Ilker Apaydin is one of the leading hair transplant specialists in Turkey. The doctor owns all modern methods of hair transplantation. He is a member of many professional associations, including the International Society for Reconstructive Surgery (ISHRS) and the Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (EPCD). Ilker Apaydin has many awards and achievements, as well as testimonials from patients.
The founder and director of the international company Experts Medical, Maria Chabdaeva, came to the doctor, especially at the request of patients. Experts Medical is a well-known company that has been successfully organizing trips for treatment to the best clinics abroad for many years.
About the work of a plastic surgeon
I'm very glad to see you, Ilker. You are one of the best hair transplant specialists in Turkey and have performed over 8,000 procedures. It's impressive. Tell our patients how you work.
I am very happy to see you Maria and I want to say hello to all the patients of Experts Medical I have performed the procedure on. I have been practicing for over 20 years. During this time, I had a lot of patients from Ukraine. It is very important for me that patients are satisfied, so I do my best to thoroughly study their needs and wishes.
I can say that I do not trust anyone with all the preliminary examinations and the procedure itself and conduct it personally. This is very important for the patient and for me. I can proudly state that 100% of all the patients, to whom I performed hair transplantation were satisfied. This is the biggest award for me.
- This is incredible, Ilker. Could you tell us a little about the team you work with?
Certainly. We do not work with freelancers. My team and I have been working together for a very long time. I can proudly say that my head nurse has been with me for 15 years. Many of the staff have been helping me for over 10 years. They are always in touch with patients, and this is the most important thing. We are one team and have worked together for a long time. In our activity, it is very important to control the quality of work. Therefore, all people who have been with us for a long time understand each other perfectly. In the first place for us, the quality of the operation and satisfaction of the patient.
About Hair Transplantation Techniques
- Dr. Ilker, tell us a little about the hair transplantation techniques you use.
In general, there are 2 main methods. The first is FUE. It involves the extraction of the follicular unit. The second is FUT. This is the transplantation of follicular units. I do both methods. You know that people don't want to talk about the FUT methodology. Although I think that FUT is also a very effective method. Especially for those patients who do not have enough donor hair. Over 89% of our patients can receive a quality hair transplant thanks to this method.
- Is a hair transplant a very painful procedure?
I can say definitely not. None of our patients ever complained of pain. Painful sensations can be unless only during the first minute. This is usually associated with the first injection. Further, during the entire procedure, patients never complain of pain and do not experience any discomfort. During the transplantation process, they watch TV, listen to music, we communicate. Some of our patients may even be able to sleep throughout the entire procedure.
About rehabilitation after hair transplantation
- Ilker, how long is the rehabilitation period after hair transplantation? How long does it take for patients to recover after a transplant?
As a rule, the rehabilitation process usually lasts from 10 to 14 days. The first 2 weeks the hair is still very weak and subject to external factors. But after 2 weeks, the transplanted hair will already be more stable and will not fall out again. Therefore, I advise my patients to be very careful during the first 2 weeks. It is not difficult at all, the main thing is to take care of yourself. Try not to touch or scratch the new hair for the next 2 weeks. Most importantly, wash your hair gently every day.
- When can patients after hair transplantation start working?
There is no loss of working capacity after hair transplantation. The next day, patients can do whatever they want.
- Are there any restrictions after the operation? How might exposure to the sun or hot weather affect patients who have recently had surgery?
Definitely, you should limit your exposure to the sun. I always warn our patients to wear a hat before going outside. You can not lift weights, do fitness, swimming should be excluded during the first 2 weeks. After this time, patients can fully return to their usual way of life.
- Doctor, tell me, please, when can patients expect beautiful hair?
Real hair will begin to grow in about 3 months. Patients will see an improvement after 3 months, gradually the hair will become thicker. Patients will see a 10% increase in hair growth every month. And only in a year they will see the final beautiful result.
- Many of our patients are still worried about the following problem: how many grafts are at risk of falling out and how many of them will remain in the end?
I can reassure all of our patients. More than 90% of the grafts will definitely remain. We carry out the operation, taking into account this factor. So it's definitely not worth worrying about. The number of remaining grafts will be very high and most of our patients will be satisfied with the final result. Hair transplantation is a life-changing operation. If it is carried out correctly and accurately, success will be 100%.
- Ilker, thank you very much for the conversation. We hope that all of our patients will have a 100% successful outcome.
Maria, I was very glad to meet you. Thank you for your visit and your time. All the best!
To quickly go for an operation to Ilker Apaydin, you need to call the numbers listed on the Experts Medical website or leave your application. Medical coordinators will help prepare the necessary images and submit them for examination by the doctor.
Experts Medical arranges for patients:
- translation of medical documentation;
- online consultation with Ilker Apaydin;
- booking tickets and hotel rooms;
- transfer from the airport to the hospital.
Throughout the patient’s stay abroad, coordinators of Experts Medical will be in touch with him. They will do their best to arrange a trip quickly and at no extra cost. With their support, Dr. Ilker Apaydin’s hair transplantation will be successful.