Istanbul, The Center of Hair Implants
Each year 750,000 foreigners are visiting Turkey for the surgery. The main attraction is the price!
Some tourists ask if it's some strange Islamic sect. But not: they are bald. Men all over the world have flocked to the metropolis Turkish to undergo a surgery that will solve their problems of alopecia.
In recent years, Turkey has become one of the world leaders of cosmetic surgery: All year a long 750,000 foreigners come to their Turkey for hair transplantation. Come in the majority of arab countries, but an increasing number of europeans are opting for Turkey, especially Italian and Spanish. The Turkish clinics have opened representative offices in Madrid, Barcelona and other Spanish cities, or working with a business intermediary. The reason of the attractiveness of hospitals Turkish is mainly the price, between 2,000 and 3,000 euros per transaction, which includes a couple of nights at the hotel —some packages even extend the stay to be able to do some sightseeing in Istanbul— as well as the transport and an interpreter. “The prices can be five or six times lower than in any european city or of the united States. The reason is that this is not an operation that requires costly material, but especially of human capital, and to be in Turkey the wages are cheaper, that causes a decrease in the price. Another factor, quite important, is that there is a lot of competition and Turkish companies adjust the best price.Also, the facilities and medical equipment are very advanced, when comparing to the any of European countries.
Plastic surgery and microsurgery have advanced greatly in recent decades. According to our doctors, , has to do with the numerous industrial accidents and war injuries who should treat the Turkish hospitals at the end of the year. We Also have a large number of young professionals, well educated and open to new technologies. Our surgeons in our clinic adds another reason for hair implants have been developed to such an extent that the techniques used in Turkey are more advanced even than those of the US: “The sector started to grow a lot by domestic demand, as Russia has specialized in eye surgery and Iran in rhinoplasty”.
It is undeniable that there is also a support of the Government, whose objective is to make Turkey “one of the three major global destinations of health tourism in 2023,” says a source from the Ministry of Health. To do this, the healthcare enterprise Turkish receive subsidies to the promotion and the opening of offices abroad. Close to 750,000 foreigners came in 2016 to Turkey to receive medical treatments that have left about 5,000 million euros in the country. “Cosmetic surgery is just one of the many fields that we work.
But the strong competition that exists between the clinics that offer treatments for alopecia in Turkey, only in Istanbul there are more than 350 clinics—, has a dark side. There have been cases of clinics that lack the proper hygienic conditions or operations that are performed by nurses or technicians without the proper preparation. In Turkey it is mandatory that a surgeon is in charge of the intervention, otherwise it is punished with prison punishment. Our clinic has the all documentations and our surgeons has all qualifications.
In our hair transplant package 4* hotel is including in the price. Some pictures of the hotels we are cooperating:
4* FAROS HOTEL OLD CITY SULTANAHMET
4*HOTEL ARCADIA BLUE ISTANBUL
According to availaibility, hotel can be different hotels in the same class and quality from the above ones.
In our hair transplant package 4* hotel is including in the price. Some pictures of the hotels we are cooperating: VIP transport to the airport, as well as in all the transports between the clinic and the hotel. VIP Airport transfers can be organized any airport you choose.
As we told before, Istanbul became the keyplayer of the hair transplantation in recent years. Hair Implants boost the Turkish tourism. When you decide to go to Istanbul for hair surgery, you can also visit the cities main sightseeings. As our hotel in our hair transplant package located in the center of Old City of Istanbul (Sultanahmet), you can see the main attractions of Istanbul city very easily:
Sultanahmet Town and Mosque: The Sultanahmet district is the heart of historic Old Istanbul, what 19th-century travelers used to call "Stamboul." The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice.Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul.
Besides being tourist attraction, it's also a active mosque, so it's closed to non worshippers for a half hour or so during the five daily prayers.
Best way to see great architecture of the Blue Mosque is to approach it from the Hippodrome. (West side of the mosque) As if you are non-Muslim visitor, you also have to use same direction to enter the Mosque.
