Aesthetic and Cosmetic Services in Turkey
Turkey as Renowned Tourism Destination is also world's topmost Medical Tourism Destination
Breast augmentation often referred to as augmentation mammoplasty or “boob job” is the world’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. The procedure involves placing breast implants or fat transfer to enhance the size and appearance of breasts. Implants are also used for reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy or any injury.
Cosmetic surgery tourism, a sub-niche of medical tourism, is driven by people seeking breast augmentation beyond the borders. Medical tourism advisors get a lot of inquiries about the breast augmentation procedure. Breast augmentation can restore the lost breast size from weight loss or pregnancy and help in achieving the desired shape and natural breast symmetry. The procedure of transferring fat from another part of the patient’s body to increase the breast volume is known as fat transfer breast augmentation. Turkey, Thailand, Croatia, and the UK are some of the destinations well known for breast augmentation procedures.
In implant-based reconstruction, an implant is used to form a new breast while the flap or autologous reconstruction is done by taking fat from other parts of the body. The surgeon should consider several factors while choosing the right procedure like the nature of mastectomy done on the patient, ongoing cancer treatments, and the patient’s physique. If one breast needs constructive surgery, the surgeon may recommend breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction for the other breast to bring symmetry.
Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery to lift and reshape your breast giving it a firmer look. It may also involve removing extra skin surrounding the breast and reducing the size of the areola, the dark part around your nipples. Those with sagging breasts caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or sudden weight changes opt for this procedure. According to experienced medical tourism advisors, it is also one of the sought-after cosmetic surgeries in medical tourism.
A surgeon applies different techniques to give the desired shape and appearance. A cut is made around the areola that extends down the breast. The operation may need several cuts. You may feel soreness in your breasts for 2 weeks. It may take 2-12 months for the breasts to get into a final shape.
Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery popular among medical tourists. The process involves enhancing the appearance of the eyes by removing loose skin and excess fat from the eyelids. Drooping eyelids, eye bags, wrinkles, and other aging effects on eyelids can be rectified with Blepharoplasty. For upper eyelid rectification, the surgeon will make a cut along the eyelid fold and remove excess skin and fat.
In the case of lower eyelids, the cut will be just below the eyelid crease or inside the lower lid. After removing fat and excess skin, the surgeon will close the wound. It is a same-day discharge procedure. You may experience blurred vision, watery eyes, light sensitivity, double vision, mild pain or discomfort, numbing, swelling, or bruising for a few days. You can reach out to a medical tourism advisor for more details.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead and give proper shape to eyebrows for a youthful look. Often with aging, the eyebrows become sagging creating a hood over the upper eyelids. This surgical procedure positions it properly on the forehead. This procedure is often combined with blepharoplasty, facelift, and skin resurfacing techniques. Three different techniques are used based on the desired outcomes.
Endoscopic brow lift where small incisions are made behind the hairline, coronal brow lift where an incision is made behind the hairline on top of the head, and hairline brow lift where the surgeon makes an incision between the start of the hairline and top of the forehead. After the procedure, your forehead will be wrapped loosely to minimize swelling. The wound will heal within 10-14 days but complete healing will take a few weeks.
Facelift, medically termed as Rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure aimed at removing visible signs of aging from the face and neck. Sagging skin, folding lines, jowls in cheeks and jaw, loose skin in the neck, and double chin can be minimized with this cosmetic surgery procedure. This procedure is quite common in aesthetic tourism.
Three types of facelift are done – Mini-facelift that repairs loose skin on the neck and jawline, Mid-facelift known as cheek lift that targets sagging skin from the upper mouth to the eyes, and nonsurgical facelift that doesn’t need any cuts and stitches but still rectifies aging signs and sagging skin, wrinkles, and creases.
A traditional facelift means incisions at the hairline extending towards the ears and lower scalp. The fat either is sculpted or redistributed to give a firm appearance and the loose skin is cut off. It may take 2-4 weeks for complete recovery.
The swelling will gradually reduce and you will be able to feel the effects. Non-surgical neck lift procedures can also be done which are less risky and less expensive and the recovery is fast. fractionated laser treatment, fillers, Kybella, Ultherapy, and microneedling are done in non-surgical procedures.
