Beard transplant in Turkey

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Written by Émilie

Everything you need to know about beard and moustache transplants in Turkey! What is the average price in Istanbul? Our advice for a successful beard and moustache transplant in Turkey.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information about beard transplants in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified doctors. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

Price of a beard transplant in Turkey

The average cost of a beard transplant in Turkey is €1,500. This price varies according to the number of grafts transplanted, the patient’s specific needs, the type of anaesthetic and the hair supplements. Under local anaesthetic, the procedure takes 7 hours on an outpatient basis. The minimum stay in Istanbul is 4 days. The final result is visible within 5 months.

Beard transplant1500 €
Moustache transplant1700 €
Beard Moustache2200 €
PRP treatment100 €

Foreword

Now a symbol of youth, but also of maturity, the beard is firmly rooted in male culture and is part of a man’s charm. Maintained rather than shaggy, anointed rather than perfectly trimmed, it has become an indicator of virility.

In a society that has evolved, where men now take care of themselves, the beard has become highly symbolic and revolutionary. We want it to grow at all costs, even if it means accentuating its growth with oils and lotions of all kinds.

Simulation avant après
Before and after simulation

And if you’re not so lucky and don’t have much hair, there’s still a solution that allows you to have a beard as virile as the models in the calendars: a beard transplant. Increasingly popular with men, beard transplants, like hair transplants, are a form of surgery that allows the facial hair to grow more densely.

Before and after photos of our patients

Everything you need to know about beard transplants in Turkey

A masculine attribute, the beard and moustache are the self-confidence of a virile man. An important facial accessory, in many cases they can also mask the unfavourable proportions of the cheek or chin. For aesthetic and sometimes cultural reasons, men proudly wear beards. It is a symbol of their self-esteem.

However, facial hair is not characteristic of all men. And for many reasons, some men are unable to grow a full beard naturally. Beard transplantation uses follicular units for transplantation techniques to encourage the growth of a dense, thick beard.

Patient avant une greffe de barbe
Patient before a beard transplant

Genetic disposition, accident scars, illnesses, pubertal acne and hormonal vagaries can influence the growth of facial hair. For these reasons, natural beards can be sparse and uneven.

For some men, it may never reach a certain length, or it may simply be non-existent. In many cases, this can lead to a real complex and a loss of self-confidence, as virility takes a hit.

So, to correct this beardless face, we resort to a technique of cosmetic surgery. Beard transplantation in Turkey is a highly reputed way of achieving a dense, even facial hair, provided, of course, that it is carried out by an expert.

What is a beard transplant?

A beard transplant is a cosmetic operation designed to correct the lack of hair in the beard and moustache. It consists of implanting hair follicles on the face to make up for the lack of density. The hair follicles are extracted from a denser area.

Implants are generally extracted from the neck area, where the hair is similar to that of a beard, giving a natural result.

The beard transplant is carried out in the clinic by an expert using highly technological and painless procedures. At our clinic in Istanbul, beard hair transplants are performed by a renowned plastic surgeon.

When should a beard transplant be performed?

While there are no major contraindications to cosmetic beard surgery, beard transplants in Turkey can be carried out from the age of 20 to 22. It is particularly recommended once puberty is over, as you need to wait for your hormones to stabilise.

Patient après une greffe de barbe
Patient after a beard transplant

It is also important that you have been shaving regularly for several years before considering a beard transplant. In all cases, you need to be sure of your choice, as theoperation is irreversible and a beard hair transplant deserves to be maintained.

What are the contraindications?

Beard transplant surgery is suitable for beardless people. As with any surgery, there may be some contraindications. Firstly, it is not suitable for patients with coagulation problems or who are on anticoagulant treatment.

Transplantation is not an option in these cases. People who are prone to cardiovascular disease should also consult their surgeon before considering such surgery.

As a precaution and to ensure satisfactory results, the Turkey beard transplant should be carried out on healthy skin. Infected or burnt skin will not be suitable for a moustache or beard transplant. A preliminary consultation will determine the health of the skin.

There may be other contraindications mentioned by the surgeon during the initial consultation. People with HIV are also eligible.

Patient après une greffe de barbe
Patient after a beard transplant

When should you opt for this surgery?

  • Absent or almost non-existent beard
  • Badly shaped beard, making it untidy
  • Thin, sparse beard
  • Holes in the beard
  • Uneven hair growth
  • No moustache

How many grafts are needed?

The number of grafts required will depend on where the implant is to be performed. Beard transplants can be performed on the sideburns, moustache, goatee and cheeks. Here’s an estimate of the number of grafts needed for a beard transplant:

  • Sideburns: 300 to 800 grafts
  • Moustache: 250 to 500 grafts
  • Goatee: 600 to 800 grafts
  • Cheeks: 1,200 to 2,400 grafts

Very often, patients opt for a full beard implant. However, it is also possible to carry out only part of the graft where more hair is desired. A prior consultation with the surgeon will help determine your needs.

