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According to the latest news, the coronavirus epidemic has affected our perception of beauty, as well as many other things in our lives. The desire to change what people feel uncomfortable about their bodies is also at the top of the list. Pandemic experts, emphasizing the serious increase in interest in aesthetic interventions during his period, make a remarkable warning.

“Home closures during the pandemic period led to everyone spending more time in front of a mirror and directing their attention to their ‘flaws’,” Turkey Medicals, “A considerable female and male mass accelerated or dieted exercises at home.”

“In fact, the data show that even Antalya nose surgery rhinoplasty has increased at least 3-fold during the pandemic period.” was said.

Our Experts in Turkey explain the reason for this increase as spending more time at home, increasing selfie habits, and believing in the perception of ‘virtual beauty’ created by filters that almost everyone resorts to when sharing photos.

A 25 year specialist in Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, physiological and psychological dimensions of underlying causes of interest in Turkish aesthetic surgery, Turkey Medicals member and JCI hospital Professor Doctor and the 15 year department Psychologist told us more…


After the increase in the use of social media, there was an explosion in plastic surgeries as the pandemic entered our lives. What could be that bothers people so much about their appearance?

Turkish Professor Doctor: I think there are several reasons why people have been feeling so uncomfortable with their appearance lately. The first is the popularization of social media. Instagram, TikTok, etc. applications made in the shares have laid the groundwork for this. In the old days, people only saw people in the places they were traveling and had an interaction based on what they saw in this restricted area. A person from Izmir was most affected by what he saw in Izmir. Only now is that so? Now someone in Izmir thanks to social media, let go of Istanbul, Ankara, etc. people from Berlin, Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Sydney, Dubai see and are affected by it. This, in turn, raises the search for a change.

Another impulse of discomfort is the pandemic and what it brings. People have devoted more time to themselves. The eyes that were on others because of the chaos of life turned inward.

In fact, all aesthetic operations increased during the pandemic period. Because the mask was used, people were interested in the visible parts of their faces with an intensity that would not have happened until now. People tend to stretch the forehead more often with the appearance of the upper face, they began to come up for fixing eyebrows up, eyelid aesthetics and almond eye aesthetics. On the other hand, breast, Turkey tummy tuck and body fat removal have also received a lot of attention.


What traumas experienced in childhood push a person to get an aesthetic?

Turkish Professor Doctor: Abuse by parents and peers has a negative impact on the psychological development of children. Childhood abuse and neglect, body dysmorphic disorder in young adulthood (body perception disorder) may increase the risk. Emotionally abused or neglected in childhood are more likely to migrate in adulthood of young people is plastic surgery.


Direct comments of parents about their body size or appearance form the concepts of their child’s body image. Peer influence on body image begins in childhood and continues into adolescence. Mockery of peers this, in turn, can subsequently affect one’s own judgment of beauty and the image of an ideal self. Body dissatisfaction in childhood and adolescence can create risks in the development of body image.


Turkish Psychologist: The rise of social media and ‘selfie’ culture means that the phenomenon is not limited to stars. In other words, there is an increasing demand for filters in applications such as Instagram, Snapchat, Faceapp in plastic surgery we can think that it can trigger it. A lot of research over the past few years has linked taking ‘selfies’ and social media to body dysmorphia and negative self-esteem and self-image. In the process of the pandemic, many people are unable to turn to the outside for he began to turn to his own body, his own mind and ‘correct’ the features that he was uncomfortable with. There is some research that devices such as smartphones can further change the body image due to the angles at which we hold them.


There are those who do not take into account the doctor’s recommendations. Have you had any patients who forced you even though you said, “That operation won’t happen to you”? What recommendations do you give to such patients?

Of course it happened, and it continues to happen. Everyone has a different facial and body structure. The difference is not only in its structure, but also in its proportions. It is in his hands that I can do work on the existing physical structure of the candidates for operations who come to us we repeatedly convey that the facial contours of the person in the photo he shows will not suit him, they have different proportions. Of course, I would not mention that the majority of my patients who know what they want here and do not have such persistence are need to.

