If you are experiencing hair loss and feeling worried about how this will affect your looks and confidence, you are not alone. I first noticed that my hairline was receding three years ago but it wasn’t until last year that I had the courage to take action. I knew hair restoration surgery was one of the many options for treating hair loss but it wasn’t until I researched hair transplants in Turkey that I realized I would be able to achieve great results at an affordable price. Having lived all my life in the UK, my first thought was opting for a clinic in the UK but I realised I would have to think again when quoted over £10,000 for the procedure. I remember telling a friend how helpless I felt, as I could no longer cover up my receding hairline and it would take me years to save up for the operation. Thankfully my friend had already heard about clinics in Istanbul specializing in hair transplant surgery. That was the beginning of my hair transplant journey and the more I researched, the faster my despair turned to hope.
Why I chose the Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic
There are lots of hair transplant surgeons in Istanbul so it was quite difficult to select a clinic to have my surgery. After a month of research I chose the Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic for the following reasons:
- Dr. Serkan Aygin is an expert in the hair transplant industry
- The all-inclusive package is affordable
- The before and after results are impressive
Turkey has become a hotspot for hair transplant surgery but it was important for me to find a surgeon with superior expertise. When I read that Dr. Serkan Aygin has been performing hair transplants for over 24 years and has treated over 10 thousand patients, I knew the clinic deserved thorough consideration. I was particularly impressed to read about the methods he has developed to revolutionize the industry and when I discovered his expertise has been acknowledged publicly by the European Awards of Medicine in 2019, I was convinced. Dr. Serkan Aygin was awarded Best Hair Transplant Surgeon and the clinic awarded Best Medical Tourism Facility so I couldn’t imagine choosing a more qualified surgeon to address my hair loss. The low cost was an additional bonus. I had suspected that if I traveled to Istanbul, I would likely find a treatment costing less than the UK but I was astounded that for less than £3000 I could have surgery, post-operative treatment, hotel accommodation, and transfers. The Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic organized every single detail so I didn’t have to worry and could focus on my recovery. The results they have managed to achieve for others helped me conclude that the Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic was the right choice for me. The Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic has so many impressive pictures from people who were also suffering from a receding hairline that I knew it was a clinic I could trust would leave me happy with the result.
My hair transplant in Istanbul experience
The stand-out aspect of my hair transplant experience was excellent communication from first contact with the medical team, to having my initial consultation and all the way through the after-care stage. The Dr. Serkan Aygin clinic has a fantastic medical team and everyone I spoke to was upfront about what to expect and was able to provide clarity concerning each step. Just to name a few members of the team, Derya was able to give me a thorough overview of the process when I first made contact, Esra answered all of my questions about the logistics which she arranged on my behalf and Dr. Serkan Aygin himself was able to manage my expectations and explain how risks would be minimized during the procedure. I liked the clarity and straight communication, from the drawing of the area that was going to be treated to discussing the donor area and its preservation, none of my questions remained unanswered. I was pleased to be introduced to the wider team of anesthetists and medical assistants and impressed by the state of the art treatment rooms that looked impeccably clean. During my initial consultation, Dr. Serkan Aygin assessed my hair loss as being number 3 on the Norwood Scale. He performed an FUE hair transplant and transplanted over 3000 grafts.
I felt well looked after post-operation too. On the first day, post-operation Hatice picked me up from the hotel and carefully explained how to remove the bandage and clean the treated area. I was also given all the information about self-medication for the upcoming days and the opportunity to ask all of my questions. I felt confident I knew how to stay safe on my return flight and was pleased everything had been explained in English and clearly documented on paper in case there was anything I didn’t remember.
Enjoying my hair transplant results
Just three days after the hair transplant and I could see a glimpse of what my new hairline would look like. There was no longer a big difference between the transplanted hair and my native hair and I felt hopeful for the end of my hair transplant journey. You should be aware that the road to hair restoration is not completely straightforward. After 2 months the transplanted hair begins to shed, but I was not at all concerned because the medical team had pre-warned me of the Shock Loss phase which is completely normal and doesn’t last long. A couple of months later and my hair was growing well and by month 7 post-operation I couldn’t believe how much my hairline had transformed. 1 year later and I am completely satisfied with my hair transplant surgery, with the results so good, no-one would guess that I underwent hair transplant surgery.
I am so grateful to the Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic for conducting my hair transplant surgery with the highest standards. Now when I look in the mirror I feel confident and more comfortable with the reflection that’s looking back at me. Considering how excellent my results have turned out, I can’t believe the fear of having a bad experience almost stopped me from going through with my hair transplant procedure. If you are considering having a hair transplant I would encourage you to have a chat with Dr. Serkan Aygin’s team.