Debunking the myths about cosmetic surgery in Turkey

In the past decade, Turkey has become one of the top destinations for medical travel competing with Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea. Each year, approximately 500,000 people from around the world travel to Turkey for medical treatment or aesthetic procedures.

With the number of patients from all over the world including Australia continuing to soar, questions have also been raised about the quality of treatments, the diligence of regulation and the satisfaction of patients. In the British media there has been some serious misinformation. In the British media there has been some serious misinformation. Because with huge success comes with a huge responsibility we are going to breakdown some of this misinformation 

One of the misconceptions that have been voiced in the tabloid media is that it is legal to perform operations in Turkey at facilities that are not intended for medical use.

Operating Room in a Turkish Hospital

“Turkish surgeons can operate in a garage if they wanted to.”

In an article published in one of the most read tabloids in the U.K., it was claimed that “Turkish surgeons can operate in a garage if they wanted to.” It is easy to discover with a simple Google search that this is as ridiculous as it is untrue. Even so, we still wanted to hear from an experienced professional in the clinical research field, the Director of Mira Projects, Sayeste Bibin.

Mr Bibin says: “In Turkey, operating room conditions and surgical practices comply with the patient health safety and universal protocol determined by the World Health Organization (WHO). The General Directorate of Health Services has the power to authorize and license health institutions and organizations, and to cancel these permits and licenses temporarily or indefinitely when necessary.

Private hospitals can only operate with the permission and/license they receive from the administration according to Article 355 of the Presidential Decree. In addition to that, private hospital requirements were also taken under control with the Private Hospitals Regulation legislation, there is a specific article about the operating rooms in this regulation. Hospitals are frequently inspected by the Ministry of Health Inspection Board.”

Turkey has robust regulations when it comes to licensing premises for medical use. But it also has robust regulations regarding malpractice insurance. One of the claims made in the British media was that Turkish surgeons do not need insurance to practice their profession. This is entirely false. By law, all doctors must have insurance in Turkey. This is called “compulsory financial liability insurance” for cases of medical malpractice and it provides pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages while also covering the litigation expenses of doctors, dentists and specialist chambers working in private or public health institutions and organizations.

Get real, reliable Information!

It is not always easy to pick through real information about medical treatment in the media because quite often competitors give biased views or the tabloid media feeds into prejudices. Any medical treatment decision must be made by a well-informed patient, so each individual must do their homework very thoroughly, keeping the focus on respectable sources. This more than often is not the media.

A medical tourism agency is your best bet! We have done the research and have a number of Plastic Surgeons and hospitals and can provide patients with a wealth of information. My advice is to double-check the information that is provided, ie the surgeons information on Google, social media and to ask the questions! Not all agents are as reliable and trustworthy as we are and by asking these questions you will quickly find this out!

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It’s the word-of-mouth successes that draw people into Turkey to get the cosmetic treatment they need. If you know anyone that has had cosmetic surgery abroad ask for their recommendations of who they went through!

There is also a considerable amount of recent statistics available about medical care in Turkey, with its medical faculties joining the club of the 500 best universities in the world, Turkey has no shortage of well-educated medical staff.

There are highly qualified surgeons and full-fledged hospitals are some of the reasons why medical travelers prefer Turkey in Istanbul or Antalya. In Turkey there are nearly 50 medical facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission International, of which over 90% are hospitals. It ranks third among Junior Chamber International (JCI) accredited hospitals worldwide.

In the past two decades, the number of accredited hospitals specializing in cardiology, transplants, plastic surgery and advanced oncotherapy has grown exponentially. JCI is a nonprofit health accreditation organization based in the United States and known as the Gold Stamp globally in medical care. It is the top criteria for medical travelers.

Turkey invests heavily in its health system.

Statistics estimate that the total health care expenditures in Turkey will reach TL 233 billion ($14.23 billion) by 2020. Health care spending increased exponentially from 2000 to 2020, especially in the last five years, where it more than doubled since 2015. Turkish hospitals, particularly private hospitals, have seen one of the most substantial growth rates among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in the past decade. All the hospitals are regulated and controlled by the Ministry of Health regardless of whether they are public or private.

Another essential criteria in assessing quality health care is patient satisfaction. Research firm Ipsos reported in a 2021 survey that “32% of Turkish individuals rated the quality of their health care as very good or good. Among the high-income countries like Germany, France and the U.K. this figure is 39%, 47% and 52%, respectively. According to the findings of a previous survey done by Ipsos, the percentage of Turkish citizens who trust the health care system in their country to provide them with the best treatment is 43%. This percentage is also 43% in the United States and 45% in Germany.”

 

Remember- The onus to make an informed decision lies with the patient.

The onus to make an informed decision lies with you- the patient. As an agent it is our responsibility to provide you with information and recommendations based upon your inquiry, within your budget. We have spent years working within the medical tourism industry globally to find the best surgeons and hospitals for our clients. However at the end of the day, the best surgeon, clinic and hospital for your specific needs requires that you do your research before making a decision, just as it does in your home country. There are problems with regulations in the U.K. when it comes to cosmetic procedures, as their is in Australia. So it’s important to be aware of this and do your research. I am more than happy to provide information and answer questions!

The cosmetic surgery industry in Australia exposed with Cosmetic Surgeons banned.

