Why Hair Transplant popular in Turkey

Why is Turkey Preferred for Hair Transplant? Hair Transplant in Turkey!

Hair transplant has become very popular in recent years. In particular, Turkey is one of the world’s major central countries in this regard. While in the past years, most people from Middle East countries came to Turkey for hair transplantation, the number of people coming from Europe and the USA has increased much more in recent years.

According to the statistics of 2022 announced by the President of the Turkish Health Tourism Association (TÜSATDER), Doctor Servet Terziler, the number of people who come to Turkey for hair transplants from abroad is approximately 1 million. (Source: Cumhuriyet) That’s a huge number and probably a record for international medical travel. According to the statements made by the authorities, more than 170 countries, including heads of state, famous athletes, actors, and singers, have come to Turkey to have their hair transplanted. But why has Turkey become the most preferred country for hair transplantation?

Reasons for Preferring Turkey for Hair Transplant?

Actually, this question has more than one answer. Especially in the last years, Turkey’s star has been shining in many sectors in the field of health tourism. In this field, the presence of standards in European countries, the country’s geographical location, economic parameters, international standards, and internationally experienced physicians and health institutions are leading. In addition, the packages that recently emerged in which health and tourism are intertwined also bring Turkey to the fore in this field. Let’s examine why hair transplant is popular in Turkey.

Why Is Turkey Preferred for Hair Transplant

1 – Economical Prices

Hair transplantation in Turkey is carried out in accordance with world standards. But if we come to the price policy, Turkey offers much more affordable and attractive prices. The average price of a hair transplant in the UK is 10.000 GBP.  In Turkey, this price ranges between 1750-3000 GBP (2000-3750 USD) on average. Of course, you can get offers above these prices. The availability of treatment costs and the quality of Turkey’s patient service plays an important role in the preference of people considering hair transplantation in Turkey.

Hair Transplant Cost in Turkey

According to the information obtained from the websites of various clinics and real patient opinions, hair transplant prices in some countries are as follows:

  • United Kingdom, London: Between $5,000-10,000
  • Canada, Vancouver: $12,000 to $20,000
  • India, Bangalore: Between $2,000-$5,000
  • United States, New York: Between $5,000-20,000
  • Turkey, Istanbul: Between $2,000-$3,750

Turkey is the country with the highest number of health institutions approved by the Joint Commission International (JCI) after the USA. The fact that the health sector in Turkey has technical equipment at international standards attracts the attention of patients.

2 – Experienced International Service

Traveling abroad for a hair transplant is a difficult decision. In this decision process, patients usually want to see before and after photos and exchange ideas with the doctor. Health consultants in Turkey make this process very easy. The health consultants, who answer all the questions of the patient and follow them closely from the first day to the last day, conduct detailed research for the comfort of the patients and find the most suitable doctor for them.

In addition to local manufacturers, major pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Merck, Novartis, Roche, and AstraZeneca have investments in Turkey.

3- Fast Treatment Processes

Due to the interest in hair transplantation in Turkey, hair transplantation centers have become a very popular and large service sector. In countries such as the UK or the USA, you need to wait for an appointment for an average of 2-3 months to have a hair transplant. Thanks to the hair transplantation centers opened in many big cities in Turkey, piling up is prevented and appointments can be found in a very short time.

4- Hair Transplant Technologies and Treatment Process

Turkey uses the latest technologies in hair transplantation as in every health branch. For hair transplantation, these are FUE and DHI methods. Thanks to these modern techniques, the healing process is also shortened considerably. You can return to your work life two-three days after the hair transplant operation. You do not have to be in a long waiting period in Turkey.

You start to see the effect just a few weeks after the treatment.
You start to see the effect just a few weeks after the treatment.

5- Health and Tourism Packages

According to 2020 data, it is the 6th most visited country in the world. (Source: world population review) The most important factor in this is that it is very rich in terms of history, nature, food, and sea tourism. In Turkey, a Mediterranean and Aegean country, an interesting mosque and church such as Hagia Sophia, museums with many archaeological artifacts, many palaces such as Topkapi Palace, the ancient city of Ephesus mentioned in the Bible, the fairy city of Cappadocia, the magnificent Nemrud mountain is just a few of them… For example, did you know that Santa’s house is in western Turkey? (You can also check out the list of the most beautiful places in Turkey here: The Best Places In Turkey)

Being treated abroad and having a hair transplant from a quality hospital can turn into a touristic and enjoyable trip as well as health tourism. This is one of the most important factors affecting the choice of people who want to have a hair transplant in recent years.

Istanbul the protector
Hagia Sophia and Bosphorus… Image from the series The Protector (Netflix)

Became the Subject of a Movie in Spain

In recent years, hair transplantation has become so popular that even a comedy film about hair transplantation in Turkey was released in Spain in 2022. The “Turkish Hairlines” on the poster draws attention as an interesting airline brand. 🙂

Spanish Comedy Movie about hair transplant in Turkey: Por los pelos
Spanish Comedy Movie about hair transplant in Turkey: Por Los Pelos

The Choice of Many Celebrities


Akon After Hair Transplant
Akon After Hair Transplant


Grammy Award-winning American singer Akon is one of the people who had a hair transplant in Turkey. Participating in the podcast program of the host Bootleg Kev, Akon noted that he paid 7 thousand 500 dollars for the hair transplant surgery in Turkey. He said that the same treatment cost about 50 thousand dollars in the USA and that’s why he was treated in Turkey.

Explaining that he lost almost all of his front hair at the beginning of the process, Akon also stated that the process was not painful. In his speech, the famous singer also recommended his own doctor to rapper Tory Lanez, who lost his hair. Saying that Turkey is known for hair transplantation and dental treatment, Akon said, “They are very good at these two subjects.”

Calum Best Hair Transplant
Calum Best


Many more famous names such as Zidane Zidan, Calum Best, and Loris Karius came to Turkey for hair transplants. It was understood that the authorities did not share famous names due to the patient safety policy, but these celebrities came from their own social media posts. We have listed the reasons why hair transplantation is popular in Turkey. Who knows, maybe Turkey is your stop for a hair transplant?

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