Hair transplant surgery is a life changing procedure that will affect your life and your well-being for years to come. It is normal to be nervous and have queries about such an important procedure. Questions such as “Am I a suitable candidate?”, “How long does the process take?”, “How do I get to the clinic?”, “What are the costs of the surgery?”, “What should I know before the surgery?”, “How should I prepare for the surgery?”, “What should I do after the surgery?”, etc. are all valid questions from patients looking to get the surgery.
At Civas Hair Transplant, our aim is to provide the best possible treatment and care to every single one of our patients. This starts with helping the patient understand the process in its entirety so that they can make an informed decision. Here’s the complete guide to getting hair transplant surgery at our clinic, explaining the whole process step by step, from the initial contact to post-op care services.
You have done all your research and picked Civas Hair Transplant. What’s next? The first step to embark on your hair transplant journey is to contact the clinic for a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. At Civas Hair Transplant, one of our patient coordinators will be with you every step of the way to facilitate the whole process for you.
On initial contact, you will be asked to send pictures of the back, front and sides of your head. You will also be asked about your expectations from the surgery. Once one of our dermatologists assesses your pictures and makes a diagnosis, we will get back to you with an estimate on the number of grafts you will need and a quote for the pricing.
Please keep in mind that this is just an estimate. On the day of the surgery, when you are examined by the dermatologists in person, the number of grafts that can be harvested and transplanted might vary. Not to worry though, if more grafts are harvested, we will honor the price given to you in the initial consultation. If less grafts are harvested, the price will be adjusted to match the actual number of grafts taken.
You will also be informed about the availability we have at the clinic. Considering we only perform ONE procedure a day at Civas Hair Transplant, we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.
Once your reservation is made, you can go ahead and book your ticket to Ankara, TURKEY. We also require that you send your ticket information so your patient coordinator can arrange your airport transfer, accommodation, and transfer to the clinic. These are all included in your package. You only need to book your ticket and get a visa if required. We take care of all the rest.
Please make sure you follow the visa requirements to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey to Turkey.
You can check the visa requirements for your country from the link below: Visa Page
Your patient coordinator will be in touch with you to give you any pre-op information you require such as do’s and don’ts and to answer any questions you might have. Once you arrive in Ankara, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. We recommend you arrive one day before the surgery so you can rest and/or go for a little bit of sight-seeing.
On the day of the surgery, you will be picked up early from the hotel and brought to our clinic, where you will meet our world-class dermatologists. During the face-to-face consultation, the dermatologists will provide you with some general information about the surgery, assess your case in person and proceed with hairline design. It is important to remember that each patient is different, so each outcome is different. We can guarantee that our specialists will work with you to give you the best possible outcome in your specific situation by evaluating your donor area, density of your hair and your hair type.
Before starting the surgery, you will be asked to sign a consent form. You will also be given instructions to follow. If you have any more questions, this would be the time to ask them. Some ‘BEFORE’ pictures will be taken, and your vitals will be checked before proceeding to surgery.
The next step will be the administration of anesthesia. At Civas Hair Transplant, we are very lucky to have Dr. Akpınar, who personally administers anesthesia to the patients before proceeding to the channel opening, extraction an implantation phases.
Hair transplant surgery is a time intensive procedure. Most procedures take up to 6-8 hours. Halfway through the surgery, you will be provided with lunch. Please let your patient coordinator know about your dietary needs and restrictions in advance so something can be prepared according to your preference.
Once the surgery is over, your vitals will be monitored again. Post-op pictures will be taken, and you will receive post-op instructions. You will also be provided with medications, shampoo, and lotion among other things. Then, you are off to the hotel again where you can rest for the night.
The day after your surgery, you will be picked up from your hotel and brought back to our office for your bandage removal and first hair wash. The first hairwash is very crucial to your healing process. That is why the first hair wash is done at the clinic by a trained technician. You will be checked for signs of infection or inflammation, and you will be instructed and shown how to wash your hair. We recommend that you wash your hair one a day, every day for the following 10 days. Our dermatologist will provide some after care advice to help you preserve your existing hair and write you a prescription if need be.
You are free to fly back to your country or explore Turkey after this day. We would like to remind you that it takes 1-1.5 years to see the final results of your hair transplant. Our job does not end with the surgery. Rest assured that your patient coordinator will stay in touch with you to follow up with you and make sure the healing process is going smoothly. We just ask that you to kindly send us pictures of the front, back and sides of your head every month so we can monitor your progress.