Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is a branch of medicine that deals with :

Reconstructing body parts, restoring functionality and aesthetics to areas damaged by trauma, burns or disease

Improving the body’s appearance, working on the face, body and breasts to create harmony and beauty

Correct aesthetic defects, resolving congenital or acquired imperfections

What are the differences between reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery?

Reconstructive plastic surgery focuses on restoring both functionality and aesthetics to damaged body parts, aiming to help patients recover from injuries, congenital deformities, or medical conditions that affect their physical capabilities and appearance.

On the other hand, plastic and aesthetic surgery primarily aims to enhance the body’s appearance based on individual preferences and desires. This branch of surgery involves procedures that are often elective and focus on refining or altering physical features to achieve a desired aesthetic outcome, rather than addressing functional impairment or medical necessity.

While both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery involve skilled surgical techniques and advancements in plastic surgery, their primary goals and the reasons for undergoing these procedures differ significantly.


What is reconstructive plastic surgery?

Reconstructive plastic surgery is used in cases of :

  • congenital malformations
  • breast reconstruction after oncological operations
  • burns
  • correction of scars or consequences of trauma
  • tumors (cutaneous oncology)
  • reconstruction of damaged tissue following trauma
  • obesity: removal of excess skin after major weight loss
  • eye and eyelid surgery


What does plastic and aesthetic surgery involve?

Plastic and aesthetic surgery is performed on :


  • face (facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty)
  • body (addition and reduction mammoplasty, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, liposuction)
  • skin imperfections (scars, blemishes)

Who is a plastic surgeon?

A plastic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in this branch of medicine. He or she has acquired in-depth knowledge and expertise in the following fieldsĀ :


  • human anatomy
  • surgical techniques
  • innovative materials and technologies

What conditions does it treat?

Plastic surgery treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the whole body, including the correction of aesthetic, malformative, neoplastic, post-traumatic and functional defects such as :

  • facial imperfections: ectropion, entropion, eyelid ptosis, wrinkles, bags under the eyes, sagging skin
  • body imperfections: fat belly, wide hips, breast enlargement or reduction operations
  • aesthetic defects: scars, skin imperfections, dilated capillaries
  • trauma of all kinds: burns, deep wounds
  • congenital malformations: cleft lip, cleft palate, polydactyly
  • tumors: removal of tumors from the skin or other tissues

When to consult a plastic surgeon

A visit to a plastic surgeon can be useful to receive a precise, personalized diagnosis and full information on possible treatment options. It’s important to remember that every case is individual, and the plastic surgeon will assess the patient’s specific situation to recommend the most suitable treatment. The aim of plastic surgery is not aesthetic perfection, but rather to achieve a natural, harmonious result that improves the patient’s quality of life.

A pre-operative interview is recommended to discuss the patient’s expectations and provide full information on the risks and benefits of surgery.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery with Turkey

The Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery provides specialized visits and treatments for all reconstructive and aesthetic surgery needs. The team is made up of highly qualified plastic surgeons in Turkey with many years of experience who, thanks to the use of certified processes and protocols, state-of-the-art equipment and a vast network of services available in our large health facility, offer a wide range of personalized procedures.


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