Istanbul, Turkiye

Istanbul, where western and eastern societies meet, is a puzzling city with 14 million inhabitants. The former capital of the Ottoman empire played an important role in European history, which is still visible in many parts of the city. Istanbul is a very vibrant city, which will never seize to amaze you.


In Istanbul, doctors are known worldwide for their facial surgery skills, and breast and rhinoplasty surgeries. The fellows chosen for this program will be working with Prof. Dr. Nazim Cerkes (current President of ISAPS), Prof. Dr. Akin Yucel and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tunc Tiryaki.


Apply for the 2024 ISAPS Fellowship Program


Useful Information


If you are selected for this program, your fellowship hosts will provide you with support and information on accommodation in the city.


Fly into Istanbul, after which a taxi is the best way to get into town. The clinics and hospitals are 30 km from the airport.

Visas and Work Permits

Please visit the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website to ensure you are eligible to travel to Turkiye to undertake this fellowship program.

Fellowship Hosts

Dr. Nazim Cerkes

Dr. Nazim Cerkes

Dr. Nazim Cerkes

  • Cosmed Plastic Surgery Center
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Dikilitaş, Yeşilçimen Sokağı No:23, 34349, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkiye


Muradiye Mahallesi Nüzhetiye Cad, Deryadil Sokağı No:1, 34357 Beşiktaş, Turkiye


  • Rhinoplasty
  • Revisional rhinoplasty
  • Aesthetic periorbital surgery
  • Revisional aesthetic facial plastic surgery

  • Open and closed rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Aesthetic lower/upper eyelid blepharoplasty Foreheadlift
  • Facelift
  • Facial lipofilling

Prof. Akin Yucel

Prof. Akin Yucel

Prof. Akin Yucel

  • Dr. Akin Yucel Clinic

Harbiye, Maçka Cad. No:15 Beyaz Apt. D:2 , 34367 Maçka, 34367 Şişli, Turkiye

Gayrettepe Mah, Cemil Aslan Güder Sk. No: 8, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkiye


Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Mastopexy
  • Breast Reduction
  • Mastopexy with Augmentation
  • Implant-based Breast Reconstruction Oncoplastic surgery
  • Fat Injection to Breast
  • Mommy Makeover surgery

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tunc Tiryaki

Dr. Tunc Tiryaki

Dr. Tunc Tiryaki

  • Tiryaki Clinic

Vişnezade Mahallesi Bayıldım Caddesi Acısu Sokak Salihbey Apt. No:16 D1, Maçka Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkiye

Gayrettepe Mah, Cemil Aslan Güder Sk. No: 8, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkiye

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fat Grafting
  • Stem Cell Treatment
  • Suspension Techniques

  • Mini face & Neck Lift
  • Microlift
  • Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
  • Facial Fat Grafting


I was able to observe and assist Dr Cerkes in surgeries. His work predominantly includes a broad spectrum of rhinoplasty surgeries ranging from simple to complex including deviated septum, tip correction, dorsal hump, hanging columella, septal perforation, cleft lip nasal deformity, other congenital deformities, alar reduction, use of costo-chondral grafts, etc.

He is a very good teacher and explained each step in detail during the surgery along with the use of various instruments designed by him. I could also learn other surgeries like facelift, fat grafting on face, chin implant, etc.

Kumail Sayyed

Istanbul Fellowship 2019