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        Fat Transfer to Face in Turkey

        Fat Transfer to Face in Turkey

        Aging naturally hollows the face, leaving two options: fillers or aesthetic surgery. While the first is unnatural and short lasting, aesthetic surgeries are risky and overpriced. What to do?

        A facial fat transfer in Turkey is a safe, cost-effective facial rejuvenation, grating access to experienced surgeons while allowing you to save 70% of the cost.

        The Procedure at a Glance

        Istanbul has become a global hub for cosmetic surgery, with thousands of patients opting for a fat grafting to face in Turkey each year. Medical travel plans include hotels and private drivers for all city rides, aftercare, private nurses and translators:

        Time in Turkey

        5-7 Days

        Surgery Time

        2-3 Hours


        4/5* Hotels


        5-7 Days


        Nurse at Hospital & Hotel


        Private Driver

        Basic Info on Fat Transfer to Face in Turkey

        If you’re suffering from volume depletion on your face, a fat transfer to face in Turkey canlead to extraordinary results. However, this depends on your case and medical condition.

        Your surgeon will conduct an analysis to determine whether you are eligible. If this is confirmed, a medical plan will be established for facial rejuvenation, typically including the cheeks, the nasolabial folds, the lips, undereye bags and/or eye hollows.

        Understanding Face Fat Injection in Turkey

        Aging involves the gradual loss of important structural proteins and subcutaneous fat, that make the skin smooth and fill the face, giving it healthy and good-looking contours. There are 3 options to change this situation:

        1. Gaining weight: gaining fat will fill your face, but it will also affect your overall body shape and can affect your health.
        2. Fillers: hyaluronic acid can reverse facial depletion, but results do not look natural, hinder skin flexibility and results are short-lasting.
        3. Lipofilling: a fat transfer to face is a fat reallocation procedure, removing fat from an unwanted area to allow long-lasting facial sculpting.

        Facelift in Turkey Before and After

        After surgery, we want your family and friends to notice your rejuvenation, while strangers not to know you’ve had a facelift in Turkey. That’s the philosophy of our know-how, reaching the thin line blending naturality & results.

        Face Lift Testimonials and Case Studies

        Our knowledge about facial proportions is the secret of our know-how. We examine the particularities of your face and create a greater balance between your unique features. We are not the ones to say that. They are!

        A Message from Our Patients

        Facelift Reviews in Turkey

        Many of our patients are greatly pleased with our services and don’t hesitate to recommend us to their friends and family. Here are their reviews for our facelift in Turkey!

        What are the different types of Fat Transfer?

        As a fat reallocation procedure, fat transfers always require liposuction. Your surgeon will provide advice on what type of fat transfer is suitable for you. Make sure to ask for second opinions and consult your loved ones before making a calm decision.

        Here are the most popular types of facial fat transfer in Turkey:

        1. Macro Fat Graft Macro fat grafting is used to reallocate big quantities of fat. This technique is commonly employed for Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL), involving extraction of up to 4 litres of fat.

        2. Micro Fat Graft Micro fat transfers are commonly used during fat transfers to face, including eye corrections, fixes for deep creases around the nose and mouth, or chin/cheek augmentations. It is also performed for 6-pack surgeries.

        3. Nano Fat Graft Nano fat transfers involve highly filtered pockets of fat and is commonly performed for skin rejuvenations and fixes including texture and tone. Common examples are tear troughs and crow’s feet.

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        Best Facelift Surgeons in Turkey

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        You can get operated in an impeccable facility by some of the best facelift surgeons in Turkey.

        Post-op recovery takes place in a private room with 24/7 assistance, all medications, lymphatic massages and painkillers provided, entertainment options available, friends and family are allowed to stay the night. 

        Overseas patients can save up to 70% compared to Europe or the US while benefitting from the manifold options of an outstanding private facility.

        Facelift in Turkey: Advantages & Disadvantages

        In 2021 alone, more than 200,000 facial surgeries were completed in Turkey according to the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

         Here’s the main causes contributing to the country’s growing reputation:
        High-tech facilities

        Turkish clinic are considered highly functional establishments. They are equipped with modern technologies and employ the latest techniques.

        Experienced surgeons

        Turkey has a well-established medical industry, with many experienced and highly trained surgeons.


        the cost of a facelift in Turkey is significantly less expensive than in many other countries.

        Short wait times

        the wait times for surgery are much shorter, with many clinics able to schedule the procedure within a few weeks.

        Beautiful location

        Turkey is a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage, with many clinics located in stunning locations.

