We interviewed renowned medical counsellor Ensar Duman and found out what he thinks about beauty and the complex meaning behind plastic surgery.
Please tell us what is your profession?
E.D.: Before I will talk to you about my profession, I would like to confess that it was the one that chose me, not the other way around. I have been working in the field of plastic surgery since 2012 and, looking back, I realise that I don’t even know when all these years have passed. I am a medical counsellor on issues related to plastic and reparatory surgery, and also for cases pertaining to general medicine. I am the link between citizens of Romania and hospitals from Turkey, the person who, in most cases, people come to only after having exhausted all medical solutions in the country and are looking for a saving remedy in a foreign country. At times my profession is harsh, especially when cases which must be treated in oncology hospitals in Turkey arise. It does, however, have its beautiful side which gives me satisfaction and fulfils me spiritually and professionally. Results are my business card and the trust people invest in me is the engine that has kept me going every time. My inability to turn a blind eye to the suffering of my peers is the reason I chose to work in this field, coupled with my desire of helping and the fact that I could count on the medical services in Turkey and our expert doctors.
“I want to make people happy! For me, there is no greater satisfaction!”
How do you define beauty and which are your objectives?
E.D.: As far as I am concerned, beauty is an abstract concept. Most times what is appealing to me may not be to your liking. Of course, there are certain beauty criteria, but, in the end, one person’s particularities will give that person that uniqueness which will make you consider him or her truly beautiful. However, I can say that I reached a point where I can notice what should undergo plastic surgery and know how much a person’s looks may change after undergoing plastic surgery.
My objectives are the same as when I first started on this path. I want to make people happy! To first know that they are healthy, and secondly to know them completely content with how they look. There is no greater satisfaction, or maybe I haven’t found another one yet, than knowing you have contributed and played an important role in a story which ultimately had a happy ending. During those moments when you are next to your patient in the hospital, or when you travel with him from Romania to Turkey and you look for doctors who could give him a chance at healing, a solid bond forms between us, resembling kinship, or a familial relationship. And that is wonderful!
Other than improving their physical appearance, what other benefits do you see for your patients who have underwent plastic or reconstructive surgery?
E.D.: There are countless benefits! First would be the general state of well-being and the mental balance of the person undergoing plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is considered to be a manner of correcting some unaesthetic aspects of the body, some disharmony occurring or existing in the face, some from birth, others as a result of accidents, or, naturally, signs of aging. To better understand, imagine that you are face to face with a young woman whose physical traits are near perfection. An extremely beautiful person who, unfortunately, has a bump on her nasal pyramid, and the shape of her nose ruins the entire geometry of her face. Once these issues have been dealt with surgically, these cases, alongside those involving gastric bypass, provide the most spectacular results. Over time I noticed that patients belonging to these two categories gain a noticeable sense of self-worth, they gain confidence in their own power, they have a much better energy and they ultimately come to grow professionally.
“Of course, there are certain beauty criteria, but, in the end, one person’s particularities will give that person that uniqueness which will make you consider him or her truly beautiful. ”
What types of non-invasive procedures do you offer to your patients?
E.D.: I am glad you have asked this question. You see, patients have become more and more invested in health and have started to understand the purpose of non-invasive treatments. Our range of services in this field is wide. Here we are talking about revolutionary remedies for your hair, such as vaccination against hair loss, and up to cosmetic remedies, such as face lifts, anti-aging procedures, chemical peeling, facial mesolifting, unwanted hair removal treatment, or fractional laser therapies, or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for your skin. These non-invasive procedures, done regularly, have excellent results and can postpone the need for plastic surgery for up to 5-10 years, if done in a timely manner and using the latest technology.