Hippodrome Square: Hippodrome Square was built by Septimius Severus to entertain the public at the beginning of A.D 2 th century, In 196. But it has rebuilt by Konstantin I. It is located in the Square of Blue Mosque. Hippodrome has witnessed many awesome events such as the famous gladiator fights, chariot/car races, many riots and bloody events in the past. Under the Hippodrome's location the horses, the elephants and the camels were kept by the Byzantines, while the wild animals were kept by the Romans in the cages. The deep hollows were dug to protect the people from attacks of these wild animals in front of the sitting sets. In this regard Hippodrome is derived from hippos and dromos; It means ''running''
Topkapı Palace: Topkapı palace is a central place located in all the Ottoman sultans’ time until the reign of Abdulmecid I (1839-1860), a period of nearly four centuries. It is the largest and oldest palace in the world to survive to our day. After the conquest of the city in 1453, the young Sultan Mehmet moved the capital of the empire to Istanbul .He was settled in the middle of the town and built Topkapı Palace which is well known as a traditional example of Turkish Palace structure. When it was used as a palace, it served more functions than one ,generally associates with royal house. Although it was the house of the Sultan, the only ruler of the empire, it was at the same time the center of the administrative affairs, the place where the council of ministers met, and the treasury, mint, and state archives were located there .It is situated on the acropolis, the site of the first settlement in Istanbul, it shows an impressive view of the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.
Hagia Sofia(Aya Sofya): Hagia Sophia is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time. It is located in Sultanahmet area (a historic place), nearby of Topkapi palace in Istanbul Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the valuable of its time.This church was rebuilt three times on the same place. Megale ekklesia meaning big church was named firstly but then it was renamed as Hagia Sophia meaning Holy Wisdom.
The first church was constructed by Emperor Constantius II (337-361), son of Emperor Constantine I. This church was a wooden-roofed basilica with a nave flanked by two or four aisles, each carrying a gallery storey. It was preceded by an atrium. This church was largely burned down in 404 during riots since patriarch John Chrysostom was sent into exile by the Emperor Arcadius. Today, some marble blocks from this second church are represented at the courtyard of the third church/ the museum.
The second church was built by architect Ruffinos Emperor Theodosios II. order in 415.This church was also constructed as basilica and its root was made from wood.It had 5 naves, 3 gates and a monumental entrance. After the riots called Nika Revolt against The Emperor Justinian I (527-565),the second Hagia Sophia was burned down in 532.
The current Hagia Sophia was built by the Greek scientists Isidore being physicist , and Anthemius being mathematician , Emperor Justinian’s reguest. It is one of the greatest relics examples of Byzantine architecture, rich with mosaics and marble pillars and coverings. Many materials had been brought from all over the empire, including yellow stone from Syria, porphyry(red marble) from Egypt and Hellenic Columns from the Artemis Temple in Ephesus. To construct this build,more than ten thousand people were worked and the third church was showed by the emperor in 537.
The mosaics were finished later on, at the time of Justin II (565-578). Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque, after the conquest of İstanbul in 1453 by Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (Fatih). Hagia Sophia served as the main mosque of Istanbul for nearly 500 years. It became a sample for many of the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul like the Beyazıt Mosque, the Kalender Mosque, the Suleiman Mosque, and the Eyup Sultan Mosque. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the minbar, the mihrab, throne for sermon reflecting Islam and wood bars were put in to the interior section. A library was built by the order of Sultan Mahmud I.
Basilica Cistern(Underground Cistern): This Byzantine structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. Underground Basilica (Also called Underground Cistern) is the largest well preserved cistern in Istanbul, which is constructed using 336 columns. According to historical texts claims, over 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of this cistern.
Most of the columns were salvaged from ruined temples and fine carved capitals. Its is build with great symmetry and sheer grandeur of conception.During Summer Days, Underground Cistern would be a cool stop to be refreshed due cavernous depths, make a great retreat on hot summer days.
