Is it necessary to pay a deposit or an advance (pre-payment) for the hair transplant surgery?

Is it necessary to pay a deposit or an advance (pre-payment) for the hair transplant surgery?

What is a hair transplant: Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure which involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body to another to treat hair loss. The most common types of hair transplant are follicular unit extraction (FUE) abd DHI (Direct hair implantation). These procedures can be used to treat male or female-pattern baldness and other types of hair loss.

Istanbul is a popular destination for affordable and quality hair transplants, with people attracted to the city by its cost-effectiveness, qualified surgeons and modern clinics. Its tourism, accessibility, use of advanced technology and positive patient outcomes make it a desirable destination for hair restoration treatments.

What is the deposit for Hair Transplantation?

A deposit for hair transplantation is a prepayment made to secure a reservation for the services provided by a hospital or clinic. The deposit is usually paid to confirm the appointment date and facilitate necessary treatment planning. The healthcare facility's deposit policies and practices may cause the deposit amount to vary. For accurate information on hair transplantation deposits, it is recommended to contact the chosen clinic directly. Long Hair Center only performs a limited number of surgeries per day, and patients typically book their appointments months in advance. Therefore, Long Hair Center always requests a deposit before confirming the appointment.

Not all clinics in Turkey require a deposit. Some clinics prioritize attracting customers at any cost, even accepting walk-ins, which is unacceptable for reputable clinics. Therefore, if a clinic requests a deposit, it indicates that they are legitimate and professional. This will assist you in narrowing down the best clinics.

When do I have to make a down payment/deposit?

Before continuing, the patient must confirm the following points

• The patient agrees to the offer provided by the clinic.

• The patient is convinced about finding the right clinic.

• All doubts and concerns of the patient are crystal clear now.

• The selection of the operation date is almost complete after confirmation from both the patient and the clinic.

• The patient is now confident that they can purchase the flight tickets accordingly.

• Alternatively, they may have already booked the flight tickets, and the available slot matches it.

• Ensure that you are eligible for on-arrival visa or e-visa to enter Turkey. If not, please contact the Turkish embassy or consulate for issuing an offline Turkish visa.

• Lastly, request the link to make the payment of the deposit and proceed with it. For confirmation, obtain a confirmation letter regarding your deposit payment from the clinic. Long Hair Center always provides a confirmation letter after receiving the payment of the deposit. The patients can trust that their deposit is secure.

Can the appointment be cancelled after paying the deposit for any reason?

After completing the entire plan, including paying the deposit, flight tickets, and visa, patients may sometimes face unforeseen circumstances that prevent them from proceeding with the procedure, leading to the need to cancel the appointment. In such cases, clinics can indeed cancel the appointment, but unfortunately, they do not refund the deposit, citing the universal policy that deposit prepayment is non-refundable.However, Long Hair Center does not abandon their customers halfway. They provide options to reschedule the appointment with the same deposit they initially paid. This commitment sets Long Hair Center apart as a top-notch clinic in Turkey since they understand the situations of the patients.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Paying a Deposit for Hair Transplantation:

Advantages of Paying a Deposit for Hair Transplantation:

  • Booking of an appointment: Paying a deposit secures a specific date and time for your hair transplantation procedure, ensuring you get timely access to the treatment.
  • The deposit shows commitment from both the patient and the clinic, indicating that the patient is serious about the procedure and allowing the clinic to allocate resources accordingly.
  • Smooth travel: The confirmation letter for the deposit helps patients travel smoothly as it can be used as proof or a reason for their travel if requested by officials. It shows that you have a purpose for your travel.
  • Superior level of service: Clinics always prioritize patients who have made a deposit to ensure they receive prompt and dedicated attention during the hair transplantation process.
  • Patients who pay a deposit in advance to secure their appointment may be offered discounts by some clinics.
  • Having best team: The deposit assists clinics in planning resources, such as medical staff, equipment, and operating rooms, in advance. This ensures a smooth and efficient procedure.
  • Carrying cash: is made easier by paying part of the total amount in advance as a deposit. This means that you only need to bring the remaining cash to Turkey to pay the balance.

Disadvantages of Paying a Deposit for Hair Transplantation:

  • Non-refundable: If you cancel your appointment and decide not to proceed with the surgery, you will not receive a refund. This will result in a financial loss. 
  • Fraud alert: The clinic may be a scam based and their focus is only on taking the deposit from you and then they block all your contact number. It is important to conduct thorough research before reaching the point where a deposit is requested.
  • No refund: If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the clinic you have selected and have already made a deposit, requesting a refund is not possible. The initial deposit is non-refundable. If you decide to change clinics, you will need to make a new deposit for a new appointment at the new clinic.

Things to consider when making a deposit:

If you are considering paying for a hair transplant, it is important to be careful and make sure that you are dealing with a reputable clinic. Here are some important factors:

  • Reputable Clinic: This is the most important factor to consider. Before paying a deposit, it is crucial to ensure that you have found a reputable clinic that is not a scam.
  • Ensure that the payment is made through a secure link or bank account to prevent the theft or hacking of your credit card details.
  • Ensure that you are communicating with the official WhatsApp or email of the clinic. Be wary of scammers, who will sometimes give you a different contact number with the name of a reputable clinic on it.
  • Ask for a letter of confirmation, stating that a deposit has been made.
  • Avoid centres and clinics that do not require a deposit, as their main focus is on attracting customers at any cost. They always have a lot of patients on the same day, so they do not care whether you show up for the operation or not.