LIPOSUCTION IN TURKEY: YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM A TO Z
Welcome to our complete guide on getting liposuction in Turkey. You may seek lipo for your hereditary condition, or that stubborn, fatty area just won’t go away. We understand you. Let us describe to you what your experience would be like, the procedure, and, of course, the cost of liposuction if you choose to have the procedure performed in Turkey.
By the end of this article, you will have a full comprehension of:
- What to expect from traveling to Turkey for liposuction surgery.
- How to find the best liposuction surgeon and the best liposuction clinic in Turkey for you.
- The cost of the procedure in Turkey compared to other countries, and what we offer.
Before deciding to get your liposuction procedure in Turkey, you need to fully understand what you should be expecting and choose the right path on your medical journey with utmost care. Rushing the process might not bring the best results for you. That is why we want to enlighten you about the steps of liposuction in Turkey.
What do you need to know before visiting Turkey for liposuction surgery?
Deciding to get a cosmetic surgery procedure done on your body is a big commitment, especially if you’re planning to have it done in another country. Before visiting Turkey for your liposuction surgery, first and foremost, you need to be certain about the reason you wish to get liposuction surgery. It can be a genetic deformity, such as lipoedema (abnormally settled fat deposits), or pockets of fat on your body that no matter what you do, do not go away and makes that part feel aesthetically dissatisfying. Do not forget that liposuction concerns the fatty tissue under the skin, and cannot tighten sagged skin or treat cellulite. Here are some things you should check, before considering this treatment.
- You need to be sure that you are not obligated for a Turkish visa, or can obtain one easily. Check here for more information.
- Although it is optional, we recommend you bring a companion with you for your personal and/or religious needs.
- In the event that there are any complications, remaining in Turkey for around 3-4 days at the hotel where you are staying may be crucial. We advise you to schedule accordingly.
Is it safe to get liposuction treatment in Turkey? Am I going to get botched?
It is absolutely safe to get liposuction in Turkey. We work with fully equipped and qualified surgeons with years of experience. Each plastic surgery clinic is sanitized accordingly with the standard procedures after each surgery performed. Also, we start to arrange your itinerary as soon as you decide to travel to Turkey for your medical treatment to make sure that you are in good hands for your surgical procedure.
Choosing the right doctor and the right clinic is the most important step in this kind of procedure to prevent botched results. Researching their credentials, and their reviews from previous patients can help you decide on this matter. After that, as long as you maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle, and, while meeting the requirements for your liposuction surgery, keep up with your before- and after-surgery responsibilities, we can confidently say that you will not be botched.
Although incredibly rare, some of the complications, such as pulmonary embolism (a blood vessel blocked by blood clots in your lungs), can be procedure-related, or because of smoking or dehydration. That is why you need to follow the strict instructions given to you before and after your surgery. Also, for the same reason, staying approximately 3-4 days in Turkey after your procedure can be crucial.
Success and Patient Satisfaction Rate
Liposuction is the third most operated aesthetic surgery in Turkey. With the help of a careful follow-up process and after-surgery care, the success rate of liposuction in Turkey is respectively high. According to our patient satisfaction surveys, between 90% to 97% of patients who have had their liposuction procedures and mindfully applied the steps of aftercare are satisfied with their results.
Rules and Regulations
Like in every other aesthetic operation, in order to get liposuction, you have to be able to meet certain criteria. These are important due to legal and health-specific matters. Also, these regulations can determine your results.
You need to be at least 18 years old or older in order to have your liposuction surgery in Turkey. You should not be considering a plastic procedure for cosmetic reasons before your body completes its development. Even though young and healthy people have the best results after the procedure, there is no upper age limit on liposuction. However, some surgeons might want to avoid performing liposuction on elderly patients due to age-related skin laxity and other health concerns that occur with aging. Proper evaluation during your consultation will be required.
Amount of Fat that can be Removed
Although the amount of fat extracted with liposuction differs from person to person and/or with the weight and the body part the procedure is performed on, generally, the average of extracted fat with liposuction in Turkey is 3-4 liters (approximately 10 pounds / 4-5 kilos).
