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Are There Hidden Costs to Consider When Getting a hair Transplant in Turkey?

A hair transplant is a life-changing procedure that will restore your hair to its former glory. It’s not something that should be taken lightly or jumped into without careful research. Aside from the reliability and skills of the surgeon, one of the most important factors is the cost.

These procedures can be expensive and in most instances, you will pay thousands for a high-quality surgeon and FUE transplant. That’s just for the surgery itself and there can potentially be other hidden costs or add-ons that you must be aware of – especially if you are opting for a hair transplant in another country like Turkey.

We discuss the cost of the hair transplant in Turkey below together with common additional costs and why procedures in this country are far more affordable than in the rest of the world.

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Potential Hidden Costs to Look for in Hair Transplant Packages

You should be able to find the pricing information for different types of hair transplants on a surgeon’s website but it’s still important to know what to look for and the add-ons that may not always be included in the overall cost.

Cost per Graft

The most basic pricing aspect that you must be aware of is the procedure itself. This varies depending on the type of hair transplant like an FUE or DHI but also how the surgeon chooses to cost it.

Typically you will either pay a cost per graft or a lump sum price for the procedure. Both have their pros and cons for example with a lump sum price you know exactly how much you are paying. Similarly, paying per graft (you pay for the number of hairs transplanted) can result in a cheaper overall cost.


If you are traveling from abroad to have your hair transplant in Turkey there is the cost of accommodation before and after your procedure.

Usually, the cost of flights is not included and this is something you have to arrange yourself, however, there are frequent international flights to Istanbul for cheap so this shouldn’t be an issue.

Some surgeons include accommodation for a set number of nights as part of the package price to make the process easier for you to organize.

Aftercare Products

Once the hair transplant is complete there is typically an aftercare regime to observe to not damage the transplanted follicles and protect your scalp.

This can require specialist shampoo and equipment and this is often included in the price as part of an aftercare kit. Some surgeons may offer this as an optional extra – either way, we would advise utilizing this to make sure your hair transplant was worthwhile.

Aftercare Assistance

It is not uncommon for people to need aftercare assistance or to have questions after their procedure. They may be uncertain about what they can and can’t do for example, or just need some advice on things like washing and combing their hair.

In most instances, hair transplant surgeons will include free aftercare assistance and this could be via the telephone, video call, or Whatsapp for example. Still, there could be the chance that this is not included and you may have to pay extra for aftercare assistance.

Why Are Hair Transplants in Turkey so Affordable?

As you can see, there are many factors and potential costs to consider for a hair transplant. But what makes Turkey one of the most affordable destinations for this procedure?

Firstly, the cost of living in Turkey is relatively cheaper compared to countries like the UK and the US. This means that hair transplant surgeons can run their practices for less and thus offer more competitive prices to their patients.

Secondly, there is a large number of hair transplant clinics in Turkey (particularly Istanbul) which means that they are all vying for patients. As a result, pricing is competitive compared to countries where there are perhaps only a few clinics that can afford to dictate prices and charge more due to lack of availability.

Lastly, Turkey also has an excellent healthcare system and a huge number of graduates per population compared to other countries. This simply means that there are more doctors and surgeons available per person and thus more who can specialize in procedures like hair transplants.

Make Sure You Understand the Cost of Hair Transplants Before Committing to a Service

You must understand what your money is getting you and any expenses or add-ons that are not included as part of a hair transplant package price.

If you are unsure of anything or can’t find the relevant details it is best practice to contact the surgeon and arrange a free consultation (if available). During this meeting, you can iron out the details and request a complete price breakdown.

Dr. Resul YAMAN

Dr. Resul Yaman is a highly experienced and renowned hair transplant surgeon. With over 13 years of expertise, he has transformed the lives of countless individuals through his innovative “modified low-speed micromotor” technique. Dr. Yaman’s commitment to using the latest methods and providing personalized care has established him as one of Turkey’s leading specialists. He specializes in hair transplantation, including eyebrow, mustache, and beard transplants. Dr. Yaman is dedicated to contributing to the hair transplant community, his work was featured in Hair Transplant Network, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Hair Restoration Social Network, and other renowned niche publications.


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