They are everywhere in Istanbul. I mean the men with red dots on their heads, which means they have just had a hair-transplant surgery. They are on their way to become the trademark of famous shopping destinations in Istanbul.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in 2010, there were 923,599 hair-restoration procedures performed globally which leads to a 1.88 billion-dollar market. It is beyond doubt that Turkey is one of the strongest players in the industry. Well then, what is the reason behind the unstoppable rise of Turkey in hair transplant industry? Here are the 8 reasons to choose Turkey for Hair Transplantation.
1- It’s all about the money!
The prices are way more reasonable than the rest of the world. In Europe and the United States, the range is between $7,000-$25,000 for the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. In Turkey, however, the whole procedure, including transportation and accommodation expenses, costs between $2,200 and $7,000 depending on various variables such as the number of grafts needed, the method chosen, the clinic and the surgeon.
2- More advanced techniques
In Turkey, surgeons prefer to use FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, which has minimal pain during recovery, no visible scars and faster healing process and also no scalpels, staples or sutures are used in the course operation. While FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method requires the removal of the skin, in FUE technique, follicular units are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and transplanted one by one to the thinning area.
3- High quality in every aspect
Because of the fierce competition in the sector in Turkey, clinics continuously improve their methods, conditions and facilities to offer their patients the best service.
4- All inclusive packages
There is not much to say about facilities provided by the clinics thanks to the competition among them. They offer their patients free airport-hotel transportation, free air tickets, free accommodation in good hotels and more.
5- We have the best surgeons!
In Turkey, hair restoration has always been trending all along. So there are great numbers of surgeons with many years of experience in their fields and has access to the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques.
6- Waiting list? What on earth is that?
Unlike European countries or United States, you don’t have to wait for months because there are plenty of high-quality and JCI-accredited clinics in order to meet the demand.
7- Geopolitical position
It acts as a bridge between Asia and Europe attracting patients from these regions, also North Africa and Middle East. As it is seen, there is a high demand in Turkey, as a result; a high supply.
8- Its one-of-a-kind tourist attractions and hospitality
Approximately, 37 million tourists visit Turkey; about 270,000 of them come for surgical procedures. Turkey offers them a great opportunity to spend their recovery process in marvelous holiday destinations or city attractions . They will also feel no discomfort thanks to welcoming and hospitable people of Turkey.