Month: October 2019

How to wash your head after Hair Transplant?

The first wash should be done in the hospital/clinic. The purpose of washing is to reduce the risk of infection and relieve the head. The washing should be regularly done for the next 10 days.

The instruction for 10 days after the operation as follows:

First Wash:
On the next days after the operation, washing process will be held by the nurses.

Second Wash:
The moisturizer/lotion that is recommended by your doctor for you should be applied to the area. After applying it with sensitive care, you should wait for 15 minutes without touching. Clean it with warm water, very slowly. Pour the shampoo to your hand and put the foam you prepared on your head gently. Do not use your nails. Do not rub and scrub. Wash the donor area and apply massage with shampoo. Then clean the shampoo with warm water.

3rd to 8th Wash:
Once every day, repeat the second day wash.

9th to 10th Wash:
Apply the moisturizer before washing for 1 hour. After, wash it with shampoo and apply small touches and massage the planted area. Then clean it with water.

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Best IVF Treatment Doctors In Istanbul, Turkey

IVF is a complex series of procedures for the people who cannot have babies naturally. The IVF treatment is the most succesfull form of assisted reproductive technology. IVF treatment can be done by using your own eggs and partner’s sperm. Or IVF may involve other people’s (anonymous) eggs, sperm or embryos.

Your doctor will help you understand about IVF, what you should/shouldn’t do, the potential risks and whether this method is right for you. Therefore it is crucial to have the right doctor.

MedAssist has special agreements with the best hospitals, the best surgeons and internationally recognized facilities in Istanbul. Our medical consultants offer not only their professional opinion but also are present during your treatment period, from diagnosis to after-care. You may and will have questions during the hard path that you and your loved ones will hopefully overcome and MedAssist will be with you 24/7.

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What can you not do after Eye Surgery?

Eye surgeries are usually painless, quick and does not require full sedation like other surgical operations. The patient usually walks out of the hospital within the same day of the operation and can resume most daily routines.

On the other hand, there are some key points to keep in mind. Most eye surgeries need eye drops that makes vision blurry for a couple of hours. You cannot see clearly and should not be driving. A accompany or a chaperone should be driving or taking you out of the hospital after the procedure. As the patient, you will not be able to see your phone clearly until the effect of the drops wear off and your eyes are rested. Direct exposure to light is not advised so the hospital will provide you with glasses to protect your eyes from bright light. You will be advised to use sunglasses for the following days/weeks to prevent any disturbances.

The blurry vision is common, especially after common procedures like laser surgery or cataract. It takes a couple of days for the eyes to adjust and heal and it is important to use eye drops regularly during that period. Patients should not touch or scratch their eyes, be careful while using shampoo and avoid dust-like particles entering the eye.

After eye surgeries, surgeons expect to see the patients for a follow-up appointment the next day. Your eye surgeon will tell you what is normal and not for your specific eye operation but typically, the vision is cleared within a few hours and the discomfort in the eyes wear off in a couple of days. It is important to keep the eyes clean, not touch the eyes (since they are like open wounds) and rest the eyes – avoid using screen time.

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How long is recovery after from Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasties are usually common and easily completed procedures. Every nose is unique so there is not a single time of recovery like a hair transplant or an eye surgery. Were you able to breathe normally? Did you have trouble sleeping? Did you have septum deviation or was the amount of cartilage in your nose enough for the procedure? There are many different questions that result in different recovery periods after rhinoplasty but of course, we can make generalizations.

Usually, the patient stays at the hospital for 1 night after a regular rhinoplasty surgery. At some complicated septoplasties where the nose is blocked by bone and cartilage, the patient is expected to stay at the hospital for 2 days for changing the wound’s dressing and regular doctor visits. After 1 or 2 nights, the patient is discharged, ready to get on with a normal life. The wound inside the nose is expected to heal after a week but once the tampons are removed, the quality of life increases instantly.

