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Getting a Low-Cost Hair Transplant in Turkey: Expectations & Reality

The popularity of hair transplant procedures is constantly rising in the East – each year, nearly 200,000 people go to Turkey and return home with a full head of healthy hair

The popularity of hair transplant procedures is constantly rising in the East – each year, nearly 200,000 people go to Turkey and return home with a full head of healthy hair. With the advent of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Turkish hair loss treatments have been changed forever.
If you’re interested in receiving a high-quality hair transplant that doesn’t cost a fortune, Istanbul is the place to be. In this article, we explore everything you need to know about Istanbul’s state-of-the-art hair transplant clinics, surgeons, and techniques, as well as the price of hair loss.

Setting a Global Benchmark for Hair Transplantation

The Turkish hair transplantation industry has skyrocketed over the last decade. As an excellent example of Turkish quality, Smile Hair Clinic – a surgical hair transplant center in Istanbul – has been among the industry leaders since 2018. It’s been hailed as best-in-class ever since.

Smile Hair Clinic was established by Dr. M. Erdogan and Dr. G. Bilgin, two hair transplantation specialists pursuing perfection. The two doctors have come a long way since 2018. Today, they lead a team of over 100 well-trained hair transplantation professionals and medical staff.

The highly skilled and experienced personnel working at the Smile Hair Clinic provide patient care in a modern, “7-floor, elegantly designed, high-tech clinic building”, where every patient receives the same “True Philosophy” treatment developed by Dr. M. Erdogan and Dr. G. Bilgin.

The clinic’s True Philosophy ensures natural-looking results, ultimate patient comfort, and total transformation. Over the years, Smile Hair Clinic has completely transformed the lives of over 10,000 men, earning hundreds of 5-star patient reviews and industry-wide praise.

In Turkey, Top-Grade Quality Meets Bargain Prices

The quality of hair transplant in Turkey is indisputable – just look at before and after photographs taken by patients at Smile Hair Clinic. Despite this impeccable reputation, indecisive hair transplantation candidates often get confused with the low hair transplant costs in Turkey.

In 2023, a standard hair transplant surgery costs between €2,000 and €8,000. The price is somewhat different in different clinics. It depends on the hair transplant method the surgeon uses, the number of grafts required for successful implantation, and other medical factors.

At the Smile Hair Clinic, hair transplant prices range from €2,390 to €6,890. The cost of similar hair transplant procedures in the West can be up to 5 times higher for easier comparison. Hair transplantation patients in the US are expected to cash out between $11,400 and $15,900.

How can Turkish hair transplant clinics provide top-grade quality for bargain prices? According to the Smile Hair Clinic team, there are a couple of reasons for this. Besides price devaluation and a stable economy, Turkey also has many excellent doctors competing for market space.

Should You Book Surgery at a Smile Hair Clinic Right Now?

World-class surgeons, years of experience, advanced hair transplant procedures, and affordable pricing make Smile Hair Clinic one of the best hair transplant clinics in Turkey. Dozens of international awards and hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and Trustpilot confirm that.

If you’re looking for another reason to book surgery at Smile Hair Clinic, you’ll probably want to know about the clinic’s all-inclusive package. These packages have become a strong selling point for Turkish medical tourism, as they offer special perks to all patients coming from abroad.

The Smile Hair Clinic’s hair transplantation package includes the following:

● Initial briefing and consultation by Smile Doctors
● Planning and True Hairline Design by Smile Doctors
● Pre-op blood tests and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
● Hair Transplantation Surgery supervised by Smile Doctors
● Post-op discharge and 12-month care by Smile Doctors
● Medicine for the surgery and After Care Package
● Hotel stay (2 nights and breakfast at a 4-star or 5-star hotel)
● Transfer (airport pick up and drop off hotel-clinic-hotel)

The Smile Hair Clinic offers three types of hair transplantation packages – Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The only difference between Gold and Platinum is that the first one provides a 4-star hotel stay for €2390, while the second includes 5-star hotel accommodation for the price of €3290.

The Diamond Hair Transplant Package, which costs €4290, provides an attractive upgrade – in addition to a 5-star hotel stay, all medical services included in the package are provided by Dr. Gokay Bilgin and Dr. Mehmet Erdogan. The quality of the result is the same for all patients.

FUE, DHI, and Other Hair Transplant Services at the Smile Hair

Those experiencing hair loss know all about the FUE and DHI hair transplant techniques. These two hair transplantation methods have entirely changed the ratio of surgical success and risk in this field. FUE and DHI rely on the surgeon’s expertise, experience, and medical equipment.
Dr. Gokay Bilgin, Dr. Mehmet Erdogan, and their team perform FUE hair transplant surgeries with special sapphire blades. These blades allow them to make microscopic incisions with minimal bleeding and no visible scarring, ultimately delivering natural-looking results with fast recovery.

DHI, or direct hair implantation, doesn’t involve micro-incisions like the FUE technique. Instead of blades, the hair transplant surgeon uses hollow pens that pierce the skin and implant the graft at the same time. The DHI method is better for patients with large bald spots and weak hair follicles.
Because they are highly successful and minimally invasive, FUE and DHI are suitable for beard hair transplantation, another popular surgery performed at the Smile Hair Clinic. In most cases, patients start seeing their newly transplanted hair grow a couple of months after the surgery.

Other hair transplantation services at the Smile Hair Clinic are:

● Sideburn restoration
● Afro hair transplant
● Female hair loss treatments
● Eyebrow transplant
● Mustache transplant
● Mesotherapy
● Body hair transplant
● Unshaven hair transplant
● Needle-free anesthesia

High-Quality Hair Transplants for Less Money Than in the US

Hair transplant clinics and surgeons in Turkey are neck and neck with some of the world’s finest medical care facilities and specialists, but they cost up to five times less. One of the best places to receive a hair transplant in Istanbul is Smile Hair – a clinic with uncompromising quality and impeccable patient care designed for natural results, ultimate comfort, and total transformation.


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