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The Benefit of Cosmetic Surgery Abroad 

It is no secret cosmetic surgery is inexpensive abroad; patients in UK, USA, and Europe travel abroad because they know government bodies like NHS or insurance don't cover aesthetic treatments. So, they turn to private clinics, and mostly they are expensive.

And in some cases, if the treatment is covered, you need to be placed on a waiting list. Traveling abroad for cosmetic surgeries solves many of these issues and opens the possibilities for new innovative treatments with a higher success rate. For instance, there might be a specialty treatment you can't receive at home, but it is available abroad.

Some of the main benefit you will immediately experience from having cosmetic surgery abroad is:

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.

Spend your recovery period in a stress-free luxury environment

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

It is safe to have the procedure abroad. 

You will find 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.

Confidential and Private 

Some patients want to keep their medical choices private, so seeking treatment abroad provides them with more confidentiality. Medical tourism offers a solution to this problem; you can publicly announce you're going on holiday while seeking your treatment.

Doctors abroad speak and communicate in English. 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having the treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, the doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

 You can have access to one of Europe's leading cosmetic surgeons.

The geographical location plays a role. Turkey and Hungary have gained a reputation as top destinations for cosmetic surgeries. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to these destinations adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.

Tips For Choosing The Best Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Abroad 

  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients if possible. 
  • Prioritize the treatment you need to understand the type of treatment you need. Visit your local doctor and understand what treatment best suits your case.
  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the procedure plan you need. Visit your local doctor and check what treatment best suits your case.
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how many times they performed the treatment. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Ideal Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery Abroad  


You're an ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery if you're healthy, a non-smoker, and do not suffer from a severe illness that can impair healing. But you must be considered eligible by your doctor, depending on the cosmetic surgery you want

Cosmetic Surgery Cost Abroad

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

Country Estimated Cost

$8000 - $30,000


$4000 - $25,000


$2000 - $10,000


$4000 - $22,000


Cosmetic Surgery (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
  • Open weekends
  • 93% patients recommend
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • Premium facility
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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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What's Cosmetic Surgery? 

Cosmetic surgery is a surgical or non-surgical procedure that improves your aesthetic look. Cosmetic surgery is performed on all body areas, including the head, neck, and body, that need enhancement.

Cosmetic Surgery Vs. Plastic Surgery 

Cosmetic surgery prioritizes the enhancement and improvement of body parts. In comparison, plastic surgery prioritizes reconstructing damaged body parts due to birth disorders, injuries, burns, and diseases. 

Things You Should Avoid Before Cosmetic Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medication that causes blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Avoid smoking before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take in anything alcoholic before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 

How Is Cosmetic Surgery Performed?


The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery focus entirely on enhancing a patient's appearance. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. 

Since cosmetic surgeries treat areas that function correctly, cosmetic surgery is designated as elective. Cosmetic elective procedures are performed by doctors from various medical fields, including plastic surgeons.

Cosmetic Surgery Recovery Timeline


The recovery period will differ from one patient to another, and it depends on the extent of the procedure. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide you with the instruction you need to speed up your recovery.

Most cosmetic surgeries need a recovery period between two to four weeks. Expect to return to normal activities within four weeks.

Cosmetic Surgery Side Effects


Like any other surgical procedure, cosmetic surgery side effects include:

  • pain and discomfort
  • bleeding
  • infection

Cosmetic Surgery Success Rate:


The cosmetic surgery success rate varies depending on the procedure. For instance, rhinoplasty has a success rate of 85% - 90%, while Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has a success rate of 90%- 95%.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What's Cosmetic Surgery Meaning?

Cosmetic surgery is an invasive or non-invasive procedure that you can choose to have to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your body, face, or neck. The goal of the procedure is for cosmetic reasons and not medical purposes.

What Is The Most Common Cosmetic Surgery?

The most common cosmetic surgeries are breast augmentation, implant removals, breast lift, Buttock lift, and chin, cheek, or jaw reshaping.

How Much Does Cosmetic Surgery Cost Abroad?

The procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the cosmetic surgery treatment cost, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.