During the removal of fatty tissues in high volumes, also known as megaliposuction, depending on your weight/BMI a maximum of 6-7 liters (approximately 13 pounds / 6-7 kilos) of fat can be extracted via this megaliposuction. However, not all Turkish surgeons are comfortable with performing this kind of liposuction, because, during the procedure, you are also losing a lot of fluids along with the fat.
The recommended BMI to have liposuction surgery in Turkey is 30. There is no definite upper limit for liposuction. Some experienced surgeons may be comfortable going over the recommended limit. For instance, one surgeon might be okay with performing on a patient that has 34 or more BMI, while the other surgeon might want to avoid performing on patients over 32 BMI. Some surgeons may ask you to lose some weight to reach a certain BMI before your lipo surgery.
The best candidates for liposuction in Turkey are fit, able to maintain a stable weight, have toned skin and good skin elasticity, and are non-obese. A physical examination and previous medical history are required to document potential findings like scars, hernias, current or previous diseases or procedures, etc.
Pro's and Con's of Liposuction in Turkey
You should not start your journey before thoroughly weighing the pros and cons of getting your liposuction operation in Turkey. This decision will be a crucial one on your part. Patients who do not think about the cons can and may feel lost. Whatever the cons of getting liposuction in Turkey are, we will do our best to make you feel welcome, at home, and safe. Let us tell you about the pros and cons, and what we can do to turn those cons into a more positive aspect.
For most people, the cost is the number one factor that’s preventing them from getting the operation they desire. In Turkey, costs are affordable for most patients.
High Satisfaction/Success rate
With excellent care provided by patient coordinators and consultants, in addition to the unmatched skill of Turkish doctors, Turkey has an incredible success and patient satisfaction rate when it comes to liposuction.
Aesthetic surgery doctors in Turkey are fully equipped and qualified to perform this procedure. Also, the agencies they work with are licensed and regularly inspected to make sure that you are getting the service that you deserve, and not a tiny thing less.
We respect your privacy and boundaries. Your before and after photographs, or largely, your whole medical experience in Turkey is yours to either keep private or to share with the world in any way you like.
Latest Technology Equipment
Liposuction procedures in Turkey are done with the latest technology equipment to ensure that the patients will get the best results possible.
Communication is a crucial part of medical consultation. You have a right to ask and know everything and have access to factual knowledge. You do not have to get a dictionary or have a limited conversation full of misunderstandings. You’ll be accompanied by a translator who speaks your native language, and who will assist you throughout the whole process to diminish any chance of miscommunications and misunderstandings.
Being Away from Home
Being away from home is hard enough. Being in a foreign country for a medical procedure may look and feel a bit scary, especially if you were to go through a complication. For that reason, we make sure to make you comfortable on your journey as much as possible from the day you decide to have your liposuction surgery in Turkey until the moment you get on the plane home with our services. In addition, we strongly recommend patients bring a companion; a spouse, close friends, or a family member for both emotional support and physical assistance.
Possibility of Getting Scammed
Although it is hard for us to say this, there will be some people who will try to take care of themselves first. In this mindset, they will try and take advantage of your tourist status. That is why it is crucial to choose a good and safe clinic, doctor, and licensed service provider for your journey. Take great care to choose a reliable service provider with good reviews.
Getting Liposuction in Turkey
So you are thinking about getting liposuction in Turkey. You should decide on your credible surgeon, clinic, and medical service provider to ensure that you get the result of your dreams. Depending on your budget and the type of liposuction that your surgeon suggests, you can comfortably get your body shaped in the way that you like in Turkey.
Turkey is one of the most preferred destinations for international patients that wish to get liposuction because of its doctors’ professionalism and expertise in the field and, most importantly, its affordability with all the services provided. Medical tourism in Turkey in general is supported by the Ministry of Health, giving Turkey a chance to excel in this field providing the industry with special licenses, technical aid, and financial investments. Ultimately, the procedure is done by qualified and experienced surgeons provided with the appropriate equipment to give our patients the best results, which they successfully receive.
