FUE Technique Explained: Why It’s Popular in Turkey

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The Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is one of the most common techniques used in transplant surgery. FUE hair transplant Turkey is also quite popular with many medical tourists opting for that over the older FUT technique. However, why is it actually that FUE is considered the better option?

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Leading Clinics Specialising in FUE in Turkey

When researching the best hair transplant clinic in Turkey, you’ll see most of them offering the FUE hair transplant or one or more of its variants.

hair transplant before and after

Surgeons’ Profiles and Experience

One of the first things you need to look out for is whether or not your surgeon has experience in performing the FUE technique. In FUE, the surgeon extracts individual hair grafts from the back of the scalp. And then transplants them into the bald spots through small incisions. While the procedure may sound simple enough, there’s a lot that can go wrong if your surgeon doesn’t know what they’re doing.


For instance, improper handling of the grafts might lower the overall yield of the grafts, which will, in turn, affect the hair density. Another complication is overharvesting, where too many grafts are removed from the back, resulting in permanent patchiness. Dense packing of the graft might result in necrosis (death) of scalp tissue. Since hair transplant is a surgical procedure, it carries certain risks, but finding a good surgeon can help you minimise them.


Therefore, make sure to ask about the experience of the surgeon, their speciality, their overall patient satisfaction rates and how they’d help in case of a complication. Importantly, you should verify whether or not they’re registered with the Turkish Medical Association and are offering the procedure in a facility that’s regulated by the Ministry of Health.

State-of-the-Art FUE Equipment

The FUE technique doesn’t involve cutting a piece of skin from the scalp, unlike FUT technique. Instead, it uses a motorised punch tool to do so directly. Moreover, depending on the type of FUE you’re getting, such as DHI which uses a Choi Pen or Sapphire, which uses a sapphire-tipped blade, the other tools involved in the surgery can vary. If you’re considering any of these procedures, make sure your facility has the proper equipment and tools for them.


Patient Journeys and Outcomes with FUE

While FUE is very popular, you should check out the results of other patients who’ve also had the same procedure.

Detailed Case Studies

You can find many hair transplant details of patients (even celebrities). It can include information on the technique that was used, the number of grafts that were transplanted, and whether or not the patient had any medical issues before or after the procedure.


With that, you will most likely also find the before and after images where you can assess the outcome. Make sure to check whether or not it looks natural. For this, you can consider looking closely at the way the entire hairline is drawn and even the angle at which the hair is coming out.

Recovery Process and Timeline

Hair transplant results can take 12-18 months to show. Normally, hair growth starts to take place after 3-4 months. In the beginning, however, you might experience something known as shock loss, which is a type of temporary hair loss. It can occur due to the shock of surgery, causing shedding. But it should resolve on its own, and your hair growth and density should get better with time.

Preparing for Your FUE Procedure in Turkey

Preparing for a hair transplant in Turkey can mean taking care of a lot of small things, so you should be careful about them.

Initial Consultation and Treatment Planning

Before the surgery, you should have a consultation session with your surgeon where they discuss the procedure with you and you can ask any questions you have for them. Keep in mind that since the needs and medical histories, among many other things, of patients can vary, a customised treatment plan works best, so you should get one as well.

Travel and Accommodation Advice

Once you’ve made the booking, it’s time to make preparations for the travelling and the accommodation. Here too, you might be able to get assistance from the company you’ve booked with. They might help you book the tickets with the best prices and find hotels that are close enough to the clinic, so you don’t tire yourself out. Make sure you ask them about it. 



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