Hair transplant surgery is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery in the world, with almost 700,000 undergoing the treatment in 2019 alone. This isn’t so surprising when you consider that 50% of all men (and millions of women too) can expect to experience hair loss at some time or another in their lives, and many will want to do something about it.There are lots of treatments available to help with hair loss, surgical and non-surgical, but the most popular of all has to be the trusty hair transplant. If this is something you’ve been looking into, then you’ve no doubt already done plenty of research and perhaps even found a highly recommended place or two in the UK in which to get treated.But have you considered getting your hair transplant in Turkey? This might come as something of a surprise, but thousands and thousands of patients from all over the world are flying in and out of Turkey each year to undergo all manner of cosmetic procedures, and there are some great reasons why.

So if this is something that’s piqued your interest then stick around, as we look at the savings you can make and included in your treatment package when you choose to get a hair transplant in Turkey.

How is Hair Transplant Surgery Performed?

First though, lets take a quick look into how hair transplants are actually performed. There are two predominant techniques used for hair transplant surgery: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). Both are very similar in essence, however they differ slightly in their method of collecting the donor hairs that are needed for the treatment. They break down as follows:

FUT

FUT hair transplants are often commonly known as “strip surgery”, due to the way in which a small strip of skin from the back of the scalp will be removed, from which the hair grafts needed for the procedure will be gathered. Once the strip of skin is divided up into smaller groupings, these groups of follicles will be transplanted into the recipient area on the scalp.

FUE

FUE on the other hand removes each hair one by one, and transplants them one by one. This allows for much more precision and control over their position when placed, however that isn’t to say it’s necessarily the best option. Each has their own set of benefits and will be better suited to different patients.

The Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery in Turkey

Turkey has become one of the top hot spots in the world in recent years when it comes to cosmetic surgery, and this includes hair transplants. With some of the best surgeons in the world and highest medical standards it’s not hard to see why, but there’s one especially enticing reason that patients cite time and time again.

While there are numerous great reasons to go to Turkey for your hair transplant, perhaps the most popular reason of all is the cost. Before we take a look at what you can expect to pay in Turkey though, let’s take a quick look at the cost of hair transplant in the UK, so we can get a good contrast and a good idea of the savings you could stand to make.

The average hair transplant in the UK can typically cost anywhere up to £20,000, depending on how many grafts will be required. On top of this, further costs will have to be factored in for consultations with your surgeon, any medications you may require, and whatever post-operative aftercare will be necessary. As you can see, it all very quickly adds up, and is quite the investment.

In Turkey on the other hand, you can get an all-inclusive package for your treatment (more on what that includes in a moment) that’ll cost you less than £2000, inclusive of all of the additional costs in the UK for consultations, medications, and post-operative care. Potential savings of tens of thousands of pounds are definitely something people from all over the world are noticing, and it’s definitely something they’re jumping at the chance to take advantage of.

If you’re worried that that huge drop in cost will equate to an equally huge drop in standards then you’ll be pleased to know that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are several reasons why and how Turkey can offer such huge savings on hair transplants (and all other forms of cosmetic surgery) without ever having to compromise on the same high standards and expectations that we in the UK would have.

Firstly, and perhaps most pertinently, the cost of labour in Turkey is simply much, much lower than it is here in the UK. Without such high costs to cover, clinics in Turkey don’t need such a huge drive for profits as they do in the UK, and the same goes for general costs of running a business too. Furthermore, the cost of medications in Turkey is around 50% of their cost here in the UK, allowing them to pass their savings on to you.

Secondly, since the cosmetic surgery industry has become such a huge part of Turkey’s economy, their government has been subsidising it for a number of years now, with the goal of keeping prices low and encouraging more and more international patients to take the trip over and take advantage of their amazing offers.

What’s Included in an All-Inclusive Treatment Package

Not only are there all kinds of savings to be made when going to Turkey for a hair transplant, but there are also some amazing perks to take advantage of too.

Travelling all the way to a strange new country can be taxing and stressful at the best of times, let along when you’re doing so for surgical treatment. That’s why every effort will be made to ensure your experience is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, and the following perks will be provided as part of an all-inclusive treatment package:

— Transfers to collect you from the airport and chauffer you between your hotel and the hair transplant clinic
— 4 or 5 star accommodation for the duration of your stay
— Your own personal translator
— Post-operative aftercare
— Any medications you may need as part of your treatment
— Warranty certificate

All of this is included within the price of your treatment, and you’ll have your own designated patient coordinator overseeing the whole thing to ensure everything runs smoothly.

If you’re worried about any post-operative aftercare being unavailable once you return home, then you’ll be glad to know there’s no need—most will provide at least a years worth of aftercare for you should anything go wrong, and you’ll be able to get in contact with your surgeon or patient coordinator through the usual methods at any time of day.