Affordable Plastic Surgery in Turkey in 2023

Want to step into a realm where aesthetic dreams come true?

Plastic surgery in Turkey will open doors to the most sought transformation.

Also, you can bypass the hefty price that your UK or US doctor may be quoting for you.

Before & After: Jawline Liposuction in Turkey

Jawline Liposuction in Turkey

Before & After: Mommy Makeover in Turkey

Mommy Makeover in Turkey

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It is the perfect option if you’re on a budget or don’t have insurance.

For clear cost insights, go through the detailed section below. 👇

Plastic Surgery Cost in Turkey: Getting Value for Money

Plastic surgery prices in Turkey are significantly lower, compelling many Brits and Americans to fly here.

The Brazilian butt lift in Turkey is €2,500. If doing the same surgery in the US, it will cost you €11,200.

Another popular cosmetic procedure is the tummy tuck in Turkey which costs €3,400.

But, it may charge you €7,750 in the US & €5,600 in the UK. So, you are likely to save ~ 60 – 70% abroad

The following cost comparison table can help you identify the scope of savings on cosmetic surgery.

Plastic Surgery Cost Comparison – Turkey vs. the US & UK

Plastic Surgery Procedures Turkey US UK
Brazilian butt lift €2,500 €11,200 €7,500
Breast reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) €2,550 €6,800 €9,000
Facelift (Rhytidectomy) €2,500 €7,500 €9,350
Nose job (Rhinoplasty) €1,050 €7,100 €6,700
Liposuction €700 €5,800 €5,150
Eyelift* (Blepharoplasty) €950 €4,400 €4,200
Neck lift (Platysmaplasty) €1,850 €8,100 €5,800
Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) €3,400 €7,750 €5,600
 *Upper & lower
*Prices are subject to change.

Also, breast lift cost in Turkey is relatively less than what you will have to pay at home.

Similarly, face plastic surgery cost in Turkey is economical at our provider centers.

Other cosmetic surgeries, such as hair transplant in Turkey, are also equally affordable.

Fill out our online quote form for the latest prices and packages in Turkey.

All-Inclusive Cosmetic Surgery Packages in Turkey

Our Turkey hospital packages can include:

  • Hotel 🏨
  • Airport Transfer 🚕

Don’t believe us? Then, go through our past patient’s success stories to know how it feels to be your best self.

Plastic Surgery in Turkey Reviews

Going through real patient experiences will help you navigate to the best. So, read what the patients have to say!

Neck Lift in Istanbul Aesthetic Center, Turkey

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“I was very hospitably received here. They work very professionally in the clinic, and the results of the treatments are of a high level. It is a clinic aimed at clients from all over the world, so you are also well-guided from abroad.”

– Estelle Sweet

Rhinoplasty in LIV Hospital, Turkey

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“The staff is very professional, polite, and the medical care is at the highest level. The medicines prescribed are very efficacious. Last but not least, my interpreter/assistant is very supportive & takes care of every detail.”

– Milena Dacheva

Breast Surgery in Care in Turkey

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“The whole process was ‘perfect’. On arrival, we were greeted by our amazing interpreter Hakan. The operation went smoothly, and on return to the hotel, a nurse visited each day for a check-up and dressing, etc.

– Barry Stewart

Clear the clouds of doubt by viewing the stunning transformations at our Turkey cosmetic clinics.

Before & After: Plastic Surgery in Turkey

Instead of having the stress of something that you don’t want, you can get it surgically revised.

Here are some of the surprising plastic surgery conversions.

Before & After: Blepharoplasty in Turkey

Blepharoplasty in Turkey

Before & After: Lip Filler in Turkey

Lip Filler in Turkey

Jawline Filler: Plastic Surgery in Turkey

Jawline Filler: Plastic Surgery in Turkey

Cosmetic treatments in Turkey are more wallet-friendly than in Western countries.

Also, the waiting time is much less. What else? Let’s find out!

Why Is Turkey So Good at Plastic Surgery?