Methods of beard transplant

Like hair transplants, beard transplants in Turkey are carried out using two specialised techniques. Among the most popular methods used by our clinic in Istanbul are the FUE method and the DHI method.

Both methods use modern high-tech and non-invasive procedures. Mastered by our aesthetic surgeon, beard transplantation in Turkey has a success rate of 99%.

Simulation photo avant et après une greffe de barbe
Photo simulation before and after a beard transplant

FUE beard transplant

The FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction beard transplant for men is the safest technique for a facial hair transplant. It is a highly advanced procedure that offers great precision in the unit implantation of grafts.

FUE grafting involves extracting hair grafts from a donor area and then implanting them in the recipient area. The grafts are implanted following the alignment of the hairs, the opening of the hair ducts in the skin and the positioning of the bulbs according to the density of the desired beard. For a natural result, the grafts are placed one by one, following the natural line of hair growth.

To implant the grafts in the beard area, the surgeon uses an electric micropunch fitted with a steel or sapphire blade to make micro-incisions in the epidermis to implant the hair follicles. These micro-incisions heal on their own.

Here, the surgeon can choose to use a steel blade or a sapphire blade. The latter is known as FUE-Sapphire. The sapphire blade is rather soft and healthy.

It heals better and reduces the risk of infection. What’s more, the graft is natural and painless.

Chirurgien capillaire
Hair surgeon

For a beard transplant in Turkey using the FUE procedure, you should allow around 5 to 6 hours on the operating table. The duration of the operation varies according to the number of grafts to be transplanted.

PRP treatment

FUE transplants may be followed by treatment with PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. However, this is not compulsory. This treatment improves the implantation and regrowth of future hairs after a transplant. It also enhances healing after an FUE transplant.

DHI beard transplant

The DHI or Direct Hair Implantation beard transplant technique is a healthy and, above all, very fast procedure. A revolutionary method, it allows a beard transplant to be carried out in just 2 or 3 hours.

During a DHI hair implant, the surgeon uses a pen to remove the hair follicles from the donor area one by one. Using the same pen, the surgeon will implant the grafts in the recipient area. The operation is systemic. As soon as a graft is removed, it is quickly implanted.

This reduces the amount of time it is outside the body. Because the longer a graft is in the air, the more likely it is to be infected by viruses or microbes. What’s more, the donor area remains open for less time, which improves healing.

Chirurgien capillaire
Hair surgeon

This HID pen is equipped with a microblade that makes the small incisions in the skin of the recipient area itself. What’s more, it delivers anaesthetic without injection. This makes the operation virtually painless.

The blade is made of sapphire stone. It is healthy and safe for both patient and surgeon. With this technique, beard grafts in Istanbul are more likely to be successful, both in terms of the surgery and the results themselves.

How is a beard transplant carried out in Turkey?

A beard transplant in Turkey, and especially at our clinic in Istanbul, takes place under the best possible conditions. The first step is an initial contact or consultation to determine your needs.

The first consultation

The first consultation is the point of contact with our team at the clinic. It can be done online and will be a sort of hair diagnosis. During this initial consultation, we will look at

  • Your reasons for wanting a beard transplant
  • The nature and condition of your hair: do you have no beard, sparse beard or holes in your moustache?
  • The information required for a beard transplant: previous illness, state of health, etc.
Homme avec une barbe
Man with a beard

The Turkish surgeon may also ask you for a photo of your current face to see the possibilities for grafts. You can also ask for a quote to find out how much you should budget for a beard transplant in Turkey.

The second consultation

This second appointment for a beard transplant in Turkey goes a step further in the beard implantation procedures. Blood tests may be carried out at the surgeon’s request to determine the effectiveness of the implant.

During this second consultation, the surgeon will also be able to identify the number of grafts required and the most suitable technique. This will also be the time to decide on the date of the operation.

The day of the beard transplant

On the day of the operation, you will be looked after by the team at our clinic. Before the operation, you will be prepared both physically and psychologically. Medical support will be provided throughout the operation.

Patient avant une greffe de barbe
Patient before a beard transplant

If the surgeon uses the FUE technique, the operation takes between 4 and 6 hours. There will be a 10 to 15 minute break after the grafts have been removed and before implantation. Once implantation has begun, there should be no breaks, as there is a risk of leaving the grafts in the open air for too long.

If the surgeon uses the DHI technique, the operation takes between 2 and 3 hours. The short breaks allowed are when you need to relieve yourself.

After the operation

Once the operation has been completed, the grafted area will be covered with a healing gel or ointment. The patient should keep it on for 3 days without washing the face. You should avoid exposing your face to the sun for the next few days.

A period of rest is recommended, but if you feel like exploring Istanbul, go out covered up. A hat or small scarf will do the trick. Another option is to go out in the evening, when there is less sun. Istanbul and its thousand and one nights are well worth a visit.

