The International Aestheticstanbul Symposium, under the leadership of Country Director Op. Dr. Bülent Cihantimur, emphasized the potential of the health tourism sector.
Last year, the sector generated a revenue of $2.2 billion, and with strategic steps, it is predicted to reach $3 billion this year. “At Estetik International, we view health tourism with a national policy perspective. This symposium signifies a significant step towards the development of our health tourism,” stated Cihantimur.
This year marks the fifth iteration of the International Aestheticstanbul Symposium. Hosted by Estetik International, the event welcomes renowned aesthetic plastic surgeons from around the world. Over three days, the symposium will cover all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery, with 18 international and 6 local speakers. Attendees will benefit from 15 live surgeries and 30 scientific sessions aimed at enhancing their expertise.
Those who registered online can access live surgeries, interactive video presentations, and panel discussions in real-time. The symposium will conclude with a gala on the second evening and wrap up by midday on the third day.
Initiated in 2018 with over 100 plastic surgeons presenting the latest and most successful surgical techniques in Istanbul, the International Aestheticstanbul Symposium aims to contribute to the future of plastic surgery by sharing high-quality content, innovative live surgeries, and scientific presentations.
During the event’s opening, Cihantimur expressed his excitement about organizing the symposium for the fifth time, bringing together professionals from all over the world. He emphasized that the symposium would not only benefit doctors but also contribute significantly to health tourism and inspire young doctor candidates.
Cihantimur highlighted that when it comes to health tourism, Turkey attracts significant interest from countries worldwide. This interest stems from the meticulous care patients receive, starting from their homes until their return after treatment.
He further added, “We believe that this symposium signifies a significant step towards the development of our health tourism. By hosting decision-makers from around the world in coordination with ministries and institutions, we can showcase Turkey’s distinction in this field and make a substantial contribution to the country’s economy.”
Cihantimur predicts that global health tourism will grow tenfold in the next decade. “Turkey currently boasts excellent infrastructure and skilled doctors. To secure our place in this growing market and increase national revenue, we must provide exceptional service to incoming patients,” he remarked.
Honorary President of the 5th International Aestheticstanbul Symposium, Prof. Dr. Foad Nahai, expressed his pleasure at spending an informative three days in Istanbul, where East meets West. He acknowledged Turkey’s rise to ‘world-standard surgery’ and praised the high level of plastic surgery in the country.
Assistant Director of the International 5th Aestheticstanbul Symposium, Dr. Constantin Stan, highlighted the symposium as a fantastic opportunity to meet surgeons from around the world and learn from the best educators. He emphasized Turkey’s prowess in aesthetic surgery and the presence of some of the world’s best plastic surgeons. (AA)