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Fat Transfer in Turkey

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Autologous fat transfer surgery, also known as fat grafting surgery or fat injections is a type of plastic surgery procedure in which fatty tissue is transferred from areas with excess fat, to areas lacking in volume. Men and women from all around the world use this type of procedure in order to improve their aesthetical appearance. During fat transfer surgery or fat grafting surgery, fat is usually harvested from the abdomen, outer thighs and buttocks. The fat is then reinjected into the body through a process called fat injection – patients usually inject the fat in areas such as the hands, breasts, face or buttocks.

There are a few types of autologous fat transfer surgery or fat grafting surgery, depending on the areas where the fat is injected into the body:

● Fat transfer to face – This technique is a good choice for patients with laugh lines, smile lines, facial creases, acne scars, deep lines between the nose and mouth, forehead wrinkles or other skin depressions.
● Fat transfer breast augmentation or fat transfer to breast – This technique is recommended for patients who desire a small increase in bust size.
● Fat grafting breast reconstruction – Fat transfer surgery is useful for patients suffering from breast defects. It can also be used as a means for total breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
● Fat transfer to buttocks – This technique is called Brazilian butt lift.
● Hand rejuvenation with fat transfer surgery – patients can improve the look of their hands, making them appear much younger with this technique.
● Fat transfer to lips – The harvested fat can be injected into the patient’s lips, making them much fuller.

Fat Transfer Candidates

Patients with creases or defects in the buttocks, face, bust, hands can benefit from fat transfer surgery.

Am I Suitable for Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer surgery or fat grafting surgery is not recommended for underweight patients. Patients usually need to be a bit overweight for this surgery. Patients need to be in good health before going in for fat transfer surgery.

Preparing for Fat Transfer

Heavy smokers need to quit smoking at least a month before going in for fat transfer surgery as it can have a negative effect on the fat grafting surgery’s outcome. Blood thinners are not allowed at least 2 weeks before the surgery.

How is Fat Transfer Performed?

Fat grafting surgery requires either local or general anaesthesia. Once the anaesthesia kicks in, the surgeon can begin harvesting the extra fat through liposuction. The harvested fat is then reinjected into the patient’s face, hands, buttocks or bust, according to a pre-set objective. Once the surgeon is pleased with the result, the fat grafting recovery period can begin.

Fat Transfer Summary


Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

An overnight stay may be required

Back to Work

1 week

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Minimum Stay

1 week

Back to Sports

2 weeks

Fat Transfer Recovery

The fat grafting surgery recovery period depends on where the fat is harvested from, the area where it is reinjected and the amount of fat used. Patients can usually return to work in around 2 weeks , but some swelling will remain up until the third week.

Fat Transfer Risks and Complications

Fat grafting surgery complications can include:

● A negative reaction to anaesthesia
● Infection in the area where the fat is harvested
● Temporary sensory impairment
● Scarring
● Damage to tissues in the liposuction area
● Revision surgery

Fat Transfer Side Effects

Fat grafting surgery patients can experience swelling and bruising during the first week following the surgery. After the first week, these post-operatory side effects will slowly subside. During the second week the bruising will subside altogether but some swelling will still remain. Sports should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure, and smoking is strongly prohibited at least a month after the surgery.

Fat Transfer Success Rates

A survey based on 309 fat grafting surgery patients sets the satisfaction rate at 84%. Patients need to be realistic about the procedure and what it can achieve.

Before and After Fat Transfer

Fat grafting surgery is a safe procedure which provides long lasting results to patients. It’s worthy to note that patients need to maintain their weight in order to maintain their surgical results.

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
18 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Mediface Health Group

Antalya, Turkey
3 reviews
FROM€ 1,065
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
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Fat Transfer Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Fat Transfer price in Turkey is € 1,000. Average Fat Transfer cost in Turkey is € 1,033 where prices can go as high as € 1,065.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 11 Plastic Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Fat Transfer procedures. These Plastic Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISCT. Popular Fat Transfer destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Muğla.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Fat Transfer. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Fat Transfer quote. For a more accurate Fat Transfer price quote, please click HERE.


Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.


Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 

● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Fat Transfer FAQ

How long will my fat transfer surgery results last?

Fat transfer surgery results last practically indefinitely. The patient is only required to maintain a stable weight after the surgery in order for the fat grafting surgery results to last.

Will the skin around the donor site become saggy once the fat is removed?

Fat transfer surgery will not make your skin sag in any way. The amount of fat which can be harvested safely is limited, in order to make sure that the skin doesn’t become droopy after fat grafting surgery.

Are there any fat transfer surgery alternatives?

Yes, dermal fillers.