Cosmetic Surgery in Turkey

About Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a surgical procedure performed by to correct, alter or enhance the facial features that makes them more visually appealing.

Who is a good candidate for undergoing cosmetic surgery?

  • You may be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if:
  • You want an enhanced physical appearance.
  • You have realistic expectations from the procedure.
  • You are healthy and do not have any serious problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, heart disease, or depression.
  • You have reasonable expectations.
  • You are well aware of the possible risks of the procedure you're considering.
  • You are not excessively overweight or obese.
  • You do not smoke.
  • You do not consume too much alcohol.

 Cost Comparison

Country LiposuctionRhinoplastyBreast AugmentationHair TransplantTummy Tuck
India $ 3,500 $ 5,600 $ 5,600 $ 779 $ 4,700
Turkey $ 2,500 $ 3,000 $ 5,000 $ 2,800 $ 4,000
United Arab Emirates $ 9,750 $ 5,000 $ 8,350 $ 2,250 $ 10,150
Thailand $ 1,400 $ 1,400 $ 3,400 $ 5,000 $ 7,436

Note: All prices mentioned in USD.

Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the most common procedures of Plastic Surgery in Turkey?

Turkey is now considered as a hub for medical tourism. Among all other specialties, Turkey is especially popular for cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries. The quality of the services, the expertise and extremely affordable pricing are some of the reasons why Turkey has emerged as one of the top places for cosmetic surgery in the world.

The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Turkey include hair transplantation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and tummy tuck. However, there are several other procedures such as tummy tuck, butt lift, breast lift, reduction and augmentation, and smile makeover for which may people prefer to travel for.

Plastic surgery cost in Turkey is less as compared to many other countries and this is one of the reasons many people looking for aesthetic improvements prefer to travel to Turkey for the same. Also, the geographical location of the country makes it convenient for people from the UK, Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Asia to travel.

What is the quality of plastic surgery performed in Turkey?

Turkey is renowned for plastic surgery procedure because of the fact that it’s clinics and hospitals offer high-quality services and implants to candidates from across the world at am extremely affordable cost. Within Turkey, in fact, Istanbul has especially emerged as a hotspot for cosmetic procedures. The plastic surgery cost in Istanbul is much less as compared to other cities and the quality of treatment can be compared to any other country in the world. They offer personalized services to cater to the needs of all candidates coming in for plastic surgery procedures.

There is no dearth of trained, well-educated, and specialized plastic surgeons in Turkey. Also, the staff that handles candidates for such procedures is trained, educated and skilled. The clinics and hospitals that offer cosmetic surgery procedures in Turkey are certified to operate in the country and many of them are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) as well.

What is the average cost of the various types of plastic surgeries performed in Turkey?

Plastic surgery cost in Turkey is less as compared to other popular destinations for aesthetic procedures, such as, South Korea. There are several factors, however, that dictate the cost of a particular procedure.

For example, whether you’re getting the procedure done is a small specialized clinic setting or in a big multispecialty hospital, also has an impact on the final cost. Some of the reasons that has an impact on the cost of plastic surgery includes the following:

  • Type of setting – private clinic or a hospital
  • Experience of the specialist
  • Inclusions and exclusions in the bundled package price
  • Location of the clinic or hospital

The approximate starting package prices (including hotel) of some of the most popular plastic surgeries in Turkey is as follows:

  • Rhinoplasty: $2000 to $3000
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelids surgery): $2200 to $3000
  • Facelift: $3100 to $3700
  • Brow lift: $2650 to $3100
  • Liposuction: $2650 to $3100
  • Tummy tuck: $3000 to $3500
  • Hair transplant: $1500 to $1800
  • Breast reduction: $2800 to $3200
  • Breast augmentation: $3100 to $3600
  • Breast lift: $2650 to $3100
  • Facial line filling: $500
  • Buttocks lift: $2800 to $3500

On multiple surgeries, the clinics, and hospital tend to offer a discount as well on the entire package.

Which are the top clinics for Plastic Surgery in Turkey?

Some of the top clinics and hospitals for plastic surgery in Turkey include the following:

  • Medicana Camlica Hospital
  • Bestify Group
  • Smile Hair Clinic
  • Asya Hastanesi
  • LIV Hospital Ulus
  • Estetik International
  • Acibadem International Hospital
  • Memorial Sisli Hospital
  • Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Who are the top plastic surgeons in Turkey for Cosmetic Surgery?

A lot of the final outcomes of the surgery depends on how good the plastic surgeon is in performing the procedure, how confident is he or she, and what experience does he have.

It is always wise to check for the credentials of the performing plastic surgeon and explore the before and after maintained on the websites and social media (Facebook and Instagram) before making the right choice.