        You should also consider the disadvantages of facial rejuvenation in Turkey:

        you will need to fly abroad, which can be a nuisance in many aspects.

        Language barrier

        Turkish doctors usually speak English, but there may be communication challenges.

        Risk of complications

        As with any surgical procedure, there is always a risk of complications.

        Limited aftercare

        The essential part of recovery will take place in Turkey, but nurses and surgeons won’t be by your side after you return back home.

        Cultural differences

        You may need to adjust to cultural norms, which could impact your overall experience.

        Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

        While a facial fat transfer might not be the most life changing procedure, in terms of results and noticeable changes, it does allow for a sustained facial rejuvenation and includes benefits compared to many other treatments:

        Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin
        Probably the Best Facelift Surgeon in Turkey

        Prof. Dr. Karaaltin specializes in facial rejuvenation specifically, having established himself as one of the greatest experts in the field, with an extensive history of successful high SMAS and deep plane procedures.

        Prof. Dr. Karaaltin is a fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) and an ISAPS member who provides an ISAPS insurance for all the cosmetic procedures he performs around the globe, arguably making him the best facelift surgeon in Turkey. 

        Perhaps his most notable achievement was being part of the team awarded with the “BEST EXPERIMENTAL PAPER” in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in 2016.

        Should you want to contact Dr. Karaaltin and read more about his background and achievements:

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        Surgery in Turkey, with complete security.

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        Can You Undergo a Facial Fat Transfer in Turkey?

        The goal of fat transfer is to fill or augment areas on your face that lack volume. Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for the procedure.

        Your surgeon will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a facial fat transfer in Turkey considering the following:

        • Availability of donor fat
        • Blood problems
        • Medical disorders
        • Smoking or other habits

        You can contact us anytime to determine your eligibility via a free online consultation. You can also take our AI test to receive instant results.

        Facelift in Turkey All Inclusive Packages

        No surprise fees, just surprising fees.


        The Startling Stare
        Blepharoplasty + Facelift
        compared to the UK


        The Spring of Youth
        Facelift + Neck lift
        compared to the UK


        The Cleopatra
        Rhinoplasty + Facelift
        compared to the UK


        The Morning Dew
        Facelift + Necklift + Blepharoplasty
        compared to the UK

        How much does fat transfer to face cost in Turkey?

        The average cost of a fat transfer to face in Turkey ranges from £1200 to £2400. This is the all-inclusive medical travel price, and takes into consideration accommodation during your whole stay in Istanbul, private driver for all inner-city rides, pre-operative tests, the whole operation and aftercare, a private nurse for you at the hospital and at your hotel, 12 month follow-up and free medical insurance.

        Bear in mind that the price of a face fat transfer in Turkey can vary depending on the surgeon, clinic, technique employed and other considerations. However, even the most expensive options translate into a 60% to 70% saving compared to other countries. To give you an idea, the same procedure costs in the UK anywhere between £3000 to £8000, this is just the operation cost. In the US, prices are considerably higher, making transatlantic flights worthwhile.

        Do you want to receive a free personalized treatment plan, including the total price of your face fat transfer in Turkey?

        SMAS Facelift

        The SMAS Facelift focuses on the deeper layer of the face called the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS). By lifting and repositioning this foundational tissue, it provides a more natural and enduring rejuvenation, combating sagging and age-related changes.

        What is a Deep Plane Facelift in Turkey?

        This is the most meticulous and in-depth procedure. During a deep plane facelift, your surgeon will lift and reposition the muscles and tissues to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. This technique allows for more natural-looking results than traditional facelifts.

        What is a Mini facelift?

        Mini Facelift is a less invasive procedure that targets the lower portion of the face, including the jowls and neck. It involves shorter incisions and less tissue repositioning, resulting in a quicker recovery time.

        Extended High SMAS Facelift

        The Extended High SMAS Facelift is an advanced facial rejuvenation technique targeting the deeper SMAS layer. By addressing this layer, it offers natural-looking and lasting results, effectively tackling sagging, wrinkles, and jowls for a youthful appearance.

        How is Fat Transfer to Face Performed in Turkey?

        Want to know more about the procedure? We explain it translating technical medical jargonin a comprehensive way.

        Fat Transfer Process and Techniques

        The procedure usually unfolds in 2 stages:

        1. Fat ExtractionYour surgeon and you will decide the areas where fat will be removed from. While on local anesthesia, your surgeon will proceed to extract fat tissue using a high-tech suction device called a cannula. Fat will then be sterilized and treated before injection.