Did you know?
In terms of the number of plastic surgeons, Turkey holds the impressive position of second in Europe and ninth worldwide.[1]
The medical tourism boom in Turkey
“Turkey, ranking second in Europe and ninth globally in the number of plastic surgeons…”
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Turkey offers many benefits for medical tourists. But the few that stand out include:

  • Low living & labor costs | Cost-effective[2]Global Citizen Solutions
    Healthcare in Turkey for Expats
    “Not only does the Turkish population have access…high quality of life for a low cost of living”
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  • Highest quality with special amenities | Safe services
  • English-speaking medical staff | Easy communication
  • Professional and personalized care | Customized treatment
  • Fast service solutions to foreign patients | Quick appointments
  • Travel, accommodation, & transportation | Complimentary assistance
  • Turkish surgeons have degrees/internships from England, the US, or Canada | Expert care
  • Certified hospitals | JCI, TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate, ISO 14001, ISO 27001

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Istanbul University

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Ege University

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Ankara University

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Marmara University

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Koc University

Quick fact
A study done in 2018 found that Canadian patients waited 20 weeks for elective surgery.[3]Fraser Institute
Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2019 Report
“Specialist physicians surveyed report a median waiting time of 20.9 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment.”
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On the other hand, the waiting list isn’t that long in Turkey, so you can get surgery within 2 weeks.

Now you know why tourists choose Turkey as a coveted medical tourism destination.

Moving on, let’s look at the hospitals for cosmetic surgery in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya & other cities here.

What Is the Best Hospital in Turkey for Plastic Surgery?

We have partnered with the top plastic surgery clinics in Turkey. So you know you’re in the best possible hands.

Following are the leading medical centers that ensure excellent patient outcomes:

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital Group is the first hospital in Turkey to receive a JCI certificate.

  • AHA membership
  • Founded in 1995
  • Leed Platinum and ISO accreditation
  • 11 hospitals in 5 Turkish cities and 75,000 international patients
  • 114 patient beds, 18 observation beds, 28 ICU beds, and 5 operation room
Memorial Hospital | Plastic surgery hospital in Turkey

Istanbul Aesthetic Center

  • Standard and VIP patient rooms
  • Has digital systems to record results
  • Carry “Patient Satisfaction Analysis” regularly
  • Located at the city center close to transportation units
  • Uses the right treatment methods within the scope of health ethics
Istanbul Aesthetic Center

Care in Turkey

  • 45,000+ cases solved
  • 15+ years of experience
  • Offers free consultation
  • VIP transfer & personal assistance
  • Flight, accommodation, aftercare assistance, and 24/7 translator
Care in Turkey

Liv Hospital

  • Started in 2013
  • LIV Hospital offers 159 beds, 50 clinics, and 8 operating beds
  • 27000 square meters of world-class infrastructure & equipment
  • Collaborates with renowned universities and research hospitals in Turkey and abroad
Liv Hospital

How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon in Turkey?

Reaching out to the best plastic surgeon in Turkey requires careful consideration. Here are some pointers to be taken care of:

  • Ensure that the surgeon is board-certified & holds membership in professional organizations.
  • Look out for the surgeon’s extensive experience in the specific procedure you are seeking (breast lift or facelift, etc.)
  • Check for before and after photos of previous patients to analyze the rate of transformation they have undergone.
  • Make sure that the surgeon operates in a reputable and accredited hospital (like JCI accredited clinics).

Next, you will be briefed about our top board-certified plastic surgeons in Turkey.

5 Best Plastic Surgeons in Turkey

Want to know who is the best plastic surgeon in Turkey? We can help you make the right choice.

Here are some popular surgeons enlisted.

Dr. Ilker Yazici

  • 20+ years of experience
  • Gazi University Faculty of Medicine
  • Specialization: Plastic, aesthetic & reconstructive surgery
  • Research fellow in the Plastic/Microsurgery Dept. in the US
Dr. İlker Yazici | Plastic Surgeon in Turkey

Doc. Irfan Ozyazgan

  • 40+ years of experience
  • Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  • 186 publications & Traditional Gevher Nesibe Research Incentive Award
  • Member of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Dr. Irfan Ozyazgan | Plastic Surgeon in Turkey

Dr. Soner Tatlidede

  • Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University School of Medicine
  • Expertise: Rhinoplasty, abdominal, ear, and breast aesthetics, liposuction
  • Member of the Turkish Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Turkish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Dr. Soner Tatlidede | Plastic Surgeon in Turkey

Doc. Ece Kalafatlar

  • Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
  • 9th International Eurasian Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Course, 2017
  • 5th Istanbul Advanced Rhinoplasty Course
  • Speaks English, Deutch, and Turkish
Dr. Ece Kalafatlar | Plastic Surgeon in Turkey

Dr. Orhan Babuccu

  • Over his 30 years long career,
  • Expertise: body lifts, laser liposuction, and breast reconstruction
  • His high-quality results make him a popular option for American and Canadian medical tourists
Dr.Orhan Babuccu | Plastic Surgeon in Turkey

Let’s discuss a few common aesthetic procedures next.

