In 2016, more than 60,000 medical travelers visited Turkey for hair loss treatments. These numbers are only growing as Turkey’s popularity as a medical tourism hub increases worldwide.

Turkey is now known as a great location to get a range of treatments, from dentistry to plastic surgery to more complex procedures. But it’s still most famous for its hair transplant clinics, as the BBC reports, which offer some of the most affordable hair restoration options in the world with some of the best doctors.

In this guide, we’ll discuss why Turkish clinics are such a great option, how much a hair transplant costs, and how to pick the right clinic before you travel to Turkey for a hair transplant.

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant is a same-day surgical procedure for hair loss that takes grafts of hair follicles from one part of the body and implants them in a balding or a bald part of the head, effectively giving patients new hair.

What's the difference between FUE and FUT?

There are a range of options and techniques involved in a hair transplant. The most common and popular technique is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which involves a doctor using a machine to remove individual hair grafts from a “donor area” of the scalp, which are then grafted to the desired area with an Implanter Pen.

The FUE technique is generally associated with more comfort, less scarring and a shorter recovery time, but there are other options including FUT (where a section of scalp is removed) and DHI (where there is less time between harvesting and implanting the graft). Your doctor can help you work out the best course of treatment for you, or head to the ultimate MEDIGO Hair Transplant Cost Guide for all your FUE vs FUT questions.

fue vs fut hair transplant

Why go to Turkey for a hair transplant?

The main reasons so many patients are traveling to Turkey for hair transplants are:

  • expert doctors,
  • quality hospitals,
  • bonus services, and
  • low prices.

expert doctors hair transplant

Expert doctors

Many Turkish doctors specialize in hair loss treatments and have spent many years honing their skills, and these doctors now attend and teach at international conferences and perform hair transplants across Turkey. This expertise means that many hair transplant clinics offer lifetime guarantees for their procedures to ensure patient satisfaction. Turkey’s high standard of medical facilities also makes the country a great option. The Turkish Ministry of Health audits all hospitals twice a year to ensure they meet the quality, safety, and service standards required.

Quality hospitals

Many hospitals also have international accreditations, like Joint Commission International (JCI) approval, which ensures that hospitals are up to international standards. Turkey has the third highest number of JCI-accredited hospitals in the world, and a lot of the country’s best hair transplant clinics work directly out of these hospitals.

Bonus services

Another important factor is Turkey’s experience and competence with international patients. Because so many people travel to Turkey every year for hair transplants, hair transplant clinics offer a range of useful services for medical tourists.

Most hair transplants in Turkey come as part of a package deal that includes the price of surgery; several nights at a four-star hotel; all transport between the airport, hotel and clinic; and even a personal international patient assistant who looks after patients throughout their stay.

Clinics also employ staff who speak a range of languages (such as English, German, French, and Arabic) so external translators are rarely required – but translators usually can be provided if requested.

Low prices

Even with all these extras included, the price of a hair transplant in Turkey is much more affordable than a similar procedure in Europe or the USA.

This all means that getting a hair transplant in Turkey is a very simple process: from the moment a patient gets on the plane, everything is taken care of and there’s no need to stress or to worry about finding your way around an unfamiliar place.

How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey?

The cost of a hair transplant depends on a range of factors. In most countries, the most important factor is the number of hair grafts: more grafts cost more money.

But most clinics in Turkey offer all-inclusive packages that cover as however many hair grafts are required. Whether you need 1,000 or 3,000 grafts, the price will stay the same.

The real factors that control the price of a hair transplant in Turkey, then, are the quality of the clinic’s facilities, the experience and skill of the doctor, and the cost of other parts of the package, like accommodation. Packages that include a 4-star hotel stay, for example, are slightly more expensive than packages including a 3-star hotel stay.

Check out our Hair Transplant Cost Guide for a breakdown of prices and to learn how hair transplants work!

Turkey is one of the cheapest destinations to find a hair transplant. The average price for a hair transplant is $2,166.

Usually this price includes unlimited grafts, and even bonuses such as free transfers from the airport to the hotel, all additional medicines and accommodation costs.