        2. Fat Reallocation Sterilized fat cells will be injected following aesthetic criteria. Because they are your own cells, results will be safe and natural, and much more long lasting than fillers containing hyaluronic acid.
        After the procedure

        When surgery is completed, you will be monitored for a few hours in a recovery room. Bandages will be applied on the incision sites; you may experience some pain and discomfort.


        First Days

        In the first few days after surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Pain medication and cold compresses will help manage symptoms. You should rest and avoid any strenuous activities.


        First Week

        During the first week after surgery, you will have the bandages and drains removed. Your surgeon will evaluate the incisions and may remove stitches if necessary.


        First Weeks

        You should continue to rest and avoid any strenuous activities. You should also avoid exposure to the sun and wear sunscreen. The swelling and bruising will gradually subside, you will begin to see the initial results of the surgery.


        First Months

        You should continue to avoid any strenuous activities and protect your skin from the sun. The incisions may still be slightly red and visible, but the swelling and bruising should be mostly gone.

        Final Results

        It will take several months for the final results to become apparent. You can expect a more youthful and refreshed appearance, with smoother, firmer skin and a more defined jawline and neck.

        Choosing the Right Clinic for Facial Fat Transfer in Turkey

        You should follow standard precautions when choosing a surgeon and clinic for facial fat grafting in Turkey:

        • If possible, choose through referral
        • Choose a clinic that is certified by the Turkish ministry of Health
        • Make sure the clinic in question complies with ISO standards
        • Make sure your surgeon is duly licensed and has an extensive success record
        • Check your clinic and surgeon’s online reviews
        • Contact prior patients for testimonials

        If you follow all such recommendations, you will join the thousands of success stories.

        Face Lift in Turkey

        In the last years, Turkey has become one of the most famous hubs for plastic surgery in the world. This is not explained by affordable prices alone. High medical standards have been as determinant, spreading trust and credibility over procedures such as a Face Lift in Turkey.

        Is Turkey good for Facelift surgery?

        Throughout the last decade, Turkey has consolidated a widespread reputation for offering high-quality medical services at affordable prices. But lower prices alone wouldn’t have filled Turkish hospitals with millions of foreign patients.Many patients are gladly surprised and reality bests their greatest expectations. That is why word-to-mouth has spread to quick. Indeed, clinics in Turkey have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, on top of surgeons with extensive experience. However, it is important to thoroughly research any clinic or surgeon you may consider and make sure they are properly accredited and licensed. We particularly encourage you to verify whether the clinic in question is certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health and whether their surgeons are EBOPRAS or AAPS members.

        Recovery and Postoperative Care: Facial Fat Grafting in Turkey

        Postoperative care and recovery are key when ensuring the best results. Below, you will find some basic notions about how the process unfolds in Turkey. Please contact your surgeon to receive more specific information.

        Week 1
        The first week post-op is the most critical, with swelling and bruising being typical both in the face and the area from where fat was harvested. To keep them checked, your surgeon will provide you the following instructions:

        • Painkillers and medication guidelines

        • Keeping the treatment area untouched and elevated

        • Pressing ice

        Week 2
        After the 7th -8 th day after the operation, most symptoms will have disappeared, including bruising and swelling. Most patients return to work and normal life after a week, while sports and other activities may require a longer recovery period depending on the case.

        Pre-operative Tests
        On surgery day, you will be driven to the hospital, where all the protocolary medical tests will take place. You will meet your surgeon for an in-person consultation to discuss the procedure in detail and ensure you are physicallyand mentally prepared.
        After the surgery, you will spend several days in the hospital to rest and receive proper care. When the time comes, usually after 2-3 nights, you will be able to return to your hotel room, where a private nurse will regularly visit you. We will also provide detailed instructions on how to care for the incision sites, what medications to take, and how to manage any discomfort or swelling.
        Arrival in Turkey
        You will arrive in Turkey with all preparations ready concerning accommodation, flight tickets, surgery day and time, hospital arrangements and private transportation. We will meet you at the airport and transport you to your chosen accommodation.
        Surgery will take several hours under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make incisions along the hairline and around the ears to access the underlying tissue and muscles. They will then reposition the tissue and remove any excess skin before closing the incisions with sutures.
        Departure & Follow-up
        After a last medical check-up with your surgeon, you will be assisted and driven to the airport for our goodbye. While back home, you will need to attend follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress and ensure the healing process goes as expected.

        Risks and Complications of Facial Fat Transfer

        A face fat transfer is generally considered a safe procedure, with zero to almost no complications. It does not involve any organs or sensitive areas, but this doesn’t mean there are no risks associated. Just as with any other surgery, things can go unexpectedly.