Best Plastic Surgery in Turkey: Procedures

Plastic surgery is done to reconstruct or repair the damaged tissue to restore its appearance & function.

Though it sounds synonymous with cosmetic surgery, there is a slight difference. The latter solely gets a person to have a more desirable look.[4]
Overview -Plastic surgery
“Plastic surgery is used to repair and reconstruct missing or damaged tissue and skin…solely to change a person’s appearance to achieve what they feel is a more desirable look.”
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Some of the common types of plastic surgery are discussed as follows:

Plastic Surgery in Turkey

Rhinoplasty in Turkey

With rhinoplasty/nose job, you can reduce the overall nose size or refine its specific areas to balance proportion with the face.

You may have internal bandages in place for around 1 to 7 days.[5]Mayoclinic
“Most of the time, the internal bandages stay in place for 1 to 7 days after surgery. ”
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You will be advised to rest with your head elevated higher than your chest after the surgery.

Duration of trip: ~ 7 days

Before & After: Rhinoplasty in Turkey

Facelift in Turkey

A face-lift surgery/rhytidectomy can give your face a more youthful appearance.

It diminishes sagging skin, wrinkles, or folds and improves the appearance of cheeks/jawlines.

A neck lift is commonly performed in conjunction to reduce excess fat in the neck area.[6]Mayoclinic
“A face-lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to create a younger look in the face…A neck lift is often done as part of a face-lift… ”
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Note: It does not correct damage from sun exposure

Duration of trip: 7 – 9 days

Before & After: Facelift in Turkey

Breast Lift in Turkey

For augmentation procedures, the surgeon places quality breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles.[7]Mayoclinic
Breast augmentation
“Breast augmentation…surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles.”
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But for those with heavy breasts, some fat, breast tissue, and skin is removed from the breasts.[8]Mayoclinic
Breast reduction surgery
“Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes fat, breast tissue and skin from the breasts. ”
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Sometimes, a surgeon might suggest a breast lift or mastopexy to raise the breasts by reshaping the tissues.[9]Mayoclinic
Breast lift
“During a breast lift, a plastic surgeon removes excess skin and reshapes breast tissue to raise the breasts. A breast lift is also known as mastopexy.”
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Duration of trip: 6 – 7 days

Before & After: Breast Augmentation in Turkey

Tummy Tuck in Turkey

Too much skin hanging from your belly?

Abdominoplasty/tummy tuck (alone or with liposuction) can help tighten the flabby tummy skin.

It is usually indicated post-pregnancy or after weight loss with bariatric surgery

You can resume normal (not strenuous) activities for 2 – 3 weeks.[10]Very Well Health
The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures
“Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck…resume normal activities two to three weeks after a tummy tuck…”
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Duration of trip: 5-7 days

Before & After: Tummy Tuck in Turkey

Brazilian Butt Lift in Turkey (BBL)

Want your butts in shape? BBL can contour and enhance your buttocks by increasing their volume.

Either a special implant will be placed, or fat from the patient’s body is taken using liposuction and added to the butt cheeks.

Pros: Natural looking & low risk of infections[11]Very Well Health
Purpose of BBL Surgery
“There are several reasons people opt to have a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)…The end result is more natural-looking than with butt implant surgery, and BBL is associated with far less risk of infection.”
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Duration of trip: 7 days

Brazilian Butt Lift in Turkey

Post-Op Care: Recovery After Plastic Surgery

Want a faster recovery after surgery? Then, you must follow your doctor’s instructions and the following points:[12]
PLASTIC SURGERY: Post-Operative Recovery
“It’s important to have a good friend, family member, or loved one there to take care of you for the first 48 to 72 hours after surgery…Immediately Contact Our Office: If you have a temperature greater than 101…”
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  • Do not smoke or take alcohol, as it can interfere with your healing
  • Bring someone along to take care of you for the first 48 – 72 hours after surgery.
  • Take your pain medications (& antibiotics, if any) to avoid post-op discomfort.
  • Do not place ice packs/cold compresses directly against your skin to reduce swelling.
  • Make sure to eat light during the first 24 hours after surgery & drink plenty of water.

