Hair Transplantation

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Procedure Description

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure designed to restore hair in areas of the scalp that have gone bald or have thinning hair. Typically, hair follicles are harvested from one part of the body—usually the back or sides of the head—and transplanted to the balding areas on the scalp. The procedure is most commonly used to treat male-pattern baldness but can also be utilized for restoring hair in other areas, like eyebrows, eyelashes, or beard.

Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women, which can significantly impact self-esteem and self-confidence. For many, hair transplantation can be a life-changing experience that allows them to regain not only their hair but also their confidence. Over the years, advancements in technology and techniques have made hair transplantation increasingly more effective and less invasive.

The procedure usually involves one of two main methods: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUT involves removing a small strip of skin from the back of the head, dissecting it into individual follicular units, and then implanting these units into the recipient area. FUE, on the other hand, involves the individual extraction of follicular units from the donor area, which are then transplanted directly to the balding or thinning areas.

Procedure Duration

The duration of the hair transplantation procedure can vary widely depending on the method used and the extent of the hair loss. Generally, the surgery may take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. Some cases may require more than one session to achieve the desired results. After the procedure, you can usually return home the same day.

Recovery time is generally short, especially for FUE procedures. The scalp may be tender for a few days, and medication may be prescribed for pain relief. You can expect to return to work and regular activities within a week or two. The transplanted hair will initially fall out, but new growth should begin within a few months. Full results are typically visible after 6 to 12 months.

It's important to note that you'll need to have realistic expectations. While the transplanted hair is more resistant to DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss, it's still possible to lose existing hair around the transplanted area over time. Follow-up sessions may be necessary for maintenance.


  • Cost Savings: Many destinations offer high-quality hair transplants at a fraction of the cost in more developed countries.
  • Expertise: Some countries specialize in hair transplantation and have surgeons with decades of experience.
  • Advanced Technology: Many medical tourism destinations invest in the latest equipment and techniques.
  • All-Inclusive Packages: Some destinations offer packages that include the procedure, accommodation, and post-op care.
  • Vacation Opportunity: Combining the procedure with a vacation allows for relaxation and recovery in a scenic environment.

Potential Destinations:

  • Turkey (Istanbul): Renowned for its quality and affordability in hair transplantation.
  • India (Mumbai, Delhi): Known for skilled surgeons and advanced techniques.
  • South Korea (Seoul): Pioneers in cutting-edge hair restoration technologies.
  • Mexico (Tijuana, Cancun): Popular for North Americans seeking quality care at a lower cost.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Post-Op Infections: As with any surgery, there's a risk of infection.
  • Unnatural Look: If not done correctly, transplants can appear unnatural.
  • Scarring: Some methods may leave scars on the donor site.
  • Graft Failure: Occasionally, transplanted hairs might not grow as expected.
  • Travel Concerns: Consider the duration of stay, recovery time, and the challenges of post-op care in a foreign country.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital:

  • Accreditations: Ensure the clinic/hospital has recognized accreditations and certifications.
  • Surgeon's Experience: Look for surgeons who specialize in hair transplantation with substantial experience.
  • Before & After Photos: Request to see previous results to gauge the quality of work.
  • Reviews & Testimonials: Seek out previous patients' experiences and feedback.
  • Post-Op Care: Ensure the clinic provides clear guidelines and support for post-operative care.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and onlywork with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

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Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

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The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

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