Underground Basilica is designed as water storage to service Great Palace of Byzantine and surrounding buildings with capacity of 80,000 cu metres of water delivered via 20km of aqueducts from a reservoir near the Black Sea.
The reason it's called Basilica Cistern, because it lay underneath the Stoa Basilica which is one of the great squares at the first of Seven Hills in Constantinople. Following by relocation of Byzantine emperors from the Great Palace, Underground Cistern was closed and forgotten by the city authorities before the Conquest.
Basilica Cistern is rediscovered again in 1545 by scholar Petrus Gyllius, who researches Byzantine antiquities and was told by local residents that they were able to obtain water by lowering buckets into a dark space below their basement floors and even sometime catch the fresh water fish.After some research between basements of local residents, Gyllius discovered main access to the cistern.
The Basilica Cistern has passed several restorations since its discovered. Beginning of the repairs were carried out twice during the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century during the reign of Ahmed III in 1723 by the architect Muhammad Agha from Kayseri. The second detailed repair was completed during the 19th century during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876–1909).Masonry and damaged columns were repaired in 1968. And finally Underground Basilica was renovated in 1985 by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and opened gates to the public in 1987.
Turkish Islamic Art Museum: Turkish and Islamıc Art Museum is the first museum exhibiting all kind of Turkish and Islam Art Works. It was completed in 1913 and opened the visiting as "The Museum of Muslim Endowments" (Evkaf-i Islamiye Muzesi) in imaret building within Suleymaniye Mosque complex, one of the masterworks of the Great Architect, Mimar Sinan in 1914.
Then it was transferred to Ibrahim Pasha Palace which was given by Suleyman the Magnificent as a present grand vizier Ibrahim Pasha from Suleymaniye imaret building in 1983. Additionally, surrogated four enormous courtyards,that palace has stood for centuries because it was made of the stone instead of the wood. So It is reborn by being renovated between1966 and 1983.
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum was rewarded ‘Council of Europe Museum of the Year Contest Jury Special Award in 1984 and also rewarded by UNESCO in 1985
Archeology Museum: Istanbul Archaeology Museum is the first institution in Istanbul and Turkey designed as a museum. It is also marked as one of the ten most important world-class museums designed and used as a dedicated museum building.
In order to understand this unique culture, it is highly recommended to make a journey in the corridors of the Archeology Museum and trace the remains of ancient civilisations from Archaic Era to the Roman Era and Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Empire.
Süleymaniye Mosque: Suleymaniye Mosque surrounded by Golden Gorn is located in one of Istanbul’s seven hills. The mosque having extraordinary architectural elegance was built at Sultan Suleiman’s request (Suleiman the magnificent) in 1550 then Kulliye (social complex) was built in 1557. Although it’s damaged by fire in 1660 and then its perfect columns covered by cement and oil paint .It’s also one of the most popular mosques in the city, with numerous worshipper, extraordinary used techniques. Mosque divides into three main features; architecture, enlightenment and acoustic sound system.
Grand Covered Bazaar: Commerce is an ancient economical system that enables establishment of legal and ethical foundations, strengthening of social ties, improving cultural relationships, trading values and technology as well as goods on safe and secure routes. Starting from the ages of antiquity until the discovery of the new continent and development of railroads, Silk Road was once the most important route of commerce, a statement of a continuous journey of human knowledge, philosophy, religion, art and architecture, mathematics, science and technology, which had an undeniable impact on the great civilizations of Yellow Rivers of China, Japan, Indus Valley of India, Egypt, Persia, Arabia, the Ottomans and finally the Romans .
