Beard Transplant

Top Questions Men Want To Ask 

A beard transplant is a relatively new procedure which is rapidly gaining ground, particularly as the trend for strong facial hair shows no signs of waning. Not everybody benefits from a full natural beard, but a beard transplant can be an excellent solution for those looking to boost their facial hair and benefit from a wider range of styling options.

A beard can symbolise many things, from masculinity and confidence to creativity, sensitivity, intellect, and a certain sense of mystery. A beard transplant is a reasonably simple outpatient procedure, and patients at SHIFT can feel confident in achieving the best aesthetic results in a comfortable and safe setting.

A bearded man sneaking a look.

There is growth of new hair and you can see continued growing for many years in the future.

Why does facial hair differ from one person to another?

Many factors play a role in determining the density of a person’s facial hair. Genetics and country of origin are important factors, as are hormonal influences and, to a certain extent, lifestyle considerations. Skin conditions and other physical ailments can also influence an individual’s facial hair growth, as can trauma, scars and burns to the facial area.

What are the benefits of a beard transplant? 

A beard hair transplant, in the same way as a traditional scalp hair transplant, constitutes the only permanent solution to a lack of hair. A beard hair transplant can lend a different character to a person’s face, as well as helping to conceal scars or burns in the facial area.

A beard transplant can also give a real lift to those with naturally sparse or patchy facial hair, and can often boost the confidence of patients in everyday social life. Having fuller facial hair also provides for a wider array of styling options, making it easier to follow trends or choose between a variety of different looks.

A beard transplant operation can be conducted on an outpatient basis under a local anaesthetic, yet it yields impressive results. One year after the operation, the transplanted beard hair can be trimmed, shaved and styled in the same way as normal hair.

What does a beard transplant involve?

A beard transplant is very similar to a scalp hair transplant procedure in that it normally involves extracting grafts from the donor area at the back of a patient’s head before transplanting these into the area or areas where hair is absent. As hair from the back of the head area is effectively ‘resistant’ to baldness, this means that the transplanted hair is very unlikely to thin or fall in the future, making a beard transplant a permanent aesthetic solution.

As with a scalp hair transplant, the angle, depth and direction of the transplanted grafts will have a considerable impact on the quality and natural appearance of the results, meaning that an excellent level of expertise and a personalised, artistic approach will be necessary to achieve the best results for each patient.

Beard transplants at SHIFT

Beard transplantation is one of a small and specialised range of services offered by SHIFT in Istanbul. SHIFT works in partnership with each patient to create a customised treatment plan based on their characteristics and personal aspirations, so patients in SHIFT’s capable hands can feel confident of achieving the very best results.


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The use of the information and services offered by this website (https://shifthairtransplant.com/) 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 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.

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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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