When to Contact Your Surgeon?

Call your doctor in case you have:

  • Fever > 101 degrees
  • Excessive vomiting/bleeding
  • Unbearable pain/swelling
  • Further doubts or questions

Planning Your Plastic Surgery Trip to Turkey

MTC strives to provide a seamless medical trip abroad and the best plastic surgery in Turkey.


Entry Needs

  • Valid passports (for 6 months beyond your entry date) with blank pages for entry/exit stamps.
  • Turkish visa (for up to 90 days within a 180-day period)
  • There are no currency restrictions for entry
Turkey: Republic of Turkey
“Passport validity: Six months beyond date of entry”
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How to Reach Turkey from UK or US?

Flying to Turkey is a convenient choice as direct flights are available from major UK & US airports.

You can board a non-stop flight either from London Heathrow, Manchester, or Birmingham.

Direct Flights from the UK to Turkey

UK Turkey Airlines Duration
London Heathrow, LHR Istanbul, IST British Airways 4 hr 05 min
Manchester, MAN Antalya, AYT Pegasus Airlines 4 hr 20 min
Birmingham, BHX Istanbul, IST Turkish Airlines 4 hr

Direct Flights from the US to Turkey

US Turkey Airlines Duration
New York John F. Kennedy, JFK Istanbul, IST Turkish Airlines 9 hr 50 min
Chicago O’Hare International, ORD Istanbul, IST Turkish Airlines 10 hr 35 min
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, ATL Istanbul, IST Turkish Airlines 10 hr 50 min



90 percent of the population is fluent in their mother tongue, Turkish.[14]
“Turkish is the mother tongue of 90 percent of the population of the country.”
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However, English is widely spoken among medical staff for clear communication with international patients.


The Turkish Lira is the currency of the country.[15]
“The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira. ”
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There are a few tourist areas that may accept US dollars or Euros.


Don’t miss these Turkish delicacies from fulfilling your taste buds.

Popular ones include kebabs, baklava, dolma (stuffed vegetables), pide (Turkish pizza), and Turkish tea.



Turkish Pide

Turkish Pide

Wrap Doner

Wrap Doner


Due to safety concerns, it is advisable to avoid drinking tap water and opt for bottled water instead.

Efes and Tuborg, two renowned Turkish beers, dominate the local market, while Raki stands as a beloved anise-flavored brandy.[16]
“Tap water is unsafe to drink, so bottled…Raki is another very popular alcoholic drink…”
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Turkish culture is a diverse fusion of Ottoman, Byzantine, and Central Asian traditions. Also, hospitality is a prominent trait among Turks.

Islam is the predominant religion, with mosques playing a vital role in daily life and religious customs.[17]
“In addition to the Turks, there are minority groups who originate from Caucasus…The vast majority of Turks belong to Sunni Islam.”
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Best Time to Visit Turkey

The time between April and May, September and October is the shoulder season when tourists & prices are less.[18]Cuddly Nest
The Best Time To Visit Turkey
“ For Lowest Prices & Fewer Crowds When it comes to affordable prices and fewer tourists, the shoulder season, between April and May and September and October, is a great time to visit Turkey…”
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Accommodations in Turkey

Try to book a stay near the hospital for quick and easy access to facilities. Here are a few good recommendations:

Kings Cross Hotel

Kings Cross Hotel
(0.4 mile from Care in Turkey)

Ulus Savoy Sitesi in Turkey

Ulus Savoy Sitesi
(1.4 miles from LIV Hospital)

Hotel Villa Blanche in Turkey

Hotel Villa Blanche
(0.3 mile from Istanbul Aesthetic)

Is It Safe to Get Plastic Surgery in Turkey?

