Beard Transplantation in Turkey: All you need to know

Sakal Ekimi

Beards are back in vogue. The facial hair can contour the face, give it character, convey masculinity or reveal clues about the person's personality.

But not every man is blessed with a perfectly well-grown and thick beard. More and more men who struggle to grow facial hair are coming to Turkey for beard transplantation.

Turkey and Istanbul in particular have become the capital of hair transplant. Therefore, beard transplantation is a very common procedure in Turkey that can be performed at reasonable prices and at a high level.

We have put together useful details about beard transplantation. Read about the procedure, the different methods and the cost for beard transplant in Turkey. You will also find out about the best clinics in Istanbul and see some Before-and-After-Pictures.

Let’s start!

What is Beard Transplantation

What is Beard Transplantation?

Beard transplantation is a surgical method to restore the hair of the beard and sideburns.

For this purpose, the patient’s own hair is harvested of the donor area (in most cases from the neck area). Depending on the technique, canals in the transplant area are opened, and the grafts are transplanted on the desired area.

Methods of Beard Transplantation

See below 3 of the most common used methods for beard transplantation:

1. FUE method

This is the most popular method for hair transplant of any kind, and the preferred method for men who need to transplant a large amount of hair onto large areas of the beard. Another reason it is so popular is that it is a painless procedure.

In the FUE (follicular unit excision) technique, donor hair is taken one by one.

2. DHI method

This method is commonly performed on people with small bald patches who need to thicken their hair a little. Contrary to the FUE technique, canals are not opened, but grafts are inserted directly into the desired area with an implanter pen.

3. FUT method

FUT, short for Follicular Unit Transplantation, is also known as strip surgery. During this technique, a thin strip of donor skin with healthy hair is removed from the back of the head using a scalpel. After that, the surgeon places the grafts on the desired area. The surgeon closes the incision site with stitches, and a fine scar is left behind, which is usually covered by hair.

Due to new developments in the field of hair transplant in recent years, the FUT method is no longer favored.

Things you should know before your Beard Transplantation in Turkey

Things you should know before your Beard Transplantation in Turkey:

  • Beard transplantation can help men who suffer from hairless areas, whose facial hair is extremely sparse or uneven, or who naturally lack facial hair.
  • Beard transplantation can also be performed on men whose natural hair growth has suffered due to surgery, thermal or chemical effects such as burns or radiation, or due to trauma.
  • Since hair loss is a very common problem in Turkey, the technology of hair, beard and eyebrow transplantation has developed exceptionally strongly here.
  • There are a huge number of experts and clinics specializing in this field in Istanbul.
  • Plan at least 4 days for your beard transplantation in Istanbul. This way, you can combine the procedure with sightseeing.
  • Patients have to refrain from alcohol and smoking at least 2 weeks before and after the procedure.
  • Swelling is a common occurrence. You can minimize it by following the instructions recommended by your doctor.
  • In the first days after the beard transplantation, it is advisable to sleep with 2-3 pillows, with the head just above the height of the body.
  • Recovery from the beard transplant procedure is very short. For most patients it takes one day.
  • The first washing of the operated area is done after about 2 days by specialists
  • It is recommended to refrain from strenuous physical activity, swimming, sauna, and anything else that causes sweating, scratching, rubbing, or touching the donor or implanted area to minimize pain during the recovery. Exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided.
  • You should be able to trim your new beard after around 10-14 days.
  • Don’t be alarmed: It is normal for the new beard hair to fall out after 2 or 3 weeks. New facial hair then grows in its place.
  • Sports exercises should be stopped for at least 4 weeks.
  • Final results are usually visible after six months.
Procedure of Beard Transplant in Istanbul

Procedure of Beard Transplant in Turkey/ Istanbul:

The first step for your beard transplantation in Turkey is to send in your medical history and pictures of your face and beard, as well as photos from the donor area. During an online consultation, you and your physician will discuss your expectations as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure. Together, you will determine if you are a good candidate for a beard transplant procedure and which method is the right one for you. 

Once you arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your medical consultant. The beard transplantation is typically scheduled for the next day. Be sure to have a good breakfast but avoid coffee. In the clinic, you will have a blood test. Your doctor will examine your hair and beard and finalize the decision on how many grafts are needed for your individual case.

Afterwards, you will be prepared for the procedure. The beard transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. The duration of a regular beard transplantation ranges from 6 to 8 hours. A bandage is put on the head. Afterwards, you will be informed about aftercare and can leave the clinic.

The following 2 days, you will be asked to come in for a post-operative examination and a final check-up on the operated area, as well as for a change of bandage.

How much is Beard Transplantation in Turkey?

Prices for a regular Beard Transplantation range from 1.200 € to 1.500 € in Istanbul.

