Mya Care Blogger 09 Aug 2023

Updated 9th August 2023

As of 9th August 2023, there are no COVID-19 travel restrictions in Turkey. If the situation changes, the article will be updated as necessary.

If you are considering taking an exotic holiday while at the same time altering your appearance for the better, then healthcare in Turkey might be just what you’ve been hoping to find!

Turkey is home to a gorgeous collection of beaches, perfect weather, beautiful historical buildings, intricate mosques and delicious exotic cuisine. Over and above these attractive features, healthcare in Turkey specializes in providing some of the best aesthetic medicine, dentistry and cosmetic surgery, unlike any other place in the world.

An added bonus is that several cosmetic clinics and specialty hospitals in Turkey offer hotel-like facilities and provide customers with a relaxing environment, suitable for facilitating an award-winning vacation! [1]

The Cost of Healthcare in Turkey

Healthcare in Turkey is much cheaper than in the US, even when looking at the private sector. You can expect to pay between 30-60% less on any cosmetic procedure, depending on which clinic you choose to attend. JCI accredited clinics are on average more expensive than other private facilities and almost compare with prices from the West. However, many private specialists and clinicians in Turkey will offer similar top expertise at cheaper rates.

For the cost of surgery alone in their home country [2] [3]tourists are often able to easily afford surgery in Turkey while comfortably getting away with a holiday.

Opting for medical insurance is still recommended for one’s stay in Turkey. This can cover for any emergencies or unexpected medical expenses.

Aesthetic Specialties and Turkish Cosmetic Procedures

As mentioned above, medical tourism in Turkey has a world-class reputation for aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery. Here are some of the most sought after cosmetic procedures that people look to Turkey for:

Private Healthcare in Turkey

The healthcare system in Turkey is divided into the public and the private sector. For foreigners traveling to Turkey, it is best to opt for private healthcare as the public sector may not offer the best standards.

Healthcare Providers in Turkey

A few valued healthcare providers in Turkey include:

Acibadem Healthcare Group

Acıbadem Hospitals Group is comprised of 22 hospitals and 15 outpatient clinics. Patients from around the world visit Acıbadem due to their high-quality services using the most advanced technology worldwide and with an expert team of international quality standards.

Estetik International

Estetik International is a superior aesthetic and beauty center started by renowned surgeon Dr. Bulent Cihantimur. The facility offers cosmetic surgeries such as breast enhancement, fat transfer & hair transplant procedures. 


Lifemed Medical Center in Istanbul provides world class healthcare in Turkey.  Expertise include dietetics/ nutrition, cancer/oncology, gastroenterology, ear, nose, and throat, and much more

ENTO Hair Transplant Clinic

ENTO Hair Transplant Clinic is a reputed hair transplantation clinic in Turkey. Their hair transplant doctors are reliable professionals, targeting 100% satisfaction for all patients.

ENTO Medical Center

ENTO Medical Center is located in Turkey. The center has a team of experienced healthcare professionals such as ENT doctors, hair transplant doctors, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons.

Istanbul Aesthetic Center

Istanbul Aesthetic is a Plastic Surgery Center in Istanbul. The facility provides services such as Hair Transplantation, Fillers, Anti-Aging and Regenerative medicine and so on.

Healthcare in Turkey offers some of the most advanced techniques in aesthetic medicine[4], such as stem cell technology and less invasive liposuction techniques. Many healthcare professionals in Turkey can allow you to walk away looking younger than ever without scarring or other complications!

Turkey Travel Requirements

Visa: A visa is a requirement for all foreigners who wish to enter Turkey, with the exception of 15 visa-exempt countries. Of these countries, foreigners from 6 of them may enter even if they have passports that expired 5 or less years prior to entry.

There are over 30 visas that can be applied for and applications can be made either online or at your local Turkish Consulate/Embassy. More information about Turkish visas can be found here.

Mandatory Medical Insurance: All who require a visa need to have medical insurance that covers the length of their stay.

Vaccination: One is required to have the following vaccines to enter Turkey[5]:

  • MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella)
  • TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • Meningitis


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