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Hair Transplant Turkey
Hair transplant in Turkey has become very popular among the Brits and Europeans seeking a permanent solution to their hair loss. Turkey has made a name for itself with hair transplants in recent years thanks to the abundance of affordable highly skilled hair transplant surgeons and internationally accredited hospitals and hair clinics. The outstanding hair transplant results of medical travellers to Turkey for hair transplant procedures accelerated the demand as they received excellent care during their patient journey in Turkey. Patient experience of medical travellers act as evidence of the high quality hair transplant procedure offered in Turkey.
Ease of travel with flight times less than four hours from the UK or any European city to Turkey is also an important contributor to the popularity of hair transplant Turkey. With many hospitals and clinics operating on the weekends, it is also easy to find availability for hair transplant in Turkey. Short stays of only two nights are required before patients are fit to fly back to their home countries so hair transplant in Turkey offers minimum time away from home.
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How much is a Hair Transplant in Turkey
Hair transplant cost depends on a variety of factors. In addition to the fees paid to the hair transplant doctors and the assistant medical staff, cost of the operating theatre, local anaesthetics, consumables and medication used throughout the procedure play an important role in the total cost of a hair transplant.
Furthermore, depending on the hair transplant technique used in the procedure, other costs associated with any special medical equipment used during the procedure may contribute to the total price of the procedure. For example, Sapphire Blades or Choi Implanter Pens used in Sapphire FUE and Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) respectively are subject to additional fees.
Unlike the hair transplant clinics in the UK and Europe, Turkish hair clinics usually offer a fixed price for hair transplants. The prices of British and European clinics are usually based on number of grafts or hair follicles whereas most of the Turkey based hair transplant clinics offer a fixed price for maximum grafts or provide a package offer including hotel stay, airport and/or intra-city transfers and translation services.
The price range of hair transplant in the UK is £3000-7000 depending on the number of grafts in the treatment plan whereas the prices in Turkey start from only £1350. The destination for hair transplant whether it would be performed in a big city like London and Istanbul or in a smaller city like Birmingham or Izmir also plays a role in the price of a hair transplant due to the rental fees paid for the operating theatres. Larger cities tend to be more expensive in real estate costs which are inevitably reflected in the hair transplant cost.
Hair Transplant Procedures (General)
Local anaesthesia (Sedation option is also available).
Possible Side Effects:
Bleeding, infection, swelling of the scalp, bruising around the eyes, itching, numbness.
2 weeks. Patients look like they have just shaved their hair once they complete their 2 weeks.
Once 6th month is completed, patients see 70% of the final result. Need to complete 1 year period to see as 100%. Crown area takes up to 18 months to show final results.
FUE. It is the newest technology. Minimum scarring and pain, gives natural results.
Who can have Hair Transplant Turkey and why?
Hair transplant is the relocation of hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another. This transfer of hair follicles takes place from an area rich in healthy hair follicles to another area that is bald. Therefore eligibility for a hair transplant procedure depends on how rich the donor area and how bald the recipient area of the candidate are.
There should be sufficient number of grafts on the donor area so that not only the follicles taken from there would be enough to cover the bald spots on the scalp but also follicles remaining in the donor afterwards still have enough density to maintain a natural look. Candidates whose donor area, the back of the head above the neck between the ears, does not have a good hair density or whose balding area is too wide may not be suitable for turkey hair transplant.
Alternatively, the candidates missing a dense donor or having a wide balding area may need more than one hair transplant to cover balding areas and maintain a natural donor.
What to think about before you have Hair Transplant in Turkey
There are many things to consider before deciding to travel to Turkey for your hair transplant. First and foremost, you need to do some research to find out the right hair transplant surgeon and the medical team for you. You may do your research online using search engines and directories or social media. You may also ask your family, friends or colleagues who might have traveled to Turkey for hair transplant procedure before. You may read online reviews and browse hair transplant before and after pictures. Many medical centres in Turkey offer free online consultations so you may submit your pictures for a free treatment plan and price quote. You should factor in the cost of the flights and out of pocket expenses such as meals or shopping while determining your budget.
Secondly, the hair transplant clinic where your hair transplant procedure would take place is very important, especially in the current COVID-19 environment. The Turkish Ministry of Health requires hair transplant to be performed in an hospital environment with operating theatres equipped with air filters and those having emergency services. You may check the name of the medical centre from the medical tourism department website of the Ministry of Health to make sure they are licensed to carry out hair transplants on international patients.
