More than 10 years ago, the government in Turkey developed a strategy for the development of medical tourism, thanks to which the country reached the 3rd place in the world in the number of foreign patients. This became possible due to the active development of the private medical sector and the clinics receiving JCI (Joint Commission International) international accreditation. Today, 21% of JCI-accredited clinics are located in Turkey (in all, such clinics are available in 58 countries). Turkey is among the Top countries to get plastic surgery due to the best price-quality ratio of plastic surgeries, as well as excellent service.
- Skin Health Turkey, Istanbul
- Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul
- Medicana International Hospital, Ankara and Istanbul
- Gaziosmanpasa Hospital of Yeniyuzyil University
- Acibadem Healthcare Group, Istanbul
- Medical Park Gebze Hospital
- Selection of the best plastic surgery places in Turkey with Booking Health
Skin Health Turkey, Istanbul
Turkey is the number one country in the field of plastic surgery on the scalp and hair transplant. Skin Health Turkey is a highly specialized medical facility focusing on hair transplantation. The clinic successfully restores the density of hair, transplants the hair follicles of the eyebrows and beards, corrects the line of hair growth on the forehead. This is the only clinic in Turkey that has the prestigious American certificate MTQUA (Medical Tourism Quality Alliance).
Dr. Öykü Maraşoğlu Çelen, Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Hair Transplantation, is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). The doctor performs a hair transplant using the FUE technique in a unique modification – sapphire FUE. The FUE sapphire technique involves the use of sapphire blades during the collection of hair follicles and their subsequent transplant. This allows for reducing trauma to the scalp, to achieve greater density of the hair and a more natural look of hair.
In addition to robotic (ARTAS system) and manual hair transplant, the clinic specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery. The clinic performs surgical interventions (nose and ear reshaping, face and body lift, liposuction, interventions on the mammary glands and genitals) and cosmetic procedures (injections of fillers and Botox, all types of peeling, mesotherapy). The specialists of the clinic communicate closely with the patient. Before arriving for treatment, the doctors hold distance consultations to select the appropriate technique to achieve the desired result.
Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul
The Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul is a multidisciplinary medical complex with JCI accreditation and excellent treatment success rates. The hospital team has more than 2,100 specialists. In addition to practical medical activities, many doctors teach and participate in clinical research. The status of the university hospital makes it possible to quickly introduce innovative therapeutic methods and medicines into the work.
The Department of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the guidance of Prof. Dr. med. Mustafa Keskin treats patients with congenital malformations, functional disorders and defects in appearance. The Medipol Mega University Hospital is one of the best centers for the correction of congenital malformations in adults. It performs reconstructive operations for maxillofacial defects (for example, in case of cleft lip and cleft palate), maxillofacial injuries, consequences of treating head and neck tumors (for example, large keloid scars, atrophic skin changes). The department prefers microsurgical operations – transplantation of donor tissues with the preservation of their blood vessels. The microsurgical interventions are more technically complex and require special equipment, but they can significantly improve the survival of the grafts.
In addition, the clinic offers the full range of plastic and cosmetic interventions. Using computer modeling, the department’s specialists can image the desired final result of the operation and discuss it with the patient. The decision on the operation is made only after the patient is fully informed about its advantages and risks.
Medicana International Hospital, Ankara and Istanbul
The Departments of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in the branches of the international Medicana Health Group in Ankara and Istanbul specializes in the correction of the shape of the nose, ears and lips; facelift, abdomen and arm lift; liposuction of all parts of the body. The quality of clinic services is annually confirmed by the prestigious certification of Joint Commission International.
The department of the hospital in Ankara, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Serhan Tuncer, additionally specializes in the surgical treatment of gynecomastia in men. As a rule, gynecomastia develops due to the increased body weight and associated hormonal disorders, but in some cases even a complete correction of the hormonal background does not help reduce the mammary glands to normal. In such cases, the specialists remove excess fat in the mammary glands during a minimally invasive operation, which leaves small scars in the nipple area.
Also, this plastic surgery center actively performs interventions on the women’s mammary glands, including correction of complications after plastic surgeries in other clinics (for example, infection, displacement or asymmetry of implants). Depending on the clinical situation, the surgeons adjust the shape and position of the mammary glands due to interventions on the skin, fixing glandular tissue to the anterior chest wall or excising glandular tissue.
The department of the hospital in Istanbul, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Necmettin Kutlu, is known for a wide range of laser skin treatments, including removal of tattoos, age spots and nevuses.
Gaziosmanpasa Hospital of Yeniyuzyil University
Thanks to the extensive experience of work with patients of all age categories, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgery under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Cenk Şen provides medical care to children with congenital malformations. The doctors perform complex reconstructive interventions for defects in the head and jaw bones (for example, cleft lip and palate), syndactyly, absence of auricles, and abnormalities of the development of genital organs. The specialists take into account the peculiarities of the child’s body during anesthesia and the collection of donor material. The focus is on the normal physical development of the child in the future.
