Price Comparison for Hair Transplant: Turkey vs. Germany

Updated on Monday 24th May 2021

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Hair loss is a condition which affects men, as well as women regardless of age or country of origin. It can be due to a wide number of reasons, such as hormonal disorders, stress, genetic factors or hyperthyroidism. There are more and more patients who are looking for a permanent solution for this issue, mainly because of the developed methods which are nowadays able to render natural-looking results and the low costs of hair transplants which can now be undertaken in Turkey. Another European country in which a hair transplant can be realized with real chances of success is Germany. However, the price is often one of the most important aspect patients consider when seeking for a country to undergo a hair transplant.

Below, we have made a comparison between the price of a hair transplant in Turkey and Germany in order to help patients make an informed decision.

In our hair transplant clinic in Turkey, you can benefit from hair transplant operations based on the latest technology and at very affordable costs.

Lower costs of hair transplants in Turkey vs. Germany

The costs of hair transplants in Germany are higher than those in other European countries, especially Turkey. Even though such procedures vary in costs in both countries, depending on each patient’s individual characteristics, the desired results, and the hair transplant method which is being used, prices in Turkey still prove to win the race against Germany. 

To prove our point, in Germany, a hair transplant procedure can cost between EU 2,500 to EU 8,500 for an increased level of baldness which requires more grafts to be transplanted. In many cases, the average price will be around 5,000 euros. A similar procedure in Turkey, however, costs between EU 1,700 to  EU 2,900 for the highest amount of grafts that need to be implanted, allowing German patients to save up to EU 5,600, which represents a saving of more than 60% on their hard-earned money.  Besides the low prices, the experienced Turkey hair transplant specialists and the modern equipment used for these types of surgeries are also strong reasons why both foreign and local patients choose Turkey. Discover here more details about the hair transplant cost in Turkey.

We do remind our readers and patients that the final cost of the hair transplant is only estimated because it depends on the number of grafts. You will be able to receive a more accurate estimate once you schedule an initial visit with a doctor, however, the significant difference between the two countries in terms of costs for the same procedure makes many German patients choose to travel o Turkey to receive a complete package.
The final hair transplant package can differ from one clinic to another. Especially in Germany, the follow-up visit may not be included, however, patients who choose a Turkish package will be pleased to know that all the costs are included in the estimated initial amount. This means that the estimated price you receive from our doctors will include all medical procedures.

World-class hair restoration treatments in Turkey vs. Germany

In the last few years, hair restoration treatments have become an important branch of cosmetic surgery and Turkey was ahead of many countries thanks to its developed tourism industry which created a whole new sector, that of medical tourism. Germany, on the other hand, has some of the most important medical centers in Europe. However, the hair transplant sector is not among the most developed branches of medicine in Germany. This is why a hair restoration surgery in Germany is a few times more expensive than a hair transplant in Turkey.

Here are some of the treatments you can benefit from in our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul:
  1. mesotherapy which is used to stimulate hair growth, and which is available for both male and female patients;
  2. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy which is one of the most innovative hair loss treatments;
  3. scalp micropigmentation, if a hair transplant is not the first option of a patient;
  4. low-level laser therapy which is a method used to stimulate hair growth for all types of patients;
  5. facial hair transplants, such as beard and mustache, eyebrows and eyelash transplants;
  6. repair hair transplants for patients who suffer from various conditions are also available.

The same procedures are available in Germany, however, at much higher prices compared to Turkey.

If you have any questions related to the cost of a hair transplant in Turkey, our surgeons are at your disposal with detailed information.

FUE and FUT hair transplants in Turkey and Germany

Without a doubt, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are the most popular hair transplant procedures available in clinics all over the world. The same methods are used by our hair transplant doctors in Istanbul, as well as by medical teams in Germany. The difference, however, resides once more in the cost of each of the procedure, with Turkey beating Germany.

FUE is usually cheaper than FUT, however, in Turkey, this difference is barely noticeable. Compared to Turkey, the costs of FUE and FUT procedures in Germany are higher because of the lower number of specialists.

The cost of a hair transplant does not reside in the price of the operation alone, as patients must also consider the transportation and accommodation, which in Germany are considerably higher than in Turkey (for non-German patients who consider scheduling an appointment in Germany rather than their home country). Even for German nationals or residents, the final cost of the medical travel holiday may be the same or lower compared to that in a German clinic. 

