Hair Transplant in Turkey
Hair transplant in Turkey by Longevita’s hair restoration specialists offers a permanent and cost effective solution to alopecia which affects millions of men and women around the world. Hair loss can be a serious emotional and psychological problem for many people if not treated. That is why the demand for hair transplant by those people who are losing hair is on the rise. Hair transplant has become one of the most performed aesthetic procedures in the world. The number of people going ahead with hair transplant abroad is also increasing significantly because of low hair transplant price.
Thanks to the advanced technology, hair transplant has become a permanent solution to alopecia or receding hairline. Hair transplant refers to the process of removing individual hair follicles from back of the head which is the donor site and transplanting them into balding areas which is the recipient site. This is achieved through a hair transplant technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). For some patients, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) may additionally be suggested by the surgeon for the best result.
Every month, hundreds of people who suffer from hair loss travel for cheap hair transplant in Turkey due to low costs, high-quality hospitals as well as talented and experienced plastic surgeons or trichologists. FUE hair transplant cost in Turkey is much more affordable than hair transplant cost of hair transplant in the UK.
Longevita hair transplant surgeons in Turkey are very experienced and talented in hair loss treatment. They are certified by professional bodies. FUE hair transplant in Turkey with Longevita takes place in a very relaxed setting. You may listen to the music, read a magazine or watch a movie during the surgery. Normally, the procedure takes about 6-8 hours and the postoperative controls take place on the next day of surgery. Given that FUE hair transplant is quite a long session, the doctor performs the surgery with the help of the entire medical team for your benefit. Hundreds of people each year who are interested in best hair transplant in Turkey are choosing Longevita and they are very satisfied with their treatment.
Why Choose Hair Transplant in Turkey with Longevita?
- Advanced transplant techniques
- Minimally invasive procedure with no scarring
- ISHRS member English speaking plastic surgeons
- Maximum grafts with PRP treatment
- Natural looking hairline
- Low cost hair transplant
- Best price guarantee
- State-of-the-art FUE hair clinics
Hair Transplant in Detail
Hair transplantation has been utilised by hair transplant specialists to replace lost hair since 1950s. Hair transplant procedure has undergone many changes throughout its history due to developing technology in the field and now the latest hair replacement method relies on extracting hair follicles from the back of the head or other parts of body and using them to cover the balding areas. Hair transplants in general are performed by a doctor or a specialist under local anaesthesia in a clinic or hospital setting. In order to perform hair transplant, the specialist initially numbs the scalp after making sure that it is clean. When the head is numbed, the specialist begins to either extract individual hair grafts or remove a strip of hair from the scalp, depending on the technique used. Then extracted hair is transplanted into balding areas using special tools. Hair transplant procedure may take from four hours up to ten hours. The type of hair restoration technique, the number of grafts to be transplanted and the type of hair itself affect the duration of the procedure.
There are two main types of hair implants: Follicular unit extraction, shortly known as FUE and follicular unit transplant, shortly known as FUT.
FUE Hair Transplant
FUE hair transplant is regarded as the best hair transplant method. It requires the extraction of individual hair grafts and transplanting them into balding areas by a minimally invasive method. FUE hair transplant technique does not leave a scar on the head and proves natural results. FUE hair transplant is especially effective as a receding hairline treatment. Healing after FUE hair transplant is much faster than FUT technique. The only downside of FUE hair transplant is less number of grafts can be harvested than FUT because the FUE procedure is more labour intensive. Therefore some people may require two sessions to cover their whole balding area if their donor area has sufficient hair.
FUT Hair Transplant
FUT hair transplant has been used for a longer time than FUE hair transplant. FUT hair transplant depends on the removal of a strip of hair and transplanting the follicles on balding areas. FUT hair transplant was considered as an advanced technique for a long time since it demonstrated much better results than the old hair transplant techniques that then resulted in unnatural and pluggy look. However FUE hair transplant is preferred by increasing number of hair transplant surgeons instead of FUT because patients do not like the scar that occurs after FUT.
Do Hair Transplants Work?
Short answer is: Yes! Today hair transplant is regarded as the most effective hair loss treatment for men. Tens of thousands of people each year who have failed to benefit from hair growth medications choose to go ahead with hair transplant procedures. Hair transplant reviews in forums and hair transplant before and after pictures show that results are natural and people are happy with their treatments. Increasing popularity of the procedures and decreasing prices have made hair transplant a glimmer of hope for people suffering from hair loss.
