Delving into Turkey's Blossoming Hair Transplant Industry - The Redditch Standard

Delving into Turkey's Blossoming Hair Transplant Industry

Redditch Editorial 11th Jul, 2023   0

With the crest of 200 hair transplant operations performed on a daily basis, it’s no surprise Turkey has secured its position as a global leader within the sphere of hair transplant procedures. This fact comes directly from a high-ranking Turkish health official. To put this into perspective, an analysis from Glasgow Research & Consulting has deduced that this figure translates to a staggering annual count of 642,244 individuals who find solace in Turkey’s hair transplant clinics. Should you be on the hunt for affordable yet top-notch cosmetic surgery or dentistry, Turkey’s impressive offerings are turning heads in more ways than one.

The Emergence and Evolution of Medical Tourism in Turkey

Economic Factors in Play

It’s worth noting that the considerable gap in expenditure between hair transplant procedures performed in the UK as compared to Turkey boils down to lower labour costs in the latter alongside a relatively inexpensive cost of living. While you may be shelling out anywhere between £4,000 and £10,500 in the UK, the cost of a hair transplant in Turkey could set you back just between £2,200 and £3,800. This affordable rate is further aided by the surge of proficient surgeons in the country which has resulted in a healthy competition among clinics

paving the way for reduced costs. It’s no wonder why this surge in economic turmoil has encouraged foreigners to explore their options with Turkey’s specialised surgeons.

Practical Aspects Worth Delving into

Turkey’s geographical location is doing wonders for its burgeoning medical tourism industry. Given its short flight distances from several European and African nations, Turkey’s strategic positioning is beneficial. For instance, should French individuals wish to pay their visit, they need not worry about visas provided their stay does not exceed 90 days within a 180 day period.




Moreover, the surgical prowess and high standards of medical training in Turkey needs no introduction, often surpassing counterparts in other Middle Eastern countries.

The Cutting-Edge Approach in Turkey

The Turkish Authority’s Unwavering Commitment to Safeguard International Patients

For many a year now, Turkey’s governmental bodies have prioritised the safeguarding of foreign patients. This is evident from the enactment of Circular No. 2011/41 by the Turkish Ministry of Health, which delineates a collection of regulations put forth by the government. Let’s take a snapshot of what it entails:


“Institutions that extend healthcare services to international patients must ensure the preparation of all relevant paperwork in addition to patient consent forms in multiple languages (…). To tackle disputes, the Ministry has set up a dedicated registration and notification system to assess and address complaints. Doctors and healthcare institutions are bound by stringent legal obligations and could be held accountable in case of any negligence or violation of their duty of care (…). Legal procedures are in place to seek compensation in a scenario of unlawful medical intervention.”

A Host of Skilful Surgeons for Quality-Driven Clinics

Turkey boasts of a breed of surgeons known for their exemplary professionalism. Many of them have been trained at globally recognised institutions, with Turkey proving every ounce of its

medical training procedures at par with other nations within the European Union. This extensive and stringent approach to learning is a staple for all aspiring surgeons in the country.

This, coupled with their impressive range of modern treatments including advanced hair transplant techniques and regenerative medicine, makes Turkey a go-to destination for hair transplant-seekers. With cutting-edge technology, top-notch infrastructure, personalised patient care down to every detail, and comfortable accommodation facilities, Turkey has a lot to offer.

A Comprehensive Service Spectrum

The medical tourism field in Turkey has witnessed considerable growth in recent times. To get a clearer picture, half a million ‘medical tourists’were recorded in 2011 who had spent notably more than the typical tourist. This rise has not only brought international patients to their soils but also encourages them to discover Turkey’s multitude of touristic appeals. As per local newspaper reports of the Hurriyet, well over 750,000 individuals visited Turkey between 2018 and 2019 under the pretext of medical tourism.

From this emerged the idea of ‘all-inclusive’packages exclusively crafted for those seeking it. These comprehensive plans span everything from post-operative care to transportation, accommodation, flight bookings, and the provision for a French interpreter.

Choosing the Right Clinic: A Critical Decision

Making an Informed Choice

The selection of the right clinic relies heavily on several parameters. It is essential to examine aspects like the clinic’s infrastructure, expertise of the practitioners and provision for post-operative care, to name a few.

Top 5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Clinic

For those seeking guidance in making the perfect choice, here’s a brief checklist based on several key factors:

  • Consider previous patient testimonials;
  • Look into the technique utilised;
  • Track the surgeon’s career path;
  • Seek a preliminary diagnosis;
  • Determine a rough budget.

Thanks to the quality of care offered at affordable rates, the hair transplant industry in Turkey is seeing greener pastures each day. The Turkish government has set its eyes on generating a staggering $7 billion by 2023. As per reports from the Turkish press, there’s a noticeable 23% upswing in the number of hair transplant procedures. The projections show that the hair transplant business could touch the $51.8 billion mark by 2028 while ensuring clientele satisfaction and health standard compliance. As a cradle of the hair restoration industry, Turkey’s reputation is noteworthy.

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