Turkey Takes Medical Tourism to New Heights
A few years ago, if someone mentions Turkey, a collage of images of white beaches, historical monuments and sumptuous cuisine spring to mind.
Today when Turkey gets a mention, you think hair transplantation, plastic surgery and affordable dental care.
It comes as no surprise that Turkey is one of the world’s top medical tourism destinations.
According to Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey occupies the sixth position in the world’s most visited countries for medical tourism, inviting more than half a million tourists just last year.
The number of medical tourists rose from 109,000 in 2010 to 583,000 last year. Medical tourists visiting Turkey are mainly from Libya, Iraq and Germany.
During last decade, Turkey has witnessed a breakthrough in healthcare restructuring, raising the standards of healthcare services and continuously improving quality—while maintaining an affordable pricing policy.
Thanks to a state-led healthcare system reform and an influx of private investments, Turkey now is a viable and affordable alternative to costly healthcare services in Europe and the US.
With 46 Joint Commission International accredited hospitals and cosmetic surgery centers, Turkey’s medical infrastructure is a rising star in global medical tourism landscape.
The world’s hair transplant capital
Walking down Istiklal—Istanbul’s most popular avenue—in Taksim, it’s not uncommon to see gauze-clad, head-dotted hair transplant patients celebrating surgery success while indulging in a shopping spree.
Turkey has been synonymous with affordable hair transplantation treatments, served by a hair transplant clinic on every corner.
Hair transplant Turkey is a $1 billion industry. In Istanbul alone, there are around 350 clinics and roughly about 5,000 patients fly to Turkey each month to get their hair back.
Plastic surgery’s slice of the pie
Hair transplant is not the only cosmetic treatment that attracts medical tourists to Turkey, plastic surgery, too, enjoys a bigger piece of the pie.
The desire to look one’s best prompted hundreds of medical tourists to travel for plastic surgery Turkey, to undergo popular cosmetic treatments such as nose surgery, breast implants, liposuction and tummy tuck.
One of the commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in Europe is breast implants Turkey.
Plastic surgery clinics are well-known to offer high success rate in performing this treatment to women looking to increase the size of their breasts and enhance the shape of their figure.
Another popular cosmetic surgery sought after by numerous European patients is nose surgery Turkey. Nose surgery can correct issues such as nose symmetry, the bumps or depressions, and reduction of nostril size.
Affordable Dental Care
Affordable dentists Turkey allowed UK patients travel to Istanbul in packs to get their dental implants, dental crowns or dental veneers.
For those who are without dental insurance in UK or those who are waitlisted under public healthcare system, dental care in Turkey offers a viable alternative to expensive dental treatments.
Not to mention Turkey’s geographical edge as well as its unique cultural richness, medical tourists have more reasons to visit Turkey than restoring hair or getting dental implants.
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