Specialist warned: pay attention to places under the stairs in aesthetic surgery
Emphasizing that the spaces under the stairs are also used by those who want to make easy money from aesthetic surgery, Op. Dr. Ozan Balık said: “Unfortunately, this sector is also under attack for those who want to earn easy money. It is not right for doctors other than our industry to be involved in this work. In other words, a general surgeon who performs breast esthetics and abdominoplasty cannot be an oncologist who does fillers and botox. You have to be very careful with this one. There is also an even lower part of it. You do not know whether there is a healthcare provider on the operating team or not. There are people I’ve heard of who worked in construction and then watched hair grow. These people have nothing to do with health, but there is an idea to take a share of the market here,” he says.
“THE PATINT STREAM TO TURKEY”
Balık also explained that many patients come to Turkey from abroad for health tourism and the reason why they prefer our country as follows:
“Really, medical education in Turkey is clearly different from other countries, so there could be many reasons for this. Basically, when you look at the book base, we read the same things, but when you look at the practical base, there are very serious differences. In the past, patients only came from Europe and Arab countries, but now patients also come from Canada, America and, quite strikingly, Australia. Somehow people see this work being done well in Turkey, they share it on social media. In the past, the data rate was slower and not reliable. Now people see results through videos and come here. If you look at it in terms of price, according to exchange rate calculations, it remains very economical. That is why there is a patient flow to Turkey.”
“IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR AESTHETIC PERCEPTION IS THE SAME AS YOUR DOCTOR”
Saying that patients should be very careful when choosing their doctor, Plastic Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Ozan Balık continued his words as follows:
“Just as everyone’s understanding of clothing is different, there is also a difference in aesthetics. Beautiful is not beautiful everywhere. A good nose is therefore not a good nose everywhere. In aesthetic surgery, the first rule is that your doctor is a plastic surgeon and the second rule is your doctor’s aesthetic insight. Just as your understanding of aesthetics is different, mine is different for me. Therefore, it is important that your aesthetic perception is the same as that of your doctor. You need to understand this, if you know that your doctor is a plastic surgeon, if you have information about your doctor’s education, your doctor’s aesthetic perception remains. So how will you know? If you see the results, if you like the results, it’s in line with yours. Then your choice is correct.
The part that is under the stairs and doctors can sometimes do this. First of all, I would like to say that plastic surgeons perform plastic surgical procedures in the first place. If the person ignores this, he must be willing to bear the consequences. Ask about his diploma, I struggled for a lifetime until I put these diplomas here, I am proud to show it. Please ask me about this, or even ask me if you are a doctor. If you are going to make a trade, ask who you are. You have to ask yourself, unfortunately that is the case these days. Because it really is a market. Yes, we do this with the Hippocratic Oath, yes it is a health issue, but we make money here. And unfortunately, this sector is under attack by those who want to make easy money. It is not right for doctors other than our industry to be involved in this work. In other words, there can be no general surgeon performing breast esthetics or tummy tuck. It’s not an oncologist who does fillers, botox. You have to be very careful with this one. There is also an even lower part of it. Do you know that there is a paramedic on the surgery team, not a nurse? There are people I’ve heard of who worked in construction and then watched hair grow. These people have nothing to do with health, because why is there an idea to take a share of the market here and that’s easy. There’s no educational background, there’s no infrastructure, you’re just trying to make money from an education you got sarcastic. Yes, health authorities are trying to monitor and track them, but only to a degree. And the main job here is to make people aware,” he said.