Extending over 8,000 km, the Silk Road developed interconnected networks linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, missionaries, soldiers, nomads, urban dwellers and intellectuals from East, South and Western Asia with the Mediterranean World, including North Africa and Europe for thousands of years. Similar to the plazas of the pre‐industrial European cities, bazaars were also housing the social, political, cultural and civic activities of people like forums or agoras of the ancient world, however, mainly due to the climatic factors and quality of the goods stored in, they are covered, or covered within time. Although there may be predesigned grid or crisscross exceptions, traditional Islamic bazaars are generally built in time, with expansions in relation to the organic pattern of the city and street layouts. No matter how or by whom, they were built, bazaars had always have connections to important and prestigious religious, governmental or public buildings, and defined the major streets of urban fabric, connecting two major entrances especially of the small cities.
Apart from being a space for shopping or socializing, bazaar organizations were formed according to hierarchically developing guild system where apprentice‐master relationship were forming the vertical line, while guilds of various artisans and craftsmen were forming the horizontal line in terms of locations of the manufacturers, merchants and such. In Turkish social system, covered bazaars are usually built as a part of a larger complex including, hamams, soup kitchens, and such as a source of revenue for mosques, religious or charitable trusts known as vakıfs, where the donated assets cannot be turned over to individuals or institutions. Bazaars of the eastern Islamic world are comparable to plazas in cities of pre‐industrial Europe, or to forum and agora in ancient Roman and Greek cities in terms of forming a place for social, political, cultural and civic activities of people, where one would also find similar facilities in contemporary shopping centres. The difference appears in the covered, enclosed structure of these bazaars, and in the geometric organization in which forums and agoras had centralized form, whereas bazaars were always designed in linear forms, owing mostly to the climatic, cultural and economic conditions of the region.
Spice Bazaar(Egyptian Bazaar): After the Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar is the second largest and oldest covered bazaar in Istanbul that survived until today. The Bazaar is actually built as a part of New Mosque (Yeni Valide Camii) complex, located at the southern end of the Galata Bridge in Eminönü district. Including market place (Spice Bazaar), complex had a primary school, public baths, hospital, a tomb and two public fountains covering an area of approximately 45,000 square meters.
In order to maintain the Mosque and it's public facilities, market places had an important position to give necessary finance with rental incomes or dedicated shops. It was very common practise for most of the Mosques in Ottoman and Islamic culture.
The Spice Bazaar construction has finished, right after one year from New mosque completion in 1664. The Bazaar is built on 6,000 Square Meters area and has a unique ottoman market architecture with the shape of "L". It has 86 shops which can be accessed by way of 6 different gates.
Since it has built, Spice Bazaar also called with many other names such as Valide Sultan Bazaar, New Bazaar and Egyptian Market. But mostly called and remained names are Spice Bazaar and Egyptian Market for sure. It has called Egyptian market due it has built with the taxes collected from the Cairo, Egypt during it's construction in the Ottoman Empire. And as you can guess, it is called Spice Bazaar due it offers rich variety of herbs and spices from Turkey and all over the World.
Eyup Sultan Mosque(Ayyub Al-Ensari Tomb): Following by the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, It was the first Mosque constructed by the Ottoman Turks in Istanbul in 1458.
The Eyup Sultan Mosque is built near the Golden Horn Bay in Eyup District of Istanbul. But most interesting part is, after the conquest of Istanbul this mosque built outside the Walls of Constantinople.Since the city is taken over already, why Mosque is built outside of it? Actually history of this Mosque has began almost thousand years ago before it's built.
In a hadith in Qital-e Rome chapter of Sahih Muslim, the prophet Muhammad states that the first commander and army to conquer Constantinople will enter to Paradise.Based on this hadith, Commander Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, who supported Prophet Muhammad after the hijra (migration) to Medina in 622, went his last military campaign to Constantinople.
However Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was an old man and shortly after engaging in battle, he fell ill and had to withdraw from the Campaign.In his last words, he asked his soldiers to penetrate deep into enemy territory and bury him under the walls of Constantinople." Then he died. (in 7. Century A.D)
During the last Constantinople battle between Ottoman Turks and Eastern Romans, The spiritual teacher of Sultan Mehmet’s discovered the location of that important place with a miraculous dream.