Hair Transplant at a Glance
|PROCEDURE:||Take individual hair follicles from back of the head (the donor site) and move them into to balding parts (the recipient site)|
|LENGTH:||4 to 8 hours|
|ANESTHESIA:||Local or local with sedation|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Hair thinning, bald patches, swelling of scalp and forehead, itching|
|RISK:||Death of hair follicles, unnatural look, bleeding, infection and scarring|
|RECOVERY:||Back to work: 1 to 2 day(s)|
|RESULT LASTS:||Permanent (with over 95% success rate)|
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant is a surgical technique that removes individual hair follicles from the back of the head, which is called donor area and transplant them to bald or balding part of the body which is called recipient area. The hair on the back and the sides of the scalp are usually permanent. Hairs on this area are not affected even in advanced degrees of androgenetic hair loss since follicles in these sites are not subject to the affects of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The resistance of individual hair follicles on donor area to DHT is a genetic characteristic of the follicles. Therefore the resistance to hair loss of these follicles would not change even if they are transplanted to balding areas. Thus, the hair transplanted to a bald area grows successfully in the new location. As alopecia usually occurs due to genetic factors, the success of FUE hair transplantation procedure depends on the resistance of the donor area to the DHT.
There are two types of hair transplant techniques that are commonly used:
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Hair Transplant Options
- Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): Also known as strip method, FUT method requires the removal of strip of scalp with hairs on it is removed from the donor area and individual follicular units are transplanted into balding areas. It is performed under local anaesthesia. FUT hair transplant recovery time is usually longer than FUE and it usually two weeks and their stitches will need to be removed by medical personnel.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Individual follicles of hair are removed under local anaesthesia. Tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.20mm in diameter are used during the micro removal. After the removal, each single follicle is transplanted into the scalp in the thinning/balding area using a micro blade. As individual follicles are removed, there is almost no scarring and any post-surgical pain is minimised. On completion of the hair implants, the result is a natural one. FUE is the best method to regrow hair naturally. Especially for those with receding hair, FUE proves very good results. FUE hair transplant recovery time is short because no stitch is required.
How is Hair Transplant Performed
Hair transplant in Turkey with Longevita is performed on an outpatient basis, with mild sedation and injected local anaesthesia. Hair transplant in Turkey takes up to eight hours. Patients are often awake; yet do not feel any pain and they are very relaxed due to the effect of sedation. Only a little discomfort may be expected during the surgery. During FUE in Turkey, individual hair follicles are removed from the back of the head and they are transplanted to the thinning or balding areas. The openings can be made using different instruments such as needle holes, small slits, punch holes or laser made holes. At the end of the hair implants surgery, Longevita surgeon checks the final placement of the grafts and provides the postoperative instructions.
Hair Transplant Results
The success of hair transplant typically depends on the number of hair follicles that remain healthy after the procedure. The success rate of FUT and FUE in Turkey with Longevita are very high and patient satisfaction is close to absolute satisfaction. Hair transplant results are permanent. Therefore hair transplant is the primary hair loss cure. It takes about 9 months in order to see final results of hair growth. In some cases, it can take up to 18 months. Shampooing is vital to prevent scabs from occurring around the hair shaft. Hairs usually fall out after the transplant, however new hair will grow back in the transplanted area. Hair implants is regarded as the best and the only everlasting baldness cure.
Limitations of Hair Transplant
Limitations of hair restoration surgery include:
- Hair transplant does not alter the total number of hairs on the scalp since it just moves the follicles from one part of the scalp to another
- Hair transplant can not prevent future alopecia
- Hair transplant is limited by the number of hair on the donor area
Risks of Hair Transplant
The risks of hair transplant surgery are:
- Death of the hair follicles after transplant
- Excessive bleeding
Contraindications of Hair Transplant
There are not any contraindications associated with hair restoration however patients should stop taking aspirin, pain killer, and vitamin B one week before the procedure. Patients are advised to inform their surgeon about medications they currently use.
Daily Schedule of Hair Transplant Turkey
Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical schedule of hair transplant Turkey experience:
First Day of Hair Transplant in Turkey
You arrive at the clinic or hospital and meet the hair transplant specialist in person. You will be given detailed information regarding the surgery and you will be examined by the specialist. You will have an opportunity to discuss your donor, balding and thinning areas and expectations from your hair transplant in Turkey. If you would like to proceed, you will be asked to pay your remaining balance and sign consent forms. You will then have your medical tests to confirm your suitability for FUE or FUE hair transplant. The treatment usually lasts up to eight hours and it is operated under local anaesthesia. Longevita hair transplant surgeon will operate the surgery with his crew. The patient should lie down for at least four hours onwards and three and half hours backwards in order to have a successful root extraction and transplantation. You stay at the hotel after the hair restoration.
Second Day of Hair Transplant in Turkey
You visit Longevita hair transplant surgeon’s private clinic for final check-up including visual consultation, hair root check and removal of the dressing and washing. Your doctor advises you further on medication including a special lotion and a shampoo and the types of activities you can get involved in over the course of your recovery period. You will be ready to go back home after your second day in Turkey.