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The most feared point during Turkey hair transplant is how painful local anesthesia will be. Our patients can be very restless with negative experiences that they hear about from the environment, writing on social media and forum sites; they can even postpone hair transplant.

Obviously, experienced hands do not feel pain and pain during Antalya hair transplant. For most patients, it may be a surprise to them that they feel much less pain than they think, but it’s actually the nature of the job. Psychological factors as well as physiological pain in hair transplant can increase pain and make the person restless. Psychologically, it is very important to prepare patients for the operation. For this purpose, the patient should be informed in detail by the doctor; if necessary, patients should be relieved by oral or IV sedation given before the operation. In order for the pain to be minimal during the operation, minimal input should be made with the needle, very thin needles should be used. Pain can be reduced with skin cooling and vibration techniques at the entrance of the needle. Analgesic agents should be injected into the skin, preferably at body temperature.

Only a slight burning or pulling sensation occurs when injecting an anesthetic. After showing its analgesic effect within the next 5-10 minutes, the patient feels almost no pain during and after the operation. He even watches TV during the operation, keeps in touch with his smartphone and sleeps most of the time!

If necessary, 8-12 hours of anesthesia support can be provided by applying frontal and supraorbital nerve blocks to the forehead area. Possible pain is prevented after the operation with a strong anelgesic tablet given immediately after the meal break during the operation.

After transplant in Antalya and Istanbul hospital, there are mild complications such as mild headache, redness that can last for several months, very little edema, itching in the first few weeks of transplant, and temporary hair loss, which we call shock loss (which develops due to telogen efflivium after surgery).

After the operation, the crust formed in the transplant area is cleaned with daily washings within 7-10 days. Numbness and numbness can be seen after FUE operations and pass after a few months. But numbness after FUT operations can remain for months due to nerve damage.

2 months after the hair transplant in the field of tiny cyst formation can be seen. This is because the hair is buried and transplant is done. It recovers spontaneously in a few weeks with a hot water compress and antibiotics. A cyst, which can be of different sizes from the head of a pin to the size of a pea, should be surgically emptied and cleaned if necessary.

Edema, which can occur around the forehead and eyes, can occur about 2-3 days after administration and sometimes go down to custody. These swelling, which can be removed with a simple massage, usually resolves spontaneously after surgery.

In FUE technique, where hair is taken individually, tiny, infective abscesses can occur in the donor area 3-5 weeks after the operation; in the transplanted area, depending on the hair output, usually 1.5 – 3 months after the operation. For their removal, a hot water compress and an antibiotic recommended by your doctor will be sufficient.

Another side effect may occur as the loss or dilution of existing hair in the planted area for a while due to the damage caused by the channels opened in the transplantation areas. This loss is mostly temporary, and within a few months after the operation, natural hair repairs itself.

Permanent hair loss, thinning and divorcing of the nape and upper ears may occur due to very frequent intake during hair intake in the Donor area. For this reason, it is necessary for a very experienced surgeon to do this work, especially during graft removal.

Finally, FUE operations in Turkey are not operations that leave no traces: each punch entry can leave a white mark in the form of little or no spots, depending on the patient’s healing capacity.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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