How To Plan For Your Recovery After Surgery In Turkey
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How To Plan For Your Recovery After Surgery In Turkey

Turkey is a popular destination for all kinds of cosmetic and medical procedures, from liposuction to dental work. Cosmetic surgery in Turkey is particularly popular with patients from the UK as these elective surgeries can cost considerable amounts at premier London clinics. 

Wherever you go for your chosen procedure, it's important to be clear on the process and in particular your recovery. Compression garments should form a key part of that recovery as they enhance results and ensure effective healing. 

Here we explore why patients choose Turkey for cosmetic surgery and list the most popular procedures. We also give our recommendations for the best compression garments to use to ensure a healthy recovery. 

Why Are People Choosing Turkey For Surgical Procedures?

The primary reason people choose Turkey for their surgical procedures is the price. Turkey is cheaper than many other destinations, including the UK, for cosmetic and medical procedures due to the favourable exchange rates, a competitive local healthcare market and the lower cost of living in Turkey. 

Most Popular Procedures In Turkey

  1. Rhinoplasty – Nose reshaping, can include bone, cartilage and skin.
  2. Breast Augmentation – This includes implants, shaping and explant surgeries.
  3. Liposuction – Removal of unwanted fat from various parts of the body.
  4. Blepharoplasty – AKA eyelid surgery, removing signs of ageing and excess skin. 
  5. Abdominoplasty – Tummy tucks, removing skin and fat to shape the abdomen area.
  6. Otoplasty – Changing ear shape, size and/or position.
  7. Bichectomy - Fat removal from cheeks to change lower face shape.
  8. Butt Augmentation – Including butt shaping and BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift).

Many different cosmetic and plastic surgeries, as well as elective medical procedures, are carried out in Turkey. The most common tend to be for cosmetic purposes. 

Planning Your Surgery In Turkey

As with all cosmetic procedures, it's important to be aware of the potential risks. 

When planning a surgery in Turkey, you should aim to:

  • Research your chosen cosmetic surgery – check you understand the steps of the procedure, the range of results and the potential issues that could occur.
  • Explore testimonials of your chosen surgeon/surgery practice – make sure to thoroughly research what others have said, not just what the website of the provider says.
  • Speak to your GP about your health and how cosmetic surgery might impact you, especially if you have any existing medical conditions.

Planning Your Recovery From Surgical Procedures In Turkey

Whatever your medical procedure in Turkey, your surgeon will recommend ways to support your recovery. They will let you know how long it will take to recover, how much rest will be required, what wound cleaning and redressing will be needed, etc. 

For many cosmetic procedures and plastic surgeries, compression garments will be recommended to improve recovery time, reduce the risk of complications and improve results. Compression garments won't always be provided by your surgeon so it's important to research what garments have helped other patients recover from your chosen surgery.

Recommended Compression Garments & The Surgeries They Help With

Compression garments are recommended for a range of surgical procedures, particularly those that cover large areas of your body, such as your chest or legs. Compression garments won't typically be advised for small area surgeries, like eye surgery. 

Based on the popular procedures in Turkey, here are some of the compression garments that you might consider to support your recovery.

  • For Breast Augmentation – Compression bras and bands help to support your chest following a change in breast size and shape. They come in two stages to support your recovery journey. These bras are suitable for breast implants, reductions and uplifts.
  • For Mastectomies, Top Surgery and Implant Removal (without replacement) – Explant bras and minimizer vests offer ample chest coverage and support for breast removal surgeries.
  • For Liposuction – Various compression garments are available to discreetly support your liposuction target areas, including girdles, bodysuits, leotards, shorts and leggings.
  • For Tummy Tucks – Abdominoplasty compression garments ensure targeted, firm but comfortable support across your abdomen during tummy tuck surgery recovery. Compression garments include side fastening girdles, panel binders and leotards. 
  • For Butt Augmentation & BBL – These compression garments offer support across the buttocks area, ideal post-BLL or fat transfer, as well as support and shaping for the lower body and legs.

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