What are the advantages of FUE?

The FUE method continues to be one of the most important hair transplant techniques in the industry today, due to its adaptability, minimal recovery time and ability to achieve first-class aesthetic results. In the hands of the highly-qualified professionals at SHIFT, the FUE method is able to provide the best overall hair loss solution for most patients.

Animation on how FUE Technique for Hair Transplant works.

Animation on how FUE Technique work.

What is FUE and how does it compare to other methods?

The arrival of the FUE method revolutionised the hair transplant industry in Turkey and abroad, succeeding in providing an excellent all-round solution where other, more outdated techniques had failed. In particular, FUE provided an excellent alternative to the previous FUT (‘Follicular Unit Transplantation’) method, which involved extracting a strip of skin from a patient’s donor area and dissecting this into separate follicular units before transplanting these into micro-channels that had been opened in the patient’s recipient area.

Although FUT has some strengths, such as an excellent rate of graft survival, it only allows for a limited number of grafts to be transplanted and the invasive nature of the technique generally leads to a more challenging operation and postoperative period for the patient. FUE changed all of this by extracting individual ‘follicular units’ from the patient’s donor area, leading to reduced scarring and a faster recovery time in comparison to FUT.

How does FUE work?

FUE is a three-stage procedure which involves extracting individual grafts from a patient’s ‘donor area’, opening a series of micro-channels in the recipient area and then placing the grafts into these channels. As with other hair transplant methods, the hair that is implanted into the recipient area is unlikely to fall out because it is genetically different from the natural hair that it replaces.

There are now various different derivatives of the FUE technique, such as Micro FUE and Micro Sapphire, something which is a testament to the adaptability of this treatment method. Although newer trends have emerged since FUE first hit the scene in 2004, FUE continues to be the industry leader in Turkey for a variety of important reasons.

What are the strengths of FUE in comparison with other methods?

FUE is a practical and highly versatile technique which achieves excellent results in a variety of situations. It is the most widely-used method in Turkey today, and it continues to provide the most comprehensive solution for those suffering from hair loss. Among the main advantages of the FUE method are that it is much less invasive than older hair transplant methods, which means that it reduces pain and discomfort to a minimum while also leading to significantly less scarring. An FUE procedure involves very little downtime, which means that patients are able to return to their normal routines very quickly after their operation.

A further advantage of FUE is that it makes it possible to work with a larger number of grafts than is true of other techniques (particularly FUT and DHI). FUE also provides grafts with favourable conditions for survival and regrowth, as well as helping to encourage blood flow to the scalp, and therefore helping to nourish the transplanted grafts.

What are the limitations of FUE?

FUE is an excellent all-round technique, but certain factors should still be taken into consideration. In particular, patients should be mindful that the quality of an FUE procedure will depend on the education, training and expertise of those who carry it out. Many less reputable clinics market FUE as a procedure which is ‘so easy’ that it can be performed by virtually anybody, and they work with inexperienced technicians rather than doctors in a cynical bid to cut costs. Patients should be aware that in reality, an FUE hair transplant is a medical intervention like any other, and as such it demands both excellent clinical skills and an inspired aesthetic eye.

It is very much in the interest of patients to work with a qualified team in a clean and accommodating hospital environment, for reasons of both safety and ensuring the quality of the results. SHIFT has extensive experience in performing FUE and a wide range of other treatment methods and is capable of achieving high-quality aesthetic results in a comfortable, safe and clean setting.

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“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 https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

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.


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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.

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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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