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What Is the Best Country to Get a Hair Transplant (complete pros & cons list)

What Is The Best Country to Get a Hair Transplant

Hair transplants are gateways to many great things, such as your better future.

However, whether yours will be a success or a failure depends on many things.

✅ One major factor for effective investment in your hair is choosing the correct country as your clinic.

But with so many options out there, how can someone rank one country above another, and based on what?

Don’t worry; we are here to answer all these problems directly and give you your best options with their pros and cons.

In today’s article, I will first explain to you what makes a country best and rank the top 10 countries to have a transplant:

First, let’s start by understanding our measurements:

How to Decide Which Is Best 💡

When observing countries to see their pros and cons, we take their clinics’ as the center of our attention and check 4 things:

1️⃣ Cost (the prices are based on the FUE technique in 2024)

2️⃣ Reputation for success

3️⃣ Technological quality

4️⃣ Positive online reviews (especially in objective, third-party sources such as Trustpilot)

Sometimes, clinics achieve great success in their transplants, which creates a high reputation. They also do this by applying the most advanced tools in the field.

But unfortunately, while doing both of these, they radically increase their costs for a single surgery.

👉 As a result, they find themselves in the lower parts of our ranking.

So, ideally, we want a clinic to create a better balance out of all three measurements.

That being said, here is our top 10 list based on these factors:

Top 10 Best Countries for a Hair Transplant

In our list, we’ve included the top 10 locations for hair transplant and restoration surgeries worldwide, ranking them from the bottom to the top.

Our list measures these countries based on their cost, successful cases, and the modernity of their surgery techniques.

Of course, with enough research, you can find a suitable clinic in each of these options.

🍀 However, we aim to provide you with the best one and explain what balances their pros and cons.

Let’s look at each of them in a bit more depth, starting with:

10 – USA

First of all, the pros:

✅ USA offers a lot of great hair clinics with cutting-edge hair transplant technologies and fascinating results.

With enough research, you can surely find a suitable clinic that balances success and your budget within so many states to choose from.

❌ Unfortunately, this advantage is also one of its most significant downsides.

Since the United States is a large country, the average price can vary a lot according to the city or the state the clinic is located:

average hair transplant cost in the united states
USA hair transplant cost in various states

These prices can go up to $19,347 for an average 2000 graft surgery, solely depending on the state.

Moreover, the largeness of the country also causes some low-quality, backstreet clinics with a low success rate to emerge more often.

That being said, some of the most renowned and popular clinics that you can research about are:

➡️ True & Dorin Medical Group in New York,

➡️ MAXIM Hair Restoration in Dallas,

➡️ and LA FUE Hair Clinic in California.

It is viable if you live close to these clinics (or don’t mind traveling between states) and are prepared to spend over $10k for your surgery.

According to online reviews in Trustpilot, as of 2024, there are 4 clinics with 4.5+ rating in the US.

Otherwise, being much more expensive than the other locations on our list and having a higher risk of coming across an unreliable clinic puts the USA at 10.

9 – United Kingdom

The UK’s condition as a potential surgery location is quite similar to that of the US.

✅ It has excellent clinics with known and shown experience in the field.

According to online reviews in Trustpilot, as of 2024, there are 60 clinics with 4.5+ rating in the UK, with 11 of them having a higher review count than 500.

❌ And also similarly, its most significant downside is that the prices in the UK are much higher than in other countries, going as high as $6819 for 2000 grafts.

However, due to the country’s advanced techniques and experienced doctors, local patients may prefer saving time at affordable prices.

If you are one of these patients, some of the popular clinics you can research are:

💠 Harley Street Healthcare,

💠 The D’Souza Clinic,

💠 and The Skin Follicle Clinic in Birmingham.

8 – Germany

✅ Germany’s first and most notable difference is that it outshines most countries in how modern and advanced its techniques are.

As of today, it’s one of the few countries that have successful Robotic Hair Transplant Surgery (ARTAS) support.

