Istanbul Face, Nose and Breast Fellowship Program offers a high volume of experience in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, basically face, breast and nose. The fellowship emphasizes cutting-edge techniques and offers opportunities to participate in other areas of clinical interest, research, and teaching.


  • Fellowship programme up to 3 months

 Educational Objectives:

Fellows will be exposed to the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery from clinical evaluation and patient consultation to surgery and post-operative care.  

What our programme offers to the fellows is as follows:


A better understanding of anatomical approach to aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and nose. 

Gaining experience in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures like botulinum toxin injections and fillers

Increased competency in diagnosing and treating a patient’s aesthetic concerns.

A better understanding of regenerative medicine and its role in aesthetic surgery.

A better understanding of the principles of aesthetic surgery procedures and how to manage them, including rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation and breast surgeries.

Increased competency in diagnosing and treating a patient’s aesthetic concerns.

A better understanding of regenerative medicine and its role in aesthetic surgery.

A better understanding of the principles of aesthetic surgery procedures and how to manage them, including rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, body contouring, and an array of non-surgical treatments.


Learning how to approach a patient who desires an aesthetic procedure and how to set the goals

Learning the value of working in a cohesive, multidisciplinary team setting and to appreciate the contributions of each team member, including other physicians, nurses, and paramedical personnel.


Gaining better knowledge about:

  • the existing and new treatment modalities in the aesthetic surgery field, including surgical and minimally invasive techniques.
  • the equipment and devices used in aesthetic procedures and how to use them in a safe and predictable fashion.


You can apply if you are an ISAPS Member and a resident in the last year of your nationally recognized plastic surgical subspecialist training program or if you’ve recently finished it (max 3 years ago at the time of start of the fellowship). 

You are eligible for the 2024 fellowships if you fulfill the following requirements:

1.    You are a resident in a nationally recognized plastic surgical subspecialist training program and your last year of residency starts/started between the 1st January and the 31st of December 2023.

2.    You are a junior plastic surgical subspecialist and you’ve recently finished your nationally recognised training program, but not earlier than on the 1st of January 2021.

Application Process:

Application process is managed by ISAPS:


It was an honor for me to be selected to the 3 months clinical-research fellowship program in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with special focus on Regenerative Surgery, my PhD field of competency.
The fellowship was offered by IAPS (Istanbul Academy of Plastic Surgery) and its coordinator Tunc Tiryaki.

During this experience I had chance to actively participate to all the traditional procedures with Tunc Tiryaki and also with many other great plastic surgeons such as Osman Oymak and Akin Yucel; their experiences and their advices showed me a very elegant and artistic aspect in Plastic Surgery and definitely improved my surgical practices in different ways.

I also had the chance to learn several new mini-invasive and regenerative approaches which lately become articles; I assisted to the creation of the Lipocube, the stem cell isolation device which I learn to use for different indications and that 3 years later lead me to the “ICOPLAST/ISPRES Young Plastic Surgeon award” in ASPS The Meeting San Diego.

Since then Tunc Tiryaki and me constantly keep in touch, a collaboration on different projects become a friendship in time, as he is not only a very precise surgeon with innate ability to simplify every surgical act and make it as atraumatic as possible, but also a good person that truly care about his patients and represents a mentor and guide for me in this difficult field.

During my stay in Istanbul, I also fell in love with the energy of this magnetic city and its lifestyle, the deep culture with beautiful people so similar to my country also made me feel at home.

I had other fellowships before but I have to say that this was not only the most productive for me, but also the experience that I hold in my heart.

I sincerely thank him for this.
Annarita Agovino, MD, PhD

Being a fellow at Istanbul Academy of Plastic Surgery in 2012 was one of the best decisions I have made for my education life. It was an excellent post-specialty training program. The wonderful hospitality and friendliness of the entire team made it very easy for me to adapt.  I was actively participating in many surgeries and medical procedures and seeing new techniques which were improving my surgical side. Besides, seminar and article hours, case discussion hours, book translations as well as original article and book writing processes made an extraordinary contribution to my academic development. Although it has been 8 years since I left the academy, I still use many techniques and methods at my daily medical and surgical practice that I learned in the fellowship program. I would like to thank the entire academy team, especially Dr. Tunc Tiryaki and Dr. Osman Oymak for providing me this nice opportunity.

Dr. Özgür Sunay

ISAPS-IAPS fellowship program:

I came to Istanbul after spending a few months in Stockholm as a fellow in Aesthetic Surgery. The IAPS-ISAPS fellowship program provided realistic and rich opportunities to expand my experience. With a focus on rhinoplasty, facial and breast surgery, Istanbul was a very important station in my career. It met my needs for discernment and perfectionism.

In addition to learning new surgical techniques, there were flat hierarchies, tolerance, friendship and culture. Istanbul is a melting point between West and East. Istanbul never sleeps.

I’m glad I had the opportunity to live this fantastic experience. I would like to thank all team members of IAPS-ISAPS in Istanbul for paving the way to this success.

Dr. Walid Eljabu, MB, ChB, MD, MRCSEd

Hamburg, Germany