Every patient undergoing a hair loss treatment through hair transplant needs to ask set of questions for their clarity. Some of the questions to ask are as follows:
Who will assess their hair loss and suggest a treatment? What is their academic background, experience, training, and experience? Do they have a license?
Who are the people involved in conducting the patient’s surgery? What role will they play? And what is their academic and medical background? Are they experienced and trained enough to perform a hair restoration surgery?
Are they anyone who is not licensed by the state and still has the chance to go ahead with harvesting grafts and making the incision? It is always better to identify this person. You can explain their role too and they will be legally bound to enact it.
Are all the persons engaged in the patient’s surgery covered by malpractice insurance?
Technology makes hair transplant easy and accessible today. But it is essential to ask a few questions and do your researches before you opt-in for it. When you have these questions answered, and your research gets done, you can go ahead with your hair transplant surgery.
To baldly go… to Turkey for a hair replacement op
● Cheaper hair transplants clinics have emerged in Turkey, offering the same surgical techniques and medical as Europe
● Up to 500 hair transplants are carried out every week across Turkey, mostly on foreigners
ISTANBUL: They say that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, but what about men? Men are just as attached emotionally to the hair on their head, perhaps even more so since they are far more likely to lose it.
For Arab men, the risk of losing a much-prized good head of hair is even greater. As well as genetic factors, the hot, dry climate of the Middle East, and the local habit of covering the head make hair preservation more difficult.
Hair transplants are one answer, but the costs are high: Around $25,000 in European clinics. However, in recent years, cheaper alternatives have emerged in Turkey, offering the same surgical techniques and medical care as Europe, but at a fraction of the price — as much as 90 percent cheaper.
Depending on the type of operation, hair transplants cost between $1,500 and $3,000. Combined with its proximity to the Middle East, all this adds up to making Turkey the destination of choice for balding men from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Somalia. And men from Europe and the US have also been traveling to have the procedure.
Up to 500 hair transplants are carried out every week across the country. Of the 100,000 or so procedures carried out in Turkey in 2016, 65,000 were on foreign patients.