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My experience with Dr Resul Yaman - Istanbul, Turkey

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Hi Everyone.

 

First of all I’d like to introduce myself. 31 year old male living in London who has over the years thought about hair transplant and took the plunge last week.

 

I have been visiting this forum for sometime now, but a bit of a lurker soaking up the vast information here.

 

I think its only fair to contribute back with my experience.

 

Research and Questions

So, after months of research, I decided to book an appointment with Dr Resul Yaman in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

I contacted the clinic and was put in touch with Mohammed, a really friendly guy who answered the hundreds of questions I had – mainly around:

 

 

  • Cost
  • Amount of grafts I would need
  • Recovery time
  • What is included
  • Post op precautions

 

 

Once I was satisfied with everything, I went head with the booking.

 

Booking

 

In August, I booked my flights for the 18th December returning on the 21st December – with the aim to use my xmas holidays to recover. I informed Mohammed of the dates and he booked the Hotel for me – Divan Suites situated 15 mins from the airport and 10 mins from the clinic.

 

Arrival

 

A few days before, Mohammed contacted me to confirm my arrival and informed me someone will be waiting at the arrivals for me – no need to get a taxi which was great.

When I arrived, I was picked up and went straight to the clinic. During this time I discussed the following with Dr Yaman:

 

 

  • Assessed donor area
  • Discussed my expectations and number of grafts that would be required
  • Outline of the hairline (estimate)
  • Blood test
  • PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injection to the expected transplant area

 

 

Once this was done and I was happy, I was dropped off at the hotel.

 

I was told to rest and relax for the evening in preparation for a long day of operation.

Knowing I would not have time to get to see Istanbul after the operation, I jumped into a taxi and got some great food in Aksaray area at a place called Hatay Sofrasi (Ana Sayfa) – really recommend this place.

 

Operation Day

 

The morning arrived and I was a little nervous, opted not to workout and have a light breakfast at the hotel and drank plenty of water.

 

I was picked up at 10.30am and we went straight to the hospital.

Upon arrival, Mohammed explained exactly what the process would be for the day and put me at ease. After getting changed and taking some before pictures, Dr Yaman started with cleaning the head and injecting the local anaesthetic – this was the most painful part of the day. Once this was applied I couldn’t feel a thing.

 

The operation was done in 3 rounds. Each round consisting of extracting 1000 grafts and then implanting them.

 

 

  • First 1000 were implanted in the frontal hairline
  • Second 1000 were implanted in the top of the head
  • This was followed by a quick rest room and food break
  • Last 1000 were implanted in the crown and surrounding areas

 

 

Mohammed joined me regularly throughout the operation to check I was ok and translate some information.

 

The workers helping Dr Yaman were really friendly, talkative and kept me at ease throughout the operation.

 

After the final grafts were implanted, I was cleaned up and the donor area was bandaged up.

 

I was given some medicine to take – mainly painkillers if required and told to rest at the hotel the next day.

 

As the anaesthetic was still circulated in my head, I was told not to do anything strenuous and advised to stay at the hotel in the event I get dizzy etc.

 

Post-Op

 

Day after the operation (Sunday), I decided not to go out and about and stayed at the hotel. Thankfully I had my iPad and good wifi meant I could stream a load of movies all day and take walks outside when I got fed up.

 

The day passed really quickly and I used this time to do some work which I would have had to when I came home so all in all a productive day.

 

Final Day

 

Monday morning I was picked up at 10.30am and taken to the hospital. The dressing on the donor area was taken off and a foam lotion applied to my head.

After waiting for 30 mins, the foam lotion was washed off and my head was washed using a special shampoo.

 

I was given 2 bottles of the Foam Lotion and Shampoo each and told to apply the foam for 30 mins in the morning and wash off followed by washing my head gently using the shampoo for the next 10 days.

 

I was also given the following:

 

 

  • Antibiotic pills
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Stomach control meds
  • Topical Antibiotic to apply to the donor areas
  • Along with a sheet explaining how to take the meds over the next 5 days
  • These were all included in the price

 

 

Dr Yaman also suggested some pills, shampoo and lotion to use for the next 6 months which would help in the recovery and also aid in re-growth. I did a quick google of the products and there was some positive material on the main ingredients so I decided to buy these – it was only an additional 300 USD and in comparison to what I paid for the operation I thought lets be thorough and do what the doc suggests.

 

Once everything was done, a final farewell to the staff and Dr Yaman and I was dropped off to the airport for my return journey.

 

I was a little embarrassed going into the airport with the visible donor area and scars etc but I wasn’t the only one about that had the opp done. I saw at least 4 guys with hats trying to hide their opp so that made me feel a little more at ease.

 

Care at home

I’ve been following the regime advised by the doc and now at day 5. Surprisingly the recovery is going well and the small scars have started to fall out naturally which is good.

 

I’ve tried to include some good pictures and hopefully keep this post updated over the coming months so everyone can see the progress.

 

Overall I am very very happy with the operation and how it went. The hairline hopefully will be more prominent one the next few months.

 

Aftercare is going great 1 week in. Scabs have all gone, just redness in the donor area with it reducing as the days pass.

 

Keep a look out for further updates with progress pictures.

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Dr Resul definitely is someone to watch, very consistent results on higher Norwoods I'm considering him for my second hair transplant in 2016

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Hello, thanks for the review. I have contacted this clinic as well, but have got a reply from a women named Esra? from a totally different webside and said that i need to pay 20% upfront, did you have to do this? In case you didn't needed to do this, can you send me the mail or the webside you used to get in contact with Mohammed or dr Yaman. In advance thanks for the reply. Good luck with the journey you have a head of you.

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Hi guys. Please don't make a payment upfront.

 

I didn't pay anything until the operation was over and paid on the day I left.

 

I'm not sure about the forum rules about handing phone numbers out so feel free to email me on irfan_aziz@hotmail.co.uk and I will be more than happy to pass the correct number along.

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azizi1,

 

Thanks for taking the time to share a detailed account of your experience with Dr. Yaman! The work looks excellent. I'm looking forward to following your progress. Please keep us posted.

 

Happy Growing!


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Hi op. Any further updates? Would be great to see some pics. I'm on the verge of booking in but hoping to see a few more independent reviews before I do so.

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Great bro. I am happy for you. Be positive :)

 

I paid after the operation as well.

 

Dr Yaman has 2 translators, one is for Arabic speakers and other for English and Spanish speakers.

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congratulations for that nice operation.

I am planning to do this surgery.

what is the price u paid

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Hi Everyone. Thought I should update this post with an almost 3 month update.

 

So, hair has started to grow back, still a little patchy but the hairline is definitely coming through.

 

I've had a haircut a few times since the operation and it actually looks good with a number one trim around the side and a 4 on the top. My barber suggested i should keep it like that until the hair has fully grown in, otherwise ill have a mixture of thick hair on top and thin on the hairline which wont look as great.

 

Complements coming from a lot of people how short hair suits me so who knows, may just keep it like this for a while.

 

Recovery wise, a lot of the transplanted hair fell out which is what i expected and has begun to grow back.

 

The attached pictures are a couple of days after a haircut - one on the sides and a number 4 on top.

 

You can see the donor area is just a little bit red, but that should go down further. You cant really tell I've had hair extracted from the back even with a number one so I happy.

 

Also note the pictures are taken with the flash of the iphone on so no shadows give a thicker look to the hair.

 

Enjoy!

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Just some more pictures 2 weeks post a haircut.

 

These ones look a little more patchy from the top to give you an idea of what i meant about the hair growing through. Also, in the last two weeks i can see the hairline coming in more too which is great.

 

Going to start 5% Minoxidil and Propecia too now so hopefully that should aid a little in the thickness.

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If you take Finasteride and experience no side effects, great..continue with the medication because it usually does work. But the moment you feel any type of erection issues, stop the medication immediately. Minoxidil is ok, you shouldn't get any side effect from that.

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Hi Everyone.

 

First of all I’d like to introduce myself. 31 year old male living in London who has over the years thought about hair transplant and took the plunge last week.

 

I have been visiting this forum for sometime now, but a bit of a lurker soaking up the vast information here.

 

I think its only fair to contribute back with my experience.

 

Research and Questions

So, after months of research, I decided to book an appointment with Dr Resul Yaman in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

I contacted the clinic and was put in touch with Mohammed, a really friendly guy who answered the hundreds of questions I had – mainly around:

 

  • Cost
  • Amount of grafts I would need
  • Recovery time
  • What is included
  • Post op precautions

 

Once I was satisfied with everything, I went head with the booking.

 

Booking

 

In August, I booked my flights for the 18th December returning on the 21st December – with the aim to use my xmas holidays to recover. I informed Mohammed of the dates and he booked the Hotel for me – Divan Suites situated 15 mins from the airport and 10 mins from the clinic.

 

Arrival

 

A few days before, Mohammed contacted me to confirm my arrival and informed me someone will be waiting at the arrivals for me – no need to get a taxi which was great.

When I arrived, I was picked up and went straight to the clinic. During this time I discussed the following with Dr Yaman:

 

  • Assessed donor area
  • Discussed my expectations and number of grafts that would be required
  • Outline of the hairline (estimate)
  • Blood test
  • PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injection to the expected transplant area

 

Once this was done and I was happy, I was dropped off at the hotel.

 

I was told to rest and relax for the evening in preparation for a long day of operation.

