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Hair Transplants: A New Trend of Medical Travel & Tourism

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Over the past 10-years the hair transplant industry has grown significantly. Endorsed by celebrities such as Gordan Ramsay, Wayne Rooney, Jacques Kallis and Elon Musk, this cosmetic surgical procedure exponentially accelerated in popularity.

As with many other things in life, such as cell phones, or the internet, technological advancements in the field of medical hair restoration has made it accessible to more people at more affordable rates than ever before.

In this article we’ll look at the rising popularity of medical travel and tourism, specifically, the hair transplant tourism sector in Istanbul Turkey, which is perhaps setting a precedent for the future of affordable medical care.

Hair transplant costs around the globe

When it comes to choosing whether to go ahead and get a hair transplant, there are always two major considerations:

  1. Will the treatment be successful and improve appearance?

  2. How much will the hair transplant cost?

It is this second consideration which has resulted in almost half of those who decide to go ahead with the procedure opting to travel abroad for their treatment. It simply turns out to be far more cost-effective.

The table below illustrates a hair transplant cost study, which clearly indicates the disproportionate costs of costing a hair transplant in different countries around the globe.

Getting a hair transplant done in Turkey, as opposed to the United States or the United Kingdom can prove to be as much as 80% more cost-effective.

The cost of hair transplant treatment per country.
The cost of hair transplant treatment per country.

The demand for medical travel & tourism

Around 120 000 people around the world search for information on hair transplants, primarily men between the age of 30 and 45. This puts the procedure among the top four most popular cosmetic surgery treatments queried on search engines in the past year.

Clearly, the tourism and medical industries have seen an opportunity here, offering 5-star accommodation in one of Europe’s top 3 travel destinations (Istanbul sits third, behind London and Paris in terms of tourism), while experiencing a potentially life-changing and confidence-boosting operation.

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