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Fly to Turkey, pay $5000 for a mustache transplant

Postby Fairportfan » Wed May 08, 2013 1:27 pm

Turkey: The healthcare tourist hotspot for moustache transplants
Charlie Osborne/SmartPlanet wrote:Turkey’s enjoying a roaring trade in moustache transplants these days.

Health tourism is a popular — although not always recommended — way to cut down on cosmetic procedure costs and get a tan at the same time. Whether you’re looking for a fresh set of veneers or a breast augmentation, most procedures can be booked abroad for a fraction of the price.

It may be risky to undergo a procedure outside of your home country, but when costs are lower, many choose to take the chance. The Turkey medical sector is currently enjoying a rise in health tourists seeking facial hair transplants.

Men from the Middle East, Europe and Asia are going to Istanbul in droves for the moustache transplant procedure. Using a technique called follicle-hair extraction, hair is removed from other parts of the body and embedded along the upper lip or cheeks.

The procedure is performed under local anesthetic, takes up to five hours and costs approximately $5000. To cater to those looking to beef up their beard, a number of tourism agencies are now offering packages that offer the procedure, shopping vacations and beach resorts.

Most patients are foreign; 100,000 people traveled to Turkey in 2012 for plastic surgery — although there is no specific procedure breakdown. However, for Turkey’s economy, the $1bn in revenue health tourism provides is only being boosted by more unusual cosmetic procedures being offered.

As surgeon Dr. Tulunay notes, changing ideas over masculinity may be contributing to the rise in moustache transplants. “The moustache is making a comeback. If a man’s moustache doesn’t grow, he wants to know he can have one as a mark of masculinity,” Tulunay says. “Our customers know that if they pay, we can deliver the results.”
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Re: Fly to Turkey, pay $5000 for a mustache transplant

Postby Dave » Wed May 08, 2013 2:43 pm

Sounds like a great idea for a new growth industry. They could deliver one of these:
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Re: Fly to Turkey, pay $5000 for a mustache transplant

Postby DinkyInky » Fri May 10, 2013 8:53 am

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More about gamers in general, but the sentiment is there...

[rantzilla]In regards to the original post: Personally, I prefer more sane and realistic folk. If you have money for a follicular transplant in a foreign country, don't be one of those who whine later that "fer'ners" are stealing our revenue and jobs, okay? Especially don't do it on a public venue. Because you will be found out and humiliated in the most visceral, viral way possible.

Sorry. Someone griped about illegals doing construction work recently on another forum I frequent, yet bragged about the pittance they tipped the locals at their recent Mexican holiday. Talk about being part of the problem...[/rantzilla]
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Re: Fly to Turkey, pay $5000 for a mustache transplant

Postby bmonk » Fri May 10, 2013 4:11 pm

Even some asses have moustaches!
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Re: Fly to Turkey, pay $5000 for a mustache transplant

Postby MerchManDan » Sat May 11, 2013 12:59 am

Charlie Osborne/SmartPlanet wrote:Using a technique called follicle-hair extraction, hair is removed from other parts of the body and embedded along the upper lip or cheeks.

Depending which "other parts of the body" are providing the hair follicles, one's moustache may no longer add a little bit of class.
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Re: Fly to Turkey, pay $5000 for a mustache transplant

Postby Fairportfan » Sat May 11, 2013 1:32 am

But think how curly...
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