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Medical Tourism and Hair Transplants

Many people from developed nations are taking advantage of medical tourism. First world countries charge massive sums of money for medical treatment and this is why many needy patients are looking at ways of locating good treatment at a lower cost. People who leave their home country to receive treatment including surgery or specialist treatment for diseases are referred to as “medical tourists”. The majority of people who travel for such purposes reside in developed nations such as the USA or other European countries and head off to an under developed nation that offers good medical care for less money.

Some people view this exercise as money saving whilst others find that the medical procedure they require is only carried out in other countries. Those who travel for medical purposes seek many types of treatment including cardiac surgery, knee or hip replacement,aesthetic surgery or dental treatment. The majority of countries that welcome medical tourists offer many medical procedures performed with a high level of skill and offered at a much, much lower price.

Some people frown upon the idea of traveling in order to receive medical care, they feel that the practice impacts on the general standards of care that are available to the middle classes within that country, yet cosmetic surgery can be a profitable venture. Medical tourists are flocking to countries such as Brazil and Israel where they are able to access affordable plastic surgery. Many foreign countries are well known for carrying out plastic surgery and breast implants although hair transplant surgery has recently become quite popular. There are numerous countries that offer expert hair transplant surgery.


One of those countries is Canada.

Canadian surgeons seem to excel in hair transplantation. Canada is much like the USA, but the country offers cheaper medical procedures and noticeably cheaper cosmetic surgery. European males are willing to travel to have a hair surgery transplant, as are males from the USA, Africa and The Middle East. A hair transplant can be great for males and females who are going bald due to natural causes or illness. Hair transplant surgery may be the only alternative for many conditions that cause hair loss.

Some of the best transplant surgeons in Canada use the laser slit technique. This new and innovative procedure involves transplanting hair follicles from one part of the body to another, allowing hair to re- grow in a very natural way. Canada has a good record for this type of surgery and the results of the transplant are speedy. Skilled cosmetic surgeons are adept at this procedure, and the surgery doesn’t take long to carry out. Patients recovers in a very short space of time. Naturally this saves the patient a lot of time and money.

Because the Canadian surgeons have perfected the art of transplanting hair they are now able to offer their clients far better value for money. Of course good news soon spreads hence many are thinking of going to Canada for hair transplantation surgery. The country has proven strengths in this field and overall it has impacted on the nation’s economy, so one could say that everyone is a winner.

About the author: Adam writes for Dr. Tim Love, one of the top plastic surgeons in Oklahoma City.

About the Author: Adam works with many in the health care industry to educate and expose proven methods for increasing fitness and overall health. Adam is a proponent of a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle.


  1. Amritpal Singh Sidhu

    December 31, 2015 at 6:50 am

    which are the most well known centres for hair transplant in Canada and how to contact them

  2. Amritpal Singh Sidhu

    December 31, 2015 at 6:48 am

    There are hair transplant procedures in other countries like India, Dubia etc. How is the Canadian procedure superior to these and what exactly does it entail. How long does it take and what would be its cost

  3. Amritpal Singh Sidhu

    December 31, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I live in India and would like to get the hair transplant done

  4. Amritpal Singh Sidhu

    December 31, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Is it possible to transplant hair from chest and back on the head. I am getting bald and have lot of hair on my body articularly on my chest and back

  5. Amritpal Singh Sidhu

    December 31, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Hi it a good article.I would like to know more about it

  6. AdamK

    March 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks Tony for the kind words and insight. I am curious how this will move forward with a climate of financial instability and changing policy. Something to watch for sure!

  7. Tony Montana

    March 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Adam,

    Fantastic article. I have always found the concept of “medical tourism” fascinating. It started with a volunteer trip to Thailand, during which time I learned that traveling to Southeast Asia (Thailand in particular) for a medical procedure was very common for individuals in New Zealand and Australia. Very interesting to hear that Europeans travel to Canada for hair transplant procedures. Our practice, too, sees a lot of interest from Central and South America. Very cool!

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