For more information on the overall costs of a hair transplant in Turkey, you can talk to our specialists who can also recommend the best time of the year for traveling to Turkey.

If you choose to schedule a hair transplant procedure or another cosmetic procedure with a Turkish clinic, you will also have the chance to enjoy a pleasant holiday while you are in Istanbul. The delightful and history-rich city has much to offer, even for a short trip such as a city break. In fact, combining the hair transplant with a holiday in Turkey can be a good idea especially when the patient undergoes more complex procedures, such as a hairline lowering surgery. For these types of interventions, our physicians recommend a longer medical leave and this is why you can schedule the surgery so that you can combine it with a holiday of one week or more. You will enjoy the sights in Istanbul (or even travel throughout the country) and upon your return to Germany, you will be ready to resume work as well as other more strenuous activities (such as going to the gym). For many other procedures, the recovery period is only one day, meaning that you will not be hospitalized, you will only come back for a medical visit the next day or two days after the surgery. In this case, you can schedule the procedure over the weekend to allow for one or two days of rest.

Choosing the best hair transplant method

Many patients interested in having hair transplants will usually read about the available procedures and decide for the one they want based on its cost. However, what future patients don’t take into account is that the hair restoration procedure is decided together with the surgeon after an initial evaluation of the condition of the patient and only then the appropriate method is selected.

This is one of the main reasons why a simple online evaluation or research will not provide you with the complete costs, however, well estimated the costs per the chosen procedure are presented. Only an experienced hair transplant doctor, such as the ones working at our clinic in Istanbul, are able to provide you with a complete treatment plan, and thus with a complete estimate of the overall costs. In some situations, the doctor may even choose to combine the two methods, FUE and FUT, if he considers that this technique will provide optimal results.
The end goal for any hair transplant procedure and, understandably, the most important issue for any patient, is to obtain natural-looking results. A procedure that does not address all the issues at hand or a technique that does not use the required number of grafts for the optimal coverage possible (for example, choosing to cover only a small portion of the area that needs treatment in order to reduce the costs) will not yield the same results and the patient will not be completely satisfied with the overall final look.

If you need more information on the hair transplant methods available in our clinic in Istanbul, our doctors can offer details and can explain how the best-suited procedure is chosen.

Quality services in Turkey

The lower costs one can find in Turkey are not related to poorer medical standards. In fact, hair transplants in Turkey are performed in state-of-the-art facilities, endowed with the latest and safest technologies, at extremely affordable costs. This is possible because Turkey has focused many investments on medical tourism and thus there are many modern clinics that provide numerous medical services.

An increasing number of patients coming from Germany and all over the world are choosing Turkey as the country where they prefer to have their hair transplants undertaken, as the country offers high-quality services and specialized surgeons. The high number of satisfied patients who have effectuated hair transplants in Turkey is living proof that the country offers the same quality of service as any other Western European country, however at lower prices.

Why is Turkey a favorite country for hair transplants?

For many years now, Turkey is a favorite tourist destination, however, in recent years it has also turned into a very sought medical tourism destination not only for hair transplants but also for other procedures.

Medical procedures and relaxation combine beautifully in Turkey because most clinics are located in tourist resorts.

With so many specialized clinics, it is only natural for Turkey to also have a high number of specialists with extensive experience. This makes it possible for patients to find doctors who specialize in particular issues, such as hairline lowering procedures for women or beard transplants for men. Our team includes such specialists are we are more than happy to help you with additional information about our services.

With respect to the hair transplant industry, here is what you should know:
  • according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, in 2016 there were more than 635,000 surgeries performed on male and female patients;
  • in 2017, the global hair transplant surgery market rose to 5 billion USD;
  • there were more than 300 hair transplant clinics in Istanbul at the level of 2017;
  • Turkey was the most prolific country in Europe in terms of hair transplants with a market value of 870 million USD in 2017.
Choosing to schedule a hair transplant procedure in Turkey is an important step, however, with our help, it does not need to be a complicated one. Our English-speaking staff will provide you with assistance from the earliest pre-arrival stages so that you can arrive in Turkey prepared for the process that will follow.
When hair loss treatments are not enough, or when the patient has another condition, FUE or FUT hair transplants can be the only way in which he or she can restore hair density and volume. After the recovery period, you will enjoy natural hair regrowth and you will regain your confidence and self-esteem.

If you would like to schedule a hair transplant with our surgeons in Istanbul or to discover the hair transplant cost in Turkey for your case, please do get in touch with us.