Types of Liposuction Available in Turkey
In Turkey, medical service providers and surgeons strive to provide the best service possible for the best outcomes. Along with contributing to the plastic surgery world, new and improved technologies and types for liposuction are followed and practiced, because Turkey has both national and international patients demanding these procedures and expect the best result for themselves. Keep in mind that some clinics may not have all of the techniques mentioned below.
Tumescent liposuction is the most common type of liposuction in Turkey. A mixture of epinephrine and local anesthetic drugs are injected into fat deposits to dissolve them and make it easier to get them out using a blunt cannula and a suction device.
Lipo360 is a technique that is performed while you are positioned sideways on the operating table, enabling your surgeon to reach multiple areas such as the stomach, the waist (love handles), the upper and lower back, and the underarm simultaneously. That is why it is called Lipo360. 360 degrees of the circle, that is your torso, is performed surgery on during this technique. Lipo360 is relatively a new type of liposuction, so not every clinic in Turkey may provide Lipo360.
Though very similar to tumescent liposuction, suction-assisted liposuction in Turkey is performed under general anesthesia. Also known as the traditional liposuction.
Laser-assisted liposuction is done with a laser fiber, literally burning the fat. Complications are typically rare, but as this method uses lasers, complications such as skin burns and local infections can occur.
VASER liposuction is a less-invasive type of liposuction. Using ultrasound waves, VASER selectively makes the fatty tissue liquid. It is especially in high demand in Turkey for its more natural results. Surgery and recovery time with VASER is also shorter and less painful.
Power-assisted liposuction is often preferred because the power assistance reduces operator failure. Therefore, this type of liposuction is generally performed for large-volume fat extraction in Turkey.
VASER Hi-def (High Definition) Liposuction
This type of liposuction is mostly preferred by men and it is referred to as 6-pack surgery in Turkey as it is mostly used for belly fat extraction. VASER Hi-Def uses ultrasound waves with resonance. This way, your surgeon can remove the fat while sculpting your body, work on your own anatomy, and see or feel your muscles.
SmartLipo is a safe and non-invasive laser-assisted liposuction technique. It is also very popular in Turkey. It can be performed under local anesthesia. Patients recover faster with this type of liposuction.
Finding the Best Liposuction Surgeon in Turkey
Like in any other procedure, finding the best surgeon to perform your medical surgery is very important. Ultimately, they will be the ones to reshape your face or your body. For the results to be successful, your surgeon must be fully qualified and experienced. You have every right to want to trust the doctor that is going to be performing an aesthetic surgery on you.
During your research, you can look for their credentials. Most surgeons have them up on their websites. Their education and experience in the field will be shown in their credentials. Take note of when and where they have studied and worked. Along with their references, you should also look for their previous patients’ reviews and before-and-after photos so that you can see what your results might also look like with that surgeon.
Ultimately, you should have your surgery be performed by a plastic surgeon who is experienced, and preferably only performs liposuction and liposuction adjacent, body contouring procedures, who has multiple good reviews across multiple platforms, such as Trust Pilot, Real Self, Google Reviews, etc, and their before/after pictures must align with what you have in mind.
How can I book a consultation?
It is pretty easy to book a free consultation with Arpanu Medical. After you decide you’d like to work with us, all you need to do is to contact us and one of our medical consultants will be there to guide you. You can fill out the form below, or contact us through WhatsApp. You can tell them your concerns about the part(s) that you do not feel is aesthetically pleasing, your medical history, if there are any treatments and medications you are on, or if there were any past and present illnesses and medical interventions. You can ask them about what you should be expecting from your medical journey with Arpanu Medical in Turkey and the process. You can choose your treatment dates, and start planning your journey as soon as possible.
Where is the surgery performed?
We perform liposuction procedures in fully equipped- state-of-the-art hospitals that we partner with.
In general, aesthetic operations like liposuction are performed in hospitals, surgery centers, and/or liposuction clinics. In case of any complications related or unrelated to your procedure, hospitals are the safest place to get your aesthetic surgeries. That way, immediate action can be taken without having to wait for qualified paramedics/doctors to help you with your situation.
What kind of anesthesia do you use for the surgery?
