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Advantages of Having Breast Implant Abroad

Breast implant surgery is in the top 5 cosmetic treatments globally. A breast implant is the most sought treatment for many women to improve their physical appearance and confidence.

Most patients are drawn by the cost of having a breast implant abroad. The treatment abroad can be affordable because the cost of living is cheaper compared to US or UK.

There are other appeals to having breast implants abroad:

Modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment 

The facilities house the newest equipment. Popular destinations for medical tourism like Poland, Turkey, and Hungary have some of the most equipped clinics to offer world-class treatment.

Luxury holiday coupled with breast implant treatment  

Most patients travel abroad to have a breast implant; their primary goal is treatment. But they understand it is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences before or after their breast implant surgery.

Highly experienced surgeons

The surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI or International Organization for Standardization ISO.

Breast implant is affordable abroad

The affordability of breast implant surgery abroad doesn't affect the quality of treatment. The surgeons have a similar experience as your native country's doctors, if not more. Cost is lower because the living expense in these countries is lower if you compare it to US or UK.

The Ideal Candidate For Breast Implant

Any patient with stable physical and mental health can have breast implants abroad. But if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, it isn't suitable for you. Patients with severe illnesses or medical conditions are not ideal candidates.

Breast Implant Cost Abroad 

The factors that affect the cost of breast implant treatment abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country Estimated Cost

€5000 - €10,000


€5000 - €10,000


€3650 - €4175


€6000 - €12,000

Learn more about Breast Implants in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Breast Implants (68 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Accredited by JCI
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ treatments(operations) last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
Estethica Atasehir Verified
  • Premium facility
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • 93% patients recommend
  • Open weekends
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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Dr. Sema Ozden Clinic
Izmir, Turkey
Dr. Sema Ozden Clinic Verified
  • Recently renovated clinic
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • High review rate
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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Erdem Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Erdem Hospital Verified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Uses the top-notch technology
  • 20,000 square meters
  • 150-bed capacity
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Ekol Hospitals Izmir
Izmir, Turkey
Ekol Hospitals Izmir Verified
  • Has world-class specialists
  • High review rate
  • Monitored by the Quality Management Unit
  • Using the most advanced technology
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Istanbul, Turkey
Esteworld Verified
  • ISO 9001-2008 Certified
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Premium facility
  • High review rate
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Kent Hospital
Izmir, Turkey
Kent Hospital Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Advanced technology investment
  • 1000+ treatments last year
  • Founded in 2008
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital Verified
  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • High review rate
  • Online doctor consultations
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Who is not a good candidate for breast implants?

Breast implants are not recommended for patients that suffer from any type of infection in the body, women who are breastfeeding or pregnant, and women battling cancer.

How long should you stay in the hospital after the surgery? 

Usually, an overnight stay is not required.

How long is the procedure? 

Breast implant surgery will take around 1 hour.

How many days should I travel/stay abroad to do the treatment?

5 to 7 days.

What you should avoid before the surgery? 

The patient should not take any medications containing aspirin, vitamin E, anti-inflammatory medication, or ibuprofen for at least 10 days before the surgery.

Smoking is prohibited for at least 2 weeks before and after the surgery as it can interfere with the anesthesia. Alcohol is prohibited at least 1 week before and after the surgery.

The recovery timeline 

The patient can usually return to work and normal activities in around 5-7 days. Physical exercise is allowed around 2-3 weeks after surgery. During the recovery period, the patient will be provided with a medical bra and a set of instructions from the doctor.

These instructions need to be followed very carefully in order to ensure the success of the procedure.

Does the surgery leave scars?

Scars depend heavily on the area where the incision will be made. Scars made in the inframammary fold will fade away in a couple of months but they will never disappear completely.

Do breast implants shorten your life?

A 2017 survey on breast implant complications sets the rate at around 2%. Complications can include:

  • Developing capsule contracture 
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding 
  • Implant ruptures 
  • Breast ptosis 

Side effects of breast implants 

The patient may feel nausea from general anesthesia, inflammation, bruising, and a lot of swelling during the first 2 or 3 weeks after surgery. Painkillers can be used to soothe some of these post-operatory effects.

Breast implants success rate

Breast implants have a success rate of 98%.

What to expect after breast implants 

Women experience higher self-esteem, an increase in libido, higher feelings of attractiveness, and a general increase in life satisfaction after a breast implant surgery.

How many days should I travel/stay abroad to do the treatment?

5 to 7 days.

When can I get back to sports after the surgery? 

You can get back to sports after 2 - 3 weeks.

Types of Breast Implants

There are many types of breast implants, with different advantages and disadvantages. 

Traditional Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Traditional silicone gel breast implants are made from silicone gel. These implants are approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in breast reconstruction procedures as well as breast enhancement surgery for patients over the age of 22.

Silicone gel implants feel more like natural breast tissue compared to saline solution implants. 


  • These are the most common types of implants used for breast augmentation due to their look and feel.
  • Rippling of the implants is less likely to happen, compared to saline solution implants.
  • Silicone gel breast implants are the softest and most natural-looking implants.


  • They are not available in a teardrop shape, only around one.
  • If a silicone gel implant ruptures, the gel will remain inside the shell or inside the implant pocket, making it difficult to detect.
  • Silicone gel implants are pre-filled, meaning that they require a larger incision as opposed to saline implants. This also means that they usually cannot be placed through the belly button, underarm, or areola.

Form Stable Implants

Form stable breast implants, also known as “Gummy Bear Implants” or highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants are made from a highly cohesive gel that makes them firmer and thicker compared to traditional silicone gel implants. These types of implants are becoming more and more popular among patients due to the results they offer.


  • Form stable implants offer better long-term performance compared to regular silicone gel implants or saline implants. This includes lower rates of capsular contracture, rippling, or rupture.
  • They are better able to maintain their position and shape, with a lower rate of malposition.
  • These implants are available in both anatomic or teardrop shapes as well as round shapes.
  • Teardrop-shaped form stable implants offer a more natural-looking result compared to round implants, but with a firmer feel.


  • Form-stable implants feel somewhat firmer compared to traditional silicone gel implants.
  • Placing these implants usually requires a longer incision in the skin, making it impossible to place them through the belly button, underarm, or areola.
  • Shaped form-stable implants have a chance of malrotation, while round implants do not carry this risk.
  • Shaped highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants are somewhat more expensive than other implant options.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are implants filled with sterile saltwater. These implants are usually less popular among patients nowadays.


  • Saline breast implants can be adjusted during surgery, making them a good choice for patients with unequal breast sizes.
  • These implants require a slightly smaller incision for placement.
  • Implant ruptures are much easier to detect with saline breast implants.
  • They are more affordable than their silicone gel counterparts.


  • Saline breast implants are firmer than their silicone counterparts.
  • Rippling or rupture of the implant is more likely with saline implants.
  • Saline implants tend to weigh more than silicone gel implants.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in 2023.