Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

About the Department

Deals with plastic surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery (renovation surgery). Cosmetic surgery reshapes the normal body structures and develops the appearance of the individual and his perception of himself. Reconstructive surgery is applied on abnormal body structures that were formed in connection with the birth or those that have appeared afterwards, and its initial purpose is to recover the functions of the body structures that are affected as much as possible.

Aesthetic, Plastic And Reconstructive Surgeries That Are Performed Frequently

1)Application Areas Of Aesthetic – Cosmetic Interferences

  • Nose deformations
  • Deformations of facial bones
  • Deformations of jaw bone
  • Excessive lipoidosis in the abdomen, legs and arms, irregularities in fat accumulation
  • Disproportions in breast (largeness-smallness) and sagging breasts
  • Skin problems: wrinkles, undesired blots and tattoos, traces
  • Aging of the face: sagging, wrinkling of the skin and muscles of the face-neck
  • Lower-upper eyelid sagging

2) Reconstruction Of Congenital Deficiencies And Developmental Abnormalities

  • Birthmarks, nevus, hemangiomas
  • Abnormal breast development
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Hand, finger and arm anomalies
  • Face, facial bones and skull anomalies
  • Flap-ear and other ear anomalies
  • Urogenital system development anomalies in males and females

3) Reconstruction Of Anomalies That Are Developed  Because of Trauma Or Diseases

  • Incisions, scars
  • Treatment of burns and burn sequelas
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Cancer surgery and reconstruction in the head, neck, body and extremities
  • Losses and deformities in the breast that is gained after cancer or injuries
  • Non-healing injuries, bed compression injuries
  • Emergency finger, hand and arm injuries, losses
  • Jaw injuries, fractures, jaw joint disorders
  • Facial bone fractures, face injuries, facial paralysis
  • Eyelid injuries or disorders that prevent vision
  • All types of soft tissue deficiencies that are formed after accidents

Aesthetic Nasal Surgery - Rhinoplasty

Performed Surgical Interference: Reconstruction of the nose by making it smaller or bigger. Nose hump correction, nostril reduction and nose tip refinement and reshaping. In the meantime, correction of the septum deviations that are available.

  • Duration of operation: 1-3 hours
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia
  • Hospitalization: 0 - 1 day
  • Possible ailments: Swelling around the eye, bruises, temporary headache, and small leakages in the first 2 days
  • Risks: Irregularities that may require revision

Healing period:

  • There will be a tampon in the nose for 48 hours after the operation, nose plaster is used in the first 1 week, and nose bandage is used in the second week
  • Return to work: 1-2 weeks
  • Severe exercise: 2-3 weeks
  • Not to wear eyeglasses – protection from strokes for 8 weeks
  • Complete disappearance of swellings: 2 months
  • Final form of the nose that will not change: 1 year

Fat Removal - Liposuction

  • Performed Surgical Interference: Shaping of body by suction of the surplus fat tissues that are resistant towards exercise and diet. Areas where the procedure is most frequently performed: hips, abdomen and its perimeter, legs, arms, neck-gill
  • Duration of operation: Generally 1- 2 hours, occasionally 3 hours
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia, local or epidural anaesthesia
  • Hospitalization: Patients do not generally stay at the hospital or they may stay for 1 day
  • Possible ailments: Temporary bruises, swelling, sensitivity or loss of sensation
  • Risks: Asymmetry, irregularities in the skin, application of excessive amounts of fluid or loss of fluid in excessive amounts

Healing period:

  • Healing period: various corsets are worn according to the size of the area where liposuction is performed
  • Return to work: 1-2 weeks
  • Severe exercise: 3-4 weeks
  • Complete disappearance of swellings and bruises: 1-6 months
  • Diet and exercise programs must be applied