        Some of the most common risks include.

        Reduced Sensation
        Minor Asymmetry
        Skin Necrosis

        Risks and Complications of Facial Fat Transfer

         It is important that you consider all of these before you make a calm choice. Your consent will be taken before the procedure.

        Care in Turkey is proud of providing a free medical insurance to all of its patients, maintaining security always at the top priority at all times.

        How Long do the Results of Facial Fat Transfer Last for?

        The longevity of results varies from patient to patient, for example, following weight loss, or just naturally with age. In general, the results that remain after 9 months are permanent or experience very little change if no major weight loss takes place. It is important to know that approximately 60% of the fat will be naturally reabsorbed. The same happens with other fat transfer treatments, such as buttocks lipofilling (BBL). If patients wish to look like they did in the first months after the surgery, they will have to undergo a second facial fat transfer in Turkey, which we grant at a discount.

        Why Choose Turkey for Fat Transfer to Face?

        Medical Tourism and Fat Transfer in Turkey

        One of the big players in global medical tourism, Turkey and its economic powerhouse, Istanbul, have become a major hub for aesthetic surgery. Fat transfers in particular are some of the most requested treatments, with tens of thousands of overseas patients flocking yearly.

        Such affluence has contributed to the intertwining of the whole tourism sector, offering hotel accommodation, private chauffeurs and medical treatments in a single travel package, with extras such as sightseeing tours also available, all for very reasonable prices.

        As a whole, the success of medical tourism and face fat grafting in Turkey is a combination of 3 factors:

        1. Medical expertise
        2.Affordable costs   
                3.Impeccable hospitality.

        Quality of Care and Expertise in Facial Fat Transfer Surgery in Turkey

        Due to the high demand and patient density, Turkish surgeons currently rank among the most experienced in the world. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t bad surgeons in Turkey.

        Our advice is to contact as many medical providers as you can and compare their diplomas, credentials, success rates and reviews. If a medical provider asks for a much lower fee than the others, chances are they are a fraud!

        These are exceptions, not the norm, however, with most surgeons specialized in overseas patients being among the best in the country, and experts with the highest professional rigor.

        Benefits of Combining Fat Transfer with Other Cosmetic Procedures in Turkey

        Fat transfers are some of the easiest surgeries to combine, with many patients opting for lipofilling in Turkey and not just fat removal. This is due to the many benefits of fat reallocation, which include body sculpting, skin tightening, lip filling and many more.

        Patients combining surgery can opt for generous discounts for themselves or anyone accompanying them, greatly reducing the face fat transfer in Turkey price. Some of the most popular combined treatments include:

        Contact us to receive a free quote with combined surgeries, comparing costs for you or your loved ones, with up to 75%-80% price reduction compared to Europe or the US:

        Success Stories of Facial Fat Transfer Surgery in Turkey

        Few experiences can be more gratifying that looking the way you feel. Here are the lives we’ve changed and the memories that remain. Bodies age faster than souls, but science can reverse the spell of aging.

        What to Expect During a Fat Transfer to Face Procedure in Turkey?

        You might never have combined traveling with medical. Here is an overview of how the two blend to give you the most gratifying experience:

        1. Preoperative Consultation and Assessment

        During consultation with your surgeon, you will go through the standard medical tests to make sure you are in the right medical conditions for the procedure. This is the standard protocol. Then, a surgical plan will be settled, clearly determining the donor areas with pen marks and the areas where fat is to be received.

        2. Anesthesia and Sedation Options for Facial Fat Transfer in Turkey

        While general anesthesia is an option for facial fat transfer in Turkey, it is usually recommended to opt for local anesthesia, unless big quantities of fat are removed. The surgery, in any case, is completely painless.

        3. Areas of the Face Enhanced by Fat Transfer

        Treated areas will depend on the person, and different facial sculpting plans will have very different results. Some of the most popular areas for face fat rejuvenation include:

        • Hollow or sunken-in temples
        • Eyes bags
        • Hollow cheeks
        • Flat or thin lips
        • Crow’s feet
        • Chin and jawline

        4. Recovery Timeline and Activities After Facial Fat Transfer

        Most patients take 1-2 weeks off to recover fully. You should avoid sweating and doing sports activities for at least one month. Make sure you stay hydrated, and avoid smoking at all costs!

        5. Follow-up Care and Maintenance of Facial Fat Transfer Results

        We recommend staying in Istanbul for as long as possible to receive proper after care and follow-up. However, just because you leave Istanbul and return home doesn’t mean you’ll get rid of us. We will follow your progress closely, ask for pictures and remain available for you at all times. Make sure you follow our instructions!

