TURKEY HAIR TRANSPLANT ‘BEST MEDICAL TOURIST DESTINATION'
As per recent statistics there have been around 100,000 medical tourists travelling for hair transplant in Turkey, cost being the primary driving factor. Drawn by geographical convenience, Turkey has become a leading country in the world for hair transplant surgical procedures with at least 6000 - 8000 patients approx. pouring in during a month and also taking advantage of this health trip for vacationing in Turkey with family during their recovery phase. Turkey hair transplant is of high quality with maximum successful results in hair transplant cases. You can get experienced and skilled hair surgeons with highly advanced clinics which are well equipped with latest techniques for hair transplant surgery. All modern technologies are used for hair transplant in Turkey. Many of the hair transplant Turkey clinics offer good ambience & comfortable environment to their patients. These are some of the aspects that make Turkey a prominent destination for hair transplant. Majority of the visitors hail from the Arab counties, UK, US and the neighbouring Middle East Countries as Turkey hair transplants are considered to be 10 times cheaper than what is offered in their home countries.
Significant investments were made to private and public health sector in Turkey and the country is now competing with countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand which are the top players in the sector. The hospitals & clinics in our network are among the most advanced in Turkey and in the World.
Istanbul, Turkey's Historic Centre & a popular location for hair transplant surgery.
Facts suggest, Turkey is the 6th most-visited tourism destination in the world. It has also become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in recent years. Due to Turkey's proficiency in the field, new hair transplant technology and affordability, Turkey hair transplant is booming, reaching a business of $1 billion in 2015, 1700$ to 2000$ being the average cost for a hair transplant, with Istanbul alone housing about 350 clinics being the most popular destination for patients wanting a new head full of hair. As more & more patients are satisfied from the hair transplant treatment they get in Turkey, the more frequently they return for multiple operations if their bald areas are too large for single session. You can pay somewhere around $1,800 to have at least 4,000 grafts of hair implanted which is quite reasonable.
TURKEY'S MEDICAL TOURISM INDUSTRY
More than a million medical tourists visited Turkey last year, according to the data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB), the Health Ministry and private hospital figures. Annual surveys have showed that medical tourism has grown rapidly in the last 5 years in Turkey
Turkey ranks top 10 in Medical Tourism with internationally accredited healthcare facilities
While 108,000 medical tourists visited Turkey in 2010, this figure rose to 584,000 last year. Mainly due to the rise in the number of tourists from Libya, Iraq and Germany.
A total of 31 million people travelled across the world to receive medical care and they spend over $151 billion, producing almost six times higher added value than sector average. "Turkey became one of the top ten medical tourism destinations last year, although the country ranked 17th place five years ago," said the vice president of the Aegean Medical Tourism Association, Zeki Hozer.
"Turkey has been the best medical tourism destination after the U.S. and Germany in quality. Many health centres in Istanbul now make almost half of their revenue from their foreign patients"
HAIR TRANSPLANT TURKEY: A MAJOR SEGMENT NOW
If we talk about health and beauty people are ready to do anything to get the best care at most affordable price. Turkey is among the top destinations for healthcare
, offers quality service at affordable price for hair transplant.
More than 16,000 people are visiting Turkey from all over the world for hair transplant. Revenue generated by this segment is approx. $250 million per year.
There are many reputed clinics in Istanbul that compete to cover bald pates or to give moustaches to men who seek a certain masculine image, but the number of people looking forward for Hair Transplant here are much more than their neighbouring countries.
TURKEY HAIR TRANSPLANT WITH MAX FUE
WHAT IS IT?
Follicular Unit Extraction is one of the hair transplantation surgical methods for natural hair growth. It is also one of the most preferred technique by patients who are looking for hair transplant. The method is done as follows: First hair follicles are extracted from the donor areas (generally from backside and side areas of scalp which are rich in hair density even for bald people) and then follicles are transplanted into the bald areas. Since the hair follicles are removed in a random way it may affect the hair density in donor area which is quite unnoticeable.
FUE is different from FUT technique. In FUT a strip of skin is removed from donor area and then hair follicles are extracted out of that. Hair follicles are then transplanted into the bald area. Both these methods are available in clinics for those who are interested in doing hair transplant. However the surgeons in Turkey recommend FUE over FUT technique for hair transplant.
HAIR TRANSPLANT COST IN TURKEY - COMPARISON
Usually the cost of hair transplant varies from surgeons to locations. Developed countries like USA and UAE cost higher than Turkey. An approximate cost for few countries are given in below.
On an average the cost of hair transplant surgery in Europe or America charge $4 to $8 per graft, but if the same procedure is done in Turkey, it may cost between $1 and $1.5 per graft. Thus you can save an average of 75-80 percent on the total cost of hair transplant in foreign countries.
Here's a list of top ten destinations that offer cheap hair transplant surgeries in the world. The list also indicates the average savings from each country travelling from USA.
Average Saving of Hair Transplant cost in Turkey
WHY FUE IN HAIR TRANSPLANT?
FUE has a lot of advantages and it's one of the vital factor for its popularity among people who are looking for hair transplant. Glancing over the benefits it possess will help you to know why it is preferred over FUT.
- Minimal pain: Although both FUE& FUT are done on local anesthesia, patients often complain about pain caused by the swollen area after removal of the strip. But such problems doesn't arise while using FUE. Recovery speed is faster than FUT. So no wonder why majority of clinics prefer FUE technique for hair transplant.
- No visible scars: Tiny 0.8 mm to 1 mm diameter holes are drilled in donor area for extraction of hair with the help of an electronic motorized circular incision. Holes are healed within a span of 4 to 5 days. Medical tourists who visit Turkey to avail the best hair transplant cost in Turkey stay back for a week or so to get post-surgery care which is free in some clinics.
FUE and FUT hair transplant
- Donor area from any part of the body: Since there is no compulsion on taking out a strip, donor hair can be extracted from any other part likebeard, chest, legs, hands etc. One thing you have to keep in mind is that, if body hairs are used the hair transplant cost in Turkey can shoot up on comparison with using hairs on your scalp for transplant.
- Faster recovery rate: Recovery rate of patient is much faster than FUT technique so they can resume their work from very next day compared to 4 to 5 days in FUT technique. Thus not only you can avail hair transplant at best cost but also you can spend less time for hair transplant.
FUE is a new advent in field of hair transplantation promising minimum invasive status. Not only it lures doctor but also patients due to its avoidance of linear scar and natural pain. Also if you are looking for an affordable surgery and want keep your hair transplant cost in Turkey within budget, you should go for FUE hair transplant.