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Background

The land-locked country of Hungary is renowned for its architecture, cuisine, music and folk traditions. It is also famous for its spas and baths, therefore making it a good place to relax and recuperate especially after undergoing medical treatment. Hungary has been in the top 15 countries visited by holiday-makers world-wide until very recently.

How to get to Hungary

There are many cheap flights available, particularly given Hungary’s increased reputation as a good tourist destination in recent years. A flight from London will take roughly between 2 and 3 hours. The earlier you book, the more likely it is that you will get a cheap deal.

If you are travelling from a country nearby, for example Slovakia, as part of a holiday you could find that there are cheaper ways to get to Hungary than flying. With the Danube flowing right through Hungary you may wish to take the scenic route and travel by boat.

Accommodation in Hungary

Hungary is the perfect place to recuperate and relax after surgery. There are a variety of thermal hotels where you can enjoy your vacation. These offer spa packages and various treatments designed to relax and make use of the healing properties of the renowned Hungarian thermal springs.

There are also plenty of more conventional hotels and hostels which can be booked online. It is best to research and find reliable reviews of your chosen hotel to make sure that you are happy with it when you arrive.

If you want to camp or perhaps caravan then try a company such as ACSI Euro Campings which have campsites located throughout Hungary.

Travelling around Hungary

It may well be that you choose Budapest for your treatment, given its status as a capital city. If so it is possible to travel round by water. There are ferries running down the Danube regularly and bridges connecting the neighbouring cities of Buda and Pest.

The larger cities have well-developed bus, metro and tram services and, in the capital, the HÉV which is a suburban train network. The bus company is Volánbusz and route planners and timetables are available online.

The train company is MÁV and is usually reliable and affordable. Fares and timetables can be found online.

It is usually easy to walk and bicycle around the main cities, however bike rentals can be hard to come by so do your research in advance if you think you might want to cycle around.

Other considerations

Still relatively close to the UK, travelling to and from Hungary should be easy. Partly as a result of a booming tourism industry, English is also widely spoken. However, it is best to check with your individual surgery to make sure at least some of their staff speak fluent English. Hungary was also ranked 20th out of 195 in this year’s International Living’s Quality of Life index. The quality of facilities and medical treatments provided should therefore echo this.

Hair Transplant Techniques used in Hungary

Strip Treatment

Strip treatment, also known as Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), is one of the most common techniques used to perform hair transplant surgery. It is especially good for patients with advanced thinning because this treatment allows for maximum hair coverage. It can also be done with relatively little inconvenience, however strip treatment will leave a small scar line where the hair is removed. The procedure involves removing a strip of hair from the back and sides of your head. This means that the scar should be covered by the hair remaining around it, however if you wear your hair shaved very close then it may still be possible to see the scarring. The removed hair samples are then used on the areas on your head that you want treated.

FUE

If you have only minimal thinning then Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) may be a good treatment for you. Follicular Unit Extraction can remove hair from areas that Follicular Unit Treatment is unable to. This means that if you have had strip treatment previously and your donor has become damaged as a result, this treatment may be a good option for you too. The FUE procedure involves removing very small groups of hairs, consisting of usually between one and four individual hairs. As the extraction of these is very slowly and very precise there is usually very little, if any, scarring. In order for the specialist to be able to be as precise as possible during the extraction process, you will probably have to have your head completely shaved.

Combination Treatments

Body Hair Follicular Unit Extraction (BHFUE) is usually achieved by using a variety of treatments and procedures based upon your individual needs. Similarly, if you have had a procedure go wrong then the repair procedure to amend this may involve a combination of treatments to gain the optimum result. The time it takes and the amount of scarring caused will vary depending on what combination of procedures and how many you have.

After-care

You should remember that, to try and ensure that you are happy with the results of your treatment, it is important that you are aware of the after-care procedures and precautions that you should take.


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