James' hair transplant procedure
If you could restore your receding hairline, would you? A resounding ‘yes!’ was James’ answer. A 39-year-old Brit, James chose Asthetica for his hair transplant. Fully recovered with a full head of hair, James tells us about his “life changing” experience in Turkey.
View James’ before and after images in the gallery below.
What did you dislike about your appearance/hairline?
For years, since my mid-twenties probably, my hairline had been receding at the sides and the front. And it was going to keep receding unless I did something about it.
What prompted you to look at having a hair transplant abroad vs your home country?
I wanted to look into the most cost-effective option and also bring an element of travel and experience into it. Also, I knew I would probably feel a bit self-conscious with the bandage after surgery, so I didn’t want to bump into people I knew whilst I was healing. I did some Googling at it looked like Turkey was the number 1 place for hair transplants worldwide. It’s close to the UK so I investigated it further.
Why did you decide on Turkey for your procedure?
After doing lots of research, Turkey has a very good reputation for hair transplants, and I had heard it was a beautiful country to visit too. As for the cost side of things, I was amazed just how reasonably priced the procedure was there compared to the UK. I thought it could be a bit pricey, given they are the leading place for hair transplant procedures.
“When I spoke to Asthetica, it was clear that the person I was speaking to had personal experience of a hair transplant in Turkey. So I felt really reassured -they really knew what they were talking about. I had a great experience.”
James, Sussex, UK
Why did you choose Asthetica for your procedure?
There are so many companies in Turkey that I was concerned I would choose the wrong one. And some of the websites had average English translation so I didn’t want to get to Turkey and feel disappointed or worried. Asthetica has a UK office, so I felt more comfortable dealing with a local company. They talked me through everything and I saw lots of before and after photos of successful results. Their hospitals are all top-notch and they answered all my queries so it, made complete sense to use Asthetica.
What surprised you / was there anything you didn’t expect during your experience?
What blew me away was the results. Seriously, I feel 10 years younger.
Did you have a consultation with the Turkish clinic before you left your home country? If so, what was discussed? If not, did you feel comfortable not having a consultation?
My consultations were with Asthetica. I shared pictures with them and they came back with real term expectations on what I should expect and stepped me through the whole process. They were confident that I could get the result I wanted and that made me feel at ease. They knew what they were talking about and I liked dealing directly with them rather than back and forth with a Turkish company.
What was your pre-surgery experience like? What did the staff do to make you feel at ease?
Really good. I was picked up by my driver and taken to the hospital. The nurses were so nice and professional. I had a translator with me – it was part of the Asthetica package – so I knew nothing would get lost in translation. I spoke with the surgeon and he stepped me through the process again and clearly explained any potential complications to me. The risks are pretty low, but I felt comfortable he gave me the opportunity to ask more questions (which I didn’t need to).
“My hair transplant turned out even better than I expected. It’s nice to look in the mirror and seeing a younger me! Yeah, would definitely recommend Asthetica to anyone thinking of getting a hair transplant done."
James, Sussex, UK
What was your post-surgery experience like?
Great. I had excellent aftercare while I was in Turkey and when I got back to the UK. I could have called the Asthetica aftercare line if I needed to, but I didn’t. Recovery went well and I stuck to my aftercare plan like washing my hair properly, avoiding the sun… things like that.
Are you happy with your results?
Yes. Life changing!
Would you recommend a hair transplant in Turkey? If so, why?
Yes, definitely. They are ultimate professionals and my results are amazing!