Hair Transplant in Istanbul

A hair transplant in Istanbul is becoming a popular choice for many people looking to tackle their hair loss problems. Learn what to expect and find the best hair transplant clinics in Istanbul.

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Why consider a hair transplant in Istanbul?

Hair loss is an unfortunate part of aging. By the age of sixty, two-thirds of men have visible hair loss. And it’s not just men. In fact, by the age of sixty, 60% of women have some degree of noticeable hair loss. Many people are okay with hair loss and take it in their stride like wrinkles on their face. But for many people, especially women, hair loss can be devastating. Using products such as Regaine can help. Concealers can also help, but many people are not satisfied with ‘spray-on hair.’

Similarly, wigs and hairpieces may help but understandably leave the wearer feeling vulnerable. A hair transplant can be a solution for many people. However, prices in the UK and the States mean that people that desperately want a hair transplant cannot afford it.

Regardless of the terrible effect hair loss can have on a person’s emotional wellbeing, the NHS regards the surgery as cosmetic. So it’s not available.

Traveling to an Eastern European city such as Istanbul, where prices are up to 70% cheaper means that many hair loss sufferers can get the hair they NEED, to transform their lives. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and getting a hair transplant in Istanbul, you will want to know more. Are you a viable candidate, is it safe, and what is Istanbul like?

This essential quick guide aims to answer your initial questions and save you time researching. If you would like more information about a hair transplant in Istanbul, then simply fill out the super quick form. We’ll send you a free hair report worth €250 within 2 hours.

Best Hair Transplant Clinics in Turkey

Vera Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey




Istanbul, Turkey




Istanbul, Turkey




Istanbul, Turkey



Dr. Serkan Aygın

Istanbul, Turkey



Time difference, travel options and visa requirements

Istanbul is 3 hours ahead of UTC/GMT and since 2016 doesn’t change their clock in the spring/autumn.

UK passport holders can travel freely to Turkey, but US visitors require an e-visa, which your clinic will help to arrange. You should check up-to-date government advice about COVID, before you fly. 

It’s a surprising fact that Turkey has more airports than in the UK. 57 Turkish airports compared with 40 in the UK. And there are three airports in the capital, Istanbul. You will likely land at either Istanbul New airport or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

Getting lost in a city of 15 million people won’t be an issue, though. Most clinics will arrange a VIP transfer. A friendly interpreter will be looking out for you and will take you to your hotel.

There are regular flights to Istanbul from major airports in the UK. However, there have been some complaints about the lack of direct flights. For example, if you were to fly from Liverpool, you’d be subjected to two stops in Dublin, Ireland, and then Frankfurt, Germany. There are direct flights available from Manchester and Birmingham as well as London, though. 

Here are the flight times from popular international airports:
  • London, Heathrow, Gatwick -Approximate 4 hours
  • Ireland -Dublin – around 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Northern Ireland -Belfast stopping at London – around 6 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Scotland -Edinburgh stopping at London around 6 hours 30 minutes or 4 hours 45 direct if you can find a flight.
  • East coast US – New York around 9 hours 15 minutes.
  • West coast US – California around 13 hours 15 minutes.

Hotels to stay at during while getting your hair transplant in Istanbul

Your package deal with a clinic may include a budget three-star hotel to keep costs to a minimum. But most clinics offer four or five-star hotels as standard. Hotel prices are incredible value so you could extend your stay and enjoy Istanbul for a few more days.

Turkey has international branded hotels of the highest standards. That way, you know you are leaving nothing to chance. You can stay at chain hotels such as the Radisson Blu, DoubleTree Hilton, Barcelo, and the Swissotel by Marriot. Five stars man five stars, and you’ll enjoy the finest fixtures and fittings, the best service, and exquisite facilities, including indoor spas. Fast and free wifi and room service are a given. You can find amazing value opulence at prices from a fraction of the prices you would pay at home. 

Currency & exchange rates

Not being part of the EU, Turkey has its own currency. You’ll need to buy some Turkish lira to shop while you have your hair transplant in Istanbul. The lira has been falling consistently against major currencies for around four years now. The devaluation makes tourism an even more attractive option. 

Food prices and typical meals

You shouldn’t visit Turkey without sampling real Turkish kebabs. They are a must. And, there’s little point grabbing food to cook as eating out is incredibly inexpensive. Eating out costs around 20-25% of prices in the UK. If you want to stay in and relax after your hair transplant, then either visit the hotel restaurants or order room service. Highly rated restaurants in Istanbul, include The Divella Bistro, The Mikla, The Nicole and The Murver. Restaurants.

All about getting a hair transplant in Istanbul?

Istanbul is fast becoming the go-to city for hair transplants. There is no need to worry about poor standards of hygiene. Istanbul is home to some of the best clinics with renowned hair transplant surgeons. Hair transplants have been available in Istanbul for around 25 years. During that time, doctors have honed their skills to perfection.

When it comes to getting a hair transplant in Istanbul, you may be offered a range of hair transplant methods. Istanbul hair transplant clinics don’t just offer FUT and FUE hair transplants. You can also get DHI, robotic DHI, and even bio fiber hair transplants. Bio fiber is a semi-permanent way of implanting hair-like fibers where there are no hair follicles to harvest. Bio fiber hair transplantation can be suitable for women who have hair loss all over the scalp rather than at the crown and hairline as in male pattern baldness.

Why choose a hair transplant in Istanbul?

A hair transplant in Istanbul is an excellent choice for people in the UK for several reasons. First of all, the standard of care and expertise is excellent. And secondly, the prices are a fraction of the UK. Typically you could save up to 70%.

Aside from that, flights from the UK take just four hours and are often less than £100. That means that it’s inexpensive to travel to Istanbul. Additionally, should you choose to have follow up procedures such as more bio fibers implanted or PRP, then you can cheaply return.

Prices are so affordable you can easily extend your stay in Istanbul and make a holiday of it, while you relax and recover from your procedure. The average temperature in Istanbul in July and August is 29 C or 84F. All these reasons make a hair transplant in Istanbul, the choice of many.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can expect to pay from as little as €1000. The cost of your hair transplant will vary based on several factors, such as the number of grafts and the method used. Check out how to save thousands and get the best deals by reading our guide on hair transplant costs.
We have compiled a list of the top 10 best hair transplants in Istanbul. These clinics have the best doctors and have done thousands of hair transplant procedures.
A hair transplant in Istanbul is among one of the most inexpensive places to get a hair transplant. It offers even better value than countries such as Poland and Lithuania. However, you might be able to get a slightly cheaper deal in Antalya, which is a city situated on the Southern coast of Turkey. It is estimated that prices in Antalya are around 18% cheaper than Istanbul, so you may be able to save on hotel prices and other expenses such as eating out.