Turkey ranks the worlds first for the number of hair transplant operations carried out amid rapidly rising demand from Arab citizens from Gulf countries.

Omer Tontus, a senior official from the Health Ministry said that “our country has become the top destination in the world for this surgery.  An average of 200 people, mainly foreigners, has hair transplant surgery every day here and this figure is even higher at weekends.

Tontus explained that Turkey was particularly popular because of its relatively close distance to the Gulf and the relatively low prices its transplant surgeons offer.

The surgery takes just a few hours, so patients can also take the time to visit touristic spots in Turkey. Turkey is followed by India and Thailand in popularity for hair transplant operations.  It is the sixth most-visited tourism destination in the world and has also become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in recent years.

Source:  Daily Sabah

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