Plastic Surgery in Turkey is considered safe. It is because of the following reasons:

  • The country has top JCI and ISO-certified hospitals JCI indicating the presence of safe and quality-driven facilities.[19]
    Is it safe to get plastic surgery in Turkey?
    “Some medical facilities in Turkey are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International (JCI)…”
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  • Plastic surgery is generally safe when performed in an accredited facility by trained, board-certified surgeons (just like our medical partners).
  • As per the ISAPS, there has been a 33.3% rise in aesthetic surgery over the last four years.[20]
    Global Survey 2021
    “The report shows a continuing rise in Aesthetic Surgery with a 33.3% increase over the last four years.”
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  • Turkey ranks 5th in countries with the highest number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.[21]Statista
    Countries with the highest number of surgical…
    “See the statistic graph…”
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  • Outpatient surgeries exhibit a low mortality rate of merely 0.25 to 0.50 per 100,000 procedures.[22]PubMed Central
    Assessing Cosmetic Surgery Safety: The Evolving Data
    “Cosmetic surgery, and elective surgery in general, is safe…The mortality rate for outpatient surgery is 0.25–0.50 per 100,000 procedures.”
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However, treatment abroad may pose some unforeseen risks. So, we suggest you dial an emergency number 112 or:[23]
Foreign travel advice Turkey
“You can contact the emergency services by calling: 112 for all emergency services…”
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155: Police 👮
112: Ambulance 🚑
110: Fire 🔥

FAQs: Plastic Surgery in Turkey 

Is plastic surgery cheaper in Turkey than the US?

Definitely, yes. In Turkey, plastic surgery costs nearly 3 times less than that in the US. Check the cost table.

It is because the cost of living is much less,[24]Expatistan
Cost of living in the United States compared to Turkey
“Cost of living in the United States is 234% more expensive than Turkey.”
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and you’ll spend less on hotel rooms, transport, and entertainment.

For example, a single person in Turkey can comfortably survive on €420.[25]Expatistan
Cost of living in Turkey
“Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,401TL. Turkey is the cheapest country in the Middle East (8 out of 8) Turkey is the cheapest country in the World (69 out of 69).”
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but in the US, you’ll need €935 without rent.

Is Turkey a good place to get plastic surgery?

Turkey is one of the safest places to do plastic surgery.

Turkey is 56% safer than the US and has one of the lowest murder rates in Europe.[26]Nation Master
Crime Stats: compare key data on Turkey & United States
“Crime levels: Turkey – Ranked 61st. US – Ranked 30th. 56% more than Turkey.”
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However, you must take basic travel safety precautions.

Besides, you get a chance to tour the ancient city of Ephesus & take a dip in Turkish baths.

Can I fly after plastic surgery?

You’ll need to wait for ~ 10 days before flying after your surgery.[27]Healthline
Is It Safe to Fly After Having Surgery?
“Here’s a general window of when it’s typically safe to fly after surgery: facial plastic surgery procedures: 1–2 weeks”
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It is because the risk of blood clots in your legs is high directly after a cosmetic procedure.

Is Turkey good for plastic surgery?

Turkey is regarded as a top destination for plastic surgery, especially for European & UK residents.

It is due to its accessibility through short flights to major cities hosting renowned clinics.

Moreover, Turkey is recognized by the ISAPS as a popular country for aesthetic surgeries, solidifying its place in the top ten.[28]Vice
How Turkey Became a Go-To Plastic Surgery Destination
“The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranks Turkey among the top ten countries performing the most popular aesthetic surgeries…”
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If you weren’t blessed with perfect genetics, don’t worry.

Plastic surgery in Turkey can fix almost anything you want within your budget.

It includes butt lifts, eyelid surgery, mommy makeover, and even tummy tuck.

So, you can opt for cosmetic surgery abroad to reach the best surgeons at half the price you’d pay at home.

Still, have any questions? Feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.


1. The medical tourism boom in Turkey
2. Global Citizen Solutions: Healthcare in Turkey for Expats
3. Fraser Institute: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2019 Report
4. Overview -Plastic surgery
5. Mayoclinic: Rhinoplasty
6. Very Well Health: The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures
7. PLASTIC SURGERY: Post-Operative Recovery
8. Turkey: Republic of Turkey
9. Language
10. Money
11. CULTURE Turkey
12. Cuddly Nest: The Best Time To Visit Turkey
13. Is it safe to get plastic surgery in Turkey?
14. Global Survey 2021
15. Statista: Countries with the highest number of surgical…
16. PubMed Central: Assessing Cosmetic Surgery Safety: The Evolving Data
17. Expatistan: Cost of living in the United States Compared to Turkey
18. Nation Master: Crime Stats: Turkey & United States
19. Healthline: Is it Safe to Fly after Having Surgery?
20. Vice: How Turkey Became a Go-To Plastic Surgery Destination