Ooh, it’s that time of the year again!
Time to party, time to reflect, time to set new resolutions...but, most importantly, it's time to celebrate. All over the world, New Year's Eve is an exciting event that is celebrated in different styles.
You may have celebrated the New Year’s Eve in different countries and places, but if you’re unfamiliar with Turkey’s New Year celebrations, then you shouldn’t miss it this year? Any good celebration calls for a seven-course dinner, fireworks, music concerts, and Turkey offers the best of that in one night.
You can also use this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. By this we mean you can also aim to have some cosmetic treatment after the celebrations.
We’ve compiled some great suggestions of fun and exciting places to spend your New Year’s Eve in Turkey and we have included a list of cosmetic procedures you should consider having as you celebrate the dawn of a new year.
New Year Celebrations in Istanbul
One of the famous ancient French writer, Alphonse De Lamartine, once said: “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.” This speaks volumes about the beauty of Istanbul. Before you even get to any celebrations of bidding adieu to the old year, the beauty of Istanbul will get you geared up. As you touch down the city, you will be greeted by Christmas decorations in every street and the enthusiasm of locals as they wait to celebrate the coming year. At this time of the year, Istanbul is typically packed to the brim by tourists from all over the world: so you have to book as soon as possible and avoid being at risk of spending your evening in a tourist trap. Some of the things you can do in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve are:
- Watching fireworks along the Bosphorus shores.
- Bosphorus cruise
- Celebrate at one of the city's nights clubs.
- View the magical city lights up as you're chilling on a restaurant rooftop.
New Year Celebrations in Antalya
When speaking about great places to spend your New Year in Turkey, Antalya might not be the first place that comes to mind – but that is what makes it so different. If you want to escape the noise and bustle of big cities, Antalya is your go-to place. This city will offer you amazing activities such as mountain hiking and the beautiful views of the sea. As quiet as Antalya is, this city becomes lively during the New Year celebrations.
New Year Celebrations in İzmir
Although we don't know what really excites you and depress you, if you are a human just like any of us, the New Year celebrations in Izmir will leave you with a smile on your face. If you want to give it a try, we really have one piece of advice for you: don't forget your dancing shoes and your camera. If you are not a party person, do not worry –you can still have some fun gazing at fireworks from a rooftop of one of the city's amazing restaurants. There are some interesting weekend getaways lined up for celebrating the New Year in Izmir, you really don't want to miss any of those. See you there!
Treatment and Prices of Cosmetic Procedures
Being the capital of health tourism, Turkey welcomes thousands of health tourists who need both medical and cosmetic treatments. Smart tourists who are on vacation dedicate a few hours of their short-lived holiday to get some work done and enhance their appearances. Come to think of it, isn’t it a good idea to always kill two birds with one stone? Imagine the amount of money you could save from that.
Below is a list of the most common treatment procedures and their prices in Turkey:
A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to combat hair loss that is caused by genetic features, aging or injury. The procedure involves moving hair follicles from an area of sufficient hair growth to a bald area. This whole process takes between four to eight hours to complete but it depends on the technique used. The average cost of this procedure in Turkey is €1.800 –thus nearly 9 times less than the US and UK prices.
The most common dental procedures in Turkey are bonding, implants and bridges, teeth whitening, root canals, and tooth extractions. Thousands of people prefer having dental procedures in Turkey people of the technology used and of course the lower prices. For instance, dental implants cost around €325 in Turkey, but in the US they range from $1.000 to $3.000.
This is a medical procedure that is meant to enhance the shape and size of the female’s breasts so that they look attractive and youthful. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation is tailored according to the desires of the patient and according to one’s body frame. The average price for breast procedures in Turkey is € 2,500.
Liposuction is a medical procedure that involves removing unwanted fat from body parts such as the stomach, thighs, love handles, buttocks and arms. It is a complex surgery that only has to be performed by experienced doctors so as to avoid any life-threatening complications. Depending on which part of the body you want to have Liposuction, the average cost of this procedure is €1.500.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in November 2019