Why are hair transplants in Turkey (Istanbul) so popular?
Turkey is the most popular destination worldwide when it comes to hair transplants. Every year tens of thousands of people travel to Turkey to undergo a hair transplant. It is therefore not surprising for the Turkish locals to see medical tourists all over. To the question ''why a hair transplant in Turkey?'', the answer is actually very simple: price and quality, this will be explained in more detail later in this blog. You can also take a look at our cost guide which has many tips on how to save money with your hair transplant.
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Why do people from the UK and USA flock to Turkey for a hair transplant?
“We went on a holiday with the whole family and it was still cheaper than a hair transplant at home”
The biggest contributors to medical tourism are from major cities of the United Kingdom and the United States, some examples include: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool. The popularity becomes apparent when prices in the United States and the United Kingdom are compared to, say, a top clinic in Istanbul. The clinic in Istanbul is up to more than 5 times cheaper (see costs guide hair transplant) than a comparable treatment in the US or UK. Also, distances are now shorter than ever, especially due to well-organized medical travel. When this is combined with affordable packages, expertise and facilities, the choice is easily made for many.
Increase in popularity of Turkish hair transplants in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany
Recently countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany also show a great increase in the demand for hair transplants in Turkey. Although the difference in price is less than compared to the US and UK, it is still very significant, saving thousands of euros per treatment and many treatments in experience.
“Where there is demand, a market opens up”
And unfortunately this does not always benefit the patient. There are many Dutch, Belgian, German and British companies that sell treatments from cheap, and often less good clinics for inflated prices to the Dutch, Belgian, German and British population. Also, it is often claimed that they have clinics in Istanbul when they are merely resellers. As a foreigner, you end up paying more for less of a treatment. To prevent this, we advise you to investigate the clinic where you are supposed to be treated, another option is to use our free service where we help you get treatments at the best clinics with a lowest price guarantee (see our hair transplant page).
Why a hair transplant in Istanbul?
Istanbul is by far the most popular hair transplant destination in the world. This is partly due to Istanbul being a metropolis with a favorable location resulting in the merging of the east and west. This is reflected in the diversity of medical tourists, the demography consists of countries such as Australia, US, UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany but also countries from the middle east and Asia such as the United Arab Emirates (including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain), China and Russia. In addition to its favorable location, Istanbul's image as a medical tourist attraction attracts one of the best doctors in the world and therefore, Istanbul houses many clinics. This creates an atmosphere of high competition, in which clinics try to distinguish themselves from each other by offering increasingly better expertise and luxury at the lowest possible prices. This is ultimately in favor of the medical tourist.
Increase in popularity of hair transplants in Antalya, Bodrum and Izmir
“Are there alternatives for Istanbul?”
Today, more and more people are opting for treatments in other popular cities in Turkey, including Antalya, Bodrum, and Izmir. This is mainly due to its location, because it lies at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which means that there is a very pleasant climate almost all year round. You can also enjoy the beautiful nature including, waterfalls, mountains, clean sea and air, and there are many activities to experience including, visiting historical (Roman) places. Despite the fact that fewer clinics are located here, top clinics are present. This makes a hair transplant in Antalya or Izmir a perfect solution to combine medical travel with a relaxing cultural holiday.
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