Choosing who will do your Hair Transplant in Turkey
Turkish Ministry of Health requires the hair transplant surgeon to be a medical doctor registered to the Turkish Medical Association. You should make sure the surgeon who would operate on you to have the license to practice, qualifications and experience to perform hair transplants in Turkey.
There are other associations in Turkey such as Turkish Society of Plastic-Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Association, Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Medical Aesthetic Medicine Association, Turkish Dermatology Association. If your surgeon is a specialist then s/he would be a member of these associations.
Questions to ask your hair transplant surgeon:
Although you would get a free online treatment plan prior to your purchase, make sure you have the opportunity to have a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon prior to your hair transplant procedure. If this is not possible or practical, you may request to have a video or audio consultation with your surgeon to ask about their qualifications and experience, how many procedures they've performed, how many procedures they've performed where there have been complications, what type of procedure they would recommend for you and why, what sort of follow-up you should expect if things go wrong, what their patient satisfaction rates are.
A confident surgeon would address all these questions thoroughly. S/he would tell you how the procedure would be done, what technique s/he would use and if any special medical equipment would be necessary, how long the procedure would take, and what type of anaesthetic would be required. The surgeon would also tell you the pain level you should expect, how long the recovery should be, the potential risks and complications, how long the results will last, what you can expect to look like after the procedure. It would also be very helpful if you can contact the surgeon's previously treated patients and listen to their experience directly from them before you make a purchase.
What Hair Transplant Procedure Involves
The most popular method for hair transplants is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUE Hair Transplant technique involves extraction of individual hair follicles from the donor area and the transplantation of these follicles to the balding areas unit by unit. This method offers no stitches and minimum scars.
Another method is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) which is fairly an out dated technique as it involves cutting out a strip of skin from the donor area and obtaining the hair follicles required for the transplant from that strip. Naturally this would require stitching the wound on the donor area later which would leave some permanent scars on the donor area.
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is a more advanced technique which is performed by a special medical equipment called Choi Implanter Pen. Follicles are placed into the Choi Implanter Pen one by one and inserted to the balding areas of the scalp, effectively enabling the incision and transplantation to take place at the same time. While this method is more labor intensive, it is a more direct way of inserting the hair grafts into the scalp therefore is has a higher precision.
Sapphire blades can also be used in Sapphire Hair Transplant in order to leave minimum scars and achieve faster healing time as opposed to the traditional blades for the incisions made with the regular FUE method.
Why is FUE Hair Transplant the most preferred method
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most and widely used hair transplantation technique because it is almost scarless and painless. Also a higher number of grafts can be extracted from the donor area with FUE compared to DHI hair transplant therefore those seeking a higher hair density prefer this hair restoration method.
If Sapphire blades are used in the FUE technique, also known as Sapphire Hair Transplant or Sapphire FUE, the scarring would be minimum. Local anesthesia is applied during the FUE Hair Transplant, the scalp becomes numb so patients do not feel any pain throughout the hair transplantation.
Hair Transplant Recovery and Results
The recovery period of hair transplant takes 12-18 months. Patients start to notice hair growth after 3 months however usually final results on the front and top areas are achieved after a year. The blood circulation on the crown area is slower so the full recovery for that particular area takes up to 18 months.
Hair follicles are very sensitive in the first few weeks after the surgery, they are not secure so care should be taken with absolute caution during this time. Hair transplant involves incisions that cause bleeding so scabs form after the procedure. It takes around 1-2 weeks for the scabs to fall out and patients are strongly discouraged from touching their grafts or removing scabs manually as this may harm the hair follicles. Scabs usually fall out on their own after 1-2 weeks during which washing should only be performed by rinsing without touching the hair.
Hair lotion or hair foam can be used to soften the scabs. You should not smoke and exercise after hair transplant, should reduce alcohol intake. After a few weeks, it is normal to experience hair loss but the hair will regrow later. This shock loss is due to the trauma follicles experience during the transplant but is only temporary.
Hair Transplant Turkey Aftercare
Aftercare starts at the check up appointment in Turkey where patients are given written and verbal post operative instructions. Success of hair transplant surgery is a shared responsibility between the provider and the patient because unless post operative instructions are adhered fully, there is little that the provider can do to make the results successful. Longevita has a 24/7 emergency hotline to assist patients if they need aftercare support in Turkey. WhatsApp support is also available while in Turkey for any instant questions or queries.
