Plastic surgery in Turkey 2024
last update date : 2022-11-02

Plastic surgery in Turkey has been very popular recently. It is no longer limited to women but has become widespread among men as well.
In this article, we will shed light briefly on the most common plastic surgeries in Turkey.

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Plastic surgery in Turkey

Plastic surgery aims to improve the appearance of the body and restore its natural balance surgically. It targets all parts of the body, including the face, abdomen, back, chest, arms, buttocks, hips, and more under general anesthesia.

Plastic surgeries are based on several modern techniques that help the plastic surgeon do his surgical work professionally, ensuring a safer and more successful procedure.
Here are the most famous plastic surgeries that are frequently performed in medical clinics around the world:

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Breast lift in Turkey

Breast lift surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for women who want firm and beautiful breasts.

  • The operation seeks to elevate, tighten, and balance the breast. It is performed under general anesthesia, so the patient feels no pain during the procedure.
  • The nipples are also returned to their proper position and size during a breast lift.
  • How is a breast lift performed? The surgeon makes a surgical incision, which varies shape depending on the condition of the breast.
  • In some circumstances, an inverted (T) or a crescent-shaped incision around the areola area is required to remove the drooping skin and give the breasts the ideal appearance.
  • Finally, the incision is closed with special medical sutures that dissolve on their own after a few days.

Breast augmentation in Turkey

Breast augmentation is an excellent technique for ladies who have small breasts and want to boost their size and look.

  • The operation is done surgically under general anesthesia. It requires a surgical incision enough to insert implants made of silicone or saline, giving the breast a more full and firm profile.
  • Breast augmentation can not only increase the size of the breast but also improve its look. It can also lift the nipples to their natural position and shape them to create a beautiful appearance.
  • The procedure begins with a surgical incision that enables the implants to be inserted either in front of or behind the pectoral muscle. The doctor usually chooses the type of implant based on the patient's desires and the state of the breast.

Gynecomastia surgery in Turkey

Gynecomastia surgery is the most effective treatment for men who have big breasts and are embarrassed to wear tight shirts in public.

  • The procedure decreases breast size by eliminating accumulated fat using liposuction, making the chest area flatter and firmer.
  • Liposuction is conducted under general anesthesia using a Vaser method, which uses ultrasonic energy to break down, dissolve, and remove fat cells from the body.
  • The procedure takes about 2 to 4 hours. It starts by making small incisions around the areola area or in the armpit area.
  • Then, through these small incisions, a cannula is inserted and moved back and forth to break down the fat cells and vacuum them out of the body using an electric suction device.

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Liposuction in Turkey

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure to sculpt the body. It can target a specific area of ​​the body where excess fat has accumulated to improve its balance and natural appearance.

  • The operation is performed under the effect of general anesthesia, using the Vaser technique, which is one of the latest liposuction techniques. 
  • It dissolves and removes the excess fat from the body without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues.
  • Vaser technology relies on ultrasound waves to remove the accumulated fat under the skin. 
  • First, small incisions are made around the target area. A small tube called a cannula is then put through these incisions to dissolve the deposited fat. 
  • Finally, an electric suction device, attached to the cannula, suctions and removes the liquidated fat from the body.

Tummy tuck in Turkey

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the abdominal and waist areas by making them firmer and slimmer.

  •  The operation seeks to remove excess fat and sagging skin and tighten the abdominal wall muscles surgically. 
  • Tummy tucks can be performed in three ways. The amount of fat deposited in the abdomen area determines which one to use.
  • A full abdominoplasty treats the lower and upper part of the abdomen through a U-shaped incision made above the pubic area.
  •  A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that targets only the lower part of the abdomen and is considered less invasive than a full tummy tuck.
  • Fleur-De-Lis abdominoplasty involves horizontal and vertical incisions to remove a larger amount of skin than a full tummy tuck.

Buttock lift in Turkey

A buttock lift is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to modify the contour of the buttocks, giving them a natural, firmer, and more appealing appearance.

  • Buttock lift surgery seeks to bring the buttocks back into harmony with the rest of the body.
  • The procedure begins with a surgical incision under the waistline between the buttocks and the upper thigh, allowing the surgeon to remove excess sagging skin and re-sculpt the buttocks for a more appealing appearance.

Buttock augmentation in Turkey

Buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure that seeks to enlarge the buttocks and make them appear more feminine and appealing. 

  • The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia by implanting silicone implants in the buttocks.
  • An incision is made, and then an appropriate silicone implant is inserted into or over the gluteal muscle.
  • After the right placement is finished, the incision is closed with medical threads that dissolve on their own after the area has healed completely.

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Buttock reduction in Turkey

Buttock reduction aims to reduce the size of the buttocks and improve their appearance. It removes excess fat and sagging skin under general anesthesia.

