Why choose a FUE hair transplant?

  • Permanent results
  • No visible scars
  • Donor area remains unchanged
  • Very natural results
  • No lesions
  • Fast recovery after treatment
  • Minimal sensitivity during and after the procedure
READ MORE: The FUE method

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The treatment

The Istanbul Aesthetic Center offers several different hair transplant methods, such as DHI, ICE FUE and FUE. Most experts agree that the FUE method is the best treatment for many types of hair loss. With this method, hair follicles are implanted in small incisions that are made in the area to be treated. The procedure is painless, and the new hairline will look just like natural hair.

READ MORE: Step-by-step procedure plan

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7 days before the surgery
One week before the procedure, we advise you to stop taking aspirin, paracetamol or other painkillers. Exceptions are sometimes possible, in consultation with the anaesthesiologist. Try to limit your smoking for three days before the procedure. You cannot smoke on the day of the procedure and you must wait at least 36 hours afterwards.

D-Day Step 1:
You can have breakfast in the morning before the surgery (if a normal local anaesthetic has been agreed upon).

D-Day Step 2:
You will arrive at the Istanbul Aesthetic Center. Please wear comfortable clothing and make sure that you don't have to pull anything over your head. A loose shirt or sweater with a zipper is ideal.

D-Day Step 3:
A blood sample is tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. An additional sample is also taken for PRP treatment during the hair transplantation.

D-Day Step 4:
The team will shave your hair to 1 mm.

D-Day Step 5:
To make your stay after the surgery as comfortable as possible, you will be given painkillers during the procedure and you will also receive an informative brochure about the medication, which you can take with you.

D-Day Step 6:
Your head will still be numb for the first couple of hours after the procedure. Make sure you don't make any sudden movements or hit your head.

D-Day Step 7:
IAC will provide you with ice packs that you can take with you to the hotel. Place them on your forehead every two hours for 5 to 10 minutes to prevent swelling.

D-Day Step 8:
The medical team at the Istanbul Aesthetic Center will give you a black headband to prevent swelling. Do not remove it within the first five days after the procedure (except for washing).

D-Day Step 9:
After the intervention, the team will give you clear information on how and when to take your medication. You will receive a brochure with all of the information, which you can take with you to the hotel.

Day 1:
You should rest for the first two days. Relax in your hotel! You can leave the premises, but be careful not to tire yourself.

You will be given a special hat to wear when exposing your head to the sun. Use only this hat and refrain from using a standard model. This special model ensures that your transplanted hair does not come into contact with the hat.

The doctors advise you to sleep with a towel under your neck for the first two nights. This will give you more support and reduce the risk of minor bleeding.

Day 4:
On the fourth day after surgery, your head will be washed for the first time. Before this day, your hair should not come into contact with water.

Day 5:
You can now remove the black headband. During the last days of your stay, you will receive a detailed explanation from the medical team on post-operative care and how to phase out your medication. We will offer you a shampoo and lotion to take home. These products will make your scalp start to flake and will help small wounds to heal and disappear. After washing, try to gently pat your hair dry, instead of rubbing it.
- In case of any doubts after your return to Belgium, you can always contact Esthetic Airlines at any time. Esthetic Airlines will consult the medical team at the Aesthetic Center within 24 hours.

Day 7:
After one week, the wounds on your scalp will have almost disappeared and the redness will no longer be visible.

Day 14:
After two to three weeks, some of the transplanted hair will fall out. This is totally normal!

Three Months:
After three to four months, the transplanted hair will begin to grow permanently.

1 year:
You can admire the final result after 12 months. Enjoy!

Although there are different methods, almost all hair specialists prefer the FUE method. This method is virtually painless and does not cause bleeding. The medical team will proceed as follows:

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First, the team photographs the area of the scalp to be treated.

2)
The doctors examine the donor area from which the hair follicles are collected.

3)
You will have a discussion with the specialists and determine together the position of your new hairline. This will take into account your age and the proportions of your face.

4)
Doctors perform the procedure under local anaesthesia.

5)
The team collects and classifies hair follicles from the neck and the area behind the ears.

6)
The grafts are stored in a special liquid at a constant temperature.

7)
Doctors make small incisions in the donor area, through which the follicles are implanted one by one. This is a laborious process that takes about six hours. During a hair transplant procedure, about 4,000 grafts can be implanted, which corresponds to 10,000-12,000 hairs.

8)
All hair transplants are combined with PRP treatment. A PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment ensures better attachment of the new hair and a faster recovery of the scalp. The graft will develop better, and the new hair will quickly thicken, so your new locks will be more voluminous.

