Aek Hair Institute Hair Transplant Clinic in Turkey

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89.35 score/100
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Hair Transplant Clinic

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Dudullu Caddesi No:23 R2 Blok D:114 Kucukbakkalkoy, 34750 Atasehir/istanbul, Turkey
Turkey

Description

We are aware that you are looking for a hair transplant center that can provide a quality treatment at a reasonable price. In spite of the very cheap and low quality competition, we have insisted on being a boutique 'doctor clinic' where all procedures are performed by our doctor and only two patients a day. As a result, we have been producing consistently good hair transplant results since our clinic was founded.

AEK Hair Clinic is a hair transplant center in Turkey which provides a variety of surgical options to fit in with everyone's needs. Our medical team consists of the most experienced and skilled medical staff in Turkey, who are always dedicated to provide the highest standard of care and to give the best result possible for every patient.

Unlike most hair transplant clinics in Turkey, we believe that hair restoration surgery should be performed only by doctors.

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89.35 score/100
3 total votes
Ranked 42 / 2560 Clinics & 54 / 4202 Providers.
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I had my operation this week (Nov 2019).
I had invested significant time doing research searching for a clinic with good practices and a reliable reputation. So after watching Dr. K's videos on YouTube and reading all the good critics here (particularly from other Brits) I decided to go for this clinic and pay an extra €500 to have the operation with some involvement of Dr K before and during the op (the other alternative was paying €1300, but seeing a lesser known doctor helped by his technicians). Overall, I am very disappointed with the choice (I cannot judge on how the hair will grow yet). But let me start by mentioning the good things:

-Hygienic environment, all very careful.
-All the staff was friendly (both the technicians that did all the job, as well as Sacha, the photographer and greeter/pick-up-man, I really appreciated his encouragement).
- Dr K was offered a more realistic implant, looking at long term and insisted on not overharvesting.
-The hotel was amazing and literally next door (also by a nice shopping centre).
-Ömer offered me a third hotel night as a treat.

Things that I did not like:
- I had paid the extra amount to get Dr Karadeniz somehow involved BEFORE and DURING the operation, but he DID NOT SHOW UP even for a single minute. (I only saw him for 15 min the day before the op, he draw on my head and that's it!) If you watch his videos (even the aftercare videos) he always talks in first person singular, as if he were directly performing it (especially, at the beginning, where he even appears shaving a patient's hair, which I even found unnecessary when I watched the video). I understand that doctors will not be present for the entire 6 hours that lasted the op (no clinic does that, and Dr K is kind of honest about it, which is fine). However, I had only two technicians doing everything (actually, one was on her own for 40% of the time), which is a practice even Dr K denounces and accuses other clinics of doing. Basically I waited for the 6 hours of the op, for some doctor to show up, but the only doctor ever being in that room was me (a Doctor of Philosopy :) ). I complained about this to staff, but they gave contradictory versions: some said Dr K's direct participation was not included in my package (which is not true); the technicians said Dr K was busy at another room performing another op (then, why did I book that day?); or they said that the doctor was probably looking through the camera (though the operation desk light would have been covering the alleged camera for most of the time). As an ethical or at least orthodox practitioner, he should have shown up during the extraction or at least at the very end to check that everything had been performed successfully. Absolutely nothing. When I complained to the sales manager, Ömer, he tried to gaslight me and was very rude and hostile (I must admit that as a result I also replied not on my best tone of voice, but he kept being disrespectful and I had to leave the room). And obviously, did not get any of the difference I had paid back.

-The day of the operation there were 5 people. This is a small clinic, so as a rule of thumb (by reading a lot in other forums) no clinic (unless is big) should take more than 3 ops a day.  As a result ended up having only one and a half technicians, so it does matter. This is a common practice in  (many) other seedy clinics, which Dr K so strongly criticises.

- This is a bit of a minor issue. I was promised painless anaesthesia (and many higher-end clinics often offer what they call "needle-free anaesthesia"), but far from truth. I got more than 20 very painful injections on my scalp (and even the technician warned that some of them were going to be painful). When I complained about this Ömer also tried to gaslight me and said that 95% of the patients don't experience any pain (that's why it's "painless"; and thus I was apparently part of a weird minority) and that they never ever promised a needle-free anaesthesia. Just for you to be aware of it. There are going to be needles for the first 30-40 mins (and right before the implant) and they are going to hurt. The rest is fine.

