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The Benefit of Breast Reconstruction Abroad 

Breast Reconstruction is a delicate treatment for patients looking to regain their self-confidence and beauty. But unfortunately, reconstructive surgeries need experienced surgeons who may or may not be available in your country. And the cost to afford these top-tier surgeons is expensive; that's what encourages most breast reconstruction patients to travel abroad to find treatment.

Other benefits of having breast reconstruction abroad are:

Excellent surgeons

Renowned institutions with international accreditations have top-class surgeons, and they are trained and with years of experience. You can evaluate their experience based on the awards and credentials on their website or the clinic website.

You can access more treatment options. 

Traveling abroad will open other possibilities or introduce a better, more effective treatment.

You get access to superior patient care services. 

Most doctors usually see their patients once a month. So, an average doctor spends fewer than seven minutes with a patient. Ultimately, this means that patients don't experience good patient care services from their doctors.

On the other hand, you can expect to be treated with care and respect. Surgeons abroad in established hospitals take time to talk to patients.

Renowned clinics are regulated by international bodies. 

The surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI and the International Organization for Standardization ISO. Most clinics must apply for accreditation and renew it annually.

Affordability doesn't compromise the quality of the treatment. 

The quality isn't compromised for affordability. The surgeons are well versed in cosmetic surgeries and have years of experience. Some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care and expertise in these clinics abroad is as good as those in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better.

Tips For Choosing The Best Breast Reconstruction Clinic Abroad 

  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how many times they performed the treatment.
  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad:  research the clinic you plan to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the dentist's expertise, reviews, and credentials. 
  • Check the local regulation: It is essential to know how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country. This will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.

Ideal Candidate for Breast Reconstruction Abroad  

Patients diagnosed with stage I or stage II breast cancer want to have a mastectomy.  

Breast Reconstruction Cost Abroad. 

The factors that affect the Breast Reconstruction cost abroad are the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country Estimated Cost

$5000 - $10,000


$10,000 - $30,000




$8000 - $10,000

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

Breast Reconstruction Clinics(67 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ treatments(operations) last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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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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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Zeynep Sevim, on Apr 28, 2023

How Is the Surgery Performed? 

Breast reconstruction is a surgery performed on patients who had a mastectomy or lumpectomy to recreate the patient's breast. Sometimes it needs many surgeries, and your surgeon can use a few new breast reconstruction techniques depending on your case; some use silicone or saline breast implants. Another method uses a flap of tissues from your body (lower belly).

Breast reconstruction surgery is a standard procedure after treating breast cancer. It could happen months or years later. 

Breast Reconstruction Recovery Timeline 

Your stay in the hospital depends on your recovery. The recovery period will differ from one patient to another. In the first two days after the surgery, you will feel discomfort, and follow a medication plan to reduce the pain. Also, you might need IV fluids during this period.

You will need to avoid lifting heavy objects and performing demanding activities. Typically your wounds will need six to eight weeks to heal.

Breast Reconstruction Side Effects

  • Infection risks
  • Anesthesia risks: swelling and nausea
  • Pain and discomfort 
  • Numbness and tingling  

Breast Reconstruction Success Rate:

Breast Reconstruction has a success rate of 98%

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best option for breast reconstruction?

The pre-pectoral procedure is the most minimally invasive breast reconstruction option. Your doctor can perform a mastectomy by removing breast tissue through a small incision underneath the breast. A tissue expander can be placed on top of the muscle through this incision to create a breast mound.

How long does breast reconstruction take to heal? (breast reconstruction flap vs implant)

Most patients can get back to their routine within 6 - 8 weeks after the surgery. Patients using flap Implants can experience faster recovery.

Is breast reconstruction a major surgery?

Breast reconstruction is major surgery; you will need to spend a few days in the hospital under medical supervision.

Is breast reconstruction cost abroad affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the breast reconstruction cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.