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Published On: Sat, Aug 17th, 2019

3 reasons to have a hair transplant abroad

Baldness, also called alopecia is a widespread disease that refers to extensive hair loss in both men and women. Some years ago, only the older people suffered from this defect, but nowadays many young people in their 30s also lose their hair. Nearly 85% of men and 40% of women of various age groups have alopecia, so they are looking for options to solve this medical issue. Fortunately, specialists have developed a method that helps to get rid of baldness for good — hair transplant surgery. 

According to the HuffPost report, 35,000 hair transplants in men are carried out each year across the world. In most of the cases, people travel for this procedure to other countries.

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Why do international patients prefer having hair transplant overseas? 

Bookimed, a searching platform for the best treatment options worldwide, has identified three main reasons why people travel abroad to get hair transplantation. And there they are:

  1. Affordable prices 

The hair transplant cost is a critical issue for most people who need this surgery. Transplantation is an aesthetic procedure, so not covered by the insurance in most countries. And people are looking for high-quality but cost-effective hair implantation. Some Near Eastern countries are ready to provide affordable prices for medical tourists

Some Near Eastern countries provide affordable prices for medical tourists. For instance, the cost of hair transplant in Turkey (Istanbul) is roughly $1,350. At the same time, the price for the same procedure in the USA may reach $15,000. Even with flight tickets, the hair implant cost in Turkey is two times lower. 

2. Wide range of clinics and vast experience of doctors 

In such states as Thailand, South Korea, or Turkey, a hair transplant is one of the most frequently performed procedures. That’s why there are a lot of clinics that focus on baldness treatment and provide hot deals to help patients save their money. So, people may find a clinic that meets their needs and financial capabilities. Because of the large number of medical facilities, there are usually no queues for an operation. So you may arrange your trip at any convenient time. 

Furthermore, the high demand for hair transplant determines the vast experience of specialists in these countries. Most of them perform tens of operations a day, have over 20 years under their belt and practice in the leading clinics worldwide. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reports that each surgeon conducts 300-500 esthetic procedures each year on average. Therefore, doctors have extensive experience and help patients, even in severe cases.

The hair transplant is not among the dangerous procedures, but it is still a surgery. That’s why you should trust only highly qualified specialists. Before choosing a clinic, ask its representatives to show a portfolio with before/after photos. It will help you to find the best specialist according to your needs. 

3. Opportunity to combine vacation with hair transplant

Thousands of medical tourists choose countries where they can have a rest after hair implant and relax before returning home. Due to such an opportunity, states with exotic nature like Thailand or India are the most often visited. Besides, the local clinics adapt to the preferences of their patients and provide luxury services.

Author: Debbie Dolan

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