According to online reviews in Trustpilot, as of 2024, there are 3 clinics with 4.5+ rating in Germany.

❌ The prices, however, are still relatively high despite being lower than the US and the UK.

A 2000-graft hair transplant surgery in Germany costs $6061 on average.

⚠️ Furthermore, being a pioneer country in the newest technologies in the dermatology field sometimes leads to half-successful results due to inefficient data.

For patients willing to take that risk by trusting in innovation, some of the renowned clinics are Meoclinic Hospital in Berlin and Praxis Dr. Moheb in Hamburg.

7 – Thailand

Thailand offers a lot of things to the table.

✅ It offers modern techniques and much more affordable prices.

The per-graft cost of hair transplantation is $2.12, and the 2000 graft surgery costs $4239 on average.

However, the country has a high rate of low-quality, backstreet clinics because some clinics simply shine in an advertisement through luxurious options.

They mislead and provide the patients with a great holiday experience, but NOT with a successful surgery all the time.

❌ So, finding the right clinic with a reliable success rate can be difficult within the country.

To shorten this process, we suggest researching Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya, Yanhee Hospital, and Hairsmith Clinic in Bangkok.

6 – Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia City View
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia City View

Malaysia has the same advantages and disadvantages as Thailand.

✅ It provides affordable prices and advanced techniques.

Malaysian clinics charge $2.14 per graft for hair transplants, as the average price for a 2000 graft surgery is $4283.

❌ However, tourism helps but also damages the hair transplant field significantly as some patients end up spending their money on the scenery rather than surgery.

For patients wanting to see their money’s worth, we suggest you check Klinik Dr. Inder in Selangor and Hair Transplant Solutions in Kuala Lumpur.

5 – Poland

Poland is amongst the best countries to get a hair transplant in Europe.

✅ Its clinics battle Germany in terms of innovation without putting its patients at risk, and its high-quality doctors are extraordinarily successful.

❌ The prices are a bit cheaper in Poland. However, many more affordable countries are on the list for patients outside Europe.

An average Polish hair clinic charges $5432 for a 2000 graft hair transplant surgery with a per-graft price of $2.72.

For all our EU citizens considering Poland, we suggest checking Saifi Hair Transplant Clinic in Wroclaw and Przeszczep Wlosow in Warsaw. 

4 – Hungary


Hungary is very famous in terms of its healthcare in hair transplants.

✅ It highly benefits from the minimal expense of living, which directly affects its surgery costs.

In Hungary, a 2000-graft hair plug costs $3458 on average.

❌ Not a big downside, but the worst we could find about a country at such a high position in our list is that Hungary has fewer clinics that apply more advanced techniques, such as FUE and DHI.

However, it’s still one of the best options you have.

And to save you time from searching for suitable clinics with those modern options, we suggest starting your research with Sikos Clinic and Prohair Transplant Clinic in Budapest.

3 – India

For patients in the Eurasian zone, your second best country for getting a hair transplant is undoubtedly India.

India is an excellent country for hair transplants and has an increasing industry.

👉 Around 200.000 patients a year go to India for hair transplant surgeries.

Furthermore, the country provides its patients with an incredibly lower price without degrading its quality.

💉 That quality costs $1.89 per graft and $2781 for a 2000-graft hair transplant surgery.

Some of the most popular clinics in India are Apollo Hospital Indraprastha, BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi, and Dr. VJ’s Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Visakhapatnam.

2 – Mexico

You might have noticed by now that from this point on, the listed countries have little penalties to put one behind the other.

👉 The most differing, and perhaps the only factor, is their surgery cost.

In Mexico, a 2000-graft FUE hair transplant surgery costs $3500 on average, while the per-graft rate is around $1.75.

However, in Mexico’s case, one additional factor is that the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) approves Mexico as one of the most popular destinations for hair transplant surgeries.

✅ That alone says a lot about Mexico’s reputation for having reliable success.

