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Emrah CINIK MD

Emrah CINIK MD

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FUE Hair Transplant in Turkey: Your Best Option

If you have decided to get a hair transplant, it is crucial to determine the technique you will undergo in your operation. In your research, you can come across many technical phrases, like FUE hair transplant or FUT hair surgery, and get confused, or you can see some horrible images of some hair transplant techniques, especially those from decades ago, which can have you hesitated about your decision.

Follicular Units Extraction (FUE) would be the technique you are looking for. Its safety and reliability have been proven over the years, and it is considered the best hair transplant technique. If you are undergoing an FUE hair transplant or looking for a hair transplant technique, you need to gain detailed information about FUE, its benefits, and procedures.

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

A popular form of hair transplantation is follicular unit extraction (FUE). By extracting individual hair follicles from your skin and implanting them in another part of your body, it makes a hair transplant procedure happen. The hair in the recipient region will appear thicker as a result of this.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) was developed to replace the old follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure. FUT works by transplanting grafts clustered from a strip of skin on the target location, which is accomplished by taking a whole piece of skin or scalp, including the follicles, and placing it on the target area. This procedure includes more significant risks, leaving permanent scars on the skin.

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

All hair transplant surgeries start with a consultation session. A thorough analysis of the patient’s hair, its shedding type, and severity is the starting point for a successful hair transplant. Our Free Online Consultation sessions are offered to make sure you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant.

At Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, a detailed blood test would also be necessary to further understand the hair loss type and the situation with the patient to make sure a hair transplant is the best option and will have permanent results. This is especially important for hair transplants for women.

If all the necessary criteria for a successful hair transplant are met, the FUE hair transplant procedure will begin. Following are the stages of a hair restoration surgery with the FUE method:

Step 1: Hairline design and drawing

Your doctor examines your old photographs, analyzes the forehead muscles, and designs your hairline for you.

Step 4: Local anesthesia

Local anesthesia Will be injected into the whole scalp area. This ensures that your hair transplant will be minimally painful. To further decrease the pain level, pre-needle-free anesthesia is also offered for the patients who want the smoothest possible experience.

Step 2: Shaving the scalp

Your scalp will be shaved.

Step 5: Donor area harvesting

The donor region will be used to harvest hair follicles for transplants. The number of follicles in a graft determines the kind of graft (1,2,3 or 4). A professional donor extraction ensures undetectable results after complete recovery.

Step 3: Donor area determination

An assessment of your donor region will be conducted, and a harvesting plan will be developed.

Step 6: Channel opening

Channels are opened in the recipient region using tiny blades (metal or sapphire). Channel opening requires a significant amount of expertise and competence.

Step 7: Implantation

Grafts are distributed according to the implantation plan and the number of follicles in each graft and implanted in the opened channels. Generally, frontal parts get more density, and crown parts get less density.

Advantages of FUE

FUE hair transplant has experienced a rise in its popularity as its results do not resemble “hair plug” look like results from FUT operations. Beyond natural results, FUE has a meaningful superiority over FUT, due to several reasons, like:

  • More Convenience
  • Better Price
  • Less Scarring
  • Shorter and Easier Recovery
  • Higher Technology

Compared to other hair transplantation methods, FUE is more straightforward when it comes to follicle extraction. First and foremost, FUE is a minor surgical procedure considered to be a simple medical procedure.

As a heart of the matter, no damage occurs in any follicular unit during extraction. And there is a minimum risk of sensitivity loss in the donor zone. The impact of the size of needles or punches is significant at this point. The success of FUE transplant is derived from the proper use of the smallest possible punch. Choosing the right size plays a decisive role during the extraction.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is known as the best and optimal hair transplantation available today. It gives benefit in microsurgery with the smallest micro-scalpels, which can be less than 1 mm thick used in the process of surgery. With the help of these smallest needles and micro-scalpels, more hairs can be extracted and transplanted at the right angle and direction into the treatment zone. You can identify the benefits of this technique if you compare FUE hair transplant before-after results with those of other methods.

Suitable Candidates For an FUE Hair Transplant

FUE hair transplant is the best option for you if you have balding or thinning hair with enough surrounding hair to utilize. It is possible that you are not a good candidate for FUE transplantation even if you have little hair to transplant in the first place. Generally, FUE is a suitable option for:

  • Patients who have limited hair loss,
  • Patients who have controlled hair loss,
  • Patients who prefer to avoid scarring,
  • Patients who want to disguise scars of previous hair transplantation procedures.
  • FUE technique is available for patients in good health and of all ages who want to have hair transplantation.

Another required specification for those who want to have FUE is a good donor area in good quality of dense hair.

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Age and FUE

Age and FUE

Should hair transplantation be preferred at early ages? Can FUE treatment be implemented at any age? It is predicted that further surgery sessions can be required at the following ages for hormonal reasons and nonstable hair loss. Also, personal and aesthetic expectations may change over time. However, donors hair has the best health status during early ages.

Ages of 30-40 are expected to give pretty much more satisfactory results for this reason. That's why it is highly recommended to start hair transplantation after the age of 30, not only due to hormonal reasons but also because of changing aesthetic expectations of young people in years.

FUE Hair Transplant Aftercare and Recovery

A hair transplant procedure doesn’t end by the surgery. Good recovery and aftercare are necessary to ensure a good surgery turns into a natural hairstyle like the ones you see at FUE hair transplant before-after results. At Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, all patients get thorough instruction for their post-op aftercare. Besides a comprehensive education, and after-surgery care package, including all necessary supplements, medications, and hair products, are provided to the patient.

One of the reasons FUE is preferred over FUT is its quick recovery. Like any medical intervention, some discomfort can be expected in the early stages. Patients need to follow instructions their medical team gives them. These instructions can include:

  • Avoid smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol for seven days.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse for ten days.
  • Avoid sports, physical exercise, swimming, and sunbath for one month.
  • Avoid heavy exercise and intense sports like football for 2 to 3 months.
  • Avoid dusty environments and heavy impacts on the head.
  • Do not shave the transplanted area for six months. You can use scissors to cut your hair. You can shave the donor area after one month.
  • Use a special neck pillow when sleeping for one week.
  • Follow the washing instructions given by your doctor. It is highly recommended to use shampoos and foams that are instructed by your doctor. Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital provides all patients with high-quality organic washing materials.

 

During the recovery, you might experience hair fall. This is normal and can be a part of your healing process.

Post-op support is a critical service you’ll need to get from your hair restoration center. Make sure you will get enough support from your medical team. The post-op services at Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital cover all your needs and concerns. You shouldn’t feel lonely after the surgery, and all your questions should be addressed immediately.

Risks of an FUE Hair Transplant

A hair transplant, like any other medical procedure, may have side effects and problems. The majority of these issues are not long-lasting and are mainly part of recovery. Because this is a surgical procedure, some scalp trauma is unavoidable. The following are some of the most frequent hair transplant adverse effects:

  • Swelling or bruising
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Pain or itching
  • Infection
  • Loss of sensation around the treated areas
  • Loss of transplanted hair (shock loss)
  • Scalp laxity
  • Unnaturally-looking hair
  • Hair curl

All of these possible problems are just temporary, so don’t be worried if you face them. Even if you have an infection, your doctor will treat it immediately and guarantee that your hair grows appropriately again.

Complications are more likely to arise when the procedure is performed by a doctor who lacks experience. That is why it is critical to select a qualified, experienced surgeon to transplant your hair.

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FUE Hair Transplant In Turkey With Dr. Cinik

Dr. Emrah Cinik is one of the leading experts in the field of hair transplantation, especially in the FUE method. His reputation is not limited to Turkey, and hundreds of patients from all over the world visit his hair transplant center for an FUE hair transplant.

Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital offers unique packages of FUE hair transplants in terms of quality, services, and reasonable prices. Led by the renowned surgeon, all the FUE surgeries are delivered at the best possible quality.

 

If you have decided to obtain a confident look with a natural hairstyle, you just need to contact us to get a free consultation and start your journey to a new stage in your life.

FUE Hair Transplant Cost

FUE hair transplant is generally believed to be an affordable technique. That said, some clinics in the United States and Europe charge patients between $8,000 to $15,000 for an FUE hair transplant. The prices can go up to $20,000 in some clinics. Some clinics charge you based on the number of grafts you get. The average cost for an FUE hair transplant per graft varies from $2 to $5 in the United States.

However, an FUE hair transplant in Turkey can deliver all the expectations from a hair restoration process at a fraction of the cost in Europe, the UK, and America. Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, which is considered one of the best hair transplant centers in the world, provides premium FUE hair transplant packages at a reasonable cost.

You can get your hair transplant plan and calculate your package cost in your free consultation with us. You just need to contact us now.

Some of the patients are asking for the  fue graft costs, an exact cost of 1000 fue grafts , fue 1500 grafts,  3000 fue grafts or fue 3.500 fue grafts. At Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, we transplant a maximum number of grafts to cover the patients’ baldness with high density without overharvesting the donor area. Therefore, we do not charge by the graft number.