We prefer general anesthesia for liposuction in Turkey to make sure your surgical experience is as comfortable and pain-free as it can be. It is also very hard to stand still for 1-3 hours straight, and seeing a procedure being performed on you may affect your mental health. We will make sure to avoid that from happening for your peace of mind.
How long do I need to stay in Turkey?
Your stay in Turkey for your liposuction surgery will last about 7 nights. You’ll arrive in Turkey the day before your surgery, and after your surgery, you’ll spend around 5-6 nights in Istanbul. This approximate time may vary due to the type of liposuction surgery you have had, and if there were any complications during the follow-ups.
How long do I need to stay in the hospital after the surgery?
Depending on the amount of the removed fat, your surgeon might want to keep you under observation for 1 day. This is to avoid any complications that can arise from anesthesia. When you’re discharged, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel to rest and recover.
Even after the anesthesia wears off, you still might feel dizzy, and the local anesthesia injected into your treated area might give you the wrong impression if something is going wrong since you cannot feel pain. That is why we recommend having a companion come to Turkey with you. Of course, we will help you get settled in your hotel room after the surgery and will keep in touch with you for the follow-up process, but having a companion for your private or religious needs can help you greatly.
When can I go back home after the surgery?
We recommend patients go back home 5-6 days after the surgery. This is to ensure the patient’s safety in case of any post-op complications and anything that can occur during the flight due to pressure changes.
Can I fly after liposuction?
Yes, you can safely fly after your liposuction surgery in Turkey. To ensure your safety, you’ll be traveling 5-6 days after surgery so the immediate swelling and the risk of embolism are minimized.
Can I keep my compression garments while flying?
Not only can you keep your compression garments on while flying, but you must. You must wear your compression garment for at least 1 month after your liposuction procedure, except while taking a shower. If you neglect to wear them; contour deformity, excessive swelling, and unnatural asymmetry may occur on your body. If you do not wear your compression garment while flying, post-op swelling on your body can worsen because of the pressure change during the flight and can increase the risk of other complications like an embolism.
Cost of Liposuction in Turkey
The cost of liposuction in Turkey can vary due to various aspects. During your conversation with your medical consultant, you can ask for a total cost quote for the procedure type and treatment area(s) your surgeon suggested for you. The price may include:
- Accommodation, transfer, and translation
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesiologist fees
- Facility fees for the hospital or surgery center
- Lab work and medical tests
- Prescribed medications and supplies, such as painkillers and compression garments
- Follow-up appointments
To ensure total transparency, carefully check with your consultant about what exactly goes into the service you’re choosing. Also do not forget to ask how emergency or revision costs will be handled. 
How much does liposuction Cost in Turkey?
Let us compare and contrast the prices of Turkey, the US, the UK, Mexico, and European countries. In the table below, you will see the average price range in mentioned countries. The countries provide similar quality procedures or services, if not the same.
The costs from the US and UK on the table chart are only the procedure costs. Prices from Turkey, European countries, and Mexico are package deals for liposuction. The prices may include accommodation, the procedure (including procedure-related fees such as surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist fees, etc.), garments and medications, and so on.
|Average Cost in Turkey||Average Cost in the USA||Average Cost in the UK||Average Cost in Europe||Average Cost in Mexico|
By getting your liposuction surgery in Turkey, you can save up to 95% compared to other popular destinations.
Why is liposuction much more affordable in Turkey compared to other countries?
You may think that because liposuction in Turkey is “cheap”, the service cannot reach the standards of other countries. However, the affordable pricing in Turkey is due to a combination of highly specific circumstances, none of which relate to the standard of care provided. Let’s examine those specific aspects so we can get a better understanding.
Currency Exchange Rate
The exchange rate of the Turkish lira compared to the Dollar, Euro, and Pound, make the prices from grocery shopping to medical treatments less expensive for foreigners. Do not let the affordable prices fool you, for people living in Turkey and earning Turkish Lira, the procedures are just as expensive.
Medical Tourism in Turkey, South America, Asia, and Europe is a rapidly growing industry. In order to have more patient traffic among themselves and to have higher success and patient satisfaction rates, companies that provide medical treatments for foreign patients offer more competitive prices than the others. Due to the low cost of living and cheap labor in Turkey, we are able to quote the most affordable prices in the market.
