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Department aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery

Prof. Dr. Orhan Babaccu
plastic and reconstructive surgery

About the department

The aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery department at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul offers a full range of surgical interventions to improve patient's appearance and functional performance. During the initial consultation, the department's doctors answer all patients' questions and provide detailed information about the intervention and subsequent rehabilitation measures. All surgical interventions are performed in high-tech operating rooms equipped with necessary surgical instruments and monitoring systems for safe and effective treatment. Plastic surgeons can provide interventions under general anaesthesia and local and epidural anaesthesia. If the patient needs hospitalisation, the caring nursing staff creates all conditions for a comfortable stay in the clinic.

The main task of the department's plastic surgeons is to improve the appearance of that part of the face or body that causes discomfort and lowers the patient's self-esteem. The cosmetic and aesthetic services range includes interventions for breast disproportion, jaw bone deformities, facial ageing, drooping eyelids, and nose deformities. The medical team also makes every effort to restore or preserve the organ's functionality, for example, in the case of cleft lip and palate, defects after removal of neoplasms, and defects after burns.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Nose deformations
  • Deformations of facial bones
  • Deformations of the jaw bone
  • Disproportions in breast (largeness-smallness) and sagging breasts
  • Skin problems
  • Ageing of the face: sagging, wrinkling of the skin and muscles of the face-neck
  • Lower-upper eyelid sagging
  • Birthmarks, nevus, hemangiomas
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Hand, finger and arm anomalies
  • Flap-ear and other ear anomalies
  • Urogenital system anomalies 
  • Incisions, scars
  • Treatment of burns and burn sequelae
  • Soft tissue injuries

Diagnostic:

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination (body mass index) 
  • Laboratory tests 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Ultrasound examination
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Dermatoscopy (the review of the skin using skin surface microscopy)
  • 3D modelling 

Treatment: 

  • Rhinoplasty 
  • Liposuction 
  • Facelift/brow lift 
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) 
  • Breast augmentation 
  • Mastopexy 
  • Aesthetic surgery of eyelids (blepharoplasty) 
  • Chin, cheek or jaw resharing 
  • Chemical peel 
  • Botox injections 
  • Laser peels 
  • Scar revision 
  • Tattoo removal 
  • Vein removal 
  • Other plastic or reconstruction procedures
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1999 - 2000 Microsurgery Training, Cleveland Clinic, United States of America
  • 1993 - 1999 Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialisation Training, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
  • 1984 - 1991 Medical traininh, Ankara university medical faculty, Zonguldak, Turkey

Experience

  • 2016 - Currently Wound Analysis and Treatment Center, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist, Memorial Sisli Hospital 
  • 2012 - 2017 Professor at Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Bahcesehir University Medical Faculty 
  • 2010 - 2012 Professor at Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Zonguldak Karaelmas University Faculty of medicine  
  • 2005 - 2010 Association Professor at Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Zonguldak Karaelmas University Faculty of medicine 
  • 1993 - 1999 Research Assistant at Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association
  • Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Turkish Society of the Wound Care
  • The International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 
  • The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) 
  • The International Society of Plastic Surgery
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