Turkey has also become a leading destination for hair transplantation. Owing to the fairly cheaper costs as well as internationally qualified surgeons, Turkey is attracting hair loss patients all over the world. The revenue for hair transplant medical tourism has greatly increased in the last few years. In the first half of the year 2014, about 162,500 medical tourists came to Turkey most of them hair transplant patients from all over Europe, Middle East and Asia and pumped in about $328 million. The Ministry of Health is targeting the $10 billion mark in 2018 and $20 billion mark by 2023 from medical tourism.
Most of the patients came from UK, Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark), Europe (Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and France), USA, Canada, Australia, Africa (Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco) and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Israel). Patients from Europe, Canada, USA and Australia are attracted to the good prices of hair Transplant while patients from Middle East and Africa are attracted to the quality services.
Turkish hair transplant clinics offer attractive packages like; 2-3 nights’ hotel accommodation, airport transfers and medication. Others go to larger extents offering to include the flight booking, full board accommodation, extra treatments like PRP and mesotherapy and body hair transplant for the patients with poor donor and even unrealistic offers like as much as 6000 grafts in one session. Patients must be careful however to choose the best hair transplant clinic for their suitability. Read on some tips and tricks on how to choose a good hair transplant clinic in Turkey.
There are several ways one can find the hair transplant surgeons online. There are various international forums where most of the good doctors have been profiled and one can look at their results there as well as read their reviews. One can also visit top medical tourism websites and contact the doctors in the region. In most cases in Turkey, reference plays such a good role. Former patients who are happy with their results always recommend their friends and relatives.