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Hair Transplant in Istanbul

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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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Hair World Turkey Flymedi Customer Service Award

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
FROM€ 1,500
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
13 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 1,500
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 2,000
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

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

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International
FROM€ 2,000
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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
8 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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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
14 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Ota & Jinemed Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,448
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Istanbul Hair Center

Istanbul, Turkey
FROM€ 1,800
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My Hair Center

Istanbul, Turkey
FROM€ 1,800
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Ersoy Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Medicana Camlica Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International
FROM€ 1,600
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Hair Transplant Cost in Istanbul

Cheapest Hair Transplant price in Istanbul is € 1,500. Average Hair Transplant cost in Istanbul is € 1,868 where prices can go as high as € 2,448.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 15 Hair Transplant centers in Istanbul that are offering Hair Transplant procedures.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Hair Transplant. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Hair Transplant quote. For a more accurate Hair Transplant price quote, please click HERE.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and In Europe, according to population – it has over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, cultural and healthcare hub – it’s the city with the most JCI accredited private hospitals. The city spreads on both sides of the Bosphorus – The strait that divides the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul also connects Europe to Asia forming a very interesting mix, both gastronomically and culturally.

Over 11 million tourists visited Istanbul in 2012, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sights to See

The Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque incorporates Islamic architecture and Byzantine Christian elements in its design. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The Mosque got its name from the 20,000 Iznik blue ceramic tiles used to line its interiors. The Blue Mosque is also the final resting place of Sultan Ahmed which commissioned the building in 1609, with work finishing in 1616.

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. The Cistern is huge, with a total of 336 columns arranged in 12 rows. It was built in order to store water during the Byzantine time – in the 6th century. Most of the columns feature decorative carvings, as they were re-used from other classical-age structures. Some of the most interesting columns on the site are the Medusa stones, in the north-west corner of the Cistern.

Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace is one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture. The palace itself was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century and has been the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace is a vast complex of richly decorated courtyards and rooms. The palace features a Harem, the Imperial Treasury room, the Imperial Council Chamber, the Second Court, the Third Court (the Sultan’s private rooms) and the Palace Kitchens. The palace became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has been described as “one of the best examples of palaces of the Ottoman period”.

Tourists can enjoy a wide range of shopping centres and bazaars such as the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian bazaar and many modern shopping malls all around Istanbul.

Things to Know

● Tourists arriving in Istanbul will be required to purchase a tourist Visa – the procedure can be easily done online or at a visa machine before the immigration section of the airport. The Visa costs around 20 USD.

● There are 3 main airports in Istanbul. Hazerfen Airport is a private airport with limited traffic. Atatürk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Usually planes land at the Atatürk Airport (IATA:IST) which is just 20 km from the city centre. From there a visitor can take a taxi to Taksim Square for around TRY60. Tourists can also use a local airport service called Havataş which runs express bus services every 30 minutes for around TRY11 to Taksim Square and Aksaray.

● Food and drink at the airport is quite expensive and may cost 4 times more than in the city. It is advisable to bring your own meals from the town if you have a lot of waiting to do at the airport. There is also a supermarket close to the airport metro entrance where you can buy reasonably priced food and drink.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira (TRY) just about anywhere across Istanbul. Most shops and supermarkets also accept credit cards for payment.

● Roaming fees in Turkey are expensive, but you can simply buy a new SIM card when you reach Istanbul and use it for the duration of your stay.

● Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate, so the summer months are generally warm and in winter temperatures differ from place to place.

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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.