Hair loss and pattern baldness is a problem that is seen in almost 50% of all men after the age of 50 and in every 1 in 4 women.
As a result, more and more people have started opting for a hair transplant to stop or even reverse their hair loss.
In recent times, Turkey has slowly started becoming a hub for medical tourism and as is evident from this before and after gallery of hair transplants in Turkey, the results are pretty pleasing as well.
But why is Turkey considered the destination for hair transplants and how have they attracted thousands of patients?
These are all questions we are going to answer in the article below. So, without further ado, let us begin.
Why do people prefer Turkey when it comes to hair transplants?
1. The overall cheapness of the procedure
In recent years, the tourism sector of Turkey overall hasn’t been too profitable as due to COVID-19 restrictions and other reasons, tourists haven’t been flooding into the country like they used to.
However, also during this time Turkey has seen an increase in the number of Medical Tourists. In fact, medical tourism may become the saving grace of Turkey’s tourism industry as a whole.
The reason for this sudden surge of medical tourists in the country is mostly because of the cheap but effective hair transplants that Turkey offers compared to other countries.
The difference in cost is pretty vast as well, as the cost per graft is 1.07 USD less than in the UK (3.22 USD).
Moreover, the entire cost of travelling, hotels and food is pretty minimal in Turkey compared to the US or UK. For example, a one-way trip to Istanbul from the UK costs an average of just 150 USD, so a round trip would cost a total of just 300 USD.
On top of that, the hotels and housing in Turkey is also incredibly affordable, as an overnight stay in a reasonable hotel costs on average 80 USD.
So, even a 4-night stay would only cost you 320 USD, which is almost a steal when it comes to hotel prices.
2. The expertise of the hair surgeons
The affordability of the entire procedure is not the only reason for the rise of hair transplants in Turkey, credit also has to be given to the expertise of the surgeons carrying out those procedures.
Recently, expert hair transplant surgeons have been flooding into the country. So much so, that the number of hair transplant experts in Turkey greatly outnumber those in other countries like the UK or US.
The government of Turkey has to be given credit for this as well as they’ve been providing all sorts of incentives to hair surgeons to persuade them to stay in the country and practice their craft there.
As a result of these measures, the number of hair transplant clinics in Turkey have risen and as of now there are a total of 163 clinics that offer only hair transplants.
Out of these, 32 hair loss clinics have come up as the cream of the crop as they have the highest rate of successful hair transplants. 28 of these clinics can be found in Istanbul, so that should show you why Istanbul is considered the modern-day hair transplant hub of the world.
In these clinics you can find world class surgeons like Dr. Esin Egilmez, who has been conducting hair transplant procedures for over 15 years, and others as well who possess the same wealth of experience.
In our opinion, Turkey is the best place to get a hair transplant and we’ve listed all of the reasons for that in the article above.
However, we should warn you that due to the competition in Turkey, plenty of fraudulent hair transplant clinics have been popping up which goad people in by showing them fake reviews but end up botching the procedure.
So just be extra vigilant when booking an appointment with a clinic in Turkey and ask plenty of questions.
Nonetheless, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives when it comes to getting a hair transplant in Turkey.