Turkey has become a hotspot for cosmetic surgery.
A major hotspot.
In fact, it is in the top 10 most popular countries for cosmetic surgeries, with over 1.2million medical tourists visiting from Europe alone each year.
Medical tourism – people travelling abroad to have a medical or cosmetic procedure – become a very prominent industry in this beautiful country and it’s easy to see why. With world-class medical experts, internationally accredited hospitals and strong support from the Turkish government, it’s no wonder that an increasing number of tourists from around the globe are flocking here to have cosmetic procedures, Turkey has established a reputation for excellence in cosmetic surgery.
Here are the top 5 reasons why everyone’s choosing Turkey for cosmetic surgery.
1. Cosmetic surgery in Turkey is extremely affordable
Turkey’s reputation for exceptional value and state of the art medical expertise is why it is now one of the most highly regarded medical tourism destinations
Undertaking cosmetic surgery in Turkey is a fraction of the price compared to UK and Australian prices. For example, a rhinoplasty (nose job) starts from £5000 or $7000 respectively. A single dental implant, including all consultations, surgical fees and aftercare, can cost from £2500 or $3000 upwards. As such, the surgical and cosmetic costs in western countries are prohibitive to most people who are wanting to improve their appearance. Depending on the type of procedure, savings on cosmetic surgery in Turkey can range from 30-70% less than the UK or Australia.
2. Strictly regulated medical industry compliant with global standards
The Turkish Ministry of Health strictly regulates medical practitioners and hospitals. As with western countries, qualified health professionals must join relevant and recognised professional associations to practice in Turkey. For dentists in Turkey, performing dental implants is conditional upon holding membership with the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Likewise, cosmetic and plastic surgeons must be members of the Turkish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
These professional associations ensure all Turkish health professionals continue to keep up to date with world standard techniques and technology in their field. Turkey ranks 2nd globally for the number of hospitals accredited by Joint Commission International and for the number of plastic surgeons. All these standards ensure world-class surgeons and high-quality hospital care.
3. Numerous cosmetic surgery procedures available
With such a supported and well-established medical tourism industry, you can have almost any cosmetic procedure here. According to the International Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons 2020 report, the top 5 most popular cosmetic procedures in Turkey were:
From gastric weight loss surgery to hair transplants and fertility treatments, you can get almost any procedure performed by highly qualified and experienced surgeons in Turkey. There’s a host of Turkish cosmetic surgery clinics to choose from for your procedure from. But you should ensure they are specialised in their field and have extensive experience. Some medical tourism providers, like Asthetica, go a step further and provide a seamless, packaged experience for you.
4. Can include a luxury holiday experience
Venturing overseas, away from the hustle and bustle of home, ensures necessary time out for optimum recovery. You can enjoy an exciting (or relaxing, whatever takes your fancy) holiday in Turkey prior to your surgery. Whether you go solo or invite your friends and family along, it’s a wonderful country to explore. Walking around and taking in the sights, smells and tastes of Turkey are all part of the holiday experience. Depending on your procedure/s and recovery, you could enjoy some sightseeing after your procedure before you journey home.
5. Turkey is a safe and stable country for cosmetic surgery
The Turkish government recognises and actively supports its position as a global leader in medical tourism. To maintain its reputation in exemplary health care, the Turkish Ministry of Health employs independent Turkish medical associations to ensure all public and private health providers comply with strict international health standards. The Turkish government takes it’s the standard of its medical tourism industry seriously, and therefore ensures local health providers maintain the same world-class medical standards as EU providers.
Choosing Turkey for your cosmetic surgery
A holiday in a country like Turkey will be unforgettable. Combining this with enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence makes it all the more exciting and special – a time that you decided to make positive changes for your well-being. And where better to have this life-changing experience than in Turkey? Not only will you remember your ‘before and after’ in another country, you’ll remember smells, sights, and sumptuous delights of the place where east meets west, Turkey.