What is Cosmetic Tourism?

Where do the cosmetic procedures take place?

We are working in partnership with Estetik International, Turkey. Estetik International specializes in aesthetic, reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. The clinic has treated over 70,000 patients in nearly two decades and is renowned for its expert staff, state-of-the-art technology and the high quality of its facilities.

Estetik International pairs the most innovative technological advances and devices with experienced, highly trained doctors to ensure patients receive the best treatment possible.

The clinic regularly treats international patients and offers a range of useful services to make traveling for medical treatment easier. These include all-inclusive accommodation packages, transfers between the clinic, hotel and airport, interpreter services, online doctor consultations, and more.


Estetik International is one of the best, respected and recognised health group, in Turkey and awarded multiple certificates of quality, in the field of health. 

Estetik International gained global reputation for its, unique treatments and techniques developed by our founder Op. Dr. Bülent Cihantimur.

*With over 20 years of experience, our talented medical experts are amongst the best in there, respected fields.


Why choose to go abroad for cosmetic treatment done?

Whether abroad or at home, good cosmetic surgeons exist all over the world. It is the individual’s responsibility to be an informed patient and choose wisely. There are various advantages of a surgery performed abroad for medical tourists.

Being abroad means being away from family and friends. While in the process of cosmetic surgery, most people prefer to keep it under the rugs. Going out in social gatherings with stitches, bandages or in the recovery phase often becomes a little embarrassing for patients. A surgery abroad gives a convenient excuse of a holiday.

The most important part of a cosmetic surgery is the recovery of a patient, considering the surgery in one’s home country usually means going back to routine life as soon as the surgery is over. However, when the patient is abroad there is no hurry or mental stress to return to the daily chores. This helps the patient to recover faster and healthier.

An extended research for clinics abroad expands the options for patients even if there are doctors available in one’s home country. Sometimes the patients look for a specific procedure, a specialist centre in another country or a particular doctor. Travelling abroad for the surgery improves the choices letting patients get maximum expertise for their surgery.

Most healthcare systems in the countries do not classify cosmetic surgery as a medical necessity, which means patients have to pay for their own medical procedures. Cosmetic surgery is not a part of the basic healthcare insurance. Patients must explore the different options and choose wisely depending on the country which suits their needs.


Post-Operative Care

Once the cosmetic surgery is done, a definite period of recovery is required for every patient. It is best to spend this time in the chosen country of medical tourism, close to the doctor in case any complications arise. After surgery, the period of recovery recommended by surgeons can range from 2–7 days based on the type of surgery performed.

Spending ample amount of time in the healthcare centre after the cosmetic surgery is desired of the patients for better recovery and health. In case the patient begins to feel unwell and thinks it is a direct result of the cosmetic surgery, the doctor is close at hand to handle any complication. When returning back to the UK the health care professionals at Vanité clinic is at hand to help you through your recovery process, answer and questions or deal with any problems that may arise.

The patient should follow the instructions given by the doctor and hospital staff for as long as prescribed. Not doing so could result in serious issues which may not be rectified. It is advised to take plenty of fluids, eat healthy, avoid smoking, drinking and sunbathing for quick recovery.

To achieve a successful and improved result from the cosmetic surgery , it is essential to consider all the aspects of medical tourism abroad. There should be a clear understanding with the chosen healthcare provider about all aspects of the surgery. The patient can also seek legal advice if in doubt to ensure their rights are protected before travelling abroad.


What is the process for my cosmetic treatment?

When booking a cosmetic treatment with us we will firstly book you in to come and have your consultation with us where we will inform you in more detail about your procedure, then our healthcare professional will take some photos of you and take your medical details, which lets us know that you are healthy and are able to medically go through with this treatment, which we will then pass onto the doctor in Estetik International who will then get back to us with a price which we will pass over to you.

If you are unhappy with the price range and don’t wish to continue with your cosmetic journey that its fine, however if you wish to continue we will then set up an online consultation for you with the doctors in Turkey so you can ask them any questions and they can go into more detail with regards to your cosmetic procedure.

When you are happy to continue your cosmetic journey we will provide you with a package for your transport, accommodation and you’re after care. All we ask of you is to arrange your own flight tickets all other necessary travel arrangements will be available in our package. When your procedure has been successful and you are ready to return home our support at Vanité Clinic doesn’t end there we are there to support you and aid any worries or queries you may have.


What cosmetic treatments do you offer?

Estetik International offers a range of treatments:

  • Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Tummy Tuck / Liposuction
  • Hair Transplants
  • Veneers & Crowns
  • Dental Implants
We offer many other treatments which we can go into detail about on our website which you can access here.

Written By Mya Smith


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