Knowing I would not have time to get to see Istanbul after the operation, I jumped into a taxi and got some great food in Aksaray area at a place called Hatay Sofrasi (Ana Sayfa) – really recommend this place.

 

Operation Day

 

The morning arrived and I was a little nervous, opted not to workout and have a light breakfast at the hotel and drank plenty of water.

 

I was picked up at 10.30am and we went straight to the hospital.

Upon arrival, Mohammed explained exactly what the process would be for the day and put me at ease. After getting changed and taking some before pictures, Dr Yaman started with cleaning the head and injecting the local anaesthetic – this was the most painful part of the day. Once this was applied I couldn’t feel a thing.

 

The operation was done in 3 rounds. Each round consisting of extracting 1000 grafts and then implanting them.

 

  • First 1000 were implanted in the frontal hairline
  • Second 1000 were implanted in the top of the head
  • This was followed by a quick rest room and food break
  • Last 1000 were implanted in the crown and surrounding areas

 

Mohammed joined me regularly throughout the operation to check I was ok and translate some information.

 

The workers helping Dr Yaman were really friendly, talkative and kept me at ease throughout the operation.

 

After the final grafts were implanted, I was cleaned up and the donor area was bandaged up.

 

I was given some medicine to take – mainly painkillers if required and told to rest at the hotel the next day.

 

As the anaesthetic was still circulated in my head, I was told not to do anything strenuous and advised to stay at the hotel in the event I get dizzy etc.

 

Post-Op

 

Day after the operation (Sunday), I decided not to go out and about and stayed at the hotel. Thankfully I had my iPad and good wifi meant I could stream a load of movies all day and take walks outside when I got fed up.

 

The day passed really quickly and I used this time to do some work which I would have had to when I came home so all in all a productive day.

 

Final Day

 

Monday morning I was picked up at 10.30am and taken to the hospital. The dressing on the donor area was taken off and a foam lotion applied to my head.

After waiting for 30 mins, the foam lotion was washed off and my head was washed using a special shampoo.

 

I was given 2 bottles of the Foam Lotion and Shampoo each and told to apply the foam for 30 mins in the morning and wash off followed by washing my head gently using the shampoo for the next 10 days.

 

I was also given the following:

 

  • Antibiotic pills
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Stomach control meds
  • Topical Antibiotic to apply to the donor areas
  • Along with a sheet explaining how to take the meds over the next 5 days
  • These were all included in the price

 

Dr Yaman also suggested some pills, shampoo and lotion to use for the next 6 months which would help in the recovery and also aid in re-growth. I did a quick google of the products and there was some positive material on the main ingredients so I decided to buy these – it was only an additional 300 USD and in comparison to what I paid for the operation I thought lets be thorough and do what the doc suggests.

 

Once everything was done, a final farewell to the staff and Dr Yaman and I was dropped off to the airport for my return journey.

 

I was a little embarrassed going into the airport with the visible donor area and scars etc but I wasn’t the only one about that had the opp done. I saw at least 4 guys with hats trying to hide their opp so that made me feel a little more at ease.

 

Care at home

I’ve been following the regime advised by the doc and now at day 5. Surprisingly the recovery is going well and the small scars have started to fall out naturally which is good.

 

I’ve tried to include some good pictures and hopefully keep this post updated over the coming months so everyone can see the progress.

 

Overall I am very very happy with the operation and how it went. The hairline hopefully will be more prominent one the next few months.

 

Aftercare is going great 1 week in. Scabs have all gone, just redness in the donor area with it reducing as the days pass.

 

Keep a look out for further updates with progress pictures.

Many Thanks for this post as it was very informative and also put my mind at rest. I'm going ahead with the procedure in few days time. I'm looking forward to the prospect of a new hairline in few months but at the same time a little bit nervous.

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Azizi,

 

Thank you for sharing a detailed account of your experience for presenting photos of your Scott before and immediately after surgery. Everything looks good and appears to be healing quite well. I've been very impressed by Dr. Yaman which is why he's been approved for recommendation by this community. I look forward to seeing your new hair sprouts over the coming months and hope you continue to share your progress each and every month.

 

I look forward to your ongoing participation as well.

 

Happy growing!

 

Bill

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Hi everyone

 

Thank you for all the messages. Recovery has been really good. At 3+ months in I can clearly see where the new hairline will be. It's growing out thin at the moment, only to get thicker over the course of the months.

 

I've recovered a number of emails over the last few months requesting contact for de Yaman.

 

I've spoken to Mohammad and he's happy for me to hand the number out on this post. I contacted him via whatapp as it was easier and more cost effective.

 

His number is: 00905454001234

 

4 months pictures to follow o 18th April.

 

Thanks all.

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Dear Azizi

 

Everything looks great up to now. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Good luck.

 

 

You can contact us via;

 

+90 545 600 1234

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