Hair Transplant in Turkey
Istanbul is not only recognised with its world-famous Bosphorus Bridge any more. It is the first city comes to mind in hair transplant operations globally.
Moreover, one in every five people in the world travels to Istanbul for medical tourism to undergo a hair transplant procedure.
If you surf the internet and use search engines, you will come across with an enormous number of advertisements, clinics, hospitals, doctors and even non-doctor persons and agencies promoting their services to local and international patients.
So, if YOU are considering to come to Turkey to have your hair transplant operation done, what do you need to know and beware of?
Dr. Gokhan Gur, one of the pioneers in the Turkish hair transplant industry, is a highly experienced Turkish Medical Doctor who realized over 2500 hair transplant operations personally in the last 15 years that he has been implementing the FUE technique. Dr. Gur´s recommendations to those who are trying to make a decision with the online information available are:
1. “First thing first, you MUST research the doctor. Unfortunately, in Turkey there are many clinics operating without doctors, many hospitals where doctors do not even see their patients let alone making the operations themselves, and establishments which are commissioning the hair transplant procedures to nurses or technicians. Simply put, you must ask the doctor´s name and stay away from those that are not able to provide you with a name”.
2. “Once you are given the doctors name, you MUST find out if the doctor only supervises the transplant operation or personally performs it; or which stages of the operation (consultation, design, extraction of the grafts, opening of the channels etc.) the doctor handles”.
“You should ONLY consider getting your hair transplant done in places that pass these two criteria”.
As a Medical Doctor who realizes all surgical and aesthetical stages of a hair transplant operation himself, Dr. Gur has created two important quality standards:
1. Golden Hand Standards: These standards help minimize the possibility of graft damage during the extraction and configuration phases, and enable a homogeneous extraction from the donor area which results in obtaining the most natural look possible in the recipient area.
2. Under 1mm incision holes: These standards practiced by using transplant slits smaller than 1mm diameter allow to open very small incision holes and as a result achieve a natural looking and high quality result that even a hairdresser cannot differentiate the transplanted hair from the patient’s own hair.
Dr. Gur meticulously practices these two standards on each and every patient. Therefore, he does not perform hair transplant operations over 3000 grafts in an 8-hour long operation in one day.
Hair Transplant in Turkey