fue hair transplant at transest

Hallelujah!!! I did it. So happy with the...

Hallelujah!!! I did it. So happy with the results.

Dr Ahmed Altan nice
Surgeons nice
Hotel nice
Transfer driver nice
Turkish pop music nice as they work!
Hair transplant nice!

Wife is very happy. She said I look 10 years younger.

Support this fun filled clinic. 4200 grafts with option to do a second one for more density and lowering the hair line. I couldn't be happier with the results.

And yes the anaesthetic injections do hurt (5/10) but it's all over pretty quickly. Well, well, well worth it.

Tell me what you think.

Transest clinic

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The headband keeps getting stuck to my head as I'm healing. I've taken it off now on the morning of
day 3

Pre-op / Post-op (day 3)

POST-OP TIP: I found that if I wrap my arms up in the covers when I sleep I can't accidentally scratch my head in my sleep. It wakes you up before you scratch.


I actually managed to get some decent sleep on the 4th night. My swollen head is going down now on day 4. The headband gave me a mushroom head for 3 days. Glad it's off now. It dawned on me today that if they did 4200 grafts then that's 8400 holes they had to make getting them out and putting them back. Wow! Plus the 50 injections at the back of my head and 15 or so at the front. That's a lot for the body to go through. I must report that the medicine and recent lack of sleep has given me a bit of belly ache. The travelling and nerves probably contributed too. Oh well, no pain no gain. It's nothing too bad. I'm very happy with results.

Day Six

Most the scabs are off and my head is feeling better for it, less itchy and tight on the scalp. My donor area is still sore but I know I just have to be patient. I know the stomach ache I mentioned was being caused by the antibiotics for sure now but found out it totally goes away with yoghurt! So I bought a pack of those healthy ones with good bacteria in them. Redness of scalp is going down too.

1 week post op

Everything is healing nicely. This is a week I'll never forget. I'm so chuffed I did this. I still can't get over how cheap and easy it was to do. £1500 covered the flight, hotel, visa and surgery. I couldn't be happier with the results. 4200 grafts. Hallelujah!


One week on and the transplanted hairs have grown already. Still doesn't feel like it's my head when I touch it. Everyone is impressed with the job the Transest guys have done. I highly recommend them. To do it in the UK would have cost a small fortune. You're better of paying £160 for a flight to Istanbul. No question.

2 weeks

I'm really pleased that the transplanted hairs are growing because apparently this is a good sign. Now you can take this or leave it, but I prayed to God about my hair transplant and I promised to give God the glory if all went well. I have blessed my new hair in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and it really is flourishing so early. So there you go. You know my winning strategy now.

Seven week update

The donor area is healing very nicely. I hope to get a good shot of it for you soon. My wife is more excited about the whole process than me. She loves the difference already. Seriously if you're thinking about getting it done just do it. 3 minutes of fairly strong pain during the injection stage and a few nights of difficulty sleeping and it's all over. Be a man! (With hair)

Donor area healed

8 weeks

My head has been feeling more itchy this week. And I guess it's because I can also feel some spiky little hairs starting to emerge in between the longer ones that never fell. Donor area needs a light scratch sometimes too. I read that the new hairs usually begin to emerge at month 3. If that true I'm about a month ahead of that. People are now starting to make comments about my hair. It's not yet thickened up but having any kind of hairline changes the shape of ones appearance. It's weird when I touch my head just to feel hair where there hasn't been for about 8 years. I'm already feeling much better about my appearance. I know it's daft but it does make you feel younger too. The photo album is gonna seem like it's gone out of chronological order. I look more like I used to look when the hair started to fall. It's really weird. It's funny to think that people who see me outside must assume I'm losing my hair not realising that it's actually growing back. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. I forgot to say that around the two week mark when my nerves were presumably connecting beneath the scalp that when I scratched my head in one place I could feel it in another! Proper freaky stuff! The sensation has gone now. Shame I couldn't scratch other body parts by scratching my head. Could have been handy that.


2 months

Very pleased with the growth. Getting some spots in the recipient area where hairs are trying to push through. The donor area hairs went quite thin after the surgery but they are thickening up now. No scarring too. I don't feel "bald" anymore either.

10 weeks

I've let it grow a little.

11 weeks

“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. BUT THE VERY HAIRS OF YOUR HEAD ARE ALL NUMBERED. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke? ?12:5-7? ?NKJV??)

12 weeks

My head is itchy where the hairs are pushing through. I decided to shave my head too to even it out. I was very gentle. I don't see the fuss about shaving your head as long as you are careful it's fine. I'm really happy with it.

Christmas time

The actual hairs are thickening and more are breaking through causing some spots that heal quickly. Scalp still itches quite a bit but nothing a quick light scratch doesn't sort out.

Merry Christmas

"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah? ?9:6-7? ?NKJV??

700 years BC

Bless the Lord O my soul

Very pleased with it so far. The individual hair strands are thickening now. And I can feel more trying to push through.

Revenge belongs to the Lord

2 Kings 2 'Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” 24 So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the Lord. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.'

If you're looking at my review and scratching your head about whether to do it, I say do it. It's so cheap and easy. Fly to Turkey. Don't listen to all the British doctor scare stories either. They're just mugging people off because they know it's cheaper abroad. I'm very happy with mine. I should have done it years ago. Wife very happy too. Praise the Lord.

God bless you all

4 month update


5 months

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
??Revelation? ?22:21? ?NKJV??

Only by the grace of God

Dr Ahmed Altan

Doctor Ahmed Altan is a lovely man and so skilled. He even gave me a EUR 200 discount because of a muddle up in his diary because of a Turkish holiday. He insisted even though I told him it only cost me £60 to sort out. What an absolutely lovely guy.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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