The only reason they insist is to have a visual structure like the one they like. Usually, when I tell my patients about their face ratio or their body ratio, they say that it is reasonable and they have the wrong thoughts. One if he’s become obsessed with looking like a celebrity, no one can stop him. There’s no way it’s the same one-on-one anyway. That is why they lie down on the operating table not once, but many times, and each time they get an opinion in the seats of different doctors in Turkey.


Are people really resorting to aesthetics because they are uncomfortable with their images? Or can we say that there is a desire for ‘acceptance in society’ in the work?

Turkish Psychologist: Body image is influenced by people’s own beliefs, expectations and prejudices along with the social and cultural standards of the desired characteristics. People create an ideal body standard for themselves for it combines and internalizes information received from their families, peers and social media. This standard of measurement brings with it self-judgment about one’s own image. People are dissatisfied with their body they prefer to have plastic surgery in order to improve certain parts of it. The expectation of being approved by the society for the pursuit of perfection may be the factors leading to aesthetic ‘addiction’.

A study conducted after World War II showed that former soldiers whose faces changed shape during the war were more difficult to find a job than those whose faces were intact. That is why plastic surgery is often used to treat burns or it was preferred by people with injuries for the reconstruction or camouflage of scars, or by people suffering from congenital diseases. Since then, more and more people have changed standards of beauty since he prefers to undergo a rapid transformation in order to fulfill it, aesthetic surgery has become as widespread a phenomenon as it is popular.


Recently, we often come across news about people who have experienced deformation of their body after plastic surgery. After which surgeries does the risk of deforming increase more?

Turkish Professor Doctor: Deformation is the deterioration of the normal structure. For example, sagging breasts that are plump and erect for reasons such as childbirth or weight loss, the development of volume loss is a deformation. Deformation of the body after childbirth it occurs in pregnant women, mothers with sagging bellies, women who have breastfed and sagged breasts, people who have gained and lost excess weight. Deformation is more common, especially in those who have had stomach reduction surgery. Undesirable after the performed operation is it possible that there is deformation, yes there may be. They form a very small part in all aesthetic operations. But little by little it is very well known and heard. On the other hand, the beautiful result obtained after each operation also has a life There are. Because aging continues all the time. You can’t resist the time, but you will make a nice improvement that pleases you. For many years, the effect of this continues, and one day you will see the effects of time again.


Methods of treating a deformed abdomen. Almost every deformation is treated in certain proportions. Deformations are rare. We need to analyze well why there is deformation. The cause of deformation is more related to the fact that the operation was performed incorrectly, than to it is caused by causes. It is only some of these reasons that people have a disease, smoke, make movements that should not be done after the operation, lift heavily, immediately return to daily activities. Other an important reason is that the work is done by well-known experts in Antalya and Istanbul Turkey. A plastic and aesthetic surgery specialist is a person who will perform aesthetic operations. I must also note that none of the undesirable consequences deters a person from aesthetics.


Are those who make aesthetics extremely unhappy with their images or do they always decide on this process with suspicion and confusion?

Turkish Psychologist: Having plastic surgery can increase people’s self-confidence, also reduce body dissatisfaction, solve internal conflicts, and relieve psychological problems in a way. Self-esteem and self-esteem obtained from plastic surgery body image is able to solve to some extent the sad side effects of childhood trauma that occur later in life. The perceived sense of beauty achieved in aesthetics contributes to a certain level of self-confidence in the short term, and aesthetic it promotes appearance-enhancing behaviors while increasing the distress of others who discover their surgical experience.”

Some people also have plastic surgery, but because they are not satisfied or because they want more, they become addicted and want to have surgery again and again to get rid of boredom. People at this point must necessarily have a psychological we recommend that they get counseling.


What are your suggestions for those who want to have an aesthetic? What should they take into account before and after getting an aesthetic and how should they act?

Turkish Professor Doctor: I recommend people who want to have an aesthetic; they should not take into account the words that will come out of their doctor’s mouth, they should submit themselves to experts in their field, they insist on their doctor for a situation that will not happen they should not behave. The plastic surgeon always listens to the recommendations of his patients, meets with his patient at some point. This is exactly where a connection is established between the Turkish doctor and the international patient, and this connection continues before and after the operation without ever decoupling price.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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