After the patient goes back to their home country, Longevita has a dedicated team of aftercare specialists and an industry leading online support portal. Longevita's aftercare team follow up each and every patient periodically, provides them with free medical assessments at key stages of the recovery process and monitors them individually to make sure best results possible are achieved.
The aftercare support portal has articles, infographic guides, downloadable resources to read and a patient forum to engage with fellow Longevita patients. In the portal, patients can also create customer support tickets for any questions or queries and they can schedule video or audio calls with aftercare experts whenever they need support.
Hair Transplant Turkey side effects to expect
Anaesthetic injected under the skin before the hair transplant is expected to come down to the face and cause swelling. Patients would be given medication to prevent pain, swelling and infection after the procedure. Personal hygiene is very important as risk of infection is high due to bleeding during the surgery.
What could go wrong with Hair Transplant Turkey
Although hair transplant is a cosmetic surgery, a lot of things can go wrong if it is not performed by skilled, qualified and experienced medical professionals. Assessing the patient's suitability for surgery by analysing their medical history is very important. If any little detail is overlooked, irreversible damage can be caused.
For example, during the anaesthetics, patient is given adrenalin and if they have any pre-existing heart problems then adrenalin can be fatal. Any allergies to anaesthetics should be addressed as well. Furthermore patients are given antibiotics to prevent infection after surgery, if the patient is allergic to penicillin then the antibiotic subscribed to the patient should not contain it.
Other than identifying contraindications to surgery, operational matters can potentially be source of concern too. For example, performing the surgery in a hospital environment is very important to maintain hygiene standards, otherwise infection can become a problem which might lead to necrosis if not treated. The grafts extracted from the donor area are very delicate so if they are kept outside human tissue for a long time, then the surgery might not produce the results everyone is hoping for because even if they are transplanted correctly, those follicles that waited outside human tissue too long may lose their lives. Incisions in hair transplant may cause bleeding and those who bleed easily, use blood thinners or have issues with blood clotting might experience issues if precautions are not taken prior to surgery.
What to do if you have problems
Patients have multiple opportunities to have a check up appointment after surgery in Turkey. They may visit their surgeon and be examined by the medical team to make sure the post operative stages of hair transplant are progressing well. If there is any immediate complication within the first few days of the surgery, those can be addressed at the clinic by the medical team who performed the hair transplant.
If problem arise after your return to your home country, you may get a free medical assessment based on your pictures using our online support portal by creating a customer support ticket. Our dedicated aftercare team would address your queries. You may also schedule a video or audio call with a member of our aftercare team. If you'd like to speak to your surgeon directly, we can schedule a video or audio conference with your surgeon based on their availability.
Alternatively, if you live close to London, you may visit our medical team in our London clinic. This would provide you with an opportunity to be examined in person by a medical professional. We have other surgeons in our portfolio who can provide you with independent second opinions as well.
Alternatives to Hair Transplant
Although hair transplant is the only permanent solution to hair loss, there are other preventive solutions depending on the stage of your hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, for example is an injection that helps to stimulate the growth of existing hair follicles and strengthen the weak ones. PRP is naturally obtained from the patient's own blood hence it has no side effects.
Medication including Finasteride and Minoxidil are used by some patients to stop hair loss and some find them effective however they might have side effects and hair loss continues its normal course once you cease taking them. Vitamin supplements such as Biotin are effective in maintaining or building hair strength however they wont stop hair loss.
Other procedures to have with Hair Transplant in Turkey
One in three patients have Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to boost hair growth after hair transplant. Recommended protocol is to have one PRP 2-4 weeks prior to your hair transplant to strengthen the your follicles that would be transplanted. Follow on PRP injections are recommended after hair transplant ideally one month apart up to four sessions.
Hair Mesotherapy is another treatment that you may complement with a hair transplant. It includes vitamins, minerals and protein mixtures to nourish hair follicles.
Hair Transplant Turkey Finance
Longevita patients opting for hair transplant in London have the opportunity to apply for interest free credit with payment terms of 3, 6, 10 and 12 months. Longevita patients who qualify for credit can have hair transplant surgery and then pay for it later. The application can be made online, decisions are based on soft credit check and conclude instantly without any printed paperwork. There is no impact on your credit score regardless of the decision. There is no penalty to pay off your hair transplant finance early either.