Face Lift/ Brow Lift

  • Performed Surgical Interference: Sagged – wrinkled skin in the face-neck and brow area and surplus fat tissues are taken also face is lifted and rejuvenated by applying muscles and skin hangers
  • Duration of operation: 3 hours, it may be shorter or longer according to the amount required: 2-4 hours
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia, local anaesthesia under sedation for regional interferences
  • Hospitalization: 1-2 days, In Brow Lift: 0-1 day
  • Possible ailments: Temporary bruises and swelling, sensitivity or loss of sensation in the skin and temporary feeling of tension. Dry skin
  • Risks: Damage in the facial nerves: mostly in relation with the swelling and rarely permanent or temporary based on the damage.  Asymmetry in the brow

Healing period:

  • Return to work: 14-20 days
  • Severe exercise: 2 weeks
  • Healing of bruises: 2-3 weeks
  • Protection from the sun: 4-6 months


  • Performed Surgical Interference: Removal of the surplus fat and skin that are occurred in the abdomen and tummy area plus thinning and compression of the abdominal wall
  • Duration of operation: 2 hours - 3 hours
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia
  • Hospitalization: Duration of hospitalization varies according to the condition of the patient and duration of the operation. 2 – 4 days
  • Possible ailments: Temporary pain, swelling, sensitivity and bruises that may remain for several weeks on the skin of the abdomen
  • Risks: Infection, bleeding under the skin, scar being significant because of bad healing and skin damage

Healing period:

  • Return to work: 2-4 weeks, corset is worn during this period
  • Severe exercise: 4-6 weeks
  • Period required for the marks to become flat and indistinct: 3 months - 2 years

Breast Augmentation

  • Performed Surgical Interference: Beautification of the sizes and shapes of the breasts via various types of breast prosthesis
  • Duration of operation: 40 minutes -2 hours
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia under sedation
  • Hospitalization: Generally not necessary, 0-1 day
  • Possible ailments: Temporary ache, swelling, temporary decrease in the sense of the nipple. Sensitivity in the breast towards touching for several weeks
  • Risks: Formation of a stiff sheath around the prosthesis that is in the breast (capsular contracture), general surgery risks such as bleeding and infection, increase or decrease in the sensitivity of the nipple, may require an experienced radiologist on the subject in the subsequent mammographies

Healing period:

  • Return to work: 1-3 work
  • Physical contact with the breasts in 2-3 weeks, during this period sports bra is worn
  • Fading of marks: 2-4 months


  • Performed Surgical Interference: Lifting and reshaping of the sagging breasts and nipples
  • Duration of operation: 1- 3 hours
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia under sedation in very restricted interferences
  • Hospitalization: Generally 1 day, no overnight stay in small interferences.
  • Possible ailments: Temporary bruises, swelling, loss of sensitivity, temporary drying in the skin, operation marks
  • Risks: Marks becoming distinctive, infection, skin damages, asymmetry in nipples, loss of sensitivity in the skin

Healing period:

  • Post operation, bandage and bra are worn until the healing at the suture areas.
  • Return to work: 1-2 weeks
  • Severe exercise: 1 month
  • Fading of marks: several months-1 year

Aesthetic Surgery Of Eyelids- Blepharoplasty

  • Performed Surgical Interference: Removal of sagging and pouching by removal of surplus skin-fat and muscles
  • Duration of operation: 30 minutes - 2 hours.  Varies according to the following applications; upper, lower and upper + lower eyelid
  • Anaesthesia conditions: General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia under sedation.
  • Hospitalization: No need for overnight stay, the patient is temporarily followed for a period or 1 day.
  • Possible ailments: Temporary feeling of tension and bruises, eye drying or wetting, temporary itching in the eyes
  • Risks: Bleeding ( The usage of drugs that may increase bleeding must be stopped 2 weeks before the operation), infection, rare contraction at the lower lid

Healing period:

  • Return to work: 7-10 days
  • Reading: 3rd day
  • Contact lens usage: 2nd week
  • Fading of bruises completely: 2 weeks

Doctors of Department