In Australia there is a big push for an overhaul of the cosmetic surgery industry with the Medical Board of Australia (AMA) launched an independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in the cosmetic surgery industry in response to the uncovering of dangerous and unregulated practices that the health regulator said raises ‘significant patient safety concerns’.

Since then there have been a number of practitioners banned from performing cosmetic surgery and losing their medical licence after poor quality practices in the cosmetic surgery industry. There was a very high profile joint investigation between Four Corners, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald It revealed revealing disturbing surgical practices at some of Australia’s popular cosmetic surgery clinics.

A class action against a former celebrity cosmetic surgeon and four associates has been filed by patients who say they have suffered injury and losses from cosmetic surgery. This is just one of many cosmetic surgeons in Australia with poor practices and providing sub-standard and results for patients.

In the U.K. there are no regulations around Botox and filler treatments, which means the actual treatment can be performed by anyone with or without training. The U.K. Government like the Australian has plans to tighten the regulations but nothing has been done yet. In Turkey, there are stricter regulations regarding non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Only aesthetic surgeons, dermatologists and specialist doctors can administer Botox and derma fillers.

For more invasive surgical procedures in the U.K., patients need to be extra vigilant because regulations are dysfunctional. A very worrying report by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death found that nearly three-quarters of clinics in the sector in the U.K. operate effectively unregulated, adding that eight out of 10 providers who offer complex surgeries like breast reductions “do not perform these anywhere near enough to maintain an appropriate skillset and that a third do not even allow patients a ‘cooling off’ period when they book procedures.” The report added that less than half of operating theaters were properly equipped to perform surgery and one in 10 of the clinics actually ceased to exist between being identified and being approached.

Cosmetic Clinics in England forced to close by regulators

For more invasive surgical procedures in the U.K. patients need to be extra vigilant because regulations are dysfunctional. A very worrying report by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death found that nearly three-quarters of clinics in the sector in the U.K. operate effectively unregulated, adding that eight out of 10 providers who offer complex surgeries like breast reductions “do not perform these anywhere near enough to maintain an appropriate skillset and that a third do not even allow patients a ‘cooling off’ period when they book procedures.” The report added that less than half of operating theaters were properly equipped to perform surgery and one in 10 of the clinics actually ceased to exist between being identified and being approached.

Neither at home nor abroad, patients cannot be complacent about making decisions about their health. Here is a list of things to check before you go ahead with any procedure, anywhere:

✅The medical education and degree of the surgeon

✅Professional credentials including licensing

✅Specialization degree, license and certifications

✅Fellowships or post-graduate training courses they received

✅Special training courses they underwent related to the procedures they offer

✅Previous and current hospital or clinical employment history

Everyone has the right to ask the necessary questions and request information when it comes to their medical needs, and no qualified surgeon or doctor would be offended to be asked these questions.

*This story was initially written by a freelance reporter in London with changes made in writing for the Blog by myself- Claire Licciardo.

 

Countries that have reopened for medical tourism 2021 – 2022

First published in The Thaiger

By Cita Catellya

Friday, November 19, 2021 15:54

As a sector that’s heavily reliant on international travel, medical tourism was badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with countries finally reopening, the medical tourism market is now slowly recovering.Medical tourism companies such as NipTuck Holidays and medical centres catering to international patients are resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal.

As a result, the number of people seeking treatment abroad is finally increasing again!

And now countries are reopening and travelling for medical purposes is possible, choosing the best country to visit can be challenging. You’re probably unsure about which country is open and the entry requirements you need to fulfil. So, to help you decide which country you should visit for medical care in 2021, The Thaiger has compiled the top 5 countries that are the new leaders of medical tourism! They all offer top quality medical care at prices much cheaper than in the USA and Europe. Nip Tuck Holidays offers 3/5 of these country’s to our clients!

1. Turkey

The first country that have reopen for medical tourism is Turkey. This country has been one of the most popular medical tourism destinations for many years before the pandemic. People from all around the world come to Turkey for a wide range of procedures, from complex orthopaedic surgeries to cosmetic procedures like hair transplants.

Turkey offers numerous benefits to medical tourists, such as highly trained medical professionals, internationally accredited medical centres, and affordable treatment prices compared with Europe or the USA.

The Turkish authorities are currently in the process of reviving the country’s regional and health tourism economy. Thus, Turkey has one of the easiest entry requirements for Covid-19 around the globe.

Vaccinated international visitors are allowed to visit the country without any restrictions. You also don’t have to undergo quarantine upon arriving in the country. All you have to do is obtain a negative 72-hour PCR test result and proof of vaccination. If you were diagnosed with Covid-19, be sure to provide proof of recovery as well. In addition, every international visitor needs to have travel insurance covering Covid-19.

2. Thailand

Thanks to its advanced and affordable healthcare system, Thailand is one of the top destinations for medical tourism globally. From Bangkok to Phuket, thousands of people flock to this country to combine first-class medical care with a luxury holiday. Most of the highly capable medical professionals in the country received their education in Europe or the USA.

In addition, the country is home to a high number of JCI-accredited hospitals, including the first hospital in East Asia to acquire prestigious accreditations. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic treatments, infertility treatments, or orthopaedic treatments, you can be sure to receive affordable but high-quality care in the Land of Smiles.

