Since 2005, the number of tourists coming to Turkey for hair transplants from all over the world is increasing day by day. Most patients choose a procedure called FUE because this method has more advantages compared to the FUT method.
Turkey, and especially Istanbul, today welcomes many foreign tourists for the purpose of medical tourism. One of the main reasons is that in Turkey and Istanbul, a good quality surgeon is much cheaper than in other countries. Patients who choose treatment in Turkey can receive lots of perks such as free plane tickets, airport transfer, and free hotel accommodation. Because of this, people travelling to have hair transplantation in Turkey get their procedure taken care of and can have a nice trip.
Transplantation cost in Turkey is about 1/3 of that in Europe. As well as being a cheaper price, Turkey has also changed the method of treatment, to the bloodless, painless, non-surgical and seamless FUE method, to replace the bloody FUT method which once took place. Because of this, surgery can be carried out more quickly because there is no need to remove the skin. Instead a self-closing process of transplanting by opening small holes is done, making the procedure less painful and seamless. When this change in procedure occurred, the number of patients coming from abroad increased from 10 thousand to 72 thousand and the number of clinics increased to 200. The market reached 200 million in annual volume.
The Health Tourism scene has great potential in Turkey. The first hair treatment hospital in the world was established in Turkey and now around 100 thousand health tourists come to Turkey every year. The number of tourists visiting Turkey in 2008 was around 74 thousand, while the number of tourists hn the health tourist field who visited in 2010 rose to 110 thousand, and this number continues to rise.
Transplantation cost in Turkey is based on the price per graft and the average price is around 1 euro per graft. The cost of hair transplant in turkey may partly influence your choice of clinic, but you should also choose a hair transplantation center with an experienced team and a fully equipped hair transplant center.
Some clinics in Turkey periodically offer some discounts. In general, due to the reduced number of people coming for surgery in May and June, you can receive 10 and 20% discounts for operations. During this time, coming to Turkey for hair transplant can save you money, by receiving discounted treatment.