Medical tourism is becoming more and more popular with hundreds of men fleeing the country in a bid to get the perfect hair transplant for a fraction of the price.
At the time of booking up your transplant and flying to places such as Turkey and India sometimes it’s hard to think about the consequences and the risks when you’ve got a great price in your head.
In recent years Turkey has become the one stop destination for those looking for cheap hair transplants, however, it is thought that 60% of clinics are operating illegally.
There is a great deal of risk associated with media tourism, many leading to patients having to get further surgery when they return to the UK. Yet people are still doing it. Today we’re talking about why the cost of a hair transplant isn’t the only thing you should consider.
Getting a hair transplant abroad might seem like a good idea, you’ve probably seen a few adverts in the newspaper, on the tube and even online for your chosen clinic, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good clinic.
When you’re going to a clinic abroad it can sometimes be hard to find out vital information, such as how qualified the doctors are, what the clinic looks like, and sometimes the language barrier can make it hard to understand what hair restoration treatment you’re actually getting.
Getting a hair transplant abroad does have some risks associated with it, as mentioned above you might not get the right treatment. You could end up with an FUT hair transplant when you were actually hoping for an FUE hair transplant. This could result in scarring at the back of the scalp and your results might not match up to what you want.
In some cases, you might think your procedure went fine straight after but with a hair transplant your results will not show for a number of months. By this time you’ll be back in the UK and if your hair transplant, hasn’t gone as you might have hoped you’ll have to spend time and money trying to contact the clinic, and then either pay out to return (flights, accommodation, food expenses), or book an appointment at a reputable UK clinic and pay to have your hair transplant fixed.
In the UK clinics can be regulated by a professional body, such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC), or be registered officially as a professional hair clinic. This is something you won’t be able to find out about your clinic abroad, making it harder to find out if it is a reputable and good clinic.
It is important to pick a quality clinic, as we’ve mentioned above a hair transplant in Turkey might cost a fraction of the price, but it is important to consider why. When it comes to booking a hair transplant do not compromise on quality.
Picking the perfect hair transplant clinic is tricky because there are a lot of things that you need to consider. Whether you’re going to pick a clinic abroad or in the UK here are a few things we recommend you check out beforehand;
- Can you easily contact and visit the clinic
- Does the clinic only use registered doctors
- Is the clinic registered with a professional body
- Does the clinic have a good number of testimonials for you to look at
- Does the clinic offer a good no obligation consultation process
- Does the clinic offer the treatment you want
If you would like more information on our clinic and the treatments we can offer you please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.