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Hair Transplant in Istanbul & Turkey: Top 5 Clinics

by Davina van Buren  |  Published October 22, 2021

Each year, thousands of tourists visit Turkey in search of affordable cosmetic surgeries. Most come from Europe and the Middle East, but more and more North Americans are venturing to Turkey for cosmetic procedures as well. In such a scenic and friendly country—where Europe and Asia meet—it’s easy to schedule a relaxing vacation and get some work done while you’re there. Hair transplants are typically completed in just a few hours, although there should be consultations via phone or video in advance of your trip. 

For this article, we compared more than 40 Turkish facilities that perform hair transplants, an increasingly common procedure, particularly among men. We recommend booking through Medical Departures, a robust directory featuring only the best and most prestigious bariatric and weight loss physicians and practices in Turkey.

Istanbul Aesthetic Center 

Located in the center of Istanbul close to several transportation hubs, Istanbul Aesthetic Center boasts many wonderful reviews and satisfied patients. They have both male and female doctors on staff, all of which are experienced and dedicated to staying up to date on the latest technological advances and protocols. The center offers both standard and VIP recovery rooms designed especially for healing patients, and there’s also an on-site intensive care unit just in case an emergency should arise. 

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Estetik International 

Estetik International is headed by one of Turkey’s most in-demand plastic surgeons, Dr. Bulent Cihantimur, who is the clinic’s lead physician and CEO. Dr. Cihantimur has earned many prestigious accolades and awards, including the Golden Bistoury Award, The World’s Best Plastic Surgery, and Medical Man of the Year. The high-tech clinic is located in central Istanbul and they also have outposts in Izmir and Ankara. When you visit Estetik International, you can count on an experienced team of top-notch surgeons and nurses taking care of you. 

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Dr. Ziya Yavuz Hair Transplant 

Dr. Ziya Yavuz specializes in hair transplant procedures and has performed more than 4,000 hair grafts since 2005. Methods of treatment include the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) methods, augmented with platelet rich plasma procedures to preserve and improve the viability of the hair follicles. In addition to the hair on one’s head, Dr. Yavuz also performs transplants on beards, moustaches and eyebrows. He is a longstanding member of the World FUE Institute, and since he specializes in hair transplants, has many photos of procedures he’s performed on his website. 

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Formedi Clinic Turkey 

For those who prefer to venture outside Istanbul for their hair transplant procedure, consider Formedi Clinic Turkey. Antalya is a popular holiday destination with a scenic harbour, architectural ruins, and historic sites, and is considered the gateway to Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast. At the clinic, you’ll be taken care of by highly-skilled teams of medical and surgical staff, and the clinic only uses only the top private hospitals in Antalya. The clinic can also help you secure lodging so you’re close to the clinic for followup visits. Fornedi Clinic has many excellent reviews.

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Clinic Hair

Founded by Dr Guzide Cnsu Bilgili in 200, Clinic Hair is located in beautiful Izmir, on Turkey’s Aegean Coast. There is an international airport nearby and plenty of relaxing lodging for you to recover in. The clinic specializes in hair transplants for the scalp—both Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)— and also offers eyebrow and beard transplants, platelet rich plasma (PRP), mesotherapy and micro scalp pigmentation. The clinic has serviced patients from dozens of countries, staff speak several languages, and the team carries out more than 1,000 hair transplants each year.

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