Breast reduction, blood test, medical X-ray.
Breast reduction; excellent results, excellent value. The cost was one third of what it costs in the UK, which attracted me to Turkey. If you are like me, frightened of medical treatments, in fact, I hardly ever go to the doctors, but I was so desperate for the reduction, do not feel any hesitation and go for it. I am so very pleased with the results. My husband and myself were picked up from the airport by a member of the hospital staff in a private car. We were transported to the hospital. On arrival, we were kept waiting and not really told why. As they could speak little English, it was a little disconcerting. We eventually were taken to a room on the fifth floor. It had a bed for me and a bed for my husband. It also had an en-suite bathroom and TV. I had a blood test and lung X-ray, and then we were free to leave the hospital for something to eat. (Good place directly opposite called Chop House). I was told not to drink alcohol or have anything after twelve pm. The next morning, I was visited by the female surgeon, Professor Burcak Tumerdem Ulug, who explained what was going to happen. She said she would call back later to undertake further procedures. I was then made ready for the operation, and the surgeon returned. She drew and measured around my breast, explaining why she was doing this and how important this part was. I was then put on a trolley, given something, and was out for the count. I returned around four hours later (my husband informed me). I was a little dopey and was in and out of sleep. Over the next twenty-four hours, I received excellent care and attention from the nurses. My husband was fed and looked after well. The surgeon visited a number of times. The next day, around 4.00pm, the surgeon came again, removed the drains, changed my dressings, and explained the prescribed medication that a member of staff had gone on our behalf to the chemist for. This included pain killers, antibiotics, a cleaning fluid for the wounds, and some bandages that I did not use. I was given a surgical bra and purchased another for £25, as you have to wear these for three months. We stayed in a local five-star hotel nearby, which costs about £59 per night. This hotel, by the way, is literally a five-minute walk and is excellent (does not serve alcohol though). I returned to the hospital twice to have my dressings changed by the surgeon and a check over. The surgeon informed me that some of the tissue she removed contained cysts, so she sent this off for tests. They came back with no concerns. On the day we were leaving (I stayed seven days following my op and would recommend this, as it saves you going to the GP when you get home, and what better care than getting the attention of the surgeon), the surgeon once again checked me over and explained what I should do to continue the care, which is basically cleaning and careful showering and wearing of the bras. I have since returned home and would recommend this hospital and clinic to anyone without hesitation. The surgeon was really caring, and speaks excellent English as she has worked in England at some hospitals. Some of the nurses have little English, but it really isn't a problem. Today, I looked at some photos that I had sent to the hospital of my breast prior to attending as they ask for these to see whether you are suitable. It reminded me of how big and absolutely horrible they were. This procedure has really taken years off me. I now have little boobies that look perky. I can get in blouses and dresses without stretching and pinning the buttonholes to make sure I don't expose myself when they pop open. Jumpers and cardigans fit brilliantly. Go ahead do it; you deserve it. I am fifty-eight, as I said, not brave at all, but was so desperate. Yes, you are a little sore, but it's totally worth it. By day three, I was fine to go out and explore, and you can take a tour bus around the city and visit the local sights.