Hair Transplants in Turkey: Are They Worth It?

April 15, 2023

If you have thinning hair, you may have researched hair transplants. This procedure can provide excellent results but is not covered by insurance. As a result, some people consider going abroad for their hair transplants. Turkey has become a world leader in lower-cost hair transplantation. However, the results may not live up to your expectations. 

What is a Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant removes hair from a donor site on your head and moves it to sites of thinning or hair loss. At Rapaport Plastic Surgery, Dr. David Rapaport and his team perform SmartGraft® hair transplants. SmartGraft® is the most advanced form of FUE (follicular unit extraction). This minimally invasive procedure restores natural-looking hair growth. 

Hair Transplants in Turkey: Are They Worth It?

The price tag on an aesthetic procedure can make traveling for a lower-cost procedure seem appealing. You can go to Turkey for a hair transplant and save money. However, the money you save may not be worth the frustration that results. Here are some issues you may encounter:

  • Fully checking a doctor’s credentials can be a challenge when they are in a foreign country without the same regulations. 
  • You will not have immediate or direct access to your doctor if something unexpected happens during your recovery.
  • You may not have the same resources to protect yourself if the procedure is not performed safely. 
  • You cannot visit the facility in person before planning your procedure, so you could encounter a lower-quality facility than expected.
  • The cost of travel and the impact to your routine and lifestyle may be greater than anticipated.

Dr. Rapaport’s credentials include training at some of the country’s premier medical and plastic surgery programs. You will have access to him and his team throughout the hair transplant process. Dr. Rapaport uses SmarGraft® to produce natural-looking results with minimal recovery time. 

How Does a SmartGraft® Hair Transplant Work?

The SmartGraft® system removes hair follicles from a donor site on your scalp. It isolates, sorts, and protects these follicles until they are transplanted. The follicles are placed into your scalp in thinning areas, creating a natural-looking pattern that will grow full and thick. SmartGraft® has little to no downtime, and most people start to see results within about three months. 

Additionally, the individual micro grafts used in the procedure result in minimal scarring and a shorter recovery time than traditional procedures. The procedure typically takes about five hours, and most patients are able to resume normal activities with very little downtime. Hair growth can be noticeable within the first three months, with full growth realized within one year.

Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more about SmartGraft® hair transplants, reach out today to schedule your consultation or call us today at (212) 249-9955