After nearly two years of closure, Thailand is finally ready to welcome medical tourists again. As of 1 November 2021, fully vaccinated foreign visitors from low-risk countries can now enter the country by air with no quarantine requirements. You will have to show that you are free from Covid-19 by showing a PCR test before departing to Thailand.

Once you arrive, you will have to take another PCR test. While you don’t have to quarantine, you have to stay at least 1 night at a SHA+ or Alternative Quarantine hotel while waiting for your PCR test result. Another thing you need to have to enter Thailand is travel insurance covering Covid-19.

3. Ukraine

Ukraine can be your top choice if you’re looking for a medical tourism destination in Eastern Europe. Although medical tourism in Ukraine is relatively young, it’s developing rapidly. A large influx of international patients in the country come from Western European and Arab countries. Many people are attracted by the exceptional quality of medical care at affordable costs that Ukraine offers. The medical centres in the country are widely known to be equipped with advanced technology and employ skilled medical professionals. Dental treatments and infertility treatments are particularly popular in Ukraine.

Today, Ukraine is open without restrictions for vaccinated medical tourists all around the world. If you want to visit this country, be sure to obtain a negative PCR test result. You should also provide proof of complete vaccination with vaccines approved by the WHO. These include AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, you’ll have to obtain medical insurance that covers you for the entire duration of your trip, but you don’t need to quarantine.

4. Costa Rica

Over the past decade, Costa Rica has become one of the most famous medical tourism destination in North America, especially among patients from Canada and the USA. Compared to these countries, the cost of healthcare in Costa Rica is about 30% to 50% lower. However, the quality of medical care is similar. Besides, the medical professionals in the country carry out their practices according to the law, so you don’t have to worry about getting scammed. In addition, you can easily combine your medical care with a fantastic holiday.

Before entering Costa Rica, the first thing you need to do is complete Health Pass, a digital form for incoming international travellers. Be sure to attach your vaccination certificate to this digital form. Costa Rica accepts tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 with Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. If you’ve been vaccinated with vaccines other than that approved by the Costa Rican authorities, such as Sinovac, you need to obtain travel insurance covering Covid-19. The insurance should cover accommodation for quarantine and medical costs for Covid-19 treatment.

5. Mexico

Before the pandemic, millions of medical tourists chose Mexico as their top medical tourism destination. Today, the country attracts an even larger number of international patients. Mexico is now experiencing the most significant medical tourist flows globally, and it’s easy to see why.

The country offers the highest standard of medical services. The WHO stated that medical centres in Mexico are comparable to those in the USA. From medical professionals to medical equipment, you can be sure to receive affordable, high-quality treatment here. Most people come for dental treatments thanks to the exceptional quality and affordability that dental clinics in the country provide.

Mexico is now open to visitors from all countries. If you’re planning to visit Mexico, you need to register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform. You don’t need to quarantine or do Covid-19 testing. However, you might still want to prepare a proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test for your airline. It’s also a good idea that you obtain health insurance covering Covid-19.

The five countries we mentioned on this list are the new leaders of medical tourism. They all offer top quality medical care at prices much cheaper than in the USA and Europe. Still, it’s important that you do your research on the best hospitals in the country so you can get the best and safest treatment. If you don’t know where to start, it might be helpful to get the help of medical tourism companies such as Nip Tuck Holidays

And if you don’t we do have payment plans starting from just $40 per week now! Get a free quote or more info: https://niptuckholidays.com/inquiry-for-free-consultation/

Group Tour to Turkey on March 30, 2022 !

Our famous Group Tours are now on in Turkey- the world’s newest medical tourism and hotspot undisputed medical tourism capital departing on March 30, 2022!

NipTuck Holidays Australia is offering our clients in Australia stunning results in the safest way at very affordable by extending our services as we re-open post-covid! Our famous Group Tours are now at the world’s newest medical tourism hotspot and Turkey’s undisputed tourism capital, beachside Antalya Turkey known as the Turkish Riviera!

Our Group Tours are the trip away and the perfect opportunity for people like yourself indulge in their cosmetic surgery procedure of choice, away from prying eyes.  Could the location be any more perfect to offer our famous Group Tours? This is world’s hottest location that is attracting medical tourists from all over the world! This city boasts pristine beaches and natural beauty, rich history with high quality medical infrastructure, top surgeons and medical teams and state-of-the-art facilities.

All while saving money and having the support, company of other women in the same position AND NipTuck representative as a host! In fact ALL of your post-op accommodation and your speciality designed meals to aid in your individual optimal post-op recovery are inclusive in your medical package. Both here in Antalya or in our partnered hospitals in Instanbul!

It is NipTuck’s our role to create the best experience for you as our client whilst in Turkey offering our client’s a huge amount of support for your procedure. This is offered of course by our professional medical team in who are empathetic and friendly, who also take the time the time to identify the best ways of improving your beautiful assets with you.

Together with our team, a NipTuck representative will be with you and by your side for additional emotional support on this experience-of-a-lifetime. We understand for a lot of our clients its the first time they have had surgery and for a lot of our clients it’s the first time they have travelled, and travelling especially really post-covid if a really big deal and we are there with you at every step!

Our team know the surgeons and medical staff and speak their language, and can explain to you in simple terms. We have also cosmetic surgery ourselves as well as hosted hundreds of group tours before and been there for clients after surgery.

We will have an active presence at the hospital at most of your appointments to offer you further support. This is in addition to our already high level of customer service and knows the surgeons, dentists and our systems in place together with our partnered hospital  partners and management.

