Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery in Turkey

Turkey is one of the leading countries in aesthetic and plastic surgery’s field. With the establishment of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in 1961, Turkish surgeons have begun to receive training on the latest plastic surgery. From this date, Turkey has been among the few countries in the aesthetic field by continuously developing medical devices for plastic surgeons and specialists. Every year, tourists from many countries prefer Istanbul for both aesthetic and tourism purposes. The desired aesthetic result capturing through the professional surgeon and medical equipment. Also, people can make a holiday before and after the operation in Istanbul and many other cities in Turkey.

Aesthetics / Face – Body Applications

Aesthetics and plastic surgery operations are among the most preferred applications in recent years. Plastic surgery is the correction of deformities in the skin or organ for various reasons. The medical language of the branch in which aesthetic operations are performed is referred to as “Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery”.

A person's body anomaly may be congenital. However, problems such as accident, disease, aging, hormonal disorders can cause deformities in the body and skin. The organ, which has lost its function or has been damaged by plastic surgery operations, is re-operational. The use of a person's own tissue in plastic surgery applications ensures the integrity of the aesthetic appearance in the body.

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Types of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery applications can be done in almost every region of the body. Plastic surgery operations can be performed for medical reasons and also, it can be performed in aesthetic anxious applications depending on the person's wishes.

Aesthetic applications and plastic surgery are some of the areas of interest:

Aesthetic Surgery

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Esthetics (Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift)
  • Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
  • Liposuction

Plastic Surgery Operations

  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Hand Surgery and Micro Surgery
  • Burns, Fractures and Traces after an Accident
  • Skin Cancer and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Post-Obesity Deformations

How are Aesthetic Operations Performed?

Plastic surgeon's approval is required for performing plastic surgery. Once the region of operation is determined, it is decided that both the medical and aesthetic applications are correct. Then the most appropriate appearance of the person's body structure is decided. The aim of plastic surgeons is to achieve the most natural appearance after aesthetic operations.

After the decision of the region and the necessary medical operation are decided, different methods can be applied for each region:

1.Rhinoplasty (Nose Aesthetics)

Nose aesthetic surgery is one of the most frequently used plastic surgery. Nose reduction, nasal enlargement, nasal tip removal, nasal bone curvature correction operations can be done. Nasal aesthetics can be performed in two different ways with open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty.

1.a Open rhinoplasty

In open rhinoplasty, the nose is fully opened. In this way, the surgeon can easily operate in every required area. However, the recovery time will be much longer as the operation takes place by sewing

1.b Closed rhinoplasty

In closed rhinoplasty, a mini camera and medical device are inserted into the nostrils. The determined cartilage and bones are filled, and the process is finished. Because there is no cut or sewing, people who have closed rhinoplasty recover much faster.


The point to be considered when performing the nose aesthetic is the level of medical intervention and the harmony of the aesthetic appearance with the face. After the rhinoplasty, the person can breathe easily and get the aesthetic appearance she wants.

2. Breast Aesthetics

Breast aesthetics can be done in 3 different ways such as breast enlargement, breast reduction and breast lift operations. In addition, the shape of one of the nozzles can be corrected by the oil injection method.

Most breast enlargement operations are performed for aesthetic purposes. Therefore, the size of the new breast is extremely important. A silicone must be worn in size that will not disturb the person in the future.

Breast reduction and breast lift operations are mostly preferred by people who suffer from neck and back pain. Some fat tissue is taken from inside the breast, and the body is put in proper weight. Breastfeeding people who want to have the most curious subject is breastfeeding. Milk channels are not touched during breast surgery. After the operation, she can become pregnant and breastfeed easily.

3. Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the problem of breast growth in men. Hormonal disorders, drug use, alcohol and various tumors can cause breast growth in men. Many men who experience gynecomastia feel psychologically uncomfortable. In breast reduction applications, a portion of the oil in the growing breast is taken out. Thus, the problem of gynecomastia is easily resolved. One can return to his / her daily life as soon as possible.

4. Liposuction

Nowadays, the number of people who have taken a fat removal operation is quite high. The reason for this is the special laser liposuction devices which are designed together with the developing technology. With these medical laser devices, too much fat can be burned in a short time. The person undergoing liposuction can return to his daily life after a short period of 15 days. In addition, liposuction application is performed without opening any incision through laser application. In this way, no traces or wounds occur in the body after the operation.

Liposuction application is preferred by people who cannot reach the weight they want even if they do sports and diet. This is due to stubborn fats that are located under the skin. At the burning of these oils, the high frequencies transmitted from the liposuction device are effective. The most frequently preferred sites for fat removal are abdomen, neck, waist circumference, legs, back, breast and neck circumference.

5. Facial Aesthetics

Facial aesthetics operations are carried out to eliminate deformations in the face caused by accident or aging. When performing facial aesthetics, all facial features of the person should be examined, and the operation should be performed in such a way as to suit the golden ratio.

Most preferred facial aesthetic applications;

  • Ear Aesthetics
  • Face Lift
  • Almond Eye Aesthetics
  • Eyelid aesthetic
  • Botox and Padding Applications

After Aesthetic Surgery

Aesthetic operations can be performed in the fastest time and the healing process is completed quickly.

  • Regardless of type, the spine should be rested for 1 week after plastic surgery.
  • The start-up situation for work can be determined by the surgeon and usually within the first month.
  • The area where the operation is performed must be protected and avoid any impacts.
  • The first 1 month after the aesthetics of the sea, pool gym, bath and sauna should not go. These regions accumulate large numbers of bacteria and can still enter through the fully unhealed suture.
  • Sports can be started after 3 months.
  • In order to get the exact shape of the aesthetic operation, the average 6 months to 1 year must pass. Regular checks should be carried out in this process.

Plastic Surgery Prices

Plastic surgery prices vary according to the type of operation. A nose surgery cannot be expected to be the same price as the abdominal stretching procedure. However, in every plastic surgery operation, attention is paid to the size of the treated area and medical intervention. It is very important for the person who wants to have plastic surgery to find the right hospital and plastic surgeon. In hospitals that work with latest medical laser devices, prices will be higher. However, considering the postoperative recovery rate and the success of the operation, it is obvious that the surgent and devices are important rather than the cost of plastic surgery.


Frequently Asked Questions

1) Is there an age limit for aesthetic surgery?

For aesthetic operations, it is necessary to be over 18 years old. However, in cases of emergency medical intervention, people under 18 years of age can undergo plastic surgery operations.

2) Is it painful during aesthetic surgery?

During anesthetic and plastic surgery operations, local anesthesia or general anesthesia is applied. In this way, no pain is felt during the operation.

3) When can I return to daily life after surgery?

The first 15 days after surgery should be rested. Then, the surgeon in the period determined by the surgeon can return to work life.

4) Are there traces left after plastic surgery?

Nowadays, many devices used in surgeries have a laser feature, minimizing post-operative scarring.

5) Are aesthetic operations risky?

Aesthetic operations are carried out with the latest technology laser devices and specialist doctors in the field. This reduced the risk level of the operation to a minimum.