Leisure travel or general tourism in Turkey suffered a setback few years back due to terrorist attacks but thanks to the growing craze of medical tourism that has helped in pulling out the country’s tourism industry from doldrums. Today, this country is counted among the top 10 cosmetic and aesthetic tourism destinations in the world.
As per statistics released by the Turkish Health ministry, the country experienced more than 1, 52,000 medical tourist visits in 2016. Most of the medical tourists were from the Gulf region, Libya, Azerbaijan, Iraq and also from European countries like Britain and Germany.
There have been instances of tourists in large numbers visiting Turkish clinics from all corners of the globe. Although an appreciable number of medical travelers sought treatments in orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology and ophthalmology, the demand for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures remains a few steps ahead.
This has been acknowledged by the 2nd Vice President of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and President of European Rhinoplasty Society. Turkish beauty surgeons have been working miracles of bringing a changeover in the appearance of their clients. They have promised clients to enhance their looks and make them appear attractive. More importantly, their high success rates in these aesthetic procedures bear a testimony to their skills and commitment towards the customers.
Plastic surgery being a prime driver of global medical tourism, it is not difficult to see reasons behind the demand for Turkish clinics becoming international hotspots for aesthetic surgery. Thanks to the Turkish surgeons and their unmatched skill, passion and dedication when we talk of cosmetic surgery.
The policies of the country are tourist friendly so far as medical tourism is concerned. The Turkish authorities in the ministry of tourism are quick to realize the enormous potential their cosmetic surgery clinics hold to lure foreign customers.