We will also be there in your recovery for support as you heal! Antalya also Turkey’s most famous Mediterranean resort city’ for medical tourism, with phenomenal views over the sea and the mountains down the coastline! Famous for its charming nature and glamorous atmosphere , with its pristine beaches  with turquoise water, natural beauty, rich history, and modern facilities it is one of the most beautiful places in the world to recover from surgery!

Stunning Results – The Safe Way- And Affordable Prices!

Nip Tuck Holidays is a niche agency medical tourism agency and as one of the pioneers having begun in the Australian market  in 2007.  We continue to be leaders in the industry with very strong relationships with the top plastic surgeons and medical tourism industry experts across the globe and have earned a reputation as working with only the best.

And we know there are plenty of plastic surgery, plastic surgery clinics and medical tourism and travel company’s on the market, but none in the world can offer what we do! We are proud to have partnered with Klinik Europe the most convenient plastic surgery ever delivered. Klinik offers a new generation plastic surgery clinic with the safest, best results and most affordable plastic surgery in the world!

A No-Risk System

Together with our partners at Klinik, NipTuck Holidays offer a ‘No-Risk-System’ to avoid any type of major or minor complications at all costs. A unique’ Body Reference File’ is created to document every step and decision you or your physicians make. Before your surgery, a committee formed by the appointed internal MD, anaesthesiologist, and plastic surgeon of your choice will gather and identify a detailed road map for your surgery.

This roadmap will document every detail, such as the goal you want to achieve, blood consultation reports, tailored anaesthesia and waking up, and many more details.This c the day you check in until you are two months post-op. You will have regular touch-base meetings with your medical team and have priority access to our support lines during this time. We never leave anything to chance. Never. Ever.

Our Guarantee

In 15 years of working in the medical tourism industry and top plastic surgeons and hospitals overseas, I have never had one serious complication or problem. Sadly, we have all heard nightmare stories. And they are scary! I have heard more disaster stories of cosmetic surgery actually in Australia than overseas as shocking practices was exposed on Four Corners recently!!!!!

However……..because we are travelling abroad and it’s standard procedure for clients not to meet their plastic surgeons until the morning of surgery. There are many stories where busy surgeons forget to inject fat or place a wrongly sized implant or suction out less fat than you have agreed before.

PLEASE DON”T FREAK OUT!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT YOU WE PROMISE!!!!!

We are just being honest and transparent with our clients from the beginning, and we encourage you to do your own research as well so you are totally informed and happy with your decision.

Klinik Europe prepares a body reference form that we provide to you in your NipTuck Holidays final documents and via email where you can access all of your reports and meeting notes.

It is part of our process that everything is documented during your online discussion with us and meeting minutes, including your expectations of your surgery and the recommendations of the Plastic Surgeon. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes before present your surgery plan to you for approval for your surgery. This includes a committee of an Internal MD, Anesthesiologist, and your plastic surgeon gathers to discuss your surgery and healing plan.

After the surgery, you will have a signed and sealed surgery report together with your customized post-operation recovery steps. Soooooo if Klikil Europe does not give you what you agreed, there is a money back guarantee! It doesn’t get better than that!

We also provide Global Protective Solutions , a specialized medical travel benefits coverage you can trust! We have been long-term with GPS and we recommend you get a quote for your cosmetic surgery procedure because standard travel insurance does not cover it!

While the risks of medical complications from our highly qualified providers are very low,  all surgical procedures carry certain risks and complications can and do occur.  We are proud to partner with Custom Assurance Placements Ltd., who administer the Global Protective Solutions (GPS) program. 

GPS is the worldwide leader in providing risk mitigation solutions and protection benefits specifically for international medical travelers. The Global Protective Solutions programs have been protecting international medical and dental travelers and their travel companions since 2008. You can get a quote or more information here: https://niptuckholidays.com/medical-tourism-coverage/

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We have had a huge amount of valuable experience coordinating thousands of safe and affordable procedures with extraordinary results for our clients and we continue to offer first-class luxury healthcare to class at affordable prices. Now a money back guarantee…..

Money back guarantee and fly back insurance! What more do you want?

I received a mommy makeover that included a tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation, 360 liposuction and buttock augmentation. I was initially nervous about having any type of body reconstruction, but after meeting with Klinik Europe and Dr. Bora, I felt they would do an excellent job, and I was correct.

The clinic’s and the doctor’s bedside manner are just superb, and they performed such an outstanding job with my mommy makeover. I’m still recovering, but it appears to be healing nicely. If you’re unsure, go to Klinik Europe; I’m confident you’ll be completely happy. I did a lot of research before deciding on Klinik Europe, and I’m pleased I did. Thank you for making me feel secure and protected.

Group Package Sample Itinerary

NipTuck Holidays have hosted Cosmetic Holidays Group Tours since 2008, and for our first Group Tour to Antalya post-covid together with our hospital partners at Klinik Europe we have prepared a sample itinerary to give you some insight into what to expect!

Day 1:

Day of Departure: We have inquires from men and women from all over Australia! We will be arranging the domestic travel to join us to depart Sydney airport to together travel to Turkey for this incredible cosmetic surgery experience-of-a-lifetime!

