What Is Hair Transplantation?

Ali Emre Karadeniz is a plastic surgeon and hair transplant surgeon. He is the only American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Certified Turkish plastic surgeon. He has performed over 2000 hair operations. He is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

What Is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplant is the surgical solution to hair loss and it is the only solution available to achieve a cosmetically satisfactory and natural hair restoration.

Hair transplant is the surgical solution to hair loss that can be done as long as hair density is below a critical level to make it worth an operation and there is a donor area that has potential permanent hair follicles to be taken without significant weakening of that area. It is the only solution available to achieve a cosmetically satisfactory and natural hair restoration.

A hair transplant procedure consists of three steps

Graft harvesting, recipient site incisions and graft placement.

Step 1: Graft harvesting

The graft harvesting phase can be done using two techniques. These are follicular unit transplant (FUT, FUSS, strip method) and follicular unit excision (FUE, one by one graft extraction).

FUT and FUE are not hair transplant techniques, but are the two techniques for graft harvesting; the second and third steps of the operation are common. The online environment is full of misinformation about the two techniques. The success of a hair transplant is dependent on the skill of the surgical team rather than the technique.

The success of a hair transplant is dependent on the skill of the surgical team rather than the technique.
Step 2: Recipient Site Incisions

The second phase of the operation is the recipient site incisions. It is done by using custom made pre-cut blades that are prepared to the characteristics of the patient's grafts. These incisions later heal without leaving visible scars as opposed to the circular punch holes which were used in old times.

Some surgeons prefer using an instrument called 'implanter pens'. These are pen-like instruments used to install grafts and then insert the grafts directly without the need of pre-made incisions. This method is not widely preferred. This part of the operation is important as it defines hair distribution, density, direction and angles.

Step 3: Graft Placement

The last phase is the graft placement. The grafts are inserted carefully into the incisions. An average hair transplant session of 4000-6000 hairs takes 7-9 hours.

About AEK Hair Clinic, Dr. Ali Emre Karadeniz

Our Featured Treatments

FUT Hair Transplant

FUT is a very sophisticated technique that requires extensive surgical training by the surgeon and technicians, which is why this technique isn’t available in most Turkish clinics. This technique provides the best quality grafts while causing minimal scarring.

FUE Hair Transplant

FUE is the individual harvesting of follicular unit grafts. The most important determinant of the quality of FUE is the training and skills of the surgical team that is doing it.

Unshaven Hair Transplant

We provide unshaven FUT and FUE options for patients who need to socialise as early as possible.

Body Hair Transplant (BHT)

Body hair, especially beard hair can be an extra source for donor hair in patients with limited donor availability at the scalp.


Why Choose Us For A Hair Transplant In Turkey?

ABHRS Certified Surgeon<br>Dr. Karadeniz (Dr. K)

ABHRS Certified Surgeon
Dr. Karadeniz (Dr. K)

ABHRS, is the only international medical board that provides accreditation for hair restoration surgery doctors who have proven to be up to date on current science and technology and have proven to produce exceptionally good results. Dr. Karadeniz (Dr. K) is the only ABHRS certified Turkish plastic surgeon. Plastic surgery in Turkey, is an additional 6 years of surgical training over the 6 years of medical school and is the only field of medicine that provides in depth training in cosmetic surgery and tissue reconstruction using grafts.

Dr. Karadeniz Live Consultation

Dr. Karadeniz Live Consultation

At AEK Hair Clinic, we believe that every patient should be able to have a live consultation with the doctor before deciding on having a hair transplant. It is very important that this consultation is done with the doctor and not with a sales representative or consultant. Dr. Karadeniz (Dr. K) offers every patient a live online consultation which will make sure that all your questions are answered and you can hear the personalised treatment plan offered by the doctor.

Personalised Treatment

Personalised Treatment

Every patient is different and there is not one method or instrument that is ideal for every patient. Therefore surgical techniques and instruments should varied according to each hair transplant patient's needs. At AEK Hair Clinic, we make a personalised treatment plan for each patient and use the surgical techniques that best suit the patients condition.