If they’re considered as a pioneer in the cosmetic surgery industry, a Lebanese practitioner will also probably face strong competition from their highly-skilled Israeli colleagues, given the recent shift in diplomatic relations between Israel and some of the GCC countries. Saudi and Bahraini patients are not allowed to travel to Lebanon, but Kuwaiti, Qatari, Egyptian and Iraqi patients are still loyal to Lebanese specialists.
Finally, and according to several sources, Turkey has become over the last few years the Promised Land for hair transplants. And in North Africa, Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian patients can count on the skills of many of their countrymen who have been certified in France or other European countries. As a result, they don’t need to travel abroad to perform most of the cosmetic procedures they seek.