If more and more people choose hair transplantation in Turkey, it is certainly not without reason. In fact, it is a very popular destination that not only reduces costs compared to the intervention in France, but also calls in real specialists in this topic to find thicker hair.
So what is hair transplantation? Why choose to intervene in Turkey? How is the intervention going? We will explain everything to you!
Hair transplantation: what is it?
Hair transplantation is a cosmetic surgical technique that involves using grafts to create new hair on the patient’s head. In fact, hair loss is very common in many people (especially men), and not necessarily at an advanced age. Transplantation allows them to restore capillary density and also redraw the capillary line as needed.
This type of intervention is not to be underestimated because it requires the intervention of a plastic surgeon who specializes in this method. It is of course practiced in France, but it is not uncommon to see many French people choosing hair transplantation in Turkey.
Why choose Turkey to do hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation in Turkey is a very popular method, because the country has many specialists in this subject and also the necessary infrastructure. Therefore, it is very easy to find a hair transplant clinic in Turkey with the latest technology in this field at an affordable price.
Many specialized clinics
In recent years, many hair transplant clinics have appeared in Turkey and have allowed the country to establish itself as a true reference in this field. In fact, Turkish hair surgeons are among the best in the world, allowing patients from many different countries to benefit from this expertise.
The fact that specialized clinics are also accessible in Turkey makes it possible in particular to reduce waiting times, but also to benefit from a suitable and safe environment for this type of intervention.
More reasonable cost
One of the reasons why some French people do not hesitate to start is also the cost of hair transplantation in Turkey. In fact, hair transplantation in Turkey is much more affordable than in France. If the criteria that determine the cost are of course variable from one patient to another (but also from one clinic to another), then hair transplantation in France varies between 3000 and 9000 euros per intervention. For hair transplantation in Turkey, it will be necessary to calculate between 2000 euros and 4000 euros which can make a big difference.
This price discrepancy is explained by various factors and especially the lower costs of Turkish clinics due to the regulations governing this type of intervention in the country. Therefore, the round trip flight and the cost of the intervention remain generally more attractive for hair transplantation in Turkey compared to the intervention in France.
Access to the latest technology
Since Turkey is a true country specialized in hair transplantation, it also benefits from the best technologies in this field. Three well-known methods are used in this field regularly:
- FUT . method Follicular unit transplantation: It consists of removing a slice of skin and then separating each follicular unit. Then the follicles are re-implanted in the desired areas. If this technique makes it possible to transplant a large number of hairs, it is nevertheless used less and less in the context of hair transplantation in Turkey where there are alternatives that allow in particular to avoid the presence of a scar.
- FUE . method (Follicular Unit Extraction): It is based on removing the follicular units one by one to be replanted in the desired area. This approach is more suitable for moderate baldness.
- DHI . method (Direct Hair Transplant): Allows the use of a specific transplantation method to facilitate the extraction and transplantation of follicles.
Today’s DHI technique is considered to be the most modern and effective because the graft spends less time outside the body which makes it easier to take. This procedure is also more comfortable for the patient.
How is hair transplantation in Turkey?
Clinics specializing in hair transplantation in Turkey are widely used to accompany patients from abroad. Thus, it is a complete support that is often provided from the first contact until return to France and post-operative care. However, it is recommended to go to a reliable clinic with which you will feel well supported throughout the procedure.
Preparing to intervene
It all starts with the first communication with the surgeon to learn more about hair transplantation and assess his expectations. Dr. Emrah Cinik especially provides this kind of care to properly inform his patients. Most of the time, he will be asked to send pictures of his hair to decide which method will be most suitable according to the need.
All that remains is to schedule the intervention with the clinic and book plane tickets to Turkey.
Arrival in Turkey
In principle, clinics provide support upon arrival at the airport for a direct transfer to the hotel and then to the clinic. The first blood test is usually done to ensure that the transplant does not present a risk. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is also done to ensure that the patient does not have heart problems.
On the day of the operation, several additional examinations will also be performed. Pictures are taken before surgery and it will then be possible to shave the entire skull or only the donor and recipient areas.
Then the intervention can begin. It depends on several steps which are generally:
- Graft extraction
- Graft preparation
- Channel opening
- graft transplant
The duration of the intervention varies according to its needs and the number of follicles to be transplanted.
Back to France
After the operation, the patient is returned to his hotel to rest. The skull is washed for the first time in the clinic the day after the intervention with the medical team. This will allow the use of certain products, to check the good healing of the grafts and also to see the recovery procedure.
Once the hair transplantation in Turkey is completed, we can then consider returning to France, knowing that it will be necessary to maintain the advice of the Turkish medical team throughout the recovery process. It is also important to know that it takes about 15 months before you can enjoy the final results.