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The Benefit of FUE Hair Transplant Abroad 

Hair transplant has come a long way; you can have hair restoration treatment faster than having a dental implant. The advancement in FUE hair transplant abroad made the procedure ten folds safer and more effective. Thousands of patients travel from the UK, US, and Europe to Turkey every year to get hair transplants.

Hair transplant specialist uses the best hair transplant techniques like FUT, DHI, Sapphire hair transplant. But FUE hair transplant is considered the favored treatment.

Patients from UK and Europe travel to Turkey to seek affordable treatments. But Turkey's proximity also plays a factor in why patients prefer to travel to it.

Aside from saving costs, it is a low-risk procedure 

Many patients feel comfortable having a hair transplant abroad because a hair transplant abroad carries lower risks compared to other invasive treatments.

Hair transplant success rate abroad 

Most clinics abroad report that FUE hair transplant has a success rate of 92% to 95%, reflecting the treatment's level of expertise and quality.

Confidential and Private 

Some patients want to keep their medical choices private, so seeking treatment abroad provides them with more confidentiality. Medical tourism offers a solution for this problem; you can publicly announce you're going on holiday while seeking the treatment you desire.

Access to excellent hair transplant surgeons

Having an FUE hair transplant abroad will give you access to renowned institutions with international accreditations from the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

The hair transplant specialist is trained and with years of experience in hair restoration. You can evaluate their experience based on the awards and credentials on their website or the clinic website.

Doctors abroad speak and communicate in English. 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, the doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

Tips For Choosing a Suitable FUE Hair Transplant Clinic Abroad 

  • Verify the doctor's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how many times they performed the treatment. 
  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad:  research the clinic you're planning to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the specialist expertise, reviews, and credentials.  
  • Check the local regulation: It is essential to know how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country. This will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.

Ideal Candidate for FUE hair transplant 

If you're concerned about your hair thinning and have good hair follicle density in your donor area, you're an ideal candidate for a hair transplant.

FUE Hair Transplant Cost Abroad 

The factors that affect the FUE hair transplant cost abroad are the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.

Country

Estimated Cost

UK

$5000 - $9000

USA

$4000 - $15,000

Turkey

$2000 - $2700

Australia 

$4000 - $15,000

 

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Dr. Dogruer Hair Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 2.500 + Hair Transplantation
  • Multiple DHI & FUE packages
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Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Free transfers between airport, hotel and clinic
  • Over 5 language service
  • Open 24 hours
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Estepalace Hair Transplant Center
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Has almost %100 success rate
  • Experienced more than 15 years
  • Helps patients with hotel reservations
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Move with the motto of healthy beauty
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • Free consultations
  • 7/24 working center
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 143 bed capacity
  • Full-fledged Radiology Department
  • Full equipped operations and MRA and CT rooms
  • 7/24 working center
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 517 bed
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • 60 square meters area
  • 9 languages service
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Esteworld
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Over 15 years of plastic surgery experience
  • 3 branches in Istanbul
  • Specialized in hair transplant and more
  • Accredidated ISO 9001-2008
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Pick up service from airport
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Has LEED GOLD Certificate
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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  • 15,000 square meter JCI-accredited health care facility
  • 132 in-patient beds
  • American College of Embryology accredited embryology lab
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Acibadem Healthcare Group
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • FIFA-accredited sports medicine center
  • JCI accredited
  • In-house clinical laboratory
  • Free transfers between airport, hotel and clinic
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FUE Hair Restoration Recovery Timeline 

It takes approximately 10 days to 14 days to recover after the procedure. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks. You will start to notice new hair growth after 3 months. Expect to experience complete recovery 12 – 15 months after the FUE procedure

You can return to work 3 days after the procedure; you will notice the swelling reduces during these days. 

Avoid brushing your hair for at least 3 weeks, and don't wash your hair for the first three days. Follow your doctor's instructions to speed up your recovery. 

FUE Procedure Success Rate: 

FUE hair transplant has a success rate of 90-95%.

FUE Hair Transplant Complications 

  • Infections
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Bleeding
  • Itching and swelling
  • Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)

How Is The Procedure Performed? 

Your surgeon will give local anesthesia, and shave the donor area, but some surgeons prefer performing the procedure without shaving the donor area. If you have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), Your doctor will administer anesthesia via a different approach.

Your surgeon will extract hair grafts, then they will place them in a container filled with a special solution that helps keep the grafts alive. Upon completing the extraction process, your surgeon (or a team of expert technicians) will begin to make incisions – on the recipient area – using a micro blade and 0.6 to 1.0 mm special micro punches.

Hair grafts are inserted into the recipient area soon after the incisions are made. After the procedure, your head will be covered with bandages, and your doctor will prescribe painkillers to manage any pain or discomfort.

How To Prepare For The Procedure? 

  • A week prior to the surgery, you should stop taking Aspirin or any other blood thinners.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery begins.
  • 24 hours before the surgery, you should avoid smoking because it will affect your recovery period.
  • Alcoholic beverages should be avoided 24 hours before the surgery.
  • If you are taking medication for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes, or heart disease, you should inform your surgeon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is FUE Hair Transplant Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Does FUE Hair Transplant Leave a Scar?

Considering that the FUE technique requires hair units to be removed one by one, there is no linear scalp scar is created in the donor area.

Is FUE Hair Transplant Permanent?

Since transplanted hairs will behave as they are in the donor area, it is not guaranteed that a hair transplant will last forever. But your new hair will probably stay with you for a very long time.