The world’s number one destination for Hair Transplants
With over 400 clinics and worth an estimated 1 billion to the Turkish economy, Istanbul stands out as one of the leading destinations for Hair Transplants in the world today. (January 2016, The Independent)
Visitors flock from all corners of the globe to have treatments such as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT(Follicular Unit Transplant) in one of the many JCI accredited hospitals while also enjoying the culture and history of this ancient city.
JCI accredited hospitals in cities around Turkey offer some of the most advanced Hair Transplant techniques in the world such as Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant(FUT).
Many of these clinics offer competitive deals including accommodation and transport during your stay. As part of the packages available, clinics will request you to stay in Istanbul for an extra day after the operation for recovery.
The procedure can take up to nine hours to complete but may depend on the assessment carried out by the surgeon prior to the hair transplant. This surgeon will determine the number of hair grafts that need to be harvested from one area of the scalp and transplanted to the affected area.
In 2016 there were over 27,000 enquiries to Hair Transplant Clinics in Istanbul as users of WhatClinic took advantage of the great prices and packages available in Turkey’s largest city.
On average, hair transplant packages cost around €1,500 in Istanbul. Compare this with €8,000 in London for only the procedure and this 80% saving is a great incentive for medical tourists to visit Istanbul in their thousands annually.
You can read some of these stories and compare prices by browsing through over 1800 genuine reviews on WhatClinic from hair transplant patients who have travelled to Istanbul.
All major airlines fly into Istanbul and with Turkey being the gateway between Europe and Asia, it is highly accessible from all major cities.
Direct Flight Times:
London: 3hrs 40 Mins
Dublin: 4hrs 25 Mins
Cairo: 2hrs 25 Mins
Stockholm: 3hrs 30 Mins
Dubai: 4hrs 30 Mins
Visitors to Turkey need a Visa to enter the country. These can be applied for online or at Kiosks placed in Turkish airports. Travellers are advised to apply for their Visa before they leave their own country. Please visit www.evisa.gov.tr for more information.
Before travelling you may wish to visit some of the following useful websites
Health Information for Travelers to Turkey
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Turkish Healthcare Travel Council
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery