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My experience with Fuecapilar and Dr Dogan Turan.


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Well where to start, I was thinking for the last year to get a hair transplant and after a lot of research online one clinic stood out to me which was of course Fuecapilar. The thought of flying to a different country and getting a hair transplant scared the life out of me, but I have nothing bad to say about my experience. 
 

Firstly, the advisor which I first spoke to on WhatsApp was very helpful and made everything very simple for me. I had to send photos/videos over so the doctor could examine and see what work would need to be done. After a few days he came back to me with a detailed document explaining how many grafts I would roughly need judging from the photos (2250-2500 FUs, Norwood 3) the price, all about the doctor and his techniques and what the plan would be if I was to go ahead with it all. There was no pressure put on me like I had received from other clinics (really put me off). 

After a while of consideration and more research I decided to take the plunge and to go with it, I booked July 22nd to have my transplant on November 23rd. 
 

I felt like everything was made so easy for me! I collected my bags and the driver was waiting for me, he took me to the hospital for a blood test, then he took me to the hotel. The next day the driver was waiting for me at the hotel to take me to the hospital for my transplant where I would meet my translator Jon. Jon was extremely polite and helped me through the whole process in the hospital, I never felt lost or confused and he was always there to answer any questions. 
 

I was also very impressed with how they designed my hairline and examined my hair, they took quite a long time measuring my face to make sure the hairline was going to be a good match, which I thought was good! Definitely something I don’t want the doctor to rush. 😁

Onto the actual transplant, Jon talked me through what to expect in the first few steps so I wasn’t going in blind. I’m not going to lie the anaesthetic needles put into my head, some of them were very painful, some not so much but it’s definitely worth the pain in the end (I hope). I had someone different to Doctor Turan doing the extraction but the gentleman was very polite and was talking to me about football with it being during the World Cup, so that experience I was quite relaxed. Dr Turan himself does the implantation, although his English is not great, I had Jon there to help. If I ever could feel any of the needles all I had to say was ‘pain’ and he understood to give me more anaesthetic. Once the anaesthetic is given to me I could literally feel nothing and it ended up being quite relaxing after a while 😄 I had probably a 3 hour sitting and then it was lunch time where they gave me so much food 🤣 then I sat for another 2 hours maybe and then they gave me some fruit which was nice, then I sat the final sitting which was maybe 2-3 hours. I got picked up from my hotel at 8am and I returned back around 5:30pm. The only negative from the whole experience would be that my girlfriend wasn’t allowed to stay in the hospital once the transplant had started, she was there when my head got shaved and my hairline was designed which was nice, but would’ve been great to have her there the whole time but wasn’t the end of the world 😄 

Once the transplant had finished Jon my translator gave me my little care package with some tablets and sprays and told me everything that I needed to do and not to do. This was all written down and given to me too which was good. 
 

I am now 1 day post transplant and I don’t have that much pain at all, I call it a half headache but it’s nothing to moan about. I have a little bit of blood that is leaking through the bandage on the back, I guess this is normal but will have to wait for tomorrow when I go back to the hospital. The annoying bit is trying to remember to keep my head upright all the time and be wary of my head hitting stuff (I am 6ft 3, it happens sometimes 🫣) and sleeping on my back at 45 degrees but it’s not too bad! 
 

There is also a lot of other people getting work done who stay at the hotel so it’s completely normal being bandaged up. You will not stand out in the crowd put it that way 😁. The hotel I stayed at is 4 star and is a 5 minute drive to the hospital, the workers at the hotel are amazing and so helpful! They try to teach me some Turkish and I try to teach them some English 😂

Obviously my journey is far from finished as my transplant was only yesterday, I still have to go back to the hospital tomorrow to get my first wash and then it’s time to go home! I am a little bit eager posting this I guess as I haven’t had any results obviously, but I will post them along the way. I thought today is a rest day in the hotel so why not start the post now 😁

Based on the experience that I received yesterday I would recommend Fuecapilar and Dr Turan highly. If anyone has any questions feel free to throw them my way and I’ll do my best answering 😁 I’ll attach one of the photos I originally sent to the advisor of my hairline, and what it looks like 1 day post transplant. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Pbaird98 said:

Looks good, do you have the final graft count? 

