Personal Experience

Dr. Erman Ak, a Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist, completed his primary and secondary education in Mersin and high school in Mersin Science High School. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2014 with a degree as a Medical Doctor. During his education, he attended many congresses and in 2018, he worked with Dr. Ahmet Hoke for 2 months at Johns Hopkins University in America, one of the world’s leading universities. In 2014, he started his specialty training at Istanbul University Capa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. During his assistantship, he participated in many cases such as congenital hand anomalies and nerve transfers in the department where hand surgery was carried out intensively and signed many successful microsurgery cases. He also performed many successful cleft lip and palate, congenital anomalies and maxillofacial surgery operations in the hospital, which is one of the few maxillofacial surgery centers in Istanbul. These difficult and tiring surgeries were beneficial for Dr. Erman Ak to create his own concept in facial surgery. In 2018, Prof Dr Fu Chan Wei completed his advanced microsurgery training at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. In 2019, he made an oral presentation at the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery congress in Bologna, where he explained his experiences with ‘ALT flaps’. He completed his residency by presenting the thesis ‘Investigating the morbidity of the donor area after Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Flaps’ and became a Plastic Surgery Specialist. After his specialization, he accompanied the establishment of the Plastic surgery department of Başakşehir Çam and Sakura Hospital and was the head of the department for a long time. He successfully performed the first foot to jaw bone transplant surgery of the department. In 2022, he made advanced studies on facial and breast aesthetics for 3 months as an ISAPS fellow with Prof Dr Giovanni Botti and Chiara Bottiile at Villa Bella Clinic in Italy. On the other hand, continuing his international scientific career, Dr. After his achievements in this field, Ak was awarded the European Union aesthetic plastic surgery qualification by the European Board of Plastic Surgery (EBOPRAS) in 2021. He sees his patients in his own clinic in Nişantaşı. In addition to his fields of expertise, Erman Ak is actively involved in many professional/social activities.