        Choosing the Right Surgeon and Clinic for Facial Fat Transfer in Turkey

        Here are our recommendations to sort the wheat from the chaff and make your best choice for your facial fat transfer in Turkey.

        Factors to Consider When Selecting a Surgeon for Facial Fat Transfer

        The most important criteria when choosing a plastic surgeon is knowing if he or she is boardcertified. If yes, ask them the board. The most prestigious ones in the world are:

        • EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
        • ISAPS (International Society of Plastic Surgery)
        • ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery)

        Turkey, and specifically Istanbul has plenty of European and American Board-certified surgeons, such as the ones we work with. You can find more information about the here:

        Questions to Ask During the Consultation for Facial Fat Transfer in Turkey

        Here are some of the main questions to ask regarding your facial fat transfer in Turkey (check of FAQ section below for more information):

        • Who is your surgeon? Is he/she certified? If yes, in what board?
        • Are you certified by the Turkish ministry of Health?
        • What hospital do you operate patients in?
        • What is your success rate? Can you send me before and afters, testimonials, and put me in contact with prior patients?
        • Do I get a medical insurance?
        • Will you take care of all my travel arrangements?

        Frequently Asked Questions

        How long does fat transfer last in your face?

        Fat reallocated on the face will be partially reabsorbed, however, the cells remaining 9 months after the procedure will remain for a lifetime if no major weight loss is experienced.

        What are the disadvantages of fat transfer to the face?

        There are surgical risks involved in the procedure. Other potential disadvantages include the cost.

        What is the best age for face fat transfer?

        There is no specific “best age” for face fat transfers. However, it’s best if patients are past a certain age, at least 18 years old.

        What is the success rate of fat transfer?

        It is a very simple and safe procedure. Given a proper clinic, the success rate is +95%.

        Can fat transfer disappear?

        Yes, if big weight loss is experienced, fat transfer can disappear.

        Are fat transfers safer than implants?

        Yes, by all means. All sorts of things can go wrong with implants, they are also more expensive, leave scars and don’t look as natural.

        Can your body reject fat transfer?

        No, as your own fat is used for the procedure, your body cannot possibly reject it, no history of such case has been recorded.

        How long does it take to recover from Fat Transfer?

        Different people recover at a different pace. On average, 7 14 days are enough for a full recovery.

        How painful is a fat transfer?

        Performed under anesthesia, the procedure is completely painless.

        Is lipofilling the same as fat grafting?

        Yes, lipofilling is the same as autologous fat grafting.

        When can I travel by air after Fat Transfer?

        Most patients are able to fly 6-7 days after the procedure.

        Which country is best for fat transfer?

        That depends on many circumstances. We think a good balance of price and quality could be the best option. In that sense, a fat transfer to face in Turkey could be the best option.

        Can fat transfer to the face go wrong?

        Yes, there are risks involved in the procedure, even though it is generally considered safe and hazardless. Please refer to our risk section above.

        Which country is known best for cosmetic surgery?

        There are many popular cosmetic surgery destinations in the world. In recent years, Turkey has become the most renowned for its geographical location and its combination of affordable prices and medical expertise.

        Is face fat grafting permanent?

        Yes, the procedure is meant to last for a lifetime, even though it can be reversed through fat extraction.

        Can fat transfer to face be reversed?

        Yes, the procedure can be reversed through fat extraction.

        Are fat transfers worth it?

        That depends on you. If your face looks hollow and you want a long-lasting, safe facial rejuvenation, chances are it is. You will have to decide by yourself. What we can guarantee is that the price of a fat transfer to face in Turkey is totally worth it.

        How long does it take for a fat transfer to look good?

        Usually, 7 days after the procedure patients already look in perfect condition, but this depends on the person. It might take 2 full weeks to be fully recovered.

        How many days do I need to stay in Turkey?

        We advise you to stay for as long as possible to benefit from extensive aftercare. However, most patient stay an average 6-7 days, and this is enough.

        Is fat injection performed under local or general anesthesia?

        It is usually performed under local anesthesia, unless big quantities of fat are removed.

        What is the success rate of lipofilling in Turkey?

        Given you choose a good clinic employing board certified surgeons, success rates are +95%

        Where from the body is fat taken for transfer?

        That will be decided in accordance with your surgeon. Usually, patients opt for abdominal, thigh, arm and/or upper back fat.


        Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya

        Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya received his medical education from Ege University Faculty of Medicine. He is a plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeon. He is also ECFMG certified, which is required to practice medicine legally in the United States.

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