I’ll get this information tomorrow, I will share it on here when I get back to the UK 👍

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19 minutes ago, TJ95 said:

Thanks for sharing mate, looks great thus far, look forward to seeing further updates. Can i ask how much this cost or how much Dr. Turan charges per graft if possible?

Thanks mate! Total cost was €3250 hotel included, just needed to book flights. 

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27 minutes ago, Damonh said:

Thanks mate! Total cost was €3250 hotel included, just needed to book flights. 

Appreciate it. Good value for the quality of work i have seen from him. Will also be consulting with Dr. Turan myself, so good to hear. Thanks again and good luck with the recovery! exciting stuff.

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On 11/24/2022 at 2:09 PM, Pbaird98 said:

Looks good, do you have the final graft count? 

Got told all the details yesterday, was expecting to keep the paperwork for myself to look at but it didn’t happen, was around 2320 grafts if I remember correctly, so very accurate to what they originally quoted me from the pictures. 

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After a lot of research I keep coming back to this clinic and doctor. Thanks for the info im just about to send them my pictures. Looks like I'll need very similar graft numbers. Keep us informed of your progress. Looks good so far 👌 

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Looks clean and nice work from Dr Turan as always. 😃

I know that dr turan does a surgery report with donor and recipient area measurements. Do you have this report or the clinic hasn’t sent it to you yet ? 
 

Also 3250 € for this surgery is a really good value for the quality of dr turan’s work. Looking forward for your result. 

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10 hours ago, Jackdaniels said:

Looks clean and nice work from Dr Turan as always. 😃

I know that dr turan does a surgery report with donor and recipient area measurements. Do you have this report or the clinic hasn’t sent it to you yet ? 
 

Also 3250 € for this surgery is a really good value for the quality of dr turan’s work. Looking forward for your result. 

Thank you! After my first wash they went through all the details with me in person, I’ve asked on WhatsApp if I can have it all sent over to me because it’s hard trying to remember everything. 

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21 minutes ago, seerox said:

Hey, looks great so far! Was the wait time for the surgery 3 months or did you choose to wait 3 months before getting it done?

Thanks 😁 it was the next available slot, although somebody did drop out and a spot became available but it was a bit too soon for me. 

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On 11/24/2022 at 6:09 PM, TJ95 said:

Appreciate it. Good value for the quality of work i have seen from him. Will also be consulting with Dr. Turan myself, so good to hear. Thanks again and good luck with the recovery! exciting stuff.

3350€ is what you pay in serkan Aygin roulette clinic

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4 minutes ago, Mike10 said:

Yeah that is a proper NW3. How old are you now and were you advised medication for hair loss prevention? 

I’m 29, Dr Turan advised me to start taking Finasteride and Minoxidil yes. 

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21 minutes ago, Damonh said:

I’m 29, Dr Turan advised me to start taking Finasteride and Minoxidil yes. 

 Looks like a fair amount of grafts which will give you a real nice improvement. I like that the Dr did not go crazy on the hair line as they like to do in Turkey paying without  consideration for future

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Little update

10 days post transplant

The scabs are pretty much all gone which is a relief, starting to feel a bit normal! Began putting foam onto transplanted area for 1 hour before washing, I done this from wash 1-7 and then I put it on for 2 hours from wash 8-10, which I think has really helped get rid of the scabs. 
 

On around day 4-6 the pain in the donor area was quite bad, was like a burning, sensitive and itchy feeling. Didn’t really bother me during the day but trying to sleep wasn’t great, kept waking up every 2 hours in discomfort. That didn’t last too long though and I’m feeling okay now. 😄

I can finally go back to sleeping laying down flat! Happy days 😁😁 

I have a photo of my scabby head from around 4-5 days in, and a photo from today. 
 

 

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1 hour ago, Mark w said:

Looks really good for 10 days, have you been back at work, have you let people know? Thanks 

Thanks bud. Not been back to work yet, I’m back next Tuesday. I told quite a few people I was getting it done so shouldn’t be too many surprises. 

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