How to choose the right hair transplant clinic

Even though the vast majority of people traveling to Turkey leave feeling very satisfied with their procedure, there are some people who leave disappointed. There are a few main reasons for this:

  • Unlicensed hair transplant clinics or doctors
  • Technicians (not doctors) performing surgeries
  • No aftercare guidelines
  • Inadequate postoperative medication

But it’s very easy to avoid poor quality clinics by putting in a little research.

What to look for

When looking for a good clinic, make sure that the hair transplant doctor – not the technicians – will be available for a lengthy consultation before your appointment. The team needs to make some necessary blood tests; don’t trust a clinic that skips this step. And always keep an eye out for clean, sterile equipment.

The easiest way to make sure you end up with a good doctor and clinic is to go through a trusted partner who can help you.

MEDIGO's verification process

Every clinic listed on MEDIGO has been vetted by our quality team and adheres to our stringent standards. Before signing a clinic, we find out what their processes and procedures are like, what local and international experience and accreditations the doctor(s) hold, and what accreditations the hospital where the clinic operates from holds.

We also ensure the technicians are highly trained, and we look into the hospital’s aftercare processes, to make sure they’ll stay in touch with their patients even after you return home from Turkey.

To get you started, here are three of our most popular clinics for a hair transplant in Turkey. You can also find a full list of our hair transplant clinics here.

Vivesthetica

  • Lifetime guarantee on hair transplants
  • Innovative hair grafting techniques
  • All-inclusive packages

Visit Vivesthetica

Hair Transplants at Vivesthetica

Smile Hair Clinic

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and clinic
  • Online doctor consultation available

Visit Smile Hair Clinic

Hair Transplants at Smile Hair Clinic

EstetIstanbul

  • Premier medical center that specializes in hair transplants
  • Treats over 1,500 international patients annually
  • Procedures are performed at the JCI-accredited Liv Hospital

Visit EstetIstanbul

Hair Transplants at EstetIstanbul

Have you been to Turkey for a hair transplant? Or are you considering going? Comment below to share your experiences or questions with other readers and the MEDIGO team.

In 2016, more than 60,000 medical travelers visited Turkey for hair loss treatments. These numbers are only growing as Turkey’s popularity as a medical tourism hub increases.

Turkey is now known as a great location to get a range of treatments, from dentistry to plastic surgery to more complex procedures. But it’s still most famous for its hair transplant clinics, as the BBC reports, which offer some of the most affordable hair restoration options in the world with some of the best doctors.

In this guide, we’ll discuss why Turkish clinics are such a great option, how much a hair transplant costs, and how to pick the right clinic before you travel to Turkey for a hair transplant.

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant is a same-day surgical procedure for hair loss that takes grafts of hair follicles from one part of the body and implants them in a balding or a bald part of the head, effectively giving patients new hair.

What are FUE and FUT procedures?

There are a range of options and techniques involved in a hair transplant. The most common and popular technique is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which involves a doctor using a machine to remove individual hair grafts from a “donor area” of the scalp, which are then grafted to the desired area with an Implanter Pen.

The FUE technique is generally associated with more comfort, less scarring and a shorter recovery time, but there are other options including FUT (where a section of scalp is removed) and DHI (where there is less time between harvesting and implanting the graft). Your doctor can help you work out the best course of treatment for you, or head to our Hair Transplant Cost Guide for more FUE vs FUT information.

fue vs fut hair transplant

Why go to Turkey for a hair transplant?

The main reason so many patients travel to Turkey for hair transplants is the combination of excellent doctors, good facilities, and affordable prices.

expert doctors hair transplant

Expert doctors

Many Turkish doctors specialize in hair loss treatments and have spent many years honing their skills, and these doctors now attend and teach at international conferences and perform hair transplants across Turkey. This expertise means many hair transplant clinics offer lifetime guarantees for their procedures to ensure patient satisfaction.

Turkey’s high standard of medical facilities also makes the country a great option. The Turkish Ministry of Health audits all hospitals twice a year to ensure they meet the quality, safety, and service standards required.