-Some sort of post-op report would have been nice; at least telling me how many hairs (not "grafts", given Dr K's animadversion towards that concept) I had been implanted or that the operation had been successful. I was not given any information on the amount of implants and the success rate at all (even orally).

-They strongly encourage you to pay cash, which point to some dubious tax policy.

-As most clinics (as far as I can read from other reviews), before the op they test the patients for Hep B & C and HIV, which I find stigmatising for people living with such conditions. Staff should be trained to deal with any patient regardless their immunology by taking preventive measures.

In sum, I cannot judge the quality of the job yet (it looks okay to me, and Dr K's approach seemed realistic). Nevertheless, I cannot give a good rating given the strong dissonance between what they offer and the real experience. Not a terrible clinic, but you can probably get the same experience for less somewhere else (or at least, save you some money from the "extra package" that includes Dr K's involvement).

Summary:The service I needed was related to Follicular Unit Extraction FUE. I went to the Aek Hair Institute to receive operation and I have received it. I had an appointment at the Aek Hair Institute. The service I received was average. Afterwards I had no complications.
I recommend this clinic!
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Just got back to United States after my procedure at AEK hair clinic in Turkey.  This place is amazing.  I got a great transplant.  I searched online to find a place to go and I selected AEK.  I am so glad that I did because they made the whole process easy.  All I did was send an email and they walked me through the steps needed.  I had to send them current pictures of my hair line and coverage.  They came up with a plan for me and sent me an email with their suggestions with pricing.  They said that I would receive up to 5000 hair transplants for the cost they sent to me.  I actually received approx. 7000 for the same price.  There were others present who also had transplants from AEK and they looked great also.  I asked how they felt about their hair implants and they were very pleased as I am.  After the emails and a date was set, I had to send a deposit for the hotel.  (This is part of the total cost they give you and so it is subtracted from how much you will need to pay upon arrival).  I was picked up from the Airport and driven to the hotel wich was about 45min away.  I checked into my room and spent that day looking around the area.   There is a mall right next to the hotel that has many shops, places to eat, theater and a grocery store.  This was all I needed.  The next day was my procedure.  They meet me in the lobby and we went to the clinic which is just around the corner (about a 20 second walk).  The clinic is very nice.  It is very clean and sterile.  Everyone was very polite and friendly and professional.  You will then give a blood sample to make sure you do not have any diseases.  The whole procedure went very well.  It was painless.  The only little discomfort was from the few shots they give to numb up the area.  Once numb everything was painless.  The whole procedure took about  8-9 hours.  I’m sure time varies depending upon the amount of transplants that are needed. The Doctors and techs that worked with me were great, they were constantly checking on me to make sure I did not have any pain or discomfort.  About 1/2 way through the procedure we took a short break for a great lunch that they provided (at no additional cost).  After the procedure they explain the aftercare that you need to follow.  This also comes with medicine that you will need to take following the transplant.  I am very happy the choice that I made choosing AEK hair clinic in Turkey.  I hope to post some photos as the hair starts to grow back.  This will take some time so come back and I will have my initial photos with the current pics as well.  I was able to meet many others there for the same procedure who all came from around the world.  It was really a great experience.

*** IF YOU FIND NEGATIVE REVIEWS about AEK in Turkey, just know that the bad reviews are fake.  They are posted by the jealous competitors in the area.  There are many clinics in the area but only AEK has amazing service and results.

Summary:The service I needed was related to Hair Restoration and Transplantation. I went to the Aek Hair Institute to receive treatment and I have received it. I had an appointment at the Aek Hair Institute. The service I received was excellent. Afterwards I had no complications. My health has significantly improved after receiving the services from the Aek Hair Institute.
I recommend this clinic!
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Hello everyone, i have had a surgery a few weeks ago in aek and everything was great. Sure the operation is not meant to be pleasant, especially after, but I know it was done to best comfort  I could get. The procedure was painless I must assure you. and doctors and staff are the best professionals. I recommend this clinic surely. The clinic is nice and clean, doctors did amazing work, people were warm and professional. Thank you, I surely recommend.

Summary:The service I needed was related to Hair Restoration and Transplantation. I went to the Aek Hair Institute to receive operation and I have received it. I had an appointment at the Aek Hair Institute. The service I received was excellent. Afterwards I had no complications. My health has significantly improved after receiving the services from the Aek Hair Institute.
I recommend this clinic!
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