Why a hair transplant in Turkey?
More than 8 million people travel abroad for medical treatment every year. With the advancement in technology, education, training and facilities coupled with the skyrocketing prices of medical treatment costs in the Netherlands, more and more people are choosing to travel to Turkey to undergo cosmetic or health treatment. But why do so many people go to Turkey for a hair transplant?
1. Turkey is the world’s center for hair transplants
Turkey, the world’s center for hair transplants, welcomes at least 5,000 medical tourists every month. They all visit the Turkish country to restore their confidence. A hair transplant in Turkey has become more than just a medical procedure. It is an experience that gives patients a fresh start. A start that is free from self-doubt!
2. Better medical services, lower costs and no waiting times
The main reasons why millions of people choose medical tourism is due to better medical services and local treatment options, along with the cost savings coupled with little to no wait times. In many cases, even when airfares are taken into account, patients still only lose 50% of the cost compared to getting the same procedure in the Netherlands.
For example, the average cost for a hair transplant in Australia is over €13,000, while the average price in Turkey is €2,000. This large price difference is one of the main reasons why many people have gone ahead of you.
3. Turkey has hospitals with fully equipped European standards
A good hospital for hair transplants in Turkey must have the necessary medical equipment and obligations. Surgeons and dermatologists in clinics or hospital facilities must have the necessary certificates. Turkey is the leading country in the sector, many hospitals in Turkey are accredited and meet European standards.
Average costs per country
Turkey, € 2,000
Hungary, € 3,200
Poland, € 3,500
Malaysia, € 4.470,-
Thailand, € 4,650
UK, € 6,050
Australia, € 13,500
US € 14,300
The benefits of a hair transplant in Turkey
If you opt for a hair transplant in Turkey, this has several advantages. The main advantages are:
The low hair transplant costs
The costs for a hair transplant in Turkey are on average around € 2,000.
The modern hair transplant methods
The Turkish hair transplant experts are specialized in the DHI method. This method ensures a higher graft density and a shorter recovery period.
Experience of the specialists and high quality delivery
A number of hair transplant providers work with a guarantee certificate, which offers a lifetime growth guarantee.
More grafts can be transplanted
In the Netherlands, only 1,500 to 2,000 grafts are often moved in a day treatment. In Turkey this average is much higher.
The disadvantages of a hair transplant in Turkey
Besides advantages, there are also disadvantages to a hair transplant in Turkey, namely:
You’re on the road longer
For the hair transplant you go to Istanbul, this feels like an obstacle for some.
It’s a rule
For a hair transplant in Turkey you will stay at least 3 nights in Istanbul. It is important that you arrange transport to and from the airport and overnight stays in a hotel. To make it easier for you, Hair Clinic Wolf also offers a package including transport and accommodation. You do not need to arrange anything extra for this.
Be careful with cheap places
While searching for the right hair transplant provider for your hair transplant in Turkey, many unauthorized and cheap providers may come up. You have to search carefully and it can be very important not to rely on every ad. The average cost for a hair transplant in Turkey is around €2,000. If you come across much cheaper options, it’s important to be careful. Cheap does not always mean that quality can be guaranteed.
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Very well organized from start to finish! Lieselotte personally came to my home to explain the entire procedure surrounding the hair transplant in Istanbul. I was walked through each specific step (visually) and was able to ask the necessary questions.
In Istanbul, everything was well organized; at the airport I was picked up by a driver and dropped off at the hotel which was otherwise fine (the hotel was clean, the staff helpful, and the food fine).
The next day I was driven to the university hospital for treatment. The doctor, Taner, received me there kindly and spoke very good English. The hairline was drawn and slightly corrected at my request. Although I had some doubts at first whether the hairline would look ‘natural’ enough, luckily this turned out to be the case afterwards. Taner also said that this may have been the most important criterion for him for the hair transplant. After drawing the hairline, some specialists removed the hairs from the donor area. The planting of the hairs was performed by Taner and another experienced specialist. The entire treatment was painless thanks to the anaesthetic, but it was quite a long session (~8 hours). The younger specialists spoke Turkish to each other at that time, which makes sense, but because you don’t understand it, in combination with the long seat, it was somewhat tiring for me.
After the treatment, the driver took me back to the hotel and both Taner and Lieselotte checked regularly via the app over the next few days how I was doing. After three days and a PCR test at the hotel, the driver took me back to the airport in the direction of Amsterdam. The recovery is now going well at home. Sleeping with the neck pillow is not ideal, but I don’t think there is much that can be done about that. We will have to wait and see what the result will be in the near future, but I have every confidence in it!
After having intake interviews at Dutch clinics, I came into contact with Lieselotte from Simson’s Hair (later Hair Clinic Wolf). It felt very good and familiar from the first moment. I got extensive information and I was immediately out. At Simson’s hair I went to do the hair transplant.
I have had contact with Lieselotte at least 30 times about anything and everything, all my questions were patiently answered.
July 30 I went to Turkey with a friend. From the beginning to the end I experienced the involvement and expertise of Lieselotte and the team in Turkey. The doctor Dr. Taner once again explained how the day would go and drew the hairline in consultation with me. My girlfriend was also involved and informed. The anesthetic was not pleasant, but I did not feel any pain at all. A long day, with lunch in between.
Hotel was very neat with very friendly staff and a nice spacious room. The food was good too. August 2 ablution and we were taken back to the airport. Even at home I still feel the involvement. I am so enthusiastic about Simson’s hair that I wish it on everyone who is thinking about a hair transplant.
Had a hair transplant a month ago through simson’s hair (later Hair Clinic Wolf). The intake with Lieselotte went very well and the contact afterwards was also great. There was a lot of contact and I could always ask questions.
All transport and facilities were super arranged and prepared, both in the Netherlands and Turkey. This includes instructions, taxi, hotel, etc. The treatment itself, led by Taner, went very well. Again clear instructions and put at ease (good English) and hardly had any pain. A month later, no problems at all and looking very good! Highly recommended for everyone!!
On the advice of via , and after already hearing a positive experience, I decided to go to this clinic myself and it was more than worth it.
Super good guidance, personal follow-up process and the Doctor himself and the team were very friendly and walk you through the treatment. Aftercare is still very involved and you can always reach someone if you have any questions or concerns. You will be taken care of before, during and after the treatment!
On December 11, 2020 a hair transplant was done at simsons hair, later Hair Clinic Wolf. From the consultation to the aftercare, everything was perfectly arranged. Lieselotte knows what she is talking about and is clear and honest, the doctor in Turkey (Dr Taner) and his team are very friendly and work professionally. Now 7 months later and more than satisfied with the recovery and the process. Definitely recommended if you are looking for an honest and professional clinic for a hair transplant.
J. de Klerk
Top service. From transport in Turkey to English-speaking guidance in the clinic, everything is arranged down to the last detail. In particular, big compliments for the possibility of easily accessible contact with Lieselotte. I could go to her with all my questions and so I never felt insecure for a moment. Highly recommended!