The department is also known for its hand surgery. In particular, it performs finger transplantation with the complete restoration of blood vessels and nerves. Due to the availability of surgical microscopes and highly qualified surgeons, a microsurgical vascular suture is applied in real time to damaged arteries and veins. When stitching nerve endings, their conductivity and ability to innervate the small muscles of the hand are immediately assessed (functional tests).
The Gaziosmanpasa Hospital is one of the leading medical institutions in the field of cosmetic surgery in Turkey. It performs comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures, such as wrinkle correction with Botox and fillers, endoscopic lifting, laser resurfacing, eyelid and chin surgery, acne treatment. In addition to face surgery, the surgeons adjust the volume of subcutaneous fat in all areas of the body using liposuction and lipectomy.
Acibadem Healthcare Group, Istanbul
The Acibadem Healthcare Group brings together medical professionals from 22 clinics and 19 outpatient clinics in 5 countries. The Department of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the hospital in Istanbul is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Atilla Arinci. Under his direction, the department actively performs 3 types of interventions:
- Aesthetic interventions on the face.
- Aesthetic interventions on the body.
- Reconstructive interventions.
The aesthetic interventions on the face include nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), correction of malformations and aesthetic defects of the auricle, face and eyebrow lift, eyelid surgery. Attention is also paid to improving the quality of the skin, namely laser resurfacing and scar revision. Once the active phase of treatment is completed, the doctors will select for the patients individual care products for use at home.
The aesthetic interventions on the body include changing individual parts of the body (for example, mammary glands or abdomen), as well as complex body modification. With the preliminary 3D modeling, the surgeons select the optimal interventions to change the volume and shape of the hands, hips, abdomen and other parts of the body to create an attractive silhouette.
The reconstructive interventions include the correction of congenital defects of bones and soft tissues, as well as the elimination of unwanted postoperative and posttraumatic changes. The surgeons of the department take part in the treatment of complex injuries, carefully restoring the natural appearance of soft tissues and the function of nerve endings. Also, the department admits patients who have undergone surgery to remove neoplasms to restore breast, face and neck soft tissues.
Medical Park Gebze Hospital
The Department of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. med. Burak Sercan Erçin. The doctor has dedicated his professional career to plastic and reconstructive procedures. His clinical interests include microsurgical interventions, including manipulations on the peripheral arteries, plastic surgery with free tissue flaps and autologous stem cell transplantation. Dr. Burak Serkan Erçin is a member of the Turkish Society of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, as well as of the International Society of Arthroplasty.
In addition to classical plastic surgeries, the department offers all types of genital plastic surgery. When performing penile and foreskin plastic surgery, postoperative phimosis can be prevented, while the vaginal and labial plastic surgery can prevent postoperative cicatricial narrowing and restore normal microflora. Such interventions are aimed not only at correcting the appearance of the genital organs, but also at restoring the health of the reproductive system. In some patients, the operations can be performed in several stages in order to achieve the optimal result.
A special offer of the department is a facelift, which, at the request of the patient, can be combined with rhinoplasty or chin reshaping. In addition, to achieve a natural and healthy looking face, the injections of fillers based on hyaluronic acid or patient's autologous adipose tissue are used. The fillers allow to carefully change the shape and tone of soft tissues without traumatic surgical procedures.
Selection of the best plastic surgery place in Turkey with Booking Health
The variety of Turkish clinics with JCI accreditation and excellent results in plastic and aesthetic procedures makes the choice of a medical facility a challenging task. The international medical tourism operator Booking Health helps to make a choice and arrange a trip for treatment abroad. On the official website of Booking Health, the visitors can independently look for information about the performance of clinics and doctors, as well as prices for medical programs, or seek qualified information assistance from the company's medical consultants.
In accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 certificate in the field of medical tourism, the tasks of Booking Health include:
- Confirmation of the correctness of the choice of the Turkish clinic according to official statistics on the number of operations performed and their success
- Preliminary preparation of the medical program, preliminary distance consultation with the attending physician
- Provision of the favorable cost of cosmetic procedures, without extra charges for foreign patients (saving up to 50%)
- Quick arrangement of doctor's appointment on the desired date
- Monitoring of the implementation of all stages of the medical program
- If necessary, assistance in postoperative recovery
- Communication with the clinic and the attending physician after returning home
- Control of medical and related invoices, return of unspent funds
- Organization of additional procedures, the next stages of operations
- Top-class service: booking accomodation, airline tickets, arranging transfers and interpreting services
The employees of the Booking Health company make every effort so that you can improve your appearance safely and comfortably – during your stay abroad you are constantly in touch with a personal medical coordinator who can be contacted for any questions.
Choose treatment abroad and you will for sure get the best results!
Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova