Experts Medical – Interview with Doctor Engin Okal, Turkish Plastic Surgeon
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Interview with Doctor Engin Okal, Turkish Plastic Surgeon

Interview with Doctor Engin Okal, Turkish Plastic Surgeon
Пластическая  хирургия
Пластическая хирургия


Dr. Engin Okal is a famous plastic surgeon in Istanbul. He specializes in blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, facelift, mammoplasty, and liposuction.

Maria Chabdaeva is the director of the international company Experts Medical. She came to Istanbul at the request of the patients to interview the doctor.


About the Doctor

Engin Okal is a member of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He has many international awards and certificates. In 2014, at the Congress of the Ministry of Health in the city of Duzce, the doctor received the main award “Doctor of the Year”. The experience of the surgeon is 15 years.


About rhinoplasty

  • Hello, Dr. Engin. Our patients are wondering when the final result after rhinoplasty can be expected?

Good afternoon, Maria. The final result largely depends on the type of rhinoplasty performed. After open rhinoplasty, the final result can be expected after 12 months. If the patient underwent a closed version of the procedure, then it all depends on the structure of the skin. If the skin is thin, then the result will be visible within 3 months, if it is dense, a little longer.

  • Do you recommend closed rhinoplasty for patients who have breathing problems or need septoplasty?

There is no particular difference in the indications for closed and open rhinoplasty. However, I take into account the following factor: if the patient has already had a closed rhinoplasty, then during the second operation, I recommend that he perform the operation with an open method.

Rhinoplasty in Turkey


  • Tell us please how the initial consultation with the patient goes. Do you take into account the wishes of the patient to the shape of the nose?

For me, as a plastic surgeon, it is important to take into account the wishes of the patient. But to achieve a beautiful result, it is necessary to study the anatomical structure of the patient's nose, the face as a whole and be sure to take them into account. Most patients do not always know exactly what shape they want. Someone wants a straight nose, someone wants a curved one, someone likes a natural shape. It is important for us that the nose is in harmony with the structure of the face. Therefore, we discuss all options with patients in detail and jointly make a decision.

Also, we are approached by people who have problems with nasal breathing turn to us. We also discuss different options for the procedure with them and offer the best solution.


  • Do you use computer simulations?

Yes, sure. Thanks to preliminary 3D modeling, the patient has the opportunity to see and evaluate the final result of the operation even before it starts.


About Facelifting

  • Dr. Engin, many patients of Experts Medical are interested in the facelift procedure. Tell us about this procedure. How do you carry out this procedure and what results can be expected after a facelift?

During the facelift procedure, we perform a deep alignment. This means that we do not only tighten the skin. If you just stretch the skin, after 2-4 years it will sag again and scars will remain. To avoid this, we carry out a deep facelift.


  • What is a deep facelift?

Under our skin, there is a strong muscle tissue. During the operation, we lift, tighten and securely attach the skin to the bone. In this case, it will not go down further. Deep lifting gives a well-defined facial contour, especially in the chin and neck area. The area under the eyes, in the area of the lacrimal areas, is also well tightened. Our patients are very satisfied with the result.


  • How long does a clear contour last after a deep lifting?

According to our observations, the result of such a procedure is easily preserved up to 20 years.


About mammoplasty

  • Let's talk a little about mammoplasty. What techniques do you use?

When it comes to breast augmentation, I do it at the same time as lifting. Naturally, we first discuss with the patient her preferences regarding the shape and size of the breasts. We listen to the wishes of the patient but we always take into account the anatomical features of the figure.


  • How to arrive for an operation with Engin Okal?

To perform an operation with Enzhin Okal, you need to call or leave a request on the Experts Medical website. The doctors-coordinators of the company will advise the patient on all issues and prepare the necessary medical documents.

With the support of Experts Medical, patients have the opportunity to undergo plastic surgery by Engin Okal and get beautiful result.






Professor Ercan Karacaoglu is a sought after plastic surgeon in Turkey. He is an expert in the field of blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, facelift, mammoplasty, liposuction.

The director of the international company Experts Medical, Maria Chabdaeva, talked to the doctor.


About the doctor

Professor Ercan Karacaoglu has been working in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery for 29 years. It is included in the rating of leading plastic surgeons for mammoplasty. He is a graduate of the GATA School of Medicine, trained in the USA. He taught at Brown University (USA).

