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If you are considering having hair transplant surgery, you may also be contemplating the idea of traveling abroad to have the treatment. This could be for financial reasons—or you may know of a friend who had it done by an experienced doctor. The primary reason to travel abroad for hair transplantation is mainly the cost.
During the last decade, Turkey has raised its profile becoming the sixth most visited country in the world for the purpose of medical tourism, according to the Ministry of Health in Turkey.
The volume of patients looking to get hair transplant Turkey has increased by leaps and bounds. New medical equipment and procedures offered in Turkey are top of the line when compared to the rest of hair transplant destinations. The price of hair transplant Turkey is one-third or more compared to the UK and Western Europe. There are a number of variables that impact the overall cost of hair transplantation in Turkey such as the number of grafts needed, the technique chosen, the surgical facility and the surgeon. Regardless of the price, patients are able to save up to 80 percent on their hair transplantation treatment coming to Turkey.
Some patients look at Turkey as medical tourist destination with a skeptical eye, thinking it is ‘too good to be true’ of an offer. However not because the cost of hair transplant is lower than most destinations doesn’t not necessarily mean the quality is inferior. There are a number of factors that come into play when it comes to determining the cost of hair transplant treatment in Turkey.
Here are the most common reasons why the cost of hair transplant surgery is more affordable than other hair transplant destinations.
Reasons why the cost of hair transplant in Turkey is affordable:
Affordable standard of living
The lower cost of living in Turkey compared to the cost of living in the UK make for cheaper labor, inexpensive overhead cost and affordable rent—while maintaining a superior quality service in line with EU standards.
Prices in private Turkish clinics tend to be exceedingly low when compared to their European counterparts, especially regarding emergency room services.
Central geographic location
Situated at crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey’s advantageous location allow it to become the world’s most accessible city. Having said that, this translates into cheaper flights from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, enabling patients to save more on travel expenses. Turkey is serviced by several low-cost airlines that operate in major European and Middle East cities. Some of the low cost airlines are AtlasJet, Onur Air, Pegeasus, AnadoluJet, Seabird Airlines, Sun Express Airlines and many others. It is possible to buy low-cost flights in English on the websites. Unique geographic position and possibility for citizens of seventy-two countries to travel with no visa, Turkey naturally ranks the 6th in the top medical tourism destination in the world.
Favorable exchange rate
Another reason why Turkey enjoys a considerable price advantage is the favorable currency exchange rate. British medical tourists can benefit the most when traveling to Turkey for a medical treatment; thanks to their high value currency. The GBT equals 4.11 Turkish Lira (exchange rate of March 2, 2016). This also allows patients to spend money extravagantly on their leisure expenses and for shopping purposes.
Why you should consider Turkey for hair transplant holiday
Now that you discovered why the cost of hair transplant is affordable for the average medical tourist, the following are additional perks to make Turkey your next medical tourism destination.
Advanced equipment and innovative methods
The ultra-modern hair transplant clinics in Istanbul make Turkey one of the leading hair transplant destinations. Turkish hair transplant surgeons offer high-quality and successful hair transplant. Turkish hair transplant specialists operate in state-of-the-art medical centers, utilizing cutting-edge equipment and hair restoration methods, updated over the years to ensure patients receive the best possible results.
Hair restoration experts
With years of experience and positive results, hair transplant experts in Turkey have won the patients’ trust and confidence. Turkey is home to many experienced hair restoration specialists who are well versed in achieving natural results and adopting the safest and least invasive techniques. Turkish hair transplant surgeons are leaders in hair restoration industry—which is what you’d expect from a country with 49 Joint Commission International (JCI)- accredited surgical centers and hospitals.
No waiting lists
Forget waiting lists. Unlike in the UK—or other European countries—where patients have to wait several months to get the procedure, in Turkey there is no waiting time because the country offers many high-quality and JCI-accredited clinics.
We go the extra mile to provide patients with a comfortable and a convenient experience. To attract patients, we tailor-make all-inclusive packages that encompass hotel accommodation, airport-hotel transfers, interpretation service and patient hosting.
Unique & captivating culture
A city steep in history and mesmerizing culture, Istanbul is the only city in the world that can lay claim to straddling two continents. Once known as Constantinople, Istanbul has been Turkey’s bustling metropolis with one foot in Europe and other in Asia embracing modern and ancient, religious and secular culture. Whether traveling for hair transplant or leisure, Turkey will surely leave you in awe. In 2012 Turkey welcomed around 30 million tourists, from which 100,000 were medical tourists coming for the purpose of medical tourism.