After 2 weeks, most of the swelling and bruising resolves but doctors say it takes around 3 to 6 months for the nose to settle into its new shape. After a year, patients’ new nose is fully healed. The most painful process is the first couple of days like most plastic surgeries, the result can be seen instantly and there are usually no limitations about daily routines.

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What is the best age to get Laser Eye Surgery?

The eye is a changing and evolving organ. If a person is far-sighted or near-sighted; their prescription changes over the years. Especially during puberty, the eye glasses used changes more often. There is not a “defined best age” to get laser eye surgery.

Lasik is not approved for people under 18 years in many countries unless there is an emergency. It is most commonly performed between ages 20 and 40 but advised by ophthalmologists after mid-twenties; once the eye prescription is stable for a few years.

There are few determining factors to have laser eye surgery. The cornea of the person should be suitable. The eyes should be in a good condition, not too dry from using too much contact lenses. The eye prescription should not be too low or too high. Your surgeon would inform you about the suitability of your eye but it is a very common procedure with very high success rates.

Key is to wait until your eye stabilizes at a certain degree, preferably 2 years. The second half of twenties are commonly preferred before the eyes start to change around 40. People with older age prefer mono-or-tri focal lenses where a lens is inserted into the eye and frees the patient from all eye-glasses.

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What can you not do after Rhinoplasty treatment?

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that the patient undergoes in an operating room, fully sedated. So there are some crucial points one needs to watch out after the operation and in following days. The patients stays usually 1 night at the hospital and since there may be feeling of nausea after the sedation, rhinoplasty patients need to take it slow for a few days after the treatment. Using cold press as much as possible and keeping your head high would help with swelling.

The first week is the hardest period because there may be some bruising and/or swelling after the operation, especially around the eyes. It is advised to plan a light social week after the surgery. The splint is removed within the first week of the surgery so if the patient has no bruising or swelling, there are no visible signs of the surgery but if there are, they are healed after 2 weeks. It is advised still to keep daily activities slow and wait until the end of first month to do cardiovascular activities.

Doctors advise to start wearing glasses after 6-8 weeks, depending on the difficulty level of the rhinoplasty and the nose and cartilage within the bone. The first few weeks after the operation the bones are still settling so it is important not to use heavy eye glasses or blow your nose too hard. The swollen nasal tissues may create an urge to blow your nose but resist that urge as much as possible. A new nose will bring a new appearance, possibly self-confidence and a fresh breath. If the nose is well taken care of after the rhinoplasty treatment, the patient will definitely be more than happy with the result.

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What is the best Obesity Surgery to lose weight?

Obesity is a global health problem and more people are affected by obesity every day. There are multiple number of solutions to obesity but one’s best solution may not be suitable for another. The metabolic components such as diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, productive problems for young females or knee problems for elders may be defining factors for surgeries.

The first parameter to see if a patient is suitable for obesity surgery is their BMI (body mass index). If your BMI is under 25, you are in “normal weight” limits are not suitable for any kind of obesity surgery. If your BMI is between 26-30, you are “overweight” but advised to lose weight by dietary restrictions and increasing exercise and body movement. BMI 31-35 with metabolic problems mentioned above needs to be considered carefully by a bariatric surgeon IF the patient is found suitable for a surgery. Stomach botox or stomach balloon are most common type of surgeries for this category.

Type 2 Obesity is a category with BMI 36-40 where there is almost no contradiction about the need of a surgery. Again stomach botox or stomach balloon may be suitable depending on many different factors such as gender, age, metabolism, etc… Botox or balloon are usually effective for 6 months and may need a second injection or a removal, so these are temporary solutions with an expiry date.

Patients with BMI 41-50 definitely need operation but stomach botox and/or balloon will not be enough to lose weight. Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric by-pass or transit bi-partition operations are some of the surgical solutions for these patients. These are serious surgical procedures which will require a life style change afterwards. Some of these procedures mean the changing of digestive system and how each organ works.

There is NOT a simple best obesity surgery to lose weight. Each person is different and should definitely consult with a professional before making a decision.