Having advanced medical techniques and low costs, Mexico is a great place, especially for patients from the same continent.

For the top surgery results, we suggest you research CapilClinic, Gilenis Surgical Center in Tijuana, and the Kaloni Clinic.

With such affordable prices and a successful reputation, one question comes to mind:

Which country is the best, then, and how?

1 – Turkey


Turkey easily outshines other countries, even those on our list, by being the far best country to get a hair transplant.

And this is proven in 2 easy points:

1️⃣ The numbers: Turkey’s successful reputation and widely used advanced methods are so well-known that according to the head of the Turkish Health Tourism Association, Turkey attracted around 1 million people in 2022 alone.

2️⃣ The prices: For a hair transplant surgery in Turkey, the average price per Graft is $1.03, while the average price for 2000 Grafts is $2056, far cheaper than in other countries.

Why is it so cheap?

💡 The two main reasons for the low prices are mainly the Turkish Lira’s global devaluation and the country’s competitive landscape.

Thus, the country maintains its balance between affordability and quality.

👍 Overall, Turkey is home to top hair clinics globally and world-renowned, award-winning surgeons due to its rich hair transplantation and health tourism background.

According to online reviews in Trustpilot, as of 2024, there are 180 clinics with 4.5+ rating in Turkey.

For patients who rely only on the best options, the top clinics for hair transplants in Turkey are UnitedCare Clinic, Smile Hair Clinic, and Dr. Serkan Aygin’s Clinic.

So, which one should you choose? 🥼

Our answer is honest and straightforward: Whatever feels right for you.

All the countries we’ve listed have experienced surgeons with impressive portfolios, so you’ll be in good hands wherever you go.

But if you’re looking for the best of the best, as the article provides, we can provide you with the answer starting with a free consultation call:

Why UnitedCare? 🩺

👉 At UnitedCare, we accept only 1 patient a day regardless of the chosen method.

The budget-friendly process begins with a free one-on-one consultation with our expert dermatosurgeons to determine your suitability. 

💊 Our holistic approach provides advanced technologies and bio-enhancements to ensure you do not need another surgery.

We use intracellular solutions (a.k.a bio-enhancements), helping cells stay alive for days outside the body. These solutions increase graft survival rates significantly. 💉

Most importantly, our care assistant/patient manager is in contact with our patients even before and after the surgery, ensuring that your transplant becomes permanent. 🍀

Affordable costs, a holistic approach, and experienced on-site dermatologists are here to provide you with the right solution.

Ready to begin the journey? Click here to start the first step with a free consultation:

Achieve the best results with the best country for your transplant.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which country has the best hair transplant in the world?

Many candidates exist, such as India, Malaysia, Mexico, etc. But Turkey easily outshines as the best potential country for a hair transplant. Its medical background is rich and filled with many world-renowned doctors and advanced techniques. Furthermore, thanks to its competitive landscape, Turkey provides all these by being much more affordable than any other country.

What country should I go to for a hair transplant?

Depending on where you are in the world and your budget for covering the transportation fees, we can suggest Mexico for the American continent or Poland for Europe. However, ultimately, your best option is Turkey. And with many great options benefiting from the affordability in Turkey, your quality will be assured while taking care of your budget.

Why do people go to Istanbul for hair transplants?

Istanbul has many reliable options for clinics with renowned doctors and advanced hair transplant techniques at a very affordable price. Furthermore, the city also contains many luxurious hotels and easy transport for patients coming out of the country.

What is the success rate of hair transplants in Turkey?

For hair transplant clinics with expert dermatologists and quality equipment, the success rate goes up to 99% while this rate may significantly drop if you prefer clinics that don’t host dermatologists or expert surgeons.

Dr. Utkan Kiziltac

Utkan Kızıltaç, MD, WFUE, ISHRS Assc

Chief Physician and Dermatologist Hair Transplant Surgeon of UnitedCare, a dermatology clinic helping patients become the best version of themselves.

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