Abnormally long ears, ears sticking out from the head, or deformed ears badly impact your looks. You may consider this cosmetic surgery to rectify this problem. The surgery is done on the pinna to reshape and reposition it perfectly. An incision is done behind the ear and the surgeon may remove some cartilage to resize the pinna. The procedure takes 1-2 hours. The incision scar will be there for some time and fade away gradually.
Incisionless Otoplasty is also possible where a needle is inserted into the cartilage to improve its flexibility.
The surgeon will also make a few stitches to reshape the ear. However, this procedure cannot be done universally as some people may need removal of extra cartilage. Surgery-related soreness and numbing reduce within a few days. It may take several weeks for the effects to be prominent.
Brazillian Butt Lift
Brazillian Butt Lift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in medical tourism. The procedure involves the transfer of fat from one part of the body (mainly through liposuction) to the butts to give it a fuller and contoured size. The patient may be fully or partly anesthetized depending on the volume of fat transfer.
The butt lift surgery is more popular as it gives a fuller and natural look unlike other forms of surgery that needs silicone implants. The risk of infection is also low in Brazillian Butt lift surgery. You will need extra post-surgery care as you won’t be allowed to sit on your butt for two weeks or so. The buttocks may remain swollen for a few weeks.
Although it is a popular cosmetic surgery, it may not be suitable for everyone. Make sure to get an expert consultation before deciding about this treatment.
Dermal fillers are gel-like cosmetic materials injected into the skin to remove wrinkles, creases, and lines to give you a youthful look. These fillers normally constitute of Hyaluronic Acid, Poly-L-Lactic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and autologous fat injections. It is tough to choose the right dermal filler as there are countless varieties available in the market. This is a minimally invasive procedure where the cosmetologist will inject a specific volume of fillers into the area that needs to be rectified. The downtime is very low. Mild soreness and bruising may persist for 1-2 days. You can return to normal activities within a day or two but your cosmetologist may advise you to take a full day off after the procedure.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a hi-tech cosmetic treatment where concentrated light technology is used to remove unwanted hair from the body and prevent further regrowth. Concentrated laser beams target the hair follicles that get instantly absorbed and vaporize the hair.
The hair pigment plays a vital role in absorption, so the darker the hair more effective the procedure. Those with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates for this treatment. People with dark skin need a special type of laser to successfully detect the hair. Those with blonde, gray, or white hair will not benefit from this treatment.
This popular non-invasive cosmetic surgery treatment in medical tourism requires minimal recovery time and you can get back to your normal activities right after the treatment. After the first treatment, you can expect a 10-25 percent reduction in hair growth. Typically, one needs 3-8 sessions for permanent hair removal.
Those looking to renew skin texture and tone, microdermabrasion will be the right cosmetic treatment. This is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce sun tan, wrinkles, aging spots, fine lines, acne scars, melasma, and other skin conditions.
A special applicator fitted with an abrasive is gently rubbed on the skin surface that slowly removes the outer layer of the skin giving it a rejuvenated look. In a different technique, fine dust of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate is sprayed over the skin and a similar abrasion is done with a suction.
Crystal microdermabrasion and hydra-dermabrasion are other techniques. No such pre-treatment preparation is needed but a prior skin consultation will help. The procedure takes an hour and you can resume your normal activities right after the procedure. You will notice the outcome almost immediately. Some individuals may need several microdermabrasion sessions based on the severity of the skin condition.
Chemical peels are used to remove the damaged outer layer of the skin to bring up the healthier skin from beneath.
This cosmetic treatment popular in medical tourism is effective in treating wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, scars, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, melasma, and uneven skin tones. Peels can be light, medium, and deep depending on your requirements. Chemical solutions like alpha-hydroxy acid, trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, and phenols are used for different types of peel.
Chemical peeling is mainly an in-office procedure but deep peels are done in an outpatient surgical setup. The procedure takes 30 mins or more. A pre-treatment consultation with the skin specialist is important to know the dos and don’ts. Recovery time for a light chemical peel is about 4-7 days and for deep chemical peel is about two weeks.