Select A Hair Transplant Technique That Fits You Better

Selecting the right hair transplant method is a very challenging task for all patients. Each patient has their own needs and expectations. Additionally, there are several weaknesses and strengths of each hair transplantation technique.

 

First of all, one of the most important characteristics of a hair transplantation technique is the surgery method and surgery tools used. Some techniques are pretty much better in making the surgery without leaving any scar or trace.

 

Another very important issue that patients should consider is the recovery time. Some techniques are much more available to provide the fast and shortest recovery for the patients.

 

An initial analysis of your hair would be the right initiative to start your hair transplant journey. Free consultation sessions at Dr. Cinik Hair Transplant can help you select the right hair transplant technique.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you want to have no scars left after your hair transplant, a faster recovery, a natural hairstyle (not plug shape), and the least possible incision, FUE is better than FUT as it enables all these benefits.

    Both FUE and FUT are medically practiced methods and are safe enough, however, as FUE is less invasive than FUT, it is considered to carry less pain and risk, so a safer perception.

    Due to a longer harvesting procedure, FUE is more expensive than FUT. However, if the hair transplant cost is a decision factor for you and you don’t want to compensate the quality and your health for a cheaper option, Hair Transplant in Turkey would be the best fit for you.

    FUE and DHI are both effective methods and benefit from the latest technologies. However, DHI costs slightly more expensive than FUE costs.

    DHI and FUE are both tested and approved medical techniques and are totally safe if done by an experienced surgeon. DHI enables faster recovery and less incision, however, in case you need huge number of grafts transplanted, FUE would be a better option.

    It is not right to compare the two methods directly. Each of them has better performance in special situations. FUE method is a better option for large areas to cover and DHI is THE option for those who want to keep their long hair and get a hair transplant.

    Follicular Units Extraction or FUE is a medical technique where hair follicles are extracted from a donor area as grafts and are implanted on areas that are experiencing baldness. It has 3 main stages:

    1. Grafts Extraction
    2. Channel Opening
    3. Grafts Implantation

    The best option for FUE hair transplant is FUE with manual punches. No tool or robot can replace human control on this scale. Regarding the quality of extraction work, manual punches are better than motorized punches, and motorized punches are better than robotic punches.

    The main difference between FUT and FUE hair transplant methods is the extraction method. Unlike FUT, where a strip of skin is taken, grafts are taken one by one during the FUE extraction phase. This increases the quality of work and decreases the healing time.

    Yes, unshaven fue hair transplant is as effective as hair transplant with full shaving. It is usually operated when smaller graft numbers are needed and the coverage area is limited, so it will have less aftercare difficulty and post-operative hair transplant signs and crusts.

    FUE hair transplant without shaving is offered to men and women. For men who want to keep their long hair and get a hair transplant, a non-shaven hair transplant can be the best option. You can get back to your social life sooner with this method.

    Unshaved FUE hair transplant is more popular among women. In most cases, women suffer from regional and limited hair loss and don’t want to have their hair fully shaved. These reasons encourage women to get a non-shaven hair transplant, making it a popular choice among female hair transplants.

    No, it is not. Hair transplant without shaving is only slightly more expensive than a normal FUE hair transplant. If the cost of hair transplant is important for you and don’t want to have the quality compensated for money, try an unshaved hair transplant in Turkey.

    FUE hair transplant for women is one of the only hair restoration techniques that have permanent results, solving female baldness problems at once. If the causes of hair loss are thoroughly analyzed in consultations, you can make sure that the hair transplant would have permanent results.

    Despite higher quality and experience, an FUE hair transplant in Turkey is more economical than that in countries like the USA, the UK, and Germany. A high-quality FUE hair transplant costs $2000 to $4000 depending on the packages offered.

    An FUE hair transplant can cost between $2,000 to $20,000, depending on the country and the surgeon you select. It can cost $6,000 to $18,000 in the USA and $8,000 to $18,000 in the UK.

    An FUE hair transplant costs $2,000 to $4,000 in Turkey, the capital of hair transplants in the world.

    An FUE hair transplant costs $5 to $8 per graft in the United States, making a hair transplant cost $6,000 to $18,000. Some clinics do not charge patients per graft number and offer an overall price for their transplants.

     

    At Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital we don’t offer per-graft packages. We try to transplant the maximum viable grats for patients, which keeps an entire team engaged during the day for a patient.

    If you want to get the best possible FUE hair transplant, you can get it from a world-class surgeon like Dr. Emrah Cinik, no matter where you live. Do not limit your options to some unknown medical centers because they are near you.