Decisions around rhinoplasty, such as where to have it performed, and how to choose the best surgeon to perform it, can change lives. That’s because such decisions have far-reaching impacts, from boosting (or shattering!) one’s confidence, to opening (or shutting!) doors for professional and social opportunities.
As a world-leader in cosmetic surgical procedures, including rhinoplasty, Turkey offers a compelling case for having your procedure performed there. We’ll explain why.
WHY RHINOPLASTY IN TURKEY?
When thinking about having rhinoplasty in Turkey cost is often cited as a critical factor. And, yes, it should be. That’s because the overall cost of rhinoplasty in Turkey is significantly less than what one might pay for the same procedure in Europe or anywhere in the West. But cost is just one – albeit a very important one which we’ll address later – factor in choosing a destination for your rhinoplasty surgery. Some critical factors to consider include:
- THE SURGEONS: Who the surgeons are, what credentials they have, and their level of expertise and specialization makes all the difference. That’s because rhinoplasty has such a great impact on one’s appearance, and because the results are so obvious for all to see. Turkish rhinoplasty surgeons are the best in the world, and you’ll be in good hands at any of the hundreds of Turkish establishments
- THE FACILITIES: On a per-capita basis, Turkey probably has more specialized facilities for high-end medical and cosmetic procedures, like rhinoplasty and hair transplant, than any other nation in the region. So, what does that mean for intending rhinoplasty patients? Choice!
With so many facilities concentrated is a single country, you have a wide variety of hospitals and clinics to choose from. Instead of having to choose from a few facilities, by visiting dozens of them in a single day, you’ll have a much better sense of which facility best fits your needs.
The other plus point to having a concentration of rhinoplasty facilities is the competition that breeds. Each of these specialist facilities knows that they have intense competition for patients. And competition breeds quality. With so much at stake, the management at every Turkish rhinoplasty facility strives to be better than the competition. The result: Patients have more best-of-breed facilities to choose from!
- THE TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY: Even the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Turkey can’t work independently. While surgeons are a critical component of the entire rhinoplasty experience, it’s the equipment, technologies and techniques behind those surgeons that guarantee success. Because they compete against other world-class facilities – both within and outside of Turkey – these hospitals and clinics constantly invest heavily in state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
Additionally, the surgeons, and their supporting staff and teams, constantly upgrade their skills through continuous learning and certification initiatives. This ensures that rhinoplasty patients in Turkish hospitals are always in the hands of well-trained and certified professionals to guarantee the best possible patient outcome.
- THE LEVEL OF CARE: Some intending rhinoplasty patients might think of “level of care” as being what happens after the surgery. That, in fact, is not how Turkish medical establishments view “care”. Care includes everything that occurs between prospective patients, patients, surgeons and the medical team supporting them. Because the outcome – a successful rhinoplasty procedure – depends upon the end-to-end care patients receive, it’s vital for patients to receive the highest level of such care at each touch-point.
When you walk into a rhinoplasty facility in Turkey, you’ll likely go through multiple levels of interviews, pre-procedure consultations, in-procedure briefings and post-procedural instructions and care directions. All these interactions happen under the supervision of highly-trained and dedicated staff. And that goes to determining the level of care you receive – not just your post-operative care.
Your choice of the best surgeon therefore depends on several factors, including the region where you wish to have rhinoplasty performed; the training and expertise of the surgical staff; the tools and technologies that the surgeon has access to – and, of course, the cost of the procedure.
Individually, these factors might not seem like much when making your decision about where to have your rhinoplasty surgery performed. However, when pooled together, these factors lead to distinguishing where (the country), in which institution (hospital, clinic), and with whom (the surgeon) patients have the best rhinoplasty experience. Your chances of a successful and satisfactory outcome also depend on all these factors.
LITTLE THINGS DO MATTER
When you visit a country, especially as a medical tourist, one apprehension might be around communicating with your doctors, nurses and surgeons. Well, at least for patients considering having rhinoplasty performed in Turkey, that won’t be an issue. Why? Because the best rhinoplasty institutions have staff that can speak and understand English – especially the lead surgeons, who are internationally trained and communicate well in English.
English is a primary language for international business and tourism in Turkey. It (English) is part of the school curriculum[i], and that’s why staff at many Turkish medical institutions have a working knowledge of English (along with German, French and Arabic – all of which are choices at school-level).
However, if you are apprehensive about your ability to communicate in English (or a host of other international languages), most Turkish institutions have local translators on staff that communicate well between patients and hospital/clinic staff. In fact, this is the same situation as you might expect to experience in any other non-English-speaking destination, including Germany, France or Estonia.
The language of communication, between patient and healthcare provider, might seem trivial, but it serves as a vital channel of trust and understanding. It’s a “little” thing, but it makes a huge difference in delivering the most satisfying rhinoplasty experience in Turkey to patients from across the globe.
DOLLARS AND SENSE
So, how much would access to the best rhinoplasty surgeon cost you? Well, if you choose to have your procedure performed at GM Care in Turkey, you’ll not only have access to some of the best medical staff in the region (not just the country!), but you’ll pay significantly less for that access.
How much does rhinoplasty cost in Turkey? Well, although the typical cost varies based on the level of complexity of the individual patients’ needs, suffice to say that medical tourists save, on average, almost 75%[ii] of the cost of such procedures compared to their home countries in Europe and the United States.
It’s no wonder therefore that Turkey hosts over 450,000 patients for medical treatments every year, including world-class rhinoplasty.
- On 18/07/2020