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How long is recovery after from Eye Surgery?

There are different types of eye surgery. The procedures differ as well as the recovery times. There are very simple procedures such as laser eye surgery or cataract where the patient is “outpatient” which means they walk in and out of the hospital within the same day. Laser or cataract procedures take about 15 minutes and they are treated in half a day. When that is the case, there are a couple of eye drops to use for the following days and weeks but the recovery is much shorter than other eye surgeries.

Glaucoma, commonly known as eye pressure is also very common and easily treated but has a longer recovery period. After a certain age, one starts to use reading glasses and usually has trouble seeing far distances. When astigmatism comes on top of myopia and hyper myopia, the use of eye-glasses really affects the life quality. Tri-focal lens insertions frees patients from all glasses and has a very short recovery period. The regular uses of eye drops are crucial for the healing process but thinking about getting rid of all glasses, what are a few drops every now and then?

There are so many types of other eye surgeries from vitrectomy to bionic eye, from the fixing of eye muscles to correct cross-eyes to heal lazy eyes; it is hard and not advisable to generalize recovery periods. The technology has improved so much in the last years and effected eye treatments so immensely that it takes usually couple of hours in the hospital to complete most eye treatments and cure vision-related problems. The most important aspect is being punctual at eye drops and watch out for dust-like small particles.

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Medical Travel Agency in Istanbul

Turkey has become a medical tourism hub with its excellence in health services. There are internationally recognized and JCI accredited hospitals, excellent clinics and health-care facilities in Istanbul. Preparing a treatment plan for an international patient is very important and detailed. From getting a right diagnosis to finding a right medical facility, from arranging the medical staff to organizing the whole trip to Istanbul; there are different steps.

Medical Travel Agencies in Istanbul does all the planning but of course, some are better than others. As the best medical travel agency with the widest network and the highest service level, MedAssist provides you with a treatment plan, take you from the airport the moment you set foot on Istanbul and take care of the rest. MedAssist works with all the best clinics and hospitals and our medical consultant team operates 7/24. Also, since MedAssist is a certified tourism agency from the government, we offer the best hotel deals and arrange your transportation as part of our health and medical tourism services.

Our call center has professional medical consultants and as you decide to work with us, a specific consultant is assigned to you who will eventually become your best friend in Istanbul. They will become your personal assistant answering any question you may have. Our aim at MedAssist is to become a trusted friend and a qualified organizer because what you need from a medical travel agency is that. They need to be professional and trusted.

By having the widest network of hospitals in Istanbul, MedAssist provides the right treatment plan at the best time with the most affordable prices. And as MedAssist is a certified tourism agency from the government, we offer the best hotel deals and arrange your transportation as part of our health and medical tourism services.

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Medical Tourism Consultant in Istanbul

When you decide to travel abroad or to another country for getting a treatment, you become a medical tourist. There are many reasons to become a medical tourist but the most common ones are:

• If your country of residence does not have the specific treatment you need
• If the treatment you need or want is too expensive or not affordable at your country of residence
• If desired service level at medical treatment facilities are better at alternatives

For Turkey, all boxes check and that is why Turkey is one of the leading countries for medical tourists to seek treatment. Turkey, especially Istanbul has internationally recognized and awarded hospitals with very successful doctors. The technology is very high, robotic treatments are offered, medical staff is very professional and Turkey is very affordable.

From dental implants to IVF, oncologic treatments to cosmetic surgery there are different areas of medicine Istanbul hospitals and clinics are excellent at. When there are so many options and one center is best at one area and the other is better at another medical area, medical tourism consultants become very important.

At MedAssist, we listen to you, understand your needs and direct you to the best hospital or clinic or doctor of your needs. In Istanbul there are very special doctors who are very high skilled and internationally recognized. They specialize in different solutions and you can call them “best” at different areas. MedAssist’s advantage is to know all the clinics and hospitals because our medical consultant team knows how doctors operate, where they are best and how they will help you.

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