

3.    Can a hair transplantation procedure in Turkey render natural looks?

When effectuated by experienced surgeons who have the right skills and employ the correct techniques, hair transplantation in Turkey can have results that look extremely natural, without anybody noticing that you had a hair restoration procedure done. 

4.    Is hair transplant a permanent solution?

Hair transplant in Turkey has permanent results because the hair follicles that are transplanted from the back of the scalp are genetically built to resist baldness. 

5.    How long does a hair restoration operation in Turkey last?

Usually, between 1,500 and 5,000 grafts are transplanted during a hair restoration surgery, which could take an entire day for each patient, depending on which hair transplant method is being used. This means that usually the patient comes in the morning and he or she has the operation completed by the end of the afternoon.

6.    How much time does it take to recover?

With the modern micro hair transplant techniques in Turkey, the incisions are extremely small and less invasive than procedures in the past. This means a smaller recovery period, with most people feeling fine in a day or two after the procedure, although a certain numbness and mild discomfort could be experienced in the following days as well.

7. How many hair grafts are needed to complete my hair restoration?

The number of grafts that are needed in order to render the desired results depend on the patient’s hair loss degree, as well as the desired thickness of the transplanted hair.

The results which can be achieved through a hair transplant in Turkey largely depends on how much donor hair there is on the back and sides of the patient’s scalp and on how large the bald area that is about to be covered with hair is. 

All these aspects will be discussed and established at the initial consultation with one of our surgeons, in which the patient will receive a professional evaluation and a hair transplantation plan, including an estimation of the total costs.

8. Can I have an eyebrow or facial hair transplantation in your clinic?

Definitely. A lot of patients have patchy hair loss in their eyebrows and facial hair. Over the course of many years, our experienced surgeons have registered extremely successful results with facial hair transplantations

It is important to realize, though, that every patient is unique and, relating to facial hair, an attentive consideration and general assessment are needed.

When it comes to eyebrow transplantation, the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method is utilized. In this procedure, the follicular units are extracted from the scalp and then transplanted on the eyebrow area. This takes place after an initial consultation in which the surgeon, together with the patient, establish the desired design of the eyebrows in order to render the most natural looking and aesthetic results.

The procedure itself in not painful, as a local anesthetic is used. 

If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our hair transplant physicians in Turkey


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