Quality hospitals

Many hospitals also have international accreditations, like Joint Commission International (JCI) approval, which ensures that hospitals are up to international standards. Turkey has the third highest number of JCI-accredited hospitals in the world, and a lot of the country’s best hair transplant clinics work directly out of these hospitals.

Bonus services

Another important factor is Turkey’s experience and competence with international patients. Because so many people travel to Turkey every year for hair transplants, hair transplant clinics offer a range of useful services for medical tourists.

Most hair transplants in Turkey come as part of a package deal that includes the price of surgery; several nights at a four-star hotel; all transport between the airport, hotel and clinic; and even a personal international patient assistant who looks after patients throughout their stay.

Clinics also employ staff who speak a range of languages (such as English, German, French, and Arabic), so external translators are rarely required – but translators usually can be provided if requested.

Low prices

Even with all these extras included, the price of a hair transplant in Turkey is much more affordable than a similar procedure in Europe or the USA.

This all means that getting a hair transplant in Turkey is a very simple process: from the moment a patient gets on the plane, everything is taken care of and there’s no need to stress or to worry about finding one's way around.

How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey?

The cost of a hair transplant depends on a range of factors. In most countries, the most important factor is the number of hair grafts: more grafts mean a higher cost.

However, most clinics in Turkey offer an all-inclusive package that covers as many or as few grafts as are needed. Whether you need 1,000 or 3,000 hair grafts, the price will stay the same.

The real factors that control the price of a hair transplant in Turkey, then, are the quality of the clinic’s facilities, the experience and skill of the doctor, and the cost of other parts of the package, like accommodation. Packages that include a 4-star hotel stay, for example, are slightly more expensive than packages including a 3-star hotel stay.

Our Hair Transplant Cost Guide has a breakdown of prices and details how hair transplants work.

Turkey is one of the cheapest destinations to find a hair transplant. The average price for a hair transplant is $2,166.

Usually this price includes unlimited grafts, and even bonuses such as free transfers from the airport to the hotel, all additional medicines and accommodation costs.

How to choose the right hair transplant clinic

Even though the vast majority of people traveling to Turkey leave feeling very satisfied with their procedure, some leave disappointed. There are a few main reasons for this:

  • Unlicensed hair transplant clinics or doctors
  • Technicians (not doctors) performing surgeries
  • No aftercare guidelines
  • Inadequate postoperative medication

But it’s very easy to avoid poor quality clinics by putting in a little research.

What to look for

When looking for a good clinic, make sure that the hair transplant doctor – not the technicians – will be available for a lengthy consultation before your appointment. The team needs to make some necessary blood tests; don’t trust a clinic that skips this step. And always keep an eye out for clean, sterile equipment.

The easiest way to make sure you end up with a good doctor and clinic is to go through a trusted partner who can help you.

MEDIGO's verification process

Every clinic listed on MEDIGO has been vetted by our quality team and adheres to our stringent standards. Before signing a clinic, we find out what their processes and procedures are like, what local and international experience and accreditations the doctor(s) hold, and what accreditations the hospital where the clinic operates from holds.

We also ensure the technicians are highly trained, and we look into the hospital’s aftercare processes, to make sure they’ll stay in touch with their patients even after you return home from Turkey.

To get you started, below are three of our most popular clinics for a hair transplant in Turkey. You can also find a full list of our hair transplant clinics here.

Vivesthetica

  • Lifetime guarantee on hair transplants
  • Innovative hair grafting techniques
  • All-inclusive packages

Visit Vivesthetica

Hair Transplants at Vivesthetica

Smile Hair Clinic

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and clinic
  • Online doctor consultation available

Visit Smile Hair Clinic

Hair Transplants at Smile Hair Clinic

EstetIstanbul

  • Premier medical center that specializes in hair transplants
  • Treats over 1,500 international patients annually
  • Procedures performed at the JCI-accredited Liv Hospital

Visit EstetIstanbul

Hair Transplants at EstetIstanbul

Have you been to Turkey for a hair transplant? Or are you considering going? Comment below to share your experiences or questions with other readers and the MEDIGO team.

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