Beard Transplantation Before and After Pictures

Beard Transplantation Before and After Pictures
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Hair Transplant Clinics in Istanbul

Here you can find the best Hair Transplant clinics in Istanbul. You can get information about clinics and treatments by filling out the Free Consultation Form according to your request.

Estophia arranges aesthetic and medical treatments in Istanbul, Turkey. In recent years, Estophia made a name for itself mainly through the treatments in the field of beard transplantation. All classical and modern techniques are offered, the guest has the possibility to make extensive comparisons between the different procedures, clinics and doctors.

In addition, Estophia arranges treatments in all fields of medicine, be it breast aestheticsBBLMommy Makeover, Tummy Tuckweight loss surgeries, Rhinoplasty or face and neck lift and much more. All procedures are performed in the most modern clinics of Istanbul, equipped with the latest technologies.

The patient's well-being always comes first, which is reflected in a high level of satisfaction. All-inclusive packages are also offered, including hotel, transfers and even activities during the stay.

Hermest Hair Transplant Clinic has so far helped more than 12,000 patients from 62 different countries to get new hair and in 2018 was named the "Best Hair Transplant Clinic in Europe" by the newspaper "Die Welt". The clinic has been awarded the famous JCI certificate and is located in the Academic Hospital with its own team of specialists.
Due to its experience of over 20 years, the most modern technologies as well as the latest methods such as UNIQUE FUE DHI, Sapphire FUE, Pekutan Fue and Unique Fue, Hermest Hair Transplant Clinic achieves a success rate of 99%.

NIMCLINIC, located in Medicana Hospital with its own team of specialists, is characterized by the most modern technologies. With FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), a modern hair transplantation technique, Sapphire FUE, DHI, hair transplants without shaving, as well as long hair transplants can be performed on both women and men. Hair analysis is offered free of charge.
Under the professional management of Dr. Arda Akgun, who has more than 15 years of professional experience, NIMCLINIC has performed more than 3,700 hair transplants. The clinic gives lifetime guarantee on the hair transplantations.

The Swedish Clinic is a well-known and popular center for aesthetics and hair transplantation. In addition to all standard techniques such as FUE and DHI, as well as eyebrow, beard and mustache transplants, the clinic also offers transplantation methods with selenium or ice cells, as well as the Choi-Pen technique, where the transplant can be performed without shaving. 

With over 16 years of experience, state-of-the-art technology and the latest methods, the Swedish Clinic achieves a 99 percent success rate, which translates into high patient satisfaction.

Turkeyana Clinic, founded in 2012, is one of the leading hair transplant facilities. The clinic has national and international certificates from the world's most renowned organizations in the field of medicine and medical tourism.

It offers the latest methods such as Mega FUE, Ultimate FUE, Extremely DHI and Mega DHI technology, which can transplant over 7,000 grafts.
State-of-the-art technologies as well as years of experience contribute to a 99% success rate, which is reflected in high customer satisfaction. Over 10,000 patients have received an initial consultation to date.

In its own words, Turkeyana Clinic was established so that "you can be the way you want to be." Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes airport transfers, interpretation services and accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel.
In addition to hair transplants, the clinic also offers dental treatments and aesthetic surgeries.

Founded in 2015, Forever Clinica on the European side of Istanbul was initially known for its success in the field of hair transplantation. Now, the clinic offers all plastic and aesthetic surgeries performed at the state-of-the-art Avrasya Hospital.

In its over 7 years of experience, Forever Clinica has performed over 9,000 procedures and treated many thousands of patients from all over the world. A team of over 40 specialists and doctors take care of guests throughout the treatment process, and they quickly feel at home in the clinic.

Durable solutions and lifetime guarantees are reflected in the high level of patient satisfaction in all areas, which is always the top priority at Forever Clinica. 

Cayra Clinic is a leading provider in the field of medical tourism. For more than 15 years, the clinic has been serving domestic and foreign patients from all over the world.
According to the motto "Beauty for Everyone", the clinic offers highly qualified treatments at reasonable prices. The most important principles are honesty, transparency and discretion. All procedures are performed in the most prestigious 5* hospitals in Istanbul and Antalya, all of which have been awarded the coveted JCF certificate and are equipped with the latest technologies.
Treatments from all areas of medicine are offered. The focus is on hair- and beard transplants, plastic surgery such as breast aesthetics, BBL, Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck, weight loss surgeries, dental treatments, Іn-Vіtrо-Fertilisation (IVF) and eye surgeries such as eye laser and smart lens.

Cayra Clinic has so far successfully attended over 5,000 patients from 5 different continents and over 40 countries on their journey.

Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes VIP transfers, interpreters, 5-star hotel, flights and city tours.

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