Why choose Longevita for your hair transplant in Turkey
Longevita is a UK based provider offering lifetime warranty in hair transplant operation. Hair transplants can be performed in Istanbul Turkey or London UK based on patient's preference. Free consultation, hairline design and treatment plan based on internationally recognised Norwood Scale is available either online or face to face prior to hair transplant operation.
Longevita has treated over 15000 patients in the last 10 years and obtained over 1500 5 star reviews on independent online review platforms. Longevita hand picks qualified surgeons and has a minimum experience requirement of 3000 cases before it adds a new surgeon to its portfolio. Patients sign a UK contract and pay into a UK bank account as they deal with a UK company complying with British rules and regulations.
The medical facilities Longevita refers you to are best in class clinics with international credentials for hygiene and quality. Longevita's dedicated aftercare support gives full piece of mind as such customer support is key to the success of the recovery and ultimately the final results from the hair transplant operation.
Patients can be seen by a medical professional in London UK either before or after the hair surgery.
Hair Transplant Turkey Before and After
Longevita has a rich portfolio of case studies showing the hair transplant results of previous patients. Before and after images of patients who have provided Longevita with consent to share with potential patients are presented on Longevita websites and social media platforms.
You may browse these images and they are categorised according to the hair transplant technique such as FUE Hair Transplant, DHI Hair Transplant etc. or type of hair such as Female Hair Transplant or Afro Hair Transplant.
Turkey Hair Transplant Clinics
Longevita is the best hair transplant clinic in Turkey thanks to its affordable prices and reputation for customer service. Most of the hair transplant clinics are based in Turkey and they operate out of Turkey according to the rules and regulations there. This might be quite risky for the patient because it may not be easy to find someone to talk to or make a claim if things turn out different from planned or expected. Having presence in the heart of London is critical as you may visit the premises 6 days a week and speak to a member of Longevita staff face to face.
Hair Transplant Turkey Reviews
Longevita has an excellent reputation as evidenced by the 1500+ 5 star reviews on Trustpilot, Google, Facebook, RealSelf, Whatclinic, ProventExpert etc. Longevita's website has a dedicated section for reviews which host videos and before after images of genuine patients who went through the same patient journey you are considering. Longevita also has 500+ video testimonials on its YouTube channel. British celebrities such as Paigey Cakey, Simon Searles, Dappy, Tulisa, Oli London chose Longevita for their cosmetic procedures.
Best Hair Transplant Surgeon in Istanbul
Anyone considering a hair transplant in Turkey is searching for who the best hair transplant surgeon in Istanbul is. Every medical procedure carries an element of risk and every patient's recovery period is different. Longevita works to minimise this risk by referring you to the best surgeons in Turkey and ensures that they comply with the best practices in clinical standards.
Longevita has a very strict procedure when on boarding a new surgeon to its portfolio and audits their work regularly. Every patient treated by a Longevita surgeon gets a patient satisfaction questionnaire after their hair surgery is complete. Patients review the surgeon and the clinic on these questionnaires.
If any surgeon or clinic consistently receives a lower mark from Longevita patients, they get verbal and written warnings. If their performance and patient satisfaction does not improve, then those surgeons or clinics get replaced in the portfolio. This feedback based process helped Longevita form the best medical teams over the years.
Chosen & Endorsed by Celebrities
FUE Hair Transplant
“After researching for 6 to 12 months I chose Longevita for my hair implant surgery in Turkey. The price at Longevita is a quarter of what you’d find in the UK. There was a fast response via email and phone and everything was fully explained from day one. The service was very genuine and professional. All of the staff in the clinic were very friendly and happy, they made me feel comfortable. The procedure was pain-free and the clinic was very clean. After the procedure, I was provided with all of the information I needed as part of the aftercare. There was a lot of communication in the first few weeks after the procedure. I am very happy with the outcome and I’m very happy with how my hair is growing. I feel very confident now!”
Paigey Cakey – Rapper & Actress
DHI Hair Transplant
“My hair loss has been very slow in the last five years. I used to cover it with toppik and spray. Baldness started annoying me so I decided to do something about it. After slow gradual hair loss I decided to get hair transplant. I did not want to shave my head or cover the bald part of my hair every time I went out so decided to do hair transplant as a permanent and natural solution. I chose Longevita because a friend of mine chose them and was very happy about them. He had very good results as well so I decided to use the same company. The process was quite simple, easy and quick. I communicated with them over Whats app, I put my deposit down and then chose a date for surgery. Everything then went on very smoothly. I chose Turkey not only due to lower price but also the clinic here is super clean. Longevita looked after me very well.
