In Smile Hair clinic, hair transplant surgeries are performed at hospital settings, while maximum attention is paid to the sterilization. The entire procedure is supervised by physicians who are extremely experienced on medical emergencies. As a distinctive...
They told us all about the op and what way it was goin to happen and as it was my first op it put my mind at ease. All the way through the treatment the staff couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful they made the time i spent there easier.ALAN- UK
The whole transplant takes about 8 hrs and is professional done by the staff at smileJonathan * UK
Everything was according to the plan with amazing Turkish hospitality. Great followup valuable advice on each and every step , loved the process!Syed – CANADA
I found the trip overall to be hassle free and we’ll organised.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending smile hair clinic to anyone considering getting the same procedure done.Peter- UK
Top hospital. Over all the journey was 10/10 for my would highly recommend to friends, family or anyone.John- Ireland
Therefore I can only recommend my experiences to others and would also do it 2 times.Lesley, Germany
Smile clinic and staff was very professional they did a great job got looked after very well.Ryan, United Kingdom
Very easy procces despite being in a foreign country.Ramiro S., United States
They were patient with me as I was a fussy customer (more nervous then anything), made me feel at easy. Would highly recommend. Very friendly, professional staffLouis, United Kingdom
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Smile Hair Clinic is founded in 2018 by Gökay Bilgin, M.D., and Mehmet Erdoğan, M.D., who are renowned surgeons in Europe and have carried out hair transplant surgeries in major hospital chains fo..
Hair has always been a critical factor of appearance for both men and women, affecting their sense of confidence depending on whether they have thick or thin hair. Today, having strong healthy hair is considered one of the principal ways of attracting the attention of the opposite sex. That’s why hair loss can cause both a loss in self-confidence as well as other psychological problems. The treatable form of hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. Over the last decade, due to technical and technological advancements in microsurgical tools, natural looking hair transplants are now possible.
Hair transplant involves extracting hair from a donor area (usually the back of the head, but also the beard and other areas if necessary) and implanting them in an area where there is little to no hair growth. The procedure is performed by hair transplant surgeons as well as technicians, and can take between 6 to 8 hours. In this short article, we will share information about the following topics: preparation for the hair transplant operation; the key stages of a hair transplant procedure; the cost of hair transplant; and things to consider after hair transplantation.
Congratulations, you have decided to have a hair transplant procedure. The method and clinic have also been decided.
We recommend that you pay attention to the following points:
- Make sure that you have asked all the necessary questions and that you have received clear answers.
- Stop smoking and taking aspirin 7 days before, and drinking caffeine, green tea and alcohol 3 days before the operation.
- Arrange so that there is a resting period of at least 3 days following the procedure.
- Make sure to have a healthy breakfast before the operation. If the operation is after lunch, we recommend instead a light meal.
- On the day of the procedure, you must wear a buttoned up shirt or a sweatshirt with a front zipper. Avoid wearing clothing that may come into contact with your head when undressing or dressing up, in order to prevent any potential damage to the newly transplanted grafts.
- Make sure to be on time at the clinic.
You have made all the preparations, it is finally the day of your operation and you have arrived at the clinic on time.
1. The Preliminary Stage: This stage covers all the steps from the moment of your arrival to the administration of local anesthesia.
Blood Tests: This is the first key step to determine whether or not the patient might have a condition preventing them to go ahead with the procedure. The drawing of the blood should take no longer than a minute, and the results will be out by the time you finish listening to the introductory presentation by our doctors.
Introductory Presentation and Graft Quality: This presentation by our doctors is unique to Smile Hair Clinic as it helps to prepare you psychologically for the operation and at the same time informs you about graft quality and its impact on the final results. The information provided helps set realistic expectations by dispelling the false promises and the exaggerated results advertised.
The Planning of the Procedure: During this step, you will have your individual consultation with the doctor where he/she will begin by listening to your expectations. The doctor will technically assess whether those expectations can be met, and if necessary, provide alternatives with visual demonstrations. The plan of the procedure will then be finalized taking into consideration both patient input and the doctor’s technical recommendations. The blueprint of the procedure will be drawn onto the scalp and your hair will be shaved in preparation for the local anesthesia. During this stage, you will be asked to wear a patient gown and all your personal belongings will be kept safe in the room cupboard reserved just for you.
2. Local Anesthesia: Hair transplants are performed with local anesthesia. The patient is awake throughout the procedure. While you may feel a slight burning for the first few injections, you will feel no pain for the rest of the operation. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes for the local anesthesia to take effect depending on the person.
3.The Hair Transplant Procedure:The procedure consists of 3 key phases.
Extraction: Until recently grafts were extracted using the Manual Punch FUE Method. Due to technological advancements, this method has given way to the Micromotor FUE Method which allows for a faster and increased extraction of grafts per session. The extracted grafts are then collected using a pen-set and are separated by hair density ready for implantation. The grafts are maintained in a special protective liquid throughout this procedure.
The Opening of Canals:The most critical phase of a hair transplant procedure is the opening of canals as it will impact the natural look of transplanted hair. The number of extracted hair determines the number of canals to be opened. Local anesthesia is administered this time to the recipient area to prevent pain. Since the gradient and depth of the canal will directly impact the natural look, it is important that it is performed by experienced surgeons. The final result one year from the procedure will be greatly determined by the success of this phase. The vast experience of our doctors at Smile Hair Clinic will guarantee this success.
Implantation: The last step is the implantation phase. The length of the phase can differ from patient to patient depending on the number of extracted grafts, the patient’s overall condition, and the level of their bleeding. Once the grafts are implanted carefully the hair transplant procedure is completed.
The pricing method of charging per graft, while the most prevalent pricing method around the world, is not very common at hair clinics across Turkey. Instead, hair transplant procedures are priced per operation usually as part of an all-inclusive package. The prices for these package deals depend on the details of the deal as well as the price quality ratio of each clinic. The most ideal solution for a prospective patient is to do plenty of market of research to compare the exact details and the quality of the service provided. Patients should approach with caution if a given offer is comparatively much lower or much higher than the average price of a package deal on offer.
Your hair transplant procedure is successfully complete. Now it is time to go over the points to watch out for following the procedure. It will take about 12 to 18 months for the transplanted hair to adjust to their new home and to fully grow back. The first 3 months will require some patience as the transplanted hair will gradually fall off. Some responsibility falls upon the patient during this phase. The final appearance is as much the result of a successful procedure as it is the success of the post-operative care taken by the patient. Reducing the amount you smoke, eating a healthy diet, avoiding the use of commercial shampoos, and the taking of vitamin complexes and products that nourish your hair will together help with the recovery and successful growth of your new hair. It is important to note that cases where the patient ends up dissatisfied with the final result are often the cases where the patient has failed to provide adequate post-operative care following a successful hair transplant. As with all aesthetic procedures, post-operative care is key to achieving the best possible results. Smile Hair Clinic provides its patients with all the necessary information immediately after the hair transplant procedure and will continue to monitor and support you throughout this process. We also provide a post-operative kit which includes a handbook with more detailed information about post-operative care.