Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Veli KARAALTIN has obtained his medical degree from Istanbul University and completed his aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery specialization in Hacettepe University. Dr. Karaaltin is a member of Turkish Board for Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, European Board of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (E.B.O.P.R.A.S), ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and also he is a member of Global Stem Cells Group(GSCG) Advisory Board.
Dr. Karaaltin is married and father of two children. He can speak Turkish, English and Arabic.
His Contribution to Reconstructive Surgery
Well known for his achievements in microvascular free flaps, nerve transfers, brachial paralysis and
tissue transfer. Dr. Karaaltin has invented and popularized a revolutionary muscle transfer technique in treating facial paralysis. He was one of the members of “The Hacettepe Team” whom performed the world’s third full face transplantation as well as the worlds first quadralup transplantion attempt.
In last 5 years, Dr. Karaaltin was throuhgly involved in celullar therapy and regenerative medicine. Have successfully treated hundreds of patients for diabetic wounds, burn cases , cell sprey and breast reconstruction. He develop the concept of Four-Corner for “facial anti aging” in which Cellular therapy acts as a magnificent tool. Presently, he is actively enrolled in new horizons in microvascular lymph node transfer for treating lymphatic obstruction and involved in multi-level vascularized lymph node transfer.
Dr. Karaaltin’s Special Techniques in Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Karaaltin developed an innovative “3D Rhinoplasty” technique in order to apply 3D scanning and printing technology to get precise results in nose surgery and takes the technology to level beyond simulation and modelling.
Lately Dr. Karaaltin focused on a new BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) technique to get excellent results with almost complete safety. By assistance of a wireless ultrasound device, Dr. Karaaltin performs ‘’Safe’’ BBL Surgery Guided with Ultrasound Monitoring to keep deep buttock vessels avoided from any injuries and decreasing risks of major complications of BBL surgery.
Dr. Karaaltin also advanced new techniques for body ‘’debulking’’ and ‘’scultping’’ with assistance of state-of-art liposuction technology VASER.