Some of the top plastic surgeons in Turkey are:

  • Dr. Ekrem Keskin, Medicana Camlica Hospital
  • Dr. Zeynep Sevim, LIV Hospital Ulus
  • Dr. Gursel Turgut, LIV Hospital Ulus
  • Dr. Dr. Bulent Cihantimur, Estetik International
  • Dr. Selcuk Aytak, Estetik International
  • Dr. Ayhan Turhan, Memorial Atasehir Hospital
  • Dr. Deniz Iscen, Memorial Sisli Hospital
  • Dr. Bilgehan Aydin, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
  • Dr. Mustafa Oksu, Bestify Group
  • Dr. Senem Yildirim, Bestify Group
Which are the top cities in Turkey offering Plastic Surgery?

Across Turkey, there are hundreds of clinics and hospitals that offer plastic surgery procedures. However, some of the top cities offering plastic surgery in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Sisli, and Konya.

What is the success rate of various types plastic surgery in Turkey?

The success rate of plastic surgery is a debatable subject. While some may argue that the success rate of the procedure is more than 99 percent, it is important for the candidates to know the suffering between procedure safety and success rates.

Most of the plastic surgery procedures are safe to perform and undergo. A proper assessment (including pre-anesthesia checkup) is done before the surgery to confirm that the patient is fit to undergo the procedure.

On the other and, the success rate of plastic surgery may depend on several factors. The success rate may actually vary between 80 to 99 percent, depending on the type of procedure, the expectations, and the profile of the candidate.

Some of the factors on which the success rate depends on include:

  • Existing comorbidities
  • Post-op complications
  • History of surgeries before on the same area
  • The extent of repair or improvement desired
  • Number of sessions required (for treatments like fillers and liposuction)
  • How well do you follow instructions after the procedure

Therefore, it is very important to have realistic expectations and to discuss the expected outcomes with the performing surgeon before hand.

What is the health care infrastructure of Turkey / Why should opt for Turkey as a destination for your medical treatment?
The healthcare infrastructure of Turkey comprises health centers, health posts, mother and child health and family planning centers, tuberculosis dispensaries, etc. Health centers are each staffed by a team consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a midwife, a health technician, and an administrator. Health posts report to health centers and are each staffed by a midwife. Health centers and health posts are the only settings providing preventive care, health promotion, and community-based health services. All other settings use specialists to provide just primary diagnostic and curative care. Turkey is turning out to be a preferred destination for medical treatment by many people across the world for its pace of development. The people are friendly and the administration is efficient. After the treatment in Turkey, one can even choose to unwind amidst its beauty.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Turkey? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Turkey :
  • Anadolu Medical Center
  • Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
  • Medipol Mega University Hospital
  • NP Istanbul Brain Hospital
  • Neolife Oncology Center
  • Liv Hospital
  • Medicana Healthcare Group
  • Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital
  • Istanbul Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Antalya Hospital
  • Taksim Hospital
  • Dunyagoz Hospitals Group, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Medical Park Hospitals Group
  • Medical Park Göztepe Hospital Complex
  • Acibadem Maslak Hospital
  • German Hospital Taksim
  • Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital
  • Göktürk Florence Nightingale Medical Center
  • International Hospital
  • Aydinlar Dental Group
Are the doctors/surgeons in Turkey of the best quality?
Doctors in Turkey are highly educated and well trained. This is one of the reasons why many people flock to Turkey for medical treatment. The doctors are skilled and can converse fluently in English and other foreign languages.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Turkey?
At present, there are two types of medical visas available for your visit to Turkey:
  1. Medical Visa, which can be obtained from the Consulate of Turkey
  2. Online Visa (eVisa), which can be obtained in advance of arrival via the government of Turkey’s online visa system.
Visitors must obtain a medical visa for traveling to Turkey unless they come from visa-exempt countries and territories or citizens of those countries, which are eligible to apply for an e-Visa online. How To Acquire Online Medical Visas (e-Visa or electronic visa) :
  1. Simply visit www.evisa.gov.tr and apply on the platform by selecting your country and the type of passport or identity card. The platform is self-explanatory and will guide you throughout every step.
  2. Once you are done filling the form, save and download the form for future references.
  3. The applicant must visit the nearby Turkish embassy in his/her country to get the approval of the Consulate.
  4. Once the visa is approved, the travel dates can be scheduled accordingly.
What support services does MediGence provide in Turkey?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Turkey for medical treatment?
The capital of Turkey is Istanbul. Istanbul is easily accessible and the preferred location for medical treatment. Other cities with good hospitals are Izmit and Bursa.

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