The success rate of operations by Dr. Karacaoglu exceeds 97%. The doctor has a lot of positive feedback from patients.


About liposuction

  • Hello, Ercan. Our patients are interested in the modern methods of liposuction that you use. Tell us more about them.

Good afternoon Maria, it's very nice to see you again. We use many technologies for liposuction. First of all, this is a vibratory liposuction machine, a laser, and the Vaser ultrasound system. After liposuction, there is always a risk of a decrease in skin tone. To avoid this, we carry out a complex procedure, combining different techniques. Thanks to this, we manage to prevent the risk of sagging skin. For example, when I extract fat from the abdomen, I always use a laser to increase skin tone.


  • Is it a painful operation?

Liposuction is an operation, in which tissue injury occurs. Now there are modern techniques that minimize trauma and pain. These include vacuum, ultrasonic and laser liposuction. I want to warn your patients that we use only high-quality anesthesia, this guarantees that they will not experience any discomfort.


  • Doctor, I think you have reassured our patients. How long is the recovery period after liposuction?

Usually our patients return home 5 days after the operation. If we have done liposuction of the arms or abdomen, they can start working in a week. These procedures do not require large incisions, so they are less restrictive than, for example, abdominoplasty. After a major tummy tuck, I recommend returning to work after 10 days. If the area of liposuction is small, you can start working after 3 days.


About weight loss

  • How many kilograms can be lost in one procedure?

There are medical restrictions on the amount of fat that can be extracted. We cannot neglect them so as not to harm the patient. For example, if a patient weighs 70 kilograms, then 5 kilograms can be taken without any problems. If you take more than 10% of your body weight, it can be dangerous. Therefore, we prefer not to do so. However, there is no need for a big fat loss, because even losing 5 liters of fat will already lead to a huge transformation. It will look like a loss of 15-20 kilograms. We take fat in the most visible places - from the arms, the abdomen, the inner thighs. If everything is done correctly, we will get a very good result.



About the result after the operation

  • What result can we expect after liposuction? How much will the appearance of a person change?

First of all, you need to understand that liposuction is not a method of weight loss. Liposuction is an effective body contouring technique. We have local fat deposits in the body. In the process of liposuction, we remove them and get a beautiful body shape. Without any doubt, the patient will see a very large reincarnation in the mirror and this will please him. Photos before and after the procedure confirm this.

When a patient loses, for example, 12 kilograms, this will be 5 kilograms of pure fat. That is, weight loss with liposuction is equal to twice the amount that a person loses as a result of diet. Thus, if your patients have local fat deposits, then the best way to give a beautiful body shape is liposuction. This is body sculpting that brings amazing results.


  • Is it possible that the fat will come back?

Yes, sure. After the operation, this possibility does not disappear anywhere. Liposuction is the perfect place to start. But if patients continue to overeat after we have removed the excess fat, then naturally the weight may come back. Therefore, they need to control their food intake and be physically active.

We always give advice to our patients on how to eat after liposuction. First of all, you need to monitor your diet, especially after dinner. If everything is done correctly and not relaxed, patients after liposuction will always remain in good shape.


  • Let me ask you the most important question. How is it possible to come to you for surgery?

The most convenient and reliable way is to contact you. We have been working together for a long time and I think that this is an ideal option. It is desirable that patients give you their photographs, which you will send to me. Together we will make a detailed preoperative assessment.

We will also make video consultations with patients with your help. Most importantly, after the operation, they can always contact you to resolve any issues. For a long time of working together, we have not had any problems.

Your specialists take full responsibility for organizing the stay of patients in Turkey for the entire period of the operation, including transfer, hotel booking, travel. We are grateful to you for this help. Therefore, I think that patients just need to call and everything will be organized.

Dr. Ercan, thank you for such a high assessment of our work. We are always happy to help our patients.


How to come to Ercan Karacaoglu for liposuction?

To organize a plastic surgery with Ercan Karacaoglu, you need to leave a request on the Experts Medical website. Physicians-coordinators will receive liposuction professor recommendations for you based on your photos. If necessary, they organize a video consultation with Professor Ercan.

Experts Medical does everything necessary to ensure that the operation by Professor Ercan Karacaoglu is carried out taking into account the smallest details for your comfort and excellent results.