Day 2:

Landing in Antalya: Our Klinik Europe driver will pick us up from the airport. Our drivers are English speakers and there is no language barrier. She or he will be taking you to your hotel and our hospital staff will meet us at reception where we can refresh and rest for the night.

Day 3:

Surgery Day – Blood Tests and meeting with your surgeon/s in the morning, I will be taking you from the hotel to the hospital for your surgery. I will be on your side in the recovery room when you are out of the surgery.

After you wake up, you will be transferred to your room and I will be be checking on all of you. with you. A Klinik Europe nurse will join you for your night stay. You are expected to stay for 6 nights.Your surgeon or our head of surgery Dr. Eren Sahin will come and check on you daily.

Day 4:

Surgery post-op Your surgeon will come and check on you today. If he clears you for discharge, then you will be discharged and taken to hotel recovery. There, your nurse will be waiting for you and available for your medical needs 24/7. If you need an additional day in hospital that is included at no extra price.

Day 5:

Hotel day 2 A nurse will visit daily to check up , change any dressings and address medical needs. If there is a need for the surgeon he is available 24/7 and NipTuck is available to you 24/7 right next door!

Day 6:

Recovery Day 3 After the nurse visit as we are starting to feel a little better after everyone recovers, Antalya has many options that won’t dissapoint so we are heading out firstly to have a look a around at the beautiful beaches and Old town (Kaleici) in Antalya, Turkey.

Day 7:

Recovery Day 4. After the daily nurse visit and check up we can go into town to Lara Street Market. Antalya’s biggest street bazaar (known as pazar in Turkish). There are stalls selling clothing, jewellery, accessories, bags, and souvenirs, as well as fresh produce, herbs, and ready-made foods. This is definitely the place to go if you’re a passionate bargain hunter or just want to mingle with the locals who are doing their bulk buying on a sunny afternoon.

Day 8:

Recovery 5 After the nurse visit for a historic experience, we are heading over to this old, beautiful and covered bazaar from the late 15th century that is just north of Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi. It’s a great place to find handmade souvenirs, and make sure you visit the jewelers, copper workshops, and metalwork craftsmen, as well as the merchants selling beautiful textiles, Iznik style tiles, and spices.

Day 9:

Recovery 6 Normally you can leave on Day 9 to go back home, after you are cleared for travel after your plastic surgeon. You will be given postop instructions for when you are back home  and a medical priority line will be given to you in case you have some questions when you return. You will be handed your complete medical file including the list, details and results of every medical procedure that was performed.

As this magical experience in Turkey is coming to an end, we are saying goodbye to Turkey with our hearts full of new experience , our suitcases full of new treasures and new friendship make through shared experiences that will last a lifetime!

For so many of our clients choosing to have cosmetic surgery abroad is such a big decision and we understand that at NipTuck! That is why we have partnered with Klinik Europe and together offered Group Tours ex Australia for the extra support. You now how the cosmetic surgery of your dreams as well as the holiday of a lifetime, we look forward to you joining us for April and August dates in 2022. Here what some of Klinik Europe client’s have said!

This was something I have wanted for a long time. I did extensive research to find the best doctor and clinic in Turkey. My doctor at Klinik Europe was amazing from start to finish. I had 100’s of questions before and after surgery and never once did I feel like I was being a ‘bother’. I am almost 1 year post op now. I still can’t believe this is MY body. I haven’t had a flat tummy and perky boobs since high school. Many thanks to Dr.Bora, Jennifer, Clara, Beker and my lovely nurses from the bottom of my heart for making me feel at ease and comforting me during my recovery.

I had a rhinoplasty with Klinik Europe on 8/21 and had an amazing experience. Wonderfully hosted by the team. Food, recovery hotel and aftercare were far beyond my expectations. Medical attention and aftercare made me feel that I am unique and privileged. It is the best thing I ever did! I was so self-conscious of my nose and would never take photos from the side. I literally could not be happier with the outcome and it made such a great difference on my face. I would say of all the surgeries people of had rhinoplasty state that it’s definitely the best thing I’ve ever done for themselves. Go with Klinik Europe and ask for Dr. Enez.

Our exclusive tours are the ultimate holiday surgery experience where you escape and leave behind the the everyday hassles of life, family and work to recover with the extra support and friendship that will make this the experience-of-a-lifetime. All while making friends for life!

Interested in more information? We would love to have you join us! Inquire now as spots are limited, inquire here for an online quote: https://niptuckholidays.com/inquiry-for-free-consultation/

 

 

Medical Tourism in Turkey

Published in the International Business Times

Health

By IBT Contributor on 10/21/21 at 4:34 pm edit

Medical tourism in Turkey is one of the driving forces behind its economy as thousands of patients flood the international clinics and hospitals in Turkey every year all year round to undergo different treatments.

The various treatments that foreign patients look for in Turkey include simple non-surgical treatments to the most invasive surgical and medical treatments.

Beautiful view on Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Why is Medical Tourism in Turkey Popular?

Turkey has a unique geographical location, especially its most famous city Istanbul, which is only a three hours flight from most of the capitals in the world.

Istanbul has gained an irrefutable reputation in the field of medical tourism because of many factors including:

  • Advanced medical techniques and the newest technologies are used in different medical fields.
  • Well-trained and experienced doctors, nurses, physicians, and others working in the medical field.
  • Price may be one of the most effective factors when it comes to the increasing number of foreign patients who choose medical tourism in Turkey.