Our approach

Step 1

First consultation

Make a no-obligation appointment and visit one of our four offices in Antwerp, Hasselt, Geel or Aalst. We will gladly explain to you step by step the all-inclusive service of Esthetic Airlines, including the role of the Istanbul Aesthetic Center.

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Step 2

Planning your trip

Istanbul, the city where East and West meet! Esthetic Airlines and our partner Travel Experience will organise your trip from beginning to end. Depart for a luxurious holiday and come back completely refreshed!

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Step 3

Preparation

We will prepare this life-changing trip in consultation with you. We arrange the admission interview with the attending physician, and we will monitor your situation both here and in Istanbul. We discuss the procedure and the progress of the procedure with you, as well as the post-operative care.

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Customer testimonials

Miranda - Kalmthout

“On behalf of my husband, I would like to thank you for the wonderful outcome of his hair transplant. Not only he, but also I, are very satisfied with his new look! :-)”

Hans Dierckx - Lommel

“I had decided in advance to wait a year before evaluating the situation. Today exactly 365 days have passed and I must say that I have not regretted it for a second. My cousin will contact you soon because I am apparently good publicity :-)”

Anja - Hair salon Kapzones.

“I am a hairdresser from Leuven and several of my clients have used your services. Hats off to your results. It is not only amazing for the client, but also for the hairdresser, I am very grateful to be able to cut my clients' hair again. Keep up the good work!”

Gerald Van Driessche - Tessenderlo

“Six months after the operation, the result is already exceeding all my expectations. I can't wait to see what my hair will look like in six months. I’ll keep you posted!”

Jorn Verbruggen - Landen

“On-site Dutch support is a real added value! Thank you for my new head of hair.”

The Van Wauwe-Herdersems

“My brothers and I returned from Istanbul this Friday. We had a lot of turbulence during our outbound flight, but when we arrived we were showered with warmth by Nicolette and the hair transplant team. Let's hope we'll see our first hair appear soon.”

Roberto - Hasselt

“I can strongly recommend the hair transplantation. Hopefully, I'll finally find a new girlfriend this year. :-)) Grazie Mille!”

Dries, Joost & Koen - Denderleeuw

“We returned from Istanbul yesterday. Everything went well. We will most likely have some questions about the post-operative care in the following days. But it is reassuring that we can always contact you, even via WhatsApp. So far, so good!”

Geert De Wachter - Rumst

“After having had a hair transplant in Belgium 3 years ago, I decided this time to try my luck elsewhere. In my opinion, you have an excellent approach, both regarding the preparatory consultations in Belgium and the treatment in the clinic. A special thanks to the transplant team for the amazing final result.”

Sammy Struyf - Deinze

“I would like to thank you for my successful hair transplant. The trip went well, the local welcome committee and support was fantastic and I can only hope that the result will be similar :) Thank you very much and I wish you a Merry Christmas.”

Ibrahim - Antwerp

“I am also very satisfied with the result of my hair transplant. The soft approach, the professional explanation and the quarterly check-up by the doctors in Belgium gave me a lot of confidence. Soon, I will leave for the second time, but this time for veneers ... I'm looking forward to it!”

Practical information

Prices

All-inclusive package

In partnership with Travel Experience and the Istanbul Aesthetic Center, Esthetic Airlines offers an all-inclusive package during the low season. Other packages are available on request.

Individual trips : 2,050€ p.p. All-inclusive */**/***

The individual trip includes advice, a FUE hair transplant, 1 PRP treatment, pre- and post-operative care, medication, 24-hour follow-up during your stay, flight tickets, all transfers to Istanbul and three nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast in a four-star hotel (from the Travel Experience offer).

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Group trips: 2,160€ p.p. All-inclusive */**/***

A group trip has the advantage of having fellow travellers who are living the same adventure. The group trip offers the same advantages as the individual trip, with the added benefit of Dutch on-site assistance and a sumptuous welcome dinner on the day of your arrival.

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Your trip and stay

Istanbul is a magnificent metropolis where East meets West.

This unique historic Turkish city spans the continents of Asia and Europe. Two bridges crossing the Bosporus connect the two continents in a cosmopolitan city that has as many inhabitants as the whole of the Netherlands.

You will find yourself in a unique blend of cultures and traditions. Istanbul was capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, resulting today in some of the city's most visited tourist attractions. A diverse mix of cultures abounds. The greatest tourist attractions are the Topkapi Palace, the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque.

Esthetic Airlines and Travel Experience offer you many options to help you to make the most of both your journey and your stay. For example, you can choose your departure and arrival airport***, or opt for a luxury transfer to the airport (not included). Contact us for all of the possibilities.

