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Discussion in 'Hair Transplant & Doctors | Europe & Worldwide' started by irongymmer, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. irongymmer

    irongymmer New Member My Regimen

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    Hello,

    I'm from Belgium looking to do a hair transplant (probably in Turkey). I have been saving up this year and have a budget of around 5000 eur right now. Are there any good recommendations for a clinic with this kind of budget, or is it recommended to save for another year and spend 10k+? I'm around a norwood 4 with thinning on top

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    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Hair surgery is very much the case where you get what you pay for. There are some individuals who get really good results with cheaper surgeons but there are also individuals who have unsatisfactory results.

    If you wish to be as safe as possible I would suggest saving another 2,000-3,000 Euro and then go to a respectable surgeon but it is completely your decision.


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    First, pick a surgeon based on his results and who you feel comfortable with. Find out how much he will charge. If you need to save more, then save more.
     
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    Those two clauses contradict each other. People who spend 10 grand can have unsatisfactory results.
     
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    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    There is no guarantee for any surgery but you can’t deny going for a “ all included” cheap surgery will more likely result in an unfavourable outcome. I’ve seen it numerous times.

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    I don't agree with you. I think people take comfort in the fact that they are spending 5 times as much money as someone else, and thus believe they are 5 times more likely to get a great result. I don't see any evidence for it. Have you looked into Dr Acar at Cosmedica? His mid-range package is about 2 grand, and his results look as good as anyone else's. Transplants are becoming more affordable and accessible to the common man, but people are clinging on to the idea that they NEED to cost a fortune. If half these Turkish surgeons were Brits or Americans, then 2-3 grand would be the going rate. It's only the stereotype of the 'dodgy Turk' that makes people wary - in ten years people will balk at the idea of paying over £3000 for an FUE.
     
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    I have been looking into Cosmedica the last week as the recent results all seem very good and it's definitely affordable. Right now I'm still waiting for a few free consultations to get back to me but this is definitely still on my list. I'm also considering Dr.Mehmet from above but waiting for his response
     
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    isn’t Dr Erdogan Turkish and his prices are higher than 2-3 grand? People aren’t clinging to the idea that they need to be expensive. More likely they’re aware that this is surgery that requires a highly skilled surgeon who knows what they’re doing. I don’t know how you haven’t seen evidence of this, but I have seen some cases of highly rated doctors with unsatisfactory results and numerous cases of cheap doctors with horrible results.

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    isn’t Dr Erdogan Turkish and his prices are higher than 2-3 grand? People aren’t clinging to the idea that they need to be expensive. More likely they’re aware that this is surgery that requires a highly skilled surgeon who knows what they’re doing.

    I don’t know how you haven’t seen evidence of this, but I have seen some cases of highly rated doctors with unsatisfactory results and numerous cases of cheap doctors with horrible results.

    It’s no different than those stories you hear about of people going to third world countries and getting cheap plastic surgery with terrible results.

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    The doctor isn’t involved at all in the surgery which is why it was likely cheaper. a lot of the time the technicians do all the work and take no liability if something goes wrong.

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    I've decided not to go to Dr. Erdogan because lately more bad results have been popping up and posts about how they are handling 15 people a day with different teams, and that Dr. Erdogan is barely involved anymore in most patients so you're throwing a dice for how skilled a team you will get.
     
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    I would look Into Dr Maras in that case as I chose him over Dr Erdogan and had excellent results with him. He did the hairline design, incisions and most of the extractions himself. He’s one of the best for FUE in my opinion. You can also look into Fereduni and Dr B i s a n g a,

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    I wouldn't touch Erdogan, read a lot of reviews by patients that he's only in the room for minutes and seen a lot of terrible results.
     
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    He has so many patients that I’ve heard by numerous patients that most of the technicians do the work and he just supervises. Those technicians bear no liability if something goes wrong. I was considering him in the beginning but thankfully changed my mind.

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    The best doctor in Turkey based on results and patient satisfaction is Dr Demirsoy, based on my extensive research.
     
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    Ive seen some complaints against him online but you’re probably right. My personal decision was to avoid Turkey all together and go to Cyprus with Dr Maras and im grateful I did. I’d also recommend Belgium as they have quality surgeons there. Are you having surgery soon with Demisroy?


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    Yes I had surgery a few weeks back. I couldn't find any complaints? Demirsoy's involvement in the surgery was also important to me, along with 1 patient a day...seems rare.
     
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    I came across some detailed complaints against him when I was doing my research for my surgery. If I come across them again I’ll let you know but since you’ve obviously done the research into this I’m in no position to deter you away from your surgeon.

    It’s also inevitable every surgeon will have some bad outcomes. I read complaints against Rahal and he’s one of the best in the world.

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    Yes I researched all the english and german speaking forums as most of his clientele seem to be German. Don't see any so would be impressed if you could share ;)
     
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    For 3 grand with Cosmedica you get the VIP package, which includes Acar opening your channels.
     
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