by Andreea Paulsen
The hair transplant industry in Turkey is one of the sustaining pillars of the country’s tourism industry which hasn’t been affected by any political or military hindrances that could have steered tourists away from this destination.
Why is Turkey a great hair transplant destination? The low costs for the procedure and a large number of specialized clinics make it easy for patients to choose a medical tourism package that works best for them.
Reasons to choose Turkey for a hair restoration procedure
The low costs are a primary reason for patients who choose Turkey to perform a needed hair transplant. Below are some other reasons why Turkey is a preferred destination for this particular cosmetic procedure.
Low prices for the transplant procedure
The price for hair transplant that involves follicular unit extraction is roughly one-third compared to the prices in Europe or in the United States. Tourists from the Middle East also come in large numbers to Turkey for these types of procedures. However, the lower prices do not translate into poorly executed procedures. On the contrary, Turkish doctors who specialize in hair transplant are well trained and so is their staff.
A variety of options
With a booming hair transplant industry, Turkey offers a wide range of opportunities when choosing a clinic. There are no unnecessary waiting lists in Turkey and patients can schedule their intervention in advance. Most clinics will offer counseling services and full packages, complete with airport pickup.
Turkey is easily accessible by plane and patients who plan their hair transplant intervention in advance can get significant airline ticket discounts. Located at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey is easily accessible.
Easy procedures and quick recovery
The FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a preferred method for hair transplant and it is not a surgery per se because of the minimally invasive technique used on the patient’s scalp. On average, patients can resume to their social lives in approximately five days after the procedure.
A pleasant holiday
Planning a hair transplant surgery in Turkey does not mean you cannot enjoy the local culture, food and tourist sights. Istanbul is a city that awaits not only tourists who come for medical tourism purposes but also those who wish to spend a few days before or after a procedure to explore what the city has to offer. Why not combine a medical need with a vacation?