  • Buttock reduction is performed in two methods, either liposuction or surgical intervention.
  • The Vaser procedure is one of the most modern liposuction methods, providing the patient with effective results while requiring a quick recovery period.
  • In terms of the surgical procedure, an incision along the buttock area is required to remove excess fat and loose skin, resulting in a natural and appealing shape for the buttocks.

Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey

Sleeve gastrectomy is an effective obesity treatment. It dramatically reduces weight by eliminating a large portion of the stomach and leaving a little portion that is barely enough for a modest amount of food.

  • As a result, the patient will quickly feel full, and unable to take more food.
  • The operation is performed under general anesthesia by making small incisions around the abdomen.
  •  Through these incisions, an endoscope is inserted into the abdomen. Using special surgical tools, 80% of the stomach is cut.
  • The rest of the stomach is sewn together to form a small pouch about the size of a banana.

Facelift in Turkey

Facelift surgery seeks to rejuvenate the skin, giving a firm, tight face appearance. 

  • The operation removes wrinkles and deep lines and tightens the facial muscles surgically under general anesthesia.
  •  A facelift focuses on the lower half of the face and, in some cases, the neck.
  • The incision starts from the hairline in the temples, extends toward the ear, and ends at the bottom of the scalp.
  • The operation takes about 2 to 3 hours, and the patient recovers in about 2 to 4 weeks.
  • A facelift is an effective alternative to botox and filler injections as they cannot respond well to deep wrinkles and lines in the face.

Otoplasty in Turkey

Otoplasty is an effective surgery to reshape the ear structure and improve its appearance. 

  • The operation can treat birth defects or ear damage caused by a traumatic accident.
  • It is also a suitable solution for correcting protruding or large ears.
  • Ear surgery is performed under general anesthesia through small surgical incisions made behind the ear.
  • These incisions provide access to the ear cartilage to correct and restore it to its normal form.

Rhinoplasty in Turkey

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to improve the appearance and function of the nose.

  • The procedure improves nose balance and harmony with the face, treats congenital or traumatic abnormalities, improves breathing, and cures snoring.
  •  The operation is performed in two different methods; open nose and closed nose.
  • Open rhinoplasty begins with a surgical incision across the nasal shaft to give access to correct the surrounding skin surgically .
  • However, with a closed nose surgery, small incisions are made in the nostrils. Through these incisions, the surgeon can correct and modify the nasal column and surrounding bones without the need to lift the skin. 
  • The process takes approximately 1.5 to 3 hours.

Eyelid surgery in Turkey

Eyelid surgery is one of the best options for improving the appearance of the eyelids. It rejuvenates the eyelids and restores the eyes' freshness.

  • Eyelid surgery removes sagging skin around the upper eyelids, gets rid of fatty bags under the eyes, and reduces wrinkles and lines in the lower eyelids.
  • Furthermore, it enhances the vision of patients who have drooping upper eyelids that restrict part of their vision.
  • Under general anesthesia, the operation is conducted by creating an incision along the natural crease of the eye to correct the upper eyelids and another incision under the lower eyelash line to repair the lower eyelids.
  • The fatty bags are then eliminated, and the wrinkles around the eyelids are minimized, resulting in a more natural and young appearance.

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Instructions to follow after plastic surgery

Following plastic surgery, regardless of the target area, the patient should follow a set of guidelines to ensure fewer complications and the greatest results.

  • Continue to wear a compression garment or splint over the treatment area for at least 6 weeks to promote and speed up the healing process and ensure good results.
  • Take the prescribed medications, such as anti-inflammatories, as directed by your doctor to accelerate the healing process and avoid any major problems.
  • To avoid any harm to the wound and promote a speedy recovery, follow the correct directions for sitting and lying down while sleeping.
  • You should also avoid strenuous activities, such as sports or heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks after the operation.
  • You must also refrain from smoking for 5 weeks after the operation to avoid issues that could affect your operation's outcome and health.
  • Keep the wound away from direct sunlight and avoid exposing it to extreme heat or weather conditions.
  • Walking for a short length of time every day is recommended to help the body stimulate blood circulation and support the healing process.
  • After the healing process is complete, maintain a balanced and healthy diet as well as frequent exercise. It helps in keeping the body healthy and the results last as long as possible.

The cost of plastic surgery in Turkey

Turkey is one of the best countries in the world in the field of medical tourism, especially plastic surgery.

  •  Every year, hundreds of thousands of plastic surgeries of various types are performed, particularly rhinoplasty, liposuction, and breast lift operations.
  •  Turkey has been a popular destination for high-quality medical and plastic surgery treatments, as well as its relatively competitive costs as compared to European countries, the United States of America, and Gulf region countries.
  • Furthermore, what distinguishes Turkey from other countries in the field of plastic surgery is its unusual and appealing offerings, which typically include hotel accommodation, VIP transfer, and translation service to enable the patient to receive an all-inclusive experience.


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