The cost of treatments, as well as the cost of living in Turkey, is low when compared to different European countries, the USA, or Canada (incl. Australia and the UK) 

  • Hospitals and clinics that are built and operated according to the best European standards.
  • It is easy to acquire a visa to visit Turkey for most nationalities.

What are the Fields of Medical Tourism in Turkey?

As we mentioned earlier foreign patients come to Turkey seeking many treatments, the most popular of which are:

  • Hair transplantation:

Istanbul is the first destination when it comes to hair transplantation. There are hundreds of hair transplantation clinics that provide their patients with natural results and perform this procedure using different techniques and the latest discoveries in the field.

  • Dental Treatments:

Turkey became among the most famous medical tourism destinations in the field of dental treatments because of the high quality of the materials used in the treatments on the one hand, and the affordable cost of these treatments on the other.

International dental clinics, welcomes thousands of patients every year to have dental implants, dentures, or Hollywood smile treatments among many other dental treatments that are less costly than most of the European countries.

  • Plastic Surgery:

Plastic surgery is one of the beams that hold medical tourism in Turkey. Turkey is among the top ten countries in the world in this field. Patients choose Turkey to have their plastic surgery due to the affordable pieces, high-quality services, accredited hospitals, and clinics.

Prices of treatments, hotels, and other expenses in Turkey are cheaper by 60% to 80% when compared with other different countries especially North America, Canada the UK and Australia.

Dental medical tourism in Turkey witnessed a leap in the number of foreign patients who choose Turkey as the destination for receiving dental treatments. Clinics like Dentakay welcomed thousands of dental patients during the past months who came to Turkey to have dental treatments and spend their vacations in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Istanbul.

It is worth mentioning that the number of medical tourism patients in Turkey in 2019 was 551,748 patients with 2 billion US dollars in revenues. The expected revenue of medical tourism in Turkey by 2023 is 20 billion US dollars according to some Turkish officials who anticipate an increase in the number of patients who choose Turkey as a destination for leisure, business, and medical tourism.

 

TURKEY – THE RISING STAR OF MEDICAL TOURISM

Turkey is one of the top destinations for medical tourism. Home to ancient and scenic natural wonders and famous for its healthcare infrastructure. Being close to Western Europe, Turkey has been medical tourism hotspot for many Europeans seeking affordable cosmetic surgery. Hair transplaint’s have continuously gaining popularity. 

There are many reasons why Turkey has become the rising star of medical tourism. The travelling distances to Turkey from the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, makes it possible for people to cut costs. But it isn’t just about that. Despite the lower costs, the quality of procedures offered is world-class. 

Famous Kaputaş beach,Antalya Turkey an hour from Istanbul.

Affordable Treatment Packages

The medical tourism industry recieved $1.5 billion from medical tourism in 2018, Turkey received around 700,000 medical tourists, according to the Turkish Health Minister. And it has been growing every year since, with the huge influx of medical tourists is that many people in their home countries are unable to afford the treatment. That is why they consider going to other countries to get the same procedure done.

The quality of the procedure offered isn’t sacrificed because of the lower cost. The cost is low because of the Turkish economy itself. The exchange rate and low cost of living make many things seem very cheap to foreigners. 

Moreover, the minimum wage is lower in Turkey, which results in cheaper labour costs. This means that surgery in Turkey will cost less than it will, say, in Western Europe. Moreover, having cosmetic surgery or a hair transplant is not available on National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. 

No Long Wait Lists

Once you book a treatment package in Turkey, you can get the procedure done in a matter of a day(s). However, in the UK, waitlists can be so long that you might have to wait for almost 2 years to get some procedures done. So, if you want to get treatment without further delays, you can get it in Turkey. 

Many people also find the aspect of including the procedure in their vacation time quite appealing. Turkey is a popular tourist destination, which is why many people can relax after or before getting their treatment. If you’re also avoiding unnecessary questions about the surgery by your colleagues, it’s a good idea to get the treatment and recover for a while in Turkey.

Interested in a Brazilian Buttock Lift?

With Phuket back in reopening in a few days and back in the game, it’s time to start talking about plastic surgery again in Phuket and we couldn’t be more excited! But Phuket as you have seen is emerging different than how we remember it with it’s new facelift! And instead of everything boobs like it was a decade ago we are talking about butts! BBLs to be exact. I mean 10 years the BBL just wasn’t a thing!!!!

Continue reading to find out how much Brazilian buttocks lift costs and options where you can get it, and what result you will receive in Thailand, Mexico and Turkey…

Phuket has had a facelift and instead of the change from the obsession of everything boobs a decade ago we are talking about butts! BBLs to be exact. I mean ten years the BBL just wasn’t a thing!!!! Either using implants or harvesting fat from other parts of the body and adds it to the buttock in order to give the body a more hourglass shape.

Have you done your research here in Australia and checked out the prices? If you wonder about the cost of Brazilian butt lift and want to save money, we have better options overseas with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons that are far more experienced and highly trained than they are in Australia! Here you will find a combination of experienced doctors and affordable prices. Continue reading to find out how much Brazilian buttocks lift costs and options where you can get it, and what result you will receive.……

 

This material has information purposes only and aims to tell about the most cost-effective skilled inpatient care. Please understand though as per normal this is basic information with starting basic with starting prices, and every Plastic Surgeon will require you to complete your medical forms so we have your individual medical history and submit photos so he can assess if you are a good candidate for this procedure and give recommendations on the best surgery to achieve the best results and confirm the price. The choice is yours.

