Dr Sarici is a true body contouring artist.
He cares about the outcome of his work and how you are healing. My treatment was a Mommy Makeover including breast lift and implant removal, tummy tuck and mini arm lift.
If I compare my experience in Istanbul to the two previous surgeries I had in Nice, France and Budapest, Hungary. Dr Sarici was indeed best. There were more pre-operative tests and post-operative care. The standard of Toorak hospital facilities, staffing and service was world class and women never stopped cleaning that place during my stay. Cash was requested to fulfil the payment to protect me because bank charges range from 5-28% for international transactions and credit cards. The package price included all accommodation + breakfast, 3-night hospital stay, garments, medication and airport transfers. The hotel is walking distance to the hospital and full of other patients and their loved ones so the staff are discrete and understanding. Thanks to Dr Sarici and to his coordinator Abdel for looking after me, it has only been one week since the surgery and I am already thrilled with the results.
Is Istanbul safe? There is no reason why one should be scared to walk the 200m from the hotel to the hospital or pharmacy, coffee shop or bank. Women on their own are safe enough to walk around in shorts and a t-shirt. However, I was reminded by the pharmacy owner not to give people money to provoke the homeless - it is best practice to ignore any requests if they happen (but this is no different to what I experienced to other world cities).
At the end of the day, if we are travelling Internationally, we are the guests. We often look different and stand out and I recommend to leave the diamonds at home, dress simple, wear a cap and sunglasses and keep your bag close or wear a money bag the same as anywhere.