Package deals are highly popular because most of the time, they cover anything additional to the procedure itself, such as transportation and accommodation. Since all the major expenses are presented in a single bundle, the prices become significantly more affordable as opposed to having to purchase every service separately.
The Procedure Itself
Another reason for the affordable pricing is the fact that liposuction is not an invasive procedure that requires a lot of time, materials, or a significant price tag. Liposuction is not open surgery, it is done with blunt cannulas, sucking the fat through small incisions on your body. Therefore it’s just less expensive to perform compared to other body contouring and sculpting procedures.
Can I get any other procedures done at the same time as liposuction?
Yes. For many international patients, it’s more convenient to get all their desired procedures done at the same time. This means that they will have to go under anesthesia once, won’t have to deal with multiple recovery phases, and won’t need to travel multiple times back and forth. When performing simultaneous, or back-to-back surgeries, we take the time under anesthesia and the recovery time into consideration. If the two procedures do not interfere with each other, have similar durations, and have a similar recovery time, we can consider doing them at the same time for the patient’s convenience. We also make sure that the operations are compatible enough that the possible complication from one procedure won’t exacerbate the other. Also, the patient must pay great attention to their post-op care, diet, and exercise to keep up with the major and sudden differences in their body. Of course, these procedures come will come at an extra cost, so please mention to your medical consultant that you’d like to get multiple surgeries and would like a quote specific to your desired surgeries.
If all criteria are met, we are able to perform the following surgeries at the same time, or back to back with liposuction:
- Arm Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Chin Augmentation
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- BBL – Brazilian Butt Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Mommy Makeover
Making Your Payment
Clinics and hospitals provide various types of payment methods for the patients’ convenience. However, payment methods can change from clinic to clinic. Some clinics may not have all of the methods that are mentioned below, so you may need to arrange your finances accordingly. If you do not want to have to choose a method you’re not comfortable with, you can ask our consultants if the clinic of your choice has your preferred method of payment.
- Cash: Without needing to exchange your currency for Turkish liras, you can make the payment in cash with dollars, euros, or pounds in Turkey.
- Credit Card: If you’d like to avoid carrying cash, you can make your payment with your credit card. But beforehand, check in with your bank about the limit you can spend abroad.
- Online Payment: If you would like to not deal with the payment process in Turkey, you can make a payment in advance, online. You can pay a direct deposit or use credit via your bank or other payment systems like PayPal or Iyzico.
- Financing: Financing is highly requested by most patients, and might be an option presented by some clinics. However, in order to finance payments in Turkey, you need to have an account in a Turkish bank. Most patients do not prefer to go through the hassle of opening a bank account, since the prices are still highly affordable without financing.
We did it! We are at the end of our “Liposuction in Turkey: Practice and Cost” guideline. You know now what awaits you if you were to decide to get your liposuction procedure in Turkey, and why it is beneficial to do so. You do not have to live with undesired fatty areas on your body because liposuction may be expensive in your country.
To summarize, you know now that:
- Getting liposuction done in Turkey with Arpanu Medical is a safe and, especially financially, an advantageous decision
- Everything you need to know before visiting Turkey for your liposuction procedure,
- Liposuction package deals in Turkey from Arpanu Medical are provided to give you the ultimate service and care so that you can go through your journey safe and sound, and without concern about the steps other than your plane tickets and food expenses.
The definition of “beauty” changes all the time. Yesterday’s trend becomes tomorrow’s taboo. At the end of the day, if you’re happy with yourself, society’s definition of “beauty” does not matter. Cosmetic procedures done in Turkey by fully equipped and qualified surgeons give you that chance to become the you that makes you happy.
If you are interested in coming to Istanbul, Turkey for your liposuction procedure, contact us for a free consultation. One of our medical consultants will reach out to you as soon as possible. After talking and scheduling your date for your treatment, all you have to do is; book your flight, keep up with your before-surgery responsibilities, sit back, and relax!
Can’t wait to see you here!