skip to Main Content
United Kingdom: +44 20 8133 4834 Nederland: +31 686 07 8924 +90 Nederlands

What to Do After your Medical Treatment in Istanbul

What to do after medical treatment in Istanbul. Traveling abroad for a medical treatment doesn’t necessarily mean you skimp on fun time. During your followup meeting with the doctor, he will give you instructions on what to do after your treatment–and whether you will be able to go out sightseeing in the city. Be sure to check with them ahead of time to avoid surgery complications.

Whether you are recovering from hair transplant surgery in Turkey or plastic surgery, Istanbul is a great place to recuperate peacefully.

The first day of hair transplantation, you should return to your hotel and relax. Avoid direct sun contact on your hair transplant as well as avoiding any strenuous exercise. To prevent swelling you should sleep with two or more pillow under your head to maintain an elevated position during your sleep.

Refrain from exercising or performing any strenuous activity that could increase blood pressure, as this can make your wounds bleed.

The first few days after your hair transplant surgery in Turkey make sure you exercise caution while you go about your daily activities. Take care to also avoid strenuous exercises that will make you sweat. Sweating increases the risk of infection to a great extent. You should also avoid visiting steams and saunas for the same reason.

The second day of your hair transplant surgery, you may go out and explore the city; Istanbul is an amazing metropolis awaiting to be discovered.

Here are the most common things to do when in Istanbul for medical treatment:

Bosphorus Tour

Your visit to Istanbul will never be complete without a Bosphorus tour. Take a breathtaking Bosphous cruise on the 32 km (20-mile) strait which connects the Sea of Marmara to the south with the Black Sea to the north of Istanbul.

Bosphorus tours can take as little as 25 minutes, or a full day. Some companies offer sightseeing tours with lunch; others may offer just transport ride across the water.

For only a few liras, you can board a ferryboat and get to enjoy spectacular views of Europe and Asia. The ferryboats depart from the European side at Eminönü, Kabataş or Beşiktaş and cruise across the Bosphorus to Asia: Üsküdar, Harem, Haydarpaşa or Kadıköy. You’ll be able to see the domes and minarets of Old Istanbul, Kız Kulesi (Leander’s Tower), the ornate façade of Dolmabahçe Palace, the sparkling new districts of office towers, and the magnificent views of the Bosphorus to the north and the Sea of Marmara to the south.

Istiklal Street

A buzzing artery in the heart of the city, Istiklal is the most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street. Istiklal Avenue is high street lined with boutiques, cafes, consulates, restaurants, galleries, cinemas and banks, with residential apartments above.

The avenue begins at Taksim Square, the core of Istanbul. An enchanting way to take in the sights of the Istiklal, hop on the Nostalgic Istiklal tramway that runs along from Taksim square to Tünel Square—just as it did in the 19-century. The best time to visit Istiklal is the daytime for shopping, in the evening for strolling, coffee sipping at a nearby café or bar.


The Sultanahmet is another sight that should be on every traveler’s list. It’s the heart of historic Old Istanbul, where you will find Topkapı Palace, Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), the Byzantine Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Saray), Binbirdirek Cistern, the Istanbul Archeological Museums, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, and several lesser sights.

Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace is located on the European side of Bosphorus Istanbul. It’s the epitome of decadence and luxury the Ottoman Empire was famed for. Expect to be impressed with a massive and sumptuous 285 room, 43 large salons, a 4000 kg (4-1/2-ton) Bohemian glass chandelier, and a Bosphorus-shore façade nearly 500 meters (1/4 mile) long. It’s the grandest of Ottoman imperial palaces.

From Taksim Square, take the Füniküler downhill to Kabataş, then walk north to Dolmabahçe; or stroll down İnönü Caddesi right to the palace.

What to savor: Baldir

For the best bites of beef, go there: Baldir. Chic, modern and visually striking, Baldir brings the signature cook style and culinary vision of an award-winning chef and nationally renowned restaurateur to Istanbul culinary scene.

Savor succulent bites of beef and culinary delights in a conveniently located restaurant at the heart of historic district of Emininou. The menu showcases top-notch steak which are complemented by a selection of sauces like peppercorna and mushroom.

Back To Top