All prices, saving rates, and other cost information given below have 3 independent sources and more information can be found about the procedure on our website.

 

  1. Our partnered hospital teams, representatives, who are responsible for price relevance and other info on the clinic
  2. Our partnered Plastic& Reconstructive Surgeons and medical teams

 

Why do people choose Mexico for the Brazilian butt lift?

Mexico is among the top most popular countries for plastic surgery in the world. According to ISAPS statistics, over 1 million plastic surgeries are performed here annually. This amount of procedures would be enough to make over a big city like Barcelona.

 

So, people choose this country for the BBL due to the following reasons:

 

  • Low price. The cost of Brazilian butt lift in Mexico is about 2 times lower than in the USA. The price starts from $4,500 in Mexico and about $8,000 in the USA. Such a low cost is explained by general price policy within the country and high competition between the local plastic surgery clinics.
  • Experienced doctors. A lot of highly-professional doctors work in Mexico. They have decades of experience, practice in the leading world’s clinics, and are members of the international organizations to interchange the experience and find out about new techniques in plastic surgery.
  • Convenient location. It takes about 2 hours to get to Mexico by plane from the USA. So, American patients often choose Mexico for plastic surgery due to low prices and favorable location.

If you have any questions on receiving Brazilian butt lift in Mexico, submit a request to get consultation. This option is free.

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Costs of BBL in different countries

Here are the starting prices of BBL and are general prices are not taking into account individual needs to the client. The final cost is estimated by Plastic Surgeon are client has submitted their medical forms and photos for their assessment.

 

 

Country Cost
Turkey $5,000 USD
Mexico $4,500 USD
Australia $12,000 AUD ($9,000 USD)
Thailand $5,600 USD
USA $8,000 USD
South Korea $8,600 USD
*Prices are approximate and may change according to the clinic’s internal price policy and exchange rates. ** Note that the final cost is estimated by treating physician.

 

How to choose the clinic for Brazilian butt lift?

The success of the Brazilian butt lift directly depends on the clinic where you are going to have the procedure. NipTuck Holidays have have very select criteria to ensure the highest standards in each country, all covered with international insurance and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons with years of experience. They also include:

 

  • The clinic’s brand reputation. Better to choose the clinic for Brazilian butt popular with international patients and that has got international accreditations.
  • Patient reviews. Search for the reviews on a clinic to learn more about the experience of real people. The feedback will help you to understand the level of service and plastic surgeries success rate.
  • Doctor’s experience who will perform the procedure and a doctor’s professionalism is much more essential thing. Check out a doctor’s CV, his/her experience and education.
  • Social media.
  • Recommendations of past clients, good results,
  • Before and after photos. One more point that will help you to make the right decision is to see the result of BBL procedures performed in a clinic.
  • We will provide you with all info confidentially based upon your assessment including prices, doctors, portfolio and before & after photos.

 

Is it safe to get BBL in Mexico?

Any change of your appearance or body with plastic surgery requires responsibility from you. Our network of hospitals and plastic surgeons are carefully selected comply with the highest level of medical services according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery In Mexico, our plastic surgery services that work under international treatment protocols and serve medical tourists from over the globe comply to these guidelines.

 

And like anything else when deciding on having a Brazilian butt in Mexico, you should find as much info as possible on it — reviews, before and after photos of customers, doctor’s CV, awards. If you have any difficulties BBL in Mexico or would like to compare options in other destinations like Thailand or Turkey we will answer all questions. This option is free.

 

Turkey? Why you should get Brazilian butt lift in Turkey

Brazilian Butt Lift which over the recent years has become incredibly in demand in Europe and America is one of the most popular treatments performed in Turkey. The procedure attracts the attention of many young people, especially from England. Whether you are getting buttock implants or injecting the fat extracted with liposuction into the buttock area by the BBL Turkey doctors. As a result, the fat from different parts of the body such as abdomen, waist, and back area is transferred into buttocks or hips to achieve an uplift effect.

 

With its high standards, innovative technologies, and experienced doctors, Turkey ranks very high in the cosmetic surgery sector. Due to this, Turkey has become a popular destination for Brazilian butt lift operations. Every day, dozens of people come to our country to have a Brazilian buttock lift in Istanbul. Thanks to experienced doctors, international patients achieve amazing results and return to their country 100% satisfied.

Turkey is one of the safest and most reliable destinations for Brazilian butt lift operations as it offers a winning combination of high-quality services and reasonable prices to people from foreign countries looking to get the procedure abroad. International patients who have to pay up to five times more for the same operation in their home countries gladly take advantage of low prices on Brazilian buttock lift in Istanbul.

 

We offer special service packages to foreign patients who decided to undergo a Brazilian butt lift in Turkey. These include a discount on Turkish Airlines flights with all bookings, four or five-star hotel accommodation, airport and local transfer in VIP cars, English speaking host, etc.

All you need to do is: to send your pictures for assessment (buttock area and area for liposuction) to us and complete the medical forms.
Get your customized treatment plan and package offer and took your ticket with our discount and fly! Inquire now for a free consultation

 

Buttock Implants in Thailand?

