So, you’re considering getting liposuction and Turkey is on your list of possible destinations. Before you take the plunge there are some key things to consider.
Below you’ll find some of the key things that you need to know about liposuction and some information about hospitals and surgery in Istanbul that will help you make your decision on whether you want to get liposuction surgery in Turkey.
HOW MUCH DOES LIPOSUCTION COST IN TURKEY?
The cost of getting liposuction varies dramatically around the world. In Turkey, the pricing for liposuction starts at around £3300 including flights and 2 nights accommodation.
A common question is why is it so much cheaper to get lipo in Turkey? The main reason you can get cheap liposuction in Turkey is due to the cost of living. Many people will claim that cheap means rubbish, but the equation isn’t based on the quality of the procedure.
The cost of lipo in Turkey is cheaper because everything in Turkey is cheaper.
Below are some common examples of everyday items in equivalent Australian Dollars.
- Cinema ticket = $4
- One-bedroom apartment in the city = $400 p.m
- Cappuccino = $2.30
- Bottle of water = 33c
- Monthly travel pass = $36
If you consider that a bottle of water is at least half the price (and you’d be happy to accept that discount), then know that just as the water is no less pure, neither is your surgery below par.
In addition, despite many of the surgeons we use being educated in America, Australia, UK and Europe, in Turkey the average surgeon earns approximately 22,500 Turkish Lira per month, which is equivalent to around £1000 or AUD $1800 p.m.
IS IT SAFE TO GET LIPOSUCTION IN TURKEY?
The truth about any surgery is that it comes with risks, and liposuction in Turkey is no different. However, the question of whether it is safe to get liposuction in Turkey is really a question about the quality of surgery and whether or not the hospitals we use are safe and clean.
The answer is yes.
The hospitals we use are internationally accredited and meet the same high standards you would find in a hospital in the UK or Australia. They use the latest technology and employ surgeons who have undergone full medical training as well as additional 5+ years studying plastic or cosmetic surgery.
The hospitals used by Asthetica follow rigorous health and safety guidelines and are part of a group of hospitals that have locations across Turkey. We wouldn’t send you anywhere we wouldn’t be happy to go ourselves. In fact, David, our CEO founded Asthetica after having a hair transplant in Turkey – in one of the very hospitals we’ll be sending you to.
Patient rooms are modern and spacious and our hospitals are contemporary and have on-site cafés as well as a stylish look and international hygiene standards.
Getting liposuction abroad certainly requires due diligence, and we’re here to help with all that. Our company is built on sourcing surgeons and hospitals in Turkey and other countries that meet international standards and who have performed liposuction surgery many times.
When you tell people you’re thinking about going overseas for liposuction they’ll likely tell you a tale they heard or read, about a horror story that went wrong. There are plenty of those in every country. However, it’s in our best interest to send you to a reputable hospital with accredited surgeons who perform their job to the same standard you would expect in your home country.
We can’t boast that our surgeons are better, that would be in breach of medical advertising laws, however, we speak regularly with our partner hospitals and can guarantee that our surgeons are absolutely qualified to international standards that are in line with the UK and Australia.
The risks of having surgery in Turkey are no more or less than any elective surgery. However, some of the responsibility of successful surgery lies with being in the best health you can be before saying yes to liposuction.
HOW DO I KNOW IF LIPOSUCTION WILL WORK FOR ME?
If you’ve done the following then you are a good candidate for liposuction
- You have reached a healthy weight through regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet
- You’ve been at that steady weight for at least 6 months
- You are a non-smoker or are prepared to give up smoking at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and for 4 weeks post-surgery
- You have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t shift despite your best efforts
- You have a BMI of 30 or under
- You are at least 18 years of age
- You do not have any chronic or underlying illnesses
Patients with a BMI of 30–40 may be advised to consider losing weight before surgery, or in some cases, a tummy tuck may be more appropriate. Your surgeon will be able to advise you based on your personal medical history.
We like to think that our customers are educated patients. That’s why we believe it’s better to know the risks before you make your choice to have liposuction or any cosmetic surgery. Below are some of the possible complications associated with liposuction, according to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- Thermal burn or other heat injury to the skin or deeper tissues which can occur in ultrasound-assisted liposuction
- Complications caused by drug allergies
- Fluid loss or accumulation
- Infection in fatty tissues
- Irregular skin surface, uneven contours or rippling
- Asymmetric or ‘baggy’ skin surface
- Change in skin sensation, pigmentation, or numbness and swelling
- Damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and abdominal organs
- Formation of blood clots
CAN I GET ARM LIPOSUCTION … OR THIGH LIPOSUCTION?
Absolutely, one of the great things about liposuction is its versatility. You can have chin liposuction, face liposuction, arm liposuction, leg liposuction or stomach liposuction. Generally speaking, anywhere there is fat you can have lipo.
In some cases, an arm lift or brachioplasty might be a better option. You can speak to your surgeon about the right procedure for you.
As long as you are in good health and have been approved as a good candidate by our surgeon, we can arrange for you to have liposuction in any area, and we also provide liposuction for men.
The difference in liposuction for men is mainly that men more commonly have liposuction on their stomach, waist and flanks. For men, it’s also becoming more popular to have excess fat removed from the breast area (man boobs). More commonly women have liposuction on the stomach, chin, arms and thighs.
THINGS TO KNOW
Whichever area you choose for your lipo, you’ll need to prepare for surgery by following a healthy diet and exercise regime. Studies show that people who are in good health prior to surgery are more likely to recover quicker and are less likely to experience complications.
Smoking is a contra-indication for any surgery so it’s vital that you avoid smoking for at least 2 weeks prior to and following surgery.
You’ll see from our before and after liposuction gallery that the results from liposuction can be dramatic in a positive way.
Surgery commonly lasts 2–5 hours and can be combined with other procedures such as a face lift with chin and neck liposuction; a breast lift with arm liposuction, or a tummy tuck with stomach and thigh liposuction. Your surgeon will determine your suitability for combined procedures and will inform you of any particular health risks based on your personal medical history.
Once fat cells have been removed they can’t return, but you will need to remain mindful of following a healthy diet as the remaining fat cells have the potential to shrink or expand. That’s why fat reduction is different to weight loss: ideally the best results are achieved with a combination of both.
MAINTAINING YOUR RESULTS AFTER LIPOSUCTION
Liposuction and vaser liposuction are a form of invasive surgery that will contour your body by removing pockets of stubborn fat, but as you’ll know, following a healthy diet post-surgery is the best way to maintain your new physique.
Eat a balanced diet that is made up of plenty of fruit and vegetables, and includes protein, carbs and some healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts and avocado.
Eating treats in moderation is part of a balanced diet but if you want to make the most of your liposuction and retain the results, consider seeing a nutritionist or dietitian who can advise you on the best choices for your personal metabolism and life-stage.
If you want to know more, download our liposuction info sheet. Alternatively speak to one of our friendly consultants and let them answer any questions you have about getting liposuction in Turkey.
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