Simon Searles – Love Island Star
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Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, you will have a face to face consultation with your hair transplant surgeon prior to your surgery. You will have the opportunity to discuss your hair loss history and your expectations along with your preference of your hairline. You surgeon will draw your hairline according to your facial measurements and mark different zones on your scalp to plan your treatment. He will not proceed before you agree on your hairline and treatment plan.
Longevita has a selection of skilled, qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeons in their portfolio. Your case manager will present these surgeons, share their profiles with you and you'll browse before and after images of previous cases. Your surgeon's credentials such as their CV, diploma, registration to the Turkish Medical Association, insurance details would be on their profile. You may also speak to the previously treated patients of your surgeon to hear about their experience from the first hand.
Hair transplant surgery takes around 6-8 hours and it is a team effort. Usually teams of 3-4 medical professionals work on your scalp throughout the procedure and each practitioner has a speciality of their own. For example the surgery starts with anaesthetics and this part is performed by the anaesthetics technician. Then the extraction of follicles is performed by the entire team. The following and perhaps most critical phase of the procedure is the incisions which is performed solely by the hair transplant surgeon. Finally the last stage, transplantation is performed by the hair transplant surgical assistants.
Longevita's medical facilities in Turkey are registered and audited by the Ministry of Health. Longevita's London clinic is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Longevita offers a fixed price with maximum grafts both in London UK and Istanbul Turkey. The price in Istanbul Turkey is £1350 and the price in London UK is £3000. The packages in Turkey are inclusive of the 5 star hotel stay for 2 nights, airport transfers and translation services. The price in London UK is a stand alone procedure price only.
Bleeding, infection, allergic reaction to anaesthetics are possible complication but they can be dealth with by your surgeon.
Longevita's medical facilities have emergency services and intensive care units. They are fully fledged hospitals where more advanced surgical procedures take place under general anaesthesia so hair transplant is a relatively less risky procedure compared to those.
Yes the responsible medical staff have professional indemnity insurance that covers for any unlikely medical malpractice.
Two nights of stay in Turkey is sufficient. Some patients who are short in time stay for only one night and return to the UK on the next morning of the procedure day however we advise you to stay the next day for a proper check up and dressing change along with detailed post operative training.
You may send an email to or schedule a video/audio conference with a member of our aftercare team.
You have the option to visit our London clinic if you would like to be examined in person by medical professional or speak to a Longevita staff member face to face.
+95% of the complications are usually within the first few days of surgery and that is why we recommend you to have a check up appointment with your surgeon before you depart. If you are still unhappy after speaking to a member of staff or a Longevita medical professional, then you may follow the complaints procedure on our website.
If your surgeon agree that your results are sub optimal and you'd benefit from a follow on surgery, then your revision surgery would be free of any medical charges. You would still need to pay for your travel, accommodation and transfer expenses as those are third party arrangements unrelated to your original surgery.
We have large database of treated patients who provided their consents to be contacted by a prospective Longevita patient. You may ask for a few names from your case manager.
Our medical staff speaks basic English however we provide a professional translator/interpreter to prevent miscommunication. Your translator will accompany you during all your medical appointments. We can also provide medical notes in English.
There is a cooling off period of 14 days after your purchase and you may cancel without any charges during this period. However if you cancel cancel or change the procedure date within less than 14 days prior to the procedure, we will charge or retain £1,000. If you cancel or change the procedure date within less than 7 days prior to the procedure, we will charge or retain £2,000. If you cancel or change the procedure date within 2 days of your procedure, we will charge or retain the full payment for the procedure.
Istanbul Turkey packages include 2 nights of 5 star hotel accommodation, airport transfers and translation services. Flights are excluded. London UK prices are stand alone surgery prices only without any accommodation or transfers.
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We are registered in the UK with the Companies House, complying with the rules and regulations of dealing with international patients.
The surgeons in our portfolio are insured against unlikely malpractice, offering protection and peace of mind for international patients.
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The clinics are open during the weekends to accommodate last minute travel arrangements and require less time off your regular course of life.
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