Türkiye’s medical tourism industry is experiencing a significant upswing, propelled by the demand for cosmetic surgeries such as Mommy Makeover, Brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and breast aesthetics. Esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Salih Onur Basat has observed a rise in these comprehensive procedures and predicts that this demand will continue to escalate in 2024.

The health tourism sector in Türkiye is achieving impressive progress. The 2023 Tourism Sector Assessment report by EY (Ernst & Young), released in November, indicates a growing interest in health tourism in Türkiye, with nearly 750 thousand visitors coming to the country solely for health services in the first half of 2023.

Renowned Türkiye-based plastic surgeon Dr. Salih Onur Basat explores the factors contributing to Türkiye’s rising prominence in aesthetic surgeries. “I anticipate that the increasing demand for Brazilian butt lift (BBL), tummy tuck, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and breast aesthetic surgeries in Turkey will persist into 2024.”

Türkiye is swiftly emerging as a centre of excellence for elective surgery

Dr. Basat elaborates, “Türkiye has become a global destination for high-quality, affordable elective, reconstructive surgery, thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise of our medical professionals.” He draws attention to the high standard of Türkiye’s health infrastructure and its commitment to improving quality with proficient doctors and healthcare staff.

An all-encompassing approach to post-pregnancy body rejuvenation

The Mommy Makeover, which includes breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction, is particularly popular among international patients. Dr. Basat underscores its bespoke approach, catering to the specific bodily changes following childbirth. He stresses the importance of rest and following postoperative instructions for the best recovery results. Beyond the Mommy Makeover, Türkiye offers a wide range of cosmetic surgeries, including breast aesthetics, BBL, liposuction, tummy tuck, and rhinoplasty.

International patients seeking a holistic experience in Türkiye should choose a registered clinic

“To achieve desired results, it’s crucial to select a specialised surgeon and have realistic post-operative expectations,” advises Dr. Basat for those considering surgery in Türkiye. Looking forward, Türkiye’s health tourism sector aims to reach a towering goal of US$ 20 billion, driven by its robust health infrastructure and the excellence of its medical practitioners.

As Türkiye continues to stand out in health tourism, offering top-tier cosmetic and medical procedures, it remains a highly attractive destination for global patients seeking quality, affordability, and expertise in healthcare.