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Differences between legal and illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul

Legal Hair Transplant Clinics – Turkey today is the best destination for a hair transplant tourism. 100,000 of people visit Turkey annually to undergo hair transplantation, a real industry that worth nearly $250 million a year, and a part of the world’s global industry which worth is about $ 1 billion. In Istanbul, there are currently about 250 clinics or private practices competing for clients who want to cover the bare parts of the head or build a long-desired masculine image with lush moustaches. One of the best clinics is SHIFT Hair Transplant which is the most reliable clinic for hair transplant in Turkey. The quality is high and the price is relatively low compared with many other countries, about $ 2,500 is a relatively low price. More precisely, this price is a trick for what clients must pay in the United States or the United Kingdom, where the price of such procedures ranges up to $25 000. Hair transplant prices in Turkey are even cheaper than in Greece, which is their main competitor in this sector. Legal Hair Transplant Clinics

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Clearly, illegal hair transplant clinics only accept cash.

Illegal clinics can destroy a good reputation of the business

High growth of popularity brings certain problems to the industry. Aware of high profit, a lot of illegal clinics, most of them are unlicensed for hair transplant business want to attract new visitors and patients. That’s caused some kind of rivalry legal vs illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul. Increasing number of clinics make profits from international patients and most of them are from Arab countries and the majority of them don’t know that the procedures are performed by illegal and very often dangerous surgeons. Legal Hair Transplant Clinics

Agencies as intermediary’s

The real differences between legal vs illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul aren’t well known. The list of customers and documents from a middleman are delivered to tourist agencies in Istanbul. The agency introduces a patient to a clinic and gets an amount from the commission of every visitor. When people decide to get the hair transplant treatment, they’ll arrive in an all-inclusive package which consists of welcome at the airport, ride on luxury cars that drive to the hotel apartment reserved and after the finished treatment, transfer back to the airport. Legal Hair Transplant Clinics

How illegal clinics work?

The most of their patients are coming from the Gulf bay lured by the low price and geographic proximity. In the fight between legal vs illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul, a lot of patients are lured using new trends – moustache transplants – which attracts the men inspired by Turkish soap opera popular actors. Many of patients bring a photo of the favourite soap opera star or singer and want to look like just like them. The fake clinics promise that the patient will be 100 % satisfied with the look of his dreams, but the most of the treatments ended in frustration. Legal Turkish surgeons are building a good reputation through years and now they’re faced with fast growing of illegal clinics that are bringing the big damage overall picture of Turkey in the hair transplant industry and also damaging tourism. Legal Hair Transplant Clinics

A considerable decrease of legal clinics

In a golden era of hair transplantation industry in Turkey, the ratio of numbers between legal vs illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul has been signed on the legal side. But know, in Istanbul, at least six from ten clinics work illegally. Legal Hair Transplant Clinics

Unlicensed clinics put lives in danger

Legal and professional clinics as SHIFT Hair Transplant performs safe and quality hair transplant in Turkey procedure and warns that unlicensed rivals put patient’s lives at risk. Illegal clinics also stealing patients from them. The main difference between legal vs illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul is that the procedure can be performed only by a qualified surgeon, doctor, dermatologist or experienced trichologist. The clinic must have clear records about the hair transplant procedure, emergency unit and one surgery room in the facility. The clinic also must have all the papers of proper registration to the national care system and all according to current Turkish laws. The biggest difference between legal vs illegal hair transplant clinics in Istanbul is that surgeons in the unlicensed clinic have the habit of leaving the work to the nurses, students without experience and even to people without a medical training. There is not only the possibility of disappointing results and post-treatment infections, but the whole life of the patient is at stake because these procedures are not simple as black-market clinic claims. If patients suffer from heart disease, they can face serious injuries and possible deaths. Legal Hair Transplant Clinics

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Your relationship with SHIFT Hair Transplant is governed by the following Terms and Conditions. Our office is located at Gayrettepe Mah. Yıldız Posta Cad. No: 6 Beşiktaş 34349, Istanbul, Turkey with Registration Number: 77990-5. These Terms and Conditions are applicable to all our Treatment Packages. Please take your time to read through it before accepting because there are legal implications associated with it.


The use of the information and services offered by this website ( depends on your acceptance of its terms without any modification. SHIFT has the sole right to permanently or temporarily make changes to these terms and conditions, and cannot be held responsible for any damage that may be caused by such modifications, suspension or discontinuation to any third party or user.


“Agreement” – This Agreement.

“Terms and Conditions” – These Terms and Conditions.

“Schedule” – A document that gives a detailed description of the particular Treatment Package you intend to buy.

“We” – SHIFT Hair Transplant, incorporated as a medical tourism company at Gayrettepe Mah. Yıldız Posta Cad. No: 6/20 Beşiktaş 34349, Istanbul, Turkey (Registration Number: 77990-5).

“Trading Name” – SHIFT.

“Service Provider” – The medical expert that provides consultation, examination, medical procedure as well as care and aftercare.

