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Hair Transplant

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A hair transplant is a type of surgical hair restoration technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from a “donor site” to other places that generally lack hair growth. These areas are referred to as the “recipient site”.

Although hair transplants are mainly used to treat male pattern baldness, the procedure can also restore chest hair, beard and moustache hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.

There are two main hair restoration techniques currently in use today: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

Hair Transplant Candidates

Patients suffering from traumatic alopecia, male pattern baldness, receding hairlines, traction alopecia, and general alopecia can benefit from a hair transplant procedure.

Am I Suitable for Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant procedures are not recommended for patients suffering from spot baldness, patients with insufficient hair at the donor site (the back of the head) or female patients suffering from diffuse pattern balding, as this condition tends to affect the donor area as well, making hair follicles unusable.

Preparing for Hair Transplant

The patient should stop the intake of any soft drugs, alcohol, anti-inflammatory medicine, aspirin, vitamins, supplements and herbs at least one week before the surgery.

How is Hair Transplant Performed?

The first stage of the hair transplant procedure is an interview – the doctor will discuss with the patient, define the new hairline and answer any questions that the patient may still have.

During the second stage small injections with anaesthesia are administered in the donor area and the surgeon may begin extracting the hair grafts. A tiny micro motor with a micro punch is used for this part of the procedure and since the patient is administered anaesthesia, the whole process is painless.

In the third stage of the procedure, the doctor will create tiny incisions in the recipient site and start planting the harvested hair follicles. Once the hair follicles are planted, the area is wrapped in a bandage that prevents infection and bleeding.

Hair Transplant Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Back to Work

3 to 7 days after the surgery

Duration of Operation

4 to 12 hours

Minimum Stay

Patients can usually fly afterwards

Back to Sports

1 week after the surgery

Hair Transplant Recovery

During the recovery period, the patient should follow the doctor’s instructions very carefully and take antibiotics, sleeping pills and pain medications as prescribed. The patient should refrain from scratching, rubbing or combing the recipient area. The patient may wash his or her hair in at least 24 hours after the procedure – very hot water shouldn’t be used but instead the patient may use a gentle stream of lukewarm water and then carefully tap the area with a towel in order to dry it.

It may take up to 12 months before the full effects of a hair transplant procedure are noticeable.

Scars after Hair Transplant

The FUE hair transplant procedure leaves tiny scabs in the donor area but these will heal within a week. Other than that, there are no noticeable scars.

The FUT hair transplant technique usually leaves a large scar along the circumference of the back of the head.

Hair Transplant Side Effects

Patients may feel itchy sensations and some pain during the first weeks after a hair transplant. During this time some bleeding may occur but it’s unlikely. Other post-operative effects can include swelling, numbness and infections which can be easily treated with antibiotics.

Hair Transplant Success Rates

The success rate of this procedure depends heavily on the recovery period and the patient’s ability to follow the surgeon’s guidelines. Patients usually experience a success rate of 95-98% after a year – “success rate” refers to hair growing naturally in the recipient area.

Before and After Hair Transplant

The patient must have a clear understanding of the procedure itself and what to expect from it. The immediate post-operative recovery period is essential for the success of the operation but results come into full effect only a year after surgery, when the hair in the recipient area starts growing naturally and is indistinguishable from the rest of the patient’s hair.

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Health World Plastic Surgery Clinic Flymedi Customer Service Award

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
FROM€ 1,500
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Istanbul Aesthetic Center

Istanbul, Turkey
TTB - Turkish Medical Association ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Estepalace Hair Transplant Center

Istanbul, Turkey
ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
FROM€ 1,700
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 1,500
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My Hair Center

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
FROM€ 1,800
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Vanity Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
ISAPS - International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
FROM€ 1,690
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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
TPCD - Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
FROM€ 2,160
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HairPalace Hair Transplant Clinic

Budapest, Hungary
5 reviews
ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
FROM€ 1,690
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Medicana Camlica Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
FROM€ 1,600
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 2,000
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ProHAIR Transplant Clinic

Budapest, Hungary
ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery AACS - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
FROM€ 1,800
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Ekol Hospital Izmir

İzmir, Turkey
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization ISO 14001 - International Organization for Standardization OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services
FROM€ 2,500
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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67 reviews

Hair Transplant Cost

Average Hair Transplant costs are € 1,884, based on Hair Transplant prices from 33 clinics. Cheapest Hair Transplant cost is € 1,500 where Hair Transplant prices can go up to € 2,500.

Hair Transplant prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Hair Transplant in Turkey is a popular option where Hair Transplant costs as low as € 1,500. You can also find Hair Transplant clinics in Hungary starting from € 1,690.

Please note that the Hair Transplant prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Hair Transplant procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Hair Transplant procedures. To receive a personalized Hair Transplant quote, please click HERE.

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Hair Transplant FAQ

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How many hair grafts do I need?

Generally speaking, around 35 grafts are used for each square centimetre – a consultation is needed to determine the exact number of grafts needed for a hair transplant procedure.

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Are hair transplant surgery results permanent?

Hair transplants last a lifetime as the transplanted hair follicles are resistant to going bald and they start growing naturally in the recipient areas. Some patients may experience slight hair loss in the recipient area as they progress through old age.

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Does a hair transplant hurt?

Since anaesthetic is administered before the procedure begins, a hair transplant is practically painless.