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*: The prices mentioned above are exclusive of VAT.
**: Low season = All periods except public holidays. High season begins 3 days before the beginning of a public holiday. For Dutch customers, the Dutch national holidays will be taken into account when departing from the Netherlands.
***: Flight fares are calculated based on departure from Brussels Airport, Belgium. Subject to flight availability.

Available hotels

Istanbul Aesthetic Center 5 min

Biz Cevahir Hotel

Biz Cevahir Istanbul is located in the Gayrettepe district in the heart of Istanbul. The hotel is ideally located for visiting all parts of the city. The luxurious rooms are a beautiful blend of modern and classic interiors.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a wellness centre with a sauna and a traditional Turkish bath. All rooms are tastefully decorated with beautiful furniture and feature air conditioning, an iPod dock, free Wi-Fi and a satellite LCD TV.

A buffet breakfast is served every day. The restaurant Zeytinyalı offers exclusive Mediterranean dishes à la carte, prepared exclusively with natural ingredients.

This hotel is located five minutes from the Istanbul Aesthetic Center. The nearest metro station is 250 metres away and offers easy access to Taksim Square, which is 4 km away, and the historic Sultanahmet district, 13 km from the hotel.

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Istanbul Aesthetic Center 5 min

Veyron Hotel

Hotel Veyron in Istanbul has a spa and wellness centre, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the accommodation. The hotel is close to many shopping and business centres, and is located 500 metres from the Gayrettepe metro station. This hotel is located five minutes from the Istanbul Aesthetic Center.

Each room is air-conditioned and has a minibar, a television with pay-per-view, a kettle and a private bathroom with shower, hair dryer and free toiletries. From your room, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city.

Hotel Veyron also offers a shared sauna, a hammam, a 24-hour reception and a lounge bar.

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Our medical team

Surround yourself with professional doctors

Dr. Ergin

Dr. Ergin graduated in 1992 from the Military Medical Academy in Ankara. He then obtained a postgraduate degree in cosmetic surgery. He decided to gain work experience in various countries, including the United States and Europe.

In 2000, he won the first prize at the ‘Research competition of Turkish society of plastic surgeons’. In 2001, he was head of the Ankara Burn Center as a plastic surgeon.

After gaining years of experience, he decided to return to his home base of Istanbul. Specialising in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Ergin is now the head of the Istanbul Aesthetic Center.

He specialises in: Hair transplant, face and neck lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast correction and rhinoplasty.

License number: 55393/65863

A professional team with exceptional skills

Istanbul Aesthetic Center offers you the complete package! Every effort is made to make your medical procedure as effective and safe as possible.

The doctors at the Aesthetic Center are carefully selected. We expect total dedication. Our doctors should not be looking for full-time employment in general hospitals and should be passionate about their profession. They have solid and formal experience and training in their aesthetic speciality. It goes without saying that they are registered in the Turkish and international registers of surgeons, doctors and dentists.

You can always request a copy of the diplomas and/or certificates of the Aesthetic Center’s doctors/surgeons by e-mail.

Hair Specialist Oya Sisman

Our hair specialist Dr. Oya supervises all three of the hair transplant teams in the Istanbul Aesthetic Center.

In consultation with Dr. Ergin, Dr. Oya develops individual preparatory planning for each patient.

She specialises in: Hair and beard FUE technique, PRP treatment

A professional team with exceptional skills

Istanbul Aesthetic Center offers you the complete package! Every effort is made to make your medical procedure as effective and safe as possible.

The doctors at the Aesthetic Center are carefully selected. We expect total dedication. Our doctors should not be looking for full-time employment in general hospitals and should be passionate about their profession. They have solid and formal experience and training in their aesthetic speciality. It goes without saying that they are registered in the Turkish and international registers of surgeons, doctors and dentists.

You can always request a copy of the diplomas and/or certificates of the Aesthetic Center’s doctors/surgeons by e-mail.

Dr. İbrahim Bozkurt

Dr. Bozkurt is the anaesthesiologist at the Istanbul Aesthetic Center. He studied at the University of Istanbul Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine and specialised in anaesthesia and intensive care. Later, he focused on cosmetic surgery and hand surgery.

Dr. Bozkurt is co-director of the Istanbul Aesthetic Center.

He specialises in: Hair and beard FUE technique, PRP treatment

A professional team with exceptional skills

Istanbul Aesthetic Center offers you the complete package! Every effort is made to make your medical procedure as effective and safe as possible.

The doctors at the Aesthetic Center are carefully selected. We expect total dedication. Our doctors should not be looking for full-time employment in general hospitals and should be passionate about their profession. They have solid and formal experience and training in their aesthetic speciality. It goes without saying that they are registered in the Turkish and international registers of surgeons, doctors and dentists.

You can always request a copy of the diplomas and/or certificates of the Aesthetic Center’s doctors/surgeons by e-mail.