“Destination” – Istanbul – Turkey.

“Treatment Package” – The list of all services including operation, private transfers, accommodation, host and pre-operative tests (if needed) that you have chosen to buy from SHIFT.

“Procedure” – The medical surgery or treatment you have decided to undertake.


1.1. Based on your service preferences, the cost of your Treatment Package will include the costs of one or more of the services given below:

a) Operation.

b) Private transfers.

c) Accommodation.

d) Any pre-operative tests recommended for you.

e) Host.


2.1. The information (I.e. test results, pictures, prescriptions, etc.) provided by you through email exchanges, video consultations or telephone conversations will be reviewed by the service provider (SHIFT) before treatment plans are offered. Thus, changes may be made to your treatment plan after you have been examined by the Service Provider before your Procedure.

2.2. You are at liberty to choose whether to go ahead if such changes occur. In cases like this, you are entitled to get a refund for tests, consultations and other services for which payment has been made. However, we are not responsible for refunding your travel, accommodation and transfer costs as such services are handled by third party providers who are not under the control of SHIFT.


3.1. Schedules containing relevant information will be provided to you as part of this contract. Information contained in these schedules are listed below:

a) Detailed information about the costs of your package

b) Detailed Information about your package

c) Information about health formalities required for the journey and the stay

d) Detailed information about visa and passport requirements which can also be obtained from

3.2. You will be provided with information about your journey before embarking on it. This information will be made available to you in good time and will include the following:

a) The name, address and telephone number of an agency in that locality that can provide assistance to you.

b) The times and places of intermediate stops and transport connections.

3.3 The Schedules containing the above information, which we will provide to you, form an important part of this contract, and as such, it should be read together with it.


Reading our literature

4.1. Before accepting this agreement, you will read the literature given to you, including information contained on our website in relation to matters highlighted in paragraph 3.1. By accepting this agreement, it means that you have read and understood the information provided to you.

Travel information, passports, Visas and documentation

4.2. It is your responsibility to make provision for the following:

a) A valid, acceptable passport.

b) A visa, if necessary.

c) Other documentation.

4.3. It is your responsibility to submit passenger information to your airline in advance of travel if required.

4.4. All entry requirements for both your final destinations and any stop-off point must be met by you.

4.5. By failing to satisfy the requirements stipulated in paragraphs 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, or providing incorrect information or documents, you accept that you may be denied carriage and entry to the country you are visiting. In such cases, you accept and acknowledge that you will be solely responsible for all resultant losses, and SHIFT will accept no responsibility or liability thereof.

4.6. You are fully responsible for any fines or costs (including the costs of an immediate return flight) you accrue due to your failure to travel with the required passport, visa or other documentation. In such situations, SHIFT accepts no liability as no compensation, expenses, refund or other sum will be paid.

4.7. SHIFT bears no responsibility for you missing your flight, including your connections. It is your responsibility to provide all necessary documents, including passports and visas.

Health precautions

4.8. You will be given health advice about your specific needs, or any required or recommended vaccinations well enough before travel. This information can be obtained from many local websites.

4.9. You are also required to seek advice from your local GP.


4.10. You are required to take out insurance with an approved insurer before purchasing a Treatment Package from us. The essence of this is to indemnify you for any losses that you may suffer due to insolvency, travel problems or medical issues. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, it implies you have accepted this obligation.


5.1. Details of your medical history must be submitted to SHIFT before beginning your journey, so as to help determine your suitability for the planned surgery. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions means that you agree that the details of your medical history, including your test results, pictures, prescriptions, will be shared with your Service Provider. We cannot be held responsible if the medical history form has not been thoroughly or honestly completed, or if any information is withheld.

5.2. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions implies giving us permission to obtain your patient file (including your examination and treatment results, treatment plan as well as before and after pictures) for our records. Be rest assured that we shall not sell or otherwise transfer your personal information to any party other than to deliver the services requested by you.


6.1. You may decide to cancel your booking at any time by notifying us in writing. The cancellation takes effect from the day on which the written notification of cancellation gets to us. The time at which the notification of cancellation is received will determine the scale of charges payable. However, the cancellation charge is always confined to actual expenses incurred and disbursements made.


7.1. The confidentiality of your personal details is of utmost priority to us. We are not going to disclose your data, records or information without your consent and will only be shared with those involved with your treatment.


8.1 SHIFT maintains all patient information in accordance with Turkish laws pertaining to the release and disclosure of personal health information in order to ensure your privacy. The before and after pictures of patients might be used for illustrative purposes, especially to show possible results from various procedures. We hereby undertake that these pictures will not be edited or enhanced in any way to change the appearance of procedure or treatment. Your personal information will not be sold or rented to third parties. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions implies that you agree that SHIFT can use your before and after pictures in order to operate and enhance its website, to provide customer service, to process your transactions, to carry out research and analysis targeted at enhancing its products, services and technologies as well as to display personalised content to your interests and preferences.


9.1. This Agreement is under the law of the Republic of Turkey and is within the jurisdiction of the courts of Istanbul.

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