Posted on 14 February 2011
A ’surgical’ help for Antalya tourism sector
British TV producer Dawn Elisabeth Simpson, who lives in Yorkshire, chose Antalya for aesthetic surgery upon receiving advice from a friend. Praising Turkish doctors, Simpson said she was very satisfied with the result of the surgery.
Antalya, Turkey’s No. 1 tourist destination, also attracts health tourism. Some Europeans go to Antalya both for holiday and for plastic surgery. Simpson, who has two children, said she enjoyed her new look.
Her doctor, Seçkin Oksar, said they performed three different operations. “Simpson got in touch with us seven months ago. We examined her and did three different operations on the areas of her belly, breast and back. The operations were successful. Simpson is happy with the results.”
Oksar said some countries such as Tunisia and Morocco were also promoting medical tourism. “Women mostly from England, Belgium and northern European countries are coming to Antalya for plastic surgery. I can say that we, as Antalya, are one of a few good places in Europe in terms of plastic surgery.”
Hurriyet 23 April 2009