A bit thin on top? If you’re not content with the grin-and-bear-it approach or wearing a hat, there are international institutions that will help you. A good indication of reliability is accreditation through the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), which has members in 70 countries. But the procedure is no quick fix, a scalp op is serious business and involves recovery time, health risks and will cost a pretty penny.
London, UK: Harley street is world-renown for its cosmetic surgery clinics, and a quick search will bring up numerous trustworthy institutions. Wayne Rooney famously had his scalp serviced here.
New York, USA: It is no surprise that the world’s elite gather in major cities. For a thicker head of hair, you could do much worse than swing by the Big Apple.
Istanbul, Turkey: A growing number of positive reviews from various clinics in Turkey’s capital is upping its hair replacement reputation. Indeed, the European-Asian nation carries out more of these procedures than any other country. Transplants are cheaper here, but don’t base your decision on this factor alone.
Delhi or Mumbai, India: Although it’s a long way to go, the southern Asian nation is highly regarded for its scientific research in the field of medicine. The Indian Association of Hair Restoration Surgery has some sage advice on how to choose a doctor.
Hungary: Again, if you’re looking to save some dough, this eastern European region could be the way to go. Unlike Asian or American nations, surgeries here must adhere to EU standards.