FUE Transplant (38 years, NW 3, 2956 Grafts)

Written by Natalia R. Updated on 12 Dec 2023
Price Range: $3,000 - $5,000
The medihair case score evaluates the aesthetics of the result, patient satisfaction and clinic details.


  • Gender:Male
  • Age:38
  • Norwood-Scale:3
  • Previous Medication:None
  • Previous HTs:1


  • Method: FUE
  • Treatment Location: Turkey
  • Treatment Year: 2019
  • Transplanted Graft: 2,956
  • Donor Zone: Back of head
  • Duration of Surgery: 7 hours
  • Diameter of Punch: 0.8 mm
  • Total Transplanted Area: 140 cm²
  • Density: 23 grafts per cm²
  • Average Hair per Graft: 2.2
  • Medication: None

Doctor Involvement

The more involved a doctor is involved in the surgery process, the better the quality and consistency a patient can expect.
Pre - and Postbriefing Graft Extraction Opening of Channels Insertion of Grafts
Medical Assistants


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The medihair case score evaluates the aesthetics of the result, patient satisfaction and clinic details.
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Patient Review (40%)
Clinic Details (20%)
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Medihair Review
This score evaluates the most important factors of a hair transplantation (e.g. hair line and donor) and is based on the opinion of the patient.
Clinic Location: Istanbul

Donor Management

It is important the surgeon doesn’t overharvest the area where the transplants are extracted leaving it overly thin and unnatural in appearance.
8 /10
The number of grafts is appropriate in relation to age and hair loss degree. The tonsure area is not properly harvested. A final assessment based on the available photos of the extraction area was possible.

Hair Line Aesthetic & Design

Doctors should design an aesthetically pleasing, natural and age appropriate hairline for their patient.
9 /10
The design of the hair line is appropriate and natural for the patient’s age. The photos are sufficient for a final assessment of the hair line aesthetic and design.

Treatment & Method Appropriateness

The doctor should be able to assess the patient’s hair loss for the most suitable method, e.g. FUE or FUT.
9 /10
The FUE Method is appropriate for the hair loss degree. To increase the possibilities of a successful, lasting result it is necessary to take hair loss medication like minoxidil and finasteride. However, the patient is apparently not treating its hair loss with medication.


In order to achieve a visual sufficient density usually 30+ grafts per cm² need to be transplanted.
9 /10
In the present case the patient seems to have a natural and full density. The transition between the transplanted hair and native hair is smooth and not visible. Furthermore the transplanted grafts per cm² is appropriate.

Doctor Involvement

The more involved a doctor is involved in the surgery process, the better the quality and consistency a patient can expect.
9 /10
The doctor does pre- and post-consultation as well as the extraction. He also performs the opening of the channels. Insertion of the grafts are done by technicians. This normally ensures consistent and reliable results.
Patient Review
This score reflects the individual experience of the patient during the procedure as well as pre- and post-surgery.
Clinic Location: Istanbul


9 /10
The patient had an in-person consultation with the doctor at the clinic. The doctor answered all questions and informed the patient about all the associated risks correctly. The clinic responded quickly and was also reachable via phone, e-mail and Whatsapp.

Procedure & Hygiene

8 /10
Staff were always friendly and took great care of the patient. Furthermore the hygiene standards are high. The surgery proceeded without complications.

After Care & Recovery

8 /10
At any time in the months following the hair transplant the patient was able to have a digital consultation with the medical staff.
Clinical Details
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Clinic Location: Istanbul

Years of Experience:

10 /10
The doctor has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of hair transplantation. In relation to other surgeons the doctor is very experienced.

Total Number of Hair Transplants:

+ 4.000
10 /10
The doctor performed and supervised more than 4,000 surgeries.

Relevant Medical Societies:

8 /10
Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Turkish Doctors Association (TTB)

Number of Medihair Cases:

8 /10
The doctor of the respective clinic has published 10 results on The more results that were published, the more representative and reliable is the respective Medihair score of the clinic.

Online Reviews & Authenticity:

10 /10
The doctor or his patients have published over 50 in-depth and excellent cases of his work on other forums and platforms.

Patient Journey

1. Before Hair Transplant
After I had my first HT in 2015 at another, rather not recommendable, clinic Istanbul, I decided for my second surgery (redensification) for Health Travels with Dr. Demirsoy. I would like to say the following about the procedure: Everything was perfectly organized via Health Travels and Mr. Clemens Weber. Everything worked out fine before, during and after. I was accommodated in a 5-star hotel near the clinic, which I personally can only recommend. On the day of the surgery Mr. Clemens Weber picked me up at the hotel. A sympathetic and nice guy. I liked him right away. A clean practice awaited me and I was also allowed to meet another patient right away. He was 1 day ahead of me and came to wash my hair. And then Dr. Demirsoy stood in front of me. On the homepage he looks completely different. Meanwhile gray temples (meant positively) and a cool beard. He looks experienced. Everyone is so nice and the atmosphere is totally pleasant. In the preliminary assessment the doctor asked me questions about my ideas and wishes. I only wanted my hairline down about 5mm this time and of course the thickening. Dr. Demirsoy listens to everything and then he draws me a line along my actual existing hairline. He explains me that these are the exact measurements that fit my face from the proportions. He previously measured the distance from my lips to the tip of my nose, from the tip of my nose to the root of my nose, and from the root of my nose to the base of my hairline. Actually, exactly these said 6 cm, which is probably the harmony in many people's face. He said that he could already pull down my hairline, but there was no reason at all and he would not like to do it, because the prerequisite for me is already given here to change anything. But I got the suggestion to first see photos of my hairline, and then we could still talk about it. So off to take photos. Dr. Demirsoy was absolutely right. I was able to see myself completely different in these pictures for the first time. The hairline had been perfectly drawn in for my face by Dr. Demirsoy. Dr. Demirsoy and also Clemens Weber said that we often look at ourselves more critically and think that we appear completely different to others. This often leads to these unrealistic and high expectations that we place on ourselves. So, I'm complaining at a high level. Due to the fact that the density was missing something in front of me, the forehead seemed naturally higher. Once that is made tight, the temples slightly down, it will look completely different, said Dr. Demirsoy. He had me completely convinced and I agreed with him.
2. Surgery
So, the surgery started. My hair was shaved, a few more pictures and then off. Dr. Demirsoy started to take my grafts. First, he did some test punches, probably checked the grafts and then he continued. He punched a few first, then he and an assistant took out the grafts with the forceps. Removal finished, briefly anesthetized the reception area. Also, very carefully and well done. Then there was a break and delicious food. They are really fine instruments when you look at them live. Like mini carpet knives. When Dr. Demirsoy set the slits, I really fell asleep again. Before I knew it, he was done. Then it was off to insert the grafts. I was playing around a bit in my phone and I have to honestly admit that what was happening behind my head was reflected in my display there. The 3 assistants were honestly so focused on the job. They are really well attuned and work responsibly. Dr. Demirsoy also asked again and again in between, even in German:" Do you have pain, are you okay?" They all look after you very well. Finished!!!! A total of 2956 grafts were placed. 2500 in the front third and 456 in the tonsure.
3. After the Hair Transplant
The following day, of course, there was a follow-up check, the bandage was removed, my head was carefully washed and then my little adventure was over. 12 months later I was in Istanbul with my wife for a short vacation and of course I did not miss the opportunity to visit the doctor and his team again.
4. Preliminary Conclusion
Many thanks to Dr. Demirsoy, Clemens Weber and the whole team. The result is fantastic! I am really satisfied with my hair line and density.

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