Why Is Istanbul Nowadays So Popular For Hair Transplantation?
Istanbul, founded in 665 BC and formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, was the center of culture, trade and art for Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires respectively for centuries and it served as an imperial capital for 16 centuries. Today İstanbul is the most populated city besides being economic, cultural and historic center of modern Turkish Republic. It is also a transcontinental city as its famous Bosporus Strait lies between Asia and Europe as well as the two halves of the city on either continent.
Thanks to its long history and unique location, Istanbul has a lot to offer to its visitors. The Turkish cuisine which combines the Spicy East and the Sauced West will amaze and satisfy the newcomers instantly. Hagia Sophia, which was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until the completion of the Seville Cathedral (1507) in Spain, Basilica Cistern with its charming columns and the giant Medusa head, Topkapı Palace which was home to Ottoman Sultans, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar with their exotic souvenirs, Sultan Ahmet Mosque with its famous blue tiles, Genoese Galata Tower with its panaromic view of Istanbul, Beyoğlu with its range of night life entertainment should be on your to do list in Istanbul.Medical tourism in İstanbul has been boosting rapidly for a few decades now as result of a few factors such as the rise of high quality private hospitals, skillful and attentive doctors, and relatively cheap costs due to Euro/Lira and Dollar/Lira ratios. Taking all these features into account and adding the heartwarming holiday advantage İstanbul will provide, the opportunity makes itself apparent as you can get the maximum service with the minimum price.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, called the ‘donor site’, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding (like the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald scalp. There are two types of transplant procedures: slit grafts and micrografts. Slit grafts contain 4 to 10 hairs per graft. Micrografts contain 1 to 2 hairs per graft, depending on the amount of coverage needed. The catch here is to choose a professional and accomplished doctor and follow his instructions precisely both before and after the procedure.
Hair transplantation in Istanbul has been in high demand for years especially among European and the Middle Eastern countries and it is now turning into one of the most recommended and popular destinations for aesthetic trips. The prime factor that attracts these people to have hair transplant in Istanbul is cheaper prices. However, price cannot be the only factor as hair transplant is basically a surgical process and people are not inclined to take risks on their health only for economic reasons. If money can’t possibly be the sole reason, why is İstanbul preferred as the common choice by various people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and different countries? The answer lies at the second factor: Hair transplant here is a lot cheaper than its European counterparts but the standards of health care, surgical skills of the doctors, the attendance of medical staff and the medical equipment that hospitals possess are equal or mostly superior to those of their European counterparts.
All in all, once a person has decided to have hair transplant it may seem that endless and confusing choices lie ahead yet all these choices may be grouped as two basic ones: either to have it in one’s own country at a considerable expense or to have it in İstanbul for almost half the price and with better standards as well as turning it into an advantage of visiting Istanbul and having holiday there. If you choose İstanbul, we, Estetrips, offer to be your guide and helping hand at all stages of your journey.