The Pros And Cons Of Traveling To Turkey For Your Hair Transplant


According to dailysabah.com, Turkey’s hair transplant industry contributes more than $1 billion per year to the nation’s economy. That the Turkish hair transplant industry means so much to the country should not come as any surprise. After all, balding medical tourists have been descending upon Turkey in droves for years now. But why do so many people travel to Turkey for a hair transplant? And why are some people steadfastly against doing so? We’ll be examining the arguments made by both sides in this article. Here are the pros and cons of traveling to Turkey for a hair transplant.


Pros

Affordable


The obvious advantage of traveling to Turkey for a hair transplant is the cost of doing so (or lack thereof). In the Western world, a hair transplant can get pretty expensive. In Britain, for example, it is not uncommon for a patient to spend over £10,000 on follicular unit extraction (FUE). The United States is not far behind the UK when it comes to the outrageousness of its hair transplant costs. There, many people end up spending £15,000 on an FUE procedure. Turkey’s hair transplant clinics are markedly more affordable than their Western counterparts. In some Turkish clinics, you can secure FUE treatment for just $5000.

Countless Clinics


Few Western clinics have established a sizable and sustainable hair transplantation industry. Because of this, most don’t have a particularly wide selection of clinics. This results in high prices and long waiting periods for even the most basic procedures. Because Turkey is home to so many hair restoration clinics, this is not a problem. In Istanbul alone, there are more than 300 clinics, all eager to help medical tourists reclaim their hair at short notice.

Innovative Surgeries


Most Turkish hair restoration clinics offer the popular hair transplant procedures, such as FUE, FUT, and PRP therapy. However, many also offer innovative procedures which have been pioneered in the country. One of the most notable of these procedures is sapphire FUE. Sapphire FUE differs from traditional FUE as it utilizes sapphire blades. This results in finer incisions, reducing recovery time and minimizing scarring. It is currently offered by a number of clinics in Turkey, including Istanbul’s Vera Clinic, which played a crucial role in its development.

Cons


No Checkup Opportunities


The major disadvantage of having a hair transplant in Turkey is that you don’t exactly have the option to return to your clinic for a checkup in the weeks following the procedure. Because of this, any discomfort or issues you experience post-surgery may go unresolved. Thankfully, many of Turkey’s hair transplant clinics are mindful of this. In order to minimize the risk of an issue arising after the patient has left the country, clinics in Turkey often provide their clients with accommodation for several days post-surgery. This allows the clinic to keep a close eye on the client’s recovery and affords the client the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.

Travel And Accommodation Costs


Traveling to Turkey for a hair transplant means you’ll be paying for a lot more than just your chosen procedure. You’ll have to drop cash on your flights and your accommodation as well. And then there’s the money you’ll spend on food, drinks, and getting around the city on a daily basis. The good news is that all of these things are also pretty inexpensive in Turkey. In fact, you could combine the cost of all of them with the cost of your hair transplant and the total wouldn’t even come close to what a lone hair transplant would cost you in America or the UK.

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