Risks, complications and side-effects

There may be some rare risks associated with a beard transplant:

  • Damage to the hair follicle;
  • Fever and headaches;
  • Pimples and ingrown hairs;
  • Temporary scabs;
  • Itching and dermatitis;
  • Skin reactions.

That’s why you should trust us when it comes to choosing your surgeon in Istanbul and opt for a reputable and experienced practitioner.

Note that in the Islamic religion, beard transplantation is not haram. It is halal and accepted if the aim is to remove a defect.

Photo après une greffe de barbe
Photo after a beard transplant

To simplify the medical journey for people with reduced mobility (PRM), our establishment is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

What are the results after a beard transplant in Turkey?

The first visible results of a beard transplant in Turkey will be seen after 6 to 8 weeks of the operation. After a week, the implanted area returns to its natural appearance. A large proportion of the grafts will fall off, which is a sign of good healing and therefore of definite regrowth.

After 6 to 8 months, you can already see a pretty, natural beard that will give you back your self-confidence. After 12 months, the beard will become thick. Good maintenance will make it sexy and enhance your virility.

Precautions to take after a beard transplant in Turkey

While a large part of the hair transplant is based on the surgeon’s expertise, the other part is based on the precautions you need to take once the transplant has been carried out. The most important are :

  • Do not wash your face for 3 days after the operation.
  • Sleep on your back rather than on your side to avoid damaging the grafts for a few weeks
  • Do not wear a motorbike helmet and avoid exposure to the sun for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Protect yourself with a sun cream or moisturiser for 6 months after the operation
  • Use appropriate cosmetic products recommended by the surgeon; do not use soap or cologne.
Chirugien capillaire
Hair surgeon

How should I apply shampoo after a Turkey beard transplant?

The transplanted area must be kept dry for 10 days. It should not be washed. To apply your shampoo, we recommend that you go to the hairdresser and wash your hair in a washing machine.

As for shampooing your beard, you’ll need to wait about 1 month before giving it a thorough cleaning. Apply a gentle, suitable shampoo. Don’t leave the shampoo on the skin for too long. Rinse with plenty of clean water.

When should I shave after a beard transplant?

The first shave after a beard transplant takes place 2 months after the operation. You should wait until the grafts have fallen off and there is real regrowth before shaving your beard. In all cases, your surgeon will carry out a post-operative check-up to monitor the progress of healing and the results of the beard transplant.

Photo avant et après une greffe de barbe en Turquie
Photo before and after a beard transplant in Turkey

Preparing for your beard transplant in Turkey

You’ve decided to take the plunge and have a beard transplant in Turkey. Don’t know what procedures to follow? Here are a few steps you won’t want to miss:

Choosing your surgeon

After several internet searches, choose your surgeon on the basis of his expertise, reputation, experience and the results of his operations. The website, social networks and word of mouth are your best allies in finding the right surgeon in Turkey.

Our clinic is one of the best in Istanbul. We have extensive experience in hair surgery, from hair transplants tobeard implants. We have a 100% satisfaction rate.

Preparing your trip

You can go through a medical tourism agency, which will offer you an all-inclusive package for your stay: plane tickets, accommodation, clinic, operating costs, care during your stay, etc.

You can also try the adventure yourself and organise it on your own. For a safe and secure stay, we recommend the all-inclusive package.

Illustration sur la greffe de barbe FUE
FUE beard transplant illustration

How much does a beard transplant cost in Turkey?

In Turkey, the cost of a beard transplant is €1,500. The minimum price is €1,200 and the maximum is €1,800. This price includes the graft, anaesthetic and post-operative medication, and depends on the surgeon’s experience and the clinic’s reputation.


For a more precise, personalised quote, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to help you.

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How many grafts are needed?

It all depends on what needs to be grafted. For a leg, around 250 grafts are enough. For a cheek, 350 to 600 grafts are needed. For the area of the goatee and upper lip, between 250 and 650 grafts.

The beard transplant procedure in Turkey is not painful. Although incisions are made in the skin, the operation is carried out under local anaesthetic. So the patient feels nothing.

Yes, the beard hair transplanted is permanent and will renew itself in the same way as normal hair. The follicles are harvested from areas of the scalp that are not affected by androgenetic hair loss.

Scarring is an inherent part of surgery. Beard transplantation is no exception to this rule. The FUE transplant procedure also leaves scars. However, they are microscopic and not visible to the naked eye.

The results of a beard transplant are not always immediately visible. At first, the hairs look too fine and foreign. They will become like the others after about 6 months.

To have a beard transplant in Turkey, you should allow at least 4 days for the procedure. The operation itself takes between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the number of grafts the surgeon has to implant and the method used.

About the author

Émilie

My name is Emilie Gervais and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I am a medical writer with extensive scientific knowledge and over 15 years' experience in cancer research and molecular biology. I have experience in congress organisation and project management. I have the ability to convey complex medical and scientific concepts to a variety of audiences through a variety of media, including this website as a medium for my writing.

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