PLASTIC SURGERY
It is a surgical branch dealing with eliminating congenital or acquired abnormalities, share and function disorders and with the body appearance.
Plastic Surgery

What is plastic surgery? 

Plastic is a surgical branch dealing with eliminating congenital or acquired abnormalities, share and function disorders and with the body appearance.

The most frequent surgeries performed at the plastic, reconstructive and aesthetical surgery department of our hospitals in Turkey include:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Breast surgeries; breast agumentation, breast reduction, mastopexy
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Face lift
  • Prominent ear surgery
  • Cleft lift and cleft palate surgeries
  • Treatment of benign and malignant skin tumors

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery is a nose surgery that repair the shape and change the size of the nose. According to the patient’s medical condition and expectations, nose shape can be changed, nose bridge can be modified, deformities can be reparied and breathing problems can be corrected.

How is rhinoplasty surgery performed?

Rhinoplasty surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes usually maximum 2 hours.

The surgeons usually make a small cut inside the nostrils and release some bone and cartilage to reshape the nose. In some cases, bone grafting may require to reshape a new bridge or nose tip.

Before the surgery 

Before giving surgery decision you are advised to talk with your doctor about your expectations and it is important to have a realistic expectations. Your doctor will show you a stimulation with using a computer software to show  what your results might be.

Before the surgery eating healthy diet, quiting smoking and some medications which are containing aspirin is required. Also your doctor have some additional recommendations and it is important to follow these recommendations.

After the surgery 

You may stay one night in the hospital or you may discharge in the same day according to your medical condition. You may have pain and headache after the surgery. 4 to 5 days after the surgery a control examination is required and during this examination usually the nasal pack is removed.

Your recovery period takes severek weeks and during this time you should be careful not to blow your nose and you are recommended to avoid extreme activities. Additionally, you may recommended to not use eyeglasses or sunglasses for a while.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure which is performed to remove overly fat from different parts of the body.

How is liposuction performed? 

Liposuction can be performed for arms, abdominal area, breasts, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Generally, the surgery is performed under general anesthesia when a volumed area is being removed. There are different methods of liposution such as suction assisted, laser assisted, ultrasound-sssisted and tumescent. According to amount of fat and your body type, the best method for you will be determined by your doctor.

The surgery takes a couple of hours, the duration of surgery changes according to the amount of fat and range of area.

Before the surgery

Liposuction could not provide weight loss, it helps looking firmer. Before the surgery eating healthy, quitting smoking and some medications which are containing aspirin are required. Also your doctor have some additional recommendations and it is important to follow these recommendations.

After the surgery 

After the surgery, your doctor will give you painkillers and antibiotics to prevent pain and swellings. If you have a liposuction for a limited area you may discharge at the same day otherwise you may stay one night in the hospital after the surgery.

Recovery period usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. To stay in the same weight after the surgery will help to receive benefit from the surgery. The results of liposuction may be visible in a year.

What is a facelift?

Facelift is a surgical procedure that reduces the signs of wrinkles and creases in the face and neck and helps to appear younger.

How is facelift surgery performed?

Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximatley 2 to 4 hours. The duration of surgery depends on the area of face intervended and which technique is used. There are many different procedures and techniques for facelift surgery. During the facelift surgery different procedures can be done regarding to area of the face that requires treatment.

Before the surgery 

Before giving surgery decision you are advised to talk with your doctor about your expectations.The surgery could not avoid aging so it is important to have a realistic expectations. Before the surgery eating healthy diet, quiting smoking and some medications which are containing aspirin is required.  Also your doctor have some additional recommendations and it is important to follow these recommendations.

After the surgery

After the surgery you may have a mild pain and you may stay one night in the hospital after the surgery. Dressings will be removed after approximately after 4 to 5 days.

Recovery period takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks and during this period you are recommended to avoid extreme activities.

What is a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure which is performed to increase the size and/or equalize the shape of the breasts.

How is breast augmentation performed? 

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Breast implants are used during the surgery. The breast implant is put in through a single cut. The cut will be made below your breast, under your arm or around the nipples.

Before the surgery

Before giving surgery decision you are advised to talk with your plastic surgeon about your expectations. Since the surgery could not prevent sagging we suggest you to have a relistic approach. Also, we could not have lifetime guarantee for breast implants and after the surgery you are advised regular control examinations. 

Before  the surgery your doctor may have some recommendations such as quitting smoking and some medications which contain aspirin. It is very important to follow these recommendations.

After the surgery

After the surgery you might have a mild pain and swellings. You may stay one night in the hospital after the surgery. Recovery period usually takes one week and during this period you are recommended to avoid heavy activities. Before start doing daily activities you are advised to take your doctors confirmation.

What is cleft lip and palate repair?

Cleft lip and cleft palate repair is a surgical procedure that fix deformities of the upper lip and palate which occurs before child birth.

How is cleft lip and palate repair performed? 

Cleft lift repair is a correction of lip defect. Cleft lip may cause some diffuculties with feeding and talking or it may cause some ear infections. The surgery is usually performed  between 6 to 12 after birth under general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes 2 to 4 hours.

Cleft palate repair is a correction of  the hole in the roof of the mouth and it may causes same diffuculties like cleft lip. Cleft palate repair is usually performed around the  age of 1 under general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes 2 to 4 hours.

Before the surgery 

Before giving surgery decision you are advised to talk with your doctor about your expectations. Regarding to general anesthesia your doctor will have recommendations such as not eating and drinking before the surgery.

After the surgery 

After the surgeries generally 5 to 6 days of hospital stay is required. The IV nutrition is given after the surgery and gradually start to drink liquids and semi-solid foods with doctor confirmation.The recovery period takes aprroximately one month. Wound care after surgery is very important. Your doctor or your nurse will inform you how to clean the wound. Also to avoid infection antibiotic treatment may be given.

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