Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin – Plastic Surgeon In Istanbul

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin is a European board-certified plastic surgeon in Turkey noted for his groundbreaking innovations. In his 28-year-long career, he has made the aesthetic field an area where boundless possibilities exist. His advanced 3D rhinoplasty technique, a novel approach for facial paralysis, and Advanced Safe BBL have revolutionized plastic surgery. Dr. Karaaltin’s achievements have been raising the bar of excellence for surgeons in Turkey and beyond since the early 2000s. 

Dr. Karaaltin ranked 12 out of thousands of doctors when he graduated from the Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty in Istanbul. Even during his graduation and while he was working, Dr. Karaaltin kept on researching the human body. With his continuous studies, he was able to write an experimental paper that translated his clinical practice to high-quality patient care in the most innovative way. This paper received a global award and was called ‘best’ in its field. 

Dr. Karaaltin did the world’s third full face transplantation and the first Quadralup transplantation. Further, he made breast augmentation safer by coming up with his minimally invasive robot-assisted breast surgery. It showed his endeavor to leverage the rapidly expanding surgical technology to eliminate risks and make the procedure more precise. 

In July 2022, he supervised the operation at Istanbul’s Acibadem Hospital to separate conjoined twins. Using virtual simulations and 3D modeling of the twins’ skeletal structures, Dr. Karaaltin and his team were able to separate the twins successfully. 

Over the years, he has given hundreds of talks at international microsurgery events and is welcomed as a keynote speaker at major international meetings. Presently (in 2024), he is associated with the Care in Turkey medical health tourism organization in Istanbul, helping both local and international patients transform their beauty and confidence.




  • Medical Specialization in Board Oral, Facial and Maxillofacial Surgery – 2013
  • Specialization Board Hand Surgery – 2012
  • Residency from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery – 2004
  • Graduation from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine – 1997

Experience To Date (2024)

  • Care in Turkey Organization – Presently working in 2024
  • Bezmialem Foundation University – 2010 – 2013
  • Acıbadem Health Group – 2011
  • Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital – 2008
  • Private Huzur Hospital – 2007 – 2008
  • Private Çapa Hospital – 2004 – 2007


  • Turkish Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association 
  • Turkish Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Association
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery Association
  • European Board of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)


Notable Achievements 

  • Ranked 12 out of 25,000 doctors in the National Turkish Examination
  • Honored with Associate Professorship for Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery by the Global Stem Cell Group
  • Best Experimental Paper  award in 2016
  • Pixellence Istanbul, WHICH uses an algorithmic systematic approach for correcting hair loss
  • Founded the DaVinci Robotic Technology for breast augmentation surgery 
  • Created the Four-Corner concept for facial anti-aging that leverages cellular therapy 
  • Created the Advanced Safe BBL technique 
  • Created the muscle transfer technique for facial paralysis 

Mentions In The Press 

  • Al Arabiya – June 28, 2022

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin’s Diamond Concept For Patient Safety 

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin follows a unique approach to patient safety, which is called the Diamond concept. This concept has the following elements: 

  1. Using the most appropriate surgical procedure for the patient 
  2. Ensuring that the patient is the right candidate for the surgery they wish to undergo
  3. Ensuring that the surgeon selected is best suited for the specific procedure 
  4. Safe surgical setting consisting of highly experienced professionals

These factors combine to make the entire cosmetic or reconstructive procedure successful for the patient. 

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin Reviews 

Dr. Özge Ergün has received a lot of good feedback. Patients are delighted with how well the entire procedure proceeds from beginning to end. Patients have benefited from his hair transplant, 360 liposuction, minimally invasive breast surgeries, and 3D rhinoplasty.

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin Bad Reviews 

In 2023, there were no bad reviews of Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin. He has received only positive feedback from his clients. 

Has Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin Done Any Botched Surgery?

Absolutely no. Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin uses detailed consultation to find out if the expectations of his patients align with the procedure they desire. We have received no report of any botched procedure by him. 

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin Prices of Cosmetic Procedures – 2024

The average prices of the different aesthetic procedures by Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin are given below.

Procedure List by Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin Cost (in 2024) in US Dollars
Tummy Tuck $5200 – $11000
360 Liposuction From $4799
Vaginoplasty $3899
Labiaplasty $3570
3D Rhinoplasty From $7800
Neck Lift $3799
FUE hair transplant From $4090
FUT hair transplant From $4699
Brow Lift $3788
Face Lift Up to $10,000
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) $2579
Ear Aesthetics From $1880
Chin Implant $2899
Breast Reduction From $3070
Breast Lift $3399
Breast Augmentation $5499
Advanced safe BBL Up to $9,978
Gynecomastia $5111


Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin Breakthrough Cosmetic Procedures 

Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin has innovated the domain of plastic surgery with his innovative techniques. He is most known for the following procedures at his Istanbul clinic and beyond. 

3D Precision Rhinoplasty 

3D precision rhinoplasty is a customized nose job. Through it, Dr. Karaaltin creates the most suitable implant for the patient’s nose using a 3D printer. This creates the patient’s skeleton, skin tissue, and muscle with data he gets from 3D-ct images. It is an extremely safe procedure with minimal effects post-surgery like bending, lifting, and silicone seepage. Before this procedure, Dr. Karaaltin does an in-depth consultation. This guarantees the accuracy of the results. 

Extended High SMAS Face Lift

The extended High SMAS Facelift technique is ideal for supreme facial rejuvenation. In this technique, Dr. Karaaltin dissects two layers of the skin and the structure under the skin which is called the smashed layer in two directions and the inherent parts of the facial skeleton. He sets the structures that have been sagged by gravity into the correct position. It’s a very powerful technique that Dr. Karaaltin uses to correct aging and the descent of the mid-cheek. 

Advanced Safe BBL

It is a trademark procedure by Dr. Karaaltın that has been registered globally. In it, he uses a Doppler ultrasonography device. He then determines areas around the butt where injecting fat is dangerous. He also uses a fat transfer cannula that can be viewed under ultrasound guidance. So he can limit the fat transfer to the superficial fat layer when the fat transfer is done under ultrasound guidance. Advanced safe BBL has many built-in safety protocols. This BBL guarantees remarkable results. 

Facial rejuvenation With Stem Cells 

During facial rejuvenation with stem cells, Dr. Karaaltin does liposuction on belly fat to gently remove stem cells. These cells are also harvested from the patient’s blood and bone marrow. He isolates them and then injects them into the face. Stem cells boost the skin quality, tighten it, and eliminate wrinkles. 

Da Vinci Robotic System For Breast Surgery 

The da Vinci robot-assisted system is used by Dr. Karaaltin to generate enhanced 3D visualization. He does this procedure with surgical dexterity and a wider wrist range of motion. This surgery is not only great for breast augmentation but also for breast reconstruction post-cancer. Dr. Karaaltin is one of the few doctors in Turkey skilled in using the da Vinci system.

Contact Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltin

The contact details of Dr. Özge Ergün are given below:

Vişnezade, Balıklı Apt, Bayıldım Cd. No:14/16 Kat: 1 Daire:3, 34353 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

Distance from the Istanbul airport: 42.3 km

The time it would take to reach here: 38 minutes 

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