After getting your quote and determining your suitability for this procedure, upon arrival in Thailand during your initial visit to your consultation with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery, our surgeon will evaluate the shape of your buttocks as well as the shape you want to achieve. He will then recommend the best  shape of the implants  in Thailand that will enable you to get the result that you want.

There are different options for you to choose from when undergoing butt augmentation in Thailand by silicone implant, for instance, for the shape, we have the round and the oval; for texture, we have cohesive silicone and solid silicone; and for surface, we have the smooth and textured. The size of the implant will also be discussed during this visit.

Upon deciding on the implant you want to use, the incision site will then be discussed. There are 2 possible sites that we offer; one is the vertical incision down the center of the sacrum or a horizontal incision along the folds of your buttocks. Most of our patients choose the incision on the sacrum (tailbone area) for more inconspicuous scarring.

Placement will also be another factor because  implants can be placed either on top, or underneath the muscle. In our surgeon’s experience with this procedure however, we found out that intramuscular (underneath the muscle) placement is still more superior in terms of long term result for Butt Augmentation in Thailand as it is less prone to migration and sagging and it gives a more natural result.  One factor we always have to consider however is the condition of your butt whether you have enough fat and a lot of other factors. Your surgeon will go through the pro’s and con’s of each of your options and recommend whichever will work best for you.

 

There are cases when your surgeon will recommend Vaser liposuction around the area surrounding the buttocks and/or the removal of excess fat and skin for those patients with sagginess on the lower part of the buttocks to compliment the implant that will be used for your butt augmentation in Thailand. Sometimes, our surgeon may also recommend fat injection (Butt Augmentation by Fat Transfer in Thailand ) in cases where an implant may not be enough to achieve the result that you want.

The final decision will always be yours but out surgeon will certainly give you all the information you need regarding the surgery before we confirm your procedure.

Click here to get your free quote and assessment!

 

What happens during a buttock augmentation?

Buttock Augmentation in Thailand will be done under GA or sedation; this will also be discussed during your consultation. The surgery proper will take about 1-2 hours, though it will take longer if liposuction or fat transfer should also be done in one procedure.

You will be placed in prone position (lying on your stomach) the entire time of the surgery. Depending on the choices you’ve made during your consultation, the surgery may vary in technique but the common thing is, before closing, our surgeon will make sure your buttocks look as symmetrical as possible, and the incisions, as inconspicuous as possible.

 

 

How long is the recovery in Thailand?

Generally depending on your surgeons recommendations and the technique, you be required to sleep on your stomach anywhere from a week to 3 weeks.  Ambulation is encouraged as tolerated, and sitting though not prohibited, is discouraged for at least 2 weeks. If sitting cannot be avoided, post-operative patients are encouraged to just sit for a few minutes at a time.

No garments will be necessary with our new technique for butt augmentation in Thailand, therefore, you will not feel restricted after surgery. Normally, the implant will settle in 2-3 months so we make sure that patients understands that during the first few weeks, their buttocks will be swollen and they may not be able to appreciate the result of the surgery.

 

Hair transplants in Turkey are HUGE even amid pandemic Experts Say….

 

During covid Turkey most people have avoided medical procedures such as liver transplantation and hernia removal in Turkey , they never stopped having hair transplants, according to a medical experts!

Reşat Baha, the chairman of the Private Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Association (OHSAD), noted that there were unpredictable changes in people’s health-centered spending habits during the pandemic period. He said that many people have had to struggle with advanced heart and cancer diseases without undergoing necessary controls.

 

“While many of our patients did not undergo treatments and follow-ups for their chronic problems in this period of more than a year, the fact that hair transplantation, breast prosthesis, nose aesthetics and botox filling operations have continued to increase,” Baha said.

He said that this rise should be examined as a sociological case.

Speaking at the 2021 Health Policies Summit organized by Turkey’s Health Policies Institute (TÜSPE), Health Services General Manager Ahmet Tekin underlined that the COVID-19 pandemic seriously affected health tourism in Turkey.

“In 2019, 23.4 percent of Turkish tourism was in the field of health. There was a 48 percent decrease in health tourism during the pandemic period,” Tekin said, adding that in 2019, the country had nearly $1.2 billion in health tourism revenue, but this figure decreased by 50 percent in 2020.

With some of the best hotels in Istanbul known by many names—New Rome, Constantinople, Byzantium—the Turkish capital of economy, culture, and history has long served as the seat of trailblazing empires.iconic Ottoman-era palaces, mosques, and basilicas, opulent hotels, and multi-cultural cuisine, Istanbul is a decadent destination.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet. A century before becoming one of Istanbul’s most lavish hotels, the Four Seasons’ neoclassical facade served as a prison, incarcerating famous artists and political figures well into the 1960s. The building fell into disrepair until 1996 when it was relaunched as a luxury stay.

 

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Turkey Latest International Restrictions:
*Entry to Turkey: Turkey has temporarily suspended direct passenger flights between the UK and Turkey. However, limited flights from Turkey to the UK continue.
All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel. This is not required for those passengers transiting Turkey en route to another country.
Turkey’s international land and sea borders are open. However, short-notice changes, especially temporary closures of land borders, are possible and you should check access locally.
Passengers wishing to transit through airports in Turkey on to a domestic Turkish flight will be required to take